It is currently 15 Dec 2017, 04:26

Decision(s) Day!:

CHAT Rooms | Wharton R1 | Stanford R1 | Tuck R1 | Ross R1 | Haas R1 | UCLA R1


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

Men's interest in developing a cure for cancer have promoted

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

Hide Tags

Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 10 Feb 2008
Posts: 89

Kudos [?]: 53 [0], given: 2

Men's interest in developing a cure for cancer have promoted [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 25 Jul 2010, 02:31
12
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  75% (hard)

Question Stats:

32% (00:50) correct 68% (00:50) wrong based on 528 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

Men's interest in developing a cure for cancer have promoted the rapid advances in the field now known as Genetic Engineering
(A) Men's interest in developing a cure for cancer have promoted
(B) Men's interest in developing a cure for cancer has promoted
(C) That men are interested in developing ac ure for cancer have promoted
(D) Interest in developing a cure for cancer has promoted
(E) Man's interest in developing a cure for cancer has promoted

Question
[Reveal] Spoiler:
1. what the diff between Men's and Man's
2. why D is correct?
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

_________________

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Amar
http://amarnaik.wordpress.com

Kudos [?]: 53 [0], given: 2

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 06 Jul 2010
Posts: 101

Kudos [?]: 9 [0], given: 9

Re: Men's interest in developing a cure for cancer have promoted [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 25 Jul 2010, 03:04
Hi anaik100

I think Men's refers specifically to the 'Male' gender and Man's is more generic like say, humans..

What make D correct is it is more generic.

Check 1: Interest is singular, so it should have 'has' in the second part of the sentence. So option A and C are out.

W.r.t B, D and E, B is definitely wrong because it mentions Men. Of D and E, i think D is a better choice considering that D is concise and is to the point.

Cheers,
S

Kudos [?]: 9 [0], given: 9

VP
VP
avatar
Joined: 17 Feb 2010
Posts: 1469

Kudos [?]: 805 [0], given: 6

Re: Men's interest in developing a cure for cancer have promoted [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 27 Jul 2010, 05:07
I also narrowed to D and E but ended up picking (E).......:(

I will look forward for comments for why (E) is incorrect.

Kudos [?]: 805 [0], given: 6

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 10 May 2012
Posts: 62

Kudos [?]: 28 [0], given: 3

Re: Men's interest in developing a cure for cancer have promoted [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 04 Aug 2012, 18:37
Can some one give a OE for this question. Why Mens Intrest is correct. Also is the usage of Mans Intrest Correct ?

Kudos [?]: 28 [0], given: 3

Expert Post
10 KUDOS received
Manhattan Prep Instructor
User avatar
S
Joined: 22 Mar 2011
Posts: 1148

Kudos [?]: 1263 [10], given: 30

Re: Men's interest in developing a cure for cancer have promoted [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 04 Aug 2012, 22:43
10
This post received
KUDOS
Expert's post
5
This post was
BOOKMARKED
I don't think this is a valid problem. There is no clear reason why E is wrong. However, there is a fairly good reason to eliminate B. Let's look at the difference between "Men's" and "Man's":

"Men's" is the possessive of "men," so it means "belonging to men." For instance, we might say "There was a sale on men's pants," or "He went to the men's room," or "Men's failure to understand women is always amusing."

"Man's" is the possessive of "man." In some settings, this would mean "belonging to the man," as in "Charles stole the man's wallet." However, since there is no particular man in this sentence, and since the word "man's" is not preceded by "the," we are using "man" to mean "mankind" or "humanity." For instance, we might say "Man's exploration of space is just beginning," or "Man's cruelty is often outweighed by his charity." Noe that in these examples, we are *not* just talking about males, but about all humans. Some people find this usage somewhat outdated and sexist, but it is still quite common.

In this case, there is no reason to assume that only males are interested in a cure for cancer. "Man's interest" seems to make more sense--people in general are interested in a cure. If the sentence said something like "Men's interest in a cure for prostate cancer . . . " or something else particular to men, that answer might make sense, but I doubt a real GMAT problem would ever hinge on such a detail.

I hope that helps!
_________________


Dmitry Farber | Manhattan GMAT Instructor | New York


Manhattan GMAT Discount | Manhattan GMAT Course Reviews | View Instructor Profile |
Manhattan GMAT Reviews

Kudos [?]: 1263 [10], given: 30

Director
Director
User avatar
Status: Final Countdown
Joined: 17 Mar 2010
Posts: 534

Kudos [?]: 365 [0], given: 75

Location: India
GPA: 3.82
WE: Account Management (Retail Banking)
Re: Men's interest in developing a cure for cancer have promoted [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 04 Aug 2012, 22:56
Excellent explanation by Mr.Farber.
Kudos +1 for you !
_________________

" Make more efforts "
Press Kudos if you liked my post

Kudos [?]: 365 [0], given: 75

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 17 Apr 2012
Posts: 70

Kudos [?]: 17 [0], given: 17

GMAT Date: 11-02-2012
Re: Men's interest in developing a cure for cancer have promoted [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 05 Aug 2012, 00:44
DmitryFarber wrote:
I don't think this is a valid problem. There is no clear reason why E is wrong. However, there is a fairly good reason to eliminate B. Let's look at the difference between "Men's" and "Man's":

"Men's" is the possessive of "men," so it means "belonging to men." For instance, we might say "There was a sale on men's pants," or "He went to the men's room," or "Men's failure to understand women is always amusing."

