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

It is currently 20 Nov 2018, 17:56

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 November
PrevNext
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
28293031123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
2526272829301
Open Detailed Calendar
  • All GMAT Club Tests are Free and open on November 22nd in celebration of Thanksgiving Day!

     November 22, 2018

     November 22, 2018

     10:00 PM PST

     11:00 PM PST

    Mark your calendars - All GMAT Club Tests are free and open November 22nd to celebrate Thanksgiving Day! Access will be available from 0:01 AM to 11:59 PM, Pacific Time (USA)
  • Free lesson on number properties

     November 23, 2018

     November 23, 2018

     10:00 PM PST

     11:00 PM PST

    Practice the one most important Quant section - Integer properties, and rapidly improve your skills.

Although beavers can still be found throughout the western

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

Hide Tags

Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 02 May 2015
Posts: 215
Location: South Africa
Concentration: International Business, Organizational Behavior
GPA: 3.49
WE: Web Development (Insurance)
Re: Although beavers can still be found throughout the western  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 03 Feb 2016, 04:40
1
I'm a bit worried about the word 'numbers'

Is their numbers grammatically correct?

Replacing Their with Beavers'

Beavers' number
Beavers' numbers? :o
_________________

Kudos if I helped ;)

Retired Moderator
User avatar
D
Status: worked for Kaplan's associates, but now on my own, free and flying
Joined: 19 Feb 2007
Posts: 4526
Location: India
WE: Education (Education)
Re: Although beavers can still be found throughout the western  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 03 Feb 2016, 04:56
1
C) their numbers have declined since the eighteenth century
The time reference is the eighteenth century. During this long, period, can we expect their number to stay at one particular number?
The numbers are ever changing features. Hence, the plural 'their numbers' should be ok in the given context.
_________________

you can know a lot about something and not really understand it."-- a quote
No one knows this better than a GMAT student does.
Narendran +9198845 44509

Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 02 May 2015
Posts: 215
Location: South Africa
Concentration: International Business, Organizational Behavior
GPA: 3.49
WE: Web Development (Insurance)
Re: Although beavers can still be found throughout the western  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 03 Feb 2016, 05:03
1
Number doesn't remain the same. But we don't say numbers when referring to the number of a group.

For e.g; The number of cars.

The only place I can think numbers is

The numbers are misleading, as in a collection of numbers itself.

The number of students, the number of houses, etc.
_________________

Kudos if I helped ;)

Retired Moderator
User avatar
D
Status: worked for Kaplan's associates, but now on my own, free and flying
Joined: 19 Feb 2007
Posts: 4526
Location: India
WE: Education (Education)
Re: Although beavers can still be found throughout the western  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 03 Feb 2016, 05:18
1
Could you please look into this link for some clarification by Ron on this point?

https://www.manhattanprep.com/gmat/foru ... 25414.html

This question which originated in 2012 must have been correct then. It is not that this reasoning is wrong but is not used by GMAT these days.
_________________

you can know a lot about something and not really understand it."-- a quote
No one knows this better than a GMAT student does.
Narendran +9198845 44509

Study Buddy Forum Moderator
User avatar
D
Joined: 04 Sep 2016
Posts: 1256
Location: India
WE: Engineering (Other)
Premium Member CAT Tests
Re: Although beavers can still be found throughout the western  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 26 Oct 2018, 20:38
GMATNinja generis VeritasKarishma aragonn egmat

Can I discard (E) since there is a clear verb tense issue?
The effect of decline is being felt in present also
(correctly denoted by -have declined- in OA) instead of a point of
time event in (E) i.e. simple past tense.
_________________

It's the journey that brings us happiness not the destination.

SC Moderator
User avatar
V
Joined: 23 Sep 2015
Posts: 1393
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member Reviews Badge CAT Tests
Re: Although beavers can still be found throughout the western  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 27 Oct 2018, 06:04
1
adkikani wrote:
GMATNinja generis VeritasKarishma aragonn egmat

Can I discard (E) since there is a clear verb tense issue?
The effect of decline is being felt in present also
(correctly denoted by -have declined- in OA) instead of a point of
time event in (E) i.e. simple past tense.


adkikani - Dear Arpit, I am not sure why, but i did not receive the notification for this TAG. Let me tag bb first.
So main diff b/w two choices is "their numbers" vs "the number of them", if it was "the number" it was clearly wrong for singular. but i cant make out any hing from "the number of them" - I mean is it something written on them. Overall I am not sure what this number is talking about. For sure it is a SV issue but more then that its a meaning issue. Meaning in C is very clear. Hope it helped.
_________________

Thanks!
Do give some kudos.

Simple strategy:
“Once you’ve eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.”

Want to improve your Score:
GMAT Ninja YouTube! Series 1| GMAT Ninja YouTube! Series 2 | How to Improve GMAT Quant from Q49 to a Perfect Q51

My Notes:
Reading comprehension | Critical Reasoning | Absolute Phrases | Subjunctive Mood

Veritas Prep GMAT Instructor
User avatar
P
Joined: 16 Oct 2010
Posts: 8574
Location: Pune, India
Re: Although beavers can still be found throughout the western  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 29 Oct 2018, 06:17
adkikani wrote:
GMATNinja generis VeritasKarishma aragonn egmat

Can I discard (E) since there is a clear verb tense issue?
The effect of decline is being felt in present also
(correctly denoted by -have declined- in OA) instead of a point of
time event in (E) i.e. simple past tense.


Yes, "since the 18th century" to present (can still...) should use present perfect. That is another problem with option (E).
Of course, "the number of them" is wrong too.
_________________

Karishma
Veritas Prep GMAT Instructor

Learn more about how Veritas Prep can help you achieve a great GMAT score by checking out their GMAT Prep Options >

GMAT self-study has never been more personalized or more fun. Try ORION Free!

GMAT Club Bot
Re: Although beavers can still be found throughout the western &nbs [#permalink] 29 Oct 2018, 06:17

Go to page   Previous    1   2   [ 27 posts ] 

Display posts from previous: Sort by

Although beavers can still be found throughout the western

  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®.