It is currently 13 Dec 2017, 14:57

Decision(s) Day!:

CHAT Rooms | Ross R1 | Kellogg R1 | Darden R1 | Tepper R1


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

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Hoping to avert another situation in which the candidate who won

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

Hide Tags

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 13 Aug 2014
Posts: 4

Kudos [?]: [0], given: 11

Hoping to avert another situation in which the candidate who [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 12 Jun 2017, 21:49
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  5% (low)

Question Stats:

86% (00:25) correct 14% (00:29) wrong based on 111 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

Hoping to avert another situation in which the candidate who won the popular vote could lose the electoral vote, it was proposed by Congress that the Electoral College be abolished.

A. it was proposed by Congress
B. there was a proposal by Congress
C. a proposal was made by Congress
D. Congress proposed
E. Congress will have proposed
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

Kudos [?]: [0], given: 11

1 KUDOS received
Manager
Manager
User avatar
B
Joined: 03 Jun 2017
Posts: 56

Kudos [?]: 4 [1], given: 5

Hoping to avert another situation in which the candidate who [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 12 Jun 2017, 21:54
1
This post received
KUDOS
Hoping to avert another situation in which the candidate who won the popular vote could lose the electoral vote, it was proposed by Congress that the Electoral College be abolished.

A. it was proposed by Congress
B. there was a proposal by Congress
C. a proposal was made by Congress

Who hopes to avert? Congress. The subject in the underlined portion should be "Congress".

D. Congress proposed
E. Congress will have proposed

"won" and "could" clearly shows that it is a situation in the past.

D. Congress proposed
_________________

Seize the day.

Kudos [?]: 4 [1], given: 5

Manager
Manager
User avatar
G
Joined: 15 Mar 2014
Posts: 127

Kudos [?]: 47 [0], given: 2

Location: India
GPA: 3.5
WE: Operations (Telecommunications)
Premium Member CAT Tests
Re: Hoping to avert another situation in which the candidate who [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 13 Jun 2017, 01:33
I went with D.

The sentence has a modifier error where 'it' is used wrongly.
It is now either D or E.
The future perfect 'will have proposed' is incorrectly used here.
Thus, D.
_________________

Hit +1 Kudos If you like my post! :)

Kudos [?]: 47 [0], given: 2

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
G
Joined: 28 May 2017
Posts: 296

Kudos [?]: 158 [0], given: 12

Concentration: Finance, General Management
Hoping to avert another situation in which the candidate who [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 13 Jun 2017, 04:18
aarushi00 wrote:
Hoping to avert another situation in which the candidate who won the popular vote could lose the electoral vote, it was proposed by Congress that the Electoral College be abolished.

A. it was proposed by Congress
B. there was a proposal by Congress
C. a proposal was made by Congress
D. Congress proposed
E. Congress will have proposed


Who is Hoping......? Answer to this question has be a NOUN. Noun is present only in option D & E.

Since the question is testing MOOD, only option D fits the bill.

Hence answer is D
_________________

If you like the post, show appreciation by pressing Kudos button

Kudos [?]: 158 [0], given: 12

Board of Directors
User avatar
G
Status: QA & VA Forum Moderator
Joined: 11 Jun 2011
Posts: 3111

Kudos [?]: 1145 [0], given: 327

Location: India
GPA: 3.5
WE: Business Development (Commercial Banking)
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member
Re: Hoping to avert another situation in which the candidate who [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 13 Jun 2017, 06:36
aarushi00 wrote:
Hoping to avert another situation in which the candidate who won the popular vote could lose the electoral vote, it was proposed by Congress that the Electoral College be abolished.

A. it was proposed by Congress
B. there was a proposal by Congress
C. a proposal was made by Congress
D. Congress proposed
E. Congress will have proposed


CORRECT SUBJUNCTIVE USAGE : X propose that Y be Z

Hence,correct answer must be (D)

_________________

Thanks and Regards

Abhishek....

