It is currently 20 Oct 2017, 08:08

### 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

# Despite the growing number of people who purchase plane

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Manager
Joined: 05 Jan 2009
Posts: 80

Kudos [?]: 160 [0], given: 2

Despite the growing number of people who purchase plane [#permalink]

### Show Tags

02 Apr 2009, 16:50
23
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00

Difficulty:

55% (hard)

Question Stats:

63% (01:09) correct 37% (02:33) wrong based on 596 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

Despite the growing number of people who purchase plane tickets online, airline executives are convinced that, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers to automatic teller machine, many travelers will still use travel agents.

(A) growing number of people who purchase plane tickets online, airline executives are convinced that, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers to automatic teller machines, many travelers will

(B) growing number of people who purchase plane tickets online, airline executives are convinced, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers to automatic teller machines, that many travelers would

(C) growing number of people purchasing plane tickets online, airline executives are convinced, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers as compared to automatic teller machines, many travelers will

(D) fact that the number of people purchasing plane tickets online is growing, airline execituves are convinced, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers as compared to automatic teller machines, that many travelers would

(E) fact that the number of people who purchase plane tickets online are growing, airline executives are convinced that, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers compared with automatic teller machines, many travelers would
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

Last edited by hazelnut on 24 May 2017, 01:24, edited 3 times in total.

Kudos [?]: 160 [0], given: 2

Manager
Joined: 27 Jul 2012
Posts: 96

Kudos [?]: 120 [20], given: 62

Location: India
GMAT Date: 10-25-2012
WE: Consulting (Computer Software)
Re: Despite the growing number of people who purchase plane [#permalink]

### Show Tags

07 Feb 2013, 02:31
20
KUDOS
3
This post was
BOOKMARKED
Despite the growing number of people who purchase plane tickets online, airline executives are convinced that, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers to automatic teller machines, many travelers will still use travel agents.

a) growing number of people who purchase plane tickets online, airline executives are convinced that, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers to automatic teller machines, many travelers will correct
b) growing number of people who purchase plane tickets online, airline executives are convinced, Just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers to automatic teller machines, that many travelers would Just as....that construction is incorrect. that is required after convinced
c) growing number of people purchasing plane tickets online, airline executives are convinced, Just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers as compared to automatic teller machines, many travelers will that is required after convinced
d) fact that the number of people purchasing plane tickets online is growing, airline executives are convinced, Just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers as compared to automatic teller machines, Just as....that construction is incorrect. that is required after convinced
e) fact that the number of people who purchase plane tickets online are growing, airline executives e convinced that, just as one-third of bak customers still prefer human tellers compared with automatic teller machines, many travelers would subject verb agreement - the number of people...are
_________________

if my post helped you, let me know by pressing Kudos...

Kudos [?]: 120 [20], given: 62

Retired Moderator
Status: worked for Kaplan's associates, but now on my own, free and flying
Joined: 19 Feb 2007
Posts: 4289

Kudos [?]: 7908 [12], given: 364

Location: India
WE: Education (Education)
Re: Despite the growing number of people who purchase plane [#permalink]

### Show Tags

19 Jan 2011, 22:04
12
KUDOS
3
This post was
BOOKMARKED
The first aberration is the use of the phrase the fact, considered crispless in contemporary writing . So D and E are out. The second clue is that we do require the connecting conjunction ‘that’ to be in place after the word ‘convinced’. ‘Convinced that’ brings out the succeeding factor wholly to merge with the text. Only A uses ‘that’. So B and C are out, leaving A as the right choice.

It will be prudent not to get into the nuance of using ‘compared with’ and ‘compared to’, which is not being tested here; please note the right choice uses neither. IMO, neither ‘compared to’ nor ‘compared with’ is the decider in GMAT SC these days.
_________________

“Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher” – a Japanese proverb.
9884544509

Kudos [?]: 7908 [12], given: 364

VP
Status: Far, far away!
Joined: 02 Sep 2012
Posts: 1120

Kudos [?]: 2327 [5], given: 219

Location: Italy
Concentration: Finance, Entrepreneurship
GPA: 3.8
Re: Despite the growing number of people who purchase plane [#permalink]

### Show Tags

16 Jul 2013, 10:24
5
KUDOS
5
This post was
BOOKMARKED
fozzzy wrote:
In the incorrect answer choices B and D " that" is referring to machines and this distorts the meaning of sentence?

Tense is a better split in this sentence will vs would Option A is best!

No, that's not what happens here.

Despite the growing number of people who purchase plane tickets online, airline executives are convinced that, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers to automatic teller machines, many travelers will still use travel agents.

