GMAT Question of the Day: Daily via email | Daily via Instagram New to GMAT Club? Watch this Video

It is currently 29 Feb 2020, 00:14

Close

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
Your Progress

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

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel

A one-million-year-old skull bearing traits associated both

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:

Hide Tags

Find Similar Topics 
Retired Moderator
User avatar
V
Status: enjoying
Joined: 19 Feb 2007
Posts: 5311
Location: India
WE: Education (Education)
A one-million-year-old skull bearing traits associated both  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post Updated on: 15 Jun 2016, 05:29
2
10
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  5% (low)

Question Stats:

85% (00:58) correct 15% (01:09) wrong based on 599 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

A one-million-year-old skull bearing traits associated both with Homo erectus and, in addition, Homo sapiens has been found in the Afar region of Eritrea, and indicates that modern humans developed much earlier than previously thought.

(A) both with Homo erectus and, in addition, Homo sapiens has been found in the Afar region of Eritrea, and indicates
(B) both with Homo erectus and Homo sapiens have been found in the Afar region of Eritrea, which indicates
(C) with both Homo erectus and Homo sapiens has been found in the Afar region of Eritrea, indicating
(D) with both Homo erectus and Homo sapiens and found in the Afar region of Eritrea, indicating
(E) with both Homo erectus and Homo sapiens have been found in the Afar region of Eritrea, which indicates

_________________
GMAT SC is not about knowing either grammar or meaning. It is about applying your knowledge in the Hall. --- +91 9884544509 or <newnaren@gmail.com>

Originally posted by daagh on 13 Apr 2013, 23:48.
Last edited by Vyshak on 15 Jun 2016, 05:29, edited 1 time in total.
Added the question since the user has deleted the posted question
Most Helpful Community Reply
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 16 Dec 2011
Posts: 282
Re: A one-million-year-old skull bearing traits associated both  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 14 Apr 2013, 00:21
3
3
A one-million-year-old skull bearing traits associated both with Homo erectus and, in addition, Homo sapiens has been found in the Afar region of Eritrea, and indicates that modern humans developed much earlier than previously thought.

(A) both with Homo erectus and, in addition, Homo sapiens has been found in the Afar region of Eritrea, and indicates
(B) both with Homo erectus and Homo sapiens have been found in the Afar region of Eritrea, which indicates
(C) with both Homo erectus and Homo sapiens has been found in the Afar region of Eritrea, indicating
(D) with both Homo erectus and Homo sapiens and found in the Afar region of Eritrea, indicating
(E) with both Homo erectus and Homo sapiens have been found in the Afar region of Eritrea, which indicates


A)
- Idiom: "associated both with" is incorrect. Correct form should be "associated with …".
- Idiom: Correct use of “both” is “both A and B”. It is incorrect to say “both A and, in addition, B”
- Two verbs “has been found” and “indicates” are connected using comma + and -- this is incorrect.
- Sentence does not make sense. The sentence implies that not the fact of association but the skull itself indicates that modern humans developed much earlier than previously thought

B)
- Idiom: "associated both with" is incorrect. Correct form should be "associated with …".
- S-V disagreement: “a skull” is singular and “have been found” is plural.
- Modifier issue: “which” is modifying “Eritrea” whereas, according to the intended meaning, “which” should refer to the fact of association.

C) Correct. Here singular subject "a skull" is referred by singular verb "has been". Idioms "associated with" and “both A and B” are used correctly. There is no incorrect modifier.

D)
- There is no main verb and the whole sentence is a fragment.

E)
- S-V disagreement: “a skull” is singular and “have been found” is plural.
- Modifier issue: “which” is modifying “Eritrea” whereas, according to the intended meaning, “which” should refer to the fact of association.

Correct answer is C.
General Discussion
MBA Section Director
User avatar
V
Affiliations: GMAT Club
Joined: 21 Feb 2012
Posts: 7446
City: Pune
GMAT ToolKit User
Re: A one-million-year-old skull bearing traits associated both  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 14 Apr 2013, 00:18
2
2
Correct Answer should be C

A) redundant use of in addition. Incorrect usage associated both with x and y. Independent clause and indicates………… is creating confusion. It should logically modify the whole preceding clause, but in this case it tends to modify only skull

B) (Plural) have does not agree with singular subject skull. Incorrect usage associated both with x and y. No clear referent for which

C) Correct Choice. S-V agreement followed. Correct Usage associated with both x and y. Conversion of second independent clause in to a modifier indicating that ………… corrects the error made in choice A. It clearly modifies the whole preceding clause and expresses the consequences of discovery.

D) Sentence Fragment Error. No verb in the whole sentence

E) Incorrect for the same reasons sited in Choice B

Regards,

Narenn
_________________
2020 MBA Applicants: Introduce Yourself Here!

MBA Video Series - Video answers to specific components and questions about MBA applications.

