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

It is currently 21 Nov 2019, 18:55

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

Art museums do not usually think of their collections as capital or co

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

Hide Tags

Find Similar Topics 
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 30 Apr 2009
Posts: 87
Art museums do not usually think of their collections as capital or co  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post Updated on: 11 Jan 2019, 03:47
5
33
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  55% (hard)

Question Stats:

53% (01:09) correct 47% (01:22) wrong based on 1945 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

Art museums do not usually think of their collections as capital or consider the interest income that would be generated if a portion of the capital would have been invested in another form.


(A) be generated if a portion of the capital would have been

(B) have been generated if a portion of the capital would have been

(C) be generated if a portion of the capital were

(D) be generated if a portion of the capital was

(E) be generated if a portion of the capital had been

_________________
Trying to make CR and RC my strong points

"If you want my advice, Peter," he said at last, "you've made a mistake already. By asking me. By asking anyone. Never ask people. Not about your work. Don't you know what you want? How can you stand it, not to know?" Ayn Rand

Originally posted by kt00381n on 06 May 2009, 18:45.
Last edited by Bunuel on 11 Jan 2019, 03:47, edited 1 time in total.
Renamed the topic and edited the question.
Most Helpful Community Reply
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 17 Apr 2007
Posts: 14
Re: Art museums do not usually think of their collections as capital or co  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 03 Mar 2011, 23:03
9
4
This question has inverted "if" in the last part of the statement.

with "if" statement "would" is awkward.
For example:

If I would go to the market, I will meet with my friend".
So, "would" cannt come on the "if" part of the statement. "would" is correct if it comes on "then" part.

So, A and B are out for that reason.
Also, you dont say "if I was rich", but u say "If I were rich" for hypothetical statements. So, D is out.
Also, if you have something like this "If I had been to the market, I would have bought the shoes." So, E is out for that reason.


fanatico wrote:
118. Art museums do not usually think of their collections as capital or consider the interest income that would be generated if a portion of the capital would have been invested in another form.
(A) be generated if a portion of the capital would have been
(B) have been generated if a portion of the capital would have been
(C) be generated if a portion of the capital were
(D) be generated if a portion of the capital was
(E) be generated if a portion of the capital had been

_________________
WAHEGURU JEE DA KHALSA, WAHEGURU JEE DE FATEH
General Discussion
VP
VP
User avatar
Joined: 07 Nov 2007
Posts: 1200
Location: New York
Re: Art museums do not usually think of their collections as capital or co  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 06 May 2009, 19:14
3
kt00381n wrote:
Art museums do not usually think of their collections as capital or consider the interest income that would be generated if a portion of the capital would have been invested in another form.
(A) be generated if a portion of the capital would have been
(B) have been generated if a portion of the capital would have been
(C) be generated if a portion of the capital were
(D) be generated if a portion of the capital was
(E) be generated if a portion of the capital had been


:wink:



agree with C.

Subjuctive mood required.

If I were President, I would have stopped the War.

If Capital were invested in another firm, interest incoulde would be generated.
_________________
Your attitude determines your altitude
Smiling wins more friends than frowning
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 30 Apr 2009
Posts: 87
Re: Art museums do not usually think of their collections as capital or co  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 06 May 2009, 19:19
I thought that portion of the capital is singular and thats why i picked D (portion of the capital was). Is it plural?
_________________
Trying to make CR and RC my strong points

"If you want my advice, Peter," he said at last, "you've made a mistake already. By asking me. By asking anyone. Never ask people. Not about your work. Don't you know what you want? How can you stand it, not to know?" Ayn Rand
VP
VP
User avatar
Joined: 07 Nov 2007
Posts: 1200
Location: New York
Re: Art museums do not usually think of their collections as capital or co  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 06 May 2009, 19:27
1
1
kt00381n wrote:
I thought that capital is singular and thats why i picked D. Is it plural?


Capital is singluar, but for subjunctive mood we use "were" instead of "was"


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subjunctive
_________________
Your attitude determines your altitude
Smiling wins more friends than frowning
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 07 Jul 2009
Posts: 146
Re: Art museums do not usually think of their collections as capital or co  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 19 Aug 2009, 11:01
1
It's C.
Mixes conditional and subjunctive.
E would be right if the answer choice is have been generated if a portion of the capital had been
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 04 Dec 2009
Posts: 52
Location: INDIA
Re: Art museums do not usually think of their collections as capital or co  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 14 May 2010, 20:30
1
Ans : C

would/could with if is wrong and for subjunctive mood we need were.
_________________
MBA (Mind , Body and Attitude )
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 04 Jan 2011
Posts: 36
Re: Art museums do not usually think of their collections as capital or co  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 03 Mar 2011, 23:09
Thanks

I was not able to decide bw C and D

if I were is correct...

