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

It is currently 11 Dec 2018, 19:20

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 December
PrevNext
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
2526272829301
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
303112345
Open Detailed Calendar
  • Free GMAT Prep Hour

     December 11, 2018

     December 11, 2018

     09:00 PM EST

     10:00 PM EST

    Strategies and techniques for approaching featured GMAT topics. December 11 at 9 PM EST.
  • The winning strategy for 700+ on the GMAT

     December 13, 2018

     December 13, 2018

     08:00 AM PST

     09:00 AM PST

    What people who reach the high 700's do differently? We're going to share insights, tips and strategies from data we collected on over 50,000 students who used examPAL.

A Swiss government panel recommended that the country sell

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

Hide Tags

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 06 Jun 2005
Posts: 150
A Swiss government panel recommended that the country sell  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post Updated on: 17 Nov 2015, 00:43
2
14
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  5% (low)

Question Stats:

83% (00:26) correct 17% (00:34) wrong based on 1123 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

A Swiss government panel recommended that the country sell about half of its gold reserves and this raised fears of other countries that do the same and inundate the market.

A. reserves and this raised fears of other countries that
B. reserves, which, as a result, raised fears of other countries that
C. reserves, as a result, they feared that other countries would
D. reserves, with fears raised that other countries would
E. reserves, raising fears that other countries would

Originally posted by okdongdong on 12 Aug 2005, 06:15.
Last edited by kvazar on 17 Nov 2015, 00:43, edited 2 times in total.
OA added / corrected the mistake in answer choices
Most Helpful Community Reply
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 06 Apr 2005
Posts: 332
Location: USA
Re: A Swiss government panel recommended that the country sell  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 12 Aug 2005, 07:48
4
1
My answer is E.

I checked this question and there is a would in the end. Sometimes while copying a question from a source, the last word gets left out. It has already happened to me in these forums.

Ok!! reasons.

A is out because 'this' as Ritesh pointed out has no clear referrent
B WRONG. how can the fears of other countries by raised?
C WRONG. They has no clear referrent
D WRONG. "With fears raised that is wrong
E is concise and expresses the meaning effectively.
General Discussion
GMAT Club Legend
GMAT Club Legend
User avatar
Joined: 07 Jul 2004
Posts: 4836
Location: Singapore
Re: A Swiss government panel recommended that the country sell  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 12 Aug 2005, 06:53
1
B is out - lengthy and awkward
C is out - 'they' improperly suggests the reserves
D is out - 'with fears' makes the sentence nonsensical by suggesting gold is sold along with fears

Between E and A, I'll take E. The progressive 'raising' nicely suggests that the concerns were 'ongoing' as a result of the recommendation.

E for me.
Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 11 Mar 2005
Posts: 673
Re: A Swiss government panel recommended that the country sell  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 12 Aug 2005, 07:02
2
2
E is missing a verb. I think would needs to be there after E...

Without verb WOULD E is incomplete...

okdongdong, please make sure the choice E is complete...

A Swiss government panel recommended that the country sell about half of its gold reserves and this raised fears of other countries that do the same and inundate the market.
A. reserves and this raised fears of other countries that
- this has no clear referent...
B. reserves, which, as a result, raised fears of other countries that
- wrong use of restrictive clause...
C. reserves, as a result, they feared that other countries would
- wrong THEY, it would be better...
D. reserves, with fears raised that other countries would
- with clause, not effectively joining the main clause...
E. reserves, raising fears that other countries
- incomplete without WOULD..
SVP
SVP
avatar
Joined: 14 Dec 2004
Posts: 1598
Re: A Swiss government panel recommended that the country sell  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 12 Aug 2005, 07:08
I agree with Ritesh, 'E' is the choice only if there is a verb at the end of underlined portion. I think 'would' should be there after 'countries'.
GMAT Club Legend
GMAT Club Legend
User avatar
Joined: 07 Jul 2004
Posts: 4836
Location: Singapore
Re: A Swiss government panel recommended that the country sell  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 12 Aug 2005, 07:32
vivek123 wrote:
I agree with Ritesh, 'E' is the choice only if there is a verb at the end of underlined portion. I think 'would' should be there after 'countries'.


Nice one, i didn't see that... perhaps that's the sign for me to go to bed ! :oops:
GMAT Club Legend
GMAT Club Legend
User avatar
Joined: 07 Jul 2004
Posts: 4836
Location: Singapore
Re: A Swiss government panel recommended that the country sell  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 12 Aug 2005, 07:52
1
Darth_McDaddy wrote:
My answer is E.

I checked this question and there is a would in the end. Sometimes while copying a question from a source, the last word gets left out. It has already happened to me in these forums.

Ok!! reasons.

A is out because 'this' as Ritesh pointed out has no clear referrent
B WRONG. how can the fears of other countries by raised?
C WRONG. They has no clear referrent
D WRONG. "With fears raised that is wrong
E is concise and expresses the meaning effectively.


A-D just doesn't makes sense. E with the would doesn't make sense as well, but now we know it's an error while typing, E should be it.
Current Student
User avatar
B
Joined: 05 Apr 2015
Posts: 379
Reviews Badge
Re: A Swiss government panel recommended that the country sell about half  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 17 Aug 2015, 07:05
1
Hi,

If you have boiled it down to between C and E then it should be easy.

"The panel" is singular. So we cant have C because the option uses "they" to refer to the panel.

