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

It is currently 20 Aug 2018, 02:09

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 mountain cornfloss, native to the Rocky Mountains from Colorado to

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

Hide Tags

Math Expert
User avatar
V
Joined: 02 Sep 2009
Posts: 48044
The mountain cornfloss, native to the Rocky Mountains from Colorado to  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 17 Jul 2018, 01:49
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  5% (low)

Question Stats:

86% (00:38) correct 14% (00:36) wrong based on 133 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

The mountain cornfloss, native to the Rocky Mountains from Colorado to Canada and thought of as being the most beautiful of all wildflowers, grow on steep ledges and in deep cracks on remote mountaintops.


A. of as being the most beautiful of all wildflowers, grow

B. of as being the most beautiful of all wildflowers, grows

C. to be the most beautiful of all wildflowers, grow

D. to be the most beautiful of all wildflowers, grows

E. of as the most beautiful of all wildflowers, grow

_________________

New to the Math Forum?
Please read this: Ultimate GMAT Quantitative Megathread | All You Need for Quant | PLEASE READ AND FOLLOW: 12 Rules for Posting!!!

Resources:
GMAT Math Book | Triangles | Polygons | Coordinate Geometry | Factorials | Circles | Number Theory | Remainders; 8. Overlapping Sets | PDF of Math Book; 10. Remainders | GMAT Prep Software Analysis | SEVEN SAMURAI OF 2012 (BEST DISCUSSIONS) | Tricky questions from previous years.

Collection of Questions:
PS: 1. Tough and Tricky questions; 2. Hard questions; 3. Hard questions part 2; 4. Standard deviation; 5. Tough Problem Solving Questions With Solutions; 6. Probability and Combinations Questions With Solutions; 7 Tough and tricky exponents and roots questions; 8 12 Easy Pieces (or not?); 9 Bakers' Dozen; 10 Algebra set. ,11 Mixed Questions, 12 Fresh Meat

DS: 1. DS tough questions; 2. DS tough questions part 2; 3. DS tough questions part 3; 4. DS Standard deviation; 5. Inequalities; 6. 700+ GMAT Data Sufficiency Questions With Explanations; 7 Tough and tricky exponents and roots questions; 8 The Discreet Charm of the DS; 9 Devil's Dozen!!!; 10 Number Properties set., 11 New DS set.


What are GMAT Club Tests?
Extra-hard Quant Tests with Brilliant Analytics

RC Moderator
User avatar
P
Status: Perfecting myself for GMAT
Joined: 22 May 2017
Posts: 446
Concentration: Nonprofit
Schools: Haas '21
GPA: 4
WE: Engineering (Computer Software)
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member CAT Tests
The mountain cornfloss, native to the Rocky Mountains from Colorado to  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 17 Jul 2018, 01:55
The mountain cornfloss, native to the Rocky Mountains from Colorado to Canada and thought of as being the most beautiful of all wildflowers, grow on steep ledges and in deep cracks on remote mountaintops.


A. of as being the most beautiful of all wildflowers, grow

B. of as being the most beautiful of all wildflowers, grows

C. to be the most beautiful of all wildflowers, grow

D. to be the most beautiful of all wildflowers, grows

E. of as the most beautiful of all wildflowers, grow

"thought to be" seems the correct idiomatic usage.

Hence option D
_________________

If you like my post press kudos +1

New - RC Butler - 2 RC's everyday

Tag me in RC questions if you need help. Please provide your analysis of the question in the post along with the tag.

Director
Director
User avatar
G
Joined: 30 Jan 2015
Posts: 525
Location: India
Concentration: Operations, Marketing
GPA: 3.5
CAT Tests
Re: The mountain cornfloss, native to the Rocky Mountains from Colorado to  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 17 Jul 2018, 01:56
+1 for D.

A. of as being the most beautiful of all wildflowers, grow

B. of as being the most beautiful of all wildflowers, grows

C. to be the most beautiful of all wildflowers, grow

D. to be the most beautiful of all wildflowers, grows --> Correct, S-V agreement, and idiom 'thought to be'

E. of as the most beautiful of all wildflowers, grow

Hence, D.
_________________

The few, the fearless !

Thanks :-)

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
G
Joined: 31 Oct 2013
Posts: 479
Concentration: Accounting, Finance
GPA: 3.68
WE: Analyst (Accounting)
Re: The mountain cornfloss, native to the Rocky Mountains from Colorado to  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 17 Jul 2018, 06:38
Bunuel wrote:
The mountain cornfloss, native to the Rocky Mountains from Colorado to Canada and thought of as being the most beautiful of all wildflowers, grow on steep ledges and in deep cracks on remote mountaintops.


