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

It is currently 18 Nov 2018, 19:22

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 in November
PrevNext
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
28293031123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
2526272829301
Open Detailed Calendar
  • How to QUICKLY Solve GMAT Questions - GMAT Club Chat

     November 20, 2018

     November 20, 2018

     09:00 AM PST

     10:00 AM PST

    The reward for signing up with the registration form and attending the chat is: 6 free examPAL quizzes to practice your new skills after the chat.
  • The winning strategy for 700+ on the GMAT

     November 20, 2018

     November 20, 2018

     06:00 PM EST

     07:00 PM EST

    What people who reach the high 700's do differently? We're going to share insights, tips and strategies from data we collected on over 50,000 students who used examPAL.

Ms. Chambers is among the forecasters who predict that the

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

Hide Tags

Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 10 Feb 2006
Posts: 634
Ms. Chambers is among the forecasters who predict that the  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post Updated on: 26 Feb 2018, 03:27
1
18
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  5% (low)

Question Stats:

85% (00:49) correct 15% (00:59) wrong based on 1523 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

Official Guide for GMAT Verbal Review, 2005

Practice Question
Question No.: SC 67
Page: 245

Ms. Chambers is among the forecasters who predict that the rate of addition to arable lands will drop while those of loss rise,

(A) those of loss rise
(B) it rises for loss
(C) those of losses rise
(D) the rate of loss rises
(E) there are rises for the rate of loss

_________________

GMAT the final frontie!!!.


Originally posted by alimad on 25 Jun 2007, 08:14.
Last edited by hazelnut on 26 Feb 2018, 03:27, edited 2 times in total.
Added OA
Most Helpful Expert Reply
Retired Moderator
User avatar
D
Status: worked for Kaplan's associates, but now on my own, free and flying
Joined: 19 Feb 2007
Posts: 4512
Location: India
WE: Education (Education)
Re: Ms. Chambers is among the forecasters who predict that the  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post Updated on: 05 Dec 2010, 00:45
15
1
Quote:
Hirendhanak wrote

"D" seems most obvious choice on two counts

1) the rate of xyz is singular.
2) E is redundant and B has unclear antecedent IT

pls feel free to correct me if i am wrong


D is certainly the choice.

But the reason of elimination of choices B is slightly off IMO.

1. B. There is no ambiguity about the antecedence of ‘it ‘. After all, the rate is the only singular noun on the text and it can not refer to any thing else and that is the right antecedent. One can not argue, it stands for addition becos, it makes no sense to say that addition rises for loss.

But B is wrong because of llism. The rate of addition uses an of preposition while it rises for loss uses a for preposition.
_________________

you can know a lot about something and not really understand it."-- a quote
No one knows this better than a GMAT student does.
Narendran +9198845 44509


Originally posted by daagh on 04 Dec 2010, 21:04.
Last edited by daagh on 05 Dec 2010, 00:45, edited 1 time in total.
General Discussion
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Joined: 27 Mar 2007
Posts: 307
Re: Ms. Chambers is among the forecasters who predict that the  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 25 Jun 2007, 11:40
3
24. Ms. Chambers is among the forecasters who predict that the rate of addition to arable lands will drop while those of loss rise.
(A) those of loss rise
'those' has no reference
(B) it rises for loss
'it' has no reference
(C) those of losses rise
'those' has no reference
(D) the rate of loss rises
parallel and correct
(E) there are rises for the rate of loss
'there are rises' is wordy and redundant
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 11 Jul 2006
Posts: 61
Re: Ms. Chambers is among the forecasters who predict that the  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 25 Jun 2007, 12:36
alimad wrote:
24. Ms. Chambers is among the forecasters who predict that the rate of addition to arable lands will drop while those of loss rise.
(A) those of loss rise
(B) it rises for loss
(C) those of losses rise
(D) the rate of loss rises
(E) there are rises for the rate of loss


D it is!!

