It is currently 24 Jun 2017, 14:28

### 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

# Charles Lindbergh

Author Message
Manager
Joined: 27 Jan 2006
Posts: 156
Location: Europe

### Show Tags

23 May 2006, 23:09
Charles Lindbergh, for his attempt at a solo transatlantic flight, was very reluctant to have any extra weight on his plane, he therefore refused to carry even a pound of mail, despite being offered \$1,000 to do so.

(A) Charles Lindbergh, for his attempt at a solo transatlantic flight, was very reluctant to have any extra weight on his plane, he therefore
(B) When Charles Lindbergh was attempting his solo transatlantic flight, being very reluctant to have any extra weight on his plane, he
(C) Since he was very reluctant to carry any extra weight on his plane when he was attempting his solo transatlantic flight, so Charles Lindbergh
(D) Being very reluctant to carry any extra weight on his plane when he attempted his solo transatlantic flight was the reason that Charles Lindbergh
(E) Very reluctant to have any extra weight on his plane when he attempted his solo transatlantic flight, Charles Lindbergh

here's one more tough Q..OA later...
_________________

Stay hungry, Stay foolish

GMAT Club Legend
Joined: 07 Jul 2004
Posts: 5043
Location: Singapore

### Show Tags

23 May 2006, 23:31
B,C,D and E are all very akward sentences. I'll go with A.
(A) 'he therefore' is not required
(B) awkard sentence
(C) awkward sentence
(D) 'Being very reluctant to carry any extra weight on his plane when he attempted his solo transatlantic flight was the reason' --> awkward

E is the best choice. Links up perfectly with the non-underlined part of the sentence.
VP
Joined: 07 Nov 2005
Posts: 1118
Location: India

### Show Tags

23 May 2006, 23:34
Picking E.
Narrowed it to A and E.
In B,the phrase ' being very reluctant..... ' seems awkwardly used.
In C, the construction becomes awkward due to ' since ' and 'so'.
D is out because of use of being at the starting and also the sentence seems wordy.
SVP
Joined: 30 Mar 2006
Posts: 1728

### Show Tags

24 May 2006, 00:36
buzzgaurav wrote:
Picking E.
Narrowed it to A and E.
In B,the phrase ' being very reluctant..... ' seems awkwardly used.
In C, the construction becomes awkward due to ' since ' and 'so'.
D is out because of use of being at the starting and also the sentence seems wordy.

Will go with E too, attempt at in A is unidomatic.
Manager
Joined: 22 May 2005
Posts: 138

### Show Tags

24 May 2006, 02:49
Yup .. I'll go with E too ..
in A) attemp at is unidiomatic. ( should be attempt to)
in B) being makes the sentence passive also very awkward construction here.
in C) so is not needed, also construction is awkaward
in D) again being making the sentence passive as well as awkaward.
Only in E, Very reluctand is modifying Charles correctly .. thus "E"
Director
Joined: 16 Aug 2005
Posts: 938
Location: France

### Show Tags

24 May 2006, 06:30
Yes certainly E...what is OA
Manager
Joined: 11 Oct 2005
Posts: 94

### Show Tags

24 May 2006, 06:51
E for me as well
Director
Joined: 26 Mar 2006
Posts: 631

### Show Tags

24 May 2006, 07:26
a tough one...Another 'E' here OA please ??
Manager
Joined: 10 May 2006
Posts: 125

### Show Tags

24 May 2006, 09:45
jeunesis wrote:
Charles Lindbergh, for his attempt at a solo transatlantic flight, was very reluctant to have any extra weight on his plane, he therefore refused to carry even a pound of mail, despite being offered \$1,000 to do so.

(A) Charles Lindbergh, for his attempt at a solo transatlantic flight, was very reluctant to have any extra weight on his plane, he therefore
(B) When Charles Lindbergh was attempting his solo transatlantic flight, being very reluctant to have any extra weight on his plane, he
(C) Since he was very reluctant to carry any extra weight on his plane when he was attempting his solo transatlantic flight, so Charles Lindbergh
(D) Being very reluctant to carry any extra weight on his plane when he attempted his solo transatlantic flight was the reason that Charles Lindbergh
(E) Very reluctant to have any extra weight on his plane when he attempted his solo transatlantic flight, Charles Lindbergh

here's one more tough Q..OA later...

I will go with "E"
Manager
Joined: 27 Jan 2006
Posts: 156
Location: Europe

### Show Tags

24 May 2006, 13:24
Thank you guys. OA is E
_________________

Stay hungry, Stay foolish

Director
Joined: 27 Feb 2006
Posts: 622

### Show Tags

24 May 2006, 14:30
^ E ^

it is.
24 May 2006, 14:30
Display posts from previous: Sort by