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

It is currently 23 Sep 2018, 20:54

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 McMillan Glass Factory in the 19th century Europe was different

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

Hide Tags

BSchool Forum Moderator
User avatar
V
Joined: 26 Feb 2016
Posts: 3138
Location: India
GPA: 3.12
Premium Member CAT Tests
The McMillan Glass Factory in the 19th century Europe was different  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 23 Jun 2018, 08:16
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  15% (low)

Question Stats:

72% (01:19) correct 28% (01:23) wrong based on 105 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

The McMillan Glass Factory in the 19th century Europe was different from all other glass factories in that it required its workers to have taken a systematic course in glass-making or passing a special examination on glass-making skills; none of McMillan's workers were untrained.


A. to have taken a systematic course in glass-making or passing a special examination on glass-making skills; none of McMillan's workers were

B. to have taken a systematic course in glass-making or to had passed a special examination on glass-making skills and none of McMillan's workers was

C. either to have taken a systematic course in glass-making or to have passed a special examination on glass-making skills, with no worker of McMillan being

D. either to have taken a systematic course in glass-making or to have passed a special examination on glass-making skills; none of McMillan's workers was

E. either to have taken a systematic course in glass-making or to have passed a special examination on glass-making skills, resulting in nonee of McMillan's workers being


Source: Experts Global

_________________

You've got what it takes, but it will take everything you've got

Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 08 Jul 2017
Posts: 17
Location: Greece
GPA: 3.31
Re: The McMillan Glass Factory in the 19th century Europe was different  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 23 Jun 2018, 10:35
A. "To have taken" is not parallel with "passing".
B. "To have taken" is not parallel with "had passed".
C. The use of "being" is consider passive voice which most of the times is not preferable. There aren't any mistakes in the rest of the sentence so, for now, we can keep it.
D. The "either...or" construction is used properly and there is a correct use of the semi-colon. For now, D is the best choice.
E. The "either...or" construction is used properly but for the use if "being" we have the same case with the third sentence.

The correct answer is D.

Sent from my Redmi Note 4 using GMAT Club Forum mobile app
Manager
Manager
avatar
B
Status: Student
Joined: 07 Jun 2018
Posts: 61
Location: India
Concentration: Finance, Marketing
GPA: 4
GMAT ToolKit User
The McMillan Glass Factory in the 19th century Europe was different  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 23 Jun 2018, 10:57
pushpitkc wrote:
The McMillan Glass Factory in the 19th century Europe was different from all other glass factories in that it required its workers to have taken a systematic course in glass-making or passing a special examination on glass-making skills; none of McMillan's workers were untrained.


A. to have taken a systematic course in glass-making or passing a special examination on glass-making skills; none of McMillan's workers were

B. to have taken a systematic course in glass-making or to had passed a special examination on glass-making skills and none of McMillan's workers was

C. either to have taken a systematic course in glass-making or to have passed a special examination on glass-making skills, with no worker of McMillan being

D. either to have taken a systematic course in glass-making or to have passed a special examination on glass-making skills; none of McMillan's workers was

E. either to have taken a systematic course in glass-making or to have passed a special examination on glass-making skills, resulting in nonee of McMillan's workers being


Source: Experts Global


Ans - D

By reading the question properly we can understand that the workers need to take one of the two given things.
we can see that options A and B start with have taken and the rest with either.
Thus using ‘either’ is better for this choice type scenario. So we eliminate A and B

Further if we read C, we can see that ‘being’ doesnt seem right here. Moreover the last sentence doesnt continue the ongoing clause thus semicolon is a better option here.
D is correct.
E has the same problem with C.

Posted from my mobile device
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
D
Joined: 22 Feb 2018
Posts: 326
Re: The McMillan Glass Factory in the 19th century Europe was different  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 23 Jun 2018, 11:42
Antreev Iakovos1995
in option D
D. either to have taken a systematic course in glass-making or to have passed a special examination on glass-making skills; none of McMillan's workers was

Which one of these is correct
1)none of McMillan's workers was
2)none of McMillan's workers were

As per MGMAT SC, the noun object of the Of-phrase after none will help to determine the number of the subject.
i.e. usage of singular or plural verb will depend upon noun object of Of-phrase.
What is your opinion whether none is plural or singular here
_________________

Good, good Let the kudos flow through you

Manager
Manager
avatar
B
Status: Student
Joined: 07 Jun 2018
Posts: 61
Location: India
Concentration: Finance, Marketing
GPA: 4
GMAT ToolKit User
The McMillan Glass Factory in the 19th century Europe was different  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 23 Jun 2018, 11:51
Princ wrote:
Antreev Iakovos1995
in option D
D. either to have taken a systematic course in glass-making or to have passed a special examination on glass-making skills; none of McMillan's workers was

