It is currently 17 Nov 2017, 21:52

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 health benefits of tea have been the subject of much

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

Hide Tags

8 KUDOS received
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 23 May 2006
Posts: 322

Kudos [?]: 392 [8], given: 0

The health benefits of tea have been the subject of much [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 03 Aug 2008, 22:04
8
This post received
KUDOS
69
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  55% (hard)

Question Stats:

58% (00:43) correct 42% (00:52) wrong based on 1969 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

The health benefits of tea have been the subject of much research; in addition to its possibilities for preventing and inhibiting some forms of cancer, the brewed leaves of Camellia sinensis may also play a role in reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke.
A. in addition to its possibilities for preventing and inhibiting
B. in addition to its possibilities to prevent or inhibit
C. besides the possibility that it prevents and inhibits
D. besides the possible preventing and inhibiting of
E. besides possibly preventing or inhibiting
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

Last edited by WoundedTiger on 23 Jul 2014, 01:49, edited 1 time in total.
OA updated. GMAT Prep Q

Kudos [?]: 392 [8], given: 0

SVP
SVP
User avatar
Joined: 29 Aug 2007
Posts: 2471

Kudos [?]: 855 [0], given: 19

Re: The health benefits of tea have been the subject of much [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 03 Aug 2008, 22:24
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED
x97agarwal wrote:
The health benefits of tea have been the subject of much research; in addition to its possibilities for preventing and inhibiting some forms of cancer, the brewed leaves of Camellia sinensis may also play a role in reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke.

A. in addition to its possibilities for preventing and inhibiting
B. in addition to its possibilities to prevent or inhibit
C. besides the possibility that it prevents and inhibits
D. besides the possible preventing and inhibiting of
E. besides possibly preventing or inhibiting


tough one.

B. prefer "in addition to" over "besides"
prefer "possibilities to" over "possibilties for".
_________________

Verbal: http://gmatclub.com/forum/new-to-the-verbal-forum-please-read-this-first-77546.html
Math: http://gmatclub.com/forum/new-to-the-math-forum-please-read-this-first-77764.html
Gmat: http://gmatclub.com/forum/everything-you-need-to-prepare-for-the-gmat-revised-77983.html


GT

Kudos [?]: 855 [0], given: 19

Retired Moderator
User avatar
Joined: 18 Jul 2008
Posts: 960

Kudos [?]: 303 [0], given: 5

Re: The health benefits of tea have been the subject of much [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 04 Aug 2008, 13:11
Between A and E, I choose A.

"possibly" didn't sound too appealing for me.

Kudos [?]: 303 [0], given: 5

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 01 Aug 2008
Posts: 39

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 0

Re: The health benefits of tea have been the subject of much [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 05 Aug 2008, 00:27
Choice B seems to be correct. Preventing and inhibiting is in negative sense so "possibilities for" does not sound good.

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 0

18 KUDOS received
SVP
SVP
User avatar
Joined: 07 Nov 2007
Posts: 1791

Kudos [?]: 1088 [18], given: 5

Location: New York
Re: The health benefits of tea have been the subject of much [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 05 Aug 2008, 12:08
18
This post received
KUDOS
3
This post was
BOOKMARKED
x97agarwal wrote:
The health benefits of tea have been the subject of much research; in addition to its possibilities for preventing and inhibiting some forms of cancer, the brewed leaves of Camellia sinensis may also play a role in reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke.
A. in addition to its possibilities for preventing and inhibiting
B. in addition to its possibilities to prevent or inhibit
C. besides the possibility that it prevents and inhibits
D. besides the possible preventing and inhibiting of
E. besides possibly preventing or inhibiting

prevent or inhibit correct
prevent and inhibit incorrect

between B and E


E looks concise
_________________

Your attitude determines your altitude
Smiling wins more friends than frowning

Kudos [?]: 1088 [18], given: 5

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 23 Jul 2008
Posts: 193

Kudos [?]: 134 [0], given: 0

Re: The health benefits of tea have been the subject of much [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 14 Aug 2008, 08:47
2
This post was
BOOKMARKED
x2suresh wrote:
x97agarwal wrote:
The health benefits of tea have been the subject of much research; in addition to its possibilities for preventing and inhibiting some forms of cancer, the brewed leaves of Camellia sinensis may also play a role in reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke.
A. in addition to its possibilities for preventing and inhibiting
B. in addition to its possibilities to prevent or inhibit
C. besides the possibility that it prevents and inhibits
D. besides the possible preventing and inhibiting of
E. besides possibly preventing or inhibiting

prevent or inhibit correct
prevent and inhibit incorrect

between B and E


E looks concise


Hi there
can you give reasons for

prevent or inhibit correct
prevent and inhibit incorrect


thanks

Kudos [?]: 134 [0], given: 0

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 25 May 2008
Posts: 187

Kudos [?]: 9 [0], given: 0

Re: The health benefits of tea have been the subject of much [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 14 Aug 2008, 09:21
I think is D. A and B- out becuase of "its". C- out because of "it"
Between D and E I chose D because in the original sentence is "and" not "or". These "or" changes the sentence. What is OA?

