GMAT Question of the Day - Daily to your Mailbox; hard ones only

It is currently 22 Oct 2019, 20:21

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

Despite being rivals on the cricket field, Andrew regarded Brett

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

Hide Tags

Find Similar Topics 
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 02 May 2012
Posts: 65
Despite being rivals on the cricket field, Andrew regarded Brett  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post Updated on: 29 Oct 2014, 02:48
2
3
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  45% (medium)

Question Stats:

57% (01:13) correct 43% (01:12) wrong based on 376 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

Despite being rivals on the cricket field, Andrew regarded Brett not as an adversary but a friend , a fact that was obvious in the historic Ashes test match between their respective teams in 2005

a) not as an adversary but a friend , a fact that was obvious

b) not as an adversary but as a friend ; a fact that was obvious

c) as not an adversary but as a friend , a fact that was obvious

d) as a friend not as an adversary, an obvious fact

e) not as an adversary but as a friend , a fact that was obvious

_________________
If you like my post Kudos Please
__________________________________________________
Support ====> http://udaanshimla.ketto.org/campaign/campaign_details.php?fmd_id=757

Originally posted by aashu4uiit on 29 Oct 2014, 02:10.
Last edited by Gnpth on 29 Oct 2014, 02:48, edited 2 times in total.
Typo errors
Most Helpful Community Reply
Current Student
User avatar
P
Status: Chasing my MBB Dream!
Joined: 29 Aug 2012
Posts: 1100
Location: United States (DC)
WE: General Management (Aerospace and Defense)
GMAT ToolKit User Reviews Badge
Re: Despite being rivals on the cricket field, Andrew regarded Brett  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 29 Oct 2014, 02:46
8
aashu4uiit wrote:

Can you suggest why use of semicolon is not correct in option B ?


Hi,

Normally Semicolon is used to connect two independent clauses. The sentence which starts after the semicolon is not a independent clause.

a fact that was obvious in the historic Ashes test match between their respective teams in 2005-- "A fact" denotes what??

This sentence cannot stand on its own. So it's a dependent clause. It depends on that fact that Andrew considers Brett has his friend and it was proven in this line.

So use semicolon to connect two independent clause.

In this case this line is not a independent clause. So it is wrong.
_________________
General Discussion
Current Student
User avatar
P
Status: Chasing my MBB Dream!
Joined: 29 Aug 2012
Posts: 1100
Location: United States (DC)
WE: General Management (Aerospace and Defense)
GMAT ToolKit User Reviews Badge
Re: Despite being rivals on the cricket field, Andrew regarded Brett  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 29 Oct 2014, 02:20
aashu4uiit wrote:
Despite being rivals on the cricket field, Andrew regarded Brett not as an adversary but a friend , a fact that was obvious in the historic Ashes test match between their respective teams in 2005

a) not as an adversary but a friend , a fact that was obvious

b) not as an adversary but as a friend ; a fact that was obvious

c) as not an adversary but as a friend , a fact that was obvious

d) as a friend not as an adversary, an obvious fact

e) not as an adversary but as a friend , a fact that was obvious


Proper idiom is Not X but Y. So eliminate A, & C.

The use of semicolon is not correct in option B. so eliminate B.

And option D is redundant. So correct option is E.

Hope it helps
_________________
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 02 May 2012
Posts: 65
Re: Despite being rivals on the cricket field, Andrew regarded Brett  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 29 Oct 2014, 02:32
Gnpth wrote:
aashu4uiit wrote:
Despite being rivals on the cricket field, Andrew regarded Brett not as an adversary but a friend , a fact that was obvious in the historic Ashes test match between their respective teams in 2005

a) not as an adversary but a friend , a fact that was obvious

b) not as an adversary but as a friend ; a fact that was obvious

c) as not an adversary but as a friend , a fact that was obvious

d) as a friend not as an adversary, an obvious fact

e) not as an adversary but as a friend , a fact that was obvious


Proper idiom is Not X but Y. So eliminate A, & C.

The use of semicolon is not correct in option B. so eliminate B.

And option D is redundant. So correct option is E.

