It is currently 20 Oct 2017, 22:15

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

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

A proposed law would require people to bring photo ID to

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

Hide Tags

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 10 Jan 2010
Posts: 120

Kudos [?]: 146 [0], given: 33

GPA: 4
WE: Programming (Computer Software)
A proposed law would require people to bring photo ID to [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 13 Nov 2011, 21:17
4
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  55% (hard)

Question Stats:

47% (00:38) correct 53% (00:45) wrong based on 608 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

A proposed law would require people to bring photo ID to polling places when they vote to curb potential fraud.

places when they vote to curb potential fraud
places when they vote, to curb potential fraud
places, when they vote to curb potential fraud
places, when they vote, to curb potential fraud
places, to curb potential fraud by voting


In option (d), what does the " to curb potential fraud" modify?. In general, how do one identify the "subject" when there are two modifiers separated by comma?.

Thanks in Advance.
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

_________________

-If you like my post, consider giving KUDOS

Kudos [?]: 146 [0], given: 33

Director
Director
avatar
Status: Prep started for the n-th time
Joined: 29 Aug 2010
Posts: 672

Kudos [?]: 196 [0], given: 37

Re: Modifiers [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 13 Nov 2011, 22:29
+1 for B.

A places when they vote to curb potential fraud -ambiguous meaning. Eliminate
B places when they vote, to curb potential fraud - Clear meaning. Hold
C places, when they vote to curb potential fraud - Incorrect Meaning. Eliminate
D places, when they vote, to curb potential fraud - Here "when they vote" is a dangling modifier as it cannot modify places (places do not vote). Eliminate
E places, to curb potential fraud by voting - Incorrect meaning.Eliminate

Kudos [?]: 196 [0], given: 37

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 13 Aug 2010
Posts: 281

Kudos [?]: 35 [0], given: 1

Re: Modifiers [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 14 Nov 2011, 00:50
when they vote, in d is a dangling modifier, we cant have that in GMAT. +1 for B

Kudos [?]: 35 [0], given: 1

BSchool Forum Moderator
User avatar
Status: Flying over the cloud!
Joined: 17 Aug 2011
Posts: 888

Kudos [?]: 718 [0], given: 44

Location: Viet Nam
Concentration: International Business, Marketing
GMAT Date: 06-06-2014
GPA: 3.07
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member Reviews Badge
Re: Modifiers [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 14 Nov 2011, 19:44
The big problem in this sentence is the meaning. Seemingly, only B is the correct intended meaning of the author.
_________________

Rules for posting in verbal gmat forum, read it before posting anything in verbal forum
Giving me + 1 kudos if my post is valuable with you :)

The more you like my post, the more you share to other's need

CR: Focus of the Week: Must be True Question

Kudos [?]: 718 [0], given: 44

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 10 Jan 2010
Posts: 120

Kudos [?]: 146 [0], given: 33

GPA: 4
WE: Programming (Computer Software)
Re: Modifiers [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 15 Nov 2011, 16:23
What does "to curb potential fraud" modify?.
_________________

-If you like my post, consider giving KUDOS

Kudos [?]: 146 [0], given: 33

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 12 May 2012
Posts: 80

Kudos [?]: 116 [0], given: 14

Location: India
Concentration: General Management, Operations
GMAT 1: 650 Q51 V25
GMAT 2: 730 Q50 V38
GPA: 4
WE: General Management (Transportation)
A proposed law would require people to bring photo ID to [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 06 Jun 2012, 12:34
6
This post was
BOOKMARKED
A proposed law would require people to bring photo ID to polling places when they vote to curb potential fraud.

