It is currently 21 Sep 2017, 18:02

### 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

# Severe and increasing numerous critics are pointing to

Author Message
Senior Manager
Joined: 21 Mar 2004
Posts: 445

Kudos [?]: 75 [0], given: 0

Location: Cary,NC
Severe and increasing numerous critics are pointing to [#permalink]

### Show Tags

28 Jun 2004, 02:19
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

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

### HideShow timer Statistics

Severe and increasing numerous critics are pointing to deficiencies in the British legal system, deficiencies that seem to deny a proper defense to many clients who are charged with crimes.
(A) Severe and increasing numerous critics are pointing to deficiencies in the British legal system, deficiencies that seem
(B) Severe and increasing numerous critics point to deficiencies in the British legal system, deficiencies seeming
(C) Severe and increasingly numerous critics are pointing to deficiencies in the British legal system that seem
(D) Severely and increasingly numerous critics point to deficiencies in the British legal system seeming
(E) Severely and increasingly numerous critics are pointing to deficiencies in the British legal system that seem
_________________

ash
________________________
I'm crossing the bridge.........

Kudos [?]: 75 [0], given: 0

Senior Manager
Joined: 25 May 2004
Posts: 281

Kudos [?]: 20 [0], given: 0

Location: Ukraine

### Show Tags

28 Jun 2004, 04:48
The answer is C. See here for clarification http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=7226

Kudos [?]: 20 [0], given: 0

Director
Joined: 13 Nov 2003
Posts: 960

Kudos [?]: 167 [0], given: 0

Location: Florida

### Show Tags

28 Jun 2004, 19:11
ashkg wrote:
Severe and increasing numerous critics are pointing to deficiencies in the British legal system, deficiencies that seem to deny a proper defense to many clients who are charged with crimes.
(A) Severe and increasing numerous critics are pointing to deficiencies in the British legal system, deficiencies that seem
(B) Severe and increasing numerous critics point to deficiencies in the British legal system, deficiencies seeming
(C) Severe and increasingly numerous critics are pointing to deficiencies in the British legal system that seem
(D) Severely and increasingly numerous critics point to deficiencies in the British legal system seeming
(E) Severely and increasingly numerous critics are pointing to deficiencies in the British legal system that seem

ans: C
severe describes the characterstics of critics, thus we can't use it as an adverb. Should be used as an adjective. Numerous (adjective) modified by 'increasingly'. 'Deficiencies' in the original sentence is redundant.

D and E --> Severely ...numerous critics.. Huh!!

Kudos [?]: 167 [0], given: 0

Manager
Joined: 24 Jan 2004
Posts: 86

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

### Show Tags

28 Jun 2004, 20:29
dj wrote:
ashkg wrote:
Severe and increasing numerous critics are pointing to deficiencies in the British legal system, deficiencies that seem to deny a proper defense to many clients who are charged with crimes.
(A) Severe and increasing numerous critics are pointing to deficiencies in the British legal system, deficiencies that seem
(B) Severe and increasing numerous critics point to deficiencies in the British legal system, deficiencies seeming
(C) Severe and increasingly numerous critics are pointing to deficiencies in the British legal system that seem
(D) Severely and increasingly numerous critics point to deficiencies in the British legal system seeming
(E) Severely and increasingly numerous critics are pointing to deficiencies in the British legal system that seem

ans: C

severe describes the characterstics of critics, thus we can't use it as an adverb. Should be used as an adjective. Numerous (adjective) modified by 'increasingly'. 'Deficiencies' in the original sentence is redundant.

D and E --> Severely ...numerous critics.. Huh!!

DJ,
I have seen an example in the Oxford Dictionery - Severely critical report. Severely - adverb, critical - adjective and Report - noun.

Going by the analogy - What is wrong with "Severely numerous critics"?
Severely - adverb, numerous - adjective ane Critics - noun. In that case we need to consider D & E. D is out because, "seeming" should be followed by a noun. Example : - a seeming contradiction. So the answer boils down to E.
_________________

Mayur

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

Director
Joined: 13 Nov 2003
Posts: 960

Kudos [?]: 167 [0], given: 0

Location: Florida

### Show Tags

28 Jun 2004, 20:43
Quote:
DJ,
I have seen an example in the Oxford Dictionery - Severely critical report. Severely - adverb, critical - adjective and Report - noun.

Going by the analogy - What is wrong with "Severely numerous critics"?
Severely - adverb, numerous - adjective ane Critics - noun. In that case we need to consider D & E. D is out because, "seeming" should be followed by a noun. Example : - a seeming contradiction. So the answer boils down to E.

nothing is wrong with 'Severly numerous critics'. here, severely modifies 'numerous (critics)' and that is prefect.
But in the given context "numerous (adj.)" modifies critics, thus "Severe" should be used as an adjective to make the sentence parallel.

Hope this is clear.

Kudos [?]: 167 [0], given: 0

Re: mysc - 121   [#permalink] 28 Jun 2004, 20:43
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Despite their numerous attempts to do so, scientists have not been 0 29 Jun 2016, 01:08
The word inspired is used often by numerous critics in their descripti 0 06 Feb 2017, 03:43
Severe and increasing numerous critics are pointing to 7 10 Nov 2010, 09:28
3 Severe and increasing numerous critics are pointing to 8 12 May 2009, 07:10
Severe and increasing numerous critics are pointing to 9 14 Mar 2008, 08:54
Display posts from previous: Sort by