Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases https://gmatclub.com/AppTrack

 It is currently 25 May 2017, 02:41

### 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

# Q. Under a provision of the Constitution that was never

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Manager
Joined: 05 Jul 2011
Posts: 67
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 83 [1] , given: 14

Q. Under a provision of the Constitution that was never [#permalink]

### Show Tags

16 Aug 2011, 00:44
1
KUDOS
00:00

Difficulty:

5% (low)

Question Stats:

80% (02:07) correct 20% (01:28) wrong based on 127 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

Q. Under a provision of the Constitution that was never applied，Congress has been required to call a convention for considering possible amendments to the document when formally asked to do it by the legislatures of two-thirds of the states．

(A) was never applied，Congress has been required to call a convention for considering possible amendments to the document when formally asked to do it

(B) was never applied，there has been a requirement that Congress call a convention for consideration of possible amendments to the document when asked to do it formally

(C) was never applied，whereby Congress is required to call a convention for considering possible amendments to the document when asked to do it formally

(D) has never been applied，whereby Congress is required to call a convention to consider possible amendments to the document when formally asked to do so

(E) has never been applied，Congress is required to call a convention to consider possible amendments to the document when formally asked to do so

[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

_________________

---Winners do it differently---

If you have any questions
New!
Retired Moderator
Status: worked for Kaplan's associates, but now on my own, free and flying
Joined: 19 Feb 2007
Posts: 3830
Location: India
WE: Education (Education)
Followers: 819

Kudos [?]: 6312 [2] , given: 324

Re: OG-Verbal review- verb tense- still enigmatic [#permalink]

### Show Tags

16 Aug 2011, 00:57
2
KUDOS
Because you cannot find a suitable referent for the pronoun it, choices A, B, and C are gone. Between D and E, D is a fragment without a working verb. The conjunction whereby spoils the show for D. E survives
_________________

“Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher” – a Japanese proverb.
9884544509

Manager
Joined: 27 Oct 2009
Posts: 74
Location: India
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 13 [1] , given: 3

Re: OG-Verbal review- verb tense- still enigmatic [#permalink]

### Show Tags

16 Aug 2011, 01:14
1
KUDOS
Hi,

was never applied, has been - incorrect tense match. A, B and C are out
preposition + noun should be the correct form.
Under...., congress.. is the right choice. Hence E

Thanks
Sony
_________________

A bend in the road is not the end of the road unless you fail to take a turn.....

Manager
Joined: 15 Nov 2010
Posts: 105
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 3 [1] , given: 15

Re: OG-Verbal review- verb tense- still enigmatic [#permalink]

### Show Tags

17 Aug 2011, 18:20
1
KUDOS
RohitKalla wrote:
Q. Under a provision of the Constitution that was never applied，Congress has been required to call a convention for considering possible amendments to the document when formally asked to do it by the legislatures of two-thirds of the states．

(A) was never applied，Congress has been required to call a convention for considering possible amendments to the document when formally asked to do it

(B) was never applied，there has been a requirement that Congress call a convention for consideration of possible amendments to the document when asked to do it formally

(C) was never applied，whereby Congress is required to call a convention for considering possible amendments to the document when asked to do it formally

(D) has never been applied，whereby Congress is required to call a convention to consider possible amendments to the document when formally asked to do so

(E) has never been applied，Congress is required to call a convention to consider possible amendments to the document when formally asked to do so

A, B and C are out because it should be "has never been applied". Between D and E, D is out because "whereby" is awkward. That leaves E.
Manager
Joined: 28 May 2011
Posts: 193
Location: United States
GMAT 1: 720 Q49 V38
GPA: 3.6
WE: Project Management (Computer Software)
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 65 [0], given: 7

Re: OG-Verbal review- verb tense- still enigmatic [#permalink]

