It is currently 17 Oct 2017, 23:13

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

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

The reams of studies and drafts documented by Gustave Eiffel

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

Hide Tags

1 KUDOS received
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 24 Sep 2013
Posts: 15

Kudos [?]: 16 [1], given: 30

The reams of studies and drafts documented by Gustave Eiffel [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 22 Nov 2013, 15:52
1
This post received
KUDOS
14
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  75% (hard)

Question Stats:

42% (00:55) correct 58% (01:09) wrong based on 446 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

The reams of studies and drafts documented by Gustave Eiffel indicate that the design of the Eiffel Tower generally emerged not in a rapid manner but developed painstakingly from multiple trial prototypes.

(A) emerged not in a rapid manner but developed painstakingly
(B) emerged not in a rapid manner but was painstakingly developed
(C) did not emerge in a rapid manner but developed painstakingly
(D) did not emerge in a rapid manner but had painstakingly developed
(E) did not emerge in a rapid manner but it was painstakingly developed

[Reveal] Spoiler:
Don't read my issue with the official answer before solving the problem.

Is the official answer's meaning correct?
I feel that the OA implies that "the design" does 2 things:
1- The design did not emerge... (which seems fine to me)
2- The design developed ...
I feel that the OA says "the design" actually developed something instead of being developed. Shouldn't "developed" be in passive voice ( was developed)?
The OA mentions that one reason B is wrong is that the passive voice is inappropriate:
"Answer choice B makes a similar error in parallel structure to that of the original sentence; further, the passive voice 'were developed' is inappropriate."

By the way the OA says ' were developed' instead of 'was developed' when it quotes choice B.


[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
Correct Answer: C

The correct answer to this question is C. The original sentence possesses a Sentence Construction error in parallel structure. The original sentence contains the construction 'not...but.' As such, the words that directly follow 'not' must be parallel with those that directly follow 'but.' In the original sentence, 'not' is followed by the prepositional phrase 'in a rapid manner' and 'but' is followed by the verb 'developed', making answer choice A incorrect. Answer choice B makes a similar error in parallel structure to that of the original sentence; further, the passive voice 'were developed' is inappropriate. Answer choice C is the correct answer, as 'not' and 'but' are both followed by verbs; further, the verbs 'did...emerge' and 'developed' are parallel, both in the simple past tense.' In answer choice D, 'had developed' uses the incorrect past perfect verb form; further, this verb form is not parallel with the verb 'did...emerge.' Answer choice E makes a similar error in parallel structure to that of A and B.
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

Kudos [?]: 16 [1], given: 30

Expert Post
2 KUDOS received
Economist GMAT Tutor Instructor
User avatar
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 69

Kudos [?]: 46 [2], given: 7

Re: The reams of studies and drafts documented by Gustave Eiffel [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 23 Nov 2013, 11:04
2
This post received
KUDOS
Expert's post
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED
I believe "developed" is being used here as an intransitive verb--or, precisely, as an ergative verb.

Intransitive verbs do not have objects, so the sentence is not suggesting that the design developed something, just that it developed, period.

Consider the following sentences:

(1) John broke the window.
(2) The window broke.

Either is okay, and we don't think that the window broke anything in the latter case. The relevant part of the item in question could read:

(1) Gustave Eiffel developed the design.
(2) The design developed.

Hope that helps!
_________________

Economist GMAT Tutor
http://econgm.at/econgmat
(866) 292-0660

Kudos [?]: 46 [2], given: 7

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 24 Sep 2013
Posts: 15

Kudos [?]: 16 [0], given: 30

Re: The reams of studies and drafts documented by Gustave Eiffel [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 23 Nov 2013, 11:12
yes i understand now. it is the same as saying ' the child is developing'. to be honest, it seems pretty obvious to me now. :D

Kudos [?]: 16 [0], given: 30

Expert Post
Economist GMAT Tutor Instructor
User avatar
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 69

Kudos [?]: 46 [0], given: 7

Re: The reams of studies and drafts documented by Gustave Eiffel [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 23 Nov 2013, 12:01
amostofi1999 wrote:
yes i understand now. it is the same as saying ' the child is developing'. to be honest, it seems pretty obvious to me now. :D


No worries. These items can be pretty tricky to spot when there is so much going on in the sentence. I'm glad I could be of some help.
_________________

Economist GMAT Tutor
http://econgm.at/econgmat
(866) 292-0660

Kudos [?]: 46 [0], given: 7

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 09 Apr 2013
Posts: 148

Kudos [?]: 119 [0], given: 24

Location: India
WE: Supply Chain Management (Consulting)
GMAT ToolKit User
Re: The reams of studies and drafts documented by Gustave Eiffel [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 25 Nov 2013, 02:51
Agree with C. Both "did not emerge" and "developed" are parallel in the construction "not X but Y".