2020 MBA Deadlines, Essay Questions and Analysis of all top MBA programs
Retired Moderator
User avatar
V
Status: enjoying
Joined: 19 Feb 2007
Posts: 5311
Location: India
WE: Education (Education)
Re: A one-million-year-old skull bearing traits associated both  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 14 Apr 2013, 00:43
1
(A) both with Homo erectus and, in addition, Homo sapiens has been found in the Afar region of Eritrea, and indicates ---- both and in addition is unparallel as per norms of correlative conjunction and hence, wrong;

(B) both with Homo erectus and Homo sapiens have been found in the Afar region of Eritrea, which indicates ---The plural ‘ have been found’ does not go in tandem with the singular ‘skull’ . parallelism of correlative conjunction ‘both--- and” has gone astray - wrong

(C) with both Homo erectus and Homo sapiens has been found in the Afar region of Eritrea, indicating --- The above errors have been amended and is the correct choice.

(D) with both Homo erectus and Homo sapiens and found in the Afar region of Eritrea, indicating --- This is an awful fragment

(E) with both Homo erectus and Homo sapiens have been found in the Afar region of Eritrea, which indicates --- 1. S V error ; 2. wrong modification of 'which'
_________________
GMAT SC is not about knowing either grammar or meaning. It is about applying your knowledge in the Hall. --- +91 9884544509 or <newnaren@gmail.com>
Manager
Manager
avatar
B
Joined: 11 Feb 2017
Posts: 179
Re: A one-million-year-old skull bearing traits associated both  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 25 May 2017, 01:50
daagh wrote:
A one-million-year-old skull bearing traits associated both with Homo erectus and, in addition, Homo sapiens has been found in the Afar region of Eritrea, and indicates that modern humans developed much earlier than previously thought.

(A) both with Homo erectus and, in addition, Homo sapiens has been found in the Afar region of Eritrea, and indicates
(B) both with Homo erectus and Homo sapiens have been found in the Afar region of Eritrea, which indicates
(C) with both Homo erectus and Homo sapiens has been found in the Afar region of Eritrea, indicating
(D) with both Homo erectus and Homo sapiens and found in the Afar region of Eritrea, indicating
(E) with both Homo erectus and Homo sapiens have been found in the Afar region of Eritrea, which indicates




Hello sir, I will appear in GMAT on september 1st 2017, I am not good with verbals. As you are experienced , so can u please help me by step by step ways by which i can at least score 38 in verbals...Currently my verbal score is 20. I mess up a lot in SC and RC.
Retired Moderator
User avatar
V
Status: Long way to go!
Joined: 10 Oct 2016
Posts: 1301
Location: Viet Nam
GMAT ToolKit User
Re: A one-million-year-old skull bearing traits associated both  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 25 May 2017, 02:01
rocko911 wrote:
daagh wrote:
A one-million-year-old skull bearing traits associated both with Homo erectus and, in addition, Homo sapiens has been found in the Afar region of Eritrea, and indicates that modern humans developed much earlier than previously thought.

(A) both with Homo erectus and, in addition, Homo sapiens has been found in the Afar region of Eritrea, and indicates
(B) both with Homo erectus and Homo sapiens have been found in the Afar region of Eritrea, which indicates
(C) with both Homo erectus and Homo sapiens has been found in the Afar region of Eritrea, indicating
(D) with both Homo erectus and Homo sapiens and found in the Afar region of Eritrea, indicating
(E) with both Homo erectus and Homo sapiens have been found in the Afar region of Eritrea, which indicates



Hello sir, I will appear in GMAT on september 1st 2017, I am not good with verbals. As you are experienced , so can u please help me by step by step ways by which i can at least score 38 in verbals...Currently my verbal score is 20. I mess up a lot in SC and RC.


Your question should be posted in here
https://gmatclub.com/forum/ask-gmat-exp ... 6/?fl=menu
_________________
Manager
Manager
avatar
S
Joined: 29 Oct 2015
Posts: 237
A one-million-year-old skull bearing traits associated both  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 10 May 2019, 03:25
daagh wrote:
A one-million-year-old skull bearing traits associated both with Homo erectus and, in addition, Homo sapiens has been found in the Afar region of Eritrea, and indicates that modern humans developed much earlier than previously thought.

(A) both with Homo erectus and, in addition, Homo sapiens has been found in the Afar region of Eritrea, and indicates
(B) both with Homo erectus and Homo sapiens have been found in the Afar region of Eritrea, which indicates
(C) with both Homo erectus and Homo sapiens has been found in the Afar region of Eritrea, indicating
(D) with both Homo erectus and Homo sapiens and found in the Afar region of Eritrea, indicating
(E) with both Homo erectus and Homo sapiens have been found in the Afar region of Eritrea, which indicates


Use idiom :- Both X and Y.
Option A and B can be eliminated. Both "with Homo erectus and in addition " violates the "Both X and Y" principle. Same error is in B.
Left with C , D , E.
E uses wrong "have been" for singular "skull". Also "which" indicates "Eritrea".
D does not have a working verb.

