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

It is currently 27 Jun 2019, 01:30

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

The article on the subject of Colombian drug lords published in the Ec

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

Hide Tags

 
Retired Moderator
avatar
Joined: 29 Apr 2015
Posts: 831
Location: Switzerland
Concentration: Economics, Finance
Schools: LBS MIF '19
WE: Asset Management (Investment Banking)
GMAT ToolKit User
The article on the subject of Colombian drug lords published in the Ec  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 27 Jul 2015, 21:50
19
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  85% (hard)

Question Stats:

39% (01:21) correct 61% (01:20) wrong based on 394 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics


The article on the subject of Colombian drug lords published in the Economist this morning neither alludes nor specifically describes the methods that the police employ in the fight against crime.

A. neither alludes nor specifically describes the methods that the police employ in the fight against crime
B. neither allude to nor specifically describe the methods that the police employ in the fight against crime
C. neither alludes to nor specifically describes the methods that the police employs in the fight against crime
D. neither alludes nor specifically describes the methods that the police employs in the fight against crime
E. neither alludes to nor specifically describes the methods that the police employ in the fight against crime

_________________
Saving was yesterday, heat up the gmatclub.forum's sentiment by spending KUDOS!

PS Please send me PM if I do not respond to your question within 24 hours.
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
B
Joined: 05 Apr 2015
Posts: 365
Reviews Badge
Re: The article on the subject of Colombian drug lords published in the Ec  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 28 Jul 2015, 02:48
1
I would go with E.

We require "to" after alludes..

Also,"the police" is a collective noun and hence plural..."employ"

Regards,
Dom.
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 22 Dec 2014
Posts: 6
Concentration: Leadership, International Business
Schools: ISB '17, SPJ GMBA '17
WE: Medicine and Health (Health Care)
Re: The article on the subject of Colombian drug lords published in the Ec  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 28 Jul 2015, 03:03
+1 for e
article(singular) -describes
police (as a noun is plural)-employ
allude to is correct..
Math Expert
User avatar
V
Joined: 02 Aug 2009
Posts: 7765
Re: The article on the subject of Colombian drug lords published in the Ec  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 28 Jul 2015, 03:18
reto wrote:
The article on the subject of Colombian drug lords published in the Economist this morning neither alludes nor specifically describes the methods that the police employ in the fight against crime.

A. neither alludes nor specifically describes the methods that the police employ in the fight against crime
B. neither allude to nor specifically describe the methods that the police employ in the fight against crime
C. neither alludes to nor specifically describes the methods that the police employs in the fight against crime
D. neither alludes nor specifically describes the methods that the police employs in the fight against crime
E. neither alludes to nor specifically describes the methods that the police employ in the fight against crime


the correct usage of alludes is "alludes to" B, C or E
the article requires singular verb "alludes" and 'describes".. onlyC and E left
the police is collective noun and plural , so requires plural verb "employ"
ans E
_________________
Director
Director
User avatar
G
Joined: 23 Jan 2013
Posts: 543
Schools: Cambridge'16
Re: The article on the subject of Colombian drug lords published in the Ec  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 29 Jul 2015, 06:31
Manhattan SC recommends to consider collective nouns as singular. It says that in British many collective nouns are plural but not in GMAT. I took C, please clarify
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 10 Feb 2012
Posts: 58
The article on the subject of Colombian drug lords published in the Ec  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 29 Jul 2015, 07:12
OA seems wrong to me. here usage of "police" seems singular hence "employs" must be used. Also , gmat considers police singular entity. option C it is imho.
Retired Moderator
User avatar
Joined: 06 Jul 2014
Posts: 1225
Location: Ukraine
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Technology
GMAT 1: 660 Q48 V33
GMAT 2: 740 Q50 V40
GMAT ToolKit User
Re: The article on the subject of Colombian drug lords published in the Ec  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 29 Jul 2015, 07:47
reto wrote:
The article on the subject of Colombian drug lords published in the Economist this morning neither alludes nor specifically describes the methods that the police employ in the fight against crime.

