It is currently 21 Sep 2017, 21:40

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

Scientists have found new evidence of people initially

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:

Hide Tags

VP
VP
avatar
Joined: 22 Nov 2007
Posts: 1079

Kudos [?]: 662 [0], given: 0

Scientists have found new evidence of people initially [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 16 Feb 2008, 06:36
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  25% (medium)

Question Stats:

67% (00:53) correct 33% (01:08) wrong based on 1139 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

Scientists have found new evidence of people initially registering emotions like sadness or anger in much the same way as heartburn—by monitoring what’s going on within their bodies.

A. of people initially registering emotions like sadness or anger in much the same way as
B. of people initially registering emotions such as sadness or anger much the same way as experiencing
C. that people initially register emotions such as sadness or anger in much the same way as they experience
D. that a person initially registers emotions such as sadness or anger much the same way as experiencing
E. that a person initially registers emotions like sadness or anger much the same as
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

Last edited by broall on 23 Jul 2017, 21:56, edited 2 times in total.
Fixed typo

Kudos [?]: 662 [0], given: 0

1 KUDOS received
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 16 Feb 2008
Posts: 7

Kudos [?]: 2 [1], given: 0

Re: Scientists have found new evidence of people initially [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 16 Feb 2008, 08:09
1
This post received
KUDOS
Answer: B?

Error of comparison. Original sentence compares the 'process of registering emotion' to 'heartburn'. It should be comparing the 'process of registering emotions' to 'process of registering heartburn'. C would have a good choice but it has a subj + verb agreement problem.

Kudos [?]: 2 [1], given: 0

Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 30 Jun 2007
Posts: 781

Kudos [?]: 179 [0], given: 0

Re: Scientists have found new evidence of people initially [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 16 Feb 2008, 12:22
Idiomatic usage: evidence that – eliminate A and B
A. of people initially registering emotions like sadness or anger in much the same way as
B. of people initially registering emotions such as sadness or anger much the same way as experiencing
C. that people initially register emotions such as sadness or anger in much the same way as they experiencing [ Correct use of Such as and “as” has a sub clause – hold it]
D. that a person initially registers emotions such as sadness or anger much the same way as experiencing [Why to switch from people to person – eliminate it]
E. that a person initially registers emotions like sadness or anger much the same way as [Why to switch from people to person – eliminate it]

Answer: C

Kudos [?]: 179 [0], given: 0

Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 30 Jun 2007
Posts: 781

Kudos [?]: 179 [0], given: 0

Re: Scientists have found new evidence of people initially [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 16 Feb 2008, 18:03
pmenon,

Good point. My analysis is in the restrictive clause:

People initially register emotions such as sadness or anger in much the same way as they experiencing heartburn. Here they clearly refer “People”.

Now, include main clause:
Scientists have found new evidence that People initially register emotions such as sadness or anger in much the same way as they experiencing heartburn —by monitoring what’s going on within their bodies.

If they refer “scientists” then we have issue. I think it is very unlikely that "they" crosses the boundary of conjunction.
Thanks,

Kudos [?]: 179 [0], given: 0

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 02 Feb 2010
Posts: 20

Kudos [?]: 12 [0], given: 2

Location: London, UK
Re: Scientists have found new evidence of people initially [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 04 Feb 2010, 11:17
Hi Amit - Is the answer 'C'?

I think this is more of a comparison and parallism is not important here.

Kudos [?]: 12 [0], given: 2

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 03 Sep 2009
Posts: 77

Kudos [?]: 109 [0], given: 3

Re: Scientists have found new evidence of people initially [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 04 Feb 2010, 11:43
Hi,
Could you please explain why C is correct?
Is it merely because of correct usage of 'in much the same way' than 'much the same way' and correct logical comparison between the 2 different ways.
So will that mean in case of usage like this the verbs used for comparison are not necessary to be parallel....like e register and experience in this case.
It would be great if you can elaborate a bit about this point.

Thanks
-Amit

Kudos [?]: 109 [0], given: 3

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 02 Feb 2010
Posts: 20

Kudos [?]: 12 [0], given: 2

Location: London, UK
Re: Scientists have found new evidence of people initially [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 04 Feb 2010, 12:33
It is not 'D' or 'E' because it makes the sentence sound as though the evidence was found based on a single person.