Kudos [?]: 9 [0], given: 0

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 12 May 2006
Posts: 175

Kudos [?]: 72 [0], given: 0

Re: The health benefits of tea have been the subject of much [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 14 Aug 2008, 09:47
It cannot do both "preventing" and "inhibit" so "or" is preferred over "and"

That leaves us with B and E. In B "its" is awkward. E is parallel as well IMO E.

Kudos [?]: 72 [0], given: 0

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 06 Nov 2008
Posts: 3

Kudos [?]: 3 [0], given: 0

Re: The health benefits of tea have been the subject of much [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 06 Nov 2008, 21:32
3
This post was
BOOKMARKED
Official answer per GMAT prep is (E).

or vs. and should be main split and then "possibilities to" is not a correct idiom (possibilities for is correct), E is concise as well.

Kudos [?]: 3 [0], given: 0

14 KUDOS received
VP
VP
User avatar
Joined: 05 Jul 2008
Posts: 1402

Kudos [?]: 443 [14], given: 1

Re: The health benefits of tea have been the subject of much [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 06 Nov 2008, 21:38
14
This post received
KUDOS
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED
Aren't A, B and C out for the simple reason that there is a S-V disagreement.

brewed leaves and its??

Between D & E, It is clearly E.

Kudos [?]: 443 [14], given: 1

1 KUDOS received
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Status: Fighting on
Joined: 14 Mar 2010
Posts: 310

Kudos [?]: 30 [1], given: 3

Schools: UCLA (R1 interview-WL), UNC(R2--interview-ding) Oxford(R2-Admit), Kelley (R2- Admit $$), McCombs(R2)
WE 1: SE - 1
WE 2: Engineer - 3
Re: The health benefits of tea have been the subject of much [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 17 Aug 2010, 09:26
1
This post received
KUDOS
2
This post was
BOOKMARKED
A. in addition to its possibilities for preventing and inhibiting
B. in addition to its possibilities to prevent or inhibit
C. besides the possibility that it prevents and inhibits <prevent and inhibit at the same time?>
D. besides the possible preventing and inhibiting of
E. besides possibly preventing or inhibiting<correcto>

Kudos [?]: 30 [1], given: 3

3 KUDOS received
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 28 Feb 2010
Posts: 167

Kudos [?]: 39 [3], given: 33

WE 1: 3 (Mining Operations)
Re: The health benefits of tea have been the subject of much [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 20 Aug 2010, 01:50
3
This post received
KUDOS
2
This post was
BOOKMARKED
Its a great question friends.IMO E
We can rule out A ,B and C straight. Just check "Its" is referring to what ??
You will realise that it refers to Brewed Leaves: Plural. So, "It" cannot refer to "Leaves."

Another issue is "preventing and inhibiting" or "Preventing or Inhibiting" Both have very different meaning. When you are preventing, you are already inhibiting.......we dont need both to be together !!!
_________________

Regards,
Invincible...:)
"The way to succeed is to double your error rate."
"Most people who succeed in the face of seemingly impossible conditions are people who simply don't know how to quit."

Kudos [?]: 39 [3], given: 33

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 21 Mar 2010
Posts: 306

Kudos [?]: 31 [0], given: 33

Re: The health benefits of tea have been the subject of much [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 11 Feb 2011, 10:11
The health benefits of tea have been the subject of much research; in addition to its possibilities for preventing and inhibiting some forms of cancer, the brewed leaves of Camellia sinensis may also play a role in reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke.
A. in addition to its possibilities for preventing and inhibiting
B. in addition to its possibilities to prevent or inhibit
C. besides the possibility that it prevents and inhibits
D. besides the possible preventing and inhibiting of
E. besides possibly preventing or inhibiting

i didnt like the part " its possibilities" which is unidiomatic in itself.

c is not parallel with "reducing"
D > possible preventing is wrong

Therefore E. It also removes the ambiguous "its"

Kudos [?]: 31 [0], given: 33

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 06 Sep 2010
Posts: 111

Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 6

Re: The health benefits of tea have been the subject of much [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 05 Jul 2011, 04:55
E is the answer choice...
Option E correctly modifies the brewed leaves...

besides possibly preventing or inhibiting .... , , the brewed leaves of Camellia sinensis may also play a role in reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke.

Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 6

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 28 Apr 2011
Posts: 177

Kudos [?]: 10 [0], given: 6

Re: The health benefits of tea have been the subject of much [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 07 Apr 2012, 07:06
IMO E........

i went for parallelisam

Kudos [?]: 10 [0], given: 6

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 30 Jun 2011
Posts: 266

Kudos [?]: 90 [0], given: 20

Reviews Badge
Re: The health benefits of tea have been the subject of much [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 17 Apr 2012, 12:40
B. in addition to its possibilities to prevent or inhibit

colored part does not make any sense, i.e. E is correct

Kudos [?]: 90 [0], given: 20

Manager
Manager
avatar
Status: Appearing for GMAT
Joined: 23 May 2011
Posts: 131

Kudos [?]: 259 [0], given: 34

Location: United States (NJ)
Concentration: Finance, General Management
GPA: 3.5
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
The health benefits of tea have been the subject of much [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 16 Aug 2012, 14:25
2
This post was
BOOKMARKED
The health benefits of tea have been the subject of much research; in addition to its possibilities for preventing and inhibiting some forms of cancer, the brewed leaves of Camellia sinensis may also play a role in reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke.
A. in addition to its possibilities for preventing and inhibiting
B. in addition to its possibilities to prevent or inhibit
C. besides the possibility that it prevents and inhibits
D. besides the possible preventing and inhibiting of
E. besides possibly preventing or inhibiting

Not concerned about answer but can pronoun in second clause joined with ";" refer noun in first clause.
In the above problem can "its" can refer tea's.
_________________

"Giving kudos" is a decent way to say "Thanks" and motivate contributors. Please use them, it won't cost you anything.
Thanks Rphardu

Kudos [?]: 259 [0], given: 34

Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 25 Jun 2012
Posts: 56

Kudos [?]: 23 [0], given: 2

Re: can pronoun in second clause joined with";"refer noun in 1st [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 16 Aug 2012, 20:48
A short answer would be that yes, an "its" - or other similar pronoun - can be placed after a semicolon while referring to something before the semicolon. Here is an example sentence:

"Superman is the greatest superhero ever made; his ideals and strong sense of morality make him a solid role model even in modern times."

In this particular sentence, however, the "its" would actually more accurately refer to the "brewed leaves of Camellia sinensis", as opposed to the general "tea" found within the first part of the sentence.

Kudos [?]: 23 [0], given: 2

Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 29 Nov 2012
Posts: 866

Kudos [?]: 1451 [0], given: 543

Re: The health benefits of tea have been the subject of much [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 14 Jul 2013, 03:23
Can someone provide a detailed analyis on this question. Thanks! why isn't "and" used here?
_________________

Click +1 Kudos if my post helped...

Amazing Free video explanation for all Quant questions from OG 13 and much more http://www.gmatquantum.com/og13th/

GMAT Prep software What if scenarios http://gmatclub.com/forum/gmat-prep-software-analysis-and-what-if-scenarios-146146.html

Kudos [?]: 1451 [0], given: 543

1 KUDOS received
VP
VP
User avatar
Status: Far, far away!
Joined: 02 Sep 2012
Posts: 1120

Kudos [?]: 2363 [1], given: 219

Location: Italy
Concentration: Finance, Entrepreneurship
GPA: 3.8
GMAT ToolKit User
Re: The health benefits of tea have been the subject of much [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 16 Jul 2013, 15:04
1
This post received
KUDOS
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED
fozzzy wrote:
Can someone provide a detailed analyis on this question. Thanks! why isn't "and" used here?


The health benefits of tea have been the subject of much research; in addition to its possibilities for preventing and inhibiting some forms of cancer, the brewed leaves of Camellia sinensis may also play a role in reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke.

The "subject" of the underlined portion is "the brewed leaves": PLURAL => it/its have no reference. We can eliminate A B C.

D. besides the possible preventing and inhibiting of<== this is not idiomatic
E. besides possibly preventing or inhibiting

To answer you question about "and", I think it's more logical to say
prevent OR inhibit, just because you cannot do both things at once: you can either prevent OR inhibit.
_________________

It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge that begins with experience.

Kant , Critique of Pure Reason

Tips and tricks: Inequalities , Mixture | Review: MGMAT workshop
Strategy: SmartGMAT v1.0 | Questions: Verbal challenge SC I-II- CR New SC set out !! , My Quant

Rules for Posting in the Verbal Forum - Rules for Posting in the Quant Forum[/size][/color][/b]

Kudos [?]: 2363 [1], given: 219

Re: The health benefits of tea have been the subject of much   [#permalink] 16 Jul 2013, 15:04

Go to page    1   2   3    Next  [ 50 posts ] 

Display posts from previous: Sort by

The health benefits of tea have been the subject of much

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


cron

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®.