It is currently 24 Mar 2018, 18:08

### 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 players were often punished by the referees lack of

Author Message
Manager
Joined: 04 Sep 2008
Posts: 238
Location: Kolkata
Schools: La Martiniere for Boys
The players were often punished by the referees lack of [#permalink]

### Show Tags

13 Feb 2009, 02:53
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

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

### HideShow timer Statistics

18. The players were often punished by the
referee’s lack of alertness who penalized
all those who were involved in fighting,
regardless of who had instigated it.
(A) The players were often punished by
the referee’s lack of alertness who
penalized
(B) The referee’s lack of alertness often
caused him to penalize
(C) The players were punished by the
lack of alertness of the referee who
penalized often
(D) Lacking alertness, the referee’s choice
was to penalize often
(E) His lack of alertness to brutality often
caused the referee to penalize

--== Message from GMAT Club Team ==--

This is not a quality discussion. It has been retired.

If you would like to discuss this question please re-post it in the respective forum. Thank you!

To review the GMAT Club's Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow these links: Quantitative | Verbal Please note - we may remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines. Thank you.

_________________

Thanks
rampuria

Manager
Joined: 10 Jan 2009
Posts: 107

### Show Tags

13 Feb 2009, 03:40
The players were often punished by the referee’s lack of alertness who penalized all those who were involved in fighting, regardless of who had instigated it.

(A) The players were often punished by the referee’s lack of alertness who penalized ---> 'who' is pointing to 'lack of alertness'; it should rather point to the 'refree'.

(B) The referee’s lack of alertness often caused him to penalize ---> Correct

(C) The players were punished by the lack of alertness of the referee who penalized often ---> Players were often punished; refree didn't penalized often. Changes the original meaning of the sentence.

(D) Lacking alertness, the referee’s choice was to penalize often ---> Changes meaning of the original sentence.

(E) His lack of alertness to brutality often caused the referee to penalize ---> Word 'brutality' not present in main sentence.

I'll go with option B.

HTH
_________________

+++ Believe me, it doesn't take much of an effort to underline SC questions. Just try it out. +++
+++ Please tell me why other options are wrong. +++

~~~ The only way to get smarter is to play a smarter opponent. ~~~

Manager
Joined: 04 Sep 2008
Posts: 238
Location: Kolkata
Schools: La Martiniere for Boys

### Show Tags

13 Feb 2009, 03:58
Technext wrote:
The players were often punished by the referee’s lack of alertness who penalized all those who were involved in fighting, regardless of who had instigated it.

(A) The players were often punished by the referee’s lack of alertness who penalized ---> 'who' is pointing to 'lack of alertness'; it should rather point to the 'refree'.

(B) The referee’s lack of alertness often caused him to penalize ---> Correct

(C) The players were punished by the lack of alertness of the referee who penalized often ---> Players were often punished; refree didn't penalized often. Changes the original meaning of the sentence.

(D) Lacking alertness, the referee’s choice was to penalize often ---> Changes meaning of the original sentence.

(E) His lack of alertness to brutality often caused the referee to penalize ---> Word 'brutality' not present in main sentence.

I'll go with option B.

HTH

But how does 'him' in B refer to the referee. B states 'referee's lack of alertness', not 'referee'.

_________________

Thanks
rampuria

Manager
Joined: 10 Jan 2009
Posts: 107

### Show Tags

13 Feb 2009, 04:11
Hi rampuria,

Let us take it this way.

I guess you're missing the term 'caused him'. What caused whom to do something? The answer is: 'Lack of alertness' caused the 'refree' to 'penalize the players'.

Did you get my point? If you see the structure in option A, it's not the same as that of option B. They are different.

Does it make some sense now?

Regards,
Technext
_________________

+++ Believe me, it doesn't take much of an effort to underline SC questions. Just try it out. +++
+++ Please tell me why other options are wrong. +++

~~~ The only way to get smarter is to play a smarter opponent. ~~~

Manager
Joined: 04 Sep 2008
Posts: 238
Location: Kolkata
Schools: La Martiniere for Boys

### Show Tags

13 Feb 2009, 07:07
rampuria wrote:
18. The players were often punished by the
referee’s lack of alertness who penalized
all those who were involved in fighting,
regardless of who had instigated it.
(A) The players were often punished by
the referee’s lack of alertness who
penalized
(B) The referee’s lack of alertness often
caused him to penalize
(C) The players were punished by the
lack of alertness of the referee who
penalized often
(D) Lacking alertness, the referee’s choice
was to penalize often
(E) His lack of alertness to brutality often
caused the referee to penalize

I don't get it yet. If 'who' in is incorrect why is 'him' in B correct. Also, in both A and B the same term 'the referee’s lack of alertness ' is used. Where am I going wrong?
_________________

Thanks
rampuria

Intern
Joined: 30 Jul 2008
Posts: 32

### Show Tags

13 Feb 2009, 08:52
I felt that option A is written in passive voice whereas option B is in active voice.

Hence (B). I might be wrong too but that is how I looked at it.
Intern
Joined: 30 Jul 2008
Posts: 32

### Show Tags

13 Feb 2009, 09:11
Actually found the below explanation on some other site.....

The original confuses two sources of punishment, the "referee's lack" and the referee himself, resulting in awkward use of 'who' and needless use of both 'punished' and 'penalized'. (C) better manages to link 'referee' and 'who', but it still has both 'punished' and 'penalized'. (D) and (E) change the meaning.

Hence (B).
Senior Manager
Joined: 26 May 2008
Posts: 420
Schools: Kellogg Class of 2012

### Show Tags

13 Feb 2009, 10:03
Also, A is incorrect because it means 'lack of alertness' is punishing the players

B modifies the sentence to mean that 'because of lack of alertness' the coach penalized the players

Cheers,
Unplugged

--== Message from GMAT Club Team ==--

This is not a quality discussion. It has been retired.

If you would like to discuss this question please re-post it in the respective forum. Thank you!

To review the GMAT Club's Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow these links: Quantitative | Verbal Please note - we may remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines. Thank you.
Re: SC-referee   [#permalink] 13 Feb 2009, 10:03
Display posts from previous: Sort by