If portion of the capital were/was?

what is the rule or using were/was in if clause?
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 15 Jan 2011
Posts: 38
Re: Art museums do not usually think of their collections as capital or co  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 04 Mar 2011, 20:39
1
the question here is about a hypothetical situation abt a situtaion which does not exist now.
so clearly were shud be used by rule. all the options can thus be eliminated other than C.

fanatico wrote:
Thanks

I was not able to decide bw C and D

if I were is correct...

If portion of the capital were/was?

what is the rule or using were/was in if clause?

_________________
The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.

If my post made you think, KUDO it. Its easy :D
Intern
Intern
avatar
Status: A continuous journey of self-improvement is essential for every person -Socrates
Joined: 02 Jan 2011
Posts: 41
Re: Art museums do not usually think of their collections as capital or co  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 18 May 2011, 20:47
+1 for C. If I were rich, I would have gone on world tour.
Retired Moderator
User avatar
Status: 2000 posts! I don't know whether I should feel great or sad about it! LOL
Joined: 04 Oct 2009
Posts: 954
Location: Peru
Schools: Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, MIT & HKS (Government)
WE 1: Economic research
WE 2: Banking
WE 3: Government: Foreign Trade and SMEs
Re: Art museums do not usually think of their collections as capital or co  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 05 Jul 2011, 12:41
5
+1 C

This is a typical question for non-native speakers who are learning English.
When we use the conditional for present situations that are not real (just assumptions). The construction is:
If (subject) (verb in simple past), (subject) WOULD (verb)
The only exception is the verb "to be". In that case, we ALWAYS should use WERE. It doesn't matter whether the subject is singular or it is "you".

For past situations, also not real:
If (subject) HAD (verb in past participle), (subject) WOULD HAVE (verb)...

Sometimes, being a non-native speaker is good for this type of exams.

I think I deserve kudos 8-)
_________________
"Life’s battle doesn’t always go to stronger or faster men; but sooner or later the man who wins is the one who thinks he can."

My Integrated Reasoning Logbook / Diary: http://gmatclub.com/forum/my-ir-logbook-diary-133264.html

GMAT Club Premium Membership - big benefits and savings
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 16 May 2013
Posts: 5
Re: Art museums do not usually think of their collections as capital or co  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 22 May 2013, 06:09
rajeshaaidu wrote:
+1 for C. If I were rich, I would have gone on world tour.



What's wrong with other sentences? a brief would help!

Thanks in advance.
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 09 May 2013
Posts: 31
Location: United States
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Marketing
GPA: 3.28
WE: Business Development (Consumer Products)
Re: Art museums do not usually think of their collections as capital or co  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 23 May 2013, 01:43
2
prasnna wrote:
rajeshaaidu wrote:
+1 for C. If I were rich, I would have gone on world tour.



What's wrong with other sentences? a brief would help!

Thanks in advance.


Type 1. Conditional type - real at present
If subject+ verb - simple present, subject will/shall verb-infinitive
If I have money, I will build dreams (maybe it is true)

Type 2: Conditional type - unreal at present
If subject+ verb - past tense and "were" for all subjects, subject would do something
If I had money, I would build dreams (at this moment, I do not have money)

Type 3: Conditional type - unreal in the past
If subject+ verb ( past perfect tense), subject would have + PII
I had had money two years ago, I would have built dreams (in the past, I did not have money)

Hope that it is helpful.
Board of Directors
User avatar
D
Status: QA & VA Forum Moderator
Joined: 11 Jun 2011
Posts: 4835
Location: India
GPA: 3.5
WE: Business Development (Commercial Banking)
GMAT ToolKit User
Re: Art museums do not usually think of their collections as capital or co  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 12 Oct 2016, 13:23
1
fanatico wrote:
118. Art museums do not usually think of their collections as capital or consider the interest income that would be generated if a portion of the capital would have been invested in another form.
(A) be generated if a portion of the capital would have been
(B) have been generated if a portion of the capital would have been
(C) be generated if a portion of the capital were
(D) be generated if a portion of the capital was
(E) be generated if a portion of the capital had been


The intent of the sentence is clearly to express a hypothetical situation

Art museums do not usually think of their collections as capital or consider the interest income that would be generated if a portion of the capital were invested in another form.

Hence straightaway (C)

_________________
Thanks and Regards

Abhishek....