A. places when they vote to curb potential fraud
B. places when they vote, to curb potential fraud
C. places, when they vote to curb potential fraud
D. places, when they vote, to curb potential fraud
E. places, to curb potential fraud by voting

[Reveal] Spoiler:
OA: B

Kudos [?]: 116 [0], given: 14

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 12 May 2012
Posts: 80

Kudos [?]: 116 [0], given: 14

Location: India
Concentration: General Management, Operations
GMAT 1: 650 Q51 V25
GMAT 2: 730 Q50 V38
GPA: 4
WE: General Management (Transportation)
Re: proposed law would require people to bring photo ID [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 06 Jun 2012, 12:36
manulath wrote:
A proposed law would require people to bring photo ID to polling places when they vote to curb potential fraud.

A. places when they vote to curb potential fraud
B. places when they vote, to curb potential fraud
C. places, when they vote to curb potential fraud
D. places, when they vote, to curb potential fraud
E. places, to curb potential fraud by voting

[Reveal] Spoiler:
OA: B


Between B and D, I took D :(

What exactly is wrong with D.

Kudos [?]: 116 [0], given: 14

1 KUDOS received
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 05 Jun 2010
Posts: 123

Kudos [?]: 13 [1], given: 12

Location: India
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Operations
GMAT 1: 680 Q50 V31
GMAT 2: 690 Q47 V38
GMAT 3: 710 Q49 V39
WE: Design (Manufacturing)
GMAT ToolKit User
Re: proposed law would require people to bring photo ID [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 06 Jun 2012, 22:17
1
This post received
KUDOS
In D , the clause " when they vote " seems to modify places rather than people .

In general - modifier should be asclose to what it is modifying.

A,C,E are out for meaning .

So hecnce B remains and is gramatically correct also!

Hope that helps:D

Posted from my mobile device
_________________

Work with hope in Heart and dreams in the eyes .... And leave the mind for GMAT problems ;)

Kudos [?]: 13 [1], given: 12

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 12 May 2012
Posts: 80

Kudos [?]: 116 [0], given: 14

Location: India
Concentration: General Management, Operations
GMAT 1: 650 Q51 V25
GMAT 2: 730 Q50 V38
GPA: 4
WE: General Management (Transportation)
Re: proposed law would require people to bring photo ID [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 07 Jun 2012, 01:37
vasureddy18 wrote:
In D , the clause " when they vote " seems to modify places rather than people .

In general - modifier should be asclose to what it is modifying.



I was not sure with my choice, but still went for it.
Now I realize what is the problem.
Thanks.

Kudos [?]: 116 [0], given: 14

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 31 Oct 2011
Posts: 45

Kudos [?]: 21 [0], given: 7

Concentration: General Management, Entrepreneurship
GMAT 1: 710 Q50 V35
GPA: 3.4
WE: Accounting (Commercial Banking)
Re: A proposed law would require people to bring photo ID to [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 01 Nov 2012, 03:07
Hi guys,
Can anyone cite a grammar rule making B correct ?
I don' think A has any grammar problem and it meanings is clear
"A proposed law would require people to bring photo ID to polling places when they vote, to curb potential fraud"
What is the Subject & function of the clause behind the comma ?

Kudos [?]: 21 [0], given: 7

1 KUDOS received
Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 03 Aug 2012
Posts: 899

Kudos [?]: 887 [1], given: 322

Concentration: General Management, General Management
GMAT 1: 630 Q47 V29
GMAT 2: 680 Q50 V32
GPA: 3.7
WE: Information Technology (Investment Banking)
Premium Member
Re: A proposed law would require people to bring photo ID to [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 24 Jan 2013, 22:04
1
This post received
KUDOS
Somewhere in this forum I read that Infinitive is not preceded by COMMA.

