It is currently 20 Feb 2018, 09:10

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

According to analysts, an alliance between three major personal comput

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

Hide Tags

Expert Post
Verbal Expert
User avatar
G
Joined: 14 Dec 2013
Posts: 3315
Location: Germany
Schools: HHL Leipzig
GMAT 1: 780 Q50 V47
WE: Corporate Finance (Pharmaceuticals and Biotech)
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member Reviews Badge
According to analysts, an alliance between three major [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 08 Sep 2016, 08:03
22gmat wrote:
Is "with" always modifying the preceding noun? Comparable to "which"?

Thank you!


A modifier starting with "with" is a prepositional phrase modifier - it may be used as a noun modifier or a verb modifier. It is different from a relative clause modifier (e.g. a modifier starting with "which").

Example:
With many balls to spare, India reached the target score set by West Indies.

The modifier "with many balls to spare" can be considered a verb modifier referring to the verb "reached".
Expert Post
Veritas Prep GMAT Instructor
User avatar
G
Joined: 16 Oct 2010
Posts: 7942
Location: Pune, India
Re: According to analysts, an alliance between three major [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 10 Sep 2016, 22:43
himasagar1212 wrote:
VeritasPrepKarishma wrote:
SreeViji wrote:
What's the problem with option 'D'?


'that' - singular; 'speeds' - plural

I must disagree. I am no expert in grammar but "that" doesn't attach itself to singular elements alone.

For eg:
"The chairs that have cushions are comfortable"


In the original sentence, 'that' acts as a demonstrative pronoun. Its plural is those.
In your sentence, 'that' acts as a relative pronoun - same for both singular and plural.
_________________

Karishma
Veritas Prep | GMAT Instructor
My Blog

Get started with Veritas Prep GMAT On Demand for $199

Veritas Prep Reviews

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 24 Jul 2016
Posts: 31
According to analysts, an alliance between three major [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 20 Sep 2016, 07:03
VeritasPrepKarishma wrote:
himasagar1212 wrote:
VeritasPrepKarishma wrote:
="SreeViji"]What's the problem with option 'D'?


'that' - singular; 'speeds' - plural

I must disagree. I am no expert in grammar but "that" doesn't attach itself to singular elements alone.

For eg:
"The chairs that have cushions are comfortabl

In the original sentence, 'that' acts as a demonstrative pronoun. Its plural is those.
In your sentence, 'that' acts as a relative pronoun - same for both singular and plural.


Hi expert,
Are "at much higher speeds" in choice D and "at speeds much higher" in choice E the same? Can we POE base on this point?
Thanks.
Expert Post
Verbal Expert
User avatar
G
Joined: 14 Dec 2013
Posts: 3315
Location: Germany
Schools: HHL Leipzig
GMAT 1: 780 Q50 V47
WE: Corporate Finance (Pharmaceuticals and Biotech)
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member Reviews Badge
According to analysts, an alliance between three major [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 21 Sep 2016, 08:04
ThangLe wrote:

Hi expert,
Are "at much higher speeds" in choice D and "at speeds much higher" in choice E the same? Can we POE base on this point?
Thanks.


Both the following sentences are correct:

I run at speeds (that are) much higher than (the speeds) you run (at)... correct ( similar to option E: comparison between speeds I run and speeds you run)
I run at much higher speeds than you run... correct too (comparison between I run and you run.)

So the answer to your first query is that they mean the same but are structurally different.

Sorry I could not understand the second query of yours.
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 24 Jul 2016
Posts: 31
Re: According to analysts, an alliance between three major [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 21 Sep 2016, 17:37
sayantanc2k wrote:
ThangLe wrote:

Hi expert,
Are "at much higher speeds" in choice D and "at speeds much higher" in choice E the same? Can we POE base on this point?
Thanks.


Both the following sentences are correct:

I run at speeds (that are) much higher than (the speeds) you run (at)... correct ( similar to option E: comparison between speeds I run and speeds you run)
I run at much higher speeds than you run... correct too (comparison between I run and you run.)

So the answer to your first query is that they mean the same but are structurally different.

Sorry I could not understand the second query of yours.


Hi, thank you for your explanation.
Sorry for ambiguous question.
My wonder above is whether the two constructions are "both correct but have different structures" or "one right, one wrong". As per your explanation, both are correct. So I know that I could not eliminate answer by this difference. Everything is clear to me now. Thank you and have a good day.
Director
Director
User avatar
G
Joined: 26 Aug 2016
Posts: 504
Location: India
Concentration: Marketing, Strategy
GMAT 1: 690 Q50 V33
GMAT 2: 700 Q50 V33
GPA: 4
WE: Consulting (Consulting)
Premium Member CAT Tests
Re: According to analysts, an alliance between three major [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 02 Feb 2017, 22:42
IMO its E - speeds - plural so we are left with options - B C E ; higher than- comparing. so E is answer as B is awkward and wordy.
Expert Post
Verbal Expert
User avatar
G
Joined: 14 Dec 2013
Posts: 3315
Location: Germany
Schools: HHL Leipzig
GMAT 1: 780 Q50 V47
WE: Corporate Finance (Pharmaceuticals and Biotech)
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member Reviews Badge
Re: According to analysts, an alliance between three major [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 09 Feb 2017, 07:07
priya sri wrote:
need proper answer with explanation


You need to elaborate your specific query so that a moderator may addrees it. Please click again on the expert request button, this time elaborating your query specifically.
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
G
Joined: 04 Sep 2015
Posts: 479
Location: India
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
Re: According to analysts, an alliance between three major [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 12 Feb 2017, 19:57
According to analysts, an alliance between three major personal computer companies and most of the nation’s largest local telephone companies would enable customers to receive Internet data over regular telephone lines with speeds much higher than is currently possible.

A. with speeds much higher than is
Subject verb disagreement in 'speeds' and 'is'
B. with speeds that are much higher than are
with speeds is logically wrong in the telephone lines with speeds as the internet data does not has any speed but the rate of transfer of data at certain speed is the intended meaning.
C. at much higher speeds as are
the usage of as is wrong here
D. at much higher speeds than that
the choice makes the sentence awkward as 'than that currently possible ' does not makes cohesive structure.
E. at speeds much higher than are
grammatically perfect and correct choice.
Director
Director
avatar
S
Joined: 12 Nov 2016
Posts: 790
Re: According to analysts, an alliance between three major [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 19 Sep 2017, 01:29
lahoosaher wrote:
According to analysts, an alliance between three major personal computer companies and most of the nation’s largest local telephone companies would enable customers to receive Internet data over regular telephone lines with speeds much higher than is currently possible.

A. with speeds much higher than is
B. with speeds that are much higher than are
C. at much higher speeds as are
D. at much higher speeds than that
E. at speeds much higher than are


Can we get the OA right from the start? Seriously. Anyways it has to be a plural verb because you have the subjunctive mood in this sentence, is and are are state of being verbs.

E
Re: According to analysts, an alliance between three major   [#permalink] 19 Sep 2017, 01:29

Go to page   Previous    1   2   3   [ 49 posts ] 

Display posts from previous: Sort by

According to analysts, an alliance between three major personal comput

  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®.