It is currently 24 Nov 2017, 01:08

### 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

# Simply because they are genetically engineered does not make

Author Message
Senior Manager
Joined: 05 Jun 2005
Posts: 448

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

Simply because they are genetically engineered does not make [#permalink]

### Show Tags

01 Nov 2006, 19:52
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

100% (00:51) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 9 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

Simply because they are genetically engineered does not make it any more likely for plants to become an invasive or persistent weed, according to a decade-long study published in the journal Nature.

A) because they are genetically engineered does not make it any more likely for plants to
B) because it is genetically engineered does not make a plant any more likely to
C) being genetically engineered does not make it any more likely that plants will
D) being genetically engineered does not make a plant any more likely to
E) being genetically engineered does not make a plant any more likely that it will become

Its funny, but I actually figured out why I got this wrong while I was half way done typing it up for you guys Anyways, good luck

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

VP
Joined: 25 Jun 2006
Posts: 1161

Kudos [?]: 204 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

01 Nov 2006, 20:36
Thanks.

i for D.

AB are wrong because of 'because'.

C is wrong because "plants" and "weed" don't match in numbers.

E is wordy.

Kudos [?]: 204 [0], given: 0

Director
Joined: 23 Jun 2005
Posts: 838

Kudos [?]: 87 [0], given: 1

GMAT 1: 740 Q48 V42

### Show Tags

01 Nov 2006, 22:26
D
A) because they are genetically engineered does not make it any more likely for plants to
- "they", "plants" - plural contradicts with "weed" singular later in the sentence.

B) because it is genetically engineered does not make a plant any more likely to
- "because" and "does not make" - somehow these two don't jive.

C) being genetically engineered does not make it any more likely that plants will
- plural vs singular problem

D) being genetically engineered does not make a plant any more likely to
- CORRECT

E) being genetically engineered does not make a plant any more likely that it will become
- wordy

Kudos [?]: 87 [0], given: 1

Senior Manager
Joined: 17 Oct 2006
Posts: 432

Kudos [?]: 31 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

01 Nov 2006, 22:38
Between B and D....Why does 'Because' and 'doesn't make' live together?

Under time pressure I would have picked up B since I read that a choice having 'being' is almost always wrong.

Could some one explain more on this?

Kudos [?]: 31 [0], given: 0

Senior Manager
Joined: 01 Oct 2006
Posts: 493

Kudos [?]: 42 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

01 Nov 2006, 23:10
arjsingh1976 wrote:
Between B and D....Why does 'Because' and 'doesn't make' live together?

Under time pressure I would have picked up B since I read that a choice having 'being' is almost always wrong.

Could some one explain more on this?

If you flip the sentence According to X being is much better than According to X because....

Kudos [?]: 42 [0], given: 0

Manager
Joined: 29 Aug 2006
Posts: 156

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

### Show Tags

02 Nov 2006, 00:00
yogeshsheth wrote:
arjsingh1976 wrote:
Between B and D....Why does 'Because' and 'doesn't make' live together?

Under time pressure I would have picked up B since I read that a choice having 'being' is almost always wrong.

Could some one explain more on this?

If you flip the sentence According to X being is much better than According to X because....

Thanks!...I too struggle with such sentences...B made perfect sense to me intially till I read your post.

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

Senior Manager
Joined: 05 Jun 2005
Posts: 448

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

### Show Tags

04 Nov 2006, 01:37
Thanks guys, it is D
and yes this is from GMATPREP

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

04 Nov 2006, 01:37
Display posts from previous: Sort by

# Simply because they are genetically engineered does not make

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®.