The sentence is comparing the Initial emotions of the person like sadness or anger with heartburn that the person experiences. It is a comparison of 2 things the person would experience. Option A compares the initial emotions with a just heartburn which doesnt indicate that its actually something which is being experienced. So I thought its not option A

Option B changes the meaning of the sentence. The scientists have found evidence that people exhibit such characteristics. But B changes the meaning to indicate that scientists have found out people who exhibit such characteristics.

This is the way I boiled down my choice as C. Is this correct? :-)

Kudos [?]: 12 [0], given: 2

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 03 Sep 2009
Posts: 77

Kudos [?]: 109 [0], given: 3

Re: Scientists have found new evidence of people initially [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 04 Feb 2010, 12:45
Hi,
It's A. Thanks for the explanation.
But Could you please touch on the point if parallelism should not be considered in a sentence like this.
Thanks
-Amit

Kudos [?]: 109 [0], given: 3

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 02 Feb 2010
Posts: 20

Kudos [?]: 12 [0], given: 2

Location: London, UK
Re: Scientists have found new evidence of people initially [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 04 Feb 2010, 15:31
Hi Amit,

The reason why I think this isnt a sentence having Parallism is because all the sentence is trying to do is compare a set of human evidence with another. I understand Parallism as something which runs parallel to one another. E.G. I was in the train when my friend was studying.

Hope this helps...but please someone correct me if I am wrong.

Kudos [?]: 12 [0], given: 2

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 03 Sep 2009
Posts: 77

Kudos [?]: 109 [0], given: 3

Re: Scientists have found new evidence of people initially [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 04 Feb 2010, 15:55
Hi,
Thanks for the info. The only reason, I was not convinced is the phrase 'They experiencing heartburn'. According to me it should be 'They experience heartburn'.

Thanks
-Amit

Kudos [?]: 109 [0], given: 3

1 KUDOS received
Director
Director
avatar
Status: Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion. It's a dare. Impossible is nothing.
Affiliations: University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Joined: 26 Nov 2009
Posts: 958

Kudos [?]: 884 [1], given: 36

Location: Singapore
Concentration: General Management, Finance
Schools: Chicago Booth - Class of 2015
GMAT ToolKit User
Re: Scientists have found new evidence of people initially [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 22 Jun 2010, 00:30
1
This post received
KUDOS
Yeah ykaiim. You are correct. The correct version of this question is on this link
http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/post6920.html

ykaiim wrote:
Difficult to digest - ...they experiencing...

Kudos [?]: 884 [1], given: 36

3 KUDOS received
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 20 Jul 2010
Posts: 262

Kudos [?]: 99 [3], given: 9

GMAT ToolKit User Reviews Badge
Re: Scientists have found new evidence of people initially [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 08 Aug 2010, 19:33
3
This post received
KUDOS
nusmavrik wrote:
Yeah ykaiim. You are correct. The correct version of this question is on this link
http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/post6920.html

ykaiim wrote:
Difficult to digest - ...they experiencing...

The question was corrected on <MGMAT site
Scientists have found new evidence of people initially registering emotions like sadness or anger in much the same way as heartburn--by monitoring what's going on within their bodies.

(A) of people initially registering emotions like sadness or anger in much the same way as
(B) of people initially registering emotions such as sadness or anger much the same as experiencing
(C) that people initially register emotions such as sadness or anger in much the same way as they experience
(D) that a person initially registers emotions such as sadness or anger much the same way as experiencing
(E) that a person initially registers emotions like sadness or anger much the same as

Notice change in choices above
_________________

If you like my post, consider giving me some KUDOS !!!!! Like you I need them

Kudos [?]: 99 [3], given: 9

2 KUDOS received
VP
VP
avatar
Joined: 17 Feb 2010
Posts: 1480

Kudos [?]: 731 [2], given: 6

Re: Scientists have found new evidence of people initially [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 09 Aug 2010, 09:12
2
This post received
KUDOS
The correct verison of the question is as follows...

Scientists have found new evidence of people initially registering emotions like sadness or anger in much the same way as heartburn--by monitoring what's going on within their bodies.

