GMAT Question of the Day - Daily to your Mailbox; hard ones only

It is currently 17 Nov 2018, 18:28

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 in November
PrevNext
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
28293031123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
2526272829301
Open Detailed Calendar
  • FREE Quant Workshop by e-GMAT!

     November 18, 2018

     November 18, 2018

     07:00 AM PST

     09:00 AM PST

    Get personalized insights on how to achieve your Target Quant Score. November 18th, 7 AM PST
  • How to QUICKLY Solve GMAT Questions - GMAT Club Chat

     November 20, 2018

     November 20, 2018

     09:00 AM PST

     10:00 AM PST

    The reward for signing up with the registration form and attending the chat is: 6 free examPAL quizzes to practice your new skills after the chat.

A study on couples' retirement transitions found that women

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

Hide Tags

VP
VP
avatar
Joined: 21 Jul 2006
Posts: 1396
A study on couples' retirement transitions found that women  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 10 Jul 2008, 07:56
2
23
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  45% (medium)

Question Stats:

63% (01:11) correct 37% (01:25) wrong based on 929 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

A study on couples' retirement transitions found that women who took new jobs after retiring from their primary careers reported high marital satisfaction, more so than those who retired completely.

(A) more so than those who retired

(B) which was more than if they had retired

(C) more than when retiring

(D) more than if they were to retire

(E) which was more so than those retiring
Most Helpful Community Reply
SVP
SVP
User avatar
G
Joined: 14 Apr 2009
Posts: 2273
Location: New York, NY
Re: A study on couples' retirement transitions found that women  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 13 Jul 2011, 14:27
6
tarek99 wrote:
A study on couples' retirement transitions found that women who took new jobs after retiring from their primary careers reported high marital satisfaction, more so than those who retired completely.

A. more so than those who retired

B. which was more than if they had retired

C. more than when retiring

D. more than if they were to retire

E. which was more so than those retiring



Please explain why your answer choice should be correct.


The OA is A.

Here's how to read it:


"blah blah blah reported high marital satisfaction, more so than those who retired completely."

to

"blah blah blah reported marital satisfaction [that was higher] than those who retired completely."

There's a comma before "more" because the entire phrase "more so than those who retired completely" is used to further describe [higher marital satisfaction].

The word "so" comes in because it references something from earlier in the sentence: "reported high marital satisfaction."
General Discussion
Retired Moderator
avatar
Joined: 20 Dec 2010
Posts: 1829
Re: A study on couples' retirement transitions found that women  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 12 Jul 2011, 09:39
3
1
tarek99 wrote:
A study on couples' retirement transitions found that women who took new jobs after retiring from their primary careers reported high marital satisfaction, more so than those who retired completely.

A. more so than those who retired

B. which was more than if they had retired

C. more than when retiring

D. more than if they were to retire

E. which was more so than those retiring

Please explain why your answer choice should be correct.


B,C should be out because it compares a real case with a hypothetical case. How would a woman know that she would felt less satisfied if she chose to retire completely.

C compares two different time periods. Time when she chose to go for new career and when she actually retired.

Between A and E: A is more parallel.
Women who took new jobs
Vs
Women who retired.

Ans: "A"
_________________

~fluke

GMAT Club Premium Membership - big benefits and savings

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 21 May 2011
Posts: 208
Re: A study on couples' retirement transitions found that women  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 14 Jul 2011, 18:45
1
Parallel structure and tense
"women who took.." ... than... "those who retired"

A is correct
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 18 Aug 2009
Posts: 361
Schools: UT at Austin, Indiana State University, UC at Berkeley
WE 1: 5.5
WE 2: 5.5
WE 3: 6.0
Re: A study on couples' retirement transitions found that women  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 24 Nov 2011, 07:49
Please, let me put my two cents...

B is out because it talks about hypothetical situation though the sentence talks about the real event. Big plus, wrong comparison. It is comparing high marital satisfaction to situation. Apples compared to bananas, which is wrong.

C is out because it does not say retiring completely what? women or something else. Big plus, wrong comparison. It is comparing apples to bananas. In GMAT it is highly preferable if apples are compared to another apple.

D is out because of hypothetical continuance, plus same wrong comparsion

E is out because of wrong comparison.

A is left which compares satisfaction to satisfaction (which is substituted by the word "SO") Plus, correct grammar.

Hope it helps,
_________________

Never give up,,,

Verbal Forum Moderator
User avatar
V
Status: Greatness begins beyond your comfort zone
Joined: 08 Dec 2013
Posts: 2116
Location: India
Concentration: General Management, Strategy
Schools: Kelley '20, ISB '19
GPA: 3.2
WE: Information Technology (Consulting)
GMAT ToolKit User Reviews Badge CAT Tests
Re: A study on couples' retirement transitions found that women  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 31 Aug 2017, 03:28
A study on couples' retirement transitions found that women who took new jobs after retiring from their primary careers reported high marital satisfaction, more so than those who retired completely.

A. more so than those who retired - Correct

B. which was more than if they had retired - changes the meaning - to make the second part of the comparison a hypothetical - but the original meaning is that the ones who take new jobs are being compared to those who don't
C. more than when retiring - the groups of women are not parallel

D. more than if they were to retire - changes the meaning

E. which was more so than those retiring - satisfaction can not be more the other group of women

Answer A
_________________

When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. - Henry Ford
The Moment You Think About Giving Up, Think Of The Reason Why You Held On So Long
+1 Kudos if you find this post helpful

Manager
Manager
User avatar
B
Joined: 27 Mar 2014
Posts: 81
Schools: ISB '19, IIMA , IIMB
GMAT 1: 660 Q49 V30
Re: A study on couples' retirement transitions found that women  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 31 Aug 2017, 07:16
A study on couples' retirement transitions found that women who took new jobs after retiring from their primary careers reported high marital satisfaction, more so than those who retired completely.

A. more so than those who retired

Parallel : study found that women who X reported satisfaction,more so than those(women) who Y : correct

B. which was more than if they had retired

nonsensical comparison ; satisfaction more than if they had retired ; incorrect

C. more than when retiring

Incorrect

D. more than if they were to retire

nonsensical comparison

E. which was more so than those retiring

nonsensical comparison
Non-Human User
User avatar
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 3387
Premium Member
Re: A study on couples' retirement transitions found that women  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 09 Sep 2018, 04:52
Hello from the GMAT Club VerbalBot!

Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos).

Want to see all other topics I dig out? Follow me (click follow button on profile). You will receive a summary of all topics I bump in your profile area as well as via email.
_________________

-
April 2018: New Forum dedicated to Verbal Strategies, Guides, and Resources

GMAT Club Bot
Re: A study on couples' retirement transitions found that women &nbs [#permalink] 09 Sep 2018, 04:52
Display posts from previous: Sort by

A study on couples' retirement transitions found that women

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


Copyright

GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy| 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®.