It is currently 20 Oct 2017, 09:34

### 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

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

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# According to United States Air Force officials, a cannon

Author Message
Manager
Joined: 16 Jul 2003
Posts: 71

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

According to United States Air Force officials, a cannon [#permalink]

### Show Tags

08 Sep 2004, 00:10
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

0% (00:00) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 0 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

According to United States Air Force officials, a cannon shooting dead chickens at airplanes has proved helpful to demonstrate what kind of damage can result when jets fly into a flock of large birds.

(B) shooting dead chickens at airplanes has proved itself helpful as a demonstration of

(D) that shoots dead chickens at airplanes proves itself helpful to demonstrate

(E) that shoots dead chickens at airplanes has proved helpful in demonstrating

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

Director
Joined: 20 Jul 2004
Posts: 590

Kudos [?]: 158 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

08 Sep 2004, 00:51
D?

1. "as a demonstration of" and "as demonsrating" are wrong. B and C are off.

2. D is best in the rest for preserving the tense. shoots-proves.

Kudos [?]: 158 [0], given: 0

Manager
Joined: 16 Jul 2003
Posts: 71

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

### Show Tags

08 Sep 2004, 03:12
hardworker_indian wrote:
D?

1. "as a demonstration of" and "as demonsrating" are wrong. B and C are off.

2. D is best in the rest for preserving the tense. shoots-proves.

Yups D is the OA
I agree that D maintains parallelism. But is "proved helpful in demonstrating" as used in D idiomatic. I thought A sounded better there..

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

Manager
Joined: 02 Apr 2004
Posts: 222

Kudos [?]: 23 [0], given: 0

Location: Utrecht

### Show Tags

08 Sep 2004, 03:21
I would choose D too.

Stuti,
"proved helpful in demonstrating" is not mentioned in D.

I have based my answer on the parallism of shoots - proves.

Regards,

Alex

Kudos [?]: 23 [0], given: 0

Manager
Joined: 16 Jul 2003
Posts: 71

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

### Show Tags

08 Sep 2004, 03:31
Alex_NL wrote:
I would choose D too.

Stuti,
"proved helpful in demonstrating" is not mentioned in D.

I have based my answer on the parallism of shoots - proves.

Regards,

Alex

sorry for that goofup

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

Director
Joined: 08 Jul 2004
Posts: 595

Kudos [?]: 275 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

08 Sep 2004, 07:26
I think it should be E, the idom is helpful in demonstrating. itself in D I am not sure, does it refecr to the fact or canon.
BTW what is the source of this question?
Thanks
S

Kudos [?]: 275 [0], given: 0

Senior Manager
Joined: 02 Feb 2004
Posts: 344

Kudos [?]: 72 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

09 Sep 2004, 14:24
Is it the canon that proves itself helpful in demonstrating the damage or the act of shooting??

D sound like canon...proves itself helpful...?

Can you elaborate on the structure of this sentence?

Kudos [?]: 72 [0], given: 0

09 Sep 2004, 14:24
Display posts from previous: Sort by