The rate is singular. Immediately elminate A, C and E.
That leaves B and D. B has modifer problem, not clear what "it" is referring to. D is the winner.
Retired Moderator
avatar
Joined: 03 Aug 2010
Posts: 210
Re: Ms. Chambers is among the forecasters who predict that the  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 03 Dec 2010, 10:52
2
ajit257 wrote:
Ms. Chambers is among the forecasters who predict that the rate of addition to arable lands will drop while those of loss rise.
(A) those of loss rise
(B) it rises for loss
(C) those of losses rise
(D) the rate of loss rises
(E) there are rises for the rate of loss

Can some explain why the ans to this makes sense ..thanks.


"D" seems most obvious choice on two counts

1) the rate of xyz is singular.
2) E is redundant and B has unclear antecedent IT

pls feel free to correct me if i am wrong

thanks
_________________

http://www.gmatpill.com/gmat-practice-test/

Amazing Platform

Retired Moderator
avatar
Joined: 03 Aug 2010
Posts: 210
Re: Ms. Chambers is among the forecasters who predict that the  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 04 Dec 2010, 21:18
daagh wrote:
Quote:
Hirendhanak wrote

"D" seems most obvious choice on two counts

1) the rate of xyz is singular.
2) E is redundant and B has unclear antecedent IT

pls feel free to correct me if i am wrong


D is certainly the choice.

But the reasons of elimination of choices B is slightly off IMO.

1. B. There is no ambiguity about the antecedence of ‘it ‘. After all, the rate is the only singular noun on the text and it can not refer to any thing else and that is the right antecedent. One can not argue, it stands for addition becos, it makes no sense to say that addition rises for loss.

But B is wrong because of llism. The rate of addition uses an of preposition while it rises for loss uses a for preposition.



thanks very much... i always mess up when it comes to understanding the rules of how to identify whether IT refers to which antecedent

Can you help me with concrete check points which can give me an idea abt IT's antecedent ( if possible with example ) it will be a great help

thanks in advance
_________________

http://www.gmatpill.com/gmat-practice-test/

Amazing Platform

Retired Moderator
User avatar
D
Status: worked for Kaplan's associates, but now on my own, free and flying
Joined: 19 Feb 2007
Posts: 4512
Location: India
WE: Education (Education)
Re: Ms. Chambers is among the forecasters who predict that  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 16 Nov 2012, 08:57
1. This is an OG question. You may see no choice contains the 'will rise' option. So, this must be an acceptable version. In some connotations, even the simple present may stand for future events. Like, the school reopens middle of next, month or Hilary is expected to run for the Prez in 2016.
2. There is also a view that only when we use the fanboy connector ‘and’ should we really look for strict physical //ism, such as in this case, 'will drop and will rise'. But when we use the subordinate connector while, we can still validly use the present tense rises.
_________________

you can know a lot about something and not really understand it."-- a quote
No one knows this better than a GMAT student does.
Narendran +9198845 44509

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Status: Verbal Forum Moderator
Joined: 17 Apr 2013
Posts: 486
Location: India
GMAT 1: 710 Q50 V36
GMAT 2: 750 Q51 V41
GMAT 3: 790 Q51 V49
GPA: 3.3
Re: Ms. Chambers is among the forecasters who predict that the  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post Updated on: 21 Jun 2014, 23:34
2
The Rate is singular hence rise is wrong, rises is correct.

E is absolutely redundant and hence D wins.

D also maintains Parallelism.
_________________

Like my post Send me a Kudos :) It is a Good manner.
My Debrief: http://gmatclub.com/forum/how-to-score-750-and-750-i-moved-from-710-to-189016.html


Originally posted by honchos on 27 Dec 2013, 03:34.
Last edited by honchos on 21 Jun 2014, 23:34, edited 1 time in total.
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 15 Sep 2011
Posts: 329
Location: United States
WE: Corporate Finance (Manufacturing)
GMAT ToolKit User
Re: Ms. Chambers is among the forecasters who predict that the  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 12 Feb 2014, 17:39
(A) those of loss rise Wrong - "those...rise" is not consistent with singular referent, rate
(B) it rises for loss Wrong - "for loss" is not structurally similar to "of addition"
(C) those of losses rise Wrong - "those...rise" is not consistent with singular referent, rate
(D) the rate of loss rises Correct
(E) there are rises for the rate of loss Wrong - inverted sentence structure is unneeded and not structurally similar to the "rate of addition"

IMO D
Intern
Intern
User avatar
Joined: 05 Aug 2013
Posts: 8
Location: Hong Kong
GMAT ToolKit User
Re: Ms. Chambers is among the forecasters who predict that the  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 09 Jun 2014, 15:49
64. Ms. Chambers is among the forecasters
who predict that
the rate of addition to arable lands will drop
while those of loss rise.

(A) those of loss rise -> No antecedent for pronoun those
(B) it rises for loss -- > in comparison when ”it” appear with second entity it denote exactly the same antecedent in this case it refer to “the rate of addition” which makes nonsensical statement.
(C) those of losses rise --> same as choice A
(D) the rate of loss rises --> Correct (the Rate ... rises )
(E) there are rises for the rate of loss -- Wordy and unidiomatic
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 30 Mar 2014
Posts: 5
Reviews Badge
Re: Ms. Chambers is among the forecasters who predict that the  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 12 Jun 2014, 09:20
Can someone explain the issue with timing in this sentence please?

Is it ok to use Future (will drop) with Present (rises) in this context? Is the part "while the rate of loss rises" already out of "prediction"?
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 20 Jan 2014
Posts: 146
Location: India
Concentration: Technology, Marketing
GMAT ToolKit User
Re: Ms. Chambers is among the forecasters who predict that the  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 21 Sep 2014, 21:27
Vizy wrote:
Can someone explain the issue with timing in this sentence please?

Is it ok to use Future (will drop) with Present (rises) in this context? Is the part "while the rate of loss rises" already out of "prediction"?


Yes , it is an Idiom

X will rise , while Y rises
_________________

Consider +1 Kudos Please :)

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 25 Sep 2014
Posts: 1
Re: Ms. Chambers is among the forecasters who predict that the  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 03 Nov 2014, 10:21
honchos wrote:
The Rate is singular hence rise is wrong, rises is correct.

E is absolutely redundant and hence D wins.

D also maintains Parallelism.


Shouldn't it be " the rate of x will drop... while the rate of y will rise" and not rises? Thank you!
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 09 Dec 2014
Posts: 28
Re: Ms. Chambers is among the forecasters who predict that the  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 11 Sep 2016, 06:39
honchos wrote:
The Rate is singular hence rise is wrong, rises is correct.

E is absolutely redundant and hence D wins.

D also maintains Parallelism.

hi,

agrees 'the rate' is singular, but how in non underline portion 'the rate' is plural.
'the rate of addition to arable lands will drop'
drop is plural and is referring to 'the rate'

experts please help.

Thanks & regards,
Sunil01
Retired Moderator
User avatar
S
Joined: 14 Dec 2013
Posts: 2990
Location: Germany
Schools: HHL Leipzig
GMAT 1: 780 Q50 V47
WE: Corporate Finance (Pharmaceuticals and Biotech)
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member Reviews Badge
Re: Ms. Chambers is among the forecasters who predict that the  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 11 Sep 2016, 10:17
1
Sunil01 wrote:
honchos wrote:
The Rate is singular hence rise is wrong, rises is correct.

E is absolutely redundant and hence D wins.

D also maintains Parallelism.

hi,

agrees 'the rate' is singular, but how in non underline portion 'the rate' is plural.
'the rate of addition to arable lands will drop'
drop is plural and is referring to 'the rate'

experts please help.

Thanks & regards,
Sunil01


No, "drop" is not plural here - the verb is "will drop" which may be singular or plural. "It will drops" is wrong.
Intern
Intern
User avatar
B
Joined: 02 Mar 2016
Posts: 5
Re: Ms. Chambers is among the forecasters who predict that the  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 08 Oct 2016, 23:27
1
Hey guys.
Can anybody explain why we do not use future tense? lands will drop while the rate of loss rises

Thank you
Retired Moderator
User avatar
S
Joined: 14 Dec 2013
Posts: 2990
Location: Germany
Schools: HHL Leipzig
GMAT 1: 780 Q50 V47
WE: Corporate Finance (Pharmaceuticals and Biotech)
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member Reviews Badge
Re: Ms. Chambers is among the forecasters who predict that the  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 09 Oct 2016, 07:50
3
Ruigr3 wrote:
Hey guys.
Can anybody explain why we do not use future tense? lands will drop while the rate of loss rises

Thank you


This usage is called future conditional - such usage is also observed in if and when clauses:

If I eat Pizza, I shall fall sick.
I shall talk to you when I have time.