Consider just A and B for now:

a) growing number of people who purchase plane tickets online, airline executives e convinced that, just as one-third of bsik customers still prefer human tellers to automatic teller machines, many travelers will
b) growing number of people who purchase plane tickets online, airline executives e convinced, Just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers to automatic teller machines, that many travelers would

if you say: the executives are convinced , just as the consumers, that many travelers (...)
you are saying that the executives and the consumers have the same opinion about many travelers

If you say: the executives are convinced that , just as the consumers, many travelers(...)
you are saying that the executives are convinced that what happens with the consumers will happen also to the travelers

The position of that is crucial. In both B and D "that" does not refer back to the machines:
d) fact that the number of people purchasing plane tickets online is growing, airline executives are convinced, Just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers as compared to automatic teller machines, that many travelers would
in both B and D, that is part of the construct "are convinced that"<== the big difference is the placement of ", just as (...)" as explained above.

So: yes B and D distort the meaning, but not because "that" refers to machines.

I hope I've explained myself well
_________________

It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge that begins with experience.

Kant , Critique of Pure Reason

Tips and tricks: Inequalities , Mixture | Review: MGMAT workshop
Strategy: SmartGMAT v1.0 | Questions: Verbal challenge SC I-II- CR New SC set out !! , My Quant

Rules for Posting in the Verbal Forum - Rules for Posting in the Quant Forum[/size][/color][/b]

Kudos [?]: 2327 [5], given: 219

Retired Moderator
Status: 2000 posts! I don't know whether I should feel great or sad about it! LOL
Joined: 04 Oct 2009
Posts: 1635

Kudos [?]: 1105 [4], given: 109

Location: Peru
Schools: Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, MIT & HKS (Government)
WE 1: Economic research
WE 2: Banking
WE 3: Government: Foreign Trade and SMEs
Re: Despite the growing number of people who purchase plane [#permalink]

### Show Tags

23 Aug 2010, 13:40
4
KUDOS
6
This post was
BOOKMARKED
A
Despite and In Spite of are used for phrases; those fragment sentences in which there is not a verb. Despite and "In spite of" show contrast.
"Although" is similar, but it is used in clauses (in this type of fragment, there is a verb. Example: Although I loved her, I had to leaver her).

I think I deserve kudos

PS. This link could be useful for you: http://gmat-grammar.blogspot.com/search ... n%20though
_________________

"Life’s battle doesn’t always go to stronger or faster men; but sooner or later the man who wins is the one who thinks he can."

My Integrated Reasoning Logbook / Diary: http://gmatclub.com/forum/my-ir-logbook-diary-133264.html

GMAT Club Premium Membership - big benefits and savings

Kudos [?]: 1105 [4], given: 109

Manager
Joined: 07 Feb 2010
Posts: 155

Kudos [?]: 741 [3], given: 101

Re: Despite the growing number of people who purchase plane [#permalink]

### Show Tags

02 Jan 2011, 21:39
3
KUDOS
27
This post was
BOOKMARKED
Despite the growing number of people who purchase plane tickets online, airline executives are convinced that, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers to automatic teller machines, many travelers will still use travel agents.

a) gowing number of people who purchase plane tickets online, airline executives e convinced that, just as one-third of bsik customers still prefer hummn tellers to itomatic teller machines, many travelers will

b) gowing number of people who purchase plare tickets online, airline executives e convinced, Just as one-hhird of bank customers still prefer human tellers to automatic teller machines, hhat many travelers would

c) gowing number of people pu-chasing plane tickets online, airline executives are convinced, Just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers as compared to automatic teller machines, many travelers will

d) fact that the number of people purchasing plane tickets online is growing, airline executives are convinced, Just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers as compared to automatic teller machines, that many travelers would

e) fact that the number of people who purchase plane tickets online e growing, airline executives e convinced that, just as one-third of bak customers still prefer human tellers compared with utomatic teller machines, many travelers would

Kudos [?]: 741 [3], given: 101

Intern
Joined: 11 Jul 2010
Posts: 30

Kudos [?]: 48 [2], given: 6

Re: Despite the growing number of people who purchase plane [#permalink]

### Show Tags

18 Sep 2010, 01:22
2
KUDOS
pmal04 wrote:
Despite the growing number of people who purchase plane tickets online, airline executives are convinced that, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers to automatic teller machines, many travelers will still use travel agents.
o gowing number of people who purchase plane tickets online, airline executives e convinced that, just as one-third of bsik customers still prefer hummn tellers to itomatic teller machines, many travelers will
o gowing number of people who purchase plare tickets online, airline executives e convinced, Just as one-hhird of bank customers still prefer human tellers to automatic teller machines, hhat many travelers
would
o gowing number of people pu-chasing plane tickets online, airline executives are convinced, Just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers as compxed to automatic teller machines, many
travelers will
o fact that the number of people purchasing plane tickets online is growing, airline executives are convinced, Just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers as compa’ed to automatic teller machines,
that many travelers would
o fact that the number of people who purchase plane tickets online e growing, airline executives e convinced that, just as one-third of bak customers still prefer human tellers compared with utomatic teller
machines, many travelers would

I think option A, just because "airline executives are convinced that, just as one-third..." should be the right approach. Option E also has "THAT" but its usage of "compared with" is wrong.
Please correct me if I am wrong.

