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

It is currently 16 Jul 2018, 21:08

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

QOTD: A study of food resources in the North Pacific

  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: 5135
Location: India
GMAT 1: 760 Q50 V42
GPA: 3.8
WE: Marketing (Non-Profit and Government)
QOTD: A study of food resources in the North Pacific [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 15 Jun 2017, 10:46
2
12
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  55% (hard)

Question Stats:

58% (01:16) correct 42% (01:13) wrong based on 736 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

Verbal Question of The Day: Day 34: Sentence Correction


Subscribe to GMAT Question of the Day: E-mail | RSS
For All QOTD Questions Click Here


A study of food resources in the North Pacific between 1989 and 1996 revealed that creatures of the seabed were suffering from dwindling food supplies, possibly a result from increasing sea surface temperatures during the same period.

(A) that creatures of the seabed were suffering from dwindling food supplies, possibly a result from increasing

(B) that creatures of the seabed were suffering because food supplies were dwindling, possibly as a result of an increase in

(C) that creatures of the seabed were suffering because of food supplies, which were dwindling possibly as a result of increasing

(D) creatures of the seabed that were suffering from food supplies that were dwindling, possibly resulting from an increase in

(E) creatures of the seabed that were suffering because food supplies were dwindling, which possibly resulted from increasing

Every question of the day will be followed by an expert reply by GMATNinja in 12-15 hours. Stay tuned! Post your answers and explanations to earn kudos.


https://www.nytimes.com/1999/06/01/science/the-diverse-creatures-of-the-deep-may-be-starving.html

Hordes of creatures living in the hidden depths of the deep sea are in danger of starving to death, scientists report. This remote part of the planet is believed to harbor millions of undiscovered species, an unknown number of which may be in crisis.

A study of food supply and demand miles down in the North Pacific between 1989 and 1996 found that creatures of the seabed suffered from growing food shortages. A likely culprit, scientists say, is a documented increase in sea surface temperatures during the same period.

''If the food deficit continues, it is going to change the configuration of the deep-sea communities,'' said Kenneth L. Smith Jr., a biologist at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego and a co-author of the report, which was published recently in Science. ''Some species will die out while those that can survive on a very low food supply will still be able to maintain themselves.''

_________________

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

Most Helpful Expert Reply
Expert Post
5 KUDOS received
GMAT Club Verbal Expert
User avatar
P
Status: GMAT and GRE tutor
Joined: 13 Aug 2009
Posts: 1824
Location: United States
GMAT 1: 780 Q51 V46
GMAT 2: 800 Q51 V51
GRE 1: Q170 V170
Re: QOTD: A study of food resources in the North Pacific [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 15 Jun 2017, 10:47
5
2
Quote:
A: that creatures of the seabed were suffering from dwindling food supplies, possibly a result from increasing

I don't love the “a result from increasing” at the end of the sentence. “A result of” is the correct idiom. But if you don’t feel certain about that idiom… well, read this article about idioms, maybe. And then look for other stuff.

The more important thing: logically, the first part of the underlined sentence doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. The creatures weren’t suffering from “dwindling food supplies.” Sure, they were suffering because the supplies were dwindling, but they weren’t suffering from the supplies themselves. Food supplies don’t make you suffer. Eliminate (A).

Quote:
B: that creatures of the seabed were suffering because food supplies were dwindling, possibly as a result of an increase in

Nice, this seems to fix exactly the problems described in (A). Let’s keep (B).

Quote:
C: that creatures of the seabed were suffering because of food supplies, which were dwindling possibly as a result of increasing

Same problem as (A): creatures weren’t suffering because of the food supplies. Food supplies are awesome, and don’t cause suffering. :banana:

Quote:
D: creatures of the seabed that were suffering from food supplies that were dwindling, possibly resulting from an increase in

We actually need the word “that” at the beginning of the underlined portion in this case. Without it, the sentence says that the study “revealed creatures of the seabed…” – and that makes no sense, unless you think that the study involved peeling away layers of sand from the ocean floor to reveal creatures. We also still have the same meaning issue as in (A) and (C): (D) also seems to be saying that the creatures suffered from food supplies. Eliminate (D).


Quote:
E: creatures of the seabed that were suffering because food supplies were dwindling, which possibly resulted from increasing

(E) is easier to eliminate. Sure, there’s the same meaning issue as in (D) (“revealed creatures of the seabed”), but the modifier beginning with “which” can’t logically modify “dwindling.”

So (E) is gone, and (B) is the winner.
_________________

GMAT Club Verbal Expert | GMAT/GRE tutor @ www.gmatninja.com (Now hiring!) | GMAT blog | Food blog | Notoriously bad at PMs

Beginners' guides to GMAT verbal
Reading Comprehension | Critical Reasoning | Sentence Correction

YouTube LIVE verbal webinars
Series 1: Fundamentals of SC & CR | Series 2: Developing a Winning GMAT Mindset

SC & CR Questions of the Day (QOTDs), featuring expert explanations
All QOTDs | Subscribe via email | RSS

Need an expert reply?
Hit the request verbal experts' reply button -- and please be specific about your question. Feel free to tag @GMATNinja and @GMATNinjaTwo in your post. Priority is always given to official GMAT questions.

Sentence Correction articles & resources
How to go from great (760) to incredible (780) on GMAT SC | That "-ing" Word Probably Isn't a Verb | That "-ed" Word Might Not Be a Verb, Either | No-BS Guide to GMAT Idioms | "Being" is not the enemy | WTF is "that" doing in my sentence?

