It is currently 21 Oct 2017, 11:01

### 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

# Some hospitals have doctors that take on different duties

Author Message
Senior Manager
Joined: 07 Nov 2009
Posts: 304

Kudos [?]: 685 [0], given: 20

Some hospitals have doctors that take on different duties [#permalink]

### Show Tags

04 Aug 2010, 00:44
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

19% (00:56) correct 81% (00:47) wrong based on 21 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

Some hospitals have doctors that take on different duties such as monitoring the wards, to act as a guardian sounding a warning at the first sign of a patient in danger, and receiving new patients who require hospitalization.

A to act as a guardian sounding
B to act as guardians and to sound
C to act as guardians and sound
D acting as guardians and to sound
E acting as guardians and sounding

I dont have the OA. IMO between B and E. I will go with E.
Pls explain ur ans.

Kudos [?]: 685 [0], given: 20

Manager
Joined: 25 Jul 2010
Posts: 115

Kudos [?]: 38 [0], given: 10

Location: United States

### Show Tags

04 Aug 2010, 03:44
rohitgoel15 wrote:
Some hospitals have doctors that take on different duties such as monitoring the wards, to act as a guardian sounding a warning at the first sign of a patient in danger, and receiving new patients who require hospitalization.

A to act as a guardian sounding
B to act as guardians and to sound
C to act as guardians and sound
D acting as guardians and to sound
E acting as guardians and sounding

I dont have the OA. IMO between B and E. I will go with E.
Pls explain ur ans.

IMO E.
"monitoring"
"to act"
"receiving"
E appropriatey changes "to act" to "acting"

Kudos [?]: 38 [0], given: 10

Manager
Joined: 06 Jul 2010
Posts: 102

Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 9

### Show Tags

04 Aug 2010, 04:52
IMO its C.. I believe the second 'to' is not needed..

Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 9

Manager
Joined: 12 Jun 2007
Posts: 124

Kudos [?]: 78 [0], given: 2

### Show Tags

04 Aug 2010, 09:00
why not D ???

monitoring the ward, acting as guardian and to sound parallel

Kudos [?]: 78 [0], given: 2

Manager
Status: swimming against the current
Joined: 24 Jul 2009
Posts: 240

Kudos [?]: 113 [0], given: 30

Location: Chennai, India

### Show Tags

05 Aug 2010, 21:56
rohitgoel15 wrote:
Some hospitals have doctors that take on different duties such as monitoring the wards, to act as a guardian sounding a warning at the first sign of a patient in danger, and receiving new patients who require hospitalization.

A to act as a guardian sounding
B to act as guardians and to sound
C to act as guardians and sound
D acting as guardians and to sound
E acting as guardians and sounding

I dont have the OA. IMO between B and E. I will go with E.
Pls explain ur ans.

I am with D, for Parallelism - Monitoring, acting and recieving , A, B and C are out.
E out for Superficial Parallelism, E distorts the meaning by making Sounding parallel with to other actions.
_________________

Gonna make it this time

Kudos [?]: 113 [0], given: 30

Retired Moderator
Status: I wish!
Joined: 21 May 2010
Posts: 784

Kudos [?]: 479 [0], given: 33

### Show Tags

06 Aug 2010, 03:04
I'm with E.

Can you please explain in detail, how you figured out this is superficial parallelism?

Thank you.
_________________

http://drambedkarbooks.com/

Kudos [?]: 479 [0], given: 33

Manager
Joined: 18 Feb 2010
Posts: 171

Kudos [?]: 234 [1], given: 0

Schools: ISB

### Show Tags

06 Aug 2010, 03:14
1
KUDOS
rohitgoel15 wrote:
Some hospitals have doctors that take on different duties such as monitoring the wards, to act as a guardian sounding a warning at the first sign of a patient in danger, and receiving new patients who require hospitalization.

A to act as a guardian sounding
B to act as guardians and to sound
C to act as guardians and sound
D acting as guardians and to sound
E acting as guardians and sounding

I dont have the OA. IMO between B and E. I will go with E.
Pls explain ur ans.

Without doubt "D"

Some hospitals have doctors that take on different duties such as monitoring the wards, to act as a guardian sounding a warning at the first sign of a patient in danger, and receiving new patients who require hospitalization.

"to act as a guardian sounding a warning at the first sign of a patient in danger"
should modify monitoring the wards therefore we need "acting as guardians " and not "to act as guardians".

E is a trap of misleading parallelism where acting and sounding have been made parrallel without any good reasons....The sentence should be to sound a warning not sounding a warning....

Hope this helps !!!
_________________

CONSIDER AWARDING KUDOS IF MY POST HELPS !!!

Kudos [?]: 234 [1], given: 0

Intern
Joined: 03 Jun 2010
Posts: 29

Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 4

### Show Tags

06 Aug 2010, 13:04
rohitgoel15 wrote:
Some hospitals have doctors that take on different duties such as monitoring the wards, to act as a guardian sounding a warning at the first sign of a patient in danger, and receiving new patients who require hospitalization.

A to act as a guardian sounding
B to act as guardians and to sound
C to act as guardians and sound
D acting as guardians and to sound
E acting as guardians and sounding

I dont have the OA. IMO between B and E. I will go with E.
Pls explain ur ans.

Some hospitals have doctors that take on different duties such as [highlight]monitoring[/highlight] the wards, [highlight]acting[/highlight] as guardians and to sound at the first sign of a patient in danger, [highlight]and receiving[/highlight] new patients who require hospitalization.

'and sounding' is wrong as the list does not ends there.

Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 4

Manager
Status: Mesmerized
Joined: 24 Jan 2010
Posts: 174

Kudos [?]: 127 [0], given: 12

Location: UAE, Dubai

### Show Tags

07 Aug 2010, 03:24
rohitgoel15 wrote:
Some hospitals have doctors that take on different duties such as monitoring the wards, to act as a guardian sounding a warning at the first sign of a patient in danger, and receiving new patients who require hospitalization.

A to act as a guardian sounding
B to act as guardians and to sound
C to act as guardians and sound
D acting as guardians and to sound
E acting as guardians and sounding

I dont have the OA. IMO between B and E. I will go with E.
Pls explain ur ans.

I'll go with B
here is what I think:
B is right because of parallelism between to act and to sound, on the other hand c is creating parallelism between guardian and sound, which doesn't make any sense, if you go with d or e "acting" is an adverb modifying the previous clause but it doesn't make any sense with the subject (some hospitals), and you shouldn't make it parallel with monitoring, because the underlined phrase is describing the act of monitoring. The last AND in the sentence should give us a hint of what elements we need to make them parallel.
_________________

Nanquam Fractum

Kudos [?]: 127 [0], given: 12

Manager
Joined: 18 Oct 2008
Posts: 187

Kudos [?]: 29 [0], given: 11

### Show Tags

07 Aug 2010, 07:20
should be D.

Almost all the options are debated.
Need experts help here.

Kudos [?]: 29 [0], given: 11

Senior Manager
Joined: 20 Jul 2010
Posts: 257

Kudos [?]: 101 [0], given: 9

### Show Tags

07 Aug 2010, 08:30
IMO E. "And" before sound makes me think it should be parralel with others. Hence 'sounding'
_________________

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

Kudos [?]: 101 [0], given: 9

Manager
Status: Mesmerized
Joined: 24 Jan 2010
Posts: 174

Kudos [?]: 127 [0], given: 12

Location: UAE, Dubai

### Show Tags

07 Aug 2010, 11:50
from where did you get this question
_________________

Nanquam Fractum

Kudos [?]: 127 [0], given: 12

Manager
Joined: 21 Jul 2010
Posts: 55

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

Location: currently in Taiwan
Schools: Top Taiwanese university

### Show Tags

07 Aug 2010, 15:51
Some hospitals have doctors that take on different duties such as monitoring the wards, to act as a guardian sounding a warning at the first sign of a patient in danger, and receiving new patients who require hospitalization.

A to act as a guardian sounding
B to act as guardians and to sound i feel that ''sounding'' is used to modify the ''guardians''
C to act as guardians and (lacks to) sound
D acting as guardians and to sound unparellel
E acting as guardians and sounding

my choice is A? wierd?

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

Intern
Joined: 15 Aug 2010
Posts: 14

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

### Show Tags

01 Sep 2010, 05:43
I go for 'D' below is my explanation -
A to act as a guardian sounding - not llel to moniterting and recieving
B to act as guardians and to sound - not llel to moniterting and recieving
C to act as guardians and sound - not llel to moniterting and recieving
D acting as guardians and to sound - Correct
E acting as guardians and sounding - it is llel but it sounds like two roles acting, sounding).
If i am wrong, could someone explain in detail.
Thanks

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

Manager
Joined: 21 Aug 2009
Posts: 53

Kudos [?]: 24 [0], given: 19

### Show Tags

01 Sep 2010, 06:02
Stuck between D & E.

Would like to point out that the 'and' conjunction used in between brings the reason of doubt.
D would sound better if it had been as ' acting as guardians to sound'. But that is not mentioned.

E sounds better as it is parallel ( acting/ sounding and receiving). Also, as the rule goes in GMAT we need to pick the best among the options we have.
So would go for E.

Kudos [?]: 24 [0], given: 19

Director
Status: Apply - Last Chance
Affiliations: IIT, Purdue, PhD, TauBetaPi
Joined: 18 Jul 2010
Posts: 681

Kudos [?]: 168 [0], given: 15

Schools: Wharton, Sloan, Chicago, Haas
WE 1: 8 years in Oil&Gas

### Show Tags

01 Sep 2010, 14:42
Why does the original poster not give the source and OA. It is confusing to read everybody's opinion if we don't know who is right..

Posted from my mobile device
_________________

Consider kudos, they are good for health

Kudos [?]: 168 [0], given: 15

Director
Status: Apply - Last Chance
Affiliations: IIT, Purdue, PhD, TauBetaPi
Joined: 18 Jul 2010
Posts: 681

Kudos [?]: 168 [0], given: 15

Schools: Wharton, Sloan, Chicago, Haas
WE 1: 8 years in Oil&Gas

### Show Tags

01 Sep 2010, 14:45
surjoy wrote:
rohitgoel15 wrote:
Some hospitals have doctors that take on different duties such as monitoring the wards, to act as a guardian sounding a warning at the first sign of a patient in danger, and receiving new patients who require hospitalization.

A to act as a guardian sounding
B to act as guardians and to sound
C to act as guardians and sound
D acting as guardians and to sound
E acting as guardians and sounding

I dont have the OA. IMO between B and E. I will go with E.
Pls explain ur ans.

Some hospitals have doctors that take on different duties such as [highlight]monitoring[/highlight] the wards, [highlight]acting[/highlight] as guardians and to sound at the first sign of a patient in danger, [highlight]and receiving[/highlight] new patients who require hospitalization.

'and sounding' is wrong as the list does not ends there.

>> why do I need acting as guardians and to sound? why is the and needed before to sound?
_________________

Consider kudos, they are good for health

Kudos [?]: 168 [0], given: 15

Senior Manager
Status: Can't give up
Joined: 20 Dec 2009
Posts: 306

Kudos [?]: 36 [0], given: 35

### Show Tags

01 Sep 2010, 19:10
IMO :
A to act as a guardian sounding > to act is not parallel. sounding is not parallel
B to act as guardians and to sound > to act is not parallel.
C to act as guardians and sound > to act is not parallel
D acting as guardians and to sound > here "acting" and "to sound" both are parallel -correct
E acting as guardians and sounding > sounding not parallel

Kudos [?]: 36 [0], given: 35

Director
Status: Apply - Last Chance
Affiliations: IIT, Purdue, PhD, TauBetaPi
Joined: 18 Jul 2010
Posts: 681

Kudos [?]: 168 [0], given: 15

Schools: Wharton, Sloan, Chicago, Haas
WE 1: 8 years in Oil&Gas

### Show Tags

01 Sep 2010, 19:59
how is "acting" and "to sound" parallel? can you explain?
_________________

Consider kudos, they are good for health

Kudos [?]: 168 [0], given: 15

Manager
Status: Mesmerized
Joined: 24 Jan 2010
Posts: 174

Kudos [?]: 127 [0], given: 12

Location: UAE, Dubai

### Show Tags

24 Sep 2010, 06:20
I'll go with A (I dont know what the hell I was thinking in my initial post)
A to act as a guardian sounding
Between A and C, the decision of which one to choose depends on logic, are the doctors who are monitoring have two duties (which guarding and sounding) or only one duty that is guarding(and the only duty for the guard is to sound a warning) I would think the latter, otherwise what are they janitors guarding the hospital from I dont know thieves.
B to act as guardians and to sound
C to act as guardians and sound
There is no difference between B and C, both of them have the same structure
D acting as guardians and to sound
There is no way this can be the right answer, because of the presence of the AND both Sound and act has to be parallel, and you cant parallel infinitive with a participle even if they were both NOUNS or ADJECTIVES.
E acting as guardians and sounding
If you want to parallel MONITORING with ACTING, SOUNDING and RECEIVING then the AND before SOUNDING shouldn't exist.

_________________

Nanquam Fractum

Kudos [?]: 127 [0], given: 12

Re: Some hospitals   [#permalink] 24 Sep 2010, 06:20

Go to page    1   2    Next  [ 25 posts ]

Display posts from previous: Sort by