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

It is currently 17 Jan 2019, 11:34

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 in January
PrevNext
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
303112345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
272829303112
Open Detailed Calendar
  • The winning strategy for a high GRE score

     January 17, 2019

     January 17, 2019

     08:00 AM PST

     09:00 AM PST

    Learn the winning strategy for a high GRE score — what do people who reach a high score do differently? We're going to share insights, tips and strategies from data we've collected from over 50,000 students who used examPAL.
  • Free GMAT Strategy Webinar

     January 19, 2019

     January 19, 2019

     07:00 AM PST

     09:00 AM PST

    Aiming to score 760+? Attend this FREE session to learn how to Define your GMAT Strategy, Create your Study Plan and Master the Core Skills to excel on the GMAT.

The domestic chinchilla is a diminutive creature especially as

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

Hide Tags

 
Senior SC Moderator
avatar
V
Joined: 22 May 2016
Posts: 2339
The domestic chinchilla is a diminutive creature especially as  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 02 Jan 2019, 12:18
3
4
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  45% (medium)

Question Stats:

56% (00:51) correct 44% (01:07) wrong based on 242 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

Project SC Butler: Day 57 Sentence Correction (SC2)


For SC butler Questions Click Here


The domestic chinchilla is a diminutive creature, especially as compared with their wild counterparts, found high in the Andes.

A) especially as compared with their wild counterparts, found

B) as opposed to their wild counterparts, which can be found

C) particularly when compared to its wild counterpart, found

D) as compared against its wild counterparts that can be found

E) unlike its wild counterparts, who can only be found

The best or excellent answers get kudos, which will be awarded after the answer is revealed.

The answer to this question has nothing to do with the difference between "compare to" and "compare with," a difference that the GMAT does not test.

_________________

Never look down on anybody unless you're helping them up.
--Jesse Jackson

Most Helpful Community Reply
Manager
Manager
User avatar
G
Joined: 15 Jan 2018
Posts: 100
Location: India
Concentration: General Management, Finance
GMAT 1: 720 Q50 V37
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
Premium Member Reviews Badge CAT Tests
Re: The domestic chinchilla is a diminutive creature especially as  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 02 Jan 2019, 12:37
6


The domestic chinchilla is a diminutive creature, particularly when compared to its wild counterpart, found high in the Andes.

A) especially as compared with their wild counterparts, found

B) as opposed to their wild counterparts, which can be found

C) particularly when compared to its wild counterpart, found

D) as compared against its wild counterparts that can be found

E) unlike its wild counterparts, who can only be found

Pronoun Error in Option A and B: In both these answer choices, the pronoun "their" is used to refer to domestic chinchilla, a singular noun.

Idiom Error in Option D: The correct idiom is compared to or compared with; compared against is never correct on the GMAT.

Meaning Error in Option E: The word only is introduced in Option E, nonsensically implying that the domestic chinchilla is found ONLY high in the Andes and nowhere else.

Comparison Error in Option E: In this option, domestic chinchilla, a singular entity, is compared to plural wild counterparts, and hence it's an grammatically incorrect comparison.

Hence, the Correct Answer is Option C

_________________

In order to reach the next tier, I need kudos.

Please provide me with kudos in case you like my post. Thank you :)

General Discussion
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 29 Nov 2018
Posts: 9
Re: The domestic chinchilla is a diminutive creature especially as  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 02 Jan 2019, 20:10
Hi DisciplinedPrep,

Will you clear the below doubt ?
Can "who" modify/refer to Non-person ?
If in option E , it was something like this
unlike its wild counterparts, who can be found
Would that be correct ?

I think "Which" can be used rather than "who" .

Thanks in advance
Manager
Manager
User avatar
G
Joined: 15 Jan 2018
Posts: 100
Location: India
Concentration: General Management, Finance
GMAT 1: 720 Q50 V37
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
Premium Member Reviews Badge CAT Tests
Re: The domestic chinchilla is a diminutive creature especially as  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 03 Jan 2019, 00:35
1
MofeBhatia wrote:
Hi DisciplinedPrep,

Will you clear the below doubt ?
Can "who" modify/refer to Non-person ?
If in option E , it was something like this
unlike its wild counterparts, who can be found
Would that be correct ?

I think "Which" can be used rather than "who" .

Thanks in advance




MofeBhatia - Hello there.

Relative Pronouns Who and Whom must be used for Person, whereas Relative Pronouns Which and That must be used for Non-Person. Whose can be used for both Person and Non-Person.

