It is currently 21 Feb 2018, 17:04

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

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

The bolas spider, in its sticky globules,

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

Hide Tags

Manager
Manager
avatar
S
Joined: 03 Jul 2017
Posts: 66
Location: India
Concentration: Finance, Economics
GPA: 3.4
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member
The bolas spider, in its sticky globules, [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 08 Nov 2017, 00:22
6
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  95% (hard)

Question Stats:

16% (01:07) correct 84% (01:15) wrong based on 177 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

The bolas spider, in its sticky globules, hanging from silken threads dangled from its front legs, stores a pheromone-like secretion that lures male moths, which become stuck on the spider's globules.

    A. The bolas spider, in its sticky globules, hanging from silken threads dangled from its front legs,
    B. Hanging from silken threads dangled from its front legs, the bolas spider, in its sticky globules,
    C. In its sticky globules, which it hangs from silken threads dangled from its front legs, the bolas spider
    D. In its sticky globules, hanging from silken threads dangled from its front legs, the bolas spider
    E. The bolas spider, in its sticky globules, hangs from silken threads dangled from its front legs and
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 29 Dec 2016
Posts: 24
Location: India
Concentration: Finance
WE: Supply Chain Management (Energy and Utilities)
GMAT ToolKit User
Re: The bolas spider, in its sticky globules, [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 04 Feb 2018, 06:39
abansal1805 wrote:
The bolas spider, in its sticky globules, hanging from silken threads dangled from its front legs, stores a pheromone-like secretion that lures male moths, which become stuck on the spider's globules.

    A. The bolas spider, in its sticky globules, hanging from silken threads dangled from its front legs,
    B. Hanging from silken threads dangled from its front legs, the bolas spider, in its sticky globules,
    C. In its sticky globules, which it hangs from silken threads dangled from its front legs, the bolas spider
    D. In its sticky globules, hanging from silken threads dangled from its front legs, the bolas spider
    E. The bolas spider, in its sticky globules, hangs from silken threads dangled from its front legs and


A. The bolas spider, in its sticky globules, hanging from silken threads dangled from its front legs, - the comma after globules makes the sentence ambiguous.
B. Hanging from silken threads dangled from its front legs, the bolas spider, in its sticky globules,
C. In its sticky globules, which it hangs from silken threads dangled from its front legs, the bolas spider
D. In its sticky globules, hanging from silken threads dangled from its front legs, the bolas spider - same error as in A
E. The bolas spider, in its sticky globules, hangs from silken threads dangled from its front legs and - changes the meaning. The sentence implies that the bolas spider hangs from .. and stores .. in its sticky globules. The bolded and underlined portion also makes it illogical.

I am unable to eliminate B or C as I don't see any error in either. IMO, although both B and C have different meanings, due to the ambiguity in the original sentence, I am unable to eliminate either.

Dear experts, I may have missed something. Kindly point me in the right direction.

Regards,
Louis
Director
Director
avatar
P
Joined: 14 Nov 2014
Posts: 650
Re: The bolas spider, in its sticky globules, [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 04 Feb 2018, 07:06
got confused here ..
what is actually hanging ::: lf we take original sentence "The bolas spider, in its sticky globules, hanging from silken threads dangled from its front legs," -- seems as spider is hanging ...
but OA --- sticky globules are hanging..
how to tackle this ..
need expert advice : sayantanc2k, GMATNinjaTwo, GMATNinja
Director
Director
avatar
P
Joined: 14 Nov 2014
Posts: 650
Re: The bolas spider, in its sticky globules, [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 04 Feb 2018, 07:06
got confused here ..
what is actually hanging ::: lf we take original sentence "The bolas spider, in its sticky globules, hanging from silken threads dangled from its front legs," -- seems as spider is hanging ...
but OA --- sticky globules are hanging..
how to tackle this ..
Intern
Intern
User avatar
B
Joined: 26 Sep 2017
Posts: 48
Re: The bolas spider, in its sticky globules, [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 04 Feb 2018, 07:11
louisbharnabas wrote:
abansal1805 wrote:
The bolas spider, in its sticky globules, hanging from silken threads dangled from its front legs, stores a pheromone-like secretion that lures male moths, which become stuck on the spider's globules.