Hope it helps


Can you suggest why use of semicolon is not correct in option B ?
_________________
If you like my post Kudos Please
__________________________________________________
Support ====> http://udaanshimla.ketto.org/campaign/campaign_details.php?fmd_id=757
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
G
Joined: 17 Oct 2016
Posts: 310
Location: India
Concentration: Operations, Strategy
GPA: 3.73
WE: Design (Real Estate)
GMAT ToolKit User
Re: Despite being rivals on the cricket field, Andrew regarded Brett  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 23 Jan 2018, 02:38
Can someone explain why D is incorrect?

Posted from my mobile device
_________________
Help with kudos if u found the post useful. Thanks
Board of Directors
User avatar
D
Status: QA & VA Forum Moderator
Joined: 11 Jun 2011
Posts: 4774
Location: India
GPA: 3.5
WE: Business Development (Commercial Banking)
GMAT ToolKit User
Re: Despite being rivals on the cricket field, Andrew regarded Brett  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 23 Jan 2018, 07:35
1
Sasindran wrote:
Can someone explain why D is incorrect?

Posted from my mobile device


not as X but as Y is correct idiomatically and as per parallelism, which is missing in (D)
_________________
Thanks and Regards

Abhishek....

PLEASE FOLLOW THE RULES FOR POSTING IN QA AND VA FORUM AND USE SEARCH FUNCTION BEFORE POSTING NEW QUESTIONS

How to use Search Function in GMAT Club | Rules for Posting in QA forum | Writing Mathematical Formulas |Rules for Posting in VA forum | Request Expert's Reply ( VA Forum Only )
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
G
Joined: 17 Oct 2016
Posts: 310
Location: India
Concentration: Operations, Strategy
GPA: 3.73
WE: Design (Real Estate)
GMAT ToolKit User
Re: Despite being rivals on the cricket field, Andrew regarded Brett  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 23 Jan 2018, 08:53
Abhishek009 wrote:
Sasindran wrote:
Can someone explain why D is incorrect?

Posted from my mobile device


not as X but as Y is correct idiomatically and as per parallelism, which is missing in (D)


Thanks Abhishek009. I missed the Idiom part. Kudos to you
_________________
Help with kudos if u found the post useful. Thanks
EMPOWERgmat Instructor
User avatar
G
Joined: 23 Feb 2015
Posts: 573
Re: Despite being rivals on the cricket field, Andrew regarded Brett  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 31 Jan 2018, 13:22
Hi aashu4uiit,

Thank you for your question. Let's look the clear differences between each answer, and tackle them one at a time:

1. Parallel structure in the "not X, but Y" idiom
2. Use of comma versus semicolon

Let's start with parallel structure because it should narrow down the most answers. For the idiom to work, it needs to be structure "not as an X, but as a Y."

a) not as an adversary but a friend , a fact that was obvious (NOT PARALLEL)
b) not as an adversary but as a friend ; a fact that was obvious (PARALLEL)
c) as not an adversary but as a friend , a fact that was obvious (NOT PARALLEL)
d) as a friend not as an adversary, an obvious fact (NOT PARALLEL/WRONG STRUCTURE)
e) not as an adversary but as a friend , a fact that was obvious (PARALLEL)

Based on using parallel structure, we can eliminate answers A, C, & D. Now that we're left with answers B & E, let's look at #2 on the list: punctuation.

b) not as an adversary but as a friend; a fact that was obvious
This is WRONG because it uses a semicolon incorrectly. Semicolons can only be used when there are independent clauses before and after the semicolon. In this case, the clause after the semicolon can't stand alone and is dependent.

e) not as an adversary but as a friend, a fact that was obvious
This is the CORRECT answer because it uses proper parallel structure AND uses a comma, which is the correct punctuation for an independent clause + dependent clause.
_________________
"Students study. GMAT assassins train."
Image


The Course Used By GMAT Club Moderators To Earn 750+

souvik101990 Score: 760 Q50 V42 ★★★★★
ENGRTOMBA2018 Score: 750 Q49 V44 ★★★★★
GMAT Club Bot
Re: Despite being rivals on the cricket field, Andrew regarded Brett   [#permalink] 31 Jan 2018, 13:22
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Despite being rivals on the cricket field, Andrew regarded Brett

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





Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne