It is currently 19 Nov 2017, 23:12

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

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Building on civilizations that preceded them in coastal Peru, the Mohi

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

Hide Tags

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 18 Aug 2009
Posts: 318

Kudos [?]: 351 [0], given: 13

Building on civilizations that preceded them in coastal Peru, the Mohi [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 16 Sep 2009, 18:01
17
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  25% (medium)

Question Stats:

74% (00:50) correct 26% (01:06) wrong based on 784 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

Building on civilizations that preceded them in coastal Peru, the Mochica developed their own elaborate society, based on cultivating such crops like corn and beans, the harvesting of fish and shellfish, and exploiting other wild and domestic resources.

(A) based on cultivating such crops like corn and beans, the harvesting of fish and shellfish, and exploiting

(B) based on the cultivation of such crops as corn and beans, the harvesting of fish and seafood, and the exploitation of

(C) and basing it on the cultivation of crops like corn and beans, harvesting fish and seafood, and the exploiting of

(D) and they based it on their cultivation of crops such as corn and beans, the harvest of fish and seafood, and exploiting

(E) and they based it on their cultivating such crops like corn and beans, their harvest of fish and shellfish, and they exploited
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

Last edited by hazelnut on 14 Oct 2017, 08:05, edited 1 time in total.
Edited the question.

Kudos [?]: 351 [0], given: 13

1 KUDOS received
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 23 Jun 2009
Posts: 145

Kudos [?]: 14 [1], given: 9

Re: Building on civilizations that preceded them in coastal Peru, the Mohi [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 16 Sep 2009, 19:21
1
This post received
KUDOS
hgp2k wrote:
Hey guys, I did not understand the explanation from OG 12 for the answer of following question. Can you please help?

Question: Building on civilizations that preceded them in coastal Peru, the Mochica developed their own elaborate society, based on cultivating such crops like corn and beans, the harvesting of fish and shellfish, and exploiting other wild and domestic resources.

A) based on cultivating such crops like corn and beans, the harvesting of fish and shellfish, and exploiting-incorrect usage of "like"
B) based on the cultivation of such crops as corn and beans, the harvesting of fish and seafood, and the exploitation of
C) and basing it on the cultivation of crops like corn and beans, harvesting fish and seafood, and the exploiting of-incorrect usage of "like"
D) and they based it on their cultivation of crops such as corn and beans, the harvest of fish and seafood, and exploiting-wrong parallelism
E) and they based it on their cultivating such crops like corn and beans, their harvest of fish and shellfish, and they exploited
incorrect usage of "like"


IMO "B".What is the OA?

Kudos [?]: 14 [1], given: 9

1 KUDOS received
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
B
Joined: 31 Aug 2009
Posts: 415

Kudos [?]: 357 [1], given: 20

Location: Sydney, Australia
Re: Building on civilizations that preceded them in coastal Peru, the Mohi [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 16 Sep 2009, 20:02
1
This post received
KUDOS
I think it is A. Looking at the list the only one where all three are parallel is A.
a) cultivating, harvesting, exploiting
b) cultivation, harvesting, exploitation
c) cultivation, harvesting, exploiting
d) cultivation, harvest, exploiting
e) cultivating, harvest, exploited

Kudos [?]: 357 [1], given: 20

2 KUDOS received
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 23 Jun 2009
Posts: 145

Kudos [?]: 14 [2], given: 9

Re: Building on civilizations that preceded them in coastal Peru, the Mohi [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 16 Sep 2009, 20:11
2
This post received
KUDOS
yangsta8 wrote:
I think it is A. Looking at the list the only one where all three are parallel is A.
a) cultivating, harvesting, exploiting
b) cultivation, harvesting, exploitation
c) cultivation, harvesting, exploiting
d) cultivation, harvest, exploiting
e) cultivating, harvest, exploited


In my opinion -In "A" "harvesting of" creates a gerund ,the other 2 are participles. Usage of "like" is incorrect.

Kudos [?]: 14 [2], given: 9

1 KUDOS received
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 28 Aug 2009
Posts: 183

Kudos [?]: 89 [1], given: 1

Re: Building on civilizations that preceded them in coastal Peru, the Mohi [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 16 Sep 2009, 21:30
1
This post received
KUDOS
A) based on cultivating such crops like corn and beans, the harvesting of fish and shellfish, and exploiting
"like" incorrect,"such as" should be used
B) based on the cultivation of such crops as corn and beans, the harvesting of fish and seafood, and the exploitation of
correct
C) and basing it on the cultivation of crops like corn and beans, harvesting fish and seafood, and the exploiting of
"and basing it " needs a subject bu there is none
D) and they based it on their cultivation of crops such as corn and beans, the harvest of fish and seafood, and exploiting
cultivation,harvest abd exploiting are n aallel
E) and they based it on their cultivating such crops like corn and beans, their harvest of fish and shellfish, and they exploited
cultivation,harvest nd exploted is not parallel

Kudos [?]: 89 [1], given: 1

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 18 Aug 2009
Posts: 318

Kudos [?]: 351 [0], given: 13

Re: Building on civilizations that preceded them in coastal Peru, the Mohi [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 17 Sep 2009, 08:08
OA is B. Thank you for explanation.

Kudos [?]: 351 [0], given: 13

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Joined: 18 Aug 2009
Posts: 299

Kudos [?]: 362 [0], given: 9

Re: Building on civilizations that preceded them in coastal Peru, the Mohi [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 29 Oct 2009, 19:19
I ran into this same Q in OG12 and chose A.

Even if A is using "such crops.. LIKE.." maybe they had crops which is not same as corn/beans but some other similar variety.
Looking at B, SUCH-AS is correctly used, but SHELLFISH is replaced by SEAFOOD! This would be changing the meaning of original sentence.
thoughts?

Yet, OA is B :(

Kudos [?]: 362 [0], given: 9

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 10 Sep 2009
Posts: 112

Kudos [?]: 82 [0], given: 10

Re: Building on civilizations that preceded them in coastal Peru, the Mohi [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 30 Oct 2009, 05:11
Agree with B :)

Kudos [?]: 82 [0], given: 10

1 KUDOS received
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 31 Dec 2009
Posts: 13

Kudos [?]: 5 [1], given: 4

Re: Building on civilizations that preceded them in coastal Peru, the Mohi [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 02 Jan 2010, 13:38
1
This post received
KUDOS
5
This post was
BOOKMARKED
Building on civilizations that preceded them in coastal Peru, the Mohica developed their own elaborate society, based on cultivating such crops like corn and beans, the harvesting of fish and shellfish, and exploiting other wild and domestic resources.

(A) based on cultivating such crops like corn and beans, the harvesting of fish and shellfish, and exploiting

(B) based on the cultivation of such crops as corn and beans, the harvesting of fish and seafood, and the exploitation of

(C) and basing it on the cultivation of crops like corn and beans, harvesting fish and seafood, and the exploiting of

(D) and they based it on their cultivation of crops such as corn and beans, the harvest of fish and seafood, and exploting

(E) and they based it on their cultivating such crops like corn and beans, their harvest of fish and shellfish, and they exploited

Kudos [?]: 5 [1], given: 4

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 31 Dec 2009
Posts: 13

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 4

Re: Building on civilizations that preceded them in coastal Peru, the Mohi [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 02 Jan 2010, 13:40
I can't seem to agree with OA and can't seem to find right answer. None of them seem to be right.

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 4

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 11 Mar 2007
Posts: 82

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

Re: Building on civilizations that preceded them in coastal Peru, the Mohi [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 02 Jan 2010, 13:58
IMO - B

I think - the question is testing parallelism and B seems to be best answer -

based on the cultivation of such crops as corn and beans, the harvesting of fish and seafood, and the exploitation of

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

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 31 Dec 2009
Posts: 13

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 4

Re: Building on civilizations that preceded them in coastal Peru, the Mohi [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 02 Jan 2010, 14:10
So, why not A ? Are cultivating, harvesting and exploiting ....not in parallel ?

The second problem problem is with the usage of such crops like. The correct usage should be such crops as, as in answer B.

OA is B.

Trying to understand why A doesn't meet parallelism, more so when OA explains that cultivating, harvesting and exploiting ....are the correct parallel forms for this sentence.

This is from the OG-12 (SC#28).

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 4

Manager
Manager
User avatar
Status: Its Wow or Never
Joined: 11 Dec 2009
Posts: 204

Kudos [?]: 303 [0], given: 7

Location: India
Concentration: Technology, Strategy
GMAT 1: 670 Q47 V35
GMAT 2: 710 Q48 V40
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
Re: Building on civilizations that preceded them in coastal Peru, the Mohi [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 19 Jan 2010, 11:13
Building on civilizations that preceded them in coastal
Peru, the Mochica developed their own elaborate
society, based on cultivating such crops like corn and
beans, the harvesting of fi sh and shellfi sh, and
exploiting other wild and domestic resources.
(A) based on cultivating such crops like corn and
beans, the harvesting of fi sh and shellfi sh, and
exploiting
(B) based on the cultivation of such crops as corn
and beans, the harvesting of fi sh and seafood,
and the exploitation of
(C) and basing it on the cultivation of crops like corn
and beans, harvesting fi sh and seafood, and the
exploiting of
(D) and they based it on their cultivation of crops
such as corn and beans, the harvest of fi sh and
seafood, and exploiting
(E) and they based it on their cultivating such crops
like corn and beans, their harvest of fi sh and
shellfi sh, and they exploited


[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
B

_________________

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
If you think you can,you can
If you think you can't,you are right.

Kudos [?]: 303 [0], given: 7

1 KUDOS received
Retired Moderator
avatar
Status: Darden Class of 2013
Joined: 28 Jul 2009
Posts: 1834

Kudos [?]: 398 [1], given: 37

Schools: University of Virginia
Re: Building on civilizations that preceded them in coastal Peru, the Mohi [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 19 Jan 2010, 12:32
1
This post received
KUDOS
"Such as" is always correct (in terms of giving examples), and "such like" is always and forever incorrect. Having said that, (A) uses the incorrect construct of "such crops LIKE", for which the usage is incorrect.
(B) fixes the problem of such as, but since there's a list of items given, you need to make sure that all items in this list are parallel to each other. This list contains cultivating of corn and beans, the harvesting of fish, and exploitation of other wild and domestic resources. All three of these items are parallel, since the writer has put them all in noun phrases (cultivating of, harvesting of, and exploitation of). So (B) looks very good so far.
(C) has several problems. Most of the time, if not all the time, the usage of "basing it" is almost always incorrect. It has to be "based on". Then the usage of the word "it" is questionable. What's "it" referring to? When you're providing a list of items, the phrase "such as" is preferred to the word "like". Last but not least, the three items in the list are not parallel in grammatical structure. (the cultivation of - a noun phrase; harvesting fish - a verb phrase)
(D) creates an extremely wordy sentence. The usage of "they based it on" should jump out at you. Who's "they" referring to? Who's "it" referring to? Again, the items in the list are not parallel as in (C) - with a mixture of noun phrases and verb phrase.
(E) repeats the "such like" error, which is always and forever wrong. Again, pronoun issue with "they" and "it".

The only answer that will be remotely possible is (B), which corrects all the mistakes mentioned.

mojorising800 wrote:
Building on civilizations that preceded them in coastal
Peru, the Mochica developed their own elaborate
society, based on cultivating such crops like corn and
beans, the harvesting of fi sh and shellfi sh, and
exploiting other wild and domestic resources.
(A) based on cultivating such crops like corn and
beans, the harvesting of fi sh and shellfi sh, and
exploiting
(B) based on the cultivation of such crops as corn
and beans, the harvesting of fi sh and seafood,
and the exploitation of
(C) and basing it on the cultivation of crops like corn
and beans, harvesting fi sh and seafood, and the
exploiting of
(D) and they based it on their cultivation of crops
such as corn and beans, the harvest of fi sh and
seafood, and exploiting
(E) and they based it on their cultivating such crops
like corn and beans, their harvest of fi sh and
shellfi sh, and they exploited


[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
B

_________________

GMAT Club Premium Membership - big benefits and savings

Kudos [?]: 398 [1], given: 37

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 07 Apr 2009
Posts: 142

Kudos [?]: 123 [0], given: 5

Re: Building on civilizations that preceded them in coastal Peru, the Mohi [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 19 Jan 2010, 14:31
IMO B.. such as .. only B & D remains in contention, B seems better to me