PLEASE FOLLOW THE RULES FOR POSTING IN QA AND VA FORUM AND USE SEARCH FUNCTION BEFORE POSTING NEW QUESTIONS

How to use Search Function in GMAT Club | Rules for Posting in QA forum | Writing Mathematical Formulas |Rules for Posting in VA forum | Request Expert's Reply ( VA Forum Only )

Kudos [?]: 1145 [0], given: 327

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
G
Joined: 23 Jun 2012
Posts: 300

Kudos [?]: 54 [0], given: 270

Location: Pakistan
Concentration: Strategy, International Business
GPA: 3.76
Reviews Badge CAT Tests
Hoping to avert another situation in which the candidate who won [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 01 Aug 2017, 07:39
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED
Hoping to avert another situation in which the candidate who won the popular vote could lose the electoral vote, it was proposed by Congress that the Electoral
College be abolished.

a) it was proposed by Congress
b) there was a proposal by Congress
c) a proposal was made by Congress
d) Congress proposed
e) Congress will have proposed
_________________

Push yourself again and again. Don't give an inch until the final buzzer sounds. -Larry Bird
Success isn't something that just happens - success is learned, success is practiced and then it is shared. -Sparky Anderson
-S

Kudos [?]: 54 [0], given: 270

Intern
Intern
User avatar
B
Joined: 09 Dec 2014
Posts: 37

Kudos [?]: 11 [0], given: 25

Re: Hoping to avert another situation in which the candidate who won [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 01 Aug 2017, 07:53
sananoor wrote:
Hoping to avert another situation in which the candidate who won the popular vote could lose the electoral vote, it was proposed by Congress that the Electoral
College be abolished.

a) it was proposed by Congress
b) there was a proposal by Congress
c) a proposal was made by Congress
d) Congress proposed
e) Congress will have proposed


Let me know if I am wrong in my analysis.

Quote:
Hoping to avert another situation in which the candidate who won the popular vote could lose the electoral vote

This whole phrase is a modifier which is modifying "Congress". It says Congress is the one hoping to something and Congress proposed something.
As modifier has to be close to the noun it is modifying, options A, B and C are out as "Congress" is far off from its modifier.
Now it's between D and E. Option E says "Congress will have proposed", but the original sentence says "Congress" has already proposed. Tense mismatch. Thus, answer is D: "Congress proposed" which is short, clear and concise.
_________________

Thanks,
Ramya

Kudos [?]: 11 [0], given: 25

VP
VP
avatar
S
Joined: 12 Dec 2016
Posts: 1342

Kudos [?]: 47 [0], given: 1366

Location: United States
GMAT 1: 700 Q49 V33
GPA: 3.64
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member
Hoping to avert another situation in which the candidate who won the p [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 06 Dec 2017, 21:59
Hoping to avert another situation in which the candidate who won the popular vote could lose the electoral vote, it was proposed by Congress that the Electoral College be abolished.
○ it was proposed by Congress
○ there was a proposal by Congress
○ a proposal was made by Congress
D. Congress proposed
E. Congress will have proposed

Kudos [?]: 47 [0], given: 1366

Manager
Manager
avatar
G
Joined: 29 Mar 2011
Posts: 116

Kudos [?]: 73 [0], given: 8

Location: India
Concentration: Strategy, Finance
GMAT 1: 750 Q50 V40
WE: Management Consulting (Consulting)
Reviews Badge
Re: Hoping to avert another situation in which the candidate who won the p [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 07 Dec 2017, 01:07
Hoping to avert another situation in which the candidate who won the popular vote could lose the electoral vote, it was proposed by Congress that the Electoral College be abolished.

From the meaning of the sentence, we can deduce that the verb-ing modifier should modify Congress. Hence, Congress should be placed immediately after the modifier.

This eliminates A,B and C.

The choice between D and E is on the basis of tense. There is no indication in the original sentence for the use of future perfect tense. Hence, eliminate E.

Option D is the answer.
_________________

+1 kudos if you find this useful
GMAT 1: 750 (Q50; V40; IR 8; AWA 5.5)
Debrief: https://gmatclub.com/forum/first-attempt-750-q50-v40-ir-8-awa-245721.html

Kudos [?]: 73 [0], given: 8

Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 01 Apr 2017
Posts: 2

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 258

Re: Hoping to avert another situation in which the candidate who won the p [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 07 Dec 2017, 01:18
Hoping to advert is modifying Congress, so eliminate A,B and C.
Option E changes the intended meaning of the sentence. So option D should be the answer.


Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using GMAT Club Forum mobile app

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 258

Re: Hoping to avert another situation in which the candidate who won the p   [#permalink] 07 Dec 2017, 01:18
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Hoping to avert another situation in which the candidate who won

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


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions| 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®.