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

It is currently 19 Jun 2018, 14:50

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

Pronoun Revision: The United States Navy announced that

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

Hide Tags

Expert Post
2 KUDOS received
MBA Section Director
User avatar
V
Joined: 19 Mar 2012
Posts: 5176
Location: India
GMAT 1: 760 Q50 V42
GPA: 3.8
WE: Marketing (Non-Profit and Government)
Pronoun Revision: The United States Navy announced that [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 27 Feb 2015, 00:29
2
3
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  5% (low)

Question Stats:

81% (00:23) correct 19% (00:31) wrong based on 501 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

This question is part of the GMAT Club Sentence Correction : Pronoun Revision Project.

The United States Navy announced that, beginning next year, they plan to close several of their bases in order to reduce operating expenses.

A. they plan to close several of their bases

B. they are planning to close several of their bases

C. it plans to close several of its bases

D. they plan several closures of their bases

E. it plans to close several of their bases

_________________

Have an MBA application Question? ASK ME ANYTHING!

My Stuff: Four Years to 760 | MBA Trends for Indian Applicants

My GMAT Resources
V30-V40: How to do it! | GMATPrep SC | GMATPrep CR | GMATPrep RC | Critical Reasoning Megathread | CR: Numbers and Statistics | CR: Weaken | CR: Strengthen | CR: Assumption | SC: Modifier | SC: Meaning | SC: SV Agreement | RC: Primary Purpose | PS/DS: Numbers and Inequalities | PS/DS: Combinatorics and Coordinates

My MBA Resources
Everything about the MBA Application | Over-Represented MBA woes | Fit Vs Rankings | Low GPA: What you can do | Letter of Recommendation: The Guide | Indian B Schools accepting GMAT score | Why MBA?

My Reviews
Veritas Prep Live Online

Expert Post
MBA Section Director
User avatar
V
Joined: 19 Mar 2012
Posts: 5176
Location: India
GMAT 1: 760 Q50 V42
GPA: 3.8
WE: Marketing (Non-Profit and Government)
Pronoun Revision: The United States Navy announced that [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 27 Feb 2015, 00:30
The subject of the sentence is "the United States Navy", which is singular. However,
in the underlined portion, the Navy is incorrectly replaced by the plural pronouns
"they" and "their."
(A) This choice is the same as the original sentence.
(B) This choice incorrectly uses the plural pronouns "they" and "their."
(C) CORRECT. This choice correctly uses "it" and "its" to refer to "the United States
Navy."
(D) This choice incorrectly uses the plural pronouns "they" and "their."
(E) This choice incorrectly uses the plural pronoun "their" though it does correctly use
the singular pronoun "it."
_________________

Have an MBA application Question? ASK ME ANYTHING!

My Stuff: Four Years to 760 | MBA Trends for Indian Applicants

My GMAT Resources
V30-V40: How to do it! | GMATPrep SC | GMATPrep CR | GMATPrep RC | Critical Reasoning Megathread | CR: Numbers and Statistics | CR: Weaken | CR: Strengthen | CR: Assumption | SC: Modifier | SC: Meaning | SC: SV Agreement | RC: Primary Purpose | PS/DS: Numbers and Inequalities | PS/DS: Combinatorics and Coordinates

My MBA Resources
Everything about the MBA Application | Over-Represented MBA woes | Fit Vs Rankings | Low GPA: What you can do | Letter of Recommendation: The Guide | Indian B Schools accepting GMAT score | Why MBA?

My Reviews
Veritas Prep Live Online

1 KUDOS received
Retired Moderator
User avatar
Joined: 19 Apr 2013
Posts: 656
Concentration: Strategy, Healthcare
Schools: Sloan '18 (A)
GMAT 1: 730 Q48 V41
GPA: 4
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member
Re: Pronoun Revision: The United States Navy announced that [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 27 Feb 2015, 00:33
1
The answer is C. United States Navy is singular.
_________________

If my post was helpful, press Kudos. If not, then just press Kudos !!!

