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

It is currently 15 Oct 2018, 22:50

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 European Economic Community exported just under $400 billion in

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

Hide Tags

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 12 Mar 2004
Posts: 34
Location: Mumbai INDIA
The European Economic Community exported just under $400 billion in  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 03 Nov 2004, 22:16
20
92
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  65% (hard)

Question Stats:

51% (01:06) correct 49% (01:11) wrong based on 2926 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

The European Economic Community exported just under $400 billion in goods in 1988, sixty percent more than the United States did and nearly twice as much as Japan's exports.

A) the United States did and nearly twice as much as Japan's exports
B) the United States and nearly double what the Japanese exports were
C) the United States exported and nearly twice as much as the Japanese did
D) what the United States did and nearly twice as much as Japan's exports
E) what the United States exported and nearly double the Japanese exports
Most Helpful Expert Reply
e-GMAT Representative
User avatar
G
Joined: 02 Nov 2011
Posts: 2695
Re: The European Economic Community exported just under $400 billion in  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 13 Apr 2012, 11:04
5
2
Hi,
The European Economic Community exported just under $400 billion in goods in 1988, sixty percent more than the United States did and nearly twice as much as Japan's exports.

Image

It is very important to identify the parallel list in the sentence (if it has any) and then to ascertain the nature if the entities in the parallel list. In this sentence, parallelism has been introduced as a way of comparison. The entities compared here are the “verb” entities EEC “exported”… more than the US “did”. Till here the parallelism is fine because these two entities are parallel. But, the third entity “Japan’s exports” violates this rule because this entity is a noun phrase.
Since the first entity is that is in “verb” lies in the non-underlined portion of the sentence, we need all the three entities in the “verb” form.

With this understanding, when we perform the PoE, choices A, D, and E are eliminated. In choice B, the second and the third entities are now the noun phrases and hence choice B is incorrect. This leaves us with choice C which is the correct answer because it maintains the parallelism as all the three entities in the list are verb now.

Hope this helps.
Shraddha
_________________












| '4 out of Top 5' Instructors on gmatclub | 70 point improvement guarantee | www.e-gmat.com

Most Helpful Community Reply
Director
Director
User avatar
Joined: 16 Jun 2004
Posts: 879
Re: The European Economic Community exported just under $400 billion in  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 03 Nov 2004, 23:42
10
9
quick notes..

1. We are talking European Economic community, United States and yes it should be Japan or Japanese. NOT Japan's - the possesive form. With this we have b, c and e in our first pass

2. do we need 'what' - I dont think so. 'what' is intrusive and does not add value. We now have b and c in our second pass

3. look at C. 'as much as' - right idiom, OK. Next 'DID'. Yes we need 'DID' - its a keyword, when comparing actions. Does b have it. NO. Also, b sounds very awkward - read it..'....sixty percent more than the United States...'. The sentence is dying for a logical completion 60% more than US - US What. Is it US imports or exports or what is it? Thus, "DID" becomes a keyword.

Hence C.
General Discussion
Director
Director
User avatar
Joined: 25 Jan 2004
Posts: 696
Location: Milwaukee
Re: The European Economic Community exported just under $400 billion in  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 18 Jan 2005, 12:36
4
C it is

tests parallelism of the phrases
in c we have
The European Economic Community exported just under $400 billion in goods in 1988, sixty percent more than the United States exported and nearly twice as much as the Japanese did


E comes close by phrase after and is wrong
_________________

Praveen

VP
VP
avatar
Joined: 18 Nov 2004
Posts: 1395
Re: The European Economic Community exported just under $400 billion in  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 09 May 2005, 05:20
1
This is a clear "C"....we r comparing action of european community with US and Japan....only "C" keeps it all in ||.


the United States exported and nearly twice as much as the Japanese did
Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 27 Dec 2004
Posts: 860
Re: The European Economic Community exported just under $400 billion in  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 09 May 2005, 10:24
1
My pick is C.
Double is a verb so E might be wrong.
B and D are out for obvious reasons.
A might be out because it is not parallel.

C it is because of concise comparison of the 3 countries' export.
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 22 May 2007
Posts: 207
Re: The European Economic Community exported just under $400 billion in  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 30 Jul 2008, 09:10
1
paddler123 wrote:
The European Economic Community exported just under $400 billion in goods in 1988, sixty percent more than the United States did and nearly twice as much as Japan's exports.

(A) the United States did and nearly twice as much as Japan's exports
(B) the United States' and nearly double what the Japanese exports were
(C) the United States exported and nearly twice as much as the Japanese did --- Parallel and correct (exported and did)
(D) what the United States did and nearly twice as much as Japan's exports
(E) what the United States exported and nearly double the Japanese exports

I know the answer, but I am not clear why it is so. Can someone answer & give the exp.

