Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases https://gmatclub.com/AppTrack
GMAT Club

 It is currently 24 Mar 2017, 23:16

### 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

# Beyond the immediate cash flow crisis that the museum faces,

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

### Hide Tags

Intern
Status: I know my GPA is brilliant.
Joined: 03 Apr 2011
Posts: 36
WE 1: Big4 Assurance (2 years)
WE 2: Big4 M&A Advisory (2 years)
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 18 [1] , given: 7

Beyond the immediate cash flow crisis that the museum faces, [#permalink]

### Show Tags

22 Aug 2012, 03:53
1
KUDOS
2
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00

Difficulty:

5% (low)

Question Stats:

80% (01:38) correct 20% (00:41) wrong based on 255 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

Beyond the immediate cash flow crisis that the museum faces, its survival depends on if it can broaden its membership and leave its cramped quarters for a site where it can store and exhibit its more than 12,000 artifacts.
(A) if it can broaden its membership and leave
(B) whether it can broaden its membership and leave
(C) whether or not it has the capability to broaden its membership and can leave
(D) its ability for broadening its membership and leaving
(E) the ability for it to broaden its membership and leave

Could somebody clarify why D is wrong?
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
If you have any questions
you can ask an expert
New!
Manager
Joined: 02 Jul 2009
Posts: 72
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 28 [2] , given: 7

Re: Beyond the immediate cash flow crisis that the museum faces [#permalink]

### Show Tags

22 Aug 2012, 04:34
2
KUDOS
B is the answer-'whether' is preferred over 'if', the sentence is short, and broaden and leave are parallel
D cannot be the answer - because,'ability for broadening' is redundant and most of the time 'ability for' signals redundancy
_________________

Please provide kudos if you like my post. Thank you.

Intern
Status: I know my GPA is brilliant.
Joined: 03 Apr 2011
Posts: 36
WE 1: Big4 Assurance (2 years)
WE 2: Big4 M&A Advisory (2 years)
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 18 [0], given: 7

Re: Beyond the immediate cash flow crisis that the museum faces [#permalink]

### Show Tags

22 Aug 2012, 04:49
lotus wrote:
B is the answer-'whether' is preferred over 'if', the sentence is short, and broaden and leave are parallel
D cannot be the answer - because,'ability for broadening' is redundant and most of the time 'ability for' signals redundancy

Thanks lotus.

In that case;

could "ability to broaden" be correct construction?
Intern
Joined: 12 Jun 2012
Posts: 37
GMAT 1: 620 Q44 V31
Followers: 0

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

Re: Beyond the immediate cash flow crisis that the museum faces [#permalink]

### Show Tags

22 Aug 2012, 06:57
frankiegar wrote:
lotus wrote:
B is the answer-'whether' is preferred over 'if', the sentence is short, and broaden and leave are parallel
D cannot be the answer - because,'ability for broadening' is redundant and most of the time 'ability for' signals redundancy

Thanks lotus.

In that case;

could "ability to broaden" be correct construction?

I think you can say "its ability to broaden its membership and to leave". Comments?
Manager
Status: SLOGGING : My son says,This time Papa u will have to make it : Innocence is BLISS
Joined: 16 Jan 2012
Posts: 210
Location: India
WE: Sales (Energy and Utilities)
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 55 [0], given: 30

Re: Beyond the immediate cash flow crisis that the museum faces, [#permalink]

### Show Tags

27 Aug 2012, 05:57
Bxn If & whether : IF is used for CONDITIONAL cases and the following stem doesn't reveal any such condition :

Thus A / D / E are Eliminated

furthermore in D : For Broadening is an incorrect usage of Idiom

Bxn B & C :

C : To broaden ......................AND.................... Leave = Breaks Parallelism

Verbal Forum Moderator
Joined: 23 Oct 2011
Posts: 283
Followers: 36

Kudos [?]: 796 [0], given: 23

Re: Beyond the immediate cash flow crisis that the museum faces, [#permalink]

### Show Tags

02 Sep 2012, 21:16
in both D & E we have the following unidiomatic usage.

Ability for - the correct usage is ability to
_________________

********************
Push +1 kudos button please, if you like my post.

Intern
Joined: 17 Jan 2012
Posts: 30
Location: India
Concentration: General Management, International Business
GMAT 1: 650 Q48 V31
WE: Information Technology (Telecommunications)
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 14 [0], given: 13

Re: Beyond the immediate cash flow crisis that the museum faces, [#permalink]

