It is currently 15 Dec 2017, 04:28

Decision(s) Day!:

CHAT Rooms | Wharton R1 | Stanford R1 | Tuck R1 | Ross R1 | Haas R1 | UCLA 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

How Modifier is used in this question

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

Hide Tags

1 KUDOS received
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 02 May 2012
Posts: 72

Kudos [?]: 195 [1], given: 114

How Modifier is used in this question [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 13 Jun 2014, 14:50
1
This post received
KUDOS
2
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  55% (hard)

Question Stats:

54% (00:59) correct 46% (00:56) wrong based on 223 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

Q : There has been a significant occurrence of oak blight increase caused by growing fungus resistance against herbicides.

A) Occurrence of oak blight increase caused by growing fungus resistance against
B) Increase in the occurrence of oak blight caused by growing fungus resistance against
C) increasing oak blight occurrence because of growing resistance of fungi to
D) increase in the occurrence of oak blight due to growing resistance of fungi
E) occurrence of oak blight increase because of growing fungus resistance to

Can someone please explain how to solve thus question using Modifiers .
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

_________________

If you like my post Kudos Please
__________________________________________________
Support ====> http://udaanshimla.ketto.org/campaign/campaign_details.php?fmd_id=757

Kudos [?]: 195 [1], given: 114

Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 05 Sep 2010
Posts: 831

Kudos [?]: 294 [0], given: 61

GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member
Re: How Modifier is used in this question [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 13 Jun 2014, 23:24
D it is : increase in the occurrence of oak blight because of growing resistance of fungi to

you need to say "significant increase" ---------->eliminate A C and E
u need "resistance to" ------------->eliminate B

Kudos [?]: 294 [0], given: 61

1 KUDOS received
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 02 May 2012
Posts: 72

Kudos [?]: 195 [1], given: 114

Re: How Modifier is used in this question [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 14 Jun 2014, 07:16
1
This post received
KUDOS
Thanks I got this logic but what I want to understand is

What is the modifier here ? which one ? Opening Modifier or middle modifier ?

What it is modifying and how ?

Is it Significant modifying increase , significant being adjective which can not be true as significant is coming after determiner 'a' so it is noun :(
_________________

If you like my post Kudos Please
__________________________________________________
Support ====> http://udaanshimla.ketto.org/campaign/campaign_details.php?fmd_id=757

Kudos [?]: 195 [1], given: 114

3 KUDOS received
Current Student
User avatar
Status: Everyone is a leader. Just stop listening to others.
Joined: 22 Mar 2013
Posts: 955

Kudos [?]: 1933 [3], given: 229

Location: India
GPA: 3.51
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
Premium Member Reviews Badge
Re: How Modifier is used in this question [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 14 Jun 2014, 11:06
3
This post received
KUDOS
Let me try :

Q : There has been a significant occurrence of oak blight increase caused by growing fungus resistance against herbicides.

In original sentence
Noun : occurrence of oak blight
significant is modifier to above noun.

All stuff mentioned above is modifying increase , and caused by... is acting as -ed modifier and modifying noun increase.

Above sentence doesn't make any sense.

A) Occurrence of oak blight increase caused by growing fungus resistance against -- resistance against is not correct idiom.. resistance itself implies against something.
B) Increase in the occurrence of oak blight caused by growing fungus resistance against -- caused by is modifying blight and part in italics is now acting as noun against herbicide. -- way awkward construction.
C) increasing oak blight occurrence because of growing resistance of fungi to -- part in italics is awkward.
D) increase in the occurrence of oak blight because of growing resistance of fungi to -- because is used correctly to provide reason.
E) occurrence of oak blight increase because of growing fungus resistance to -- same error as in A.
_________________

Piyush K
-----------------------
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is to try just one more time. ― Thomas A. Edison
Don't forget to press--> Kudos :)
My Articles: 1. WOULD: when to use? | 2. All GMATPrep RCs (New)
Tip: Before exam a week earlier don't forget to exhaust all gmatprep problems specially for "sentence correction".

