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09 Mar 2017, 15:56
Hi expert,

However, I selected the right choice because of the first part of the sentence, and I know that the usage of subjunctive mood is correct in this case. Can you please rephrase the sentence "Were it to do so" by replacing "so" and "it" by what these terms refer to? I tried but failed.
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11 Mar 2017, 04:47
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Hi expert,

However, I selected the right choice because of the first part of the sentence, and I know that the usage of subjunctive mood is correct in this case. Can you please rephrase the sentence "Were it to do so" by replacing "so" and "it" by what these terms refer to? I tried but failed.

"It" refers to "water"; "do so" refers to " overflow the land".

"... were the water to overflow the land..."

However the above is not really a good construction - better would be:
"....IF the water overflowed the land..." OR "....If it did so...."

Note that in GMAT the if-then relation is generally not depicted in the following way, though such usage is often found in other sources:
Were I to go out, I would take an umbrella.

Better:
IF I were to go out, I would take an umbrella.

Even better:
If I went out, I would take an umbrella.
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14 Mar 2017, 12:57
Bluelagoon wrote:
Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than any other site of the world, yet the agriculture is so fertile and the water reservoirs are efficient, so that the water does not overflow the land; otherwise, the level of surface water would rise unexpectedly and flood most of the state’s renowned towns.

(A) are efficient, so that the water does not overflow on the land; otherwise,

(B) are so efficient that the water does not overflow the land; were it to do so,

(C) so efficient that the water does not overflow on the land, or else

(D ) efficient, so that the water does not overflow on the land, or

(E) efficient so that the water does not only overflow the land; if it did

''yet the agriculture is so fertile and the water reservoirs''
in the above parts, ''the agriculture'' and ''the water'' are 2 different subjects. This part is quoted from NON-UNDERLINED part not from the underlined part. So, this part is 100% legit. in this part, the TAG ''AND'' indicates to use a new verb after 'reservoirs', because ''the agriculture'' and ''the water'' gives 2 separate ideas. So, C,D and E are out, because they don't carry any verb after ''reservoirs''
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14 Mar 2017, 13:30
Bluelagoon wrote:
Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than any other site of the world, yet the agriculture is so fertile and the water reservoirs are efficient, so that the water does not overflow the land; otherwise, the level of surface water would rise unexpectedly and flood most of the state???s renowned towns.

(A) are efficient, so that the water does not overflow on the land; otherwise,

(B) are so efficient that the water does not overflow the land; were it to do so,

(C) so efficient that the water does not overflow on the land, or else

(D ) efficient, so that the water does not overflow on the land, or

(E) efficient so that the water does not only overflow the land; if it did

Hi Expert,
I've a curiosity about the red part. In the red part, it has been written that ''Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than any other site of the world''. I can simply write the above part as below.
x receives more rainfalls than y.
Is it:
Definitely the original sentence indicates the second one. right?
So, I think, there must have a verb for any other site of the world. The correct sentence must be like below.
''Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than DOES any other site of the world''.
Thank you...
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14 Mar 2017, 13:36
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The pronoun 'it' directly indicates 'water' in the option B. This is the issue of common sense understanding. Thank you...
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14 Mar 2017, 14:16
sayantanc2k wrote:
AR15J wrote:
Hi expert,

However, I selected the right choice because of the first part of the sentence, and I know that the usage of subjunctive mood is correct in this case. Can you please rephrase the sentence "Were it to do so" by replacing "so" and "it" by what these terms refer to? I tried but failed.

"It" refers to "water"; "do so" refers to " overflow the land".

"... were the water to overflow the land..."

However the above is not really a good construction - better would be:
"....IF the water overflowed the land..." OR "....If it did so...."

Note that in GMAT the if-then relation is generally not depicted in the following way, though such usage is often found in other sources:
Were I to go out, I would take an umbrella.

Better:
IF I were to go out, I would take an umbrella.

Even better:
If I went out, I would take an umbrella.

The correct sentence:
Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than any other site of the world, yet the agriculture is so fertile and the water reservoirs are so efficient that the water does not overflow the land; were it to do so, the level of surface water would rise unexpectedly and flood most of the state’s renowned towns.

If we replace red part by ''If it did so'' or ''IF the water overflowed the land'' , then the sentence would be flawed by wrong use of semi-colon, sayantanc2k. Isn't it brother?

Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than any other site of the world, yet the agriculture is so fertile and the water reservoirs are so efficient that the water does not overflow the land; IF the water overflowed the land, the level of surface water would rise unexpectedly and flood most of the state’s renowned towns.

Thank you brother...
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18 Mar 2017, 14:59
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Bluelagoon wrote:
Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than any other site of the world, yet the agriculture is so fertile and the water reservoirs are efficient, so that the water does not overflow the land; otherwise, the level of surface water would rise unexpectedly and flood most of the state???s renowned towns.

(A) are efficient, so that the water does not overflow on the land; otherwise,

(B) are so efficient that the water does not overflow the land; were it to do so,

(C) so efficient that the water does not overflow on the land, or else

(D ) efficient, so that the water does not overflow on the land, or

(E) efficient so that the water does not only overflow the land; if it did

Hi Expert,
I've a curiosity about the red part. In the red part, it has been written that ''Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than any other site of the world''. I can simply write the above part as below.
x receives more rainfalls than y.
Is it:
Definitely the original sentence indicates the second one. right?
So, I think, there must have a verb for any other site of the world. The correct sentence must be like below.
''Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than DOES any other site of the world''.
Thank you...

May i get a cordial response expert, please?
Thank you...

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19 Mar 2017, 08:43
iMyself wrote:
iMyself wrote:
Bluelagoon wrote:
Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than any other site of the world, yet the agriculture is so fertile and the water reservoirs are efficient, so that the water does not overflow the land; otherwise, the level of surface water would rise unexpectedly and flood most of the state???s renowned towns.

(A) are efficient, so that the water does not overflow on the land; otherwise,

(B) are so efficient that the water does not overflow the land; were it to do so,

(C) so efficient that the water does not overflow on the land, or else

(D ) efficient, so that the water does not overflow on the land, or

(E) efficient so that the water does not only overflow the land; if it did

Hi Expert,
I've a curiosity about the red part. In the red part, it has been written that ''Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than any other site of the world''. I can simply write the above part as below.
x receives more rainfalls than y.
Is it:
Definitely the original sentence indicates the second one. right?
So, I think, there must have a verb for any other site of the world. The correct sentence must be like below.
''Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than DOES any other site of the world''.
Thank you...

May i get a cordial response expert, please?
Thank you...

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"Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than (Cheranpunji receives) any other sites."... this sentence does not make sense. The only possible meaningful construction is:
Hence omission is alright.

However in the following case omission would not be allowed:
I like chocolates more than Madhu.
Both the following constructions make sense:
I like chocolates more than (I like) Madhu.
I like chocolates more than Madhu (likes chocolates).
Hence in this case omission makes the sentence ambiguous.
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19 Mar 2017, 13:04
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Can you please explain to me why B is the correct answer. I think it sounds awkward
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19 Mar 2017, 18:37
matthewsmith_89 wrote:
sayantanc2k

Can you please explain to me why B is the correct answer. I think it sounds awkward

I agree with you - please refer to this post:

https://gmatclub.com/forum/cherapunji-r ... l#p1818201
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20 Mar 2017, 00:01
Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than any other site of the world, yet the agriculture is so fertile and the water reservoirs are efficient, so that the water does not overflow the land; otherwise, the level of surface water would rise unexpectedly and flood most of the state’s renowned towns.

Elimination Round - 1 [ Parallelism ]

(A) are efficient, so that the water does not overflow on the land; otherwise,

(B) are so efficient that the water does not overflow the land; were it to do so,

(C) so efficient that the water does not overflow on the land, or else

(D ) efficient, so that the water does not overflow on the land, or

(D) efficient so that the water does not only overflow the land; if it did

Beautifull question on parallelism.
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20 Mar 2017, 08:23
sayantanc2k wrote:
iMyself wrote:
Bluelagoon wrote:
Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than any other site of the world, yet the agriculture is so fertile and the water reservoirs are efficient, so that the water does not overflow the land; otherwise, the level of surface water would rise unexpectedly and flood most of the state???s renowned towns.

(A) are efficient, so that the water does not overflow on the land; otherwise,

(B) are so efficient that the water does not overflow the land; were it to do so,

(C) so efficient that the water does not overflow on the land, or else

(D ) efficient, so that the water does not overflow on the land, or

(E) efficient so that the water does not only overflow the land; if it did

Hi Expert,
I've a curiosity about the red part. In the red part, it has been written that ''Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than any other site of the world''. I can simply write the above part as below.
x receives more rainfalls than y.
Is it:
Definitely the original sentence indicates the second one. right?
So, I think, there must have a verb for any other site of the world. The correct sentence must be like below.
''Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than DOES any other site of the world''.
Thank you...

"Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than (Cheranpunji receives) any other sites."... this sentence does not make sense. The only possible meaningful construction is:
Hence omission is alright.

However in the following case omission would not be allowed:
I like chocolates more than Madhu.
Both the following constructions make sense:
I like chocolates more than (I like) Madhu.
I like chocolates more than Madhu (likes chocolates).
Hence in this case omission makes the sentence ambiguous.

