Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases https://gmatclub.com/AppTrack

 It is currently 26 May 2017, 13:05

### 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

# G+ SC-2-22

Author Message
Director
Joined: 03 Jul 2003
Posts: 652
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 92 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

09 Apr 2004, 09:58
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

0% (00:00) correct 100% (00:48) wrong based on 1 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

Guys, I'll personally ask ETS to award 20 extra points to those who
answers this question with correct explanation and supporting reference (web site or book)

Inflation has made many Americans reevaluate their assumptions about the future; they still expect to live better than their parents have, but not so well as they once thought they could.
(A) they still expect to live better than their parents have
(B) they still expect to live better than their parents did
(C) they still expect to live better than their parents had
(D) still expecting to live better than their parents had
(E) still expecting to live better than did their parents
Intern
Joined: 06 Apr 2004
Posts: 28
Location: Texas
Followers: 0

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

### Show Tags

09 Apr 2004, 10:37
I choose B.
This is a tough one. Only reason for B is the meaning. The sentence is an expectation for the future. "Did" implies that the parents will be dead by the time the children die, which is the typical cycle of life.
Won't be surprised to be wrong on this one.
GMAT Club Legend
Joined: 15 Dec 2003
Posts: 4289
Followers: 43

Kudos [?]: 469 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

09 Apr 2004, 10:38
Agree with A. The semi-colon makes it clear that "they" would refer to the only subject(Americans) in the first half of the sentence. Next, I believe "have" is more appropriate since it means that Americans expect to live better than their parents have over a span of time. "did" and "had" refer to a specific point in time and when we talk about living, it should refer to a span of time and only "have" would be appropriate.
_________________

Best Regards,

Paul

SVP
Joined: 30 Oct 2003
Posts: 1790
Location: NewJersey USA
Followers: 6

Kudos [?]: 101 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

09 Apr 2004, 10:49
I will go with B on this one.

The auxilary verb "have" after "parents" is incorrect because it would ellipse "done" or "been doing". Both of these are not parallel with "live"

The only thing "have" can ellipse to avoid grammatical error is "expected". If you replace this in the sentence it will make the sentence look akward. The same story is with "had expected"
Replacing these two will also change the meaning of the sentence.

The present americans expect to live better than their parents lived(or did) - Watch the tense agreement.
Manager
Joined: 16 Oct 2003
Posts: 152
Location: India
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

09 Apr 2004, 11:50
When I first answered this question some time back, I chose A. But it seems the correct answer is B. Please refer to the link below:

http://www.sentencecorrection.com/forum ... wtopic=266

It contains a good explanation too.
_________________

A 750 aspirant.

GMAT Club Legend
Joined: 15 Dec 2003
Posts: 4289
Followers: 43

Kudos [?]: 469 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

09 Apr 2004, 12:14
Yes, I agree with Anandnk's explanation and I read the link you gave aspire. Nice and sweet. This sure was a tough one.
_________________

Best Regards,

Paul

Director
Joined: 03 Jul 2003
Posts: 652
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 92 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

09 Apr 2004, 20:00

This is indeed a tough one! I'm not sure I'll ever answer such questions
correctly in the test.

Thanks to aspire, Anand, and Jumbee for your explanations.
09 Apr 2004, 20:00
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Unlike H. G. Wells, who wrote more than 100 books, and 4 24 Jun 2009, 12:44
Display posts from previous: Sort by