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

It is currently 24 Apr 2019, 01:26

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

Although he is reported to have spoken his mind freely while

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

Hide Tags

 
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 22 Dec 2011
Posts: 226
Although he is reported to have spoken his mind freely while  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post Updated on: 14 Jul 2017, 21:58
1
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  5% (low)

Question Stats:

87% (00:47) correct 13% (00:55) wrong based on 129 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

Although he is reported to have spoken his mind freely while being a young child, Ralph Nader was 25 years old before he began to advocate professionally as an attorney.

A. while being a young child
B. while in childhood
C. at the time of his being a child
D. as being in childhood
E. as a young child

Originally posted by Jp27 on 30 Oct 2012, 22:27.
Last edited by broall on 14 Jul 2017, 21:58, edited 1 time in total.
OA Added
Most Helpful Expert Reply
Current Student
User avatar
V
Joined: 19 Mar 2012
Posts: 4273
Location: India
GMAT 1: 760 Q50 V42
GPA: 3.8
WE: Marketing (Non-Profit and Government)
Re: Although he is reported to have spoken his mind freely while  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 31 Oct 2012, 04:40
5
while is used in two senses
1) as a time frame
for example: I was watching TV while my girlfriend was making a sandwich. (the chauvinism is just for fun and laugh. dont frown)
2) as a contrast
for example: My girlfriend bought a louis vuitton bag while I am out of work.

This sentence, as answer choice B puts it, becomes something like:
I played fooltball while in childhood.
This does not make sense: it tries to be a concise version of: I played football while I was in childhood. Even the longer version seems awful.

Just to clarify:
There are tons of things the GMAT likes and doesnt like. The best way is to develop a kinship with what the GMAT prefers.
For example: webster defines the word "like" as : 1) resemblance 2)such as.
But you will definitely get it wrong if you use like as a substitute for such as in a gmat sentence.
We all know this.
How?
Because every book has written it.
However, a lot of books do not have stuffs like this which are less prevalent on the GMAT preference list. So its better to reply on practicing tons of official problems and develop the feeling yourself.
Hope this helps.
Souvik
_________________
General Discussion
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 27 Jul 2012
Posts: 76
Location: India
GMAT Date: 10-25-2012
WE: Consulting (Computer Software)
Re: Although he is reported to have spoken his mind freely while  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 30 Oct 2012, 22:43
IMO E
as a young child - short, crisp and correct
All other options are wordier,redundant and awkward constructions.
_________________
if my post helped you, let me know by pressing Kudos...
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 22 Dec 2011
Posts: 226
Re: Although he is reported to have spoken his mind freely while  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 30 Oct 2012, 23:19
anshunadir wrote:
IMO E
as a young child - short, crisp and correct
All other options are wordier,redundant and awkward constructions.


u are correct with answer but why did u kill answer choice B?
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 22 Oct 2012
Posts: 4
Re: Although he is reported to have spoken his mind freely while  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 30 Oct 2012, 23:20
E??
concise..usage of being etc in other options
no while because no contrast is being shown,general statement has been given
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 27 Jul 2012
Posts: 76
Location: India
GMAT Date: 10-25-2012
WE: Consulting (Computer Software)
Re: Although he is reported to have spoken his mind freely while  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 30 Oct 2012, 23:36
Quote:
are correct with answer but why did u kill answer choice B?


tell me which one sounds better:
1. John played football while in childhood
2. John Played football as a young child.
_________________
if my post helped you, let me know by pressing Kudos...
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 22 Dec 2011
Posts: 226
Re: Although he is reported to have spoken his mind freely while  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 31 Oct 2012, 00:45
anshunadir wrote:
Quote:
are correct with answer but why did u kill answer choice B?


tell me which one sounds better:
1. John played football while in childhood
2. John Played football as a young child.


i saw the diff already but I was wondering there any grammatical mistake this choice!
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 19 Nov 2012
Posts: 5
Location: United States
WE: Supply Chain Management (Energy and Utilities)
Re: Although he is reported to have spoken his mind freely while  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 19 Nov 2012, 21:03
Jp27 wrote:
anshunadir wrote:
IMO E
as a young child - short, crisp and correct
All other options are wordier,redundant and awkward constructions.


u are correct with answer but why did u kill answer choice B?


The reason why she must have eliminated choice E , because we are talking of Ralph as a child and not his childhood, So before " ralph " right word should be child and not childhood .
SVP
SVP
User avatar
Joined: 06 Sep 2013
Posts: 1661
Concentration: Finance
GMAT ToolKit User
Re: Although he is reported to have spoken his mind freely while  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 15 Apr 2014, 20:03
Any ideas on why E instead of B in this question?

Will be happy to throw some Kudos out there!
Cheers!
J :)
Manager
Manager
avatar
B
Joined: 19 Mar 2012
Posts: 98
Location: United States
Schools: IIMA PGPX"20
GMAT ToolKit User
Re: Although he is reported to have spoken his mind freely while  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 17 Apr 2014, 16:03
Can somebody please explain what is wrong with option A.
And Please do not say avoid " being " in GMAT.
_________________
Feel Free to Press Kudos if you like the way I think :).
Current Student
User avatar
V
Joined: 19 Mar 2012
Posts: 4273
Location: India
GMAT 1: 760 Q50 V42
GPA: 3.8
WE: Marketing (Non-Profit and Government)
Re: Although he is reported to have spoken his mind freely while  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 18 Apr 2014, 03:27
282552 wrote:
Can somebody please explain what is wrong with option A.
And Please do not say avoid " being " in GMAT.


while is used either in contrast or as a replacement of "when"
Neither works here.

Also being as a modifier NEVER works on the GMAT.
_________________
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Status: Not afraid of failures, disappointments, and falls.
Joined: 20 Jan 2010
Posts: 262
Concentration: Technology, Entrepreneurship
WE: Operations (Telecommunications)
GMAT ToolKit User
Re: Although he is reported to have spoken his mind freely while  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 17 Aug 2016, 23:39
Top Contributor
jlgdr wrote:
Any ideas on why E instead of B in this question?

Will be happy to throw some Kudos out there!
Cheers!
J :)


B is out because of modifier problem. Ralph after the comma refers to "child", not to "childhood". Ralph is a "child", not a "childhood".
_________________
"I choose to rise after every fall"
Target=770
http://challengemba.blogspot.com
Kudos??
Senior SC Moderator
User avatar
V
Joined: 14 Nov 2016
Posts: 1319
Location: Malaysia
GMAT ToolKit User
Re: Although he is reported to have spoken his mind freely while  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 05 Apr 2017, 22:44
Jp27 wrote:
Although he is reported to have spoken his mind freely while being a young child, Ralph Nader was 25 years old before he began to advocate professionally as an attorney.

(A) while being a young child
(B) while in childhood
(C) at the time of his being a child
(D) as being in childhood
(E) as a young child


OFFICIAL EXPLANATION


Correct Answer: E

Explanation: This question tests the ability to recognize Idiomatic English and to express ideas concisely and directly. Answer choices A, B, and D are all unidiomatic. Answer choices A and C violate the GMAT's preference for brevity. In addition, answer choice C illogically suggests that being a child occurs at a finite period in time rather than over a period of time. Answer choice E is the correct choice because it is brief, idiomatic, and correctly uses "as" as a preposition to mean "in the capacity, character, or role of."

as (conjunction) = in the same way
_________________
"Be challenged at EVERY MOMENT."

“Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.”

"Each stage of the journey is crucial to attaining new heights of knowledge."

Rules for posting in verbal forum | Please DO NOT post short answer in your post!

Advanced Search : https://gmatclub.com/forum/advanced-search/
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 27 May 2018
Posts: 5
Re: Although he is reported to have spoken his mind freely while  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 13 Apr 2019, 07:09
Can someone please explain clearly why B is not correct. option E could also mean that adult ralph spoke his mind freely as a young child (does)
SVP
SVP
User avatar
V
Joined: 15 Jul 2015
Posts: 2450
Location: India
GMAT 1: 780 Q50 V51
GRE 1: Q170 V169
Re: Although he is reported to have spoken his mind freely while  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 13 Apr 2019, 07:26
shaldor wrote:
Can someone please explain clearly why B is not correct. option E could also mean that adult ralph spoke his mind freely as a young child (does)
Option B is unidiomatic.

Unfortunately, we can't do much in such cases. We need to recognize that that particular construction is not valid in English and "blacklist" it.

If it helps, you can go through the official question on which this question is based.
_________________
GMAT Club Bot
Re: Although he is reported to have spoken his mind freely while   [#permalink] 13 Apr 2019, 07:26
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Although he is reported to have spoken his mind freely while

  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®.