It is currently 21 Oct 2017, 04:09

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

Once made exclusively from the wool of sheep that roam the

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

Hide Tags

2 KUDOS received
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 28 Aug 2010
Posts: 259

Kudos [?]: 775 [2], given: 11

Once made exclusively from the wool of sheep that roam the [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 18 Feb 2011, 05:21
2
This post received
KUDOS
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  5% (low)

Question Stats:

81% (00:51) correct 19% (00:57) wrong based on 308 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

Once made exclusively from the wool of sheep that roam the Isle of Lewis and Harris off the coast of Scotland, Harris tweed is now made only with wools that are imported, sometimes from the mainland and sometimes they come—as a result of a 1996 amendment to the Harris Tweed Act—from outside Scotland.

A. sometimes from the mainland and sometimes they come
B. sometimes from the mainland and sometimes
C. that come sometimes from the mainland or sometimes
D. from the mainland sometimes, or sometimes it comes
E. from the mainland sometimes, or sometimes coming


i am not sure about th oa.
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

_________________

Verbal:new-to-the-verbal-forum-please-read-this-first-77546.html
Math: new-to-the-math-forum-please-read-this-first-77764.html
Gmat: everything-you-need-to-prepare-for-the-gmat-revised-77983.html
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Ajit

Kudos [?]: 775 [2], given: 11

1 KUDOS received
Current Student
avatar
Status: Up again.
Joined: 31 Oct 2010
Posts: 527

Kudos [?]: 531 [1], given: 75

Concentration: Strategy, Operations
GMAT 1: 710 Q48 V40
GMAT 2: 740 Q49 V42
Re: Once made exclusively from the wool of sheep that roam the [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 18 Feb 2011, 05:36
1
This post received
KUDOS
ajit257 wrote:
Once made exclusively from the wool of sheep that roam the Isle of Lewis and Harris off the coast of Scotland, Harris tweed is now made only with wools that are imported, sometimes from the mainland and sometimes they come—as a result of a 1996 amendment to the Harris Tweed Act—from outside Scotland.

A. sometimes from the mainland and sometimes they come
B. sometimes from the mainland and sometimes
C. that come sometimes from the mainland or sometimes
D. from the mainland sometimes, or sometimes it comes
E. from the mainland sometimes, or sometimes coming


i am not sure about th oa.


Harris tweed is made either from mainland wool or outside wool. So, an "or" is required to differentiate the two. We can eliminate A & B for this reason.
C. Correct. uses correct verb "come" for the plural subject "wools". Also, this option replaces "and" with "or" to create the required differentiation.
D. pronoun "it" doesn't agree with the plural subject "wools"
E. "or sometimes coming" is not parallel with "wools that are imported from"

My pick is C. What is the OA?
_________________

My GMAT debrief: http://gmatclub.com/forum/from-620-to-710-my-gmat-journey-114437.html

Kudos [?]: 531 [1], given: 75

Director
Director
avatar
Status: Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion. It's a dare. Impossible is nothing.
Affiliations: University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Joined: 03 Feb 2011
Posts: 871

Kudos [?]: 396 [0], given: 123

Reviews Badge
Re: Once made exclusively from the wool of sheep that roam the [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 18 Feb 2011, 06:59
It is B which does not have any grammar error.

Kudos [?]: 396 [0], given: 123

Current Student
avatar
Status: Up again.
Joined: 31 Oct 2010
Posts: 527

Kudos [?]: 531 [0], given: 75

Concentration: Strategy, Operations
GMAT 1: 710 Q48 V40
GMAT 2: 740 Q49 V42
Re: Once made exclusively from the wool of sheep that roam the [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 18 Feb 2011, 08:01
gmat1220 wrote:
It is B which does not have any grammar error.


