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

 It is currently 17 Sep 2019, 22:50

### 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

# States have changed the way they finance education, allocating funds

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Manager
Joined: 02 May 2019
Posts: 63
States have changed the way they finance education, allocating funds  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

07 May 2019, 22:22
1
2
00:00

Difficulty:

35% (medium)

Question Stats:

56% (00:57) correct 44% (00:59) wrong based on 252 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

States have changed the way they finance education, allocating funds in extreme specified manners rather than in large chunks.

A. allocating funds in extreme specified manners

B. allocating funds in extremely specific manners

C. allocating funds in extremely specified manners

D. allocating funds in extreme specific manners

E. allocating funds for extreme specified manners
CrackVerbal Verbal Expert
Joined: 04 Sep 2018
Posts: 177
Re: States have changed the way they finance education, allocating funds  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

08 May 2019, 06:38
Quote:
States have changed the way they finance education, allocating funds in extreme specified manners rather than in large chunks.

A. allocating funds in extreme specified manners

B. allocating funds in extremely specific manners

C. allocating funds in extremely specified manners

D. allocating funds in extreme specific manners

E. allocating funds for extreme specified manners

The right answer here should be B imo. These shorter sentences can sometimes be very tricky, so its best to look for errors and go about eliminating options

The sentence talks about the manner of allocating funds, not what those funds are going to be used for. Hence, "allocating funds for..." in Option E is incorrect.

The next point of issue is with specific/specified. The key here is with the meaning of the sentence, and in particular, the non underlined portion. We see that a contrast is drawn against "large chunks". Hence, we're looking for the word 'specific', which deals with minute amounts, over 'specified', which simply means stated. This subtle shift in meaning allows us to eliminate options A and D.

Finally, the toss up between B and C can be solved by the difference between an adjective and adverb. The extremity being spoken of applies to the specific nature of the manner. "Specific" is an adjective that refers to the manner, but "extreme(ly)" refers to the specific nature, and should therefore be an adverb. Hence, extremely wins out, and we can eliminate Option D.

This leaves us with B, which is the correct option.

- Matoo
_________________
CEO
Joined: 15 Jul 2015
Posts: 3035
Location: India
GMAT 1: 780 Q50 V51
GRE 1: Q170 V169
Re: States have changed the way they finance education, allocating funds  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

08 May 2019, 22:31
Fakhruddin22 wrote:
States have changed the way they finance education, allocating funds in extreme specified manners rather than in large chunks.

A. allocating funds in extreme specified manners

B. allocating funds in extremely specific manners

C. allocating funds in extremely specified manners

D. allocating funds in extreme specific manners

E. allocating funds for extreme specified manners
What is the source of this question? I have never heard or seen manner used like this (manners).
_________________
Intern
Joined: 08 Jul 2019
Posts: 6
Re: States have changed the way they finance education, allocating funds  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

22 Aug 2019, 21:57
can some one explain extreme vs extremely
CrackVerbal Verbal Expert
Joined: 04 Sep 2018
Posts: 177
Re: States have changed the way they finance education, allocating funds  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

23 Aug 2019, 01:48
Varunpatnana wrote:
can some one explain extreme vs extremely

"Extreme" is an adjective. This means that it must describe a noun or a pronoun.

"Extremely" is an adverb. This means that it will generally describe a verb or an adjective, but it can describe anything that is not a noun/pronoun.

Here, the word 'extremely' refers to the specific nature of the manner. Since specific itself is an adjective for the manner, the correct usage here is 'extremely'.

- Matoo
_________________
Re: States have changed the way they finance education, allocating funds   [#permalink] 23 Aug 2019, 01:48
Display posts from previous: Sort by