Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases https://gmatclub.com/AppTrack

 It is currently 29 May 2017, 13:33

### 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 new study finds that the more hostility people show in

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Senior Manager
Joined: 28 Aug 2010
Posts: 255
Followers: 6

Kudos [?]: 656 [0], given: 11

A new study finds that the more hostility people show in [#permalink]

### Show Tags

19 Feb 2011, 07:35
3
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00

Difficulty:

5% (low)

Question Stats:

85% (01:27) correct 15% (00:36) wrong based on 252 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

A new study finds that the more hostility people show in their behavior and attitudes, then calcium deposits are more likely to be in the arteries of their hearts.
A. then calcium deposits are more likely to be
B. then the more likely calcium deposits are
C. the more there are likely to be calcium deposits
D. the more likely they are to have calcium deposits
E. the more likely there are to be calcium deposits

Please could some one explain the difference between d and e.
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

_________________

Gmat: everything-you-need-to-prepare-for-the-gmat-revised-77983.html
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Ajit

If you have any questions
New!
Retired Moderator
Status: worked for Kaplan's associates, but now on my own, free and flying
Joined: 19 Feb 2007
Posts: 3863
Location: India
WE: Education (Education)
Followers: 824

Kudos [?]: 6345 [2] , given: 324

Re: A new study finds that the more hostility people [#permalink]

### Show Tags

19 Feb 2011, 08:57
2
KUDOS
There are a couple of clues to the right answer choice; first, in 'the more x, the more y' templates, you don’t need a connector such as ‘then’. A B are gone. Second, you have to have a noun or a pronoun in the second part to // the people in the first part. D wins
_________________

“Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher” – a Japanese proverb.
9884544509

Senior Manager
Status: Can't give up
Joined: 20 Dec 2009
Posts: 315
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 31 [0], given: 35

Re: A new study finds that the more hostility people [#permalink]

### Show Tags

20 Feb 2011, 08:25
Daagh has given a very good explanation but for learners like me, when I see "to be" I am cautious using it because it is passive and GMAT does not prefer it.

There is a clear parallelism THE MORE X, THE MORE Y in D, also in E, there should be used when a place is in context. Here people are referred, hence we need "they".

D does it all.

Hope I was of some help
Retired Moderator
Status: worked for Kaplan's associates, but now on my own, free and flying
Joined: 19 Feb 2007
Posts: 3863
Location: India
WE: Education (Education)
Followers: 824

Kudos [?]: 6345 [0], given: 324

Re: A new study finds that the more hostility people [#permalink]

### Show Tags

20 Feb 2011, 10:51
The word ‘there’ in C and E is used as an expletive subject and does not refer to a place. Therefore it may not be right to score them out on that count. The alternate explanation that ‘there’ does not parallel people is more reasonable.
_________________

“Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher” – a Japanese proverb.
9884544509

Director
Status: Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion. It's a dare. Impossible is nothing.
Affiliations: University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Joined: 03 Feb 2011
Posts: 903
Followers: 14

Kudos [?]: 359 [0], given: 123

Re: A new study finds that the more hostility people [#permalink]

### Show Tags

20 Feb 2011, 10:59
Yeah well explained - "there", "when" spoilers. except d every choice is gone.
Senior Manager
Joined: 09 Feb 2011
Posts: 280
Concentration: General Management, Social Entrepreneurship
Schools: HBS '14 (A)
GMAT 1: 770 Q50 V47
Followers: 14

Kudos [?]: 195 [1] , given: 13

Re: A new study finds that the more hostility people [#permalink]

### Show Tags

21 Feb 2011, 01:59
1
KUDOS
subject verb combination should remain consist in the more x does Y, the more .... type of consturction.

the more people show.., the more they have.. is right construction.hence D
Manager
Joined: 14 Dec 2010
Posts: 208
Location: India
Concentration: Technology, Entrepreneurship
GMAT 1: 680 Q44 V39
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 38 [0], given: 5

Re: A new study finds that the more hostility people [#permalink]

### Show Tags

22 Feb 2011, 06:04
D it is. Very good explanation.
Retired Moderator
Status: 2000 posts! I don't know whether I should feel great or sad about it! LOL
Joined: 04 Oct 2009
Posts: 1669
Location: Peru
Schools: Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, MIT & HKS (Government)
WE 1: Economic research
WE 2: Banking
WE 3: Government: Foreign Trade and SMEs
Followers: 103

Kudos [?]: 995 [0], given: 109

Re: A new study finds that the more hostility people show in [#permalink]

### Show Tags

08 Jan 2012, 21:04
+1 D

"they" is important because eliminates the ambiguity about who have the calcium depositits.
_________________

"Life’s battle doesn’t always go to stronger or faster men; but sooner or later the man who wins is the one who thinks he can."

My Integrated Reasoning Logbook / Diary: http://gmatclub.com/forum/my-ir-logbook-diary-133264.html

GMAT Club Premium Membership - big benefits and savings

Manager
Joined: 22 Jan 2012
Posts: 90
Location: India
Concentration: General Management, Technology
GPA: 3.3
WE: Engineering (Consulting)
Followers: 6

Kudos [?]: 118 [0], given: 9

Re: A new study finds that the more hostility people show in [#permalink]

### Show Tags

23 Jan 2012, 02:43
in 'the more x, the more y' is the correct idiom

So between D n E

to be is a passive form - E eliminated

_________________

Press +1 Kudos rather than saying thanks

Ill be posting good questions as many as I can...

Towards Success

Senior Manager
Status: DONE!
Joined: 05 Sep 2016
Posts: 409
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 17 [0], given: 283

Re: A new study finds that the more hostility people show in [#permalink]

### Show Tags

16 Sep 2016, 13:55

A. then calcium deposits are more likely to be --> eliminated due to parallelism missing
B. then the more likely calcium deposits are --> eliminated due to parallelism missing
C. the more there are likely to be calcium deposits --> incorrect
D. the more likely they are to have calcium deposits --> correct; sounds better against C and E
E. the more likely there are to be calcium deposits --> incorrect
Re: A new study finds that the more hostility people show in   [#permalink] 16 Sep 2016, 13:55
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
1 A new study shows that managers operate 3 26 Apr 2017, 06:55
Two new studies indicate that many people become obese more 0 22 Dec 2015, 10:49
Two new studies indicate that many people become obese more 0 11 Jan 2017, 13:37
3 Studies show that young people with higher-than-average 8 11 Sep 2015, 07:00
63 Two new studies indicate that many people become obese more 36 11 Jan 2017, 13:37
Display posts from previous: Sort by