GMAT Question of the Day - Daily to your Mailbox; hard ones only

It is currently 13 Oct 2019, 16:31

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

Since ostriches cannot fly, their wings are very different from other

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

Hide Tags

Find Similar Topics 
Manager
Manager
avatar
P
Status: To infinity and beyond
Joined: 26 Sep 2017
Posts: 243
Location: India
Concentration: Finance, Technology
GMAT 1: 660 Q50 V30
GPA: 3.31
WE: Engineering (Computer Software)
Reviews Badge
Since ostriches cannot fly, their wings are very different from other  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post Updated on: 25 Apr 2018, 13:34
2
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  45% (medium)

Question Stats:

45% (00:34) correct 55% (00:37) wrong based on 189 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

Since ostriches cannot fly, their wings are very different from other birds.


A from other birds.
B from other birds'.
C from that of other birds.
D than those of birds.
E than is other birds

Source:Crackverbal

_________________
Please give kudos if you like my post.Thanks

Originally posted by devikeerthansr on 25 Apr 2018, 03:27.
Last edited by devikeerthansr on 25 Apr 2018, 13:34, edited 1 time in total.
Manager
Manager
User avatar
B
Joined: 26 Sep 2017
Posts: 95
Re: Since ostriches cannot fly, their wings are very different from other  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 25 Apr 2018, 06:28
devikeerthansr wrote:
Since ostriches cannot fly, their wings are very different from other birds.


A from other birds.
B from other birds.
C from that of other birds.
D than those of birds.
E than is other birds

Source:Crackverbal


option A and B are same ,
option B might be* from those of other birds*.
SVP
SVP
User avatar
V
Status: It's near - I can see.
Joined: 13 Apr 2013
Posts: 1687
Location: India
Concentration: International Business, Operations
Schools: INSEAD Jan '19
GPA: 3.01
WE: Engineering (Real Estate)
Reviews Badge CAT Tests
Re: Since ostriches cannot fly, their wings are very different from other  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 25 Apr 2018, 07:20
devikeerthansr wrote:
Since ostriches cannot fly, their wings are very different from other birds.



A from other birds.
B from other birds.
C from that of other birds.
D than those of birds.
E than is other birds

B is not correct devikeerthansr

A and B are not correct as both are comparing "wings" with "other birds".

D is clearly out as it is using just "birds' in general.

D and E are also using "than" at place of "from". IMO this is wrong as we need "different from" to show comparison of two similar things.

I don't see any problem with C other than the use of "that" to describe "wings", which is of a living being.

_________________
"Do not watch clock; Do what it does. KEEP GOING."
Manager
Manager
avatar
P
Status: To infinity and beyond
Joined: 26 Sep 2017
Posts: 243
Location: India
Concentration: Finance, Technology
GMAT 1: 660 Q50 V30
GPA: 3.31
WE: Engineering (Computer Software)
Reviews Badge
Re: Since ostriches cannot fly, their wings are very different from other  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 25 Apr 2018, 13:36
QZ wrote:
devikeerthansr wrote:
Since ostriches cannot fly, their wings are very different from other birds.



A from other birds.
B from other birds.
C from that of other birds.
D than those of birds.
E than is other birds

B is not correct devikeerthansr

A and B are not correct as both are comparing "wings" with "other birds".

D is clearly out as it is using just "birds' in general.

D and E are also using "than" at place of "from". IMO this is wrong as we need "different from" to show comparison of two similar things.

I don't see any problem with C other than the use of "that" to describe "wings", which is of a living being.


I have corrected it to : from other birds'
_________________
Please give kudos if you like my post.Thanks
Manager
Manager
avatar
B
Joined: 03 Oct 2016
Posts: 122
Since ostriches cannot fly, their wings are very different from other  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 25 Apr 2018, 14:19
devikeerthansr wrote:
Since ostriches cannot fly, their wings are very different from other birds.


A from other birds. - Incorrect. Comparison between wings and birds.

B from other birds'. - Correct. The sentence actually becomes "Since ostriches cannot fly, their wings are very different from other birds' (wings).

C from that of other birds. - Incorrect. "that" doesn't have a clear referent, if it refers to wings then it is incorrect because wings is plural.

D than those of birds. - Incorrect. "Different from" seems to be the correct form here. "those" seems to refer to wings which looks correct to me. Even then the sentence will be than wings of birds which is illogical.

E than is other birds - Incorrect. Comparison between wings and birds.

Answer: (B).
_________________
:-) Non-Allergic To Kudos :-)
Manager
Manager
User avatar
G
Joined: 01 Jan 2018
Posts: 153
Since ostriches cannot fly, their wings are very different from other  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 27 Apr 2018, 05:25
IMO both options B and C are grammatically correct, because of conciseness B is the winner.