(A) of people initially registering emotions like sadness or anger in much the same way as
(B) of people initially registering emotions such as sadness or anger much the same as experiencing
(C) that people initially register emotions such as sadness or anger in much the same way as they experience - CORRECT
(D) that a person initially registers emotions such as sadness or anger much the same way as experiencing - 'person' is wrong here as the non-underlined part includes 'their'
(E) that a person initially registers emotions like sadness or anger much the same as - 'person' is wrong here as the non-underlined part includes 'their'

Kudos [?]: 731 [2], given: 6

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 03 Nov 2005
Posts: 381

Kudos [?]: 67 [0], given: 17

Location: Chicago, IL
Re: Scientists have found new evidence of people initially [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 09 Aug 2010, 09:20
amitanand wrote:
Hi Experts,
Could anyone look into the following question:

Q: Scientists have found new evidence of people initially registering emotions like sadness or anger in much the same way as heartburn—by monitoring what’s going on within their bodies.
A. of people initially registering emotions like sadness or anger in much the same way as
B. of people initially registering emotions such as sadness or anger much the same way as experiencing
C. that people initially register emotions such as sadness or anger in much the same way as they experiencing
D. that a person initially registers emotions such as sadness or anger much the same way as experiencing
E. that a person initially registers emotions like sadness or anger much the same way as

Doubt:
Do registering and experiencing have to be parallel?

Thanks in advance.
-Amit


"their" in the end of the sentence refers to people. Leave A B C and eliminate the rest.

Among A B C, Such as is better than like in this case and "as" is used to introduce clauses. Get rid of A. Between B and C. "in much the same way is better than "much the same way" and C, at least, looks more like a clause, but it still does not look like a complete clause. I am not sure whether it's missing "are" between "they" and "experiencing." Pick C, it has the least number of errors.
_________________

Hard work is the main determinant of success

Kudos [?]: 67 [0], given: 17

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Status: Fighting on
Joined: 14 Mar 2010
Posts: 312

Kudos [?]: 30 [0], given: 3

Schools: UCLA (R1 interview-WL), UNC(R2--interview-ding) Oxford(R2-Admit), Kelley (R2- Admit $$), McCombs(R2)
WE 1: SE - 1
WE 2: Engineer - 3
Re: Scientists have found new evidence of people initially [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 16 Aug 2010, 14:46
based on the modified version of the question:

answer should be C

Kudos [?]: 30 [0], given: 3

Manager
Manager
avatar
B
Joined: 20 Apr 2010
Posts: 246

Kudos [?]: 44 [0], given: 51

Location: Hyderabad
WE 1: 4.6 years Exp IT prof
Reviews Badge
Re: Scientists have found new evidence of people initially [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 16 Aug 2010, 15:44
Can you please tell me the source of this question...???

Q: Scientists have found new evidence of people initially registering emotions like sadness or anger in much the same way as heartburn—by monitoring what’s going on within their bodies.
A. of people initially registering emotions like sadness or anger in much the same way as
B. of people initially registering emotions such as sadness or anger much the same way as experiencing
C. that people initially register emotions such as sadness or anger in much the same way as they experiencing
D. that a person initially registers emotions such as sadness or anger much the same way as experiencing
E. that a person initially registers emotions like sadness or anger much the same way as

because in case of C they ambiguously refer to Scientists as well as People...so I am just confused because in GMAT a pronoun should have only one antecedent.

D and E out because of the use of their referring to a singular noun person.

Hence the answer should be B
_________________

I will give a Fight till the End

"To dream anything that you want to dream, that is the beauty of the human mind. To do anything that you want to do, that is the strength of the human will. To trust yourself, to test your limits, that is the courage to succeed."
- Bernard Edmonds

A person who is afraid of Failure can never succeed -- Amneet Padda

Don't Forget to give the KUDOS

Kudos [?]: 44 [0], given: 51

Manager
Manager
avatar
B
Joined: 20 Apr 2010
Posts: 246

Kudos [?]: 44 [0], given: 51

Location: Hyderabad
WE 1: 4.6 years Exp IT prof
Reviews Badge
Re: Scientists have found new evidence of people initially [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 16 Aug 2010, 15:47
I think i did something wrong here as A and B are also not correct options
_________________

I will give a Fight till the End

"To dream anything that you want to dream, that is the beauty of the human mind. To do anything that you want to do, that is the strength of the human will. To trust yourself, to test your limits, that is the courage to succeed."
- Bernard Edmonds

A person who is afraid of Failure can never succeed -- Amneet Padda

Don't Forget to give the KUDOS

Kudos [?]: 44 [0], given: 51

Forum Moderator
Forum Moderator
User avatar
Status: mission completed!
Joined: 02 Jul 2009
Posts: 1395

Kudos [?]: 935 [0], given: 621

GPA: 3.77
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member Reviews Badge
Re: Scientists have found new evidence of people initially [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 28 Sep 2010, 11:02
Comparison is teste here.
Such as must be used, because the intended meaning is to provide example of emotions.

Scientists have found new evidence of people initially registering emotions like sadness or anger in much the same way as heartburn—by monitoring what’s going on within their bodies.

A. of people initially registering emotions like sadness or anger in much the same way as
B. of people initially registering emotions such as sadness or anger much the same way as experiencing
C. that people initially register emotions such as sadness or anger in much the same way as they experiencing
D. that a person initially registers emotions such as sadness or anger much the same way as experiencing
E. that a person initially registers emotions like sadness or anger much the same way as
_________________

Audaces fortuna juvat!

GMAT Club Premium Membership - big benefits and savings

Kudos [?]: 935 [0], given: 621

Forum Moderator
Forum Moderator
User avatar
Status: mission completed!
Joined: 02 Jul 2009
Posts: 1395

Kudos [?]: 935 [0], given: 621

GPA: 3.77
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member Reviews Badge
Re: Scientists have found new evidence of people initially [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 28 Sep 2010, 11:04
hanumayamma wrote:
Idiomatic usage: evidence that – eliminate A and B
A. of people initially registering emotions like sadness or anger in much the same way as
B. of people initially registering emotions such as sadness or anger much the same way as experiencing
C. that people initially register emotions such as sadness or anger in much the same way as they experiencing [ Correct use of Such as and “as” has a sub clause – hold it]
D. that a person initially registers emotions such as sadness or anger much the same way as experiencing [Why to switch from people to person – eliminate it]
E. that a person initially registers emotions like sadness or anger much the same way as [Why to switch from people to person – eliminate it]

Answer: C



Please refer to Cambridge dictionary for the correct usage of idioms:


evidence /"ev.I.d@nts/ noun [U]
one or more reasons for believing that something is or is not true:
The police have found no evidence of a terrorist link with the murder.
[+ to infinitive] There is no scientific evidence to suggest that underwater births are dangerous.
[+ that] Is there any scientific evidence that a person's character is reflected in their handwriting?
_________________

Audaces fortuna juvat!

GMAT Club Premium Membership - big benefits and savings

Kudos [?]: 935 [0], given: 621

1 KUDOS received
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 07 Aug 2010
Posts: 76

Kudos [?]: 19 [1], given: 9

GMAT ToolKit User
Re: Scientists have found new evidence of people initially [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 08 Oct 2010, 13:32
1
This post received
KUDOS
C for me

comparison was easy.. needs to be such as. parallelism was nicely snuck in here given that C becomes comparatively wordy.
_________________

Click that thing :) - Give kudos if u like this

Kudos [?]: 19 [1], given: 9

Re: Scientists have found new evidence of people initially   [#permalink] 08 Oct 2010, 13:32

Go to page    1   2   3    Next  [ 45 posts ] 

    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
40 EXPERTS_POSTS_IN_THIS_TOPIC Scientists have dated sharp-edged flakes of stone found in iDisappear 17 26 Oct 2015, 10:12
Guest 31 Dec 1969, 17:00
9 EXPERTS_POSTS_IN_THIS_TOPIC Social scientists in the United States have found that vishu1414 11 13 Oct 2015, 00:37
7 Scientists have found signs that moving water changed the gautrang 15 18 May 2017, 11:36
44 EXPERTS_POSTS_IN_THIS_TOPIC Scientists have recently found evidence amatya 18 22 Aug 2017, 08:59
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Scientists have found new evidence of people initially

  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®.