A. neither alludes nor specifically describes the methods that the police employ in the fight against crime
B. neither allude to nor specifically describe the methods that the police employ in the fight against crime
C. neither alludes to nor specifically describes the methods that the police employs in the fight against crime
D. neither alludes nor specifically describes the methods that the police employs in the fight against crime
E. neither alludes to nor specifically describes the methods that the police employ in the fight against crime


I check Manhattan SC and some list of idioms from here: gmat-idioms-comprehensive-list-of-gmat-idioms-80342.html
But I can't find idiom "alludes to"
How do you know that this is idiom? Where do you find this information?
_________________
Manhattan Prep Instructor
User avatar
S
Joined: 22 Mar 2011
Posts: 1479
Re: The article on the subject of Colombian drug lords published in the Ec  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 29 Jul 2015, 23:32
1
Unfortunately, while we do provide a list of many idioms, there is no way to cover all the endless possibilities. We just encourage people to learn some of the more common idioms. In the case of "allude," the idiom is implied by the word's definition. According to my dictionary, this is "to make an indirect reference."

Plugging this in, I can't "make an indirect reference the methods." I would have to "make an indirect reference to the methods."

I hope this helps.
_________________

Dmitry Farber | Manhattan Prep GMAT Instructor | San Diego


Manhattan GMAT Discount | Manhattan GMAT Course Reviews | View Instructor Profile |
Manhattan GMAT Reviews
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 23 Jun 2011
Posts: 17
Concentration: Finance, Other
WE: Information Technology (Health Care)
GMAT ToolKit User Reviews Badge
Re: The article on the subject of Colombian drug lords published in the Ec  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 30 Jul 2015, 02:13
1
Collective nouns are nouns which stand for a group or collection of people or things. They include words such as audience, committee, police, crew, family, government, group, and team

Here police is a collective noun ,thus its verb should be singular i.e employs.. not employ..

I think OA is wrong.

Answer Should be C

OA should be C
Manhattan Prep Instructor
User avatar
S
Joined: 22 Mar 2011
Posts: 1479
Re: The article on the subject of Colombian drug lords published in the Ec  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 30 Jul 2015, 08:03
"Police" is not a collective noun--it's a plural. So, for instance, we'd say "Police are looking for the culprit" and not "Police is looking for the culprit."

Karan14, the rest of the words in your list are correct.
_________________

Dmitry Farber | Manhattan Prep GMAT Instructor | San Diego


Manhattan GMAT Discount | Manhattan GMAT Course Reviews | View Instructor Profile |
Manhattan GMAT Reviews
CEO
CEO
User avatar
V
Joined: 15 Jul 2015
Posts: 2791
Location: India
GMAT 1: 780 Q50 V51
GRE 1: Q170 V169
Re: The article on the subject of Colombian drug lords published in the Ec  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 30 Jul 2015, 08:28
karan14 wrote:
Here police is a collective noun ,thus its verb should be singular i.e employs.. not employ..

I think OA is wrong.

Answer Should be C

OA should be C
Although police is a collective noun, it is most often used with a plural verb.

This is a frustrating topic, and having to take a call between British English and American English is even more frustrating. However, in this case, the plural does sound better.

Glad this isn't an actual GMAT question though.
_________________
Non-Human User
User avatar
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 4660
Re: The article on the subject of Colombian drug lords published in the Ec  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 08 Jan 2019, 03:40
Hello from the GMAT Club VerbalBot!

Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos).

Want to see all other topics I dig out? Follow me (click follow button on profile). You will receive a summary of all topics I bump in your profile area as well as via email.
_________________
GMAT Club Bot
Re: The article on the subject of Colombian drug lords published in the Ec   [#permalink] 08 Jan 2019, 03:40
Display posts from previous: Sort by

The article on the subject of Colombian drug lords published in the Ec

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


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