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

It is currently 16 Jun 2019, 23:56

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

Especially in the early years, new entrepreneurs may need to find reso

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

Hide Tags

 
Director
Director
User avatar
G
Affiliations: CrackVerbal
Joined: 03 Oct 2013
Posts: 564
Location: India
GMAT 1: 780 Q51 V46
Re: Especially in the early years, new entrepreneurs may need to find reso  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 13 Feb 2017, 16:46
1
Top Contributor
Also, note that in the correct answer option the same pronoun stands for different things -

"ways to make their companies seem larger and more firmly established than they actually may be".

"their" refers to entrepreneurs.
"they" refers to companies.

The thing to remember is that they are in different clauses. the second follows the conjunction "than".
As long as this happens does not happen in the same clause, this usage is fine.
_________________
- CrackVerbal Prep Team

For more info on GMAT and MBA, follow us on @AskCrackVerbal

Register for the Free GMAT Kickstarter Course : http://bit.ly/2DDHKHq

Register for our Personal Tutoring Course : https://www.crackverbal.com/gmat/personal-tutoring/

Join the free 4 part GMAT video training series : http://bit.ly/2DGm8tR
Retired Moderator
User avatar
V
Status: worked for Kaplan's associates, but now on my own, free and flying
Joined: 19 Feb 2007
Posts: 4769
Location: India
WE: Education (Education)
Re: Especially in the early years, new entrepreneurs may need to find reso  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 14 Feb 2017, 02:20
Top Contributor
Quote:
Especially in the early years, new entrepreneurs may need to find resourceful ways, like renting temporary office space or using answering services, than make their company seem large and more firmly established that they may actually be.



This topic is said to be from Official Guide. Then it is interesting to note that the comparison marker' like' is used to denote examples in the non-underlined portion.
_________________
The Take-Away: Grammar First and Then the Rest
Director
Director
User avatar
P
Joined: 04 Sep 2015
Posts: 561
Location: India
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
Premium Member Reviews Badge
Re: Especially in the early years, new entrepreneurs may need to find reso  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 22 Feb 2017, 15:22
Especially in the early years, new entrepreneurs may need to find resourceful ways, like renting temporary office space or using answering services, that make their company seem large and more firmly established than they may actually be.

A) that make their company seem large
B) to make their companies seem larger
C) thus making their companies seem larger
D) so that the companies seem larger
E) of making their company seem large


the wrong choices have meaning errors and option B clearly gives the correct meaning.
e-GMAT Representative
User avatar
P
Joined: 02 Nov 2011
Posts: 2852
Re: Especially in the early years, new entrepreneurs may need to find reso  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 02 Jun 2017, 09:56
1
AR15J wrote:
Hi Expert,


I already read all explanation including Pronz's, and after reading the explanations, I was convinced with the right choice. However, I have following doubts.

1. I saw the snakes lying behind the buildings. They were playing there. They were built before 10 years. --wrong

Above sentence is absolutely wrong. However, it clearly states the meaning: first "they" refers to snakes, and second "they" refers to building

A pronoun can have only one antecedent. Is it allowed for a pronoun in different forms(one possessive and one subjective form ) to refer different antecedents?

Especially in the early years, new entrepreneurs may need to find resourceful ways, like renting temporary office space or using answering services, to make their companies seem larger and more firmly established than they may actually be.

In the above sentence, "their" refers to entrepreneurs, and they refer to the companies. Please explain.


2. Like is used to compare, not to present examples. "Renting temporary office space" or "using answering services" are the examples of the "resourceful ways". Why is the usage of like correct here?

She is going to buy the clothes like shirt, t-shirt.--wrong

she is going to buy the clothes such as shirt,t-shirt-- right (examples of clothes)

Like Sam, I play in the garden --right (comparison)



Hello AR15J and RMD007,


1. Many of our students also raise the same question as to how same pronoun can be used to refer to two different noun antecedents. We at e-GMAT do not subscribe to any such rule. We apply and encourage our students also to apply meaning-based approach rather than rule-oriented approach.

The context of the sentence makes it absolutely clear that pronoun their correctly refers to entrepreneurs and pronoun they correctly refers to companies. The companies belong to the entrepreneurs, and the companies should seem larger than they may actually be. There is no other meaning possible.