Posted from my mobile device
_________________
kudos please if it helped you.
Manager
Manager
avatar
S
Joined: 24 Sep 2011
Posts: 94
GMAT ToolKit User Reviews Badge
Re: Since ostriches cannot fly, their wings are very different from other  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 27 Apr 2018, 06:40
Hello

Quick clarification. May be dave13 and emockus can help.

In option B we don't have the word "wings" mentioned at the end. So we don't need to include the entity whose possession we are too.

In option C: Can that not refer to the wings of birds? if it can then why is it wrong.
_________________
1. Well Begun is Half done
2. He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes; he who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.
3. The night is darkest just before the dawn
Manager
Manager
avatar
B
Joined: 03 Oct 2016
Posts: 122
Re: Since ostriches cannot fly, their wings are very different from other  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 27 Apr 2018, 07:03
Rocket7 wrote:
Hello

Quick clarification. May be dave13 and emockus can help.

In option B we don't have the word "wings" mentioned at the end. So we don't need to include the entity whose possession we are too.


In option C: Can that not refer to the wings of birds? if it can then why is it wrong. - If I can answer :-) "that" always refer to singular so here "that" cannot refer to "wings" hence, C is out.
_________________
:-) Non-Allergic To Kudos :-)
Manager
Manager
User avatar
S
Joined: 23 Dec 2011
Posts: 54
CAT Tests
Re: Since ostriches cannot fly, their wings are very different from other  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 27 Apr 2018, 08:02
A from other birds. – Comparing wings to birds.
B from other birds'. – Comparing wings to wings. - Correct
C from that of other birds. – Wings is plural and here “that” refers to plural “wings”.
D than those of birds. – wrong comparison.
E than is other birds. – Incorrect and doesn’t make any sense.
VP
VP
User avatar
D
Joined: 09 Mar 2016
Posts: 1232
Since ostriches cannot fly, their wings are very different from other  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 27 Apr 2018, 08:55
Rocket7 wrote:
Hello

Quick clarification. May be dave13 and emockus can help.

In option B we don't have the word "wings" mentioned at the end. So we don't need to include the entity whose possession we are too.

In option C: Can that not refer to the wings of birds? if it can then why is it wrong.



Hey there Rocket7 :)

first of all lets increase font size to see the details :)

Since ostriches cannot fly, their wings are very different from other birds.


A from other birds.
B from other birds'.
C from that of other birds.
D than those of birds.
E than is other birds



option Acompares wings to birds

B- compares wings to wings --- Why ? ---? B from other birds'. it doesnt say just

birds

but it says

birds`




C, D and E are clrealy out

is it clea now? :)

have a great weekend :)
Manager
Manager
User avatar
G
Joined: 01 Jan 2018
Posts: 153
Since ostriches cannot fly, their wings are very different from other  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 29 Apr 2018, 22:19
Rocket7 wrote:
Hello

Quick clarification. May be dave13 and emockus can help.

In option B we don't have the word "wings" mentioned at the end. So we don't need to include the entity whose possession we are too.

In option C: Can that not refer to the wings of birds? if it can then why is it wrong.

Hi Rocket7
That can refer back to wings. For better clarity please check the link-
https://www.manhattanprep.com/gmat/foru ... 16364.html

Posted from my mobile device
_________________
kudos please if it helped you.
Manager
Manager
User avatar
G
Status: EAT SLEEP GMAT REPEAT!
Joined: 28 Sep 2016
Posts: 143
Location: India
GMAT ToolKit User Reviews Badge
Re: Since ostriches cannot fly, their wings are very different from other  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 02 May 2018, 09:04
different from is correct in the current context.
D and E are Out.In A the comparison is absurd and in C that is wrong, we need plural those to refer wings.Hence, B is the answer.

+1 if this helps!

devikeerthansr wrote:
Since ostriches cannot fly, their wings are very different from other birds.


A from other birds.
B from other birds'.
C from that of other birds.
D than those of birds.
E than is other birds

Source:Crackverbal

_________________
Regards,
Adi
Director
Director
avatar
P
Joined: 02 Oct 2017
Posts: 720
Re: Since ostriches cannot fly, their wings are very different from other  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 13 May 2018, 23:12
Differ from is correct idiom

Sentence says - ostrich cannot fly as their wings are different from wings of other birds

Choices



A from other birds.- compare wings not wings with birds.Incorrect

B from other birds'.- possessive is used here so wings of ostrich are compared with wings of Bird . correct

C from that of other birds- wings require those.incorrect

D than those of birds- differ from is right usage

E than is other birds- same as D


Give kudos if it helps

Posted from my mobile device
_________________
Give kudos if you like the post
GMAT Club Bot
Re: Since ostriches cannot fly, their wings are very different from other   [#permalink] 13 May 2018, 23:12
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Since ostriches cannot fly, their wings are very different from other

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





Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne