It is currently 14 Dec 2017, 20:39

### 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

# SC: 1000 Series, Question 10 - Explanation Sought

Author Message
Intern
Joined: 25 Dec 2010
Posts: 5

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 1

SC: 1000 Series, Question 10 - Explanation Sought [#permalink]

### Show Tags

11 Apr 2011, 01:15
00:00

Difficulty:

25% (medium)

Question Stats:

75% (00:42) correct 25% (00:33) wrong based on 20 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

Hello, could use some help on understanding the reasoning behind the answer on Question 10 of the 1000 Real GMAT SC Questions:

Question 10

A large rise in the number of housing starts in the coming year should boost new construction dollars by several billion dollars, making the construction industry's economic health much more robust than five years ago.

(B) and make the construction industry's economic health much more robust than five years ago
(C) making the construction industry's economic health much more robust than it was five years ago
(D) to make the construction industry's economic health much more than five years ago
(E) in making the construction industry's economic health much more robust than it as (TYPO?) five years ago

Which would you choose and more importantly - why would you not choose the others?

[Reveal] Spoiler:
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 1

Retired Moderator
Status: worked for Kaplan's associates, but now on my own, free and flying
Joined: 19 Feb 2007
Posts: 4321

Kudos [?]: 8338 [0], given: 366

Location: India
WE: Education (Education)
Re: SC: 1000 Series, Question 10 - Explanation Sought [#permalink]

### Show Tags

11 Apr 2011, 03:52
Here is a comparison between two states of economic health’s robustness, one that was five years ago and the other that would be in the coming year after a large rise in the new housing starts.( new housing starts is a noun here) The comparison is not between the economic health on one hand and just five years ago on the other . C and E provide the necessary verb ‘it was’; facilitating an equal comparison.

However in E, the use of the prepositional phrase ‘in making’ is unnecessary and unidiomatic in the context.
C is the choice.
_________________

Can you solve at least some SC questions without delving into the initial statement?

Narendran 98845 44509

Kudos [?]: 8338 [0], given: 366

Intern
Joined: 23 Jan 2011
Posts: 13

Kudos [?]: 13 [0], given: 0

Re: SC: 1000 Series, Question 10 - Explanation Sought [#permalink]

### Show Tags

11 Apr 2011, 19:08
daj857 wrote:
Hello, could use some help on understanding the reasoning behind the answer on Question 10 of the 1000 Real GMAT SC Questions:

Question 10

A large rise in the number of housing starts in the coming year should boost new construction dollars by several billion dollars, making the construction industry's economic health much more robust than five years ago.

(B) and make the construction industry's economic health much more robust than five years ago
(C) making the construction industry's economic health much more robust than it was five years ago
(D) to make the construction industry's economic health much more than five years ago
(E) in making the construction industry's economic health much more robust than it as (TYPO?) five years ago

Which would you choose and more importantly - why would you not choose the others?

[Reveal] Spoiler:

I still can't see any amibiguity in A. For me, A is clearly comparing a characteristic of the construction industry's economic health 5 years ago and in the coming year. I can't find an alternate meaning.

Kudos [?]: 13 [0], given: 0

Intern
Joined: 25 Dec 2010
Posts: 5

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 1

Re: SC: 1000 Series, Question 10 - Explanation Sought [#permalink]

### Show Tags

11 Apr 2011, 20:43
Thank you that was a very helpful explanation. I had chosen D.

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 1

Senior Manager
Joined: 09 Feb 2011
Posts: 272

Kudos [?]: 221 [0], given: 13

Concentration: General Management, Social Entrepreneurship
Schools: HBS '14 (A)
GMAT 1: 770 Q50 V47
Re: SC: 1000 Series, Question 10 - Explanation Sought [#permalink]

### Show Tags

11 Apr 2011, 22:36
A says:
economic health more robust than five years ago

Two sides of comparison are: economic health and five years ago. How can we compare health with five years ago - there is no sense in this sentence

With C we add 'it was'
economic health more robust than it was five years ago

The 'it' is a pronoun for economic health
Two sides of comparison now become - economic health with economic health five years ago
Since we can compare health with health, this is correct

Kudos [?]: 221 [0], given: 13

Re: SC: 1000 Series, Question 10 - Explanation Sought   [#permalink] 11 Apr 2011, 22:36
Display posts from previous: Sort by

# SC: 1000 Series, Question 10 - Explanation Sought

Moderators: GMATNinjaTwo, GMATNinja

 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®.