Takeaway: As long as they refer to their logical antecedents without any ambiguity whatsoever, same pronouns can be used to refer to different noun entities.

2. It seems that the GMAC has altered its stance on the usage of like. The thing to bear in mind is that if an answer choice uses like to present examples and not comparison, we cannot reject that choice only because it does not present comparison. We will have to look for a deterministic error to reject that choice.


Hope this helps. :-)
Thanks.
Shraddha
_________________
Retired Moderator
User avatar
P
Joined: 19 Mar 2014
Posts: 930
Location: India
Concentration: Finance, Entrepreneurship
GPA: 3.5
GMAT ToolKit User
Re: Especially in the early years, new entrepreneurs may need to find reso  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 26 Jul 2017, 13:16
Especially in the early years, new entrepreneurs may need to find resourceful ways, like renting temporary office space or using answering services, that make their company seem large and more firmly established than they may actually be.

(A) that make their company seem large ===> as the non-underlined portion mentions "they" it should refer to plural companies and not singular "company"

(B) to make their companies seem larger ===> CORRECT - To make is the correct usage here

(C) thus making their companies seem larger - thus making companies seem larger is not correct, slightly distorts the meaning.

(D) so that the companies seem larger - "so that" is not the correct usage here

(E) of making their company seem large ===> as the non-underlined portion mentions "they" it should refer to plural companies and not singular "company"

Hence, Answer is B

Did you like the answer? Hit Kudos :good
_________________
"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent."

Best AWA Template: https://gmatclub.com/forum/how-to-get-6-0-awa-my-guide-64327.html#p470475
Manager
Manager
User avatar
B
Status: Final Call! Will Achieve Target ANyHow This Tym! :)
Joined: 05 Jan 2016
Posts: 81
Location: India
GMAT 1: 620 Q49 V25
GPA: 3.8
Reviews Badge
Re: Especially in the early years, new entrepreneurs may need to find reso  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 11 Aug 2017, 21:39
Especially in the early years, new entrepreneurs may need to find resourceful ways, like renting temporary office space or using answering services, that make their company seem large and more firmly established than they may actually be.

(E) of making their companies seem large

If in option E, company is replaced with companies, than is this option correct? Also, if this is correct, how the structures connected by AND are parallel?

making their companies seem large
AND
more firmly established than they may actually be.

daagh can you please answer this query?
_________________
Regards,
Varun


Trying my best..... will succeed definitely! :)

The Moment You Think About Giving Up, Think Of The Reason Why You Held On So Long.
+1 Kudos if you find this post helpful. :)

Do Check OG 2017 SC Solutions - http://gmatwithcj.com/solutions-gmat-official-guide-2017-sentence-correction-questions/
Retired Moderator
User avatar
V
Status: worked for Kaplan's associates, but now on my own, free and flying
Joined: 19 Feb 2007
Posts: 4769
Location: India
WE: Education (Education)
Re: Especially in the early years, new entrepreneurs may need to find reso  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 12 Aug 2017, 05:42
Top Contributor
What does 'they may actually be' modify? IMO, both the --seem larger and more firm establishment--. If it were to modify only the second point, then the correct way of expressing that structure would be --- more firmly established than they may actually be and seem larger---.
One can have proof of this from the Harlem magazines case.
Published in Harlem, the owner and editor of the Messenger were two young journalists, Chandler Owen and A. Philip Randolph, who would later make his reputation as a labor leader.
(C) Published in Harlem, the Messenger was owned and edited by two young journalists, A. Philip Randolph, who would later make his reputation as a labor leader, and Chandler Owen.
One can see the flipped structure in which the correct answer.
This evidently means that larger is require rather than large to go in tandem with the comparative comparator' they'


vnigam wrote
(
Quote:
E) Of making their companies seem large

If in option E, company is replaced with companies, than is this option correct? In addition, if this is correct, how the structures connected by AND are parallel?

making their companies seem large
AND
more firmly established than they may actually be.



