GMAT Changed on April 16th - Read about the latest changes here

It is currently 26 Apr 2018, 23:56

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

In ancient Thailand, much of the local artisans' creative energy was e

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

Hide Tags

Expert Post
Verbal Expert
User avatar
G
Joined: 14 Dec 2013
Posts: 3225
Location: Germany
Schools: HHL Leipzig
GMAT 1: 780 Q50 V47
WE: Corporate Finance (Pharmaceuticals and Biotech)
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member Reviews Badge
Re: In ancient Thailand, much of the local artisans' creative energy was e [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 19 Jun 2016, 13:50
EBITDA wrote:
Note, however, that option B is not perfectly parallel. It lacks a "the" between "on" and "construction and decoration". Hence, there could have been even a better option.

B) much of the local artisans' creative energy was expended on the creation of Buddha images and on construction and decoration of the temples in which they were enshrined.

Could someone please explain the reason/s why I should discard option D?

Thank you.


2 reasons:

1. "And" and "also" are redundant.
2. "constructing and decorating the temples enshrining them" is a subject without any verb.
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 28 Nov 2010
Posts: 10
Re: In ancient Thailand, much of the local artisans' creative energy was e [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 20 Oct 2016, 06:06
sayantanc2k wrote:
EBITDA wrote:
Note, however, that option B is not perfectly parallel. It lacks a "the" between "on" and "construction and decoration". Hence, there could have been even a better option.

B) much of the local artisans' creative energy was expended on the creation of Buddha images and on construction and decoration of the temples in which they were enshrined.

Could someone please explain the reason/s why I should discard option D?

Thank you.


2 reasons:

1. "And" and "also" are redundant.
2. "constructing and decorating the temples enshrining them" is a subject without any verb.


Can you please explain the use of 'in which' in the sentence?
Expert Post
Magoosh GMAT Instructor
User avatar
G
Joined: 28 Dec 2011
Posts: 4675
Re: In ancient Thailand, much of the local artisans' creative energy was e [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 21 Oct 2016, 10:45
metaphola wrote:
EBITDA wrote:
B) much of the local artisans' creative energy was expended on the creation of Buddha images and on construction and decoration of the temples in which they were enshrined.


Can you please explain the use of 'in which' in the sentence?

Dear metaphola,

I'm happy to respond. :-)

With all due respect, my friend, you have asked an unclear question. From your question, I have absolutely no idea of what kind of help you need.

I will say that "which" is a relative pronoun, and the job of a relative pronoun is to open a kind of subordinate clause known as a relative clause. A relative pronoun always plays a grammatical role in its relative clause, and may be the subject of the clause, the direct object, or the object of a preposition, as it is here.

That's the high level overview explanation. I don't know whether you know all this already and need explanation of something else, or whether you need more detailed explanation of this.

It's perfectly fine if there are topics in grammar that you don't understand, and it's perfectly fine that you ask experts on GMAT Club about what you don't understand. We experts love to answer questions and explain things to folks who want to know! :-) The problem, though, is that an ambiguous or unclear question, a super-brief question lacking in all details, is a poor question. It's a question that probably didn't take you a lot of effort to write, and it gives me almost no information about what you need. It's a question that doesn't do its basic job. You see, one of the habits of excellence is the habit of asking excellent questions. See this blog:
Asking Excellent Questions
I'm going to challenge you to write an excellent question: tell me exactly what you do understand, exactly what confuses you, what you think the structure means in that sentence, what you don't understand about its use, etc. Give me as much detail as possible. That would be an excellent question. One advantage of writing such a question is that it makes it much easier for me or another expert to give you the specific help that you need. Something that many students fail to appreciate, though, is that when you are reflecting on your own understanding and putting all this into words, you actually are establishing important connections in your brain, and all the effort you put into writing an excellent question actually primes your brain for deeper learning. You ask an excellent question, not primarily for my benefit, but for your benefit.