    A. The bolas spider, in its sticky globules, hanging from silken threads dangled from its front legs,
    B. Hanging from silken threads dangled from its front legs, the bolas spider, in its sticky globules,
    C. In its sticky globules, which it hangs from silken threads dangled from its front legs, the bolas spider
    D. In its sticky globules, hanging from silken threads dangled from its front legs, the bolas spider
    E. The bolas spider, in its sticky globules, hangs from silken threads dangled from its front legs and


A. The bolas spider, in its sticky globules, hanging from silken threads dangled from its front legs, - the comma after globules makes the sentence ambiguous.
B. Hanging from silken threads dangled from its front legs, the bolas spider, in its sticky globules,
C. In its sticky globules, which it hangs from silken threads dangled from its front legs, the bolas spider
D. In its sticky globules, hanging from silken threads dangled from its front legs, the bolas spider - same error as in A
E. The bolas spider, in its sticky globules, hangs from silken threads dangled from its front legs and - changes the meaning. The sentence implies that the bolas spider hangs from .. and stores .. in its sticky globules. The bolded and underlined portion also makes it illogical.

I am unable to eliminate B or C as I don't see any error in either. IMO, although both B and C have different meanings, due to the ambiguity in the original sentence, I am unable to eliminate either.

Dear experts, I may have missed something. Kindly point me in the right direction.

Regards,
Louis


Hi...
I am having doubt between c and d why because both are one and same....
C uses which a non restrictive modifier while d uses verb-ing modifier rest all is same between two choices ...

I will choose d ..

But if expert discuss these then it will give coneptual clarity.. ...


Sent from my BND-AL10 using GMAT Club Forum mobile app
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 29 Dec 2016
Posts: 24
Location: India
Concentration: Finance
WE: Supply Chain Management (Energy and Utilities)
GMAT ToolKit User
Re: The bolas spider, in its sticky globules, [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 04 Feb 2018, 08:49
viv007 wrote:
louisbharnabas wrote:
abansal1805 wrote:
The bolas spider, in its sticky globules, hanging from silken threads dangled from its front legs, stores a pheromone-like secretion that lures male moths, which become stuck on the spider's globules.

    A. The bolas spider, in its sticky globules, hanging from silken threads dangled from its front legs,
    B. Hanging from silken threads dangled from its front legs, the bolas spider, in its sticky globules,
    C. In its sticky globules, which it hangs from silken threads dangled from its front legs, the bolas spider
    D. In its sticky globules, hanging from silken threads dangled from its front legs, the bolas spider
    E. The bolas spider, in its sticky globules, hangs from silken threads dangled from its front legs and


A. The bolas spider, in its sticky globules, hanging from silken threads dangled from its front legs, - the comma after globules makes the sentence ambiguous.
B. Hanging from silken threads dangled from its front legs, the bolas spider, in its sticky globules,
C. In its sticky globules, which it hangs from silken threads dangled from its front legs, the bolas spider
D. In its sticky globules, hanging from silken threads dangled from its front legs, the bolas spider - same error as in A
E. The bolas spider, in its sticky globules, hangs from silken threads dangled from its front legs and - changes the meaning. The sentence implies that the bolas spider hangs from .. and stores .. in its sticky globules. The bolded and underlined portion also makes it illogical.

I am unable to eliminate B or C as I don't see any error in either. IMO, although both B and C have different meanings, due to the ambiguity in the original sentence, I am unable to eliminate either.

Dear experts, I may have missed something. Kindly point me in the right direction.

Regards,
Louis


Hi...
I am having doubt between c and d why because both are one and same....
C uses which a non restrictive modifier while d uses verb-ing modifier rest all is same between two choices ...

I will choose d ..