1 KUDOS received
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 06 Mar 2013
Posts: 46
Re: Pronoun Revision: The United States Navy announced that [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 27 Feb 2015, 02:02
1
I believe the answer should be C based on the following reasoning:

Since the "United States Navy" is a collective noun and we are referring to the entire Navy as one, it will take a singular verb and pronoun. So, eliminate options A, B, D and E. In E although 'they' is replaced with 'it', the 2nd error i.e. 'their' is not corrected.
_________________

Best Regards!

Consider +1 KUDOS if you find this post useful

1 KUDOS received
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 18 Aug 2014
Posts: 124
Location: Hong Kong
Schools: Mannheim
Re: Pronoun Revision: The United States Navy announced that [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 28 Feb 2015, 04:54
1
I really wonder why this has been posted as 700-level..
Expert Post
Math Expert
User avatar
V
Joined: 02 Aug 2009
Posts: 5890
Re: Pronoun Revision: The United States Navy announced that [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 28 Feb 2015, 07:30
souvik101990 wrote:
This question is part of the GMAT Club Sentence Correction : Pronoun Revision Project.

The United States Navy announced that, beginning next year, they plan to close several of their bases in order to reduce operating expenses.

A. they plan to close several of their bases

B. they are planning to close several of their bases

C. it plans to close several of its bases

D. they plan several closures of their bases

E. it plans to close several of their bases


ans C... The United States Navy is singular, and only C follows it
_________________

Absolute modulus :http://gmatclub.com/forum/absolute-modulus-a-better-understanding-210849.html#p1622372
Combination of similar and dissimilar things : http://gmatclub.com/forum/topic215915.html


GMAT online Tutor

Expert Post
MBA Section Director
User avatar
V
Joined: 19 Mar 2012
Posts: 5176
Location: India
GMAT 1: 760 Q50 V42
GPA: 3.8
WE: Marketing (Non-Profit and Government)
Re: Pronoun Revision: The United States Navy announced that [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 01 Mar 2015, 23:35
Board of Directors
User avatar
G
Status: QA & VA Forum Moderator
Joined: 11 Jun 2011
Posts: 3509
Location: India
GPA: 3.5
WE: Business Development (Commercial Banking)
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member
Re: Pronoun Revision: The United States Navy announced that [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 20 May 2015, 10:15
souvik101990 wrote:
The United States Navy announced that, beginning next year, they plan to close several of their bases in order to reduce operating expenses.


Navy = Collective Noun ( Referring to a group/Organisation) hence a singular pronoun must be used.

A. they plan to close several of their bases - Incorrect reference " They "

B. they are planning to close several of their bases - Incorrect reference " They "

C. it plans to close several of its bases - Hold it

D. they plan several closures of their bases - Incorrect reference " They "

E. it plans to close several of their bases

Option C and E remains.

it plans to close several of their bases - Incorrect reference " Their "

Only (C) remains , that is the answer ..
_________________

Thanks and Regards

Abhishek....

PLEASE FOLLOW THE RULES FOR POSTING IN QA AND VA FORUM AND USE SEARCH FUNCTION BEFORE POSTING NEW QUESTIONS

How to use Search Function in GMAT Club | Rules for Posting in QA forum | Writing Mathematical Formulas |Rules for Posting in VA forum | Request Expert's Reply ( VA Forum Only )

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 16 Nov 2012
Posts: 11
Re: Pronoun Revision: The United States Navy announced that [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 20 May 2015, 23:51
"United States Navy" is singular .. so the pronoun should be singular "it" C is the correct answer
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
G
Joined: 04 Sep 2015
Posts: 460
Location: India
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
Re: Pronoun Revision: The United States Navy announced that [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 13 Mar 2017, 12:01
The United States Navy announced that, beginning next year, they plan to close several of their bases in order to reduce operating expenses.

A. they plan to close several of their bases

B. they are planning to close several of their bases

C. it plans to close several of its bases

D. they plan several closures of their bases

E. it plans to close several of their bases

United States Navy is collective singluar noun and it should be referd by singular pronoun..'They' is wrong and so is 'their'

Option A,B,D,and E are eliminated and we are left with option C,which is correct.

Re: Pronoun Revision: The United States Navy announced that   [#permalink] 13 Mar 2017, 12:01
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Pronoun Revision: The United States Navy announced that

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


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®.