### Show Tags

17 Oct 2013, 20:18
In B "whether" is used, but "whether" should be used only when there are two possibilities mentioned in the sentence right?
or is it like whether two possibilities are mentioned in the sentence or not, if two possibilities exists "whether" should be used ? (I hope I used "whether" correctly )
GMAT Club Legend
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 10668
Followers: 957

Kudos [?]: 213 [0], given: 0

Re: Beyond the immediate cash flow crisis that the museum faces, [#permalink]

### Show Tags

27 Oct 2014, 17:22
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.
Intern
Joined: 17 Oct 2014
Posts: 29
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 0

Re: Beyond the immediate cash flow crisis that the museum faces, [#permalink]

### Show Tags

28 Oct 2014, 07:44
In B "whether" is used, but "whether" should be used only when there are two possibilities mentioned in the sentence right?
or is it like whether two possibilities are mentioned in the sentence or not, if two possibilities exists "whether" should be used ? (I hope I used "whether" correctly )
"Whether" should be used for two choices--however, the phrase "whether or not" is usually considered redundant on the GMAT. In this case, the two options are that the museum could succeed or it could fail; however, the "or not" is correctly implied by the sentence, rather than being redundantly made explicit.

Hope this helps!
Manager
Joined: 17 Nov 2013
Posts: 190
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 21 [1] , given: 17

Re: Beyond the immediate cash flow crisis that the museum faces, [#permalink]

### Show Tags

09 Oct 2016, 14:37
1
KUDOS
Split1) "Ability + to", D and E say "ability+for" => this is not correct grammer. D and E are out.

Split2) The use of "whether" is correct and the GMAT prefers one word "whether" to the long "whether or not" so C is out.

Split3) Idiom? "depends + on" vs. "depends + if". I want to say that the correct grammar is "depends + on" and this is because IDIOM rules. Now, I am not sure about it, but please if someone can enlighten me with a more solid reason this split, I would greatly appreciate it. If "depends+on" holds, then A is incorrect. Source of reading on split3: http://www.waywordradio.org/discussion/ ... ends-upon/
Intern
Joined: 09 Apr 2016
Posts: 38
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 600

Beyond the immediate cash flow crisis that the museum faces, [#permalink]

### Show Tags

10 Oct 2016, 05:56
Can someone clarify why A is wrong?

I think I have figured it out.

If is used for conditional sentences.
Recognize a conditional sentence by, reversing it. If it still makes sense, then it is a conditional sentence.

If I exercised regularly, I would be healthier. I would be healthier, if I exercised regularly.

Whether is used for alternatives.

The sentence can not be flipped therefore it should be non conditional and whether is required.

Please correct me, if I am wrong.
BSchool Forum Moderator
Joined: 18 Jul 2015
Posts: 1284
Location: India
Concentration: General Management, International Business
GMAT 1: 670 Q50 V32
GMAT 2: 700 Q50 V34
GPA: 3.65
WE: Brand Management (Health Care)
Followers: 32

Kudos [?]: 288 [0], given: 42

Beyond the immediate cash flow crisis that the museum faces, [#permalink]

### Show Tags

10 Oct 2016, 06:24
AK125 wrote:
Can someone clarify why A is wrong?

I think I have figured it out.

If is used for conditional sentences.
Recognize a conditional sentence by, reversing it. If it still makes sense, then it is a conditional sentence.

If I exercised regularly, I would be healthier. I would be healthier, if I exercised regularly.

Whether is used for alternatives.

The sentence can not be flipped therefore it should be non conditional and whether is required.

Please correct me, if I am wrong.

Yes, option A can be neglected based on if and whether usage.

If is used for conditions and whether is used for questions.

Beyond the immediate cash flow crisis that the museum faces, its survival depends on whether it can broaden its membership and leave its cramped quarters for a site where it can store and exhibit its more than 12,000 artifacts.
_________________

Thanks.

Wanna say Thank you? Just hit Kudos.

Beyond the immediate cash flow crisis that the museum faces,   [#permalink] 10 Oct 2016, 06:24
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
64 Despite recent increases in sales and cash flow that have 28 30 Jan 2009, 17:40
Formulas for cash flow and the ratio of debt to equity do 13 15 Jul 2008, 09:21
Formulas for cash flow and the ratio of debtto equity do not 12 13 Jul 2008, 15:35
1 Formulas for cash flow and the ratio of debt to equity do 11 24 Feb 2008, 16:26
31 Beyond the immediate cash flow crisis that the museum faces, 23 11 Jul 2007, 22:45
Display posts from previous: Sort by

# Beyond the immediate cash flow crisis that the museum faces,

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

 Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO 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®.