PLEASE FOLLOW THE RULES FOR POSTING IN QA AND VA FORUM AND USE SEARCH FUNCTION BEFORE POSTING NEW QUESTIONS

How to use Search Function in GMAT Club | Rules for Posting in QA forum | Writing Mathematical Formulas |Rules for Posting in VA forum | Request Expert's Reply ( VA Forum Only )
Retired Moderator
User avatar
S
Joined: 14 Dec 2013
Posts: 2854
Location: Germany
Schools: German MBA
GMAT 1: 780 Q50 V47
WE: Corporate Finance (Pharmaceuticals and Biotech)
GMAT ToolKit User Reviews Badge
Re: Art museums do not usually think of their collections as capital or co  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 01 Dec 2016, 05:43
1
The OA is correct and explanations provided in the thread appear sufficient. If there are any specific questions, please post them here and then click again on the "Request Expert Reply" button - users are requested not to click the button without posting their queries.
Manager
Manager
avatar
S
Joined: 23 Sep 2016
Posts: 232
Reviews Badge
Re: Art museums do not usually think of their collections as capital or co  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 01 Dec 2016, 22:50
sayantanc2k wrote:
The OA is correct and explanations provided in the thread appear sufficient. If there are any specific questions, please post them here and then click again on the "Request Expert Reply" button - users are requested not to click the button without posting their queries.

how is were correct if the subject is a portion and their is no subjective verb.plz explain thank you :cry: :|
Retired Moderator
User avatar
S
Joined: 14 Dec 2013
Posts: 2854
Location: Germany
Schools: German MBA
GMAT 1: 780 Q50 V47
WE: Corporate Finance (Pharmaceuticals and Biotech)
GMAT ToolKit User Reviews Badge
Re: Art museums do not usually think of their collections as capital or co  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 03 Dec 2016, 07:34
1
rishabhmishra wrote:
sayantanc2k wrote:
The OA is correct and explanations provided in the thread appear sufficient. If there are any specific questions, please post them here and then click again on the "Request Expert Reply" button - users are requested not to click the button without posting their queries.

how is were correct if the subject is a portion and their is no subjective verb.plz explain thank you :cry: :|


Probably you meant subjunctive, not subjective - in that case you are absolutely on the right track. "Were" is indeed a hypothetical subjunctive case. One of the standard structures of IF.. THEN... construction (used to depict unlikely future event) is:

IF hypothetical subjunctive, THEN conditional (e.g. would).

Option C follows the above structure.
Manager
Manager
avatar
S
Joined: 23 Sep 2016
Posts: 232
Reviews Badge
Re: Art museums do not usually think of their collections as capital or co  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 04 Dec 2016, 23:38
sayantanc2k wrote:
rishabhmishra wrote:
sayantanc2k wrote:
The OA is correct and explanations provided in the thread appear sufficient. If there are any specific questions, please post them here and then click again on the "Request Expert Reply" button - users are requested not to click the button without posting their queries.

how is were correct if the subject is a portion and their is no subjective verb.plz explain thank you :cry: :|


Probably you meant subjunctive, not subjective - in that case you are absolutely on the right track. "Were" is indeed a hypothetical subjunctive case. One of the standard structures of IF.. THEN... construction (used to depict unlikely future event) is:

IF hypothetical subjunctive, THEN conditional (e.g. would).

Option C follows the above structure.

i know its between c and D but i don't know why it is c .Because i think the subject in that clause is a portion which is singular then why it is were(c)
Retired Moderator
User avatar
S
Joined: 14 Dec 2013
Posts: 2854
Location: Germany
Schools: German MBA
GMAT 1: 780 Q50 V47
WE: Corporate Finance (Pharmaceuticals and Biotech)
GMAT ToolKit User Reviews Badge
Re: Art museums do not usually think of their collections as capital or co  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 06 Dec 2016, 04:38
2
rishabhmishra wrote:
sayantanc2k wrote:
rishabhmishra wrote:
Probably you meant subjunctive, not subjective - in that case you are absolutely on the right track. "Were" is indeed a hypothetical subjunctive case. One of the standard structures of IF.. THEN... construction (used to depict unlikely future event) is:

IF hypothetical subjunctive, THEN conditional (e.g. would).

Option C follows the above structure.

i know its between c and D but i don't know why it is c .Because i think the subject in that clause is a portion which is singular then why it is were(c)


The hypothetical subjunctive uses the simple past form of the verb - so ideally the verb should be "was". However another rule of hypothetical subjunctive is that "was" becomes "were".

If I WERE the king, I would hang all the corrupt ministers.... correct. (NOT I was)
Manager
Manager
avatar
G
Joined: 01 Nov 2017
Posts: 67
Location: India
Premium Member
Re: Art museums do not usually think of their collections as capital or co  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 12 Jan 2019, 03:42
How can we make out that the structure of the sentence demand subjunctive verb.
GMAT Club Bot
Re: Art museums do not usually think of their collections as capital or co   [#permalink] 12 Jan 2019, 03:42

Go to page    1   2    Next  [ 22 posts ] 

Display posts from previous: Sort by

Art museums do not usually think of their collections as capital or co

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  





Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne