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

 It is currently 27 Mar 2017, 19:49

### 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 - Requirements of tree

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Senior Manager
Joined: 11 Nov 2003
Posts: 357
Location: Illinois
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 0

SC - Requirements of tree [#permalink]

### Show Tags

31 Jul 2004, 12:12
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

0% (00:00) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 0 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

Attachments

SCDOC.doc [43.5 KiB]

Last edited by gmatblast on 02 Aug 2004, 09:50, edited 1 time in total.
If you have any questions
New!
GMAT Club Legend
Joined: 15 Dec 2003
Posts: 4302
Followers: 42

Kudos [?]: 451 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

01 Aug 2004, 06:47
"Not only X but also Y" is the right idiom. A and B are out. D is best because "like" is a preposition and introduces a prepositional phrase (no verb). C and E have "such as" are conjunctions and should be introducing a clause (with a verb)
_________________

Best Regards,

Paul

Senior Manager
Joined: 11 Nov 2003
Posts: 357
Location: Illinois
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

01 Aug 2004, 11:38
Paul wrote:
"Not only X but also Y" is the right idiom. A and B are out. D is best because "like" is a preposition and introduces a prepositional phrase (no verb). C and E have "such as" are conjunctions and should be introducing a clause (with a verb)

Paul,

Did you mean to joke here?
GMAT Club Legend
Joined: 15 Dec 2003
Posts: 4302
Followers: 42

Kudos [?]: 451 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

01 Aug 2004, 19:08
Gmatblast, your questions always come with a twist. Upon doing more research, E is a good contender. The reason why I said "like" is used as a preposition only was because "strictly speaking", "like" is more likely to be used as a preposition, not a conjunction:
http://webster.commnet.edu/grammar/conj ... s.htm#like

However, as said a bit later, when listing things that have similarities, the use of "such as" is best. The only thing is I cannot seem to be able to describe why "like" is not appropriate in this case...
_________________

Best Regards,

Paul

Director
Joined: 16 Jun 2004
Posts: 892
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 61 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

01 Aug 2004, 19:39
It should be 'not only'...'but also' construction and hence A and B are out. This is quite obvious. However, between C, D, E ....D is not ETS style. They dislike 'like'. Also, 'like' is supposed to compare two nouns, here it is more of an example - hence 'such as' wins. Now, between C and E - though both sound atrocious, E makes some sense compared to C. Hence E.
GMAT Club Legend
Joined: 15 Dec 2003
Posts: 4302
Followers: 42

Kudos [?]: 451 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

01 Aug 2004, 19:46
Well, C was clearly out to me because it was not making the right comparison.
C) ... the soil of a particular forest, air, degree of moisture, and weather condition
It wrongly says that it's the forest's soil, the air's soil, the degree of moisture's soil... you see what I mean
But I believe you are right about usage of "like" Venksune. It compares two nouns whereas "such as" compares a subset of things to a larger group.
_________________

Best Regards,

Paul

Senior Manager
Joined: 11 Nov 2003
Posts: 357
Location: Illinois
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

02 Aug 2004, 09:19
Paul wrote:
Well, C was clearly out to me because it was not making the right comparison.
C) ... the soil of a particular forest, air, degree of moisture, and weather condition
It wrongly says that it's the forest's soil, the air's soil, the degree of moisture's soil... you see what I mean
But I believe you are right about usage of "like" Venksune. It compares two nouns whereas "such as" compares a subset of things to a larger group.

Paul,

Thanks for your explanation of C. I had problem between C and E. But your reasoning explains this.

But one more question. In E, will the possessive "forest's" be applicable to all the elements subsequent to "soil" In other words, should the sentence be interpreted as "for a particular forest's soils, forest's air, forest's degree of moisture, ...."?

It seems that your understanding of the usage of "LIKE" and "SUCH AS" is not adequate. I would suggest that you refer to Kaplan for these two usages. This a very comman usage on GMAT (not this question though). You would not have chosen D, if you underastand the Kaplan's explanation.
SVP
Joined: 16 Oct 2003
Posts: 1808
Followers: 5

Kudos [?]: 147 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

02 Aug 2004, 09:30
I think it is between C and E. the plants carry requirements for whatever.....Now how to choose between C and E is difficult. I will go with E.
GMAT Club Legend
Joined: 15 Dec 2003
Posts: 4302
Followers: 42

Kudos [?]: 451 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

02 Aug 2004, 19:35
Yes, E's enumeration would pertain to the forest
Ex: The body's arms, legs and fingers --> all belong to the body
Yes, my understanding of like vs such as was a bit unclear. But I think Venksune's explanation was a good reminder
_________________

Best Regards,

Paul

Manager
Joined: 28 Jul 2004
Posts: 179
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 16 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

02 Aug 2004, 20:14
Guys,
I went through the kalpan as suggested by gmatblast. Everything seems to be in favour of E, but I am not still convinced on the word 'for' after such as. Due to this word appearing there, i get a feeling as if the Tree inherits for some reason... But the sentence doesnt reason out anything. All it says is that the tree inherits not only X but also Y. In our case Y is a list which can be surely mentioned in the form of like a forest's soil, air, etc...

I prefer D, if we have any specific reason to bring in that word 'for', I would be glad to know.

Thanks
Senior Manager
Joined: 11 Nov 2003
Posts: 357
Location: Illinois
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

03 Aug 2004, 07:12
krish wrote:
Guys,
I went through the kalpan as suggested by gmatblast. Everything seems to be in favour of E, but I am not still convinced on the word 'for' after such as. Due to this word appearing there, i get a feeling as if the Tree inherits for some reason... But the sentence doesnt reason out anything. All it says is that the tree inherits not only X but also Y. In our case Y is a list which can be surely mentioned in the form of like a forest's soil, air, etc...

I prefer D, if we have any specific reason to bring in that word 'for', I would be glad to know.

Thanks

Remove the content between "not only" and "but also" then read the sentence. "Trees inherit from their parent trees special environ requirements for ....."

In any case after reading the Kaplan explanation, you should not have selected D.
03 Aug 2004, 07:12
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
3 #Top150 SC: The recent discovery of a red oak tree sap that is 4 17 Dec 2015, 12:51
2 SC Question - Assistance required 13 06 Jun 2011, 06:44
3 Explanation required for OG SC 14 14 Dec 2009, 05:56
Avg time require to solve SC question 5 11 Aug 2009, 11:43
SC â€“ Elk trees 16 25 Apr 2007, 10:32
Display posts from previous: Sort by