GMAT Question of the Day: Daily via email | Daily via Instagram New to GMAT Club? Watch this Video

It is currently 31 Mar 2020, 21:32

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

The spectacular disintegration of a comet last year in full view of gr

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

Hide Tags

Find Similar Topics 
Manager
Manager
avatar
S
Joined: 20 Oct 2018
Posts: 224
GMAT 1: 690 Q49 V34
GMAT 2: 740 Q50 V40
Re: The spectacular disintegration of a comet last year in full view of gr  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 06 Dec 2019, 09:22
kaijen wrote:
The spectacular disintegration of a comet last year in full view of ground- and space-based telescopes provided new insights into how comets form and may thus force a rethinking of the role of comets in the delivery of organic compounds to the evolving Earth.


Dear experts, daagh generis GMATNinja AjiteshArun
I have highlighted a few doubts in the respective choices. Can you please throw some light on it

(A) The spectacular disintegration of a comet last year in full view of ground- and space-based telescopes provided new insights into how comets form and may thus force
- disintegration provided - Subjet-verb = correct
- "provided" and "thus may force" - parallelism is correct
- No other discernible flaws

(B) The spectacular disintegration of a comet last year in full view of ground- as well as space-based telescopes, provided new insights into how comets form and thus possibly forcing
- "as well as" and "and" cannot be used interchangeably.
- "thus possibly forcing" is not parallel to provided
- Dear experts please confirm if the understanding is correct -use of comma before "provided" forces provided to behave as a verb-ed modifier - Incorrect
-Wrong

(C) When a comet's spectacular disintegration occurred in full view of ground- and space-based telescopes last year, it provided new insights into how comets form and thus may possibly force
- Dear experts please confirm if this interpretation of the meaning is correct -When something happened it provided = I believe there is a subtle change in the meaning because of the use of "when". When defines time - so IMO, the choice says, say the disintegration occured at 3:00 pm --> the disintegration provided new insights - This changes the meaning
- "may" and "possibly" - redundancy
- Dear experts, is there any difference between "thus may force" and "may thus force"

(D) Last year, in full view of ground- and space-based telescopes, a comet's spectacular disintegration provided new insights into how comets form and thus possibly forcing
- Incorrect meaning
This choice suggests that the insights were provided last year. We do not know when were these new insights generated. It could be these insights were generated this year
- Use of "thus possible forcing" is not parallel with "provided"

(E) Last year, in full view of ground- as well as space-based telescopes, the spectacular disintegration of a comet has provided new insights into how comets form and may thus force
- Meaning error similar to option D
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 04 Feb 2019
Posts: 12
Location: India
GMAT 1: 710 Q48 V39
The spectacular disintegration of a comet last year in full view of gr  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post Updated on: 16 Jan 2020, 19:13
Isn’t “provided” modifying “telescopes” in option A?

Posted from my mobile device

Originally posted by Snehaaa on 16 Jan 2020, 00:49.
Last edited by Snehaaa on 16 Jan 2020, 19:13, edited 1 time in total.
SVP
SVP
User avatar
D
Joined: 27 Mar 2010
Posts: 1711
Location: India
Schools: ISB
GPA: 3.31
The spectacular disintegration of a comet last year in full view of gr  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 16 Jan 2020, 02:06
1
Snehaaa wrote:
Isn’t “provided” modifying “telescopes in option A?

Posted from my mobile device

Hi Sneha, provided is the main verb in this sentence and hence, isn't really modifying anything.

The core of the sentence is:

...disintegration provided new insights..
_________________
Thanks,
Ashish
GMAT-99th Percentile, MBA - ISB Hyderabad
EducationAisle, Bangalore

Sentence Correction Nirvana available on Amazon.in and Flipkart

Join us for a free GMAT Live Online Class from anywhere in the world
Experts' Global Representative
User avatar
P
Joined: 10 Jul 2017
Posts: 1666
Location: India
GMAT Date: 11-01-2019
Re: The spectacular disintegration of a comet last year in full view of gr  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 18 Jan 2020, 04:00
Dear Friends,

Here is a detailed explanation to this question-

kaijen wrote:
The spectacular disintegration of a comet last year in full view of ground- and space-based telescopes provided new insights into how comets form and may thus force a rethinking of the role of comets in the delivery of organic compounds to the evolving Earth.


(A) The spectacular disintegration of a comet last year in full view of ground- and space-based telescopes provided new insights into how comets form and may thus force

(B) The spectacular disintegration of a comet last year in full view of ground- as well as space-based telescopes, provided new insights into how comets form and thus possibly forcing

(C) When a comet's spectacular disintegration occurred in full view of ground- and space-based telescopes last year, it provided new insights into how comets form and thus may possibly force

(D) Last year, in full view of ground- and space-based telescopes, a comet's spectacular disintegration provided new insights into how comets form and thus possibly forcing

(E) Last year, in full view of ground- as well as space-based telescopes, the spectacular disintegration of a comet has provided new insights into how comets form and may thus force



Choice A: Option A maintains parallelism and proper tense usage throughout the sentence and conveys the intended meaning. Thus, Option A is correct.

Choice B: In Option B, "provided..." incorrectly modifies "telescopes" rather than "disintegration". Thus, Option B is incorrect.

Choice C: In Option C, we see a parallelism error between "provided" and "forcing" as the former is a verb and the latter is a modifier. Remember, elements joined by "and" must be parallel. Thus, Option C is incorrect.

Choice D: Option D repeats the parallelism error found in Option C. Thus, Option D is incorrect.

Choice E: Option E uses the wrong tense, present perfect, in the phrase "has provided" to refer to something that concluded in the past; this is evidenced by the use of the phrase "Last Year".

Hence, A is the best answer choice.

To understand the concept of “Present Perfect Tense on GMAT”, you may want to watch the following video (~1 minute):



All the best!
Experts' Global Team
_________________
GMAT Club Bot
Re: The spectacular disintegration of a comet last year in full view of gr   [#permalink] 18 Jan 2020, 04:00

Go to page   Previous    1   2   [ 24 posts ] 

Display posts from previous: Sort by

The spectacular disintegration of a comet last year in full view of gr

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





Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne