It is currently 17 Oct 2017, 19:43

### 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

# At the last charity drive only 68 percent of the pledges

Author Message
Senior Manager
Joined: 07 Mar 2006
Posts: 351

Kudos [?]: 37 [0], given: 1

At the last charity drive only 68 percent of the pledges [#permalink]

### Show Tags

26 Jul 2006, 04:12
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

0% (00:00) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 1 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

At the last charity drive only 68 percent of the pledges were paid up to the Heartbeats Federation; at least as much as one hundred and more others had not made any payment whatsoever.

A. at least as much as one hundred and more others had not made any
B. at least as much as more than one hundred others made no
D. more than one hundred others made no
E. there was at least one hundred or more others without any

Please discuss choices C and D.

Kudos [?]: 37 [0], given: 1

Director
Joined: 06 May 2006
Posts: 791

Kudos [?]: 39 [0], given: 2

### Show Tags

26 Jul 2006, 08:19
C and D are the only sane choices...

Out of these, D, for being concise...
_________________

Uh uh. I know what you're thinking. "Is the answer A, B, C, D or E?" Well to tell you the truth in all this excitement I kinda lost track myself. But you've gotta ask yourself one question: "Do I feel lucky?" Well, do ya, punk?

Kudos [?]: 39 [0], given: 2

VP
Joined: 14 May 2006
Posts: 1399

Kudos [?]: 222 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

26 Jul 2006, 08:21
excellent example of redundancy... at least + more... don't go together... it is either one or the other

Kudos [?]: 222 [0], given: 0

VP
Joined: 02 Jun 2006
Posts: 1258

Kudos [?]: 106 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

26 Jul 2006, 10:59
As the two part around ";" should be part of the same logical construct, C by use of "had" connects to the previous part.

C also reflects the correct tense for the sentences (paid/had ..)

Kudos [?]: 106 [0], given: 0

Director
Joined: 28 Dec 2005
Posts: 751

Kudos [?]: 18 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

26 Jul 2006, 16:10
zoom612 wrote:
At the last charity drive only 68 percent of the pledges were paid up to the Heartbeats Federation; at least as much as one hundred and more others had not made any payment whatsoever.

A. at least as much as one hundred and more others had not made any
B. at least as much as more than one hundred others made no
D. more than one hundred others made no
E. there was at least one hundred or more others without any

Please discuss choices C and D.

D is the most concise. C uses past perfect, without any real need for it.

Kudos [?]: 18 [0], given: 0

Senior Manager
Joined: 07 Mar 2006
Posts: 351

Kudos [?]: 37 [0], given: 1

### Show Tags

26 Jul 2006, 22:11
Can we use a past tense and a past perfect tense each in two different sentences separated by a semi-colon.
I hope my question is clear. Right now i just can't think of a pertinent example.

Kudos [?]: 37 [0], given: 1

Director
Joined: 28 Dec 2005
Posts: 751

Kudos [?]: 18 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

26 Jul 2006, 22:23
As a rule, on the GMAT, it is recommended that past perfect tense be avoided unless one needs to show a chronological sequence between events.

For example:

He ate ham and sausages for breakfast yesterday
NOT
He had eaten ham and sausages for breakfast yesterday.

(NOTE: both are grammatically correct, but the GMAT believes that the second sentence does not need the past perfect tense).

Another example:
He had eaten ham and sausages when sat down for breakfast yesterday.

The above sentence justifies the use of 'had', since it tells us he ate the ham and sausages before he sat down for breakfast.

There is no rule involving the semi-colon in this case, to the best of my knowledge.

Kudos [?]: 18 [0], given: 0

SVP
Joined: 30 Mar 2006
Posts: 1728

Kudos [?]: 98 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

26 Jul 2006, 22:23
Will go with D.

Kudos [?]: 98 [0], given: 0

Current Student
Joined: 29 Jan 2005
Posts: 5207

Kudos [?]: 434 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

24 Aug 2006, 02:47
Separate the two phrases into sentences to test if the past perfect can be used here... NOPE.

(D) survives

Kudos [?]: 434 [0], given: 0

24 Aug 2006, 02:47
Display posts from previous: Sort by