HaHaHa. Brother, I mistakenly used the word DOES in the wrong place. The use of DOES should be fixed after the word 'world'.
Here is my example below about to fix the sentence.
I love GMAT more than sayantanc2k.
The above sentence is wrong. This one can be fixed by 2 ways like below.
1/ I love GMAT more than I love sayantanc2k.
or,
2/ I love GMAT more than sayantanc2k DOES.
The original question says:
Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than any other site of the world.
This sentence doesn't make any sense to me.
So, this sentence must be fixed by the following 2 ways.
1/ Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than Cherapunji receives any other site of the world. ---->But, unfortunately this sentence doesn't make any sense according the original sentence!
or,
2/ Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than any other site of the world DOES.
Am I right my honorable expert?
Thank you...
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21 Mar 2017, 01:38
Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than any other site of the world, yet the agriculture is so fertile and the water reservoirs are efficient, so that the water does not overflow the land; otherwise, the level of surface water would rise unexpectedly and flood most of the state’s renowned towns.

(A) are efficient, so that the water does not overflow on the land; otherwise,

(B) are so efficient that the water does not overflow the land; were it to do so,

(C) so efficient that the water does not overflow on the land, or else

(D ) efficient, so that the water does not overflow on the land, or

(D) efficient so that the water does not only overflow the land; if it did

yet......and....!parallelism
ans B
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21 Mar 2017, 08:53
Nice one!!!!
I missed it because of the subjunctive mode.
"Were it to do so"
Like the question.
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22 Mar 2017, 05:02
iMyself wrote:
sayantanc2k wrote:

"Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than (Cheranpunji receives) any other sites."... this sentence does not make sense. The only possible meaningful construction is:
Hence omission is alright.

However in the following case omission would not be allowed:
I like chocolates more than Madhu.
Both the following constructions make sense:
I like chocolates more than (I like) Madhu.
I like chocolates more than Madhu (likes chocolates).
Hence in this case omission makes the sentence ambiguous.

HaHaHa. Brother, I mistakenly used the word DOES in the wrong place. The use of DOES should be fixed after the word 'world'.
Here is my example below about to fix the sentence.
I love GMAT more than sayantanc2k.
The above sentence is wrong. This one can be fixed by 2 ways like below.
1/ I love GMAT more than I love sayantanc2k.
or,
2/ I love GMAT more than sayantanc2k DOES.
The original question says:
Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than any other site of the world.
This sentence doesn't make any sense to me.
So, this sentence must be fixed by the following 2 ways.
1/ Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than Cherapunji receives any other site of the world. ---->But, unfortunately this sentence doesn't make any sense according the original sentence!
or,
2/ Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than any other site of the world DOES.
Am I right my honorable expert?
Thank you...

Do you think the following sentence is correct? I mean can we make omission here, sayantanc2k? If not, how can we fix the sentence. It's too much urgent to know brother.
Nowadays online education is more organized than before.
Thank you brother...
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24 Mar 2017, 00:03
Bluelagoon wrote:
Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than any other site of the world, yet the agriculture is so fertile and the water reservoirs are efficient, so that the water does not overflow the land; otherwise, the level of surface water would rise unexpectedly and flood most of the state’s renowned towns.

(A) are efficient, so that the water does not overflow on the land; otherwise,

(B) are so efficient that the water does not overflow the land; were it to do so,

(C) so efficient that the water does not overflow on the land, or else

(D ) efficient, so that the water does not overflow on the land, or

(D) efficient so that the water does not only overflow the land; if it did

Hi Guys,

Can any of you tell me in the correct answer choice option B " were it to do so" , 'it' is referring back to which noun (land or water).
As per my understanding the pronoun must refer back to immediate preceding noun. Please correct me where am i going wrong.

Thanks
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26 Mar 2017, 04:44
Bluelagoon wrote:
Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than any other site of the world, yet the agriculture is so fertile and the water reservoirs are efficient, so that the water does not overflow the land; otherwise, the level of surface water would rise unexpectedly and flood most of the state’s renowned towns.

(A) are efficient, so that the water does not overflow on the land; otherwise,

(B) are so efficient that the water does not overflow the land; were it to do so,

(C) so efficient that the water does not overflow on the land, or else

(D ) efficient, so that the water does not overflow on the land, or

(D) efficient so that the water does not only overflow the land; if it did

Hi Guys,

Can any of you tell me in the correct answer choice option B " were it to do so" , 'it' is referring back to which noun (land or water).
As per my understanding the pronoun must refer back to immediate preceding noun. Please correct me where am i going wrong.

