It is currently 17 Oct 2017, 21:11

### 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

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

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# Joan of Arc, a young Frenchwoman who claimed to be divinely

Author Message
Director
Joined: 17 Oct 2005
Posts: 924

Kudos [?]: 267 [0], given: 0

Joan of Arc, a young Frenchwoman who claimed to be divinely [#permalink]

### Show Tags

25 Oct 2005, 13:35
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

67% (01:26) correct 33% (01:01) wrong based on 5 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

Joan of Arc, a young Frenchwoman who claimed to be divinely inspired, turened the tide of English victories in her country by liberating the city of New Orleans and she persuaded Charles VII of France to claim his throne.

A) she persuaded Charles VII of France to claim his throne.

B) persuaded charles VII of France in claiming his throne.

C) persuading that the throne be claimed by Charles VII of France.

D) persudaded Charles VII of France to claim his throne.

E) persuading that Charles VII of France should claim his throne.

Initially I chose C because i thought that persuading should be parallel with liberating. Because i thought those were the reasons why she turned the tide. I did not realize that persuaded and turned should be parallel because they are independent. So my question is how do y ou know which one should be parallel? thanks

Kudos [?]: 267 [0], given: 0

Current Student
Joined: 28 Dec 2004
Posts: 3351

Kudos [?]: 319 [0], given: 2

Location: New York City
Schools: Wharton'11 HBS'12

### Show Tags

25 Oct 2005, 13:48
D is Correct...

Kudos [?]: 319 [0], given: 2

Manager
Joined: 15 Aug 2005
Posts: 198

Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 0

Location: New York

### Show Tags

25 Oct 2005, 13:50
At first glance. I too thought C was the best choice. But then, persuade that sounds strange. Persuade sb. to do sth. sounds more natural.

Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 0

Manager
Joined: 04 Oct 2005
Posts: 246

Kudos [?]: 86 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

25 Oct 2005, 14:06
The author tells us something about an historical character, who has done something in the past and the action is completed. So the past tense is appropriate.

--> claimed .... turned ... persuaded
the is no need to repeat the subject of the sentence "she" otherwise it would have to be seperated by a comma.

this eliminates A, C, and E

The only differenc between B and D is "in claiming" and "to claim"
persuaded to claim is idiomatic, hence D

Kudos [?]: 86 [0], given: 0

SVP
Joined: 24 Sep 2005
Posts: 1884

Kudos [?]: 378 [0], given: 0

Re: OG # 173 SC [#permalink]

### Show Tags

25 Oct 2005, 22:14
joemama142000 wrote:
Joan of Arc, a young Frenchwoman who claimed to be divinely inspired, turened the tide of English victories in her country by liberating the city of New Orleans and she persuaded Charles VII of France to claim his throne.

A) she persuaded Charles VII of France to claim his throne.

B) persuaded charles VII of France in claiming his throne.

C) persuading that the throne be claimed by Charles VII of France.

D) persudaded Charles VII of France to claim his throne.

E) persuading that Charles VII of France should claim his throne.

Initially I chose C because i thought that persuading should be parallel with liberating. Because i thought those were the reasons why she turned the tide. I did not realize that persuaded and turned should be parallel because they are independent. So my question is how do y ou know which one should be parallel? thanks

Yes, C is such a sweet trap in which you may, with too prompt consideration, fall coz "persuding" seems to be parallel with "liberating" and also persuading that .......be looks subjunctively correct .

I think the good way to tell which is parallel to which is to carefully understand the meaning of the original sentence.
For example, this sentence, how can we say she turned the tide of victories by persuading the king to claim throne?! Claiming throne can only be the aftermaths of liberation.

Kudos [?]: 378 [0], given: 0

Re: OG # 173 SC   [#permalink] 25 Oct 2005, 22:14
Display posts from previous: Sort by