It is currently 17 Oct 2017, 21:07

### 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

# Over the last 20 years, the growth of information technology

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Manager
Joined: 06 May 2012
Posts: 75

Kudos [?]: 52 [0], given: 16

Over the last 20 years, the growth of information technology [#permalink]

### Show Tags

30 Sep 2012, 19:11
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00

Difficulty:

15% (low)

Question Stats:

72% (00:39) correct 28% (00:43) wrong based on 145 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

Over the last 20 years, the growth of information technology has been more rapid than any other business field, but has recently begun to lag behind as newly emerging fields seem more enticing to new graduates.

(A) the growth of information technology has been more rapid than any other business field
(B) the growth of information technology has been more rapid than any other fields of business
(C) information technology's growth has been more rapid than any other fields of business
(D) the growing of information technology has been more rapid than that of any other business field
(E) the growth of information technology has been more rapid than that of any other business field

[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

Kudos [?]: 52 [0], given: 16

Senior Manager
Joined: 11 May 2011
Posts: 355

Kudos [?]: 120 [1], given: 46

Location: US
Re: Over the last 20 years, the growth of information technology [#permalink]

### Show Tags

30 Sep 2012, 19:21
1
KUDOS
gmatchase wrote:
Over the last 20 years, the growth of information technology has been more rapid than any other business field, but has recently begun to lag behind as newly emerging fields seem more enticing to new graduates.

(A) the growth of information technology has been more rapid than any other business field
(B) the growth of information technology has been more rapid than any other fields of business
(C) information technology's growth has been more rapid than any other fields of business
(D) the growing of information technology has been more rapid than that of any other business field
(E) the growth of information technology has been more rapid than that of any other business field

This question is about comparing apples to apples.
"growth of information technology" should be compared with "growth of any other business field" and thatswhy A, B, C are incorrect.
D is incorrect becasue of growing of information technology.
Hence E is the correct answer.

Cheers!
_________________

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
What you do TODAY is important because you're exchanging a day of your life for it!
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Kudos [?]: 120 [1], given: 46

Manhattan Prep Instructor
Joined: 08 May 2012
Posts: 51

Kudos [?]: 379 [1], given: 4

Location: United States
GMAT 1: 770 Q50 V47
Re: Over the last 20 years, the growth of information technology [#permalink]

### Show Tags

30 Sep 2012, 20:12
1
KUDOS
Expert's post
Capricorn369 wrote:
gmatchase wrote:
Over the last 20 years, the growth of information technology has been more rapid than any other business field, but has recently begun to lag behind as newly emerging fields seem more enticing to new graduates.

(A) the growth of information technology has been more rapid than any other business field
(B) the growth of information technology has been more rapid than any other fields of business
(C) information technology's growth has been more rapid than any other fields of business
(D) the growing of information technology has been more rapid than that of any other business field
(E) the growth of information technology has been more rapid than that of any other business field

This question is about comparing apples to apples.
"growth of information technology" should be compared with "growth of any other business field" and thatswhy A, B, C are incorrect.
D is incorrect becasue of growing of information technology.
Hence E is the correct answer.

Cheers!

Great explanation from Capricorn369 already. Just wanted to chime in with a general suggestion on this type of mistake.

Consider the following example:

"My car's gas mileage is worse than your car."

Same type of mistake here; we're comparing my car's gas mileage to you car. The GMAT loves to test this kind of comparison mistake – we're comparing an attribute of one object to another object itself. We need to compare object-to-object, atribute-to-atribute to stay logical.

There are a couple ways to fix the problem in my example sentence:

"My car's gas mileage is worse than your car's."
"My car's gas mileage is worse than that of your car."
"My car's gas mileage is worse than your car's gas mileage."

These examples are all correct. The GMAT prefers the first two fixes because the third makes what they were testing too obvious. Moral of the story: whenever you notice this kind of mistake, look for the choices that include a possessive or "that" as a quick fix.

Mark
_________________

Mark Sullivan | Manhattan GMAT Instructor | Seattle, WA

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

Kudos [?]: 379 [1], given: 4

Director
Affiliations: SAE
Joined: 11 Jul 2012
Posts: 519

Kudos [?]: 335 [0], given: 269

Location: India
Concentration: Strategy, Social Entrepreneurship
GMAT 1: 710 Q49 V37
GPA: 3.5
WE: Project Management (Energy and Utilities)
Re: Over the last 20 years, the growth of information technology [#permalink]

### Show Tags

01 Oct 2012, 03:42
gmatchase wrote:
Over the last 20 years, the growth of information technology has been more rapid than any other business field, but has recently begun to lag behind as newly emerging fields seem more enticing to new graduates.