Which one of these is correct
1)none of McMillan's workers was
2)none of McMillan's workers were

As per MGMAT SC, the noun object of the Of-phrase after none will help to determine the number of the subject.
i.e. usage of singular or plural verb will depend upon noun object of Of-phrase.
What is your opinion whether none is plural or singular here


none is singular.
See its ‘none of the workers’ so obviously it cannot be plural.
moreover in this question, you can answer without giving worry to this. You eliminate A because of its lack of parellism and absence of ‘either’. No other option will put you in this confusion.
Posted from my mobile device
DS Forum Moderator
User avatar
D
Joined: 27 Oct 2017
Posts: 730
Location: India
Concentration: International Business, General Management
GPA: 3.64
WE: Business Development (Energy and Utilities)
Premium Member CAT Tests
The McMillan Glass Factory in the 19th century Europe was different  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 23 Jun 2018, 19:32
2
None Were vs. None Was

Rule: The word none is versatile. It has a plural sense (“not any”) as well as a singular sense (“not a single one”). When none is followed by of, look at the noun in your of phrase (object of the preposition). If the object of the preposition is singular, use a singular verb. If the object of the preposition is plural, there is more leeway. Most of the time, but not always, you will want to use a plural verb.
Examples:
None of the pie was eaten.
None of the children were hungry. BUT None (as in, “not a single one”) of the children was hungry is not incorrect.
In a sentence like “None were missing,” there is an implicit noun that answers the question, “None of what?” If that noun is singular, none takes a singular verb. If that noun is plural, it is up to the writer and the sense of the sentence to determine whether none takes a singular or a plural verb.

Quiz
None of the garbage was/were picked up.
None of the chairs was/were comfortable.
She inspected all of the plates and none was/were chipped.

Spoiler: :: Quiz Answers
None of the garbage was picked up.
None of the chairs were or was comfortable.
She inspected all of the plates and none were or was chipped.


Source: https://data.grammarbook.com/blog/singular-vs-plural/none-were-vs-none-was/

In this particular question, author wants to state that " not even a single worker" was untrained, So use was

"D. either to have taken a systematic course in glass-making or to have passed a special examination on glass-making skills; none of McMillan's workers was"

In case of confusion, we should look for other split/decision point.
_________________

Win GMAT CLUB Tests - Weekly Quant Quiz Contest
SC: Confusable words

All you need for Quant, GMAT PS Question Directory,GMAT DS Question Directory
Error log/Key Concepts
Combination Concept: Division into groups
Question of the Day (QOTD)
Free GMAT CATS

Manager
Manager
avatar
S
Joined: 12 Dec 2015
Posts: 125
Re: The McMillan Glass Factory in the 19th century Europe was different  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 24 Jun 2018, 02:18
The McMillan Glass Factory in the 19th century Europe was different from all other glass factories in that it required its workers to have taken a systematic course in glass-making or passing a special examination on glass-making skills; none of McMillan's workers were untrained.


A. to have taken a systematic course in glass-making or passing a special examination on glass-making skills; none of McMillan's workers were -->not parallel

B. to have taken a systematic course in glass-making or to had passed a special examination on glass-making skills and none of McMillan's workers was -->not parallel

C. either to have taken a systematic course in glass-making or to have passed a special examination on glass-making skills, with no worker of McMillan being

D. either to have taken a systematic course in glass-making or to have passed a special examination on glass-making skills; none of McMillan's workers was --> correct

E. either to have taken a systematic course in glass-making or to have passed a special examination on glass-making skills, resulting in none of McMillan's workers being
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 08 Jul 2017
Posts: 17
Location: Greece
GPA: 3.31
The McMillan Glass Factory in the 19th century Europe was different  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 25 Jun 2018, 08:14
1
Princ wrote:
Antreev Iakovos1995
in option D
D. either to have taken a systematic course in glass-making or to have passed a special examination on glass-making skills; none of McMillan's workers was

Which one of these is correct
1)none of McMillan's workers was
2)none of McMillan's workers were

As per MGMAT SC, the noun object of the Of-phrase after none will help to determine the number of the subject.
i.e. usage of singular or plural verb will depend upon noun object of Of-phrase.
What is your opinion whether none is plural or singular here


Princ
A similar question is this https://gmatclub.com/forum/not-one-of-t ... 76919.html
There are a lot of great explanations to expand the concept below the question.
GMAT Club Bot
The McMillan Glass Factory in the 19th century Europe was different &nbs [#permalink] 25 Jun 2018, 08:14
Display posts from previous: Sort by

The McMillan Glass Factory in the 19th century Europe was different

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

Events & Promotions

PREV
NEXT


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®.