B. places when they vote, to curb potential fraud

And if my memory is not wrong the post was written by MARCAB.
_________________

Rgds,
TGC!
_____________________________________________________________________
I Assisted You => KUDOS Please
_____________________________________________________________________________

Kudos [?]: 887 [1], given: 322

1 KUDOS received
VP
VP
User avatar
Status: Been a long time guys...
Joined: 03 Feb 2011
Posts: 1377

Kudos [?]: 1677 [1], given: 62

Location: United States (NY)
Concentration: Finance, Marketing
GPA: 3.75
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member
Re: A proposed law would require people to bring photo ID to [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 24 Jan 2013, 23:05
1
This post received
KUDOS
Yes its correct that an infinitive should not be followed by an infinitive, infact thats what so far I learnt.
D changes the meaning by making "when they vote" to non essential when it should not be a "non-essential".
B retains the meaning and is hence correct.
Hope that helps.
_________________

Prepositional Phrases Clarified|Elimination of BEING| Absolute Phrases Clarified
Rules For Posting
www.Univ-Scholarships.com

Kudos [?]: 1677 [1], given: 62

Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 03 Aug 2012
Posts: 899

Kudos [?]: 887 [0], given: 322

Concentration: General Management, General Management
GMAT 1: 630 Q47 V29
GMAT 2: 680 Q50 V32
GPA: 3.7
WE: Information Technology (Investment Banking)
Premium Member
Re: A proposed law would require people to bring photo ID to [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 25 Jan 2013, 11:45
@Marcab

But if I am not wrong ,somewhere in this forum I read your post which said that.

An Infinitive cannot be followed by a COMMA .

Plz clear the air.

Rgds.
_________________

Rgds,
TGC!
_____________________________________________________________________
I Assisted You => KUDOS Please
_____________________________________________________________________________

Kudos [?]: 887 [0], given: 322

VP
VP
User avatar
Status: Been a long time guys...
Joined: 03 Feb 2011
Posts: 1377

Kudos [?]: 1677 [0], given: 62

Location: United States (NY)
Concentration: Finance, Marketing
GPA: 3.75
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member
Re: A proposed law would require people to bring photo ID to [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 25 Jan 2013, 20:15
Remember, this is not an official question. In official ones, an infinitive will not be followed by a comma.
The rule is valid for official questions but can't say the same for non-official ones.
_________________

Prepositional Phrases Clarified|Elimination of BEING| Absolute Phrases Clarified
Rules For Posting
www.Univ-Scholarships.com

Kudos [?]: 1677 [0], given: 62

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 12 Nov 2012
Posts: 175

Kudos [?]: 64 [0], given: 126

Location: India
Concentration: Finance, Technology
Schools: ISB '18 (A)
GPA: 2.7
WE: Analyst (Computer Software)
A proposed law would require people to bring photo ID [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 14 Jul 2014, 03:35
A proposed law would require people to bring photo ID to polling places when they vote to curb potential fraud.

A.places when they vote to curb potential fraud
B.places when they vote, to curb potential fraud
C.places, when they vote to curb potential fraud
D.places, when they vote, to curb potential fraud
E.places, to curb potential fraud by voting

Can some one tell how to decide placement of command and the subject , which is modified by the "to curb" phrase?
_________________

C'est la vie

Kudos [?]: 64 [0], given: 126

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 03 May 2015
Posts: 107

Kudos [?]: 15 [0], given: 48

GMAT ToolKit User
Re: A proposed law would require people to bring photo ID to [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 26 Jul 2015, 00:10
Request you to not to post answeres/queries/views in question window. This prevents us to analyze the question. The whole purpose of GMAT Club forums is wasted doing so.

Kudos [?]: 15 [0], given: 48

Manager
Manager
avatar
B
Joined: 10 Mar 2014
Posts: 238

Kudos [?]: 98 [0], given: 13

Premium Member
Re: A proposed law would require people to bring photo ID to [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 02 Nov 2015, 03:46
manulath wrote:
A proposed law would require people to bring photo ID to polling places when they vote to curb potential fraud.

A. places when they vote to curb potential fraud
B. places when they vote, to curb potential fraud
C. places, when they vote to curb potential fraud
D. places, when they vote, to curb potential fraud
E. places, to curb potential fraud by voting

[Reveal] Spoiler:
OA: B


daagh could you please clarify this.

