It is currently 17 Oct 2017, 03:25

### 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

# After suffering \$2 billion in losses and 25,000 layoffs, the

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Manager
Joined: 22 Aug 2013
Posts: 102

Kudos [?]: 38 [0], given: 60

Schools: ISB '15
Re: After suffering \$2 billion in losses and 25,000 layoffs, the [#permalink]

### Show Tags

07 May 2014, 23:54

the nation’s semiconductor industry (this is singular) has/have made a long-awaited recovery.-- I would go with 'has' here, please let me know this is incorrect.
_________________

Veritas Prep - 650
MGMAT 1 590
MGMAT 2 640 (V48/Q31)

Kudos [?]: 38 [0], given: 60

Director
Joined: 25 Apr 2012
Posts: 725

Kudos [?]: 846 [1], given: 724

Location: India
GPA: 3.21
Re: After suffering \$2 billion in losses and 25,000 layoffs, the [#permalink]

### Show Tags

08 May 2014, 00:30
1
KUDOS
seabhi wrote:

the nation’s semiconductor industry (this is singular) has/have made a long-awaited recovery.-- I would go with 'has' here, please let me know this is incorrect.

65. After suffering \$2 billion in losses and 25,000 layoffs, the nation’s semiconductor industry, which makes chips that run everything from computers and spy satellites to dishwashers, appears to have made a long-awaited recovery.
(A) computers and spy satellites to dishwashers, appears to have
(B) computers, spy satellites, and dishwashers, appears having
(C) computers, spy satellites, and dishwashers, appears that it has
(D) computers and spy satellites to dishwashers, appears that it has（A）
(E) computers and spy satellites as well as dishwashers, appears to have

Notice that in Sentence A the main verb is appears which is singular and goes with subject nation's semiconductor industry.

in option D "that it has" actually makes the sentence redundant and long.
the nation’s semiconductor industry, which makes chips that run everything from computers and spy satellites to dishwashers,appears that it has made a long-awaited recovery

"The semiconductor industry appears that it has made -------> The construction doesn't make sense"

A does a much better job here

More explanation is here :http://gmatclub.com/forum/after-suffering-2-billion-in-losses-and-25-000-layoffs-the-82694.html#p1164316

after-suffering-2-billion-in-losses-and-25-000-layoffs-the-82694.html#p619796

after-suffering-2-billion-in-losses-and-25-000-layoffs-the-24319.html?fl=similar
_________________

“If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”

Kudos [?]: 846 [1], given: 724

Intern
Joined: 20 Feb 2014
Posts: 2

Kudos [?]: [0], given: 12

Re: After suffering \$2 billion in losses and 25,000 layoffs, the [#permalink]

### Show Tags

22 Jun 2014, 02:58
Thank you every body for your responses. I can not understand why D is wrong.

My approach to the question:

1. Eliminate B,C and E- The correct idiom should be "from A and B to C". With this step we only have two possible answers A or D.

2. Semiconductor Industry is a singular subject, so we should use appears (A and D use appears). but I do not know why we should use have and not has. For me the correct form should be has. I am confused.

In the verbal review 2nd edition the explanation says: The main verb appears is intansitive and is most efficiently followed by the infinitive form TO HAVE.

Kudos [?]: [0], given: 12

Manager
Joined: 11 Jun 2014
Posts: 57

Kudos [?]: 34 [0], given: 3

Concentration: Technology, Marketing
GMAT 1: 770 Q50 V45
WE: Information Technology (Consulting)
Re: After suffering \$2 billion in losses and 25,000 layoffs, the [#permalink]

### Show Tags

22 Jun 2014, 08:35
In option D, the sentence structure is as below

semiconductor industry appears that it has made the long awaited recovery -- this sentence does not make sense if the pronoun 'it' refers to the semiconductor industry. it actually reads like this..

