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

It is currently 13 Oct 2019, 20:26

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

Mesoporous metals are not indestructible, but their

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

Hide Tags

Find Similar Topics 
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 05 May 2012
Posts: 12
Mesoporous metals are not indestructible, but their  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 06 May 2012, 01:45
1
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  15% (low)

Question Stats:

77% (01:12) correct 23% (01:18) wrong based on 169 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

Mesoporous metals are not indestructible, but their durability is such that they are able to withstand any delivered blow of a force of less than 12 newtons.

A. their durability is such that they are able to withstand any delivered blow of
B. they are of such durability, they have the ability to withstand any blow delivered with
C. there is so much durability that they can withstand any blow that delivered by
D. they have such durability as to withstand any delivered blow of
E. they are so durable that they can withstand any blow delivered with

Could you please explain why "such" is not applicable here?
Retired Moderator
User avatar
V
Status: enjoying
Joined: 19 Feb 2007
Posts: 5083
Location: India
WE: Education (Education)
Re: Mesoporous metals  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 06 May 2012, 08:16
3
1
First thing: have the ability to withstand, are able to withstand are poor dictions. Can withstand is more concise and forthright. So let us drop A and B.

In D, such durability as to withstand is unidiomatic. Right idiom is such x that they can withstand
In C, the unnecessary inclusion of that after any blow is redundant since any blow delivered per se without the that conveys the same meaning. In addition, a blow cannot deliver a force. Hence delivered by a force is wrong. It should be any blow delivered with

E survives with precise expression can withstand, proper idiom so x that and the correct proposition with to follow any blow.
_________________
If you can't sync with the vibe of GMAT, you had better think!!!
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 19 Oct 2011
Posts: 97
Location: India
Re: Mesoporous metals  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 06 May 2012, 08:56
malkov wrote:
Mesoporous metals[subject] are[verb] not indestructible, but their durability is such that they are able to withstand any delivered blow of a force of less than 12 newtons.


A. their durability is such that they are able to withstand any delivered blow of
B. they are of such durability, they have the ability to withstand any blow delivered with : awkward.
C. there is so much durability that they can withstand any blow that delivered by
D. they have such durability as to withstand any delivered blow of
E. they are so durable that they can withstand any blow delivered with

Could you please explain why "such" is not applicable here?



construction before the comma is S + V, hence what follows next must be of the same construction S + V.
options starting with they[subject] are contenders. Eliminate A and C.

E is correct AO.
Senior RC Moderator
User avatar
V
Joined: 02 Nov 2016
Posts: 4055
GPA: 3.39
Re: Mesoporous metals are not indestructible, but their  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 30 Jan 2019, 04:58
malkov wrote:
Mesoporous metals are not indestructible, but their durability is such that they are able to withstand any delivered blow of a force of less than 12 newtons.

A. their durability is such that they are able to withstand any delivered blow of
B. they are of such durability, they have the ability to withstand any blow delivered with
C. there is so much durability that they can withstand any blow that delivered by
D. they have such durability as to withstand any delivered blow of
E. they are so durable that they can withstand any blow delivered with

Could you please explain why "such" is not applicable here?


Official Explanation
Difficulty Level: 550


Answer C

Look at the last word of each answer choice. The difference is between the prepositions of, with, and by. In this case, it is idiomatic to use delivered with a force of less than 12 newtons, so you can eliminate everything except B and E. E uses the proper idiom so durable that, and B is wrong because the idiom it wants to use is such…that. Because that doesn’t appear in the sentence, it’s unidiomatic.

Hope it helps
_________________
GMAT Club Bot
Re: Mesoporous metals are not indestructible, but their   [#permalink] 30 Jan 2019, 04:58
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Mesoporous metals are not indestructible, but their

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





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