GMAT Changed on April 16th - Read about the latest changes here

 It is currently 20 May 2018, 06:34

### 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

# Princess Dianas dresses set the standard for all fashion

Author Message
Manager
Joined: 19 Nov 2007
Posts: 158
Princess Dianas dresses set the standard for all fashion [#permalink]

### Show Tags

23 Jun 2009, 08:08
1
KUDOS
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

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

### HideShow timer Statistics

Princess Diana’s dresses set the standard for all fashion houses in Europe. Such a thing didn’t happen before or since.

(A) didn’t happen before or
(B) had neither happened before or
(C) didn’t happen before and hasn’t happened
(D) hasn’t happened either before or
(E) hadn’t happened before and hasn’t happened

--== Message from GMAT Club Team ==--

This is not a quality discussion. It has been retired.

If you would like to discuss this question please re-post it in the respective forum. Thank you!

To review the GMAT Club's Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow these links: Quantitative | Verbal Please note - we may remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines. Thank you.
Manager
Joined: 30 May 2009
Posts: 208

### Show Tags

Updated on: 24 Jun 2009, 06:38
2
KUDOS
Princess Diana’s dresses set the standard for all fashion houses in Europe. Such a thing didn’t happen before or since.

(A) didn’t happen before or
(B) had neither happened before or
(C) didn’t happen before and hasn’t happened
(D) hasn’t happened either before or
(E) hadn’t happened before and hasn’t happened

First thing to note here is that we do not have 2 past actions, so rule out Past Perfect. That eliminates B and E. Next the use of 'since' in the sentence requires us to use the present perfect (hasn't). So that eliminates A. Now out of C and D, I would chose (C) because the word 'before' to me requires didn't and since requires hasn't. (C) clearly says -didn’t happen before and hasn't happened since

Another general rule of thumb on GMAT that I forgot to mention, never use past perfect with the word 'before'.

what is the source and what is the OA? Very GOOD question

Originally posted by sdrandom1 on 23 Jun 2009, 08:51.
Last edited by sdrandom1 on 24 Jun 2009, 06:38, edited 1 time in total.
Director
Joined: 05 Jun 2009
Posts: 689
WE 1: 7years (Financial Services - Consultant, BA)

### Show Tags

23 Jun 2009, 10:27
sdrandom1 wrote:
Princess Diana’s dresses set the standard for all fashion houses in Europe. Such a thing didn’t happen before or since.

(A) didn’t happen before or
(B) had neither happened before or
(C) didn’t happen before and hasn’t happened
(D) hasn’t happened either before or
(E) hadn’t happened before and hasn’t happened

First thing to note here is that we do not have 2 past actions, so rule out Past Perfect. That eliminates B and E. Next the use of 'since' in the sentence requires us to use the present perfect (hasn't). So that eliminates A. Now out of C and D, I would chose (C) because the word 'before' to me requires didn't and since requires hasn't. (C) clearly says -didn’t happen before and hasn't happened since

what is the source and what is the OA? Very GOOD question

Agree with you .. I also got C for the same reason.
_________________

Consider kudos for the good post ...
My debrief : http://gmatclub.com/forum/journey-670-to-720-q50-v36-long-85083.html

Manager
Joined: 08 Apr 2009
Posts: 92

### Show Tags

23 Jun 2009, 10:57
Nice explanation sdrandom1
+1 kudos to u

--== Message from GMAT Club Team ==--

This is not a quality discussion. It has been retired.

If you would like to discuss this question please re-post it in the respective forum. Thank you!

To review the GMAT Club's Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow these links: Quantitative | Verbal Please note - we may remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines. Thank you.
Re: Princess Diana’s dresses   [#permalink] 23 Jun 2009, 10:57
Display posts from previous: Sort by