(A) the growth of information technology has been more rapid than any other business field
(B) the growth of information technology has been more rapid than any other fields of business
(C) information technology's growth has been more rapid than any other fields of business
(D) the growing of information technology has been more rapid than that of any other business field
(E) the growth of information technology has been more rapid than that of any other business field

Hi Gmatchase

For any "Parallelism" type question, you should be on the lookout for markers i.e. something which connects a list. for ex. and, but, than etc.

Here we find "than". Then you should see if it compares two similar entity. In this case the entity compared are
"growth of information technology" and

Here the entities are not parallel. You can either make the first entity similar to second entity or vice versa, whichever makes sense.
The second entity should be changed to "growth of any other business field". Now you will have to resort to process of elimination

The only option left out would be E which correctly uses relative pronoun "that" for "growth of".

Hope it helps!

_________________

First Attempt 710 - http://gmatclub.com/forum/first-attempt-141273.html

Kudos [?]: 335 [0], given: 269

Manager
Joined: 06 May 2012
Posts: 75

Kudos [?]: 52 [0], given: 16

Re: Over the last 20 years, the growth of information technology [#permalink]

### Show Tags

01 Oct 2012, 20:42
Thank you Capricorn369, Mark & getgyan for the explanations.

Kudos [?]: 52 [0], given: 16

Director
Status: Final Countdown
Joined: 17 Mar 2010
Posts: 536

Kudos [?]: 353 [0], given: 75

Location: India
GPA: 3.82
WE: Account Management (Retail Banking)
Re: Over the last 20 years, the growth of information technology [#permalink]

### Show Tags

06 Oct 2012, 10:31
Over the last 20 years, the growth of information technology has been more rapid than any other business field, but has recently begun to lag behind as newly emerging fields seem more enticing to new graduates.

here GMAT is not that willing to test you over " business filed " and " field of business" anyone can be chosen as long as the rest of the sentence is right

the " growth " we are talking about is the comparable parameter ; "than that" states that the "growth" in IT has been more than " any other business field"

(A) the growth of information technology has been more rapid than any other business field
(B) the growth of information technology has been more rapid than any other fields of business
(C) information technology's growth has been more rapid than any other fields of business
(D) the growing of information technology has been more rapid than that of any other business field
(E) the growth of information technology has been more rapid than that of any other business field
the only right choice-E
_________________

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

Kudos [?]: 353 [0], given: 75

Intern
Joined: 07 Jul 2012
Posts: 37

Kudos [?]: 13 [0], given: 20

Location: United States (IL)
Concentration: Finance, Strategy
WE: Information Technology (Consulting)
Re: Over the last 20 years, the growth of information technology [#permalink]

### Show Tags

06 Oct 2012, 11:05
Over the last 20 years, the growth of information technology has been more rapid than any other business field, but has recently begun to lag behind as newly emerging fields seem more enticing to new graduates.

(A) the growth of information technology has been more rapid than any other business field
(B) the growth of information technology has been more rapid than any other fields of business
(C) information technology's growth has been more rapid than any other fields of business
(D) the growing of information technology has been more rapid than that of any other business field
(E) the growth of information technology has been more rapid than that of any other business field

A, B, C ruled out because they are comparing growth to business field
D ruled out because of ' growing '

Kudos [?]: 13 [0], given: 20

Manager
Status: Fighting hard
Joined: 04 Jul 2011
Posts: 69

Kudos [?]: 80 [0], given: 87

GMAT Date: 10-01-2012
Re: Over the last 20 years, the growth of information technology [#permalink]

### Show Tags

06 Oct 2012, 11:19
E is the right choice because it compares growth of Information technology with the growth of other business fields.
_________________

I will rather do nothing than be busy doing nothing - Zen saying

Kudos [?]: 80 [0], given: 87

GMAT Club Legend
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 10127

Kudos [?]: 261 [0], given: 0

Re: Over the last 20 years, the growth of information technology [#permalink]

### Show Tags

07 Oct 2014, 06:11
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 [?]: 261 [0], given: 0

Re: Over the last 20 years, the growth of information technology   [#permalink] 07 Oct 2014, 06:11
Display posts from previous: Sort by