What do you think about the conjunctions "and" and "or". Don't you think they have a role to play? btw OA is B.
_________________

My GMAT debrief: http://gmatclub.com/forum/from-620-to-710-my-gmat-journey-114437.html

Kudos [?]: 531 [0], given: 75

2 KUDOS received
Retired Moderator
User avatar
P
Status: worked for Kaplan's associates, but now on my own, free and flying
Joined: 19 Feb 2007
Posts: 4290

Kudos [?]: 7916 [2], given: 364

Location: India
WE: Education (Education)
Re: Once made exclusively from the wool of sheep that roam the [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 18 Feb 2011, 08:40
2
This post received
KUDOS
The bottom line is that the tweed was made from wools imported from both the mainland and foreign. It is not implying that the tweed was made from either this or that. Usual expression is that something is done sometimes from this and sometimes from that.
That ignored, B is the best.

C is wrong because it has two verbs: Harris Tweed 'is now made only with wools 'that are imported' ‘that come’ sometimes from the mainland or sometimes. These verbs have not been conjugated by a proper conjunction and hence the main clause is a run-on.
_________________

“Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher” – a Japanese proverb.
9884544509

Kudos [?]: 7916 [2], given: 364

1 KUDOS received
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Status: I am Midnight's Child !
Joined: 04 Dec 2009
Posts: 140

Kudos [?]: 81 [1], given: 11

WE 1: Software Design and Development
Re: Once made exclusively from the wool of sheep that roam the [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 18 Feb 2011, 13:21
1
This post received
KUDOS
ajit257 wrote:
Once made exclusively from the wool of sheep that roam the Isle of Lewis and Harris off the coast of Scotland, Harris tweed is now made only with wools that are imported, sometimes from the mainland and sometimes they come—as a result of a 1996 amendment to the Harris Tweed Act—from outside Scotland.

A. sometimes from the mainland and sometimes they come
B. sometimes from the mainland and sometimes
C. that come sometimes from the mainland or sometimes
D. from the mainland sometimes, or sometimes it comes
E. from the mainland sometimes, or sometimes coming


i am not sure about th oa.


The Question tests the concept of Parallelism.

The parallel structure is sometimes from the mainland and sometimes ...... from outside scotland.

Hence Answer should be B . None other fit the bill
_________________

Argument : If you love long trips, you love the GMAT.
Conclusion : GMAT is long journey.

What does the author assume ?
Assumption : A long journey is a long trip.


GMAT Club Premium Membership - big benefits and savings

Kudos [?]: 81 [1], given: 11

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 26 Jul 2010
Posts: 43

Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 2

Schools: Haas, HBS, UNC, Duke, Kellogg, etc
WE 1: Investment Banking Domain, Functionally-Technology
Re: Once made exclusively from the wool of sheep that roam the [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 19 Feb 2011, 12:06
Its a straight B... parallelism...

Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 2

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Status: Can't give up
Joined: 20 Dec 2009
Posts: 306

Kudos [?]: 36 [0], given: 35

Re: Once made exclusively from the wool of sheep that roam the [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 23 Feb 2011, 07:07
sometime from X or from Y (I think we need)

D is the only one which makes sense, and in D "it" we need subject to refer to the wool.

Edit - got it, B is good

Kudos [?]: 36 [0], given: 35

1 KUDOS received
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 12 Aug 2011
Posts: 12

Kudos [?]: 12 [1], given: 2

Concentration: Finance, Economics
GMAT 1: 560 Q43 V22
GMAT 2: 620 Q45 V30
Once made exclusively from the wool of sheep that roam the [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 06 Oct 2011, 02:24
1
This post received
KUDOS
Once made exclusively from the wool of sheep that roam the Isle of Lewis and Harris off the coast of Scotland, Harris tweed is now made only with wools that are importer, sometimes from the mainland and sometimes they come—as a result of a 1996 amendment to the Harris Tweed Act—from outside Scotland.
A. sometimes from the mainland and sometimes they come
B. sometimes from the mainland and sometimes
C. that come sometimes from the mainland or sometimes
D. from the mainland sometimes, or sometimes it comes
E. from the mainland sometimes, or sometimes coming

Kudos [?]: 12 [1], given: 2

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 05 Feb 2011
Posts: 13

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 1

Location: United States
GMAT 1: 700 Q47 V40
GPA: 3.24
WE: General Management (Insurance)
Re: Once made exclusively from the wool of sheep [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 06 Oct 2011, 02:44
It is B.