To answer your question, no, the re-worded Option E would still be incorrect because it still includes the comparison error: domestic chinchilla, a singular entity, is compared to plural wild counterparts, a situation which is always incorrect on the GMAT. Moreover, usage of relative pronoun "who" is incorrect in this case because the question talks about a Non-Person entity, the domestic chinchilla.

_________________

In order to reach the next tier, I need kudos.

Please provide me with kudos in case you like my post. Thank you :)

Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 25 Mar 2018
Posts: 36
Location: India
Concentration: Leadership, Strategy
Schools: ISB '20
WE: Analyst (Energy and Utilities)
GMAT ToolKit User Reviews Badge
Re: The domestic chinchilla is a diminutive creature especially as  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 03 Jan 2019, 08:24
generis wrote:

Project SC Butler: Day 57 Sentence Correction (SC2)


For SC butler Questions Click Here


The domestic chinchilla is a diminutive creature, especially as compared with their wild counterparts, found high in the Andes.

A) especially as compared with their wild counterparts, found

B) as opposed to their wild counterparts, which can be found

C) particularly when compared to its wild counterpart, found

D) as compared against its wild counterparts that can be found

E) unlike its wild counterparts, who can only be found

The best or excellent answers get kudos, which will be awarded after the answer is revealed.

The answer to this question has nothing to do with the difference between compare to and compare with, a difference that the GMAT does not test.


Noun is singular and it will have only 1 counter part

A - noun is singular but their is used in the modifier - incorrect

B - Same as A - incorrect

C - seems good - correct

D - counterparts and also compared against- incorrect

E - incorrect comparision - incorrect
Manager
Manager
User avatar
S
Joined: 28 Aug 2018
Posts: 191
CAT Tests
Re: The domestic chinchilla is a diminutive creature especially as  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 03 Jan 2019, 10:00
IMO C

A) especially as compared with their wild counterparts, found----> incorrect, no antecedant of their

B) as opposed to their wild counterparts, which can be found--> incorrect, same error as A

C) particularly when compared to its wild counterpart, found-->correct

D) as compared against its wild counterparts that can be found--> compared against, wrong idiom,

E) unlike its wild counterparts, who can only be found--> incorrect, who is used for humans and not animals
_________________

"Press +1 KUDOS"

Be very critical of my Post
Ask as many questions of my post possible

Senior SC Moderator
avatar
V
Joined: 22 May 2016
Posts: 2339
Re: The domestic chinchilla is a diminutive creature especially as  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 03 Jan 2019, 16:10
1

Project SC Butler: Day 57 Sentence Correction (SC2)


For SC butler Questions Click Here


The domestic chinchilla is a diminutive creature, especially as compared with their wild counterparts, found high in the Andes.

A) especially as compared with their wild counterparts, found
B) as opposed to their wild counterparts, which can be found
C) particularly when compared to its wild counterpart, found
D) as compared against its wild counterparts that can be found
E) unlike its wild counterparts, who can only be found

The answer to this question has nothing to do with the difference between compare to and compare with, a difference that the GMAT does not test.


OFFICIAL EXPLANATION

The sentence contains a pronoun error. The sentence is trying to compare
the domestic chinchilla to the wild chinchilla.

• Choices A and B incorrectly use the pronoun their to refer to the [singular] domestic chinchilla

Eliminate A and B. Look at the other choices.

• The correct idiom in the remaining options is compared to.
Choice D uses compared against, which is incorrect.

Eliminate D.

• The next thing to check is the parallel structure [between remaining choices C and E]
-- Choice E adds the word only, which changes the meaning of the sentence. [No other answer implies that the wild chinchilla is found ONLY in the high Andes. Infer from the absence of that word in all four other answers that E incorrectly adds "only."]
-- Choice E also incorrectly compares the singular domestic chinchilla to plural counterparts.

The correct answer is C.

COMMENTS

That OE is pretty good.
How do we know that chinchilla is singular?
In the non-underlined portion, the verb IS = singular.
" . . . chinchilla is . . ."

DisciplinedPrep , your answer is superb. Best answer. Kudos!
_________________

Never look down on anybody unless you're helping them up.
--Jesse Jackson

BSchool Forum Moderator
avatar
P
Joined: 05 Jul 2017
Posts: 496
Location: India
GMAT 1: 700 Q49 V36
GPA: 4
CAT Tests
Re: The domestic chinchilla is a diminutive creature especially as  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 05 Jan 2019, 06:49
Can someone help to decipher the meaning of the sentence?