Thanks
Amaresh

https://gmatclub.com/forum/cherapunji-r ... l#p1818201
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26 Mar 2017, 04:50
sayantanc2k wrote:
Bluelagoon wrote:
Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than any other site of the world, yet the agriculture is so fertile and the water reservoirs are efficient, so that the water does not overflow the land; otherwise, the level of surface water would rise unexpectedly and flood most of the state’s renowned towns.

(A) are efficient, so that the water does not overflow on the land; otherwise,

(B) are so efficient that the water does not overflow the land; were it to do so,

(C) so efficient that the water does not overflow on the land, or else

(D ) efficient, so that the water does not overflow on the land, or

(D) efficient so that the water does not only overflow the land; if it did

Hi Guys,

Can any of you tell me in the correct answer choice option B " were it to do so" , 'it' is referring back to which noun (land or water).
As per my understanding the pronoun must refer back to immediate preceding noun. Please correct me where am i going wrong.

Thanks
Amaresh

https://gmatclub.com/forum/cherapunji-r ... l#p1818201

Can I have a response in the following link brother?
https://gmatclub.com/forum/cherapunji-r ... l#p1827024
Thank you...
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26 Mar 2017, 04:53
iMyself wrote:
sayantanc2k wrote:
iMyself wrote:

Hi Expert,
I've a curiosity about the red part. In the red part, it has been written that ''Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than any other site of the world''. I can simply write the above part as below.
x receives more rainfalls than y.
Is it:
Definitely the original sentence indicates the second one. right?
So, I think, there must have a verb for any other site of the world. The correct sentence must be like below.
''Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than DOES any other site of the world''.
Thank you...

"Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than (Cheranpunji receives) any other sites."... this sentence does not make sense. The only possible meaningful construction is:
Hence omission is alright.

However in the following case omission would not be allowed:
I like chocolates more than Madhu.
Both the following constructions make sense:
I like chocolates more than (I like) Madhu.
I like chocolates more than Madhu (likes chocolates).
Hence in this case omission makes the sentence ambiguous.

HaHaHa. Brother, I mistakenly used the word DOES in the wrong place. The use of DOES should be fixed after the word 'world'.
Here is my example below about to fix the sentence.
I love GMAT more than sayantanc2k.
The above sentence is wrong. This one can be fixed by 2 ways like below.
1/ I love GMAT more than I love sayantanc2k.
or,
2/ I love GMAT more than sayantanc2k DOES.
The original question says:
Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than any other site of the world.
This sentence doesn't make any sense to me.
So, this sentence must be fixed by the following 2 ways.
1/ Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than Cherapunji receives any other site of the world. ---->But, unfortunately this sentence doesn't make any sense according the original sentence!
or,
2/ Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than any other site of the world DOES.
Am I right my honorable expert?
Thank you...

You are right in that the sentence 1 does not make sense and the sentence 2 does. Therefore omission IS ACCEPTABLE because the meaning is not ambiguous in this case. If both made sense, then the meaning would be ambiguous, and then omission would NOT BE ACCEPTABLE.
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26 Mar 2017, 20:18
sayantanc2k wrote:
iMyself wrote:
sayantanc2k wrote:

"Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than (Cheranpunji receives) any other sites."... this sentence does not make sense. The only possible meaningful construction is:
Hence omission is alright.

However in the following case omission would not be allowed:
I like chocolates more than Madhu.
Both the following constructions make sense:
I like chocolates more than (I like) Madhu.
I like chocolates more than Madhu (likes chocolates).
Hence in this case omission makes the sentence ambiguous.

HaHaHa. Brother, I mistakenly used the word DOES in the wrong place. The use of DOES should be fixed after the word 'world'.
Here is my example below about to fix the sentence.
I love GMAT more than sayantanc2k.
The above sentence is wrong. This one can be fixed by 2 ways like below.
1/ I love GMAT more than I love sayantanc2k.
or,
2/ I love GMAT more than sayantanc2k DOES.
The original question says:
Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than any other site of the world.
This sentence doesn't make any sense to me.
So, this sentence must be fixed by the following 2 ways.
1/ Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than Cherapunji receives any other site of the world. ---->But, unfortunately this sentence doesn't make any sense according the original sentence!
or,
2/ Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than any other site of the world DOES.
Am I right my honorable expert?
Thank you...

You are right in that the sentence 1 does not make sense and the sentence 2 does. Therefore omission IS ACCEPTABLE because the meaning is not ambiguous in this case. If both made sense, then the meaning would be ambiguous, and then omission would NOT BE ACCEPTABLE.

i thought that there is a mistake in the sentence ''Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than any other site of the world'', because of it's duel meaning (WHATEVER this duel meaning make sense or NOT). I get it right now. That means there is NO mistake in the official sentence, right sayantanc2k?
Thank you brother.
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