### Show Tags

18 Aug 2011, 09:55
Agreeing with the explanation, also chose E
_________________

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
http://gmatclub.com/forum/a-guide-to-the-official-guide-13-for-gmat-review-134210.html
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Retired Moderator
Status: 2000 posts! I don't know whether I should feel great or sad about it! LOL
Joined: 04 Oct 2009
Posts: 1672
Location: Peru
Schools: Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, MIT & HKS (Government)
WE 1: Economic research
WE 2: Banking
WE 3: Government: Foreign Trade and SMEs
Followers: 103

Kudos [?]: 992 [1] , given: 109

Re: OG-Verbal review- verb tense- still enigmatic [#permalink]

### Show Tags

19 Aug 2011, 06:20
1
KUDOS
+1 E

We don't have a specific date in the past. We need present perfect.
"whereby" subordinates the clause. We wouldn't have a main clause in D.
_________________

"Life’s battle doesn’t always go to stronger or faster men; but sooner or later the man who wins is the one who thinks he can."

My Integrated Reasoning Logbook / Diary: http://gmatclub.com/forum/my-ir-logbook-diary-133264.html

GMAT Club Premium Membership - big benefits and savings

Senior Manager
Joined: 25 Nov 2011
Posts: 256
Location: India
Concentration: Technology, General Management
GPA: 3.95
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 183 [0], given: 20

Re: OG-Verbal review- verb tense- still enigmatic [#permalink]

### Show Tags

31 Dec 2011, 04:17
fieldsrd wrote:
RohitKalla wrote:
Q. Under a provision of the Constitution that was never applied，Congress has been required to call a convention for considering possible amendments to the document when formally asked to do it by the legislatures of two-thirds of the states．

(A) was never applied，Congress has been required to call a convention for considering possible amendments to the document when formally asked to do it

(B) was never applied，there has been a requirement that Congress call a convention for consideration of possible amendments to the document when asked to do it formally

(C) was never applied，whereby Congress is required to call a convention for considering possible amendments to the document when asked to do it formally

(D) has never been applied，whereby Congress is required to call a convention to consider possible amendments to the document when formally asked to do so

(E) has never been applied，Congress is required to call a convention to consider possible amendments to the document when formally asked to do so

A, B and C are out because it should be "has never been applied". Between D and E, D is out because "whereby" is awkward. That leaves E.

D is eliminated not because it is awkward (when there is no better alternative available, in terms of grammar, completeness, etc., awkwardness is acceptable). The thing is D, by using 'whereby', makes the whole sentence incomplete and E makes a complete sentence.
_________________

-------------------------
-Aravind Chembeti

Senior Manager
Joined: 13 May 2011
Posts: 313
WE 1: IT 1 Yr
WE 2: Supply Chain 5 Yrs
Followers: 21

Kudos [?]: 264 [0], given: 11

Re: Q. Under a provision of the Constitution that was never [#permalink]

### Show Tags

31 Dec 2011, 07:54
A,B, and C: wrong tense uses. Between D and E, E sounds lot better.
Manager
Joined: 08 Aug 2011
Posts: 199
GPA: 3.5
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 14 [0], given: 51

Re: Q. Under a provision of the Constitution that was never [#permalink]

### Show Tags

05 Jan 2012, 00:03
Has been is the wrong tense,hence chose E.
GMAT Club Legend
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 10369
Followers: 998

Kudos [?]: 225 [0], given: 0

Re: Q. Under a provision of the Constitution that was never [#permalink]

### Show Tags

10 Feb 2017, 09:23
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.
Re: Q. Under a provision of the Constitution that was never   [#permalink] 10 Feb 2017, 09:23
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
1 According to the Constitution 4 01 Mar 2014, 20:01
1 Under the provisions of the United States Constitution and 8 21 May 2014, 06:19
8 Under a provision of constitution that was never applied, 12 20 Sep 2016, 06:50
8 Under the provisions of the United States Constitution and 17 22 Aug 2016, 12:41
14 Under a provision of the Constitution that was never 24 11 Jan 2017, 05:52
Display posts from previous: Sort by