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

 It is currently 22 Oct 2019, 20:43

### 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

# High School students with high verbal Scholastic Assessment Test score

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Manager
Joined: 25 Nov 2011
Posts: 149
Location: India
Concentration: Technology, General Management
GPA: 3.95
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
High School students with high verbal Scholastic Assessment Test score  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

Updated on: 29 Jan 2019, 03:07
4
9
00:00

Difficulty:

45% (medium)

Question Stats:

45% (00:49) correct 55% (00:48) wrong based on 409 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

High School students with high verbal Scholastic Assessment Test scores are characterized not so much by the ability to write well than that they have a large vocabulary.

A. than that they have a large vocabulary

B. but by a large vocabulary

C. than by a large vocabulary

D. as a vocabulary that is large

E. as by a large vocabulary

High school students with high verbal SAT scores are characterized not so much by the ability to write well than that they have a large vocabulary.

_________________
-------------------------
-Aravind Chembeti

Originally posted by Chembeti on 26 Feb 2012, 06:57.
Last edited by Bunuel on 29 Jan 2019, 03:07, edited 1 time in total.
Renamed the topic and edited the question.
Senior Manager
Status: Prep started for the n-th time
Joined: 29 Aug 2010
Posts: 403
Re: High School students with high verbal Scholastic Assessment Test score  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

26 Feb 2012, 19:23
2
2
+1 for E.

The presence of comparison idiom "not so much by" un-underlined part indicates that we have to look out for two things:
1) Correct idiomatic usage = not so much X as Y is the correct idiom => A, B and C are out.
2) Proper comparison = D is out as it is not parallel. by ability .... is not parallel to a vocabulary that is ...

E wins.

Crick
Magoosh GMAT Instructor
Joined: 28 Dec 2011
Posts: 4472
High School students with high verbal Scholastic Assessment Test score  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

16 Feb 2017, 12:35
1
1
TeHCM wrote:
High School students with high verbal Scholastic Assessment Test scores are characterized not so much by the ability to write well than that they have a large vocabulary.

(A) than that they have a large vocabulary
(B) but by a large vocabulary
(C) than by a large vocabulary
(D) as a vocabulary that is large
(E) as by a large vocabulary

I'm happy to respond.

One important idiom to know is the structure "[b]not so much X as Y[/b]." Whenever we see the beginning of this structure, we must have the end. Thus, only (D) & (E) complete this structure: since (D) is awkward & clumsy, (E) has to be the answer.

See these free GMAT idiom flashcards. Also, you might find this blog helpful:
GMAT Idioms: Correlative Conjunctions
All of the correlative conjunctions are very good to know, because if you see the first part, you know the second part must appear.

This is another issue that could arise with the parallelism within any correlative conjunction:
GMAT Parallelism: Once Outside or Twice Inside

Does all this make sense?
Mike
_________________
Mike McGarry
Magoosh Test Prep

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. — William Butler Yeats (1865 – 1939)
Intern
Joined: 29 Jan 2019
Posts: 1
Re: High School students with high verbal Scholastic Assessment Test score  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

30 Jan 2019, 05:54
Thank you for sharing those. I came across Google to look for a valuable tip for high school students exam when I have this thread. I would love to try this one soon as I get the exam.
Re: High School students with high verbal Scholastic Assessment Test score   [#permalink] 30 Jan 2019, 05:54
Display posts from previous: Sort by