Join us for MBA Spotlight – The Top 20 MBA Fair      Schedule of Events | Register

 It is currently 05 Jun 2020, 12:22

### 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

# The Ode on Indolence is an early and strikingly original work that est

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Senior Manager
Status: 1,750 Q's attempted and counting
Affiliations: University of Florida
Joined: 09 Jul 2013
Posts: 458
Location: United States (FL)
Schools: UFL (A)
GMAT 1: 600 Q45 V29
GMAT 2: 590 Q35 V35
GMAT 3: 570 Q42 V28
GMAT 4: 610 Q44 V30
GPA: 3.45
WE: Accounting (Accounting)
The Ode on Indolence is an early and strikingly original work that est  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

Updated on: 27 Feb 2019, 02:39
1
27
00:00

Difficulty:

75% (hard)

Question Stats:

53% (01:50) correct 47% (01:51) wrong based on 1349 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

The Ode on Indolence is an early and strikingly original work that establishes the basis of Keats's notion of soul making, a method by which the individual develops his soul through a form of education consisting of suffering and personal experience.

(A) strikingly original work that establishes the basis of Keats's notion of soul making, a method by which the individual develops his soul through a form of

(B) strikingly original work that established Keats's notion of soul making, a method by which the individual developed his soul through a form of

(C) strikingly original work that establishes Keats's notion of soul making, by which the individual developed his soul through a form of

(D) striking original work that established the basis of Keats's notion of soul making, a method by which the individual develops his soul through

(E) striking original work that establishes the basis of Keats's notion of soul making, by which the individual develops his soul through a form of

Source: GMAT Hacks - 100313

Originally posted by avohden on 04 Oct 2013, 18:14.
Last edited by Bunuel on 27 Feb 2019, 02:39, edited 3 times in total.
Formatted Text for better representation
Intern
Joined: 27 Aug 2012
Posts: 14
Re: The Ode on Indolence is an early and strikingly original work that est  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

22 Aug 2014, 15:46
5
Q. The Ode on Indolence is an early and strikingly original work that establishes the basis of Keats's notion of soul making, a method by which the individual develops his soul through a form of education consisting of suffering and personal experience.

A. strikingly original work that establishes the basis of Keats's notion of soul making, a method by which the individual develops his soul through a form of

B. strikingly original work that established Keats's notion of soul making, a method by which the individual developed his soul through a form of

C. strikingly original work that establishes Keats's notion of soul making, by which the individual developed his soul through a form of

D. striking original work that established the basis of Keats's notion of soul making, a method by which the individual develops his soul through

E. striking original work that establishes the basis of Keats's notion of soul making, by which the individual develops his soul through a form of

Two of the hints that helped me determine the answer were the verb tense of establish and developed, and the modifier strike in adverb form.
But can someone explain why it is wrong to remove "the basis"?
##### General Discussion
Manager
Joined: 10 Sep 2013
Posts: 68
Re: The Ode on Indolence is an early and strikingly original work that est  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

04 Oct 2013, 21:23
4
D and E use striking instead of strikingly so they are out
Between A, B and C, the choice is between establishes and established.
Even though is was written in the past, it still IS an early and original work that establishes. So B is out
Between A and C, I eliminated C for 2 reasons: One, it removed 'basis'. It establishes the basis not the notion. Secondly, since establishes a basis is in present tense, develops should also be in present tense. C changes develops to developed.

Manager
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 64
Schools: Haas '16, AGSM '16
Re: The Ode on Indolence is an early and strikingly original work that est  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

14 Mar 2015, 01:29

per the meaning of the sentence, the origin of the work is striking, so "strikingly" must be use to modify the adjective " original. D and E are out.

improper past tense is used in choice B and C. Left A

Additionally, "by which" ambiguosly modifies "soul making" or "Keats's notion"
Intern
Joined: 03 Jul 2015
Posts: 38
Concentration: Marketing, Finance
Re: The Ode on Indolence is an early and strikingly original work that est  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

26 Apr 2016, 08:33
I thought that 'original work' was a noun, thus narrowed down to D and E which says 'striking original work'.

Also why cant past tense be used ?
Math Expert
Joined: 02 Aug 2009
Posts: 8623
Re: The Ode on Indolence is an early and strikingly original work that est  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

26 Apr 2016, 08:54
1
1
sa18 wrote:
I thought that 'original work' was a noun, thus narrowed down to D and E which says 'striking original work'.

Also why cant past tense be used ?