Is the sentence trying to convey that the "chinchilla" is found in the Andes or its Wild Counterpart?
_________________

My journey From 410 to 700 :-)
Here's my experience when I faced a glitch in my GMAT Exam
Don't do this mistake when you give your GMATPrep Mock!
NEW GMATPrep software analysis by Bunuel

Senior SC Moderator
avatar
V
Joined: 22 May 2016
Posts: 2339
The domestic chinchilla is a diminutive creature especially as  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 05 Jan 2019, 08:55
2
generis wrote:
The domestic chinchilla is a diminutive creature, especially as compared with their wild counterparts, found high in the Andes.

A) especially as compared with their wild counterparts, found
B) as opposed to their wild counterparts, which can be found
C) particularly when compared to its wild counterpart, found
D) as compared against its wild counterparts that can be found
E) unlike its wild counterparts, who which can only be found

pikolo2510 wrote:
Can someone help to decipher the meaning of the sentence?

Is the sentence trying to convey that the "chinchilla" is found in the Andes or its Wild Counterpart?

Hi pikolo2510 , the sentence means that the domestic chinchilla,
an animal that people keep as pets, is very small, especially when compared to
the wild chinchilla. The wild chinchilla is found high in the Andes.

In every option, the modifier that follows "wild chinchilla" applies to the wild chinchilla.
found is a past participle, a verbED.
Past participles, as in answer A and in correct answer C, modify the preceding noun or noun phrase (on the GMAT)
• In answer B, comma + which modifies the nearest logical noun, the wild counterpart, i.e. the wild chinchilla
"that can be found" is an essential modifier of wild counterparts (wild chinchillas) in answer D
comma + who [WHICH] can only be found (option E with the pronoun corrected) is the same as B.

Hope that helps.
_________________

Never look down on anybody unless you're helping them up.
--Jesse Jackson

BSchool Forum Moderator
avatar
P
Joined: 05 Jul 2017
Posts: 496
Location: India
GMAT 1: 700 Q49 V36
GPA: 4
CAT Tests
Re: The domestic chinchilla is a diminutive creature especially as  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 06 Jan 2019, 05:58
1
generis wrote:
generis wrote:
The domestic chinchilla is a diminutive creature, especially as compared with their wild counterparts, found high in the Andes.

A) especially as compared with their wild counterparts, found
B) as opposed to their wild counterparts, which can be found
C) particularly when compared to its wild counterpart, found
D) as compared against its wild counterparts that can be found
E) unlike its wild counterparts, who which can only be found

pikolo2510 wrote:
Can someone help to decipher the meaning of the sentence?

Is the sentence trying to convey that the "chinchilla" is found in the Andes or its Wild Counterpart?

Hi pikolo2510 , the sentence means that the domestic chinchilla,
an animal that people keep as pets, is very small, especially when compared to
the wild chinchilla. The wild chinchilla is found high in the Andes.

In every option, the modifier that follows "wild chinchilla" applies to the wild chinchilla.
found is a past participle, a verbED.
Past participles, as in correct answer C, modify the preceding noun or noun phrase (on the GMAT)
• In answer B, comma + which modifies the nearest logical noun, the wild counterpart, i.e. the wild chinchilla
"that can be found" is an essential modifier of the wild chinchilla in answer D
comma + who [WHICH] can only be found (option E with the pronoun corrected) is the same as B.

Hope that helps.


Thank you for the awesome explanation!
_________________

My journey From 410 to 700 :-)
Here's my experience when I faced a glitch in my GMAT Exam
Don't do this mistake when you give your GMATPrep Mock!
NEW GMATPrep software analysis by Bunuel

Manager
Manager
avatar
G
Joined: 02 Aug 2015
Posts: 134
The domestic chinchilla is a diminutive creature especially as  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 06 Jan 2019, 07:18
generis wrote:

The domestic chinchilla is a diminutive creature, especially as compared with their wild counterparts, found high in the Andes.

A) especially as compared with their wild counterparts, found

B) as opposed to their wild counterparts, which can be found

C) particularly when compared to its wild counterpart, found

D) as compared against its wild counterparts that can be found

E) unlike its wild counterparts, who can only be found



Hey generis

Is the usage of the phrase 'when compared to' correct? I remember reading a rule, long back, in E-gmat's SC course that the usage of below phrases in comparisons is wrong.

when compared to, when compared with, and as compared with.

Please correct me if I'm wrong here. Thank you in advance for your valuable inputs.