Regards,
Dom.
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 09 Jan 2013
Posts: 75
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Sustainability
GMAT 1: 650 Q45 V34
GMAT 2: 740 Q51 V39
GRE 1: Q790 V650
GPA: 3.76
WE: Other (Pharmaceuticals and Biotech)
Reviews Badge
Re: A Swiss government panel recommended that the country sell about half  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 17 Aug 2015, 18:08
1
E seems to be the best answer with no errors. However, shouldn't it be connected with a 'would' at the end to connect with whole sentence?
reserves, raising fears that other countries would do the same
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 21 Aug 2012
Posts: 146
Concentration: General Management, Operations
Schools: HBS '19 (S)
GMAT 1: 740 Q49 V42
Re: A Swiss government panel recommended that the country sell about half  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 17 Aug 2015, 18:26
How can it be C or E? They change the meaning, they indicate Swiss government has fears , but actually it is the other countries that have fears
Current Student
User avatar
B
Joined: 05 Apr 2015
Posts: 379
Reviews Badge
Re: A Swiss government panel recommended that the country sell about half  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 17 Aug 2015, 19:50
Hi akhilbajaj,

You are right. A "would" has to come in option E after "countries"

krutik123 pls edit the question..

Regards,
Dom.
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 01 Jun 2013
Posts: 107
GMAT 1: 650 Q50 V27
GMAT ToolKit User
Re: A Swiss government panel recommended that the country sell about half  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 17 Aug 2015, 22:12
A. reserves and this raised fears of other countries that >> run on sentence, "this" does not convey the meaning clearly,
B. reserves, which, as a result, raised fears of other countries that >> changing meaning++fear of Swiss government is correct
C. reserves, as a result, they feared that other countries would>>Swiss Gov. is singular
D. reserves, with fears raised that other countries would>>with fears stands awkward
E. reserves, raising fears that other countries >> correct modifier and meaning intact
_________________

Please kindly click on "+1 Kudos", if you think my post is useful

Director
Director
User avatar
G
Joined: 23 Jan 2013
Posts: 568
Schools: Cambridge'16
Re: A Swiss government panel recommended that the country sell about half  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 18 Aug 2015, 05:15
Swiss government recommends that country should sell its gold and this fact raises fears

only E
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 08 May 2015
Posts: 97
GMAT 1: 630 Q39 V38
GMAT 2: 670 Q44 V38
GMAT 3: 750 Q49 V44
Re: A Swiss government panel recommended that the country sell about half  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 18 Aug 2015, 11:54
Swiss government panel recommended that the country sell about half of its gold reserves, raising fears that other countries do the same and inundate the market.

E is the right answer.
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 27 May 2013
Posts: 24
Schools: Mannheim"17
Re: A Swiss government panel recommended that the country sell about half  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 20 Aug 2015, 22:40
Hi,
Experts!! Please help elaborating the usage of "Feared that".

Tx
Retired Moderator
User avatar
S
Joined: 18 Sep 2014
Posts: 1120
Location: India
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member Reviews Badge
A Swiss government panel recommended that the country sell about half  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 22 Aug 2015, 11:10
4
A Swiss government panel recommended that the country sell about half of its gold reserves and this raised fears of other countries that do the same and inundate the market.

A Swiss government panel recommended X and this X resulted in Y.
or simply panel took x causing Y.

In given sentence, this is improperly used pronoun to refer the recommendation.
This pronoun also results in improper meaning.

In option B. reserves, which, as a result, raised fears of other countries that

Which refers to reserves instead of recommendation.
as a result is wordy and modifies which.

C. reserves, as a result, they feared that other countries would

as a result is wordy and modifies which.
they implies is absurd as it refers to reserves wrongly thereby introducing the meaning error.

D. reserves, with fears raised that other countries would

with construction after comma is improper and wrong modifier
fears raised is in passive voice instead of active voice as indicated in non underlined part of the sentence.

E. reserves, raising fears that other countries o

This sentence solves all the problems.
raising fears is the correct verb-ing modifier correctly modifying previous action(panel recommending sth) and presenting result of the previous action in correct tense, voice and construction.

Quote:
need help,confused between C and E.
[/quote] I think this solves ur pb
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 30 Oct 2015
Posts: 1
Re: A Swiss government panel recommended that the country sell  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 21 Nov 2015, 04:26
Between A & E - E would be correct as in A we can see 'fears of the other countries' is wrong .. It must be 'fears that the other countries!
Manager
Manager
avatar
B
Joined: 26 Mar 2017
Posts: 123
Re: A Swiss government panel recommended that the country sell  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 16 Jun 2017, 01:38
A Swiss government panel recommended that the country sell about half of its gold reserves and this raised fears of other countries that do the same and inundate the market.

A. reserves and this raised fears of other countries that
B. reserves, which, as a result, raised fears of other countries that
C. reserves, as a result, they feared that other countries would
D. reserves, with fears raised that other countries would
E. reserves, raising fears that other countries would
_________________

I hate long and complicated explanations!

Verbal Forum Moderator
avatar
B
Joined: 13 Feb 2015
Posts: 380
Premium Member
Re: A Swiss government panel recommended that the country sell  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 16 Jun 2017, 23:09
Merged topics. Please, search before posting questions!
_________________

Please Read: Verbal Posting Rules

Manager
Manager
avatar
G
Joined: 21 Jul 2015
Posts: 168
GMAT 1: 710 Q49 V38
Reviews Badge
Re: A Swiss government panel recommended that the country sell  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 02 Jul 2017, 23:07
Hi Experts, Could you please explain what's wrong with choice D in this question? Thanks!
_________________

Please take a moment to hit Kudos if my post helps.

GMAT Club Bot
Re: A Swiss government panel recommended that the country sell &nbs [#permalink] 02 Jul 2017, 23:07

Go to page    1   2    Next  [ 31 posts ] 

Display posts from previous: Sort by

A Swiss government panel recommended that the country sell

  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®.