Thanks.


My choice is (C). C has parallel construction.

the United States exported and nearly twice as much as the Japanese did is parallel with European Economic Community exported
SVP
SVP
User avatar
Joined: 07 Nov 2007
Posts: 1689
Location: New York
Re: The European Economic Community exported just under $400 billion in  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 20 Mar 2009, 03:51
2
nitya34 wrote:
Posted earlier in Oct 2008

Lets discuss :)
Source : GMAT Paper test 42

The European Economic Community exported just under $400 billion in goods in 1988, sixty percent more than the United States did and nearly twice as much as Japan's exports.


(A) the United States did and nearly twice as much as Japan's exports
(B) the United States' and nearly double what the Japanese exports were
(C) the United States exported and nearly twice as much as the Japanese did
(D) what the United States did and nearly twice as much as Japan's exports
(E) what the United States exported and nearly double the Japanese exports


good one.

Will go with C for parallelsim.

X exported.., 60% more than Y exported and nearlytwice as much as the Z did <exported>
_________________

Your attitude determines your altitude
Smiling wins more friends than frowning

Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 10 Jan 2009
Posts: 104
Re: The European Economic Community exported just under $400 billion in  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 25 Mar 2009, 22:14
6
The European Economic Community exported just under $400 billion in goods in 1988, sixty percent more than the United States did and nearly twice as much as Japan's exports.


Explanation:
When we say that,
Japan's exports saw a record plunge in February OR
Japanese exports saw a record plunge in February
we are referring to the goods and not to the amount (in figures).

The original sentence tries to compare the amount of total exports, which is correctly stated in option C.
-------------------------------
(A) the United States did and nearly twice as much as Japan's exports ---> Usage of the words Japan's exports is wrong. Changes the original meaning of the sentence.

(B) the United States' and nearly double what the Japanese exports were ---> Usage of the words Japanese exports is wrong. Changes the original meaning of the sentence.

(C) the United States exported and nearly twice as much as the Japanese did ---> Correct

(D) what the United States did and nearly twice as much as Japan's exports ---> Same explanation as that stated in option A.

(E) what the United States exported and nearly double the Japanese exports ---> Same explanation as that stated in option B.
-------------------------------

Hope that helps.