Does all this make sense?
Mike :-)
_________________

Mike McGarry
Magoosh Test Prep

Image

Image

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. — William Butler Yeats (1865 – 1939)

Study Buddy Forum Moderator
User avatar
P
Joined: 04 Sep 2016
Posts: 911
Location: India
WE: Engineering (Other)
Premium Member CAT Tests
Re: In ancient Thailand, much of the local artisans' creative energy was e [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 17 Jul 2017, 02:59
Hi mikemcgarry GMATNinja / Experts

Can you help me with below query:
Why do we need two ANDs in OA- B. Does below sentence make sense:
In ancient Thailand,
much of the local artisans’ creative energy was expended
on the creation of Buddha images ,
on construction and
decoration of the temples in
which they were enshrined
OR
In ancient Thailand,
much of the local artisans’ creative energy was expended
on the creation of Buddha images ,
construction and
decoration of the temples in
which they were enshrined
let me know if replacing AND coma makes more sense since only last element need to
be connected using AND in parallel list.
WR,
Arpit
_________________

It's the journey that brings us happiness not the destination.

Expert Post
1 KUDOS received
Magoosh GMAT Instructor
User avatar
G
Joined: 28 Dec 2011
Posts: 4675
Re: In ancient Thailand, much of the local artisans' creative energy was e [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 17 Jul 2017, 15:28
1
This post received
KUDOS
Expert's post
adkikani wrote:
Hi mikemcgarry GMATNinja / Experts

Can you help me with below query:
Why do we need two ANDs in OA- B. Does below sentence make sense:
In ancient Thailand,
much of the local artisans’ creative energy was expended
on the creation of Buddha images ,
on construction and
decoration of the temples in
which they were enshrined
OR
In ancient Thailand,
much of the local artisans’ creative energy was expended
on the creation of Buddha images ,
construction and
decoration of the temples in
which they were enshrined
let me know if replacing AND coma makes more sense since only last element need to
be connected using AND in parallel list.
WR,
Arpit

Dear Arpit adkikani,

I'm happy to respond. :-)

My friend, the short answer is no. Neither of your versions is good: we really need what the SC question OA had.

You see, the word "and" appears twice because we have nested parallelism, that is to say, one parallel structure nested inside another. The GMAT absolutely loves to nest structures inside each other.

Parallel structure #1:
much of the local artisans' creative energy was expended on V and on W
V = the creation of Buddha images
W = parallel structure #2

Parallel structure #2:
on Y and Z of the temples in which they were enshrined
Y = construction
Z = decoration

This is NOT a list of three parallel elements. It is something very different. There is parallelism at two different levels. The first "and" is for Parallel structure #1, and the second is for Parallel structure #2.

Does all this make sense?
Mike :-)
_________________

Mike McGarry
Magoosh Test Prep

Image

Image

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. — William Butler Yeats (1865 – 1939)

Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 01 Oct 2017
Posts: 5
Re: In ancient Thailand, much of the local artisans' creative energy was e [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 08 Dec 2017, 01:21
Only thing that put me off with B was the use of "they where enshrined", couldn´t it be referring to the artisans?
Study Buddy Forum Moderator
User avatar
P
Joined: 04 Sep 2016
Posts: 911
Location: India
WE: Engineering (Other)
Premium Member CAT Tests
Re: In ancient Thailand, much of the local artisans' creative energy was e [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 08 Dec 2017, 05:28
tmtsn

Whenever you have doubt on pronoun usage, try replacing the pronoun with noun that you felt it could relate
to and check intended meaning.

In ancient Thailand, much of the local artisans' creative energy was expended for the creation of Buddha
images and when they constructed and decorated the temples that enshrined them (local articians).

[Reveal] Spoiler:
them refers back to images in its correct intended meaning


Hope this helps!!
_________________

It's the journey that brings us happiness not the destination.

Re: In ancient Thailand, much of the local artisans' creative energy was e   [#permalink] 08 Dec 2017, 05:28

Go to page   Previous    1   2   [ 27 posts ] 

Display posts from previous: Sort by

In ancient Thailand, much of the local artisans' creative energy was e

  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®.