Kudos [?]: 48 [2], given: 6

Manager
Joined: 27 Jul 2012
Posts: 96

Kudos [?]: 120 [2], given: 62

Location: India
GMAT Date: 10-25-2012
WE: Consulting (Computer Software)
Re: Despite the growing number of people who purchase plane [#permalink]

### Show Tags

07 Feb 2013, 02:33
2
KUDOS
Quote:
The first aberration is the use of the phrase the fact, considered crispless in contemporary writing . So D and E are out.

Daagh - can you please elaborate why use of "the fact" is incorrect here ? is it always incorrect? can this be used as a thumb rule to eliminate options ?

Regards
_________________

if my post helped you, let me know by pressing Kudos...

Kudos [?]: 120 [2], given: 62

Intern
Joined: 27 Dec 2012
Posts: 41

Kudos [?]: 15 [2], given: 11

Re: Despite the growing number of people who purchase plane [#permalink]

### Show Tags

08 Feb 2013, 07:02
2
KUDOS
Regarding the ambiguity with the usage of 'fact' in the options D and E:

Try to think logically. Did the number of people who buy air tickets online grow or the fact grow??
A fact is a fact. It cannot grow.
I hope that helps.

Kudos [?]: 15 [2], given: 11

Intern
Joined: 07 Jul 2010
Posts: 21

Kudos [?]: 37 [2], given: 2

Re: Despite the growing number of people who purchase plane [#permalink]

### Show Tags

20 Apr 2014, 05:12
2
KUDOS
The credited response should be A ....

When we talk about future event and not sure if the future event happens definitely - then we use "would "

When we are certain that the event definitely takes place in future - we use "will " ......

Airlines executives are certain that in future travelers continue to use travel agents .

So " will " needed in the answer choice ...

This in a single stroke kills option (b), (d), (e)

between C and A

C states - Just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers as compared to automatic teller machines,

Using prefer and compared in a single sentence - makes one of them redundant .

so A Wins ......

Kudos [?]: 37 [2], given: 2

Intern
Joined: 24 Sep 2013
Posts: 12

Kudos [?]: 5 [2], given: 56

Re: Despite the growing number of people who purchase plane [#permalink]

### Show Tags

22 Nov 2014, 06:38
2
KUDOS
No offense, but it is painful to read such options with missing and misspelled words!

anilnandyala wrote:
Despite the growing number of people who purchase plane tickets online, airline executives are convinced that, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers to automatic teller machines, many travelers will still use travel agents.
a) gowing number of people who purchase plane tickets online, airline executives e convinced that, just as one-third of bsik customers still prefer hummn tellers to itomatic teller machines, many travelers will
b) gowing number of people who purchase plare tickets online, airline executives e convinced, Just as one-hhird of bank customers still prefer human tellers to automatic teller machines, hhat many travelers
would
c) gowing number of people pu-chasing plane tickets online, airline executives are convinced, Just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers as compared to automatic teller machines, many
travelers will
d) fact that the number of people purchasing plane tickets online is growing, airline executives are convinced, Just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers as compared to automatic teller machines,
that many travelers would
e) fact that the number of people who purchase plane tickets online e growing, airline executives e convinced that, just as one-third of bak customers still prefer human tellers compared with utomatic teller
machines, many travelers would

Kudos [?]: 5 [2], given: 56

Verbal Expert
Joined: 14 Dec 2013
Posts: 3157

Kudos [?]: 3303 [2], given: 22

Location: Germany
Schools: HHL Leipzig
GMAT 1: 780 Q50 V47
WE: Corporate Finance (Pharmaceuticals and Biotech)
Re: Despite the growing number of people who purchase plane [#permalink]

### Show Tags

29 Feb 2016, 12:52
2
KUDOS
Expert's post
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED
sowragu wrote:

Do the usage of "TO" correct in a comparison in Option A and Option B "just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human
tellers to automatic teller machines
"

Yes the usage of to is correct. The idiomatic structure is prefer X to Y, not prefer X than Y.

Correct: I prefer tea to coffee.
Wrong: I prefer tea than coffee.