If you get rid of the sentence in between "as a result....Tweed act" it makes perfect sense.

...Sometomes from the mainland or sometimes from outside Scotland.

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 1

1 KUDOS received
Retired Moderator
User avatar
P
Status: worked for Kaplan's associates, but now on my own, free and flying
Joined: 19 Feb 2007
Posts: 4290

Kudos [?]: 7916 [1], given: 364

Location: India
WE: Education (Education)
Re: Once made exclusively from the wool of sheep [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 06 Oct 2011, 02:59
1
This post received
KUDOS
Ignoring the typos in the text, this is a simple test of //ism of ‘sometimes from …. and sometimes from’. You can do that by dropping the intruder phrase ‘they come’. An easy B choice.

In C, the structure ‘that are imported, that come from’ breaks the basic structure of the clause by having two verbs for a single subject ‘wools’, without proper conjugation by a coordinator, rendering the subordinate clause a run-on.
_________________

“Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher” – a Japanese proverb.
9884544509

Kudos [?]: 7916 [1], given: 364

Director
Director
User avatar
Status: No dream is too large, no dreamer is too small
Joined: 14 Jul 2010
Posts: 615

Kudos [?]: 1134 [0], given: 39

Re: Once made exclusively from the wool of sheep [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 06 Oct 2011, 07:03
B does not have any error.
C has run on error.
_________________

Collections:-
PSof OG solved by GC members: http://gmatclub.com/forum/collection-ps-with-solution-from-gmatclub-110005.html
DS of OG solved by GC members: http://gmatclub.com/forum/collection-ds-with-solution-from-gmatclub-110004.html
100 GMAT PREP Quantitative collection http://gmatclub.com/forum/gmat-prep-problem-collections-114358.html
Collections of work/rate problems with solutions http://gmatclub.com/forum/collections-of-work-rate-problem-with-solutions-118919.html
Mixture problems in a file with best solutions: http://gmatclub.com/forum/mixture-problems-with-best-and-easy-solutions-all-together-124644.html

Kudos [?]: 1134 [0], given: 39

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Status: MBAing!!!!
Joined: 24 Jun 2011
Posts: 287

Kudos [?]: 52 [0], given: 56

Location: United States (FL)
Concentration: Finance, Real Estate
GPA: 3.65
WE: Project Management (Real Estate)
Re: Once made exclusively from the wool of sheep [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 08 Oct 2011, 17:03
I picked A but I see why B is the correct answer.

Kudos [?]: 52 [0], given: 56

Manager
Manager
avatar
Status: Essaying
Joined: 27 May 2010
Posts: 146

Kudos [?]: 9 [0], given: 8

Location: Ghana
Concentration: Finance, Finance
Schools: Cambridge
GMAT 1: 690 Q47 V37
GPA: 3.9
WE: Accounting (Education)
GMAT ToolKit User
Re: Once made exclusively from the wool of sheep that roam the [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 01 Dec 2011, 03:08
Simply B. Take out the modifiers and the answer stares at you in the face

Kudos [?]: 9 [0], given: 8

Intern
Intern
avatar
Status: Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish.
Joined: 05 Sep 2011
Posts: 40

Kudos [?]: 9 [0], given: 6

Location: India
Concentration: Marketing, Social Entrepreneurship
Re: Once made exclusively from the wool of sheep that roam the [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 01 Dec 2011, 03:46
Initially had a funny for feeling towards C,
but realized that two verbs were explaining 'wools'..

+1 for B.