Kudos [?]: 1933 [3], given: 229

1 KUDOS received
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 02 May 2012
Posts: 72

Kudos [?]: 195 [1], given: 114

Re: How Modifier is used in this question [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 14 Jun 2014, 12:59
1
This post received
KUDOS
Better , but still have doubts

All stuff mentioned above is modifying increase ,

significant occurrence of oak blight -- > is modifying--> increase ?

How ? I mean in terms of grammar , what part of speech modifying what ? can you please explain on this part ?

IN E ? "resistance to" is wrong because resistance itself implies against something ?

I am still not sure why E is wrong. how i look at E is

significant occurrence vs significant increase so as per sentence significant increase is correct.
_________________

If you like my post Kudos Please
__________________________________________________
Support ====> http://udaanshimla.ketto.org/campaign/campaign_details.php?fmd_id=757

Kudos [?]: 195 [1], given: 114

1 KUDOS received
Current Student
User avatar
Status: Everyone is a leader. Just stop listening to others.
Joined: 22 Mar 2013
Posts: 955

Kudos [?]: 1933 [1], given: 229

Location: India
GPA: 3.51
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
Premium Member Reviews Badge
Re: How Modifier is used in this question [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 14 Jun 2014, 13:37
1
This post received
KUDOS
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED
Better , but still have doubts

All stuff mentioned above is modifying increase ,

significant occurrence of oak blight -- > is modifying--> increase ? yes technically it is modifying increase e.g diamond mine diamond is a noun but here it is acting as adjective modifying mine (noun) , but in answer choice A, significant occurrence (of oak blight) increase or significant occurrence of (oak blight increase) does not make sense.

How ? I mean in terms of grammar , what part of speech modifying what ? can you please explain on this part ?
There has been a { significant(adj) occurrence (noun_adj=diamond)) of oak blight (noun) increase (noun) }<-(noun) caused (past particle modifier) by (growing fungus resistance )- noun - against herbicides.
Above sentence is incorrect thus there is no point in understanding its part of speech.


IN E ? "resistance to" is wrong because resistance itself implies against something ? Resistance to is right... I said resistance against something looks unidiomatic.

Further I would suggest you to google correct usage of this idiom. I am not able to find out any source suggesting "resistance against" correct.

I am still not sure why E is wrong. how i look at E is

significant occurrence vs significant increase so as per sentence significant increase is correct.

Q : There has been a significant (E) occurrence of oak blight increase because of growing fungus resistance to herbicide.

a significant (E) occurrence of oak blight increase --- what is increase -- can you infer some meaning out of this part of sentence.

a significant (E) occurrence of oak blight (meaningful) + increase (noun)

further what difference you see in these two parts
growing resistance of fungi to
growing fungus resistance to -- fungus resistance implies some quality of being fungus resistant is growing to herbicide.. meaning is not as clear as in above part.

Really its difficult to explain what we naturally feel weird or awkward, in option E and most of the wrong choices I don't see seamless flow and relation between part of speech.

_________________

Piyush K
-----------------------
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is to try just one more time. ― Thomas A. Edison
Don't forget to press--> Kudos :)
My Articles: 1. WOULD: when to use? | 2. All GMATPrep RCs (New)
Tip: Before exam a week earlier don't forget to exhaust all gmatprep problems specially for "sentence correction".

Kudos [?]: 1933 [1], given: 229

Non-Human User
User avatar
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 10203

Kudos [?]: 277 [0], given: 0

Premium Member
Re: How Modifier is used in this question [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 26 Jan 2016, 04:52
Hello from the GMAT Club VerbalBot!

Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos).

Want to see all other topics I dig out? Follow me (click follow button on profile). You will receive a summary of all topics I bump in your profile area as well as via email.

