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

 It is currently 17 Nov 2018, 07:16

### 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 November
PrevNext
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
28293031123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
2526272829301
Open Detailed Calendar
• ### FREE Quant Workshop by e-GMAT!

November 18, 2018

November 18, 2018

07:00 AM PST

09:00 AM PST

Get personalized insights on how to achieve your Target Quant Score. November 18th, 7 AM PST
• ### How to QUICKLY Solve GMAT Questions - GMAT Club Chat

November 20, 2018

November 20, 2018

09:00 AM PST

10:00 AM PST

The reward for signing up with the registration form and attending the chat is: 6 free examPAL quizzes to practice your new skills after the chat.

# The pharmaceutical company conceded that its blockbuster drug may have

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Senior Manager
Status: Making every effort to create original content for you!!
Joined: 23 Dec 2010
Posts: 473
Location: United States
Concentration: Healthcare, Social Entrepreneurship
GMAT 1: 660 Q48 V34
GMAT 2: 750 Q49 V42
The pharmaceutical company conceded that its blockbuster drug may have  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

25 Jun 2013, 22:17
2
1
00:00

Difficulty:

5% (low)

Question Stats:

74% (00:34) correct 26% (00:40) wrong based on 340 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

The pharmaceutical company conceded that its blockbuster drug may have contributed to the recent outbreak of skin rashes experienced by its consumers and having pulled the drug off the market, led to a sharp drop in the company’s share price.

A) having pulled the drug off the market, led to
B) pulled the drug off the market, leading to
C) pulling the drug off the market, leading to
D)pulled the drug off the market, led to
E) pulled the drug off the market, having led to

_________________

Senior Manager
Joined: 24 Aug 2009
Posts: 472
Schools: Harvard, Columbia, Stern, Booth, LSB,
Re: The pharmaceutical company conceded that its blockbuster drug may have  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

25 Jun 2013, 22:30
1
The pharmaceutical company conceded that its blockbuster drug may have contributed to the recent outbreak of skin rashes experienced by its consumers and having pulled the drug off the market, led to a sharp drop in the company’s share price.
Structure is - Conceded X n Pulled Y, Modifier
A) having pulled the drug off the market, led to - Run on coz modifier is not defining the meaning properly. INCORRECT
B) pulled the drug off the market, leading to - CORRECT
C) pulling the drug off the market, leading to - The company pulled the drug off the market in one go but PULLING changes the intended meaning. INCORRECT
D)pulled the drug off the market, led to -Run on coz modifier is not defining the meaning properly. INCORRECT
E) pulled the drug off the market, having led to - Action ended at one point in the past n is not continuing. INCORRECT
_________________

If you like my Question/Explanation or the contribution, Kindly appreciate by pressing KUDOS.
Kudos always maximizes GMATCLUB worth
-Game Theory

If you have any question regarding my post, kindly pm me or else I won't be able to reply

Retired Moderator
Joined: 15 Jun 2012
Posts: 1028
Location: United States
Re: The pharmaceutical company conceded that its blockbuster drug may have  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

25 Jun 2013, 22:37
This question is about parallelism + modifier.
IMO, B is correct.

Split #1: Parallelism:
Because of "and" before the underlined part ==> It is parallel marker. So the parallel structure should be: The pharmaceutical company conceded that.....and pulled......
So A, C are out.

Split #2: modifier:
There is a comma after the underlined part ==> It is modifier marker.
Among B, D, E, only B uses a correct modifier "leading to" which modifies the previous clause.

Hence, B is correct.

Waiting for OA.
_________________

Please +1 KUDO if my post helps. Thank you.

"Designing cars consumes you; it has a hold on your spirit which is incredibly powerful. It's not something you can do part time, you have do it with all your heart and soul or you're going to get it wrong."

Chris Bangle - Former BMW Chief of Design.

Manager
Status: Looking to improve
Joined: 15 Jan 2013
Posts: 152
GMAT 1: 530 Q43 V20
GMAT 2: 560 Q42 V25
GMAT 3: 650 Q48 V31
Re: The pharmaceutical company conceded that its blockbuster drug may have  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

02 Jul 2013, 08:52

The question tests parallelism for And connector and modifier.

The pharmaceutical company conceded ... and pulled

A and C are out since they use pulling - not parallel to conceded.

For the modifier verb-ing is required to describe the results of the drug pulled from the market.

D - led to - describe the intent and not results
Between B and E having led to is more wordy than leading to --> hence answer is B

Anybody has a better explanation for eliminating E other than wordy or awkward
_________________

KUDOS is a way to say Thank You

VP
Status: Far, far away!
Joined: 02 Sep 2012
Posts: 1073
Location: Italy
Concentration: Finance, Entrepreneurship
GPA: 3.8
Re: The pharmaceutical company conceded that its blockbuster drug may have  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

02 Jul 2013, 11:03
1
nt2010 wrote:

The question tests parallelism for And connector and modifier.

The pharmaceutical company conceded ... and pulled

A and C are out since they use pulling - not parallel to conceded.

For the modifier verb-ing is required to describe the results of the drug pulled from the market.

D - led to - describe the intent and not results
Between B and E having led to is more wordy than leading to --> hence answer is B

Anybody has a better explanation for eliminating E other than wordy or awkward

E with "having led" gives us a wrong idea of the "timing", changes the meaning
E) pulled the drug off the market, having led to

If I say B) pulled the drug off the market, leading to <==the -ing presents the results
but "having led to" seems to say that this fact already happened, the overall sequence of the events is not clear.

Hope it helps
_________________

It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge that begins with experience.

Kant , Critique of Pure Reason

Tips and tricks: Inequalities , Mixture | Review: MGMAT workshop
Strategy: SmartGMAT v1.0 | Questions: Verbal challenge SC I-II- CR New SC set out !! , My Quant

Rules for Posting in the Verbal Forum - Rules for Posting in the Quant Forum[/size][/color][/b]

Re: The pharmaceutical company conceded that its blockbuster drug may have &nbs [#permalink] 02 Jul 2013, 11:03
Display posts from previous: Sort by