Similarly,
The rate of addition to arable lands will drop while the rate of loss rises.
Manager
Manager
User avatar
B
Joined: 17 Feb 2014
Posts: 100
Location: United States (CA)
GMAT 1: 700 Q49 V35
GMAT 2: 740 Q48 V42
WE: Programming (Computer Software)
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member
Re: Ms. Chambers is among the forecasters who predict that the  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 01 Mar 2017, 08:20
Ms. Chambers is among the forecasters who predict that the rate of addition to arable lands will drop while those of loss rise.

Issue: Pronoun | Meaning

Analysis:
1. The non-underlined portion of the sentence talks about "rate of addition". Hence the subject in the modifier clause "that the rate.." is singular.
2. For correct compare comparison, "rate of X" should be compared "rate for Y"


(A) those of loss rise - Plural pronoun has no referent
(B) it rises for loss - "it" is ambiguous
(C) those of losses rise - Plural pronoun has no referent
(D) the rate of loss rises
(E) there are rises for the rate of loss - "the rate of addition.." is not parallel with "there are rises..."

Answer: (D)
Verbal Forum Moderator
User avatar
V
Status: Greatness begins beyond your comfort zone
Joined: 08 Dec 2013
Posts: 2125
Location: India
Concentration: General Management, Strategy
Schools: Kelley '20, ISB '19
GPA: 3.2
WE: Information Technology (Consulting)
GMAT ToolKit User Reviews Badge CAT Tests
Re: Ms. Chambers is among the forecasters who predict that the  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 07 Jan 2018, 01:26
Ms. Chambers is among the forecasters who predict that the rate of addition to arable lands will drop while those of loss rise.
(A) those of loss rise -- those should logically refer to rate but those is plural whereas rate is singular
(B) it rises for loss -- it refers to rate of addition to arable lands --> illogical
(C) those of losses rise -- same as A
(D) the rate of loss rises -- Correct
(E) there are rises for the rate of loss -- wordy and redundant

Answer D
_________________

When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. - Henry Ford
The Moment You Think About Giving Up, Think Of The Reason Why You Held On So Long
+1 Kudos if you find this post helpful

Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 28 May 2015
Posts: 39
Location: India
GMAT 1: 710 Q51 V34
GPA: 4
Reviews Badge
Re: Ms. Chambers is among the forecasters who predict that the  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 16 Jan 2018, 21:31
daagh wrote:
Quote:
Hirendhanak wrote

"D" seems most obvious choice on two counts

1) the rate of xyz is singular.
2) E is redundant and B has unclear antecedent IT

pls feel free to correct me if i am wrong


D is certainly the choice.

But the reason of elimination of choices B is slightly off IMO.

1. B. There is no ambiguity about the antecedence of ‘it ‘. After all, the rate is the only singular noun on the text and it can not refer to any thing else and that is the right antecedent. One can not argue, it stands for addition becos, it makes no sense to say that addition rises for loss.

But B is wrong because of llism. The rate of addition uses an of preposition while it rises for loss uses a for preposition.



I will add another angle.
Rate of means - measuring rate something like Repo Rate etc. whereas Rate for means - what is the charge of something. E.g. What is the rate for 10gms of Gold.

So a subtle difference in meaning can alse be seen.
R.
GMAT Club Bot
Re: Ms. Chambers is among the forecasters who predict that the &nbs [#permalink] 16 Jan 2018, 21:31

Go to page    1   2    Next  [ 23 posts ] 

Display posts from previous: Sort by

Ms. Chambers is among the forecasters who predict that the

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


Copyright

GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy| 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®.