Many children ride their bicycles at night unpro-tected by : GMAT Sentence Correction (SC)
Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases https://gmatclub.com/AppTrack

 It is currently 21 Feb 2017, 20:39

### 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

# Many children ride their bicycles at night unpro-tected by

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

VP
Joined: 18 Nov 2004
Posts: 1440
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 39 [0], given: 0

Many children ride their bicycles at night unpro-tected by [#permalink]

### Show Tags

15 Feb 2005, 13:30
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

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

### HideShow timer Statistics

1. Many children ride their bicycles at night unpro-tected by neither rudimentary safety equipment, reflectors, nor headlights.
(A) neither rudimentary safety equipment, reflectors, nor
(B) neither rudimentary safety equipment, reflectors, or
(C) rudimentary safety equipment, reflectors, or
(D) rudimentary safety equipment, reflectors, nor
(E) either rudimentary safety equipment, reflectors or

Plz explain, I already know the OA.
If you have any questions
New!
Manager
Joined: 15 Feb 2005
Posts: 246
Location: Rockville
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

15 Feb 2005, 14:33
This is a tough one in my opinion...once i see the word un-protected it makes me question using the Neither ...Nor rule...cause if the sentence were

Many children ride their bicycles at night pro-tected by neither rudimentary safety equipment, reflectors, nor headlights.

It would make complete sense; the un-protected i think warrants choice D
...wow i actually agree with Folaa on this one

I dont know why C is wrong i just feel it is cause OR should be used in a positive connotation.
Someone got better xplanations please post em
Manager
Joined: 13 Oct 2004
Posts: 236
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 14 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

15 Feb 2005, 16:54
C for parallelism. Others mix the 'either.. or' or 'neither..nor' which are usually used between 2 things.
Manager
Joined: 15 Feb 2005
Posts: 246
Location: Rockville
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

15 Feb 2005, 17:12
so what is the differrence between C being right and D wrong?
Director
Joined: 25 Jan 2004
Posts: 728
Location: Milwaukee
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 25 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

15 Feb 2005, 18:19
C it is

(C) rudimentary safety equipment, reflectors, or

uses the right structure A,B or C
also learn this structure A,B and C

(D) rudimentary safety equipment, reflectors, nor

usage of nor is in correct here
_________________

Praveen

GMAT Club Legend
Joined: 07 Jul 2004
Posts: 5062
Location: Singapore
Followers: 31

Kudos [?]: 367 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

15 Feb 2005, 19:33
either..or suggests the children are not using safety equipments or headlights.
But a single 'or' result in a more concise sentence. C for me.
Director
Joined: 04 Jul 2004
Posts: 904
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 52 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

15 Feb 2005, 21:52
(C)

For (E) to be correct, the sentence str should be ... either A or B....
Manager
Joined: 17 Jan 2005
Posts: 73
Followers: 1

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

### Show Tags

16 Feb 2005, 05:55
Ans C. Either... or OR Neither... nor is for comparison or presenting a set of two. Here we have three objects and a simple A,B or C usage is good.
VP
Joined: 18 Nov 2004
Posts: 1440
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 39 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

16 Feb 2005, 08:52
OA is "C", thx guys
Senior Manager
Joined: 30 Dec 2004
Posts: 296
Location: California
Followers: 1

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

### Show Tags

16 Feb 2005, 09:02
Out of C and E I pick...E

So I ruled out A and B right away because the correct form would be "protected by neither"

D I ruled out mostly because it is neither/nor...nor alone doesn't work.

That left with C and E I chose E only because of the either/or idiom but really had no other reason.
_________________

"No! Try not. Do. Or do not. There is no try.

Senior Manager
Joined: 30 Dec 2004
Posts: 296
Location: California
Followers: 1

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

### Show Tags

16 Feb 2005, 09:03
DAMN!
_________________

"No! Try not. Do. Or do not. There is no try.

16 Feb 2005, 09:03
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
1 Children often pick up on gender norms very early in life, as many par 1 14 Jul 2016, 10:12
7 Food production companies know that children, like many adults, enjoy 9 27 Sep 2015, 02:38
3 Sharks, as many predators, prey for food mostly at night, usually by s 9 27 Jun 2015, 02:21
3 In Rembrandt's The Night Watch, in the second plane of the 1 20 Oct 2013, 23:52
Many children ride their bicycles at night unpro-tected by 10 10 Sep 2008, 18:29
Display posts from previous: Sort by