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

 It is currently 18 Nov 2018, 21:56

### 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 November
PrevNext
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
28293031123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
2526272829301
Open Detailed Calendar
• ### How to QUICKLY Solve GMAT Questions - GMAT Club Chat

November 20, 2018

November 20, 2018

09:00 AM PST

10:00 AM PST

The reward for signing up with the registration form and attending the chat is: 6 free examPAL quizzes to practice your new skills after the chat.
• ### The winning strategy for 700+ on the GMAT

November 20, 2018

November 20, 2018

06:00 PM EST

07:00 PM EST

What people who reach the high 700's do differently? We're going to share insights, tips and strategies from data we collected on over 50,000 students who used examPAL.

# Although the bite of brown recluse spiders are rarely fatal,

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Director
Joined: 14 Dec 2012
Posts: 766
Location: India
Concentration: General Management, Operations
GMAT 1: 700 Q50 V34
GPA: 3.6
Re: Although the bite of brown recluse spiders are rarely  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

18 Jun 2013, 23:33
skamal7 wrote:
Although the bite of brown recluse spiders are rarely fatal, they cause chronic flesh wounds, posing the greatest danger to the infant and elderly, who are particularly vulnerable to its poison.
(A) brown recluse spiders are rarely fatal, they cause chronic flesh wounds, posing the greatest danger to the infant and elderly, who are particularly vulnerable to its
(B) brown recluse spiders are rarely fatal, they cause chronic flesh wounds and pose the greatest danger to the infant and elderly, who are particularly vulnerable to their
(C) the brown recluse spider is rarely fatal, it causes chronic flesh wounds, posing the greatest danger to the infant and elderly, who are particularly vulnerable to their
(D) the brown recluse spider is rarely fatal, it causes chronic flesh wounds and poses the greatest danger to infants and the elderly, who are particularly vulnerable to its
(E) the brown recluse spider is rarely fatal, they cause chronic flesh wounds, posing the greatest danger to the infant and elderly, who are particularly vulnerable to its

Can some one help me to clraify my doubt
Can the pronoun's refer to the nouns which are in prepositional phrases
for eg:
bite of brown recluse spiders .In this if i want to refer to spiders can i use they eventhough they reside in prepositional phrase(bite of brown recluse spiders).

=> ALTHOUGH always followed by finite clause.
=> ALTHOUGH should always separate two clauses==:>ex: although X , Y..where X and Y are clauses.
=> If the clause Y is starting with a pronoun then the antecedent of this pronoun is always the subject of clause X, and will not be ambiguous inspite of presence of other noun.

now in the above question clause Y is starting with pronoun so it must refer to subject of the clause X i.e. the bite....which is singular and hence pronoun should be ITS.
if there is no "although " then the pronoun can refer to a noun in the prepositional phrase also....
hope it is clear.
kudos if it helped.
_________________

When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe ...then you will be successfull....

GIVE VALUE TO OFFICIAL QUESTIONS...

learn AWA writing techniques while watching video : http://www.gmatprepnow.com/module/gmat-analytical-writing-assessment

Intern
Joined: 08 Dec 2013
Posts: 33
Re: Although the bite of brown recluse spiders are rarely fatal,  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

11 Sep 2014, 03:39
b/w c and d

if we look at the words in the end..

in c..it says "their" poison
in d..it says "its" poison

n poison should be of the br solders and not of the bite.
"its poison" means posion of the bite but not of the brs..which should be the other way round

kindly help me on this.
so why not c
VP
Joined: 27 Mar 2010
Posts: 1022
Location: Bangalore, India
Re: Although the bite of brown recluse spiders are rarely fatal,  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

15 Sep 2014, 03:16
shreygupta3192 wrote:
so why not c

With C, the sentence would be:

Although the bite of the brown recluse spider is rarely fatal, it causes chronic flesh wounds, posing the greatest danger to the infant and elderly, who are particularly vulnerable to their poison.

their, a plural pronoun, cannot refer to either spider or bite, both of which are singular.
_________________

Thanks,
Ashish
EducationAisle, Bangalore

Sentence Correction Nirvana available on Amazon.in and Flipkart

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

Intern
Joined: 20 Jan 2016
Posts: 45
GMAT 1: 600 Q47 V26
Re: Although the bite of brown recluse spiders are rarely fatal,  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

11 Jul 2016, 02:43
A. singlar plural pronoun error

B. cause and pose
to the same level is incorrect

C.pronoun number error

D. same error as B

E is correct

Sent from my iPhone using GMAT Club Forum mobile app
Non-Human User
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 3388
Re: Although the bite of brown recluse spiders are rarely fatal,  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

05 Sep 2018, 11:19
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.
_________________
Re: Although the bite of brown recluse spiders are rarely fatal, &nbs [#permalink] 05 Sep 2018, 11:19

Go to page   Previous    1   2   [ 25 posts ]

Display posts from previous: Sort by