It is currently 18 Oct 2017, 08:08

Live Now:

GMAT Verbal Live on YouTube: Join Now!


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

If present metal prices continue to sharply rise, the value

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 03 Nov 2004
Posts: 12

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

If present metal prices continue to sharply rise, the value [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 28 Dec 2004, 03:09
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

0% (00:00) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 0 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

If present metal prices continue to sharply rise, the value of the copper in a penny will soon be greater than the face value of the coin.

a. If present metal prices continue to sharply rise,
b. If present metal prices are continuing their sharp rise,
c. Should present metal prices continue their sharp rise,
d. Continuation of sharply rising metal prices should mean that
e. Metal prices’ sharp rise continuing should mean that



can anyone explain why A is wrong?

thanks

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

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 19 Sep 2004
Posts: 367

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

 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 28 Dec 2004, 04:19
Hi,

The mistake here is called " split infinitive" though GMAT rarely tests on this topic and but still .. you have brought up this question so let me discuss:

Statement1: To run Quickly----> to+verb+adverb
Statement2: To quickly run----> to+adverb+verb

Statement2 is always WRONG

Now check the ori sentence: "to sharply rise"

I hope now you c the difference.
Do you c the difference...?

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

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 03 Nov 2004
Posts: 12

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

 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 28 Dec 2004, 05:16
saurabhmalpani thanks
i've suspected that the location of the adverb in the sentence was the reason but i didn't know the rule.

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

  [#permalink] 28 Dec 2004, 05:16
Display posts from previous: Sort by

If present metal prices continue to sharply rise, the value

  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®.