The revised E isn't still good enough since large has been retained rather than larger
_________________
The Take-Away: Grammar First and Then the Rest
Manager
Manager
avatar
B
Joined: 18 Feb 2017
Posts: 66
Location: India
GMAT 1: 650 Q45 V30
GPA: 3.35
Re: Especially in the early years, new entrepreneurs may need to find reso  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 16 Jan 2018, 18:10
hello experts,
here i am clear about the intent/purpose part
but "SO THAT"can also be used to show the intent/purpose of previous action as it is in option D.but it is still incorrect.
please respond
VP
VP
User avatar
P
Joined: 27 Mar 2010
Posts: 1343
Location: India
Schools: ISB
GPA: 3.31
Re: Especially in the early years, new entrepreneurs may need to find reso  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 16 Jan 2018, 22:33
1
JAIN09 wrote:
hello experts,
here i am clear about the intent/purpose part
but "SO THAT"can also be used to show the intent/purpose of previous action as it is in option D.but it is still incorrect.
please respond

Hi JAIN09, indeed GMAT is playing very cheeky here).

Would you say following is a correct sentence:

Peter is looking for ways.

Clearly this is not correct, because this needs to be followed by: ways to do what?

So, following would be correct:

Peter is looking for ways to increase his GMAT score.

Notice that to increase his GMAT score is the object of ways here.

So, basically, in this kind of a usage, what we were looking for, was an object (of ways), but what D provides is the reason for ways.
_________________
Thanks,
Ashish
EducationAisle, Bangalore

Sentence Correction Nirvana available on Amazon.in and Flipkart

Now! Preview the entire Grammar Section of Sentence Correction Nirvana at pothi.com
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 16 Jan 2017
Posts: 2
Reviews Badge
Re: Especially in the early years, new entrepreneurs may need to find reso  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 04 Apr 2018, 22:54
Hi GMATNinja ,

Can you please explain the "seem" used in option B is a verb or ed modifier.
If it is a verb , then isn't it a run-on case.


Thanks
IIMA, IIMC School Moderator
User avatar
V
Joined: 04 Sep 2016
Posts: 1359
Location: India
WE: Engineering (Other)
CAT Tests
Re: Especially in the early years, new entrepreneurs may need to find reso  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 04 Apr 2018, 23:39
1
AnkitJR

Here are my two cents:

Quote:
Especially in the early years, new entrepreneurs may need to find resourceful ways, like renting temporary office space or using answering services, that make their company seem large and more firmly established than they may actually be.

Quote:
(B) to make their companies seem larger

seem is a verb here. See below sentence structure:

Especially in the early years, new entrepreneurs may need to find resourceful ways, like renting temporary office space or using answering services, to make their companies seem larger and more firmly established than they may actually be.

Highlighted AND correctly connects - seem and established (verbs) for subject - companies

Hope this helps.
_________________
It's the journey that brings us happiness not the destination.

Feeling stressed, you are not alone!!
SVP
SVP
User avatar
V
Status: It's near - I can see.
Joined: 13 Apr 2013
Posts: 1693
Location: India
Concentration: International Business, Operations
Schools: INSEAD Jan '19
GPA: 3.01
WE: Engineering (Real Estate)
Reviews Badge
Re: Especially in the early years, new entrepreneurs may need to find reso  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 09 Apr 2018, 22:49
AbdurRakib wrote:
Especially in the early years, new entrepreneurs may need to find resourceful ways, like renting temporary office space or using answering services, that make their company seem large and more firmly established than they may actually be.



(A) that make their company seem large

(B) to make their companies seem larger

(C) thus making their companies seem larger

(D) so that the companies seem larger

(E) of making their company seem large

We need "companies" at place of "company"

"ways to" is correct
_________________
"Do not watch clock; Do what it does. KEEP GOING."
Manager
Manager
avatar
G
Joined: 26 Dec 2017
Posts: 156
Reviews Badge
Re: Especially in the early years, new entrepreneurs may need to find reso  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 12 May 2018, 00:30
Especially in the early years,

C1: new entrepreneurs(S) may need to find(V) resourceful ways,

ike renting temporary office space or using answering services, 

that make their company seem large and more firmly established than they may actually be(C2).

Let me know if my analysis is correct above for C1.If correct Here we already an IC C1 and have another clause C2 seperated by comma without FANBOYS. In D we have ,so ... which is properly connecting two ICs. pls explain as I am unable to find any error comment in any option regarding IC,IC connection.
_________________
--If you like my post pls give kudos
Manager
Manager
User avatar
B
Joined: 26 Feb 2018
Posts: 56
WE: Sales (Internet and New Media)
Re: Especially in the early years, new entrepreneurs may need to find reso  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 12 May 2018, 02:58
AbdurRakib wrote:
Especially in the early years, new entrepreneurs may need to find resourceful ways, like renting temporary office space or using answering services, that make their company seem large and more firmly established than they may actually be.

(A) that make their company seem large
(B) to make their companies seem larger
(C) thus making their companies seem larger
(D) so that the companies seem larger
(E) of making their company seem large

OG 2018 SC 688


QA: D
Meaning and idiom list can be the key for the question , new entrepreneurs will try to make their companies larger in size than they actually may be . Idiom is "to make"
_________________
" Can't stop learning and failing"
Manager
Manager
avatar
B
Joined: 02 Jan 2016
Posts: 121
Reviews Badge
Re: Especially in the early years, new entrepreneurs may need to find reso  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 01 Aug 2018, 06:28
In this question, what is the main verb ? is to make ? if yes, can a to verb be main verb ?

Especially in the early years, new entrepreneurs may need to find resourceful ways, like renting temporary office space or using answering services, to make their companies seem larger and more firmly established than they may actually be.
Retired Moderator
User avatar
V
Status: worked for Kaplan's associates, but now on my own, free and flying
Joined: 19 Feb 2007
Posts: 4769
Location: India
WE: Education (Education)
Re: Especially in the early years, new entrepreneurs may need to find reso  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 01 Aug 2018, 09:23
Top Contributor
may need is the verb; to make is no more than a complement required to give a little more meaning to the main verb in this case.
_________________
The Take-Away: Grammar First and Then the Rest
Manager
Manager
avatar
B
Joined: 02 Jan 2016
Posts: 121
Reviews Badge
Re: Especially in the early years, new entrepreneurs may need to find reso  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 01 Aug 2018, 11:44
Thank You Sir,
I think I have some fundamental gaps, verb is understood to be an action or doing something or an act ? can need be an verb ?

Also, can a to verb be a main verb ?

Thank You
Retired Moderator
User avatar
V
Status: worked for Kaplan's associates, but now on my own, free and flying
Joined: 19 Feb 2007
Posts: 4769
Location: India
WE: Education (Education)
Re: Especially in the early years, new entrepreneurs may need to find reso  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 01 Aug 2018, 11:54
Top Contributor
Please see the link cited below.
https://www.thefreedictionary.com/need

'To need' is an infinitive and is technically called a verbal. A verbal cannot be the main verb .
_________________
The Take-Away: Grammar First and Then the Rest
GMAT Club Verbal Expert
User avatar
P
Status: GMAT and GRE tutor
Joined: 13 Aug 2009
Posts: 2557
Location: United States
GMAT 1: 780 Q51 V46
GMAT 2: 800 Q51 V51
GRE 1: Q170 V170
Re: Especially in the early years, new entrepreneurs may need to find reso  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 10 Aug 2018, 13:04
1
hero_with_1000_faces wrote:
In this question, what is the main verb ? is to make ? if yes, can a to verb be main verb ?

Especially in the early years, new entrepreneurs may need to find resourceful ways, like renting temporary office space or using answering services, to make their companies seem larger and more firmly established than they may actually be.

A "to-verb" -- also known as an infinitive if you like grammar terminology -- can never be the main verb in a sentence. Often, it functions as an adverb describing the main verb. Take a silly example: "I need soap to clean the dried muck off of my children." In this case, the main verb is "need." "To clean" functions as an adverb describing what I "need" the soap to do.

Similarly, in the above example you cited, "need" is the main verb and "to make" functions as an adverb.

I hope that helps!
_________________
GMAT Club Verbal Expert | GMAT/GRE tutor @ www.gmatninja.com (Now hiring!) | Instagram | Food blog | Notoriously bad at PMs

Beginners' guides to GMAT verbal
Reading Comprehension | Critical Reasoning | Sentence Correction

YouTube LIVE verbal webinars
Series 1: Fundamentals of SC & CR | Series 2: Developing a Winning GMAT Mindset

SC & CR Questions of the Day (QOTDs), featuring expert explanations
All QOTDs | Subscribe via email | RSS

Need an expert reply?
Hit the request verbal experts' reply button -- and please be specific about your question. Feel free to tag @GMATNinja in your post. Priority is always given to official GMAT questions.

