It is currently 21 Oct 2017, 00:20

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# A fire in an enclosed space burns with the aid of reflected

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Manager
Joined: 14 Nov 2007
Posts: 63

Kudos [?]: 12 [0], given: 0

A fire in an enclosed space burns with the aid of reflected [#permalink]

### Show Tags

11 Dec 2007, 09:58
2
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00

Difficulty:

15% (low)

Question Stats:

83% (00:15) correct 17% (00:20) wrong based on 203 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

A fire in an enclosed space burns with the aid of reflected radiation that preheats the fuel, making ignition much easier and flames spreading more quickly.

(C) flames are caused to spread
(E) causing spreading of the flames

I got the answer correct but could not justify why. Please provide explanation.
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

Kudos [?]: 12 [0], given: 0

Manager
Joined: 11 Apr 2007
Posts: 143

Kudos [?]: 44 [0], given: 0

Re: A fire in an enclosed space burns with the aid of reflected [#permalink]

### Show Tags

11 Dec 2007, 10:12
sztiwari wrote:
6.A fire in an enclosed space burns with the aid of reflected radiation that preheats the fuel, making ignition much easier and flames spreading more quickly.
(C) flames are caused to spread
(E) causing spreading of the flames

I got the answer correct but could not justify why. Please provide explanation.

I think is A. This answer choice supports the parallalism.

Kudos [?]: 44 [0], given: 0

Manager
Joined: 01 Nov 2007
Posts: 82

Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 0

Re: A fire in an enclosed space burns with the aid of reflected [#permalink]

### Show Tags

11 Dec 2007, 11:11
D for me

if you drop "making much easier and" the sentence still has to make sense and the adverd should be after the verb to make it || to the rest of the modifier

I think...

Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 0

SVP
Joined: 21 Jul 2006
Posts: 1512

Kudos [?]: 1008 [0], given: 1

Re: A fire in an enclosed space burns with the aid of reflected [#permalink]

### Show Tags

12 Dec 2007, 12:16
D for me too.

Paralleliesm is required between "making" and "spreading"

Kudos [?]: 1008 [0], given: 1

Manager
Joined: 14 Nov 2007
Posts: 63

Kudos [?]: 12 [0], given: 0

Re: A fire in an enclosed space burns with the aid of reflected [#permalink]

### Show Tags

12 Dec 2007, 17:40
tarek99 wrote:
D for me too.

Paralleliesm is required between "making" and "spreading"

Then how do you say D? In that case it should be A , right?

Kudos [?]: 12 [0], given: 0

Senior Manager
Joined: 06 Aug 2007
Posts: 360

Kudos [?]: 35 [0], given: 0

Re: A fire in an enclosed space burns with the aid of reflected [#permalink]

### Show Tags

14 Dec 2007, 15:37
sztiwari wrote:
6.A fire in an enclosed space burns with the aid of reflected radiation that preheats the fuel, making ignition much easier and flames spreading more quickly.
(C) flames are caused to spread
(E) causing spreading of the flames

I got the answer correct but could not justify why. Please provide explanation.

Go with D:

The reflected radiation is doing two things:
1. Making ignition much easier
2. Causing Flames to spread more quickly

Kudos [?]: 35 [0], given: 0

Manager
Joined: 01 Sep 2007
Posts: 98

Kudos [?]: 32 [0], given: 0

Location: Astana
Re: A fire in an enclosed space burns with the aid of reflected [#permalink]

### Show Tags

07 Jan 2008, 03:00
D for me.
A, B, C have troubles with ||ism
E can't explain why it's wrong. it's not akward, but incorrect

Kudos [?]: 32 [0], given: 0

CEO
Joined: 29 Mar 2007
Posts: 2554

Kudos [?]: 516 [0], given: 0

Re: A fire in an enclosed space burns with the aid of reflected [#permalink]

### Show Tags

07 Jan 2008, 16:50
sztiwari wrote:
6.A fire in an enclosed space burns with the aid of reflected radiation that preheats the fuel, making ignition much easier and flames spreading more quickly.
(C) flames are caused to spread
(E) causing spreading of the flames

I got the answer correct but could not justify why. Please provide explanation.

Def. D. ABC \\ism issue. E is wordy and not ||.

Kudos [?]: 516 [0], given: 0

Intern
Joined: 09 Jan 2008
Posts: 3

Kudos [?]: [0], given: 3

Re: A fire in an enclosed space burns with the aid of reflected [#permalink]

### Show Tags

15 Apr 2008, 12:38
does anybody can explain why E is not correct?

Kudos [?]: [0], given: 3

CEO
Joined: 17 May 2007
Posts: 2947

Kudos [?]: 667 [0], given: 210

Re: A fire in an enclosed space burns with the aid of reflected [#permalink]

### Show Tags

15 Apr 2008, 17:27
D for me
Parallel structure ... causing is || to making

Simplify to sentence :
A fire <does something>, making ignition much easier and causing flames to spread.

E is not correct because E is passive voice. In GMAT if an active sentence is always more correct than a passive one.

sztiwari wrote:
6.A fire in an enclosed space burns with the aid of reflected radiation that preheats the fuel, making ignition much easier and flames spreading more quickly.
(C) flames are caused to spread
(E) causing spreading of the flames

Kudos [?]: 667 [0], given: 210

SVP
Joined: 21 Jul 2006
Posts: 1512

Kudos [?]: 1008 [0], given: 1

Re: A fire in an enclosed space burns with the aid of reflected [#permalink]

### Show Tags

16 Apr 2008, 13:11
sztiwari wrote:
tarek99 wrote:
D for me too.

Paralleliesm is required between "making" and "spreading"

Then how do you say D? In that case it should be A , right?

no because "making.....and flames" aren't parallel.