Kudos [?]: 277 [0], given: 0

VP
VP
avatar
S
Joined: 08 Jun 2010
Posts: 1387

Kudos [?]: 172 [0], given: 916

Re: How Modifier is used in this question [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 26 Jan 2016, 05:38
sc tests meaning. this means if we do not know new words, we die. I can not solve this problem because of new words.
_________________

visit my facebook to help me.
on facebook, my name is: thang thang thang

Kudos [?]: 172 [0], given: 916

Manager
Manager
avatar
B
Joined: 05 Dec 2015
Posts: 124

Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 981

Premium Member Reviews Badge CAT Tests
Re: How Modifier is used in this question [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 19 Nov 2017, 16:58
I thought if you had "of..." the part right after the "of" can't be an -ing word?

or is it OK since "growing" is modifying "resistance" and therefore is an adj and not a verb?

Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 981

Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 15 Oct 2017
Posts: 7

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 50

Location: India
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Marketing
Premium Member CAT Tests
Re: How Modifier is used in this question [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 27 Nov 2017, 01:00
Q : There has been a significant occurrence of oak blight increase caused by growing fungus resistance against herbicides.

A) Occurrence of oak blight increase caused by growing fungus resistance against
B) Increase in the occurrence of oak blight caused by growing fungus resistance against
C) increasing oak blight occurrence because of growing resistance of fungi to
D) increase in the occurrence of oak blight because of growing resistance of fungi to
E) occurrence of oak blight increase because of growing fungus resistance to

How can the OA be D?
There has been a significant increase in the occurrence of oak blight because of growing resistance of fungi to against herbicides.
The bold part doesn't make sense
Please help.

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 50

Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 07 Sep 2013
Posts: 39

Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 1

Re: How Modifier is used in this question [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 27 Nov 2017, 03:06
SamriddhiPan wrote:
Q : There has been a significant occurrence of oak blight increase caused by growing fungus resistance against herbicides.

A) Occurrence of oak blight increase caused by growing fungus resistance against
B) Increase in the occurrence of oak blight caused by growing fungus resistance against
C) increasing oak blight occurrence because of growing resistance of fungi to
D) increase in the occurrence of oak blight because of growing resistance of fungi to
E) occurrence of oak blight increase because of growing fungus resistance to

How can the OA be D?
There has been a significant increase in the occurrence of oak blight because of growing resistance of fungi to against herbicides.
The bold part doesn't make sense
Please help.

against was also underlined.. missed in original problem.

Sent from my Redmi Note 4 using GMAT Club Forum mobile app

Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 1

Expert Post
Verbal Expert
User avatar
S
Joined: 14 Dec 2013
Posts: 3227

Kudos [?]: 3640 [0], given: 22

Location: Germany
Schools: HHL Leipzig
GMAT 1: 780 Q50 V47
WE: Corporate Finance (Pharmaceuticals and Biotech)
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member Reviews Badge
Re: How Modifier is used in this question [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 29 Nov 2017, 07:37
SamriddhiPan wrote:
Q : There has been a significant occurrence of oak blight increase caused by growing fungus resistance against herbicides.

A) Occurrence of oak blight increase caused by growing fungus resistance against
B) Increase in the occurrence of oak blight caused by growing fungus resistance against
C) increasing oak blight occurrence because of growing resistance of fungi to
D) increase in the occurrence of oak blight because of growing resistance of fungi to
E) occurrence of oak blight increase because of growing fungus resistance to

How can the OA be D?
There has been a significant increase in the occurrence of oak blight because of growing resistance of fungi to against herbicides.
The bold part doesn't make sense
Please help.


Seems to be a typo..corrected.

However you (and the author of the question) missed a significant error in the use of "because of". The correct usage here is "due to", not "because of" - corrected the mistake as well. ("increase" is a noun - hence "due to", not "because of")

(For explanation on correct usage of "due to" and "because of", please refer to this post:
https://gmatclub.com/forum/due-to-the-c ... l#p1970224

Kudos [?]: 3640 [0], given: 22

Re: How Modifier is used in this question   [#permalink] 29 Nov 2017, 07:37
Display posts from previous: Sort by

How Modifier is used in this question

  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®.