It is currently 19 Oct 2017, 11:53

### 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

# Chicken Cannon

Author Message
Senior Manager
Joined: 31 May 2006
Posts: 368

Kudos [?]: 20 [0], given: 0

Location: Phoenix AZ

### Show Tags

09 Jul 2006, 11:04
According to United States Air Force officials, a cannon shooting dead chickens at airplanes has proved helpful to demonstrate what kind of damage can result when jets fly into a flock of large birds.
(B) shooting dead chickens at airplanes has proved itself helpful as a demonstration of
(D) that shoots dead chickens at airplanes proves itself helpful to demonstrate
(E) that shoots dead chickens at airplanes has proved helpful in demonstrating

Kudos [?]: 20 [0], given: 0

SVP
Joined: 14 Dec 2004
Posts: 1681

Kudos [?]: 168 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

09 Jul 2006, 11:24
E)...

"helpful in demonstrating" should be correct.

Kudos [?]: 168 [0], given: 0

Manager
Joined: 16 Apr 2006
Posts: 78

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

### Show Tags

09 Jul 2006, 12:19
will go with D

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

VP
Joined: 02 Jun 2006
Posts: 1257

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

### Show Tags

09 Jul 2006, 14:03
(D) that shoots dead chickens at airplanes proves itself helpful to demonstrate

A is incorrect as "shooting" and "proved" are in different tenses.

B, C are the same. E is incorrect as "shoots" and "proved" aren't the same tense.

D. is correct.

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

CEO
Joined: 20 Nov 2005
Posts: 2892

Kudos [?]: 323 [0], given: 0

Schools: Completed at SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL, OXFORD - Class of 2008

### Show Tags

09 Jul 2006, 15:26
Must be E.

"helpful in" + gerund, is the correct construction.
_________________

SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL, OXFORD - MBA CLASS OF 2008

Kudos [?]: 323 [0], given: 0

SVP
Joined: 30 Mar 2006
Posts: 1728

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

### Show Tags

09 Jul 2006, 23:00
Will go with E.

D - proves itself helpful is certainly incorrect.

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

Senior Manager
Joined: 20 Feb 2006
Posts: 331

Kudos [?]: 108 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

10 Jul 2006, 02:16
haas_mba07 wrote:
(D) that shoots dead chickens at airplanes proves itself helpful to demonstrate

A is incorrect as "shooting" and "proved" are in different tenses.

B, C are the same. E is incorrect as "shoots" and "proved" aren't the same tense.

D. is correct.

shoots" and "proved" don't need to be same tense.. ideally, I would like to use phrase - cannon capable of shooting dead chicken - as opposed to - canoon that shoots dead chicken..

Kudos [?]: 108 [0], given: 0

Senior Manager
Joined: 15 Aug 2004
Posts: 326

Kudos [?]: 11 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

10 Jul 2006, 04:36
haas_mba07 wrote:
(D) that shoots dead chickens at airplanes proves itself helpful to demonstrate

A is incorrect as "shooting" and "proved" are in different tenses.

B, C are the same. E is incorrect as "shoots" and "proved" aren't the same tense.

D. is correct.

shoots" and "proved" don't need to be same tense.. ideally, I would like to use phrase - cannon capable of shooting dead chicken - as opposed to - canoon that shoots dead chicken..

I agree here .... It should be A

I think we do not want - the cannon that shoots. The emphasis should not be on the cannon but on the act. It is the cannon shooting that helps to understand bird hits and not the cannon itself.

Last edited by sumitsarkar82 on 10 Jul 2006, 05:47, edited 1 time in total.