Kudos [?]: 1008 [0], given: 1

SVP
Joined: 21 Jul 2006
Posts: 1512

Kudos [?]: 1008 [0], given: 1

Re: A fire in an enclosed space burns with the aid of reflected [#permalink]

### Show Tags

16 Apr 2008, 13:14
ksh013 wrote:
does anybody can explain why E is not correct?

i think it's because you can't have a present participle and a gerund standing right next to each other cause that would make the sentence sound clumsy. that's just my opinion, but not really sure about this. Would anyone confirm whether i'm right?

Kudos [?]: 1008 [0], given: 1

Manager
Joined: 11 Apr 2008
Posts: 153

Kudos [?]: 68 [0], given: 0

Schools: Kellogg(A), Wharton(W), Columbia(D)
Re: A fire in an enclosed space burns with the aid of reflected [#permalink]

### Show Tags

19 May 2008, 02:21
tarek99 wrote:
ksh013 wrote:
does anybody can explain why E is not correct?

i think it's because you can't have a present participle and a gerund standing right next to each other cause that would make the sentence sound clumsy. that's just my opinion, but not really sure about this. Would anyone confirm whether i'm right?

I think you shoud simply avoid present progressive (continuous) tense if simple present will do. GMAT prefers simplicity (pun not intended ). Thus E is wrong.

Kudos [?]: 68 [0], given: 0

Manager
Joined: 27 May 2008
Posts: 140

Kudos [?]: 12 [0], given: 0

Re: A fire in an enclosed space burns with the aid of reflected [#permalink]

### Show Tags

27 May 2008, 09:24
D seems fine to me because it obeys parallelism

Kudos [?]: 12 [0], given: 0

Senior Manager
Joined: 29 Aug 2005
Posts: 272

Kudos [?]: 69 [0], given: 0

Re: A fire in an enclosed space burns with the aid of reflected [#permalink]

### Show Tags

27 May 2008, 09:36
d is the correct choice

what is the OA to the question
_________________

The world is continuous, but the mind is discrete

Kudos [?]: 69 [0], given: 0

Director
Joined: 18 Feb 2008
Posts: 786

Kudos [?]: 130 [0], given: 25

Re: A fire in an enclosed space burns with the aid of reflected [#permalink]

### Show Tags

27 May 2008, 12:14
D
but wouldn't E be more parallel? hehe, so confusing

Kudos [?]: 130 [0], given: 25

Senior Manager
Joined: 07 Jan 2008
Posts: 286

Kudos [?]: 48 [0], given: 0

Re: A fire in an enclosed space burns with the aid of reflected [#permalink]

### Show Tags

27 May 2008, 13:04
making X and (making) flames spreading quickly - if you think this will work then A should be the answer for you.

making X and causing flames to spread much easier. - if you think D

I agree with the D crowd.

Kudos [?]: 48 [0], given: 0

Intern
Joined: 29 Feb 2012
Posts: 3

Kudos [?]: [0], given: 0

Re: A fire in an enclosed space burns with the aid of reflected [#permalink]

### Show Tags

23 Mar 2012, 05:38
sztiwari wrote:
6.A fire in an enclosed space burns with the aid of reflected radiation that preheats the fuel, making ignition much easier and flames spreading more quickly.
(C) flames are caused to spread
(E) causing spreading of the flames

I got the answer correct but could not justify why. Please provide explanation.

I agree D is parallel but so is E, I know there is something no so right about E but can anyone point out what exactly is it?

Kudos [?]: [0], given: 0

Senior Manager
Joined: 13 Mar 2012
Posts: 351

Kudos [?]: 196 [0], given: 31

Concentration: Operations, Strategy
Re: A fire in an enclosed space burns with the aid of reflected [#permalink]

### Show Tags

23 Mar 2012, 06:13
D goes the best because of correct parallelism
_________________

Practice Practice and practice...!!

If there's a loophole in my analysis--> suggest measures to make it airtight.

Kudos [?]: 196 [0], given: 31

Manager
Joined: 01 Nov 2010
Posts: 173

Kudos [?]: 50 [0], given: 20

Location: Zürich, Switzerland
Re: A fire in an enclosed space burns with the aid of reflected [#permalink]

### Show Tags

23 Mar 2012, 08:41
sztiwari wrote:
6.A fire in an enclosed space burns with the aid of reflected radiation that preheats the fuel, making ignition much easier and flames spreading more quickly.
(C) flames are caused to spread
(E) causing spreading of the flames

I got the answer correct but could not justify why. Please provide explanation.

D is the correct answer because of the below reasons-

1. In parallel with making ignition much easier"
2. (causing flames to spread) Grammatically more correct than the option A.

The other choices are out due to one or more errors.

Kudos [?]: 50 [0], given: 20

Re: A fire in an enclosed space burns with the aid of reflected   [#permalink] 23 Mar 2012, 08:41

Go to page    1   2    Next  [ 23 posts ]

Display posts from previous: Sort by