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

It is currently 11 Dec 2018, 02:04

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 in December
PrevNext
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
2526272829301
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
303112345
Open Detailed Calendar
  • Free GMAT Prep Hour

     December 11, 2018

     December 11, 2018

     09:00 PM EST

     10:00 PM EST

    Strategies and techniques for approaching featured GMAT topics. December 11 at 9 PM EST.
  • The winning strategy for 700+ on the GMAT

     December 13, 2018

     December 13, 2018

     08:00 AM PST

     09:00 AM PST

    What people who reach the high 700's do differently? We're going to share insights, tips and strategies from data we collected on over 50,000 students who used examPAL.

So called green taxes, which exact a price for the use of polluting or

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

Hide Tags

Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 01 Aug 2008
Posts: 559
So called green taxes, which exact a price for the use of polluting or  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post Updated on: 30 Nov 2018, 03:33
10
54
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  55% (hard)

Question Stats:

56% (00:37) correct 44% (00:53) wrong based on 819 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

So called green taxes, which exact a price for the use of polluting or nonrenewable fuels, are having a positive effect on the environment and natural resource base of countries as varied as China, the Netherlands, and Hungary.

(A) as varied as
(B) as varied as are
(C) as varied as those of
(D) that are as varied as
(E) that are varied as are

Originally posted by ugimba on 05 Mar 2009, 19:12.
Last edited by Bunuel on 30 Nov 2018, 03:33, edited 2 times in total.
Renamed the topic and edited the question.
Most Helpful Community Reply
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 04 Sep 2008
Posts: 225
Location: Kolkata
Schools: La Martiniere for Boys
Re: So called green taxes, which exact a price for the use of polluting or  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post Updated on: 05 Mar 2009, 19:36
4
1
IMO A

I think 'that' ambiguously refers to the environment and natural base as well as to countries. So, it should be avoided.
_________________

Thanks
rampuria


Originally posted by rampuria on 05 Mar 2009, 19:34.
Last edited by rampuria on 05 Mar 2009, 19:36, edited 1 time in total.
General Discussion
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 06 Mar 2006
Posts: 458
Re: So called green taxes, which exact a price for the use of polluting or  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 05 Mar 2009, 19:35
2
ugimba wrote:
so called green taxes, which exact a price for the use of polluting or nonrenewable fuels, are having a positive effect on the environment and natural resource base of countries as varied as china, the Netherlands, and Hungary.

a) as varied as
b) as varied as are
c) as varied as those of
d) that are as varied as
e) that are varied as are

please explain


as varied as modifies countries. China, the Netherlands, and Hungary are all countries; therefore, you don't need to add anything else. A is correct as it is.
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 01 Mar 2009
Posts: 343
Location: PDX
Re: So called green taxes, which exact a price for the use of polluting or  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 05 Mar 2009, 23:05
4
I'll go with D

My analogy ... boys as smart as Jon, Jack and Sam - is wrong
boys who are as smart as Jon, Jack and Sam - is right.

Though the common noun is being modified the references are given to proper nouns.
_________________

In the land of the night, the chariot of the sun is drawn by the grateful dead

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 27 May 2008
Posts: 179
Re: So called green taxes, which exact a price for the use of polluting or  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 07 Mar 2009, 03:17
1
ugimba wrote:
so called green taxes, which exact a price for the use of polluting or nonrenewable fuels, are having a positive effect on the environment and natural resource base of countries as varied as china, the Netherlands, and Hungary.

a) as varied as
b) as varied as are
c) as varied as those of
d) that are as varied as
e) that are varied as are

please explain



hmm.. Ok So there is a tie between A and D

i am going for A

Here the subject is green taxes
so called green taxes, which exact a price for the use of polluting or nonrenewable fuels, are having a positive effect on the environment and natural resource base of countries as varied as china, the Netherlands, and Hungary. -- no change to the meaning of the sentence.

Now, green taxes are having positive effects on X and Y.
Y - countries such as x,y,z.

here "as varied as" used for listing the countries.

Also in D, "that" could potentially point to countries or green taxes.
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 29 Jun 2011
Posts: 113
WE 1: Information Technology(Retail)
Re: So called green taxes, which exact a price for the use of polluting or  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 31 Oct 2011, 05:08
1
So called green taxes, which exact a price for the use of polluting or non renewable fuels, are having a positive effect on the environment and natural resource base of countries as varied as China, the Netherlands and Hungary.

