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

It is currently 22 Mar 2019, 09:41

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 translation invariably reflects the writing style

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

Hide Tags

 
BSchool Forum Moderator
User avatar
V
Joined: 28 Mar 2017
Posts: 1212
Location: India
GMAT 1: 730 Q49 V41
GPA: 4
A translation invariably reflects the writing style  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post Updated on: 04 Oct 2017, 02:38
6
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  65% (hard)

Question Stats:

60% (02:07) correct 40% (02:17) wrong based on 156 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

A translation invariably reflects the writing style of the translator. Sometimes when a long document needs to be translated quickly, several translators are put to work on the job, each assigned to translate part of the document. In these cases, the result is usually a translation marked by different and often incompatible writing styles. Certain computer programs for language translation that work without the intervention of human translation can finish the job faster than human translators and produce a stylistically uniform translation with an 80 percent accuracy rate. Therefore, when a long document needs to be translated quickly, it is better to use a computer translation program than human translators.

Which one of the following issues would be LEAST important to resolve in evaluating the argument?

(A) whether the problem of stylistic variety in human translation could be solved by giving stylistic guidelines to human translators
(B) whether numerical comparisons of the accuracy of translations can reasonably be made
(C) whether computer translation programs, like human translators, each have their own distinct writing style
(D) whether the computer translation contains errors of grammar and usage that drastically alter the meaning of the text
(E) how the accuracy rate of computer translation programs compares with that of human translators in relation to the users’ needs

Source: LSAT

Originally posted by gmatexam439 on 13 Apr 2017, 15:21.
Last edited by broall on 04 Oct 2017, 02:38, edited 2 times in total.
Reformatted question
Director
Director
avatar
P
Joined: 14 Nov 2014
Posts: 626
Location: India
GMAT 1: 700 Q50 V34
GPA: 3.76
Re: A translation invariably reflects the writing style  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 13 Apr 2017, 22:07
1
1
its C --- MY reasoning :

C is taking about the style difference among computer programs ...that is irrelevant as one document is converted by only one computer program that will create a consistent doc.....
VP
VP
User avatar
D
Status: Learning
Joined: 20 Dec 2015
Posts: 1024
Location: India
Concentration: Operations, Marketing
GMAT 1: 670 Q48 V36
GRE 1: Q157 V157
GPA: 3.4
WE: Engineering (Manufacturing)
Reviews Badge CAT Tests
Re: A translation invariably reflects the writing style  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 14 Apr 2017, 05:34
1
IMO C
As option c talks about the computer's writing style which is irrelevant because a long document is fully translated by a single computer, so the document would not have any difference in the translation .
_________________

Please give kudos if you found my answers useful

Non-Human User
User avatar
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 3710
Premium Member
Re: A translation invariably reflects the writing style  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 28 Feb 2019, 05:01
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 translation invariably reflects the writing style   [#permalink] 28 Feb 2019, 05:01
Display posts from previous: Sort by

A translation invariably reflects the writing style

  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®.