Regards,
Technext
_________________

+++ Believe me, it doesn't take much of an effort to underline SC questions. Just try it out. +++
+++ Please tell me why other options are wrong. +++

~~~ The only way to get smarter is to play a smarter opponent. ~~~

Retired Moderator
User avatar
Status: 2000 posts! I don't know whether I should feel great or sad about it! LOL
Joined: 04 Oct 2009
Posts: 1217
Location: Peru
Schools: Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, MIT & HKS (Government)
WE 1: Economic research
WE 2: Banking
WE 3: Government: Foreign Trade and SMEs
Re: The European Economic Community exported just under $400 billion in  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 13 May 2011, 14:25
2
+1 C

Logical comparison:
EU exported vs. US exported vs. Japan did

In E, you are comparing countries vs. Japan's exports; it is not parallel.
_________________

"Life’s battle doesn’t always go to stronger or faster men; but sooner or later the man who wins is the one who thinks he can."

My Integrated Reasoning Logbook / Diary: http://gmatclub.com/forum/my-ir-logbook-diary-133264.html

GMAT Club Premium Membership - big benefits and savings

Retired Moderator
User avatar
D
Status: worked for Kaplan's associates, but now on my own, free and flying
Joined: 19 Feb 2007
Posts: 4482
Location: India
WE: Education (Education)
Re: The European Economic Community exported just under $400 billion in  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 08 Aug 2011, 03:10
4
There are three countries, EEC, the US and Japan whose exports are being compared. So we need three verbs overall and two in the underlined portion to keep their actions parallel. You will notice only choice C exhibits three verbs(they must be equal in form and function)
_________________

you can know a lot about something and not really understand it."-- a quote
No one knows this better than a GMAT student does.
Narendran +9198845 44509

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 22 Apr 2012
Posts: 27
GPA: 3.98
Re: The European Economic Community exported just under $400 billion in  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 17 May 2012, 21:15
1
Eliminate the options that have "double" as much as, the right form is "twice as much as"

We are left with 3 options.

Of these the split is "Japanese did/Japan's exports"

To maintain parallel structure you need a verb after Japan and after United States

Clearly only one option describes this.

Pick this option

Option C


Kudos anyone?
_________________

If I did make a valid point, would you please consider giving me a kudo. Thanks.

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Joined: 13 Jan 2012
Posts: 286
Weight: 170lbs
GMAT 1: 740 Q48 V42
GMAT 2: 760 Q50 V42
WE: Analyst (Other)
Re: The European Economic Community exported just under $400 billion in  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 09 Jun 2012, 14:56
1
3/2 split right in the beginning. Yes! Eliminate D&E.

A - Eliminate. Not parallel.
B - Eliminate from United States'
C - Well this is all we're left with so let's go with it if we are rushed for time or review it if not. After a review, it seems to work fine.

Answer is C.
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 16 Dec 2011
Posts: 334
Re: The European Economic Community exported just under $400 billion in  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 15 Apr 2013, 07:47
1
crackgmat04 wrote:
The European Economic Community exported just under $400 billion in goods in 1988, sixty percent more than the United States did and nearly twice as much as Japan's exports.

A) the United States did and nearly twice as much as Japan's exports
B) the United States and nearly double what the Japanese exports were
C) the United States exported and nearly twice as much as the Japanese did
D) what the United States did and nearly twice as much as Japan's exports
E) what the United States exported and nearly double the Japanese exports



Rule tested here is parallelism on export done by 3 countries/communities. Non-underlined part "European Economic Community exported" need to be parallel to those in the underlined part.

A) "European Economic Community exported", "United States did", and "Japan's exports" are not parallel.
B) "European Economic Community exported", "United States", and "Japanese exports were" are not parallel. Export of EEC is compared with US and not export of US.
C) "European Economic Community exported", "United States exported", and "Japanese did" are parallel. Correct.
D) "European Economic Community exported", "United States did", and "Japan's exports" are not parallel.
E) "European Economic Community exported", "United States exported", and "Japanese exports" are not parallel.

Correct answer is C.
e-GMAT Representative
User avatar
G
Joined: 02 Nov 2011
Posts: 2695
Re: The European Economic Community exported just under $400 billion in  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 30 Apr 2013, 10:07
4
Hi ishaniscrazee,
This is in response to your PM.

The European Economic Community exported just under $400 billion in goods in 1988, sixty percent more than the United States did and nearly twice as much as Japan's exports.

Meaning Analysis:

The ECC exported goods in 1988. So did the US and Japan. But the ECC’s exports were 60% more than those of the US and twice as much as those of Japan.

Error Analysis:

So here action of exporting of three political entities has been compared. The action of ECC and US export has been correctly compared. But this is not the case with the action of Japan because there is no action mentioned here. This is not a parallel comparison.

PoE:

A) the United States did and nearly twice as much as Japan's exports: Incorrect for the reason stated above.

B) the United States and nearly double what the Japanese exports were: Incorrect.
i. Action of export of the ECC has been compared to the US. This is illogical.
ii. Use of “double” is not idiomatic here.

C) the United States exported and nearly twice as much as the Japanese did: Correct. All the actions are correctly compared.

D) what the United States did and nearly twice as much as Japan's exports: Incorrect. Repeats the same error as in choice A.

E) what the United States exported and nearly double the Japanese exports: Incorrect. Repeats the comparison error of choice A and the “double” idiom error of choice B.

Hope this helps. :-)
Thanks.
Shraddha
_________________












| '4 out of Top 5' Instructors on gmatclub | 70 point improvement guarantee | www.e-gmat.com

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Status: Always try to face your worst fear because nothing GOOD comes easy. You must be UNCOMFORTABLE to get to your COMFORT ZONE
Joined: 15 Aug 2014
Posts: 294
Concentration: Marketing, Technology
GMAT 1: 570 Q44 V25
GMAT 2: 600 Q48 V25
WE: Information Technology (Consulting)
GMAT ToolKit User Reviews Badge