Hi,
NOUN is work..
ORIGINAL is adjective modifying work and STRIKINGLY is an adverb modifying original..
we are using IS in non-underlined portion so should continue in present tense..
_________________
Board of Directors
Status: QA & VA Forum Moderator
Joined: 11 Jun 2011
Posts: 5021
Location: India
GPA: 3.5
Re: The Ode on Indolence is an early and strikingly original work that est  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

26 Apr 2016, 09:16
avohden wrote:
The Ode on Indolence is an early and strikingly original work that establishes the basis of Keats's notion of soul making, a method by which the individual develops his soul through a form of education consisting of suffering and personal experience.

(A) strikingly original work that establishes the basis of Keats's notion of soul making, a method by which the individual develops his soul through a form of

(B) strikingly original work that established Keats's notion of soul making, a method by which the individual developed his soul through a form of

(C) strikingly original work that establishes Keats's notion of soul making, by which the individual developed his soul through a form of

(D) striking original work that established the basis of Keats's notion of soul making, a method by which the individual develops his soul through

(E) striking original work that establishes the basis of Keats's notion of soul making, by which the individual develops his soul through a form of

The Ode on Indolence is..... refers preset context so, the rest of the sentence should carry the same tense.

striking original work - Is incorrect , it must be strikingly original work....

_________________
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 )
Senior Manager
Joined: 09 Feb 2015
Posts: 321
Location: India
Concentration: Social Entrepreneurship, General Management
GMAT 1: 690 Q49 V34
GMAT 2: 720 Q49 V39
GPA: 2.8
Re: The Ode on Indolence is an early and strikingly original work that est  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

26 Apr 2016, 21:17
What does "a method" refer to here?
Math Expert
Joined: 02 Aug 2009
Posts: 8623
Re: The Ode on Indolence is an early and strikingly original work that est  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

26 Apr 2016, 21:31
goforgmat wrote:
What does "a method" refer to here?

'a method' here refers to " Keats's notion of soul making"..
the VERB prior to " Keats's notion of soul making" gives away the answer - establishes WHAT-- establishes a method or establishes the basis of a method..
_________________
Manager
Joined: 04 Oct 2015
Posts: 225
Location: Viet Nam
Concentration: Finance, Economics
GMAT 1: 730 Q51 V36
GPA: 3.56
Re: The Ode on Indolence is an early and strikingly original work that est  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

22 Jul 2017, 02:46
The Ode on Indolence is an early and strikingly original work that establishes the basis of Keats's notion of soul making, a method by which the individual develops his soul through a form of education consisting of suffering and personal experience.

(A) strikingly original work that establishes the basis of Keats's notion of soul making, a method by which the individual develops his soul through a form of

(B) strikingly original work that established Keats's notion of soul making, a method by which the individual developed his soul through a form of

(C) strikingly original work that establishes Keats's notion of soul making, by which the individual developed his soul through a form of

(D) striking original work that established the basis of Keats's notion of soul making, a method by which the individual develops his soul through

(E) striking original work that establishes the basis of Keats's notion of soul making, by which the individual develops his soul through a form of
_________________
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one - Bruce Lee
Intern
Joined: 21 Jun 2017
Posts: 10
Re: The Ode on Indolence is an early and strikingly original work that est  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

24 Oct 2017, 01:17
Ans: A

Cut 1: Similar tenses

Option C & D use different tenses for Establish and Develop. These need to be the same. Hence, C & D are out.

Cut 2: Meaning & Tense:

Option E - 'which' after the comma refers to the work and not the method which is the basis for Keat's notion. Hence E is out

Down to A & B

B is simple past and A is simple present. The sentence opens with the "The ode on insolence IS....", hence simple present is appropriate. eliminate B.
Intern
Joined: 08 Aug 2018
Posts: 4
WE: Other (Investment Banking)
Re: The Ode on Indolence is an early and strikingly original work that est  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

30 Aug 2018, 01:50
sa18 wrote:
I thought that 'original work' was a noun, thus narrowed down to D and E which says 'striking original work'.

Also why cant past tense be used ?

Usually 'striking' is used with 'to' if former is followed by a Noun,
for eg.: "the murder bore a striking similarity to an earlier shooting".

But in D & E, 'to' is missing.
_________________
Regards,
Shivanshu S
Intern
Joined: 24 May 2018
Posts: 45
Re: The Ode on Indolence is an early and strikingly original work that est  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

27 Feb 2019, 02:20
D and E replace ‘strikingly’ with ‘striking’ these mean different things so the meaning of the sentence changes. B and C use the wrong tense for ‘develop’. Thus, A is the only acceptable answer.
Non-Human User
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 9082
Re: The Ode on Indolence is an early and strikingly original work that est  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

24 Mar 2020, 05:43
Hello from the GMAT Club VerbalBot!

Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos).

Want to see all other topics I dig out? Follow me (click follow button on profile). You will receive a summary of all topics I bump in your profile area as well as via email.
Re: The Ode on Indolence is an early and strikingly original work that est   [#permalink] 24 Mar 2020, 05:43