It is currently 18 Nov 2017, 20:38

### 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

# Paleontologists studying the fossil record have estimated

Author Message
Current Student
Joined: 28 Dec 2004
Posts: 3345

Kudos [?]: 322 [0], given: 2

Location: New York City
Schools: Wharton'11 HBS'12
Paleontologists studying the fossil record have estimated [#permalink]

### Show Tags

12 Sep 2005, 20:36
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

0% (00:00) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 2 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

Paleontologists studying the fossil record have estimated that the current collection of known fossils accounts for only approximately 10% of all species that have ever existed.

studying the fossil record have estimated that the current collection of known fossils accounts for only approximately 10% of all species that

that study the fossil record have estimated that the current collection of known fossils is only 10% of all species that

studying the fossil record have estimated that the current collection of known fossils accounts for only 10% of all species that

who study the fossil record have estimated that the fossils currently collected are only approximately 10% of all species which

who study the fossil record estimate that the current collection of known fossils accounts for approximately 10% of all species which

Kudos [?]: 322 [0], given: 2

Senior Manager
Joined: 07 Jul 2005
Posts: 399

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

Location: Sunnyvale, CA

### Show Tags

12 Sep 2005, 21:59
studying the fossil record have estimated that the current collection of known fossils accounts for only approximately 10% of all species that

-
that study the fossil record have estimated that the current collection of known fossils is only 10% of all species that

- Wrong. "That" in the beginning is wrong.

studying the fossil record have estimated that the current collection of known fossils accounts for only 10% of all species that

-

who study the fossil record have estimated that the fossils currently collected are only approximately 10% of all species which
- Wrong. Usage of which in the end is wrong.

who study the fossil record estimate that the current collection of known fossils accounts for approximately 10% of all species which
- Wrong.

Answer choices between A & C. Difference is between "only approximately" and "only" . A is better.

I will go with A. What is OA?

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

SVP
Joined: 28 May 2005
Posts: 1699

Kudos [?]: 480 [0], given: 0

Location: Dhaka

### Show Tags

12 Sep 2005, 22:54
I don't like approximately followed by only....

So i will choos C
_________________

hey ya......

Kudos [?]: 480 [0], given: 0

Director
Joined: 15 Aug 2005
Posts: 793

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

Location: Singapore

### Show Tags

13 Sep 2005, 00:22
Id go with C

For me it was between C and E
E is wrong as the sentence almost means - any paleontologist who studies..estimates.....thats not the case here....the sentence says that the ones studying the fossils have estimated! SO E is out.

A is out as only approximately is awkward and verbose!
_________________

Cheers, Rahul.

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

Senior Manager
Joined: 07 Jul 2005
Posts: 399

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

Location: Sunnyvale, CA

### Show Tags

13 Sep 2005, 01:53
rahulraao wrote:
Id go with C

For me it was between C and E
E is wrong as the sentence almost means - any paleontologist who studies..estimates.....thats not the case here....the sentence says that the ones studying the fossils have estimated! SO E is out.

A is out as only approximately is awkward and verbose!

Don't you think that only and appoximately suggest 2 diff things. It is not redundant. Only significes a small portion whereas appox suggests that the writter is not sure of the exact amount.
These 2 words are not REDUNDANT.

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

Current Student
Joined: 28 Dec 2004
Posts: 3345

Kudos [?]: 322 [0], given: 2

Location: New York City
Schools: Wharton'11 HBS'12

### Show Tags

13 Sep 2005, 11:53
OA is C...

according to OE, estimate and approximate are redundant.....

Kudos [?]: 322 [0], given: 2

13 Sep 2005, 11:53
Display posts from previous: Sort by

# Paleontologists studying the fossil record have estimated

Moderators: GMATNinjaTwo, GMATNinja

 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®.