Reading Comprehension, Critical Reasoning, and other articles & resources
All GMAT Ninja articles on GMAT Club | Using LSAT for GMAT CR & RC |7 reasons why your actual GMAT scores don't match your practice test scores | How to get 4 additional "fake" GMAT Prep tests for $29.99 | Time management on verbal

General Discussion
Manager
Manager
avatar
B
Joined: 06 Nov 2016
Posts: 105
Location: India
GMAT 1: 710 Q50 V36
GPA: 2.8
Reviews Badge
Re: QOTD: A study of food resources in the North Pacific [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 15 Jun 2017, 12:24
souvik101990 - IMO B

I reject the others because of following reasons:

A - because is a better option but more importantly - the phrase after food supplies tends to modify the food supplies and not explain that the food supplies are dwindling as a result of an increase in .....

B - seems ok and logical in conveying message - not rejected

C - use of which seems redundant further - they are suffering because of the dwindling and not because of the supplies as a whole

D - that is missing and sentence is awkwardly constructed

E- use of which tends to modify dwindling. awkwardly constructed. that is missing
Manager
Manager
avatar
B
Joined: 23 Jun 2016
Posts: 128
Re: QOTD: A study of food resources in the North Pacific [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 15 Jun 2017, 14:58
A study of food resources in the North Pacific between 1989 and 1996 revealed that creatures of the seabed were suffering from dwindling food supplies, possibly a result from increasing sea surface temperatures during the same period.

Besides A and B, other options change meaning and thus eliminated them. That said, between A and B, I preferred B because of two reasons:
1. "a result from" appears to be an incorrect idiom. "as a result of" is better
2. increasing sea surface temperatures during the same period - "an increase" sounds better since we are talking about a time duration during which, possibly, the temperature rose. the study was done after 1996 and the author would have noted "net" (or an) increase rather than continuous "increasing".
Manager
Manager
avatar
B
Joined: 21 Mar 2017
Posts: 58
Re: QOTD: A study of food resources in the North Pacific [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 03 Aug 2017, 08:50
GMATNinja wrote:
Quote:
A: that creatures of the seabed were suffering from dwindling food supplies, possibly a result from increasing

I don't love the “a result from increasing” at the end of the sentence. “A result of” is the correct idiom. But if you don’t feel certain about that idiom… well, read this article about idioms, maybe. And then look for other stuff.

The more important thing: logically, the first part of the underlined sentence doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. The creatures weren’t suffering from “dwindling food supplies.” Sure, they were suffering because the supplies were dwindling, but they weren’t suffering from the supplies themselves. Food supplies don’t make you suffer. Eliminate (A).

Quote:
B: that creatures of the seabed were suffering because food supplies were dwindling, possibly as a result of an increase in

Nice, this seems to fix exactly the problems described in (A). Let’s keep (B).

Quote:
C: that creatures of the seabed were suffering because of food supplies, which were dwindling possibly as a result of increasing

Same problem as (A): creatures weren’t suffering because of the food supplies. Food supplies are awesome, and don’t cause suffering. :banana:

Quote:
D: creatures of the seabed that were suffering from food supplies that were dwindling, possibly resulting from an increase in

We actually need the word “that” at the beginning of the underlined portion in this case. Without it, the sentence says that the study “revealed creatures of the seabed…” – and that makes no sense, unless you think that the study involved peeling away layers of sand from the ocean floor to reveal creatures. We also still have the same meaning issue as in (A) and (C): (D) also seems to be saying that the creatures suffered from food supplies. Eliminate (D).


Quote:
E: creatures of the seabed that were suffering because food supplies were dwindling, which possibly resulted from increasing

(E) is easier to eliminate. Sure, there’s the same meaning issue as in (D) (“revealed creatures of the seabed”), but the modifier beginning with “which” can’t logically modify “dwindling.”

So (E) is gone, and (B) is the winner.


But MGMAT book lists results from as right in its idiom lists.
However, so we can't say "he is suffering from/bcz of low food supply"?
Expert Post
e-GMAT Representative
User avatar
G
Joined: 02 Nov 2011
Posts: 2547
Re: QOTD: A study of food resources in the North Pacific [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 03 Aug 2017, 15:05
rma26 wrote:
However, so we can't say "he is suffering from/bcz of low food supply"?



Hello rma26,

I will be glad to help you out with this one. :-)

The answer to you question is no. We cannot say: He is suffering from low food supply.

It is so because low in your example sentence dwindling in the official sentence are mere modifiers that present some feature of food supply. The main entity in the phrase dwindling/low food supply remains food supply. And as already pointed out, logically food supply cannot be the cause of anyone's suffering.

Hope this helps. :-)
Thanks.
Shraddha
_________________












| '4 out of Top 5' Instructors on gmatclub | 70 point improvement guarantee | www.e-gmat.com

Manager
Manager
User avatar
B
Joined: 28 Jan 2018
Posts: 115
Location: Taiwan
GPA: 3.34
Re: QOTD: A study of food resources in the North Pacific [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 23 Apr 2018, 19:29
(C) is wrong because the use of "because of"

"Because of" always follows by a clause
"Due to" always follows by a noun
Re: QOTD: A study of food resources in the North Pacific   [#permalink] 23 Apr 2018, 19:29
Display posts from previous: Sort by

QOTD: A study of food resources in the North Pacific

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

Events & Promotions

PREV
NEXT


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®.