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

It is currently 18 Mar 2019, 17:02

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 Industrial Revolution required levels of financing which

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

Hide Tags

 
General GMAT Forum Moderator
avatar
V
Joined: 29 Jan 2015
Posts: 1167
Location: India
WE: General Management (Non-Profit and Government)
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member Reviews Badge CAT Tests
The Industrial Revolution required levels of financing which  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 09 May 2017, 00:53
1
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  15% (low)

Question Stats:

70% (00:50) correct 30% (01:06) wrong based on 131 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

The Industrial Revolution required levels of financing which were previously unknown; for instance, Florence had eighty banking houses that took deposits, made loans, and performed many of the other functions of a modern bank.

(A) which were previously unknown
(B) that were previously unknown
(C) unknown before that time
(D) which had been unknown in earlier times
(E) that was previously unknown

_________________

If you liked my post, kindly give me a Kudos. Thanks.

Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 06 May 2015
Posts: 40
Re: The Industrial Revolution required levels of financing which  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 09 May 2017, 02:48
1
rohan2345 wrote:
The Industrial Revolution required levels of financing which were previously unknown; for instance, Florence had eighty banking houses that took deposits, made loans, and performed many of the other functions of a modern bank.

(A) which were previously unknown
(B) that were previously unknown
(C) unknown before that time
(D) which had been unknown in earlier times
(E) that was previously unknown


I am more inclined towards answer choice B


Levels of Financing that were previously unknown.

This is one independent clause .


Which in answer choice A does not clearly modify level. It may refer to Financing and hence ambiguity.





Sent from my iPhone using GMAT Club Forum mobile app
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 06 May 2015
Posts: 40
Re: The Industrial Revolution required levels of financing which  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 09 May 2017, 02:49
gmatbuddha wrote:
D.


Sent from my iPhone using GMAT Club Forum


Can you please explain why you selected Past progressive Tense.




Sent from my iPhone using GMAT Club Forum mobile app
Manager
Manager
avatar
B
Joined: 06 Dec 2016
Posts: 245
Re: The Industrial Revolution required levels of financing which  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 10 May 2017, 07:25
rahimk7 wrote:
gmatbuddha wrote:
D.


Sent from my iPhone using GMAT Club Forum


Can you please explain why you selected Past progressive Tense.




Sent from my iPhone using GMAT Club Forum mobile app



The answer can not be D. The reason is that most of the times, a comma should be placed before which.
General GMAT Forum Moderator
avatar
V
Joined: 29 Jan 2015
Posts: 1167
Location: India
WE: General Management (Non-Profit and Government)
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member Reviews Badge CAT Tests
The Industrial Revolution required levels of financing which  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 10 May 2017, 09:02
Here is the official explanation.

This sentence correction question has an improperly used pronoun. You use which to introduce nonessential clauses. Because the information after the which is essential to the meaning of the sentence, you have to use that instead. You can eliminate A and D because both keep the which construction. C uses too many words to mean previously unknown, and E changes which to that but presents a new problem because that refers to levels, which is plural, so it requires the plural verb have. Thus, B is the only answer that corrects the problem without creating new ones. Correct answer: B.

Hope this helps.
_________________

If you liked my post, kindly give me a Kudos. Thanks.

VP
VP
User avatar
D
Status: Learning
Joined: 20 Dec 2015
Posts: 1025
Location: India
Concentration: Operations, Marketing
GMAT 1: 670 Q48 V36
GRE 1: Q157 V157
GPA: 3.4
WE: Engineering (Manufacturing)
Reviews Badge CAT Tests
Re: The Industrial Revolution required levels of financing which  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 10 May 2017, 19:29
IMO B
Which is incorrectly used in the original sentence.
_________________

Please give kudos if you found my answers useful

GMAT Club Verbal Expert
User avatar
P
Status: GMAT and GRE tutor
Joined: 13 Aug 2009
Posts: 2329
Location: United States
GMAT 1: 780 Q51 V46
GMAT 2: 800 Q51 V51
GRE 1: Q170 V170
Re: The Industrial Revolution required levels of financing which  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 15 May 2017, 10:18
1
Just a friendly reminder to please please please include the source whenever you post a new question! Looks like this one is from GMAT for Dummies?

Responding to a PM:

Quote:
Option A cannot be eliminated just because which always refer to non-essential modifier right?? (which without comma can refer to essential modifier)

"This sentence correction question has an improperly used pronoun. You use which to introduce nonessential clauses. Because the information after the which is essential to the meaning of the sentence, you have to use that instead"---->Part of Official explanation


In this case, I think that the official explanation is basically correct. (Though you're always MUCH better off relying on official GMAT questions!) The underlined modifying phrase ("which were previously unknown" or "that were previously unknown") is clearly essential information: without it, it would be really hard to understand what sort of financing we're talking about, and the sentence wouldn't make much sense. For an essential modifier, you'll always use "that" (without a comma); for non-essential modifiers, use "which" -- and "which" is always preceded by a comma when used at the beginning of a non-essential modifier.

I wouldn't worry too much about the distinction between essential and non-essential modifiers, though. I can think of a few official GMAT SC questions that include both "which" and "that" in the answer choices, but the distinction between "which" and "that" is rarely the deciding factor on official questions. Actually, I don't think that it's ever the deciding factor on any official GMAT questions -- but maybe I'm missing one somewhere. Either way, don't lose too much sleep over this.
_________________

GMAT Club Verbal Expert | GMAT/GRE tutor @ www.gmatninja.com (Now hiring!) | Instagram | Food blog | Notoriously bad at PMs

Beginners' guides to GMAT verbal
Reading Comprehension | Critical Reasoning | Sentence Correction

YouTube LIVE verbal webinars
Series 1: Fundamentals of SC & CR | Series 2: Developing a Winning GMAT Mindset

SC & CR Questions of the Day (QOTDs), featuring expert explanations
All QOTDs | Subscribe via email | RSS

Need an expert reply?
Hit the request verbal experts' reply button -- and please be specific about your question. Feel free to tag @GMATNinja in your post. Priority is always given to official GMAT questions.

Sentence Correction articles & resources
How to go from great (760) to incredible (780) on GMAT SC | That "-ing" Word Probably Isn't a Verb | That "-ed" Word Might Not Be a Verb, Either | No-BS Guide to GMAT Idioms | "Being" is not the enemy | WTF is "that" doing in my sentence?

Reading Comprehension, Critical Reasoning, and other articles & resources
All GMAT Ninja articles on GMAT Club | Using LSAT for GMAT CR & RC |7 reasons why your actual GMAT scores don't match your practice test scores | How to get 4 additional "fake" GMAT Prep tests for $29.99 | Time management on verbal

Non-Human User
User avatar
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 3705
Premium Member
Re: The Industrial Revolution required levels of financing which  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 26 Feb 2019, 02:49
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.
_________________

-
April 2018: New Forum dedicated to Verbal Strategies, Guides, and Resources

GMAT Club Bot
Re: The Industrial Revolution required levels of financing which   [#permalink] 26 Feb 2019, 02:49
Display posts from previous: Sort by

The Industrial Revolution required levels of financing which

  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®.