Kudos [?]: 123 [0], given: 5

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 16 Apr 2009
Posts: 317

Kudos [?]: 157 [0], given: 14

Re: Building on civilizations that preceded them in coastal Peru, the Mohi [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 20 Jan 2010, 18:35
2 idioms and you can answer question in 30 secs , remember these

1st - based on
2nd such as - note there can be words between such and as

Answer- B
_________________

Always tag your question

Kudos [?]: 157 [0], given: 14

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Joined: 22 Dec 2009
Posts: 356

Kudos [?]: 418 [0], given: 47

GMAT ToolKit User
Re: Building on civilizations that preceded them in coastal Peru, the Mohi [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 24 Jan 2010, 15:31
Building on civilizations that preceded them in coastal
Peru, the Mochica developed their own elaborate
society, based on cultivating such crops like corn and
beans, the harvesting of fi sh and shellfi sh, and
exploiting other wild and domestic resources.
(A) based on cultivating such crops like corn and
beans, the harvesting of fi sh and shellfi sh, and
exploiting
Not parallel..... cultivating such crops and harvesting Of...... should be such as instead of Like..

(B) based on the cultivation of such crops as corn
and beans, the harvesting of fi sh and seafood,
and the exploitation of
Correct - parallel across all the three clauses... also.. such as is perfectly used.

(C) and basing it on the cultivation of crops like corn
and beans, harvesting fi sh and seafood, and the
exploiting of
Like is incorrect

(D) and they based it on their cultivation of crops
such as corn and beans, the harvest of fi sh and
seafood, and exploiting
and is not required.... usage of they is not required

(E) and they based it on their cultivating such crops
like corn and beans, their harvest of fi sh and
shellfi sh, and they exploited
and is not required.... usage of they is not required
_________________

Cheers!
JT...........
If u like my post..... payback in Kudos!! :beer

|Do not post questions with OA|Please underline your SC questions while posting|Try posting the explanation along with your answer choice|
|For CR refer Powerscore CR Bible|For SC refer Manhattan SC Guide|


~~Better Burn Out... Than Fade Away~~

Kudos [?]: 418 [0], given: 47

VP
VP
avatar
Joined: 17 Feb 2010
Posts: 1471

Kudos [?]: 789 [0], given: 6

Re: Building on civilizations that preceded them in coastal Peru, the Mohi [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 27 Jul 2010, 18:21
Building on civilizations that preceded them in coastal Peru, the Mochica developed their own elaborate society, based on cultivating such crops like corn and beans, the harvesting of fish and shellfish, and exploiting other wild and domestic resources.

A) based on cultivating such crops like corn and beans, the harvesting of fish and shellfish, and exploiting
B) based on the cultivation of such crops as corn and beans, the harvesting of fish and seafood, and the exploitation of
C) and basing it on the cultivation of crops like corn and beans, harvesting fish and seafood, and the exploiting of
D) and they based it on their cultivation of crops such as corn and beans, the harvest of fish and seafood, and exploiting
E) and they based it on their cultivating such crops like corn and beans, their harvest of fish and shellfish, and they exploited

Kudos [?]: 789 [0], given: 6

1 KUDOS received
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 20 Jul 2010
Posts: 185

Kudos [?]: 139 [1], given: 7

Re: Building on civilizations that preceded them in coastal Peru, the Mohi [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 27 Jul 2010, 21:26
1
This post received
KUDOS
This is B...
Brings out the proper parallelism..

cultivation of..... , harvesting of .... , exploitation of...
_________________

Gotta hit the 700 score this time... 3rd time lucky !
Give me some kudos... Like you, even I need them badly ;)

Kudos [?]: 139 [1], given: 7

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 23 May 2010
Posts: 416

Kudos [?]: 144 [0], given: 112

Re: Building on civilizations that preceded them in coastal Peru, the Mohi [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 28 Jul 2010, 08:20
agree with B ...but I dont know chose A (sleepof mind)

Kudos [?]: 144 [0], given: 112

Re: Building on civilizations that preceded them in coastal Peru, the Mohi   [#permalink] 28 Jul 2010, 08:20

Go to page    1   2   3   4    Next  [ 76 posts ] 

Display posts from previous: Sort by

Building on civilizations that preceded them in coastal Peru, the Mohi

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


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions| 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®.