Kudos [?]: 9 [0], given: 6

GMAT Club Legend
GMAT Club Legend
User avatar
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 10121

Kudos [?]: 262 [0], given: 0

Premium Member
Re: Once made exclusively from the wool of sheep that roam the [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 04 Apr 2014, 12:05
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 [?]: 262 [0], given: 0

GMAT Club Legend
GMAT Club Legend
User avatar
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 10121

Kudos [?]: 262 [0], given: 0

Premium Member
Re: Once made exclusively from the wool of sheep that roam the [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 04 Apr 2014, 12:07
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 [?]: 262 [0], given: 0

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 23 Jan 2013
Posts: 172

Kudos [?]: 56 [0], given: 41

Concentration: Technology, Other
Schools: Haas
GMAT Date: 01-14-2015
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
GMAT ToolKit User
Re: Once made exclusively from the wool of sheep that roam the [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 04 Apr 2014, 20:13
Once made exclusively from the wool of sheep that roam the Isle of Lewis and Harris off the coast of Scotland, Harris tweed is now made only with wools that are imported, sometimes from the mainland and sometimes they come—as a result of a 1996 amendment to the Harris Tweed Act—from outside Scotland.

The striked out part is just the fluff in the sentence now we need to understand .

Meaning : The sentence talks about the Harris Tweed which was once made from wool of sheep of coast of Scotland , but are not imported sometimes from mainland or sometimes from outside.

We need to maintain parallelism here as soon as we see this question i.e. "Sometimes from the mainland and sometimes they come " is toally incorrect this eliminates A , D and E .

Leaves you with B and C .

In C we have that ... which sounds incorrect ?
So leaves us with B as the answer .

Kudos [?]: 56 [0], given: 41

Expert Post
Admission Consultant
User avatar
B
Status: Harvard Alum
Affiliations: Harvard University
Joined: 30 Nov 2013
Posts: 192

Kudos [?]: 39 [0], given: 4

Location: United States (NY)
Re: Once made exclusively from the wool of sheep that roam the [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 04 Apr 2014, 20:20
"B" is the correct answer, for the reasons stated in regards to parallel structure. As a test tip, when in doubt on a verbal question, go for the most simply structure.

Harvard grad, and former Harvard admissions interviewer --


Jillian
CEO/Founder
MBA Ivy League
www.MBAIvyLeague.com
_________________

I'm a former Harvard admissions interviewer and Harvard grad, and currently run the award-winning MBA & EMBA admission firm and blog: http://www.MBAIvyLeague.com. Check out the blog and contact me for a free consultation today!

Kudos [?]: 39 [0], given: 4

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 08 Sep 2010
Posts: 70

Kudos [?]: 24 [0], given: 20

Re: Once made exclusively from the wool of sheep that roam the [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 11 May 2014, 00:02
ajit257 wrote:
Once made exclusively from the wool of sheep that roam the Isle of Lewis and Harris off the coast of Scotland, Harris tweed is now made only with wools that are imported, sometimes from the mainland and sometimes they come—as a result of a 1996 amendment to the Harris Tweed Act—from outside Scotland.

A. sometimes from the mainland and sometimes they come
B. sometimes from the mainland and sometimes
C. that come sometimes from the mainland or sometimes
D. from the mainland sometimes, or sometimes it comes
E. from the mainland sometimes, or sometimes coming


i am not sure about th oa.


@ajit257 - First re-read the entire sentence and try to get the intended meaning. The sentence states that X is now made only with wools imported from Y and Z (This should be in parallel).
Now lets evaluate the answer choices.
A - Wrong because of faulty parallelism in "from Y and Z" clause. So are option D and E. Option C is redundant in way that "wools imported that come from" which should be like "wools imported from Y and Z".
Option B correct all the errors. Hence the right answer.
Hope that helps.

Kudos [?]: 24 [0], given: 20

Re: Once made exclusively from the wool of sheep that roam the   [#permalink] 11 May 2014, 00:02

Go to page    1   2    Next  [ 21 posts ] 

Display posts from previous: Sort by

Once made exclusively from the wool of sheep that roam the

  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®.