Kudos [?]: 11 [0], given: 0

Intern
Joined: 09 Nov 2005
Posts: 13

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

Location: India

### Show Tags

10 Jul 2006, 05:00
I think it is A as its is not the cannon alone but the cannon+can that has proved helpful.
_________________

VEENU SHARMA

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

VP
Joined: 07 Nov 2005
Posts: 1115

Kudos [?]: 52 [0], given: 1

Location: India

### Show Tags

10 Jul 2006, 05:17
Should be E.
The construction 'has proved helpful ' is better than 'proves itself helpful'

Kudos [?]: 52 [0], given: 1

Director
Joined: 26 Sep 2005
Posts: 571

Kudos [?]: 24 [0], given: 0

Location: Munich,Germany

### Show Tags

10 Jul 2006, 06:46
E

Kudos [?]: 24 [0], given: 0

Current Student
Joined: 29 Jan 2005
Posts: 5206

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

### Show Tags

10 Jul 2006, 06:51
"helpful in ~ " is idiomatic.

(E)

:23

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

Manager
Joined: 22 May 2006
Posts: 176

Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

10 Jul 2006, 06:53
I like E.

It looks like "itself" is not needed. So eliminate B, C, D.

Between A and E. "helpful in demonstrating" sounds more grammatically correct than "helpful to demonstrate"

Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 0

Current Student
Joined: 29 Jan 2005
Posts: 5206

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

### Show Tags

10 Jul 2006, 06:55
Firing chickens at fighter jets must be really graphic

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

Senior Manager
Joined: 06 Jul 2004
Posts: 468

Kudos [?]: 136 [0], given: 0

Location: united states

### Show Tags

10 Jul 2006, 14:22
shoots would imply that the canon keeps shooting all the time. I think it should be A.

what is OA?
_________________

for every person who doesn't try because he is
afraid of loosing , there is another person who
keeps making mistakes and succeeds..

Kudos [?]: 136 [0], given: 0

VP
Joined: 14 May 2006
Posts: 1399

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

### Show Tags

10 Jul 2006, 15:22
I am jumping on 'E' train

"shooting" in A B C is a gerund and gerund is NOT a verb, so we can't use is alone

D is really awkward "proves itself helpful" and "helpful to demonstrate" "helpful" is an ajective and can't describe the infinitive in this case

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

Director
Joined: 07 Jun 2006
Posts: 513

Kudos [?]: 145 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

10 Jul 2006, 17:30
mailtheguru wrote:
According to United States Air Force officials, a cannon shooting dead chickens at airplanes has proved helpful to demonstrate what kind of damage can result when jets fly into a flock of large birds.
(B) shooting dead chickens at airplanes has proved itself helpful as a demonstration of
(D) that shoots dead chickens at airplanes proves itself helpful to demonstrate
(E) that shoots dead chickens at airplanes has proved helpful in demonstrating

(E) to me

Kudos [?]: 145 [0], given: 0

Manager
Joined: 11 Jan 2006
Posts: 230

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

Location: Arkansas, US
WE 1: 2.5 yrs in manufacturing

### Show Tags

10 Jul 2006, 21:27
sumitsarkar82 wrote:
haas_mba07 wrote:
(D) that shoots dead chickens at airplanes proves itself helpful to demonstrate

A is incorrect as "shooting" and "proved" are in different tenses.

B, C are the same. E is incorrect as "shoots" and "proved" aren't the same tense.

D. is correct.

shoots" and "proved" don't need to be same tense.. ideally, I would like to use phrase - cannon capable of shooting dead chicken - as opposed to - canoon that shoots dead chicken..

I agree here .... It should be A

I think we do not want - the cannon that shoots. The emphasis should not be on the cannon but on the act. It is the cannon shooting that helps to understand bird hits and not the cannon itself.

I agree it is A, gud explanation dude....I too made the mistake of goin for D.

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

Manager
Joined: 22 May 2005
Posts: 137

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

### Show Tags

27 Aug 2006, 04:53
so what should be the OA .. A or E ???
I too belueve the focus should be on the "shooting" rather than cannon, a cannon cannot cannot demonstrate anything on its own......
_________________

--I never think of future, it comes soon enough!!

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

Director
Joined: 23 Jun 2005
Posts: 840

Kudos [?]: 86 [0], given: 1

GMAT 1: 740 Q48 V42

### Show Tags

27 Aug 2006, 05:54
Jump on the E train.

Kudos [?]: 86 [0], given: 1

27 Aug 2006, 05:54

Go to page    1   2    Next  [ 22 posts ]

Display posts from previous: Sort by