A) As varied as- Correct, as varied as refers to countries correctly.
B) As varied as are- are is redundant
C) As varied as those of- as those of seems to refer to environment and natural resources and not countries.
D) That are as varied as- as is redundant
E) That are varied as are - that...are is not required.
Intern
Intern
User avatar
Joined: 04 Jun 2012
Posts: 3
Location: India
Concentration: Marketing, Entrepreneurship
Schools: ISB '16 (S), NUS '16
WE: Design (Retail)
Re: So called green taxes, which exact a price for the use of polluting or  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 27 Dec 2014, 01:23
I also thought that the sentence is refering to resources rather than countries hence my answer choice was C.
Please anyone provide a proper answer for eleminating C
Retired Moderator
User avatar
Joined: 15 Jun 2012
Posts: 1021
Location: United States
Premium Member
Re: So called green taxes, which exact a price for the use of polluting or  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 27 Dec 2014, 11:18
1
sudheer12 wrote:
I also thought that the sentence is refering to resources rather than countries hence my answer choice was C.
Please anyone provide a proper answer for eleminating C


Hello Sudheer12

There are two ways to eliminate C.

#1: Meaning.
In C, "those" technically refers to "resource base". Let replace "those" by "resource base" and see:

So-called green taxes are having a positive effect on the environmental and natural resource base of countries as varied as resource base of China, the Netherlands, and Hungary.

Let re-read the sentence and you'll see the duplicity. Why we need "of countries"? The revised C should be:
So-called green taxes are having a positive effect on the environmental and natural resource base of China, the Netherlands, and Hungary.
That's it, because you don't compare anything here.

#2: Grammars.
"those" is 100% wrong because "resource base" is SINGULAR. Technically, "those" MUST be replaced by "that".

Hope it helps.
_________________

Please +1 KUDO if my post helps. Thank you.

"Designing cars consumes you; it has a hold on your spirit which is incredibly powerful. It's not something you can do part time, you have do it with all your heart and soul or you're going to get it wrong."

Chris Bangle - Former BMW Chief of Design.

VP
VP
User avatar
G
Joined: 27 Mar 2010
Posts: 1028
Location: Bangalore, India
Re: So called green taxes, which exact a price for the use of polluting or  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 28 Dec 2014, 07:41
1
sudheer12 wrote:
I also thought that the sentence is refering to resources rather than countries hence my answer choice was C.

Hi Sudheer, there is no resources present in the sentence; there is only resource base. Hence, the usage of those is anyway incorrect (since those can only refer to plural nouns, while resource base is singular).
_________________

Thanks,
Ashish
EducationAisle, Bangalore

Sentence Correction Nirvana available on Amazon.in and Flipkart

Now! Preview the entire Grammar Section of Sentence Correction Nirvana at pothi.com

Retired Moderator
avatar
B
Status: On a mountain of skulls, in the castle of pain, I sit on a throne of blood.
Joined: 30 Jul 2013
Posts: 330
GMAT ToolKit User Reviews Badge
Re: So called green taxes, which exact a price for the use of polluting or  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 20 Mar 2015, 04:15
Taking this discussion further, I picked C too.

IMO, the environmental and natural resource base of countries || "those of (names of countries).

It is the plural "environmental and natural resource base" that is compared here. Hence "those" should be correct.

My main concern is why should the countries be compared when logically the "the environmental and natural resource base of countries" are bearing the impact of the "green taxes".

I am missing something crucial.
VP
VP
User avatar
G
Joined: 27 Mar 2010
Posts: 1028
Location: Bangalore, India
Re: So called green taxes, which exact a price for the use of polluting or  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 23 Mar 2015, 22:59
2
AmoyV wrote:
Taking this discussion further, I picked C too.

IMO, the environmental and natural resource base of countries || "those of (names of countries).

It is the plural "environmental and natural resource base" that is compared here. Hence "those" should be correct..

Hello Amoy, in the phrase environment and natural resource base, the noun is resource base (singular); environment and natural is just acting as adjective. If this is not immediately clear, perhaps you would have come across phrases such as social and political climate or social and economic climate, all of which are singular for the same reason.

Quote:
My main concern is why should the countries be compared when logically the "the environmental and natural resource base of countries" are bearing the impact of the "green taxes"

There is no comparison (at least in a classical sense), since according to the sentence, China, the Netherlands, and Hungary all have same/similar characteristic: positive effect of green taxes.

So, rather than just saying: ...resource base of countries (such) as China, the Netherlands, and Hungary, the sentence is just stressing that these are varied countries: ...resource base of countries as varied as China, the Netherlands, and Hungary.
_________________

Thanks,
Ashish
EducationAisle, Bangalore

Sentence Correction Nirvana available on Amazon.in and Flipkart

Now! Preview the entire Grammar Section of Sentence Correction Nirvana at pothi.com

VP
VP
User avatar
G
Joined: 27 Mar 2010
Posts: 1028
Location: Bangalore, India
Re: So called green taxes, which exact a price for the use of polluting or  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 30 Sep 2016, 08:32
1
Hi vabhs192003, would agree with you. When I scrolled up the thread, some posters have mentioned it as environmental (rather than environment).

Hence, the confusion.
_________________

Thanks,
Ashish
EducationAisle, Bangalore

Sentence Correction Nirvana available on Amazon.in and Flipkart

Now! Preview the entire Grammar Section of Sentence Correction Nirvana at pothi.com

Manager
Manager
avatar
B
Status: Manager to Damager!
Affiliations: MBA
Joined: 22 May 2014
Posts: 68
Location: United States
Schools: Insead July'17
Re: So called green taxes, which exact a price for the use of polluting or  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 01 Oct 2016, 19:02
ugimba wrote:
So called green taxes, which exact a price for the use of polluting or nonrenewable fuels, are having a positive effect on the environment and natural resource base of countries as varied as China, the Netherlands, and Hungary.

(A) as varied as
(B) as varied as are
(C) as varied as those of
(D) that are as varied as
(E) that are varied as are



The sentence is not written correctly..
environment should be environmental


>>>> So called green taxes, which exact a price for the use of polluting or nonrenewable fuels, are having a positive effect on the environmental and natural resource base of countries as varied as China, the Netherlands, and Hungary.
Retired Moderator
User avatar
S
Joined: 14 Dec 2013
Posts: 2964
Location: Germany
Schools: German MBA
GMAT 1: 780 Q50 V47
WE: Corporate Finance (Pharmaceuticals and Biotech)
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member Reviews Badge
Re: So called green taxes, which exact a price for the use of polluting or  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 02 Oct 2016, 11:29
MorningRunner wrote:
ugimba wrote:
So called green taxes, which exact a price for the use of polluting or nonrenewable fuels, are having a positive effect on the environment and natural resource base of countries as varied as China, the Netherlands, and Hungary.

(A) as varied as
(B) as varied as are
(C) as varied as those of
(D) that are as varied as
(E) that are varied as are



The sentence is not written correctly..
environment should be environmental


>>>> So called green taxes, which exact a price for the use of polluting or nonrenewable fuels, are having a positive effect on the environmental and natural resource base of countries as varied as China, the Netherlands, and Hungary.


No, "environment" is a noun, not adjective of "resource base". Hence "environment" is alright.

The positive effect is on two things:
1. Environment
2. Natural resource base
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
S
Joined: 24 Oct 2016
Posts: 268
Location: India
Concentration: Finance, International Business
Schools: IIMB
GMAT 1: 550 Q42 V28
GPA: 3.96
WE: Human Resources (Retail Banking)
Re: So called green taxes, which exact a price for the use of polluting or  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 12 Feb 2017, 21:40
hello expert,
please can you explain the reasoning behind the correct as well as the wrong answers, i was able to eliminate option D and E and at last choose C, i am confuse about whether we the sentence is talking about fuels or green taxes ?
need a fast reply..

thanks
Retired Moderator
User avatar
S
Joined: 14 Dec 2013
Posts: 2964
Location: Germany
Schools: German MBA
GMAT 1: 780 Q50 V47
WE: Corporate Finance (Pharmaceuticals and Biotech)
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member Reviews Badge
Re: So called green taxes, which exact a price for the use of polluting or  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 13 Feb 2017, 08:46
1
nks2611 wrote:
hello expert,
please can you explain the reasoning behind the correct as well as the wrong answers, i was able to eliminate option D and E and at last choose C, i am confuse about whether we the sentence is talking about fuels or green taxes ?
need a fast reply..

thanks


B. China, the Netherlands, and Hungary are not varied. Option B implies:
Countries are varied (true). China, the Netherlands, and Hungary are also varied (wrong). (Same reason to eliminate D.)

C. The pronoun "those" does not have an antecedent. If you consider "countries" the antecedent, then "countries of China, etc." does not make sense. "Those" as a relative pronoun is used to create a new copy of a noun in comparison structures (The cars I have are older than those you have; correct). However in option C, the usage of "those" is wrong.

Thus A is correct.


Your second query is not clear ("i am confuse about whether we the sentence is talking about fuels or green taxes") - the sentence is talking about both.
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 16 Sep 2016
Posts: 48
Re: So called green taxes, which exact a price for the use of polluting or  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 17 Feb 2017, 02:51
sayantanc2k wrote:
nks2611 wrote:
hello expert,
please can you explain the reasoning behind the correct as well as the wrong answers, i was able to eliminate option D and E and at last choose C, i am confuse about whether we the sentence is talking about fuels or green taxes ?
need a fast reply..

thanks


B. China, the Netherlands, and Hungary are not varied. Option B implies:
Countries are varied (true). China, the Netherlands, and Hungary are also varied (wrong). (Same reason to eliminate D.)

C. The pronoun "those" does not have an antecedent. If you consider "countries" the antecedent, then "countries of China, etc." does not make sense. "Those" as a relative pronoun is used to create a new copy of a noun in comparison structures (The cars I have are older than those you have; correct). However in option C, the usage of "those" is wrong.

Thus A is correct.

Your second query is not clear ("i am confuse about whether we the sentence is talking about fuels or green taxes") - the sentence is talking about both.



I do not really understand why D is incorrect.. Does "that" not simply specify which kind of country we mean ? countries THAT are as varied as china...
Retired Moderator
User avatar
S
Joined: 14 Dec 2013
Posts: 2964
Location: Germany
Schools: German MBA
GMAT 1: 780 Q50 V47
WE: Corporate Finance (Pharmaceuticals and Biotech)
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member Reviews Badge
Re: So called green taxes, which exact a price for the use of polluting or  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 17 Feb 2017, 05:51
1
asdfghjklasdfghj wrote:
sayantanc2k wrote:
nks2611 wrote:
hello expert,
please can you explain the reasoning behind the correct as well as the wrong answers, i was able to eliminate option D and E and at last choose C, i am confuse about whether we the sentence is talking about fuels or green taxes ?
need a fast reply..

thanks


B. China, the Netherlands, and Hungary are not varied. Option B implies:
Countries are varied (true). China, the Netherlands, and Hungary are also varied (wrong). (Same reason to eliminate D.)

C. The pronoun "those" does not have an antecedent. If you consider "countries" the antecedent, then "countries of China, etc." does not make sense. "Those" as a relative pronoun is used to create a new copy of a noun in comparison structures (The cars I have are older than those you have; correct). However in option C, the usage of "those" is wrong.

Thus A is correct.

Your second query is not clear ("i am confuse about whether we the sentence is talking about fuels or green taxes") - the sentence is talking about both.



I do not really understand why D is incorrect.. Does "that" not simply specify which kind of country we mean ? countries THAT are as varied as china...


D (like B) COMPARES "countries" with "China, the Netherlands, and Hungary". The implied meaning is:

Countries are varied.
China, Hungary and Netherland are also varied.
Both vary in similar manner.

Hence D (and B) are wrong.
Intern
Intern
avatar
S
Joined: 07 Apr 2013
Posts: 9
Re: So called green taxes, which exact a price for the use of polluting or  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 19 Feb 2017, 03:09
Could you please explain what is being compared?
Is it the taxes or the countries.
Please advice.
Retired Moderator
User avatar
S
Joined: 14 Dec 2013
Posts: 2964
Location: Germany
Schools: German MBA
GMAT 1: 780 Q50 V47
WE: Corporate Finance (Pharmaceuticals and Biotech)
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member Reviews Badge
Re: So called green taxes, which exact a price for the use of polluting or  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 19 Feb 2017, 05:57
1
1
pallavi01 wrote:
Could you please explain what is being compared?
Is it the taxes or the countries.
Please advice.


The point is that "as varied as" does NOT introduce a comparison here. The meaning implied is that the countries vary widely: from China to Hungary. Please refer to these posts:

https://gmatclub.com/forum/so-called-gr ... l#p1806912

https://gmatclub.com/forum/so-called-gr ... l#p1804624
GMAT Club Bot
Re: So called green taxes, which exact a price for the use of polluting or &nbs [#permalink] 19 Feb 2017, 05:57

Go to page    1   2    Next  [ 27 posts ] 

Display posts from previous: Sort by

So called green taxes, which exact a price for the use of polluting or

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


Copyright

GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy| 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®.