In this sentence: Customers prefer human tellers to automatic teller machines...... correct

Kudos [?]: 3303 [2], given: 22

Senior Manager
Joined: 06 Mar 2006
Posts: 490

Kudos [?]: 269 [1], given: 1

Re: Despite the growing number of people who purchase plane [#permalink]

### Show Tags

02 Apr 2009, 21:03
1
KUDOS
pmal04 wrote:
Despite the growing number of people who purchase plane tickets online, airline executives are convinced that, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers to automatic teller machines, many travelers will still use travel agents.
o gowing number of people who purchase plane tickets online, airline executives e convinced that, just as one-third of bsik customers still prefer hummn tellers to itomatic teller machines, many travelers will
o gowing number of people who purchase plare tickets online, airline executives e convinced, Just as one-hhird of bank customers still prefer human tellers to automatic teller machines, hhat many travelers
would
o gowing number of people pu-chasing plane tickets online, airline executives are convinced, Just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers as compxed to automatic teller machines, many
travelers will
o fact that the number of people purchasing plane tickets online is growing, airline executives are convinced, Just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers as compa’ed to automatic teller machines,
that many travelers would
o fact that the number of people who purchase plane tickets online e growing, airline executives e convinced that, just as one-third of bak customers still prefer human tellers compared with utomatic teller
machines, many travelers would

Use MGMAT's split and resplit method. convinced that is better than the ones without that. So eliminate B, C, D.
growing number of is better than the fact that the number of. So eliminate D, and E
Answer A is left to be correct choice.
By the way, C, D, and E can also be eliminate with the use of compare to and compare with.

Kudos [?]: 269 [1], given: 1

Intern
Joined: 15 Dec 2008
Posts: 37

Kudos [?]: 18 [1], given: 0

Re: Despite the growing number of people who purchase plane [#permalink]

### Show Tags

02 Apr 2009, 22:45
1
KUDOS
A for me too

Kudos [?]: 18 [1], given: 0

Senior Manager
Joined: 25 Feb 2010
Posts: 450

Kudos [?]: 110 [1], given: 10

Re: Despite the growing number of people who purchase plane [#permalink]

### Show Tags

24 Aug 2010, 08:21
1
KUDOS
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED
B. growing number of people who purchase plane tickets online, airline executives are convinced, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers to automatic teller machines, that many travelers would (misplaced)
C. growing number of people purchasing plane tickets online, airline executives are convinced, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers as compared to automatic teller machines, many travelers will (AKWARD and meaning is changed)
D. fact that the number of people purchasing plane tickets online is growing, airline executives are convinced, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers as compared to automatic teller machines, that many travelers would 9misplaced)
E. fact that the number of people who purchase plane tickets online are growing, airline executives convinced that, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers compared with automatic teller machines, many travelers that
_________________

GGG (Gym / GMAT / Girl) -- Be Serious

Its your duty to post OA afterwards; some one must be waiting for that...

Kudos [?]: 110 [1], given: 10

Intern
Joined: 15 Aug 2010
Posts: 14

Kudos [?]: 3 [1], given: 0

Re: Despite the growing number of people who purchase plane [#permalink]

### Show Tags

30 Aug 2010, 03:36
1
KUDOS
is "prefer human tellers compared with automatic teller machines" correct?
I picked 'A' based on idiom "prefer human tellers to automatic teller machines"
Please let me know if my approacy is incorrect.

Kudos [?]: 3 [1], given: 0

Manager
Joined: 07 Jun 2010
Posts: 50

Kudos [?]: 49 [1], given: 7

Location: United States
Re: Despite the growing number of people who purchase plane [#permalink]

### Show Tags

17 Sep 2010, 16:58
1
KUDOS
but in choice A just as ....so ,should be idiom but it is not the case , can any one explain.

Kudos [?]: 49 [1], given: 7

Manager
Joined: 15 Apr 2010
Posts: 190

Kudos [?]: 18 [1], given: 29

Re: Despite the growing number of people who purchase plane [#permalink]

### Show Tags

17 Sep 2010, 17:04
1
KUDOS
this sentence is too convoluted already! not clear on how to narrow down the choices.....

Kudos [?]: 18 [1], given: 29

Senior Manager
Joined: 20 Jul 2010
Posts: 257

Kudos [?]: 101 [1], given: 9

Re: Despite the growing number of people who purchase plane [#permalink]

### Show Tags

17 Sep 2010, 17:44
1
KUDOS
A is correct ,however other choices are confusing.

Posted from my mobile device
_________________

If you like my post, consider giving me some KUDOS !!!!! Like you I need them

Kudos [?]: 101 [1], given: 9

Senior Manager
Joined: 08 Dec 2009
Posts: 409

Kudos [?]: 114 [1], given: 26

Re: Despite the growing number of people who purchase plane [#permalink]

### Show Tags

18 Sep 2010, 19:12
1
KUDOS
wow, heard of spell check?

fully of typos... horrible to read.

A: that ... will is probably the best construction
_________________

kudos if you like me (or my post)

Kudos [?]: 114 [1], given: 26

Re: Despite the growing number of people who purchase plane   [#permalink] 18 Sep 2010, 19:12

Go to page    1   2   3   4    Next  [ 74 posts ]

Display posts from previous: Sort by