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

It is currently 22 Oct 2018, 14:40

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 melting of world glaciers, measured consistently from the early 19

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

Hide Tags

SVP
SVP
avatar
P
Joined: 12 Dec 2016
Posts: 1709
Location: United States
GMAT 1: 700 Q49 V33
GPA: 3.64
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member
The melting of world glaciers, measured consistently from the early 19  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 15 Jan 2018, 07:50
1
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  5% (low)

Question Stats:

83% (00:42) correct 17% (00:47) wrong based on 53 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

The melting of world glaciers, measured consistently from the early 1990s until the present, seems like it is corroborative that average global temperatures are inexorably rising.

A like it is corroborative that
B as if to corroborate
C to corroborate that
D corroborative of
E like a corroboration of
Manager
Manager
User avatar
S
Joined: 20 Feb 2017
Posts: 88
Location: United States
Premium Member
Re: The melting of world glaciers, measured consistently from the early 19  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 15 Jan 2018, 08:54
chesstitans wrote:
The melting of world glaciers, measured consistently from the early 1990s until the present, seems like it is corroborative that average global temperatures are inexorably rising.

A like it is corroborative that
B as if to corroborate
C to corroborate that
D corroborative of
E like a corroboration of


Highlighted incorrect parts -

A like it is corroborative that
B as if to corroborate - Need conjunctive word
C to corroborate that - Correct
D corroborative of - Need conjunctive word and incorrect proposition
E like a corroboration of - and same as D
_________________

*****************************************************************
Kudos are always welcome.

Board of Directors
User avatar
P
Status: QA & VA Forum Moderator
Joined: 11 Jun 2011
Posts: 4095
Location: India
GPA: 3.5
WE: Business Development (Commercial Banking)
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member
Re: The melting of world glaciers, measured consistently from the early 19  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 15 Jan 2018, 11:11
chesstitans wrote:
The melting of world glaciers, measured consistently from the early 1990s until the present, seems like it is corroborative that average global temperatures are inexorably rising.

A like it is corroborative that
B as if to corroborate
C to corroborate that
D corroborative of
E like a corroboration of

Correct answer must be (C) for the highlighted errors in other options...
_________________

Thanks and Regards

Abhishek....

PLEASE FOLLOW THE RULES FOR POSTING IN QA AND VA FORUM AND USE SEARCH FUNCTION BEFORE POSTING NEW QUESTIONS

How to use Search Function in GMAT Club | Rules for Posting in QA forum | Writing Mathematical Formulas |Rules for Posting in VA forum | Request Expert's Reply ( VA Forum Only )

SC Moderator
User avatar
V
Joined: 23 Sep 2015
Posts: 1218
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member Reviews Badge CAT Tests
Re: The melting of world glaciers, measured consistently from the early 19  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 13 Sep 2018, 17:58

Official Explanation


Split #1: noun/verb/adjective split. Here we get the same root word appearing in its adjective form (corroborative), its verb form (corroborate), and its noun form (corroboration). This is an action word. As a general rule, the GMAT prefers when action words are verb. Furthermore, it is almost invariably the case that putting the word in verb form will make the entire sentence more concise, more direct, and more elegant than if the word had been in noun or adjective form. We have a strong preference for (B) & (C) on these grounds.

Split #2: what follows the word "seems"? If we are comparing two object, two nouns, P and Q, we could say "P seems like Q." The "seems like" construction would be fine for a simple noun. If we are describing P as some adjective, we could say "P seems [adjective];" this would work for a simple adjective. Here, though we have an action happening after the "seems": for this case, the verb "seems" idiomatically takes the infinitive: "seems to do X." Again, (B) and (C) are the only ones with verb. Furthermore, (B) is strangely hypothetical in way that is not consistent with the situation. At this point, we strongly suspect (C) is correct.

Split #3: the clause "average global temperatures are inexorably rising" is a full clause with a bonafide [noun]+[verb]. It must begin with the word "that." In colloquial speech we can drop the word "that" ("Her note seems to indicate she is angry") but on the GMAT, with its higher level of formalism, we always need the "that" before a clause ("Her note seems to indicate that she is angry"). Only choices (A) & (C) have the required word "that."

On
the basis of these splits, it's clear that (C)
is the best possible answer.
_________________

Thanks!
Do give some kudos.

Simple strategy:
“Once you’ve eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.”

Want to improve your Score:
GMAT Ninja YouTube! Series 1| GMAT Ninja YouTube! Series 2

My Notes:
Reading comprehension | Critical Reasoning | Absolute Phrases

GMAT Club Bot
Re: The melting of world glaciers, measured consistently from the early 19 &nbs [#permalink] 13 Sep 2018, 17:58
Display posts from previous: Sort by

The melting of world glaciers, measured consistently from the early 19

  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®.