'semiconductor industry' appears that 'semiconductor industry' has made. -- this makes no sense.

also to use 'appears that' is idiomatically incorrect without an expletive subject 'it'

'It' appears that the semiconductor industry has made ( here it is the expletive subject as in " It is raining"
that would have been right, (provided it fitted with the actual sentence. )

A is right since it uses the infinitive "to have" when using infinitive, even for singular subject the verb will be 'to have'

just think which of the below two sentences make sense.

he appears to have grown taller
he appears that he has grown taller.

definitely the first one.. thats why A is right. hope this helps

Kudos [?]: 34 [0], given: 3

Director
Joined: 27 Mar 2010
Posts: 737

Kudos [?]: 312 [0], given: 11

Location: Bangalore, India
Re: After suffering \$2 billion in losses and 25,000 layoffs, the [#permalink]

### Show Tags

22 Jun 2014, 23:53
pablluca wrote:
Thank you every body for your responses. I can not understand why D is wrong.

My approach to the question:

1. Eliminate B,C and E- The correct idiom should be "from A and B to C". With this step we only have two possible answers A or D.

2. Semiconductor Industry is a singular subject, so we should use appears (A and D use appears). but I do not know why we should use have and not has. For me the correct form should be has. I am confused.

In the verbal review 2nd edition the explanation says: The main verb appears is intansitive and is most efficiently followed by the infinitive form TO HAVE.

As shirvats rightly pointed out in the mail above, the only instance that comes to my mind, when appears that would be correct is in: It appears that... construct, where it is used as a placeholder.

to have made in option A is a perfect infinitive. The perfect infinitive has an interesting usage, in that it always indicates that its action happened before the action of the main verb of the clause. A question that comes to mind is # 76 in OG-13 (Combining enormous physical strength with higher intelligence...); you might want to look into it.

p.s. Perfect infinitive has been discussed in detail in our book. If you can PM me your mail id, I can send the corresponding section to you.
_________________

Thanks,
Ashish (GMAT Faculty @ EducationAisle)
http://www.EducationAisle.com

Sentence Correction Nirvana available at Amazon.in and Flipkart

Now! Preview the entire Grammar Section of Sentence Correction Nirvana at pothi.com

Kudos [?]: 312 [0], given: 11

Senior Manager
Joined: 08 Apr 2013
Posts: 269

Kudos [?]: 30 [0], given: 27

Re: After suffering \$2 billion in losses and 25,000 layoffs, the [#permalink]

### Show Tags

23 Jun 2014, 02:44
in the pattern

appear to have done

have done show an action which happen before "appear" or which finished before "appear". pls, explain

I want to know of the relation between these two verbs
_________________

If anyone in this gmat forum is in England,Britain, pls, email to me, (thanghnvn@gmail.com) . I have some questions and need your advise. Thank a lot.

Kudos [?]: 30 [0], given: 27

Director
Joined: 27 Mar 2010
Posts: 737

Kudos [?]: 312 [0], given: 11

Location: Bangalore, India
Re: After suffering \$2 billion in losses and 25,000 layoffs, the [#permalink]

### Show Tags

23 Jun 2014, 21:02
vietmoi999 wrote:
in the pattern

appear to have done

have done show an action which happen before "appear" or which finished before "appear". pls, explain

You are right; this is exactly what it depicts. In appear to have done, the act of doing finished before appears.

So, here, appears is simple present tense, and so, the perfect infinitive acts as present perfect (the act of doing finished at some unspecified time before now).

If the phrase was appeared to have, then perfect infinitive would act as past perfect.
_________________

Thanks,
Ashish (GMAT Faculty @ EducationAisle)
http://www.EducationAisle.com

Sentence Correction Nirvana available at Amazon.in and Flipkart

Now! Preview the entire Grammar Section of Sentence Correction Nirvana at pothi.com

Kudos [?]: 312 [0], given: 11

Manager
Joined: 21 Jun 2014
Posts: 149

Kudos [?]: 97 [0], given: 59

Location: United States
Concentration: General Management, Strategy
GMAT 1: 630 Q45 V31
GPA: 3.4
WE: Engineering (Computer Software)
Re: After suffering \$2 billion in losses and 25,000 layoffs, the [#permalink]

### Show Tags

04 Jul 2015, 19:45
In SC ,look out for logical errors too ,
In this example :
After suffering \$2 billion in losses and 25,000 layoffs, the nation’s semiconductor industry, which makes chips that run everything from computers and spy satellites to dishwashers, appears to have made a long-awaited recovery.

In the the highlighted part computers and spy satellites to dishwashers is a modifier .Read the sentence after removing it and option [A] and [E] will stand out .
Now look at the meaning conveyed by the modifier : computers and spy satellites to dishwashers The semiconductor industry makes everything including computers ,spy satellites to dishwaters.[E] distorts this message by saying computers and spy satellites as well as dishwashers

Regards,
Manish Khare

Press Kudos if you like the solution.
_________________

Regards,
Manish Khare
"Every thing is fine at the end. If it is not fine ,then it is not the end "

Kudos [?]: 97 [0], given: 59

GMAT Club Legend
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 10130

Kudos [?]: 261 [0], given: 0

Re: After suffering \$2 billion in losses and 25,000 layoffs, the [#permalink]

### Show Tags

27 Aug 2016, 02:13
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.

Kudos [?]: 261 [0], given: 0

Manager
Joined: 17 Nov 2013
Posts: 183

Kudos [?]: 35 [0], given: 19

Re: After suffering \$2 billion in losses and 25,000 layoffs, the [#permalink]

### Show Tags

22 Sep 2016, 17:22
SPLIT1) "FROM…TO" IDIOM. B,C AND E ARE OUT.

SPLIT2) "APPEARS THAT IT HAS" IS NOT CORRECT. D IS OUT. "APPEARS THAT" COMES AFTER "IT" IN THE EXAMPLE: "IT APPEARS THAT…" THE WAY D IT MAKES THE SENTENCE WEIRD.

Kudos [?]: 35 [0], given: 19

Math Forum Moderator
Status: Greatness begins beyond your comfort zone
Joined: 08 Dec 2013
Posts: 1524

Kudos [?]: 943 [0], given: 72

Location: India
Concentration: General Management, Strategy
GPA: 3.2
WE: Information Technology (Consulting)
Re: After suffering \$2 billion in losses and 25,000 layoffs, the [#permalink]

### Show Tags

07 Jan 2017, 09:58
After suffering \$2 billion in losses and 25,000 layoffs, the nation’s semiconductor industry, which makes chips that run everything from computers and spy satellites to dishwashers, appears to have made a long-awaited recovery.
(A) computers and spy satellites to dishwashers, appears to have - Correct
(B) computers, spy satellites, and dishwashers, appears having - From X to Y is correct idiom ; appears having is incorrect, appears is followed by to verb form
(C) computers, spy satellites, and dishwashers, appears that it has - From X to Y is correct idiom ; appears that is incorrect
(D) computers and spy satellites to dishwashers, appears that it has - appears that is incorrect
(E) computers and spy satellites as well as dishwashers, appears to have - From X to Y is correct idiom

_________________

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

Kudos [?]: 943 [0], given: 72

VP
Joined: 09 Jun 2010
Posts: 1403

Kudos [?]: 158 [0], given: 916

Re: After suffering \$2 billion in losses and 25,000 layoffs, the [#permalink]

### Show Tags

09 Jan 2017, 03:21
hao922 wrote:
elevinty wrote:
am confused here, what is wrong with D, I think D grammatically is right. "Appear that" is an idiom too, none of you provided an explanation why it is wrong.
??????? I think am missing something here

"appears that" is normally used after "it".
For example: It appears that he has done well in the exam.

It is awkward to say: He appears that he has done well in the exam.
"He appears to have done well in the exam" sounds better.

you are correct
if we use "that", we need "it" as a fake subject. real subject can not go with "that" , but go with "to do".
this is purely grammartical. and so, it is easy.
_________________

visit my facebook to help me.
on facebook, my name is: thang thang thang

Kudos [?]: 158 [0], given: 916

Manager
Joined: 17 Feb 2014
Posts: 112

Kudos [?]: 36 [0], given: 31

Location: United States (CA)
GMAT 1: 700 Q49 V35
GMAT 2: 740 Q48 V42
WE: Programming (Computer Software)
Re: After suffering \$2 billion in losses and 25,000 layoffs, the [#permalink]

### Show Tags

02 Mar 2017, 09:57
After suffering \$2 billion in losses and 25,000 layoffs, the nation’s semiconductor industry, which makes chips that run everything from computers and spy satellites to dishwashers, appears to have made a long-awaited recovery.

Issue: Idiom | Construction

Analysis:
1. Since the non-underlined part of the sentence specified "everything from...", we need "to" to complete the phrase "from X to Y".
2. Core of the sentence: "...industry(, which....,) appears to have made a recovery". "appears having..." and "appears that it has..." have the wrong verb form.

(A) computers and spy satellites to dishwashers, appears to have

(B) computers, spy satellites, and dishwashers, appears having
- Unidiomatic; Uses "and" instead of a "to"
- Incorrect verb form: "having"

(C) computers, spy satellites, and dishwashers, appears that it has
- Unidiomatic; Uses "and" instead of a "to"
- Incorrect construction: "that it has"

(D) computers and spy satellites to dishwashers, appears that it has
- Incorrect construction: "that it has"

(E) computers and spy satellites as well as dishwashers, appears to have
- Unidiomatic; Uses "as well as" instead of a "to"

Kudos [?]: 36 [0], given: 31

Manager
Joined: 03 Jan 2017
Posts: 197

Kudos [?]: 9 [0], given: 4

Re: After suffering \$2 billion in losses and 25,000 layoffs, the [#permalink]

### Show Tags

06 Mar 2017, 15:53
stuck between A and D: D is wrong, because "appear that it" is incorrect.

Kudos [?]: 9 [0], given: 4

Manager
Joined: 22 Nov 2016
Posts: 199

Kudos [?]: 36 [0], given: 38

Location: United States
GPA: 3.4
Re: After suffering \$2 billion in losses and 25,000 layoffs, the [#permalink]

### Show Tags

19 Jul 2017, 21:06
After suffering \$2 billion in losses and 25,000 layoffs, the nation’s semiconductor industry, which makes chips that run everything from computers and spy satellites to dishwashers, appears to have made a long-awaited recovery.

The original sentence maintains subject verb agreement and uses the correct idiom from A to B
_________________

Kudosity killed the cat but your kudos can save it.

Kudos [?]: 36 [0], given: 38

Senior Manager
Joined: 06 Jul 2016
Posts: 412

Kudos [?]: 115 [0], given: 99

Location: Singapore
Concentration: Strategy, Finance
Re: After suffering \$2 billion in losses and 25,000 layoffs, the [#permalink]

### Show Tags

20 Jul 2017, 05:57
sacmanitin wrote:
65. After suffering \$2 billion in losses and 25,000 layoffs, the nation’s semiconductor industry, which makes chips that run everything from computers and spy satellites to dishwashers, appears to have made a long-awaited recovery.
(A) computers and spy satellites to dishwashers, appears to have
(B) computers, spy satellites, and dishwashers, appears having
(C) computers, spy satellites, and dishwashers, appears that it has
(D) computers and spy satellites to dishwashers, appears that it has
(E) computers and spy satellites as well as dishwashers, appears to have

Idiom - From X to Y
B,C,E are OUT.
Between A & D.

D - 'Appears that it has' is unnecessarily wordy and has an awkward construction . OUT.
_________________

Put in the work, and that dream score is yours!

Kudos [?]: 115 [0], given: 99

Status: It's now or never
Joined: 10 Feb 2017
Posts: 274

Kudos [?]: 27 [0], given: 51

Location: India
GMAT 1: 650 Q40 V39
GPA: 3
WE: Consulting (Consulting)
Re: After suffering \$2 billion in losses and 25,000 layoffs, the [#permalink]

### Show Tags

22 Aug 2017, 01:00
A - Correct. The sentence is grammatically correct and uses the idiomatic expression correctly.
_________________

Class of 2019: Mannheim Business School
Class 0f 2020: HHL Leipzig

Kudos [?]: 27 [0], given: 51

Re: After suffering \$2 billion in losses and 25,000 layoffs, the   [#permalink] 22 Aug 2017, 01:00

Go to page   Previous    1   2   [ 37 posts ]

Display posts from previous: Sort by