It is currently 23 Nov 2017, 12:01

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

Sc: Q39 OG 10E [Discussion required]

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 24 Sep 2008
Posts: 187

Kudos [?]: 127 [0], given: 7

Schools: MIT / INSEAD / IIM - ABC
Sc: Q39 OG 10E [Discussion required] [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 25 Oct 2008, 01:25
For members of the seventeenth-century Ashanti nation in Africa, animal-hide shields with wooden frames were essential items of military equipment, a method to protect warriors against enemy arrows and spears.

A. a method to protect
B. as a method protecting
C. protecting
D. as a protection of
E. to protect




OA is C

Last edited by GODSPEED on 01 Aug 2012, 03:39, edited 1 time in total.

Kudos [?]: 127 [0], given: 7

Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 24 Sep 2008
Posts: 187

Kudos [?]: 127 [0], given: 7

Schools: MIT / INSEAD / IIM - ABC
Re: Sc: Q39 OG 10E [Discussion required] [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 25 Oct 2008, 01:32
If i've been explained this problem for 200times and then asked to attempt this SC for 201st time i will get it wrong (with 100% confidence) for the 201st time! :evil: :evil: :evil:

I easily narrow down the choices to C & D. And always pick D instead of C, which is the OA. And the crappy explanation in OG 10E says "protection" doesn't have clear referent, what the f*&$k??? I think same is applicable to C.

Would really appreciate any words of wisdom!

Kudos [?]: 127 [0], given: 7

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Joined: 28 Feb 2007
Posts: 300

Kudos [?]: 44 [0], given: 0

Re: Sc: Q39 OG 10E [Discussion required] [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 25 Oct 2008, 01:49
C.
I am not at explaining but let me try.
the second part of the sentence explains why these shields were essential= this can be best conveyed by using MODIFIER (protecting).
In this case: Because they protected ....= protecting .....

D is out for 2 main reasons:
1) a protection ( singular) doesn;t have clear referent. It must logically refer to SHIELDS , which is plural ( Singular and Plural don't match) but Equipment is also a candidate.
2) In this context there is no need to use AS. The ancient nation saw the shields as protection would have been OK.

Kudos [?]: 44 [0], given: 0

Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 23 May 2008
Posts: 800

Kudos [?]: 86 [0], given: 0

Re: Sc: Q39 OG 10E [Discussion required] [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 25 Oct 2008, 01:57
GODSPEED wrote:
For members of the seventeenth-century Ashanti nation in Africa, animal-hide shields with wooden frames were essential items of military equipment, a method to protect warriors against enemy arrows and spears.

A. a method to protect
B. as a method protecting
C. protecting
D. as a protection of
E. to protect


in D you have to ask yourself is the sheild protecting the warriors or are the warriors protecting the shields

Kudos [?]: 86 [0], given: 0

SVP
SVP
avatar
Joined: 17 Jun 2008
Posts: 1534

Kudos [?]: 280 [0], given: 0

Re: Sc: Q39 OG 10E [Discussion required] [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 25 Oct 2008, 05:11
GODSPEED wrote:
If i've been explained this problem for 200times and then asked to attempt this SC for 201st time i will get it wrong (with 100% confidence) for the 201st time! :evil: :evil: :evil:

I easily narrow down the choices to C & D. And always pick D instead of C, which is the OA. And the crappy explanation in OG 10E says "protection" doesn't have clear referent, what the f*&$k??? I think same is applicable to C.

Would really appreciate any words of wisdom!



I learnt somewhere in the forum that in such a case, participle modifier is the option. Since "protect" does not modify a noun here (it modifies the clause), hence participle modifier is required. Hene, C.

Kudos [?]: 280 [0], given: 0

Re: Sc: Q39 OG 10E [Discussion required]   [#permalink] 25 Oct 2008, 05:11
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Sc: Q39 OG 10E [Discussion required]

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


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions| 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®.