The new sports car is heavier than usual for a performance : GMAT Sentence Correction (SC)
Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases https://gmatclub.com/AppTrack

 It is currently 20 Feb 2017, 12:13

### 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

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

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# The new sports car is heavier than usual for a performance

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

VP
Joined: 14 May 2006
Posts: 1415
Followers: 5

Kudos [?]: 177 [0], given: 0

The new sports car is heavier than usual for a performance [#permalink]

### Show Tags

11 Jul 2006, 17:22
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

0% (00:00) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 2 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

The new sports car is heavier than usual for a performance automobile, but it is exceptional because of its high-powered engine.

A) usual

B) it is usual

C) one usually is

D) is usual

E) has been usual

If you have any questions
New!
Senior Manager
Joined: 01 Feb 2005
Posts: 274
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 94 [0], given: 1

### Show Tags

11 Jul 2006, 18:02
The new sports car is heavier than usual for a performance automobile, but it is exceptional because of its high-powered engine.

A) usual

B) it is usual

C) one usually is

D) is usual

E) has been usual

Heavier than usual means it is unusually heavy... So I think the answer is A.
Director
Joined: 17 Sep 2005
Posts: 924
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 74 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

11 Jul 2006, 19:33
Options other than A are not making sense.
I would pick A.

Regards,
Brajesh
VP
Joined: 02 Jun 2006
Posts: 1267
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 82 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

11 Jul 2006, 19:42
Regarding this Q:

Is it ok to say "heavier than is usual ... but it is exceptional"

wouldn't this be ||ism?

So the sentence "The new sports car is heavier than is usual for a performance automobile, but it is exceptional because of its high-powered engine."

readability is fine, but is the "is" in "is usual" redundant?

Thanks/

PS: BTW .. I picked D

u2lover wrote:
The new sports car is heavier than usual for a performance automobile, but it is exceptional because of its high-powered engine.

A) usual

B) it is usual

C) one usually is

D) is usual

E) has been usual

Senior Manager
Joined: 09 Mar 2006
Posts: 445
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

11 Jul 2006, 19:59
Definitely D.

Just write it in your flash card "Use is usual in comparisons".
This is tested pretty frequently.
VP
Joined: 02 Jun 2006
Posts: 1267
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 82 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

11 Jul 2006, 20:01
Really... I picked the right one!!
I thought "is usual" is redundant... ??

Is this coverd in MGMAT? Still working through it?

deowl wrote:
Definitely D.

Just write it in your flash card "Use is usual in comparisons".
This is tested pretty frequently.
Manager
Joined: 11 Jan 2006
Posts: 230
Location: Arkansas, US
WE 1: 2.5 yrs in manufacturing
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 17 [0], given: 18

### Show Tags

11 Jul 2006, 20:05
A sounds the best, But as other members pinted out "is usual" is grammatically right.

But instinct says A

VP
Joined: 07 Nov 2005
Posts: 1131
Location: India
Followers: 5

Kudos [?]: 41 [0], given: 1

### Show Tags

11 Jul 2006, 20:17
I picked A.
I was not aware of the ' is usual ' usage.
Whats the OA for this one.
Won't be surprised to see if it's D.
Senior Manager
Joined: 09 Mar 2006
Posts: 445
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

11 Jul 2006, 20:20
haas_mba07 wrote:
Really... I picked the right one!!
I thought "is usual" is redundant... ??

Is this coverd in MGMAT? Still working through it?

deowl wrote:
Definitely D.

Just write it in your flash card "Use is usual in comparisons".
This is tested pretty frequently.

Sorry, I never used this book, so I have no idea whether it is covered there.
VP
Joined: 02 Jun 2006
Posts: 1267
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 82 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

11 Jul 2006, 20:57
Thanks... I actually meant Manhattan GMAT Sentence Correction.

deowl wrote:
haas_mba07 wrote:
Really... I picked the right one!!
I thought "is usual" is redundant... ??

Is this coverd in MGMAT? Still working through it?

deowl wrote:
Definitely D.

Just write it in your flash card "Use is usual in comparisons".
This is tested pretty frequently.

Sorry, I never used this book, so I have no idea whether it is covered there.
Senior Manager
Joined: 09 Mar 2006
Posts: 445
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

11 Jul 2006, 21:00
haas_mba07 wrote:
Thanks... I actually meant Manhattan GMAT Sentence Correction.

deowl wrote:
haas_mba07 wrote:
Really... I picked the right one!!
I thought "is usual" is redundant... ??

Is this coverd in MGMAT? Still working through it?

deowl wrote:
Definitely D.

Just write it in your flash card "Use is usual in comparisons".
This is tested pretty frequently.

Sorry, I never used this book, so I have no idea whether it is covered there.

Yes, I know what MGMAT means
VP
Joined: 14 May 2006
Posts: 1415
Followers: 5

Kudos [?]: 177 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

13 Jul 2006, 13:35
deowl cracked this one

OA is D
Manager
Joined: 11 Jan 2006
Posts: 230
Location: Arkansas, US
WE 1: 2.5 yrs in manufacturing
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 17 [0], given: 18

### Show Tags

16 Jul 2006, 06:25
tht is some gud explanation deowl, evryone missd the obvious ll ism point...
Intern
Joined: 22 Jun 2006
Posts: 49
Location: Big Apple
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

16 Jul 2006, 14:01
dis is a toughy....

eliminated c and e

so left with a, b, and d to guess from

my guess is d, because it sounds rite, but i don't have a clear explanation as to why.
Current Student
Joined: 29 Jan 2005
Posts: 5238
Followers: 26

Kudos [?]: 379 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

17 Jul 2006, 03:43
A sounds better, but looks like the sentence needs "is" for the proper comparison.

Manager
Joined: 05 Jun 2006
Posts: 113
Location: London
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

19 Jul 2006, 06:06
D.
You can't compare heavier with usual as is the case in A.
Manager
Joined: 15 Nov 2005
Posts: 244
Location: Italy
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 55 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

19 Jul 2006, 06:31
Ill pick A clear and not redundant go straight to the point
_________________

â€œIf money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.â€

Senior Manager
Joined: 20 Feb 2006
Posts: 331
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 77 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

19 Jul 2006, 15:01
u2lover wrote:
The new sports car is heavier than usual for a performance automobile, but it is exceptional because of its high-powered engine.

A) usual

B) it is usual

C) one usually is

D) is usual

E) has been usual

I think all are wrong..
you want to say "heavier than what is usual for" ..

I would choose D..
CEO
Joined: 20 Nov 2005
Posts: 2911
Schools: Completed at SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL, OXFORD - Class of 2008
Followers: 25

Kudos [?]: 276 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

03 Aug 2006, 21:57
Guys, I found one question (Q73) in OG Verbal review where "usual" is used rather than "is usual".

u2lover, what is the source of this question???
_________________

SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL, OXFORD - MBA CLASS OF 2008

Current Student
Joined: 29 Jan 2005
Posts: 5238
Followers: 26

Kudos [?]: 379 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

19 Aug 2006, 03:24
ps_dahiya wrote:
Guys, I found one question (Q73) in OG Verbal review where "usual" is used rather than "is usual".

u2lover, what is the source of this question???

19 Aug 2006, 03:24

Go to page    1   2    Next  [ 21 posts ]

Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
10 The new ski resort is much larger than is usual for a 9 21 May 2013, 06:47
Viewed from any perspective, the performance of this car is 0 18 Jun 2010, 08:30
14 Having more than the usual numbers of fingers or toes on the 10 10 Nov 2008, 22:41
2 The new sports car is heavier than usual for a performance 5 24 Jun 2008, 01:31
The Parthenon is larger than usual for a Doric temple, with 7 19 Jun 2007, 14:40
Display posts from previous: Sort by