"Man's" is the possessive of "man." In some settings, this would mean "belonging to the man," as in "Charles stole the man's wallet." However, since there is no particular man in this sentence, and since the word "man's" is not preceded by "the," we are using "man" to mean "mankind" or "humanity." For instance, we might say "Man's exploration of space is just beginning," or "Man's cruelty is often outweighed by his charity." Noe that in these examples, we are *not* just talking about males, but about all humans. Some people find this usage somewhat outdated and sexist, but it is still quite common.

In this case, there is no reason to assume that only males are interested in a cure for cancer. "Man's interest" seems to make more sense--people in general are interested in a cure. If the sentence said something like "Men's interest in a cure for prostate cancer . . . " or something else particular to men, that answer might make sense, but I doubt a real GMAT problem would ever hinge on such a detail.

I hope that helps!


Hi, thanks for the explanation. But in case of D, do u think removing the word Man/Men is fine.

Kudos [?]: 17 [0], given: 17

Non-Human User
User avatar
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 10203

Kudos [?]: 277 [0], given: 0

Premium Member
Re: Men's interest in developing a cure for cancer have promoted [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 08 Feb 2014, 10:35
Hello from the GMAT Club VerbalBot!

Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos).

Want to see all other topics I dig out? Follow me (click follow button on profile). You will receive a summary of all topics I bump in your profile area as well as via email.

Kudos [?]: 277 [0], given: 0

Non-Human User
User avatar
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 10203

Kudos [?]: 277 [0], given: 0

Premium Member
Re: Men's interest in developing a cure for cancer have promoted [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 19 Apr 2015, 20:49
Hello from the GMAT Club VerbalBot!

Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos).

Want to see all other topics I dig out? Follow me (click follow button on profile). You will receive a summary of all topics I bump in your profile area as well as via email.

Kudos [?]: 277 [0], given: 0

Manager
Manager
avatar
S
Joined: 21 Apr 2016
Posts: 197

Kudos [?]: 17 [0], given: 79

GMAT ToolKit User Reviews Badge
Re: Men's interest in developing a cure for cancer have promoted [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 20 Aug 2016, 20:02
anaik100 wrote:
Men's interest in developing a cure for cancer have promoted the rapid advances in the field now known as Genetic Engineering
(A) Men's interest in developing a cure for cancer have promoted
(B) Men's interest in developing a cure for cancer has promoted
(C) That men are interested in developing ac ure for cancer have promoted
(D) Interest in developing a cure for cancer has promoted
(E) Man's interest in developing a cure for cancer has promoted

Question
[Reveal] Spoiler:
1. what the diff between Men's and Man's
2. why D is correct?


I will start by saying that "Practice makes man perfect". This doesn't mean practice makes only male gender perfect. It refers to humans in general.

Coming to question - between (D) and (E) I chose (E) because (D) doesn't specify whose interest. Is it the interest of the animals or my pets or neanderthals !!!

Is this really a GMAT kind question?

Kudos [?]: 17 [0], given: 79

Expert Post
2 KUDOS received
Manhattan Prep Instructor
User avatar
S
Joined: 22 Mar 2011
Posts: 1148

Kudos [?]: 1263 [2], given: 30

Re: Men's interest in developing a cure for cancer have promoted [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 26 Aug 2016, 00:18
2
This post received
KUDOS
Expert's post
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED
No, I don't think this is a GMAT-like question.

As for D, it's perfectly all right not to specify whose interest we're dealing with. It's important not to think of A as the "original," because then we start thinking we can't change the meaning presented in A. This is an absolutely false assumption. As long as the answer choice presents a clear and sensible meaning, it's fine.

Note that even if we said "man's interest," it wouldn't be much more specific. Clearly, humans are going to be the only ones expressing interest in a cure for cancer. Attributing the interest to all of "man" is not at all helpful, and there's certainly no rule that any time we mention something such as "interest," we have to explain where that interest comes from. We can say something like "In response to overwhelming demand, the company produced a larger phone."
_________________


Dmitry Farber | Manhattan GMAT Instructor | New York


Manhattan GMAT Discount | Manhattan GMAT Course Reviews | View Instructor Profile |
Manhattan GMAT Reviews

Kudos [?]: 1263 [2], given: 30

Manager
Manager
avatar
B
Joined: 21 Oct 2017
Posts: 59

Kudos [?]: 14 [0], given: 115

Location: Canada
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Technology
GMAT 1: 750 Q48 V44
WE: Project Management (Internet and New Media)
Re: Men's interest in developing a cure for cancer have promoted [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 23 Nov 2017, 07:53
The question should be edited to properly underline the part that needs to be reviewed. Typo's should be fixed too.
_________________

Please Press +1 Kudos if it helps!

Kudos [?]: 14 [0], given: 115

Re: Men's interest in developing a cure for cancer have promoted   [#permalink] 23 Nov 2017, 07:53
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Men's interest in developing a cure for cancer have promoted

  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®.