But if expert discuss these then it will give coneptual clarity.. ...


Sent from my BND-AL10 using GMAT Club Forum mobile app


Hi Viv007,

Let's take option D alone: "In its sticky globules, hanging from silken threads dangled from its front legs, the bolas spider"

Appears to modify "the bolas spider" (see only highlighted): "In its sticky globules, hanging from silken threads dangled from its front legs, the bolas spider".
To be correct 1: move "hanging from silken threads dangled from its front legs" after "the bolas spider". "In its sticky globules, the bolas spider hanging from silken threads dangled from its front legs"
(or) To be correct 2: see option B.

Appears to modify "globules" (see only highlighted): "In its sticky globules, hanging from silken threads dangled from its front legs, the bolas spider".
To be correct 1: Remove comma between globules and hanging. "In its sticky globules hanging from silken threads dangled from its front legs, the bolas spider".
(or) To be correct 2: See option C.

Regards,
Louis
Expert Post
Math Expert
User avatar
D
Joined: 02 Aug 2009
Posts: 5660
Re: The bolas spider, in its sticky globules, [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 04 Feb 2018, 09:10
Expert's post
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED
abansal1805 wrote:
The bolas spider, in its sticky globules, hanging from silken threads dangled from its front legs, stores a pheromone-like secretion that lures male moths, which become stuck on the spider's globules.

    A. The bolas spider, in its sticky globules, hanging from silken threads dangled from its front legs,
    B. Hanging from silken threads dangled from its front legs, the bolas spider, in its sticky globules,
    C. In its sticky globules, which it hangs from silken threads dangled from its front legs, the bolas spider
    D. In its sticky globules, hanging from silken threads dangled from its front legs, the bolas spider
    E. The bolas spider, in its sticky globules, hangs from silken threads dangled from its front legs and


HI..
Lot of discussion here,
you don't usually see back to back modifier and they are generally not correct/preferred in GMAT..
so lets see where do we see these back to back modifier and how is it corrected..

First the MEANING issue..
one thing is clear..
The bolas spider stores a pheromone-like secretion in its sticky globules, which hangs from silken threads dangled from its front legs, and this secretion lures.. blah blah

A. The bolas spider, in its sticky globules, hanging from silken threads dangled from its front legs,
Back to back modifier - in its sticky globules and hanging from silken threads dangled from its front legs

B. Hanging from silken threads dangled from its front legs, the bolas spider, in its sticky globules,
Modifier issue... what is hanging.. NOT the spider but sticky globules

C. In its sticky globules, which it hangs from silken threads dangled from its front legs, the bolas spider
Correct..
In its sticky globules, which it hangs from silken threads dangled from its front legs, the bolas spider stores....
so "which it hangs from silken threads dangled from its front legs," correctly modifies 'sticky globules' and where secretion is stored is clear - in its sticky globules


D. In its sticky globules, hanging from silken threads dangled from its front legs, the bolas spider
Again back to back modifier

E. The bolas spider, in its sticky globules, hangs from silken threads dangled from its front legs and
Meaning issue..

C
_________________

Absolute modulus :http://gmatclub.com/forum/absolute-modulus-a-better-understanding-210849.html#p1622372
Combination of similar and dissimilar things : http://gmatclub.com/forum/topic215915.html


BANGALORE/-

SVP
SVP
avatar
P
Joined: 12 Dec 2016
Posts: 1907
Location: United States
GMAT 1: 700 Q49 V33
GPA: 3.64
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member
Re: The bolas spider, in its sticky globules, [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 04 Feb 2018, 11:04
sobby, princeton is unreliable source. Both you and I will definitely want to practice on high-quality questions.
Here is one good question that you will find useful for your gmat study.
https://gmatclub.com/forum/in-the-past- ... 57402.html
Re: The bolas spider, in its sticky globules,   [#permalink] 04 Feb 2018, 11:04
Display posts from previous: Sort by

The bolas spider, in its sticky globules,

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


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