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

It is currently 20 Aug 2019, 19:51

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

Hurtling through space, Anna saw a shooting star and was transfixed by

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

Hide Tags

Find Similar Topics 
Math Expert
User avatar
V
Joined: 02 Sep 2009
Posts: 57155
Hurtling through space, Anna saw a shooting star and was transfixed by  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 03 Aug 2019, 23:57
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  15% (low)

Question Stats:

80% (01:00) correct 20% (01:08) wrong based on 49 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

Hurtling through space, Anna saw a shooting star and was transfixed by the rare beauty of this sight.

(A) Hurtling through space, Anna saw a shooting star and was transfixed by the rare beauty of this sight
(B) Anna saw a shooting star and was transfixed by the rare beauty of this sight hurtling through space
(C) Anna saw a shooting star hurtling through space and was transfixerd by the rare beauty of this sight
(D) Anna saw, hurtling through space, a shooting star and was transfixed by the rare beauty of this sight
(E) Transfixed by the rare beauty of this sight, Anna saw a shooting star hurtling through space

_________________
Intern
Intern
avatar
S
Joined: 27 Mar 2019
Posts: 21
Re: Hurtling through space, Anna saw a shooting star and was transfixed by  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 05 Aug 2019, 04:21
Bunuel wrote:
Hurtling through space, Anna saw a shooting star and was transfixed by the rare beauty of this sight.

(A) Hurtling through space, Anna saw a shooting star and was transfixed by the rare beauty of this sight
(B) Anna saw a shooting star and was transfixed by the rare beauty of this sight hurtling through space
(C) Anna saw a shooting star hurtling through space and was transfixerd by the rare beauty of this sight
(D) Anna saw, hurtling through space, a shooting star and was transfixed by the rare beauty of this sight
(E) Transfixed by the rare beauty of this sight, Anna saw a shooting star hurtling through space


(A) Hurtling through space, Anna saw a shooting star and was transfixed by the rare beauty of this sight - Wrong modifier
(B) Anna saw a shooting star and was transfixed by the rare beauty of this sight hurtling through space - Modiying who?
(C) Anna saw a shooting star hurtling through space and was transfixerd by the rare beauty of this sight - transfixerd spelling mistake also modifying who?
(D) Anna saw, hurtling through space, a shooting star and was transfixed by the rare beauty of this sight - Same modifier issue
(E) Transfixed by the rare beauty of this sight, Anna saw a shooting star hurtling through space - Correct

Can anyone please explain why C is right?
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 14 Dec 2018
Posts: 19
Location: Australia
GMAT 1: 710 Q47 V41
Reviews Badge
Hurtling through space, Anna saw a shooting star and was transfixed by  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 05 Aug 2019, 04:47
(A) Hurtling through space, Anna saw a shooting star and was transfixed by the rare beauty of this sight - "Hurtling through space" modifies Anna, which is not the intended meaning - Incorrect
(B) Anna saw a shooting star and was transfixed by the rare beauty of this sight hurtling through space - "Hurtling through space" seems to refer to the "sight", instead of the shooting star, which is not the intended meaning - Incorrect
(C) Anna saw a shooting star hurtling through space and was transfixed by the rare beauty of this sight - No obvious errors in meaning - KEEP (I think the OP needs to correct the typo in the sentence.)
(D) Anna saw, hurtling through space, a shooting star and was transfixed by the rare beauty of this sight - Sentence construction is a little clunky with "hurtling through space" inserted between commas but no obvious errors in meaning - KEEP
(E) Transfixed by the rare beauty of this sight, Anna saw a shooting star hurtling through space - the usage of "this sight" is only correct if a specific sight has been mentioned previously in the sentence. As there is no previous mention of a specific sight, it is unclear what "this sight" is referring to. - Incorrect

Now we are left with C and D. C is a simpler and more straightforward structure of the sentence. C is the correct answer.
Manager
Manager
avatar
S
Joined: 26 Jan 2016
Posts: 178
CAT Tests
Re: Hurtling through space, Anna saw a shooting star and was transfixed by  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 05 Aug 2019, 06:07
(A) Hurtling through space, Anna saw a shooting star and was transfixed by the rare beauty of this sight- Incorrect modifier as 'Hurtling through space' modifies 'a shooting star'
(B) Anna saw a shooting star and was transfixed by the rare beauty of this sight hurtling through space- Incorrect modifier as 'Hurtling through space' modifies 'a shooting star'
(C) Anna saw a shooting star hurtling through space and was transfixerd by the rare beauty of this sight - This sentences seems correct. Hold
(D) Anna saw, hurtling through space, a shooting star and was transfixed by the rare beauty of this sight - This is an incorrect formation of Verb-ing modifier. As verb-ing modifier can modify verb action or a noun, this sentence formation seems weird. Also we have a better option C, so we can easily eliminate this one.
(E) Transfixed by the rare beauty of this sight, Anna saw a shooting star hurtling through space - no antecedent for 'this'. Incorrect.

Hence C
_________________
Your Kudos can boost my morale..!!

I am on a journey. Gradually I'll there..!!
GMAT Club Bot
Re: Hurtling through space, Anna saw a shooting star and was transfixed by   [#permalink] 05 Aug 2019, 06:07
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Hurtling through space, Anna saw a shooting star and was transfixed by

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





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