Re: The European Economic Community exported just under $400 billion in  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 28 Apr 2016, 08:18
crackgmat04 wrote:
The European Economic Community exported just under $400 billion in goods in 1988, sixty percent more than the United States did and nearly twice as much as Japan's exports.

A) the United States did and nearly twice as much as Japan's exports
B) the United States and nearly double what the Japanese exports were
C) the United States exported and nearly twice as much as the Japanese did
D) what the United States did and nearly twice as much as Japan's exports
E) what the United States exported and nearly double the Japanese exports

Can someone explain the errors in the 4 wrong answers .....

OA: C


Can someone explain why option E is wrong
_________________

"When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful.” - Eric Thomas

I need to work on timing badly!!

Retired Moderator
User avatar
G
Joined: 14 Dec 2013
Posts: 3036
Location: Germany
Schools: HHL Leipzig
GMAT 1: 780 Q50 V47
WE: Corporate Finance (Pharmaceuticals and Biotech)
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member Reviews Badge
Re: The European Economic Community exported just under $400 billion in  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 29 Apr 2016, 11:16
smartguy595 wrote:
crackgmat04 wrote:
The European Economic Community exported just under $400 billion in goods in 1988, sixty percent more than the United States did and nearly twice as much as Japan's exports.

A) the United States did and nearly twice as much as Japan's exports
B) the United States and nearly double what the Japanese exports were
C) the United States exported and nearly twice as much as the Japanese did
D) what the United States did and nearly twice as much as Japan's exports
E) what the United States exported and nearly double the Japanese exports

Can someone explain the errors in the 4 wrong answers .....

OA: C


Can someone explain why option E is wrong


Lack of parallelism.

Structure X AND Y
X = 60% more than what the US exports
Y = double the Japaneses exports

The blue highlighted parts are not parallel.

X should have been 60% more than the US exports in order to maintain parallelism with double the Japanese exports .
Manager
Manager
avatar
S
Joined: 26 Jan 2016
Posts: 72
Location: India
GMAT 1: 690 Q49 V36
GPA: 3.01
Reviews Badge
Re: The European Economic Community exported just under $400 billion in  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 13 May 2016, 00:18
Can any expert reply on this ? Not sure how C is the right answer
Retired Moderator
User avatar
G
Joined: 14 Dec 2013
Posts: 3036
Location: Germany
Schools: HHL Leipzig
GMAT 1: 780 Q50 V47
WE: Corporate Finance (Pharmaceuticals and Biotech)
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member Reviews Badge
Re: The European Economic Community exported just under $400 billion in  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 13 May 2016, 10:26
1
sriamlan wrote:
Can any expert reply on this ? Not sure how C is the right answer


The European Economic Community exported just under $400 billion in goods in 1988, sixty percent more than the United States did and nearly twice as much as Japan's exports.

A) the United States did and nearly twice as much as Japan's exports
B) the United States and nearly double what the Japanese exports were
C) the United States exported and nearly twice as much as the Japanese did
D) what the United States did and nearly twice as much as Japan's exports
E) what the United States exported and nearly double the Japanese exports

The comparison structure here is "X 60%more than/ twice as much as Y " - Y in turn is comprised of a parrallel structure "P and Q"

Hence the overall structure is " X 60% more than P and twice as much as Q"

X = European Economy exported
P = United States exported
Q = the Japaneses did (exported).

Moreover,
The comparison between X and P is: 60% more than
The comparison between X and Q is:nearly twice as much as (= 200% of = 100% more than)

In the correct option C, the above parallelism is maintained properly:

The European Economic Community exported just under $400 billion in goods in 1988, sixty percent more than the United States exported and nearly twice as much as the Japanese did.


Option A: The element Q (Japan's exports) is not parallel to X and P.
Option B: P (United States) is not parallel to X. Q is also wrong since it uses "were" rather than "exported" or "did".
Option D: The element Q (Japan's exports) is not parallel to X and P.
Option E: The element Q (Japanese exports) is not parallel to X and P.
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 03 Jul 2015
Posts: 48
Concentration: Marketing, Finance
Re: The European Economic Community exported just under $400 billion in  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 16 May 2016, 07:00
sayantanc2k wrote:
sriamlan wrote:
Can any expert reply on this ? Not sure how C is the right answer


The European Economic Community exported just under $400 billion in goods in 1988, sixty percent more than the United States did and nearly twice as much as Japan's exports.

A) the United States did and nearly twice as much as Japan's exports
B) the United States and nearly double what the Japanese exports were
C) the United States exported and nearly twice as much as the Japanese did
D) what the United States did and nearly twice as much as Japan's exports
E) what the United States exported and nearly double the Japanese exports

The comparison structure here is "X 60%more than/ twice as much as Y " - Y in turn is comprised of a parrallel structure "P and Q"

Hence the overall structure is " X 60% more than P and twice as much as Q"

X = European Economy exported
P = United States exported
Q = the Japaneses did (exported).

Moreover,
The comparison between X and P is: 60% more than
The comparison between X and Q is:nearly twice as much as (= 200% of = 100% more than)

In the correct option C, the above parallelism is maintained properly:

The European Economic Community exported just under $400 billion in goods in 1988, sixty percent more than the United States exported and nearly twice as much as the Japanese did.


Option A: The element Q (Japan's exports) is not parallel to X and P.
Option B: P (United States) is not parallel to X. Q is also wrong since it uses "were" rather than "exported" or "did".
Option D: The element Q (Japan's exports) is not parallel to X and P.
Option E: The element Q (Japanese exports) is not parallel to X and P.


Hi

Is it right, at the first place, to compare a union , The United States and Japanese?
GMAT Club Bot
Re: The European Economic Community exported just under $400 billion in &nbs [#permalink] 16 May 2016, 07:00

Go to page    1   2    Next  [ 33 posts ] 

Display posts from previous: Sort by

The European Economic Community exported just under $400 billion in

  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®.