C is correct.
Please give me kudo s if you liked my explanation.
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 16 Aug 2019
Posts: 8
Re: A one-million-year-old skull bearing traits associated both  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 03 Nov 2019, 22:02
daagh wrote:
A one-million-year-old skull bearing traits associated both with Homo erectus and, in addition, Homo sapiens has been found in the Afar region of Eritrea, and indicates that modern humans developed much earlier than previously thought.

(A) both with Homo erectus and, in addition, Homo sapiens has been found in the Afar region of Eritrea, and indicates
(B) both with Homo erectus and Homo sapiens have been found in the Afar region of Eritrea, which indicates
(C) with both Homo erectus and Homo sapiens has been found in the Afar region of Eritrea, indicating
(D) with both Homo erectus and Homo sapiens and found in the Afar region of Eritrea, indicating
(E) with both Homo erectus and Homo sapiens have been found in the Afar region of Eritrea, which indicates

sir i have a doubt that how has been is correct as its was found in past but has been means that finding is still continue and will continue in future....Please help me as soon as possible
thanks in advance
Retired Moderator
User avatar
V
Status: enjoying
Joined: 19 Feb 2007
Posts: 5311
Location: India
WE: Education (Education)
Re: A one-million-year-old skull bearing traits associated both  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 04 Nov 2019, 01:08
Top Contributor
'Has been' is used for something started in the near past and still continuing now. Since this discovery is still being discussed, it has relevance to the present.
_________________
GMAT SC is not about knowing either grammar or meaning. It is about applying your knowledge in the Hall. --- +91 9884544509 or <newnaren@gmail.com>
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 16 Aug 2019
Posts: 8
Re: A one-million-year-old skull bearing traits associated both  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 04 Nov 2019, 02:31
daagh wrote:
'Has been' is used for something started in the near past and still continuing now. Since this discovery is still being discussed, it has relevance to the present.

but this sentence is simply saying has been found its not talking about our discussion. And i think something is found once only not for a time period secondly it is not something that its effect is still continued.....
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
G
Joined: 23 Nov 2016
Posts: 343
GMAT 1: 690 Q50 V33
GMAT ToolKit User Reviews Badge
Re: A one-million-year-old skull bearing traits associated both  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 01 Jan 2020, 04:46
A one-million-year-old skull bearing traits is this singular or plural? I can see only C stands out.
Retired Moderator
User avatar
V
Status: enjoying
Joined: 19 Feb 2007
Posts: 5311
Location: India
WE: Education (Education)
Re: A one-million-year-old skull bearing traits associated both  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 01 Jan 2020, 06:01
Top Contributor
Rishab

"Found" as a past particples does not refer to tense. The tense comes from the verb of the clause. Examples:
1. Plenty of oil has been found off-shore in India -- Now can we argue, all that oil has vanished now?
2. Since the past couple of years, several evidences found in Africa indicate that Africans are the first human being. Especially archeological findings are ever-evolving, dynamic facts. There is no finiteness in that science.
_________________
GMAT SC is not about knowing either grammar or meaning. It is about applying your knowledge in the Hall. --- +91 9884544509 or <newnaren@gmail.com>
Intern
Intern
User avatar
B
Joined: 25 Feb 2020
Posts: 23
Location: India
Schools: HEC '22, EDHEC, ESSEC
GPA: 4
Re: A one-million-year-old skull bearing traits associated both  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 25 Feb 2020, 19:44
A one-million-year-old skull bearing traits associated both with Homo erectus and, in addition, Homo sapiens has been found in the Afar region of Eritrea, and indicates that modern humans developed much earlier than previously thought.

Quote:
(A) both with Homo erectus and, in addition, Homo sapiens has been found in the Afar region of Eritrea, and indicates

the use of " in addition " is redundant. A is out.
Quote:
(B) both with Homo erectus and Homo sapiens have been found in the Afar region of Eritrea, which indicates

A one-million-year-old skull .... has been found . Subject verb agreement fails.
B is out.
Quote:
(C) with both Homo erectus and Homo sapiens has been found in the Afar region of Eritrea, indicating

Subject verb agreement is fine. indicating modifies traits . Clean sentence.
Quote:
(D) with both Homo erectus and Homo sapiens and found in the Afar region of Eritrea, indicating

and found is not OK.
Quote:
(E) with both Homo erectus and Homo sapiens have been found in the Afar region of Eritrea, which indicates

Subject verb agreement fails. have been is used instead of has been.
GMAT Club Bot
Re: A one-million-year-old skull bearing traits associated both   [#permalink] 25 Feb 2020, 19:44
Display posts from previous: Sort by

A one-million-year-old skull bearing traits associated both

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  





Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne