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

It is currently 16 Jul 2018, 13:33

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

Tektites, which may have been propelled to Earth from lunar

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Joined: 25 Nov 2006
Posts: 333
Schools: St Gallen, Cambridge, HEC Montreal
Tektites, which may have been propelled to Earth from lunar [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 27 Jan 2009, 04:28
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

0% (00:00) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 0 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

Tektites, which may have been propelled to Earth from lunar volcanoes, are much like the volcanic glass obsidian, but their chemical composition is different than any terrestrial lava; they contain far less water than obsidian does and none of its characteristic microcrystals.
(A) is different than any terrestrial lava; they contain
(B) is different than any terrestrial lava’s, containing
(C) is different from that of any terrestrial lava; they contain
(D) differs from any terrestrial lava in containing
(E) differs from that of any terrestrial lava’s, containing

--== Message from GMAT Club Team ==--

This is not a quality discussion. It has been retired.

If you would like to discuss this question please re-post it in the respective forum. Thank you!

To review the GMAT Club's Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow these links: Quantitative | Verbal Please note - we may remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines. Thank you.
VP
VP
avatar
Joined: 17 Jun 2008
Posts: 1477
Re: SC Question - 10 PT 55 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 27 Jan 2009, 04:52
C for correct usage of "different from" and also parallelism "Tektites are much like.....but ....chemical composition is different from....".
SVP
SVP
User avatar
Joined: 07 Nov 2007
Posts: 1733
Location: New York
Re: SC Question - 10 PT 55 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 27 Jan 2009, 15:00
lumone wrote:
Tektites, which may have been propelled to Earth from lunar volcanoes, are much like the volcanic glass obsidian, but their chemical composition is different than any terrestrial lava; they contain far less water than obsidian does and none of its characteristic microcrystals.
(A) is different than any terrestrial lava; they contain
(B) is different than any terrestrial lava’s, containing
(C) is different from that of any terrestrial lava; they contain
(D) differs from any terrestrial lava in containing
(E) differs from that of any terrestrial lava’s, containing


differ from -- looks more idiomatic.

A,D,E
improper comparision
A,D - comparing "composition of Tektites" with "terrestrial lava"
E -- comparing "composition of Tektites" with " composition of terrestrial lava's"


Also B,D,E distorts the original meaning.
distorted meaning: terrestrial lava/lava's contains/containing far less water"
original setence .. "they" (Tektites) contain far less water"

C -- is the best and compares properly.

"composition of Tektites" with "that (composition) of terrestrial lava"
_________________

Your attitude determines your altitude
Smiling wins more friends than frowning

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Joined: 25 Nov 2006
Posts: 333
Schools: St Gallen, Cambridge, HEC Montreal
Re: SC Question - 10 PT 55 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 28 Jan 2009, 05:57
OA is C

Thanks guys, I understand now. :)

--== Message from GMAT Club Team ==--

This is not a quality discussion. It has been retired.

If you would like to discuss this question please re-post it in the respective forum. Thank you!

To review the GMAT Club's Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow these links: Quantitative | Verbal Please note - we may remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines. Thank you.
Re: SC Question - 10 PT 55   [#permalink] 28 Jan 2009, 05:57
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Tektites, which may have been propelled to Earth from lunar

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

Events & Promotions

PREV
NEXT


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®.