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

It is currently 16 Jun 2019, 22:35

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

In a recent public statement, the U.S. Department of Health and Human

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

Hide Tags

 
Math Expert
User avatar
V
Joined: 02 Sep 2009
Posts: 55618
In a recent public statement, the U.S. Department of Health and Human  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 18 Jun 2018, 06:22
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  35% (medium)

Question Stats:

63% (01:10) correct 37% (01:20) wrong based on 244 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

In a recent public statement, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommended that adults perform 2.5 or even more than 2.5 hours of aerobic exercise per week, in order that one reduce one's risk of coronary heart disease.


A. 2.5 or even more than 2.5 hours of aerobic exercise per week, in order that one reduce one's

B. more than 2.5 hours of aerobic exercise per week, in order that one reduce one's

C. at least 2.5 hours of aerobic exercise per week, in order that one reduce their

D. at least 2.5 hours of aerobic exercise per week, in order that one reduce his

E. at least 2.5 hours of aerobic exercise per week, in order that one reduce one's

_________________
VP
VP
User avatar
D
Status: Learning
Joined: 20 Dec 2015
Posts: 1007
Location: India
Concentration: Operations, Marketing
GMAT 1: 670 Q48 V36
GRE 1: Q157 V157
GPA: 3.4
WE: Engineering (Manufacturing)
Reviews Badge
Re: In a recent public statement, the U.S. Department of Health and Human  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 18 Jun 2018, 07:46
2
Bunuel wrote:
In a recent public statement, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommended that adults perform 2.5 or even more than 2.5 hours of aerobic exercise per week, in order that one reduce one's risk of coronary heart disease.


A. 2.5 or even more than 2.5 hours of aerobic exercise per week, in order that one reduce one's

B. more than 2.5 hours of aerobic exercise per week, in order that one reduce one's

C. at least 2.5 hours of aerobic exercise per week, in order that one reduce their

D. at least 2.5 hours of aerobic exercise per week, in order that one reduce his

E. at least 2.5 hours of aerobic exercise per week, in order that one reduce one's


Imo E

"2.5 or even more than 2.5 hours is redundant " in the original choice so drop A and B (B changes meaning though)
We have to use correct pronoun for one so C and D are out
E corrects these errors
_________________
Please give kudos if you found my answers useful
Manager
Manager
User avatar
G
Joined: 01 Apr 2018
Posts: 125
Location: India
Schools: INSEAD Jan '20
GMAT 1: 650 Q49 V30
GPA: 3.9
Re: In a recent public statement, the U.S. Department of Health and Human  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 18 Jun 2018, 08:14
1
Bunuel wrote:
In a recent public statement, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommended that adults perform 2.5 or even more than 2.5 hours of aerobic exercise per week, in order that one reduce one's risk of coronary heart disease.


A. 2.5 or even more than 2.5 hours of aerobic exercise per week, in order that one reduce one's

B. more than 2.5 hours of aerobic exercise per week, in order that one reduce one's

C. at least 2.5 hours of aerobic exercise per week, in order that one reduce their

D. at least 2.5 hours of aerobic exercise per week, in order that one reduce his

E. at least 2.5 hours of aerobic exercise per week, in order that one reduce one's


IMO ans is E.
A. Incorrect: '2.5 or even more than 2.5 hours' is wordy
B. Incorrect: 'more than 2.5 hours' changes meaning
C. Incorrect: pronoun error 'their'
D. Incorrect: pronoun error 'his'
E. Correct: 'at least 2.5 hours' is concise and no pronoun error, 'one's' is correctly used pronoun for 'one'.
_________________
Kindly click on +1Kudos if my post helps you...
Board of Directors
User avatar
P
Status: QA & VA Forum Moderator
Joined: 11 Jun 2011
Posts: 4501
Location: India
GPA: 3.5
WE: Business Development (Commercial Banking)
GMAT ToolKit User
Re: In a recent public statement, the U.S. Department of Health and Human  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 18 Jun 2018, 08:36
One ----> One's , must be (E)
_________________
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 )
Manager
Manager
avatar
S
Joined: 07 Feb 2017
Posts: 183
Re: In a recent public statement, the U.S. Department of Health and Human  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 18 Jun 2018, 09:43
Answer E
"at least 2.5 hours"
one reduce their
one reduce his
one reduce one's
Manager
Manager
avatar
S
Joined: 18 Jul 2017
Posts: 52
Re: In a recent public statement, the U.S. Department of Health and Human  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 20 Jun 2018, 05:07
option E is correct.