Sentence Correction articles & resources
How to go from great (760) to incredible (780) on GMAT SC | That "-ing" Word Probably Isn't a Verb | That "-ed" Word Might Not Be a Verb, Either | No-BS Guide to GMAT Idioms | "Being" is not the enemy | WTF is "that" doing in my sentence?

Reading Comprehension, Critical Reasoning, and other articles & resources
All GMAT Ninja articles on GMAT Club | Using LSAT for GMAT CR & RC |7 reasons why your actual GMAT scores don't match your practice test scores | How to get 4 additional "fake" GMAT Prep tests for $29.99 | Time management on verbal
GMAT Club Verbal Expert
User avatar
P
Status: GMAT and GRE tutor
Joined: 13 Aug 2009
Posts: 2557
Location: United States
GMAT 1: 780 Q51 V46
GMAT 2: 800 Q51 V51
GRE 1: Q170 V170
Re: Especially in the early years, new entrepreneurs may need to find reso  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 10 Aug 2018, 13:35
2
thangvietnam wrote:
I have difficulty you explained above. if this dificulty appear only in experimental problem, it is good.
in many og problem, a choice is not illogic but is not intended meaning and this choice make trouble for me.

Usually, when a test-taker says that an answer choice doesn't convey the intended meaning, what she really means is that the answer choice is either illogical or unclear. The GMAT can't ask us to read minds! So it's hard to imagine that a perfectly logical sentence would be wrong simply because it wasn't the GMAT's intended meaning.

In this case, the previous poster had indicated that (D) did not convey the intended meaning. In other words, she or he is saying that (D) is illogical.

Quote:
D) Especially in the early years, new entrepreneurs may need to find resourceful ways, like renting temporary office space or using answering services, so that the companies seem larger and more firmly established than they may actually be.

If we read the sentence without the modifiers in red, it becomes, "New entrepreneurs may need to find resourceful ways, so that the companies seem larger and more firmly established than they may actually be." Huh? "So that" implies a reason for having performed an action. So the sentence seems to explain a reason for the entrepreneurs "to find new ways." What on earth does that mean? Find new ways to do what? This is why we can eliminate (D) - it doesn't make any sense.

(B) on the other hand, conveys what the entrepreneurs are finding new ways to do. They're finding new ways "to make their companies seem larger." (B) isn't better because I used telepathy to determine what the writer wants to say; it's better because it's clearer and more logical. (I use my telepathy for things that are far more interesting than GMAT questions. :grin:)

I hope that helps!
_________________
GMAT Club Verbal Expert | GMAT/GRE tutor @ www.gmatninja.com (Now hiring!) | Instagram | Food blog | Notoriously bad at PMs

Beginners' guides to GMAT verbal
Reading Comprehension | Critical Reasoning | Sentence Correction

YouTube LIVE verbal webinars
Series 1: Fundamentals of SC & CR | Series 2: Developing a Winning GMAT Mindset

SC & CR Questions of the Day (QOTDs), featuring expert explanations
All QOTDs | Subscribe via email | RSS

Need an expert reply?
Hit the request verbal experts' reply button -- and please be specific about your question. Feel free to tag @GMATNinja in your post. Priority is always given to official GMAT questions.

Sentence Correction articles & resources
How to go from great (760) to incredible (780) on GMAT SC | That "-ing" Word Probably Isn't a Verb | That "-ed" Word Might Not Be a Verb, Either | No-BS Guide to GMAT Idioms | "Being" is not the enemy | WTF is "that" doing in my sentence?

Reading Comprehension, Critical Reasoning, and other articles & resources
All GMAT Ninja articles on GMAT Club | Using LSAT for GMAT CR & RC |7 reasons why your actual GMAT scores don't match your practice test scores | How to get 4 additional "fake" GMAT Prep tests for $29.99 | Time management on verbal
GMAT Club Bot
Re: Especially in the early years, new entrepreneurs may need to find reso   [#permalink] 10 Aug 2018, 13:35

Go to page   Previous    1   2   3    Next  [ 52 posts ] 

Display posts from previous: Sort by

Especially in the early years, new entrepreneurs may need to find reso

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


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