Rest of the choices have either parallelism errors or passive constructions.
_________________

+1 KUDOS is the best way to say thanks :-)

"Pay attention to every detail"

Kudos [?]: 119 [0], given: 24

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 06 Mar 2014
Posts: 103

Kudos [?]: 20 [0], given: 3

Re: The reams of studies and drafts documented by Gustave Eiffel [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 27 Jun 2015, 02:52
VeritasPrepKarishma:

Is the use of had correct in option choice D, because there is already a word in past perfect tense, so had can be used??
Please guide me on this.

Kudos [?]: 20 [0], given: 3

GMAT Club Legend
GMAT Club Legend
User avatar
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 10119

Kudos [?]: 261 [0], given: 0

Premium Member
Re: The reams of studies and drafts documented by Gustave Eiffel [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 22 Aug 2017, 09:13
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.

Kudos [?]: 261 [0], given: 0

Manager
Manager
User avatar
B
Joined: 12 Sep 2016
Posts: 71

Kudos [?]: 12 [0], given: 796

Location: India
Schools: Kellogg '20
GMAT 1: 700 Q50 V34
GPA: 3.33
Reviews Badge
Re: The reams of studies and drafts documented by Gustave Eiffel [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 22 Aug 2017, 23:18
Can an expert please comment on the difference between painstakingly developed and developed painstakingly.

Kudos [?]: 12 [0], given: 796

Intern
Intern
avatar
S
Joined: 11 Dec 2016
Posts: 7

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

Re: The reams of studies and drafts documented by Gustave Eiffel [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 23 Aug 2017, 11:52
[quote="amostofi1999"]The reams of studies and drafts documented by Gustave Eiffel indicate that the design of the Eiffel Tower generally emerged not in a rapid manner but developed painstakingly from multiple trial prototypes.

(A) emerged not in a rapid manner but developed painstakingly
(B) emerged not in a rapid manner but was painstakingly developed
(C) did not emerge in a rapid manner but developed painstakingly
(D) did not emerge in a rapid manner but had painstakingly developed
(E) did not emerge in a rapid manner but it was painstakingly developed

emerged not in..........but developed.......not parallel

same prob in b

did........emerged

did...had...not parallel

it.......pronoun error in E

hope it helps....

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

Manager
Manager
avatar
S
Joined: 31 Dec 2015
Posts: 58

Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 262

Location: India
GMAT 1: 670 Q44 V38
GMAT 2: 680 Q44 V39
GPA: 3.9
Re: The reams of studies and drafts documented by Gustave Eiffel [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 23 Aug 2017, 22:57
Why exactly is B incorrect ? Can someone explain?

Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 262

Math Forum Moderator
User avatar
D
Status: Greatness begins beyond your comfort zone
Joined: 08 Dec 2013
Posts: 1524

Kudos [?]: 944 [0], given: 72

Location: India
Concentration: General Management, Strategy
GPA: 3.2
WE: Information Technology (Consulting)
GMAT ToolKit User Reviews Badge CAT Tests
Re: The reams of studies and drafts documented by Gustave Eiffel [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 25 Aug 2017, 00:18
The reams of studies and drafts documented by Gustave Eiffel indicate that the design of the Eiffel Tower generally emerged not in a rapid manner but developed painstakingly from multiple trial prototypes.

(A) emerged not in a rapid manner but developed painstakingly - parallelism issue - Not X, but Y - X and Y need to be parallel
(B) emerged not in a rapid manner but was painstakingly developed - parallelism issue -
(C) did not emerge in a rapid manner but developed painstakingly - Correct
(D) did not emerge in a rapid manner but had painstakingly developed - parallelism issue
(E) did not emerge in a rapid manner but it was painstakingly developed - parallelism issue - usage of it disrupts parallelism, also emerge is not parallel to was developed

Answer C
_________________

When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. - Henry Ford
The Moment You Think About Giving Up, Think Of The Reason Why You Held On So Long
+1 Kudos if you find this post helpful

Kudos [?]: 944 [0], given: 72

Re: The reams of studies and drafts documented by Gustave Eiffel   [#permalink] 25 Aug 2017, 00:18
Display posts from previous: Sort by

The reams of studies and drafts documented by Gustave Eiffel

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


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions| 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®.