This answer choice corrects the redundancy of the phrase 2.5 or more than 2.5 while adhering to the rule: the pronoun one agrees with itself only.
Manager
Manager
avatar
B
Joined: 22 Sep 2017
Posts: 169
Re: In a recent public statement, the U.S. Department of Health and Human  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 26 Jun 2018, 17:32
Quote:
In a recent public statement, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommended that adults perform 2.5 or even more than 2.5 hours of aerobic exercise per week, in order that one reduce one's risk of coronary heart disease.



Quote:
A. 2.5 or even more than 2.5 hours of aerobic exercise per week, in order that one reduce one's
Here the element "2.50 or even more than 2.50 hours" is wordy. We can define it concisely by using "at least 2.50 hours". So rejected.

Quote:
B. more than 2.5 hours of aerobic exercise per week, in order that one reduce one's
Here the intended meaning is distorted. The main sentence tells that adults need at least 2.50 hours, but this choice tells that adults need more than 2.50 hours. Rejected.

Quote:
C. at least 2.5 hours of aerobic exercise per week, in order that one reduce their
Here the redundancy error has been corrected, but we have a wrong pronoun here i.e. "their". A plural pronoun(their) can't define a singular noun(one). Rejected.

Quote:
D. at least 2.5 hours of aerobic exercise per week, in order that one reduce his
Here we have a pronoun error. His can't define the noun "one" as it's gender biased.

Quote:
E. at least 2.5 hours of aerobic exercise per week, in order that one reduce one's
This option seems perfectly fine.

So the correct answer is E.
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 31 Jan 2019
Posts: 1
Re: In a recent public statement, the U.S. Department of Health and Human  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 03 Feb 2019, 09:56
Thanks for posting this! Can someone explain why it is reduce and not reduces? I've been trying to find a grammatic rule that explains this, but no luck so far. Is it because it refers to adults? So in that case, should I always check what one is replacing in order to determine the verb form? Thanks in advance!
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 29 Oct 2017
Posts: 10
GMAT ToolKit User
Re: In a recent public statement, the U.S. Department of Health and Human  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 22 May 2019, 00:05
linda22 wrote:
Thanks for posting this! Can someone explain why it is reduce and not reduces? I've been trying to find a grammatic rule that explains this, but no luck so far. Is it because it refers to adults? So in that case, should I always check what one is replacing in order to determine the verb form? Thanks in advance!

My thoughts exactly....Can an expert respond please
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 29 Oct 2017
Posts: 10
GMAT ToolKit User
Re: In a recent public statement, the U.S. Department of Health and Human  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 22 May 2019, 00:11
kwesibabban wrote:
linda22 wrote:
Thanks for posting this! Can someone explain why it is reduce and not reduces? I've been trying to find a grammatic rule that explains this, but no luck so far. Is it because it refers to adults? So in that case, should I always check what one is replacing in order to determine the verb form? Thanks in advance!

My thoughts exactly....Can an expert respond please

O I think I figured it out. Recommended is taking the command subjunctive form here
Manager
Manager
User avatar
G
Joined: 03 Oct 2012
Posts: 135
Location: India
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Strategy
WE: Brand Management (Pharmaceuticals and Biotech)
Re: In a recent public statement, the U.S. Department of Health and Human  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 22 May 2019, 11:08
Hi, I am not able to figure out what is wrong with option B? Someone has mentioned that it changes the meaning. How?
Board of Directors
User avatar
P
Status: QA & VA Forum Moderator
Joined: 11 Jun 2011
Posts: 4501
Location: India
GPA: 3.5
WE: Business Development (Commercial Banking)
GMAT ToolKit User
Re: In a recent public statement, the U.S. Department of Health and Human  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 22 May 2019, 11:17
Bombsante wrote:
Hi, I am not able to figure out what is wrong with option B? Someone has mentioned that it changes the meaning. How?


Lets use mathematical signs for the options -


B. Aerobic exercise per week > 2.5 hours

E. Aerobic exercise per week ≤ 2.5 hours

Try with the other options, along with grammatical usage, it will be of great help in getting the meaning crystal clear.
_________________
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 )
GMAT Club Bot
Re: In a recent public statement, the U.S. Department of Health and Human   [#permalink] 22 May 2019, 11:17
Display posts from previous: Sort by

In a recent public statement, the U.S. Department of Health and Human

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


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