Cheers!
Senior SC Moderator
avatar
V
Joined: 22 May 2016
Posts: 2339
The domestic chinchilla is a diminutive creature especially as  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 06 Jan 2019, 12:50
2
Diwakar003 wrote:
generis wrote:

The domestic chinchilla is a diminutive creature, especially as compared with their wild counterparts, found high in the Andes.

A) especially as compared with their wild counterparts, found
B) as opposed to their wild counterparts, which can be found
C) particularly when compared to its wild counterpart, found
D) as compared against its wild counterparts that can be found
E) unlike its wild counterparts, who can only be found

Hey generis

Is the usage of the phrase 'when compared to' correct? I remember reading a rule, long back, in E-gmat's SC course that the usage of below phrases in comparisons is wrong.

when compared to, when compared with, and as compared with.

Please correct me if I'm wrong here. Thank you in advance for your valuable inputs.

Cheers!

Hi Diwakar003 - a little bit of jargon, sorry: this construction is a hidden zero conditional.

The use of "when" is acceptable if the sentence is actually a zero conditional in disguise, even in the context of "compared to."

Conditionals/Statements of fact

Option C is a zero conditional in disguise.

If we have statements of fact that use when, look for a zero conditional.

Generally, conditionals are IF/THEN constructs.

Zero conditionals

Zero conditionals often use the words if and then, but there really is no doubt about outcome.

Zero conditionals are used to express general truths and facts—things that are always true.
If she eats peanuts, then she has a dangerous allergic reaction.

If this thing happens or is true, then that thing happens or is true.

Always true: the domestic chinchilla is a small animal
Always true: the domestic chinchilla is always smaller than the wild chinchilla

• The time frame for a zero conditional is now and always.

The domestic chinchilla is a small animal, [a fact that is evident] particularly IF [the domestic chinchilla is] compared to its [always larger] wild counterpart

Zero conditionals can use the word "when" instead of "if."

Zero conditionals and the use of WHEN:

When does THAT thing happen if THIS thing happens? ALWAYS.
-- Because the time frame is always, we are allowed to use "when."

WHEN this thing happens, then that thing happens.

Correct: If it rains, the ground gets wet.
Correct: When it rains, the ground gets wet.
Correct: The ground gets wet when it rains.

This resource, HERE about conditionals is among the best I have found.

Finally, we transform the IF statement in green typeface from above

The domestic chinchilla is a small animal, [a fact that is evident] particularly WHEN [the domestic chinchilla is] compared its [always larger] wild counterpart

That sentence is very close to Option C:
The domestic chinchilla is a diminutive creature, particularly when compared to its wild counterpart . . . [found high in the Andes.]

In this case, "when" is correct.

I found an e-gmat blog post that explains the instances in which the use of WHEN is acceptable even though
the "when" does not refer to any particular time period. The post is about IF/THEN.

Hope that helps.
_________________

Never look down on anybody unless you're helping them up.
--Jesse Jackson

Manager
Manager
avatar
G
Joined: 02 Aug 2015
Posts: 134
Re: The domestic chinchilla is a diminutive creature especially as  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 06 Jan 2019, 21:09
1
generis wrote:
Diwakar003 wrote:
generis wrote:

The domestic chinchilla is a diminutive creature, especially as compared with their wild counterparts, found high in the Andes.

A) especially as compared with their wild counterparts, found
B) as opposed to their wild counterparts, which can be found
C) particularly when compared to its wild counterpart, found
D) as compared against its wild counterparts that can be found
E) unlike its wild counterparts, who can only be found

Hey generis

Is the usage of the phrase 'when compared to' correct? I remember reading a rule, long back, in E-gmat's SC course that the usage of below phrases in comparisons is wrong.

when compared to, when compared with, and as compared with.

Please correct me if I'm wrong here. Thank you in advance for your valuable inputs.

Cheers!

Hi Diwakar003 - a little bit of jargon, sorry: this construction is a hidden zero conditional.

The use of "when" is acceptable if the sentence is actually a zero conditional in disguise, even in the context of "compared to."

Hope that helps.



Hi generis,

Thanks a lot for taking time to write an elaborate explanation and going the extra bit to find out the E-Gmat blog. We're very fortunate to have mods like you! Thanks again!

Cheers!
GMAT Club Bot
Re: The domestic chinchilla is a diminutive creature especially as &nbs [#permalink] 06 Jan 2019, 21:09
Display posts from previous: Sort by

The domestic chinchilla is a diminutive creature especially as

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


Copyright

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®.