A. of as being the most beautiful of all wildflowers, grow

B. of as being the most beautiful of all wildflowers, grows

C. to be the most beautiful of all wildflowers, grow

D. to be the most beautiful of all wildflowers, grows

E. of as the most beautiful of all wildflowers, grow



In this question , subject is separated by a phrase.

Subject : The mountain cornfloss ................a noun phrase, whic is singular. So, verb has to be singular too.

Verb : grow. It must be GROWS.

We can eliminate option A, C, E. Being make the sentence awkward. avoid being.

D is the best answer.
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 21 Dec 2016
Posts: 27
CAT Tests
Re: The mountain cornfloss, native to the Rocky Mountains from Colorado to  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 17 Jul 2018, 07:00
Cornfloss —> singular. So, A, C and E are out
“Thought of as being” is incorrect usage. So, B is out

D) is the correct choice


Sent from my iPhone using GMAT Club Forum mobile app
Board of Directors
User avatar
P
Status: QA & VA Forum Moderator
Joined: 11 Jun 2011
Posts: 3789
Location: India
GPA: 3.5
WE: Business Development (Commercial Banking)
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member
Re: The mountain cornfloss, native to the Rocky Mountains from Colorado to  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 17 Jul 2018, 07:47
Bunuel wrote:
The mountain cornfloss, native to the Rocky Mountains from Colorado to Canada and thought of as being the most beautiful of all wildflowers, grow on steep ledges and in deep cracks on remote mountaintops.


A. of as being the most beautiful of all wildflowers, grow

B. of as being the most beautiful of all wildflowers, grows

C. to be the most beautiful of all wildflowers, grow

D. to be the most beautiful of all wildflowers, grows

E. of as the most beautiful of all wildflowers, grow


1. Thought to be idiomatically correct.
2. The mountain cornfloss........... grows (S-V usage)

The answer must be (D) 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 )

Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 26 Apr 2018
Posts: 7
Re: The mountain cornfloss, native to the Rocky Mountains from Colorado to  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 17 Jul 2018, 20:51
Can someone please help me with how grow is plural and grows is singular? I chose C only because of this confusion of singular and plural
VP
VP
User avatar
P
Status: Learning
Joined: 20 Dec 2015
Posts: 1218
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 mountain cornfloss, native to the Rocky Mountains from Colorado to  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 18 Jul 2018, 00:49
selim wrote:
Bunuel wrote:
The mountain cornfloss, native to the Rocky Mountains from Colorado to Canada and thought of as being the most beautiful of all wildflowers, grow on steep ledges and in deep cracks on remote mountaintops.


A. of as being the most beautiful of all wildflowers, grow

B. of as being the most beautiful of all wildflowers, grows

C. to be the most beautiful of all wildflowers, grow

D. to be the most beautiful of all wildflowers, grows

E. of as the most beautiful of all wildflowers, grow



In this question , subject is separated by a phrase.

Subject : The mountain cornfloss ................a noun phrase, whic is singular. So, verb has to be singular too.

Verb : grow. It must be GROWS.

We can eliminate option A, C, E. Being make the sentence awkward. avoid being.

D is the best answer.


Can you explain more about the noun phrase and its various cases with examples. It would be of great help.
_________________

Please give kudos if you found my answers useful

Manager
Manager
avatar
B
Joined: 22 Sep 2017
Posts: 170
Re: The mountain cornfloss, native to the Rocky Mountains from Colorado to  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 16 Aug 2018, 16:59
Kunal760 wrote:
Can someone please help me with how grow is plural and grows is singular? I chose C only because of this confusion of singular and plural


Hello Kunal760,

Let me help you on this matter. Whenever there is a singular noun, we use singular form of a verb and similarly a plural verb for a plural noun.
Let me give you some examples:

He goes to school everyday.
They go to school everyday.
Rita goes to school everyday.
Children go to school everyday.

In the above examples, you can see that whenever we use a plural noun i.e. "They" & "Children", we use the plural form of the verb "Go".
If the noun is singular, then we use the singular form i.e. "goes".

I hope, I cleared your query.
In this sentence "the mountain cornfloss" is a singular noun. That's why we used "grows" instead of "grow".
Re: The mountain cornfloss, native to the Rocky Mountains from Colorado to &nbs [#permalink] 16 Aug 2018, 16:59
Display posts from previous: Sort by

The mountain cornfloss, native to the Rocky Mountains from Colorado to

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

Events & Promotions

PREV
NEXT


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®.