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

It is currently 15 Aug 2018, 09:40

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

Greatly influenced by the Protested missionary Samuel Kirkland, the

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

Hide Tags

Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 08 Oct 2014
Posts: 4
Reviews Badge
Re: Greatly influenced by the Protested missionary Samuel Kirkland, the  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 24 Nov 2017, 09:00
Dear Verbal Experts,

For 'C' to be the answer what is the main verb in the sentence? Also, Influenced by.....sided with shouldn't there be a sequence of these events?

Expert reply on please.

Thank you!
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 04 Oct 2017
Posts: 41
Re: Greatly influenced by the Protested missionary Samuel Kirkland, the  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 24 Nov 2017, 09:15
Can I say that in option A who is ambiguous???
Retired Moderator
User avatar
G
Joined: 14 Dec 2013
Posts: 3188
Location: Germany
Schools: HHL Leipzig
GMAT 1: 780 Q50 V47
WE: Corporate Finance (Pharmaceuticals and Biotech)
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member Reviews Badge
Re: Greatly influenced by the Protested missionary Samuel Kirkland, the  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 28 Nov 2017, 06:53
Life! wrote:
Dear Verbal Experts,

For 'C' to be the answer what is the main verb in the sentence? Also, Influenced by.....sided with shouldn't there be a sequence of these events?

Expert reply on please.

Thank you!


In C, the main (and the only) verb is "sided".

Yes, the sequence is: the influence occured first; then the siding occured.

(In case you are thinking of a past perfect tense for "influenced", you may note that it is NOT a verb, but a past participle modifier for "Oneida". Hence the question of past perfect / sequence does not arise.)
Retired Moderator
User avatar
G
Joined: 14 Dec 2013
Posts: 3188
Location: Germany
Schools: HHL Leipzig
GMAT 1: 780 Q50 V47
WE: Corporate Finance (Pharmaceuticals and Biotech)
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member Reviews Badge
Re: Greatly influenced by the Protested missionary Samuel Kirkland, the  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 28 Nov 2017, 06:55
Kezia9 wrote:
Can I say that in option A who is ambiguous???


In A, "who" is not ambiguous, but wrong. "Who" can be used for a person, the Oneida / league is NOT a person.
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 24 Nov 2017
Posts: 27
Re: Greatly influenced by the Protested missionary Samuel Kirkland, the  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 23 Jan 2018, 15:28
Greatly influenced by the Protested missionary Samuel Kirkland, the Oneida

was the only one of the five-nation Iroquois League who sided

with the colonists during the American Revolution. 

A. was the only one of the five-nation Iroquois League who sided
B. was alone of the five-nation Iroquois League when they sided
C. alone among the five-nation Iroquois League sided
D. were the only ones out of the five nations of Iroquois League in siding
E. only of the five-nation Iroquois League had sided

I know the correct answer is C.but isn't sided modifying league?
Verb-ed modifier always modify the preceding noun.



Sent from my XT1068 using GMAT Club Forum mobile app
Director
Director
User avatar
G
Joined: 27 Mar 2010
Posts: 976
Location: Bangalore, India
Re: Greatly influenced by the Protested missionary Samuel Kirkland, the  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 23 Jan 2018, 20:40
1
stomar67 wrote:
I know the correct answer is C.but isn't sided modifying league?
Verb-ed modifier always modify the preceding noun

Hi stomar67, that's is the issue with using terms like Verb-ed modifier. While GMAT obviously doesn't care about the exact name you use for these terms, if you continue to use this term, you need to be aware of the following:

i) Not all verb-ed are modifiers. For example:

Peter wanted a cake.

Here, wanted (a verb-ed) is not a modifier, but a simple past tense verb. Incidentally, in option C as well, sided is a simple past tense verb, and not a modifier.

ii) Not all modifiers end in -ed. For example: Verbs such as arise, give, go, grow etc. do not have any -ed modifier forms. These are called irregular verbs in Grammar.

Hence, rather than the term Verb-ed modifier, would suggest you make past participle a part of your lingo.

p.s. Our book EducationAisle Sentence Correction Nirvana discusses a framework for distinguishing between Simple Past Tense verb and Past Participle. If someone is interested, PM me your email-id; I can mail the corresponding section.
_________________

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: 01 Apr 2017
Posts: 39
Re: Greatly influenced by the Protested missionary Samuel Kirkland, the  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 23 Jan 2018, 22:27
2
stomar67 wrote:
Greatly influenced by the Protested missionary Samuel Kirkland, the Oneida

was the only one of the five-nation Iroquois League who sided

with the colonists during the American Revolution. 

A. was the only one of the five-nation Iroquois League who sided
B. was alone of the five-nation Iroquois League when they sided
C. alone among the five-nation Iroquois League sided
D. were the only ones out of the five nations of Iroquois League in siding
E. only of the five-nation Iroquois League had sided

I know the correct answer is C.but isn't sided modifying league?
Verb-ed modifier always modify the preceding noun.



Sent from my XT1068 using GMAT Club Forum mobile app


Hi stomar67

Hope the structure of the sentence Choice C forms will help you see that sided is the main verb of the sentence and not a modifier.

      Greatly influenced by the Protested missionary Samuel Kirkland,
    the Oneida
      alone among the five-nation Iroquois League
    sided
    with the colonists during the American Revolution.

Now, the part "alone among the five-nation Iroquois League" acts as a modifier, elaborating on the "siding" action done by the Oneida. A parallel to such a sentence would be:

The CEO alone among the six board members agreed with the employees on the issue.

As you can see, "The CEO" is the subject and "agreed" is the verb for it - just as "The Oneida" is the subject and "sided" the verb for it.

Hope this helps! :)

Cheers!

Neeti
Re: Greatly influenced by the Protested missionary Samuel Kirkland, the &nbs [#permalink] 23 Jan 2018, 22:27

Go to page   Previous    1   2   3   [ 47 posts ] 

Display posts from previous: Sort by

Greatly influenced by the Protested missionary Samuel Kirkland, the

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

Events & Promotions

PREV
NEXT


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

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

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.