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

It is currently 22 Jan 2019, 19:13

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 winners of the GMAT game show

     January 22, 2019

     January 22, 2019

     10:00 PM PST

     11:00 PM PST

    In case you didn’t notice, we recently held the 1st ever GMAT game show and it was awesome! See who won a full GMAT course, and register to the next one.
  • Key Strategies to Master GMAT SC

     January 26, 2019

     January 26, 2019

     07:00 AM PST

     09:00 AM PST

    Attend this webinar to learn how to leverage Meaning and Logic to solve the most challenging Sentence Correction Questions.

The iphone has been the most advanced cell phone for almost 3 years ex

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Manager
Manager
avatar
G
Joined: 05 Oct 2016
Posts: 93
Location: United States (OH)
GPA: 3.58
The iphone has been the most advanced cell phone for almost 3 years ex  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 17 Jan 2018, 10:15
1
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  55% (hard)

Question Stats:

56% (00:54) correct 44% (01:05) wrong based on 68 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

The iPhone has been the most advanced cell phone for almost 3 years excepting for the areas of multi-tasking and phone call quality as one cannot run multiple applications simultaneously or attend a long phone call without interruption.


A. excepting for the areas of multi-tasking and phone call quality as

B. with the exception of the areas of multi-tasking and phone call quality where

C. except in the areas of multi-tasking and phone call quality that

D. with the exception of the areas of multi-tasking and phone call quality since

E. except in the areas of multi-tasking and phone call quality

--== Message from the GMAT Club Team ==--

THERE IS LIKELY A BETTER DISCUSSION OF THIS EXACT QUESTION.
This discussion does not meet community quality standards. It has been retired.


If you would like to discuss this question please re-post it in the respective forum. Thank you!

To review the GMAT Club's Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow these links: Quantitative | Verbal Please note - we may remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines. Thank you.

_________________

Kudos APPRECIATED!

Magoosh GMAT Instructor
User avatar
G
Joined: 28 Dec 2011
Posts: 4485
Re: The iphone has been the most advanced cell phone for almost 3 years ex  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 17 Jan 2018, 16:48
SandhyAvinash wrote:
The iPhone has been the most advanced cell phone for almost 3 years excepting for the areas of multi-tasking and phone call quality as one cannot run multiple applications simultaneously or attend a long phone call without interruption.

A. excepting for the areas of multi-tasking and phone call quality as

B. with the exception of the areas of multi-tasking and phone call quality where

C. except in the areas of multi-tasking and phone call quality that

D. with the exception of the areas of multi-tasking and phone call quality since

E. except in the areas of multi-tasking and phone call quality

Dear SandhyAvinash,

I'm happy to respond. :-)

My friend, this is a low-quality SC practice question. The "excepting" in (A) can be tricky for non-native speakers, but no native speakers fall for that mistake. The connection to the non-underlined part after the underlined part is problematic in (B) & (C) & (E)--that feature was overused in this question. Choice (D), an awkward monstrosity, is the OA by default. Finally, I think the real GMAT is a bit too diplomatic to say anything positive or negative about a current product on the market. This has a number of features that differentiate it from an official question.

Here's a much higher-quality GMAT SC question:
alternative energy sources

Does all this make sense?
Mike :-)
_________________

Mike McGarry
Magoosh Test Prep


Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. — William Butler Yeats (1865 – 1939)

Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 20 Jun 2017
Posts: 32
GMAT 1: 580 Q36 V32
GMAT 2: 660 Q39 V41
GRE 1: Q159 V160
The iphone has been the most advanced cell phone for almost 3 years ex  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 17 Jan 2018, 20:26
SandhyAvinash wrote:
The iPhone has been the most advanced cell phone for almost 3 years excepting for the areas of multi-tasking and phone call quality as one cannot run multiple applications simultaneously or attend a long phone call without interruption.


A. excepting for the areas of multi-tasking and phone call quality as

B. with the exception of the areas of multi-tasking and phone call quality where

C. except in the areas of multi-tasking and phone call quality that

D. with the exception of the areas of multi-tasking and phone call quality since

E. except in the areas of multi-tasking and phone call quality


where, the pronoun typically used to refer to locations is incorrectly used to refer to multi-tasking and phone call quality, eliminate B
That incorrectly makes both multi-tasking and phone call quality the subject of the sentence eliminate C also, 'that' is bridging a dependent clause to an independent clause?
E lacks a preposition, comma or conjunction to bridge the modifying sentence to the dependent clause
A the verb to except is not parallel to the conjugated present continuous tense 'has been' eliminate A

Leaves D as the correct choice mikemcgarry how do you rate my analysis

--== Message from the GMAT Club Team ==--

THERE IS LIKELY A BETTER DISCUSSION OF THIS EXACT QUESTION.
This discussion does not meet community quality standards. It has been retired.


If you would like to discuss this question please re-post it in the respective forum. Thank you!

To review the GMAT Club's Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow these links: Quantitative | Verbal Please note - we may remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines. Thank you.
GMAT Club Bot
The iphone has been the most advanced cell phone for almost 3 years ex &nbs [#permalink] 17 Jan 2018, 20:26
Display posts from previous: Sort by

The iphone has been the most advanced cell phone for almost 3 years ex

  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®.