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We are working on a new set of Verbal Tests for GMAT Club. [#permalink] New post 15 Mar 2009, 22:29
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We are working on a new set of Verbal Tests for GMAT Club. Several members have responded to our "Help Wanted Ad" and submitted their questions. I am posting the first batch and would love to hear your feedback about the questions. I would also like to know your opinion about how close this question is to the Real GMAT (or Official Guide if you have not taken the GMAT yet) on a 1-5 scale where
1 is not close at all
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3 is average/undecided
4 is close
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I will post the OA and Explanation in 1-3 days, depending on how many takers we get. Your feedback will help significantly and very much appreciated!


Successful invocations usually come in waves during times of substantial tumult, such as after the passage of Prohibition when bars and taverns no longer had a reason for their leases, or during major wars when demand for many consumer goods and services drops far below normal.


A. such as after the passage of Prohibition when bars and taverns no longer had a reason for their leases, or during major wars when demand
B. like after the passage of Prohibition when bars and taverns no longer had a reason for their leases, or during major wars when demand
C. such as after the passage of Prohibition, when bars and taverns no longer had a reason for their leases or during major wars, when demand
D. like after the passage of Prohibition, when bars and taverns no longer had a reason for their leases, or during major wars, when demand
E. such as after the passage of Prohibition, when bars and taverns no longer had a reason for their leases, or during major wars, when demand


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Re: GMAT Club Experimental SC 1-6 [#permalink] New post 15 Mar 2009, 22:59
Typo?
Option C & E are the same?
or, AM i missing something
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Re: GMAT Club Experimental SC 1-6 [#permalink] New post 16 Mar 2009, 00:37
2 - A, C and E seems to differ only in punctuation. I haven't seen a question where one split is different only in punctuation.
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Re: GMAT Club Experimental SC 1-6 [#permalink] New post 16 Mar 2009, 15:44
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2 - A, C and E seems to differ only in punctuation. I haven't seen a question where one split is different only in punctuation.


Gotta agree that this a bit away from the normal SC questions.

Seems like the Q is testing when to use comma before when and when not to. This is some thing I dont know.

Will wait for the OE.
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Re: GMAT Club Experimental SC 1-6 [#permalink] New post 16 Mar 2009, 15:50
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Gotta agree that this a bit away from the normal SC questions.

Seems like the Q is testing when to use comma before when and when not to. This is some thing I dont know.

Will wait for the OE.

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Questions mostly seem to focus on traps and tricks. I would prioritize advanced content and then traps.
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Re: GMAT Club Experimental SC 1-6 [#permalink] New post 16 Mar 2009, 15:58
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Thank you. Keep it coming.
As you can imagine, one is not born a GMAT writer, but it is a process that takes both practice and feedback - Thank you very much for valuable feedback:!:
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Re: GMAT Club Experimental SC 1-6 [#permalink] New post 17 Mar 2009, 03:18
Good question. Tests everything from run-on sentence i.e. comma-splice to usage of idiom like VS such as. I think this can be a 700-800 question in actual GMAT. I vote 4 for it ...
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Re: GMAT Club Experimental SC 1-6 [#permalink] New post 17 Mar 2009, 08:38
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Here is the OA and Explanation: Now that the OA and explanation are posted, can you rate this question in terms of difficulty?
Let's keep the 1-5 scale with 1 being easy and 5 hard.

Answer: E

‘Such as’ is used to mention a specific list whereas ‘Like’ is used to mention a list of items that are similar to but not necessarily part of that list.
Here we refer to two specific instances when invocations come in: During Prohibition and during major wars. Each example is separated by a modifier and hence needs to a comma to offset the modifier.

A – A comma is needed to separate the modifier else it changes the meaning of the sentence by creating an adverbial clause
B – Use of ‘like’ is incorrect.
C – A comma is needed to offset the first modifier
D – Use of ‘like’ is incorrect.
E – This is the correct answer.
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Re: GMAT Club Experimental SC 1-6 [#permalink] New post 17 Mar 2009, 20:59
This is a good question. i will rate it 4
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Re: GMAT Club Experimental SC 1-6 [#permalink] New post 18 Mar 2009, 22:37
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Thank you - I will take any other comments on difficulty or overall. Paying with Kudos, have a load :wink:
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Re: GMAT Club Experimental SC 1-6 [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2009, 07:05
bb wrote:
We are working on a new set of Verbal Tests for GMAT Club. Several members have responded to our "Help Wanted Ad" and submitted their questions. I am posting the first batch and would love to hear your feedback about the questions. I would also like to know your opinion about how close this question is to the Real GMAT (or Official Guide if you have not taken the GMAT yet) on a 1-5 scale where
1 is not close at all
2 is not close
3 is average/undecided
4 is close
5 is exact match

I will post the OA and Explanation in 1-3 days, depending on how many takers we get. Your feedback will help significantly and very much appreciated!


Successful invocations usually come in waves during times of substantial tumult, such as after the passage of Prohibition when bars and taverns no longer had a reason for their leases, or during major wars when demand for many consumer goods and services drops far below normal.


A. such as after the passage of Prohibition when bars and taverns no longer had a reason for their leases, or during major wars when demand
B. like after the passage of Prohibition when bars and taverns no longer had a reason for their leases, or during major wars when demand
C. such as after the passage of Prohibition, when bars and taverns no longer had a reason for their leases or during major wars, when demand
D. like after the passage of Prohibition, when bars and taverns no longer had a reason for their leases, or during major wars, when demand
E. such as after the passage of Prohibition, when bars and taverns no longer had a reason for their leases, or during major wars, when demand


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This one is really difficult to find the correct answer as all answer choices very close to each other.
"Such as" is used to give examples and "like" is for comparision. Probably introductory clause is lookig for examples. So "such as" should be used.
Among A, C and E, E is more clear.

It would be more apealing if the answer choices are clearly distinctive.

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