I am getting confusion in option B and D.

Thanks

Kudos [?]: 98 [0], given: 13

1 KUDOS received
Director
Director
avatar
D
Joined: 22 Jun 2014
Posts: 896

Kudos [?]: 420 [1], given: 111

Location: India
Concentration: General Management, Technology
GMAT 1: 540 Q45 V20
GPA: 2.49
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
Premium Member CAT Tests
Re: A proposed law would require people to bring photo ID to [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 06 Apr 2016, 08:02
1
This post received
KUDOS
manulath wrote:
A proposed law would require people to bring photo ID to polling places when they vote to curb potential fraud.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
OA: B


A. places when they vote to curb potential fraud
Vote to curb fraud - wrong meaning

B. places when they vote, to curb potential fraud
Correct placement of modifier. To curb fraud, a law would require people.......photo id to polling places when they vote" correct.

C. places, when they vote to curb potential fraud
Vote to curb fraud - wrong meaning

D. places, when they vote, to curb potential fraud
",when" here comma is not required.

E. places, to curb potential fraud by voting
to curb potential fraud by voting - wrong meaning

wrong meaning is - people are not voting to curb the fraud. it's the that require people to come with the ID when they vote so that fraud could be curbed.
_________________

---------------------------------------------------------------
Target - 720-740
http://gmatclub.com/forum/information-on-new-gmat-esr-report-beta-221111.html
http://gmatclub.com/forum/list-of-one-year-full-time-mba-programs-222103.html

Kudos [?]: 420 [1], given: 111

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 23 Apr 2015
Posts: 332

Kudos [?]: 113 [0], given: 36

Location: United States
Concentration: General Management, International Business
WE: Engineering (Consulting)
Re: A proposed law would require people to bring photo ID to [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 14 Aug 2016, 21:06
Quote:
A proposed law would require people to bring photo ID to polling places when they vote to curb potential fraud.

A. places when they vote to curb potential fraud
B. places when they vote, to curb potential fraud
C. places, when they vote to curb potential fraud
D. places, when they vote, to curb potential fraud
E. places, to curb potential fraud by voting


when "when" comes after a comma, it should be with reference to time, not places, so C,D are out,
E : voting is not curb potential fraud,

B gives the proper meaning, A proposed law would require people to bring photo ID to polling places when they vote
to curb potential fraud.

Kudos [?]: 113 [0], given: 36

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
B
Joined: 23 Feb 2015
Posts: 472

Kudos [?]: 212 [0], given: 179

GMAT ToolKit User
Re: A proposed law would require people to bring photo ID to [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 15 Dec 2016, 14:12
maheshsrini wrote:
A proposed law would require people to bring photo ID to polling places when they vote to curb potential fraud.

places when they vote to curb potential fraud
places when they vote, to curb potential fraud
places, when they vote to curb potential fraud
places, when they vote, to curb potential fraud
places, to curb potential fraud by voting


In option (d), what does the " to curb potential fraud" modify?. In general, how do one identify the "subject" when there are two modifiers separated by comma?.

Thanks in Advance.

in D, ''when they vote'' is the modifier. The sentence core is ''A proposed law would require people to bring photo ID to polling places to curb potential fraud'' in D. Here, the law will be made so that people carry ID card WHEN they come to the polling station; law will not be made ''to curb potential fraud''. option A and D emphasize that 'law will be required to '' curb potential fraud''. So, A and D don't give the intended meaning.
_________________

“The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained in sudden flight but, they while their companions slept, they were toiling upwards in the night.”
― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Kudos [?]: 212 [0], given: 179

Re: A proposed law would require people to bring photo ID to   [#permalink] 15 Dec 2016, 14:12

Go to page    1   2    Next  [ 22 posts ] 

Display posts from previous: Sort by

A proposed law would require people to bring photo ID to

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


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

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

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.