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

It is currently 19 Oct 2018, 11:36

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

Personal trainers and fitness coaches are to the

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

Hide Tags

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 08 Apr 2008
Posts: 13
Personal trainers and fitness coaches are to the  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post Updated on: 09 Nov 2017, 08:45
1
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  25% (medium)

Question Stats:

76% (00:56) correct 24% (00:56) wrong based on 99 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

Personal trainers and fitness coaches are to the narcissistic 1980's just like a private fencing master and dancing teacher was to an earlier time.

(A) just like a private fencing master and dancing teacher was

(B) as have been a private fencing master and dacing teacher

(C) what private fencing masters and dancing teachers were

(D) what private fencing masters and dacing teachers are

(E) just the same as private fencing masters and dancing teachers had been

(43/25)

Originally posted by Superhuman on 23 Apr 2008, 22:03.
Last edited by Abhishek009 on 09 Nov 2017, 08:45, edited 1 time in total.
Added OA
SVP
SVP
avatar
Joined: 04 May 2006
Posts: 1692
Schools: CBS, Kellogg
Premium Member
Re: Personal trainers and fitness coaches are to the  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 24 Apr 2008, 00:03
Superhuman wrote:
Personal trainers and fitness coaches are to the narcissistic 1980's just like a private fencing master and dancing teacher was to an earlier time.

(A) just like a private fencing master and dancing teacher was

(B) as have been a private fencing master and dacing teacher [reference is : "to an earlier time"]

(C) what private fencing masters and dancing teachers were

(D) what private fencing masters and dacing teachers are[reference is "to an earlier time"]

(E) just the same as private fencing masters and dancing teachers had been

(43/25)


C
I used the POE only, I really did not understand what the sentence means? :-D
_________________

GMAT Club Premium Membership - big benefits and savings

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 10 Mar 2008
Posts: 311
Re: Personal trainers and fitness coaches are to the  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 24 Apr 2008, 04:03
Dont you need to have AS as part of the sentence. It seems like fencing master and dancing teacher are being introduced as examples, in which case you'd have to use AS instead of LIKE. I might be totally off on this one, but please throw in your thoughts. Thanks!
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 26 Mar 2008
Posts: 276
Location: Washington DC
Re: Personal trainers and fitness coaches are to the  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 25 Apr 2008, 12:33
C for me as well. Others have tense problem. anyways whats OA?
Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 30 Jun 2007
Posts: 719
Re: Personal trainers and fitness coaches are to the  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 25 Apr 2008, 17:02
(A) just like a private fencing master and dancing teacher was [like is used to compare nouns – not clauses – eliminate it]

(B) as have been a private fencing master and dacing teacher [Hold it]

(C) what private fencing masters and dancing teachers were [ Hold it]

(D) what private fencing masters and dacing teachers are [Verb issue – eliminate it]

(E) just the same as private fencing masters and dancing teachers had been [Incorrect Past Perfect – eliminate it]

Between B and C

C correctly refers the verb

Answer: C
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 27 Mar 2008
Posts: 62
Re: Personal trainers and fitness coaches are to the  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 25 Apr 2008, 19:15
For me it is D.

You are talking about a fact here, and a fact is always mentioned in the present tense.

What is the OA?
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 08 Apr 2008
Posts: 13
Re: Personal trainers and fitness coaches are to the  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 26 Apr 2008, 01:35
OA is C.

Load of thanks for your explanations.
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 29 Oct 2008
Posts: 361
Location: United States
Concentration: Marketing, Technology
Re: Personal trainers and fitness coaches are to the  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 25 Jun 2011, 10:45
vksunder wrote:
Dont you need to have AS as part of the sentence. It seems like fencing master and dancing teacher are being introduced as examples, in which case you'd have to use AS instead of LIKE. I might be totally off on this one, but please throw in your thoughts. Thanks!


Can some one comment on above?

.. Also is it a rule that we cant use present perfect with "an earlier time"????
Manager
Manager
avatar
Status: Appearing for GMAT
Joined: 23 May 2011
Posts: 100
Location: United States (NJ)
Concentration: Finance, General Management
GPA: 3.5
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
Re: Personal trainers and fitness coaches are to the  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 25 Jun 2011, 14:49
First of all I can not understand meaning of sentence.
Could someone please explain why B is not correct ? There is nothing for comparision in C.
_________________

"Giving kudos" is a decent way to say "Thanks" and motivate contributors. Please use them, it won't cost you anything.
Thanks Rphardu

Director
Director
avatar
G
Joined: 02 Sep 2016
Posts: 697
Premium Member
Re: Personal trainers and fitness coaches are to the  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 08 Nov 2017, 23:18
I went with option D.
X is to Y what A is to B. Based on this, I eliminated A,B, and E. But why present tense is not correct in D?
_________________

Help me make my explanation better by providing a logical feedback.

If you liked the post, HIT KUDOS !!

Don't quit.............Do it.

Retired Moderator
User avatar
G
Joined: 14 Dec 2013
Posts: 3031
Location: Germany
Schools: HHL Leipzig
GMAT 1: 780 Q50 V47
WE: Corporate Finance (Pharmaceuticals and Biotech)
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member Reviews Badge
Re: Personal trainers and fitness coaches are to the  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 09 Nov 2017, 06:05
Shiv2016 wrote:
I went with option D.
X is to Y what A is to B. Based on this, I eliminated A,B, and E. But why present tense is not correct in D?


I think you missed the end of the sentence "to an earlier time". In many GMAT questions, it is important to look at the non-underlined portion.
GMAT Club Bot
Re: Personal trainers and fitness coaches are to the &nbs [#permalink] 09 Nov 2017, 06:05
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Personal trainers and fitness coaches are to 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®.