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

It is currently 14 Dec 2018, 17:11

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 in December
PrevNext
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
2526272829301
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
303112345
Open Detailed Calendar
  • Typical Day of a UCLA MBA Student - Recording of Webinar with UCLA Adcom and Student

     December 14, 2018

     December 14, 2018

     10:00 PM PST

     11:00 PM PST

    Carolyn and Brett - nicely explained what is the typical day of a UCLA student. I am posting below recording of the webinar for those who could't attend this session.
  • Free GMAT Strategy Webinar

     December 15, 2018

     December 15, 2018

     07:00 AM PST

     09:00 AM PST

    Aiming to score 760+? Attend this FREE session to learn how to Define your GMAT Strategy, Create your Study Plan and Master the Core Skills to excel on the GMAT.

The thirteen original British colonies in North America, some formed

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

Hide Tags

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 30 Nov 2008
Posts: 468
Schools: Fuqua
The thirteen original British colonies in North America, some formed  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post Updated on: 17 Dec 2017, 23:41
3
14
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  15% (low)

Question Stats:

72% (00:48) correct 28% (00:48) wrong based on 592 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

The thirteen original British colonies in North America, some formed as commercial ventures, others as religious havens, each had a written charter that set forth its form of government and the rights of the colonists.

(A) some formed as commercial ventures, others as religious havens, each had a written charter

(B) some being formed as a commercial ventures, others as religious havens, all of which had written charters

(C) some that as commercial ventures, others as religious havens, all had written charters

(D) with some being formed as a commercial venture, others as religious havens, all had written charters

(E) with some formed as commercial ventures, while others as religious havens, each had a written charter

Originally posted by mrsmarthi on 23 Sep 2009, 19:49.
Last edited by hazelnut on 17 Dec 2017, 23:41, edited 2 times in total.
Added OA.
Intern
Intern
User avatar
Joined: 20 May 2009
Posts: 41
Re: The thirteen original British colonies in North America, some formed  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 25 Nov 2009, 21:54
1
IMO A.....
A) some formed as commercial ventures, others as religious havens, each had a written charter----Clear & consise
B) some being formed as a commercial ventures, others as religious havens, all of which had written charters
C) some that as commercial ventures, others as religious havens, all had written charters
D) with some being formed as a commercial venture, others as religious havens, all had written charters
E) with some formed as commercial ventures, while others as religious havens, each had a written charter----changes the meaning with some formed as--with is not needed here.
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 28 Jul 2009
Posts: 116
Re: The thirteen original British colonies in North America, some formed  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 25 Nov 2009, 23:36
2
2
mrsmarthi wrote:
The thirteen original British colonies in North America, some formed as commercial ventures, others as religious havens, each had a written charter that set forth its form of government and the rights of the colonists.

A) some formed as commercial ventures, others as religious havens, each had a written charter
B) some being formed as a commercial ventures, others as religious havens, all of which had written charters
C) some that as commercial ventures, others as religious havens, all had written charters
D) with some being formed as a commercial venture, others as religious havens, all had written charters
E) with some formed as commercial ventures, while others as religious havens, each had a written charter



I went this way:
each had a written charter[/u] that set forth its form of government and the rights of the colonists.

We should use each instead of all. "All" is used when discussed about common issues. Here colonies had unique charter - so, go with "each"

B,C,D - out

E. with some formed as commercial ventures, while others as religious havens, each had a written charter

With is absolutely redundant. colonies ... some formed as

We leave with A.
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 05 Jul 2012
Posts: 67
Location: India
Concentration: Finance, Strategy
GMAT Date: 09-30-2012
GPA: 3.08
WE: Engineering (Energy and Utilities)
Re: The thirteen original British colonies in North America, some formed  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 06 Aug 2012, 22:40
1
Correct me if i am wrong but a comma can be used only for two reasons
1.) separate a non essential modifier
2.) separate different items of a similar list
3.) used with subordinator words to joi a main clause with a sub ordinate clause , ot with cojunctions to join two main clauses.

Now here If we dont use with and while then the sentance is like
Some colonies, modifier, modifier, have something.
If we use with and while
it becomes Main clause-Subordinator(some are ...-Subrodinator- ... other ), have charter.

Can two modifiers follow the subject with just a comma ? or by way of idiomatic usage that entine sentence Some x other Y becomes a single modifier.
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Status: SLOGGING : My son says,This time Papa u will have to make it : Innocence is BLISS
Joined: 16 Jan 2012
Posts: 153
Location: India
WE: Sales (Energy and Utilities)
Re: The thirteen original British colonies in North America, some formed  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 07 Aug 2012, 03:51
1
The thirteen original Britishcolonies in North America, some formed as commercial ventures, others as religious havens,each had a written charter that set forth its form of government and the rights of the colonists.

The stem now reduces to : The 13 colonies ................................ ( EACH/ALL)............... had charter/s............ THAT set forth ITS form of Govt..........AND........Y

B : all of which = Eliminated

ITS in the non-underlined portion signifies that the referrent is clearly each individual colony

Thus C / D = ALL = Eliminated

Left with A n E :

A : The 13 colonies , ......... some formed as X, others formed as Y

E : The 13 colonies , .......WITH some formed as X, WHILE others formed as Y

E : Does addition of With / While makes any sense or helps us in getting a clearer view of the intent = Guess NO = Eliminated

Left with A , my take.

Rgds SKM
Director
Director
User avatar
B
Joined: 03 Feb 2013
Posts: 850
Location: India
Concentration: Operations, Strategy
GMAT 1: 760 Q49 V44
GPA: 3.88
WE: Engineering (Computer Software)
Reviews Badge
Re: The thirteen original British colonies in North America, some formed  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 24 Nov 2014, 00:06
The thirteen original British colonies in North America, some formed as commercial ventures, others as religious havens, each had a written charter that set forth its form of government and the rights of the colonists.

if we look at the non-underline sentence fragment "that set forth its form of government and the rights of the colonists" -> the sentence is describing "each" colony one at a time.

A) some formed as commercial ventures, others as religious havens, each had a written charter
B) some being formed as a commercial ventures, others as religious havens, all of which had written charters -> Because of the above issue
C) some that as commercial ventures, others as religious havens, all had written charters -> Because of the above issue
D) with some being formed as a commercial venture, others as religious havens, all had written charters -> Because of the above issue
E) with some formed as commercial ventures, while others as religious havens, each had a written charter

now with can be used as adverbial phrase (most of the time) and sometimes, with is used to modify the subject.
Here with can be used to modify the subject - Colonies.
Now in option E) with some formed as commercial ventures, while others as religious havens, each had a written charter
"with" used to modify the colonies
"formed" is also used to modify the colonies.
The correct option E) could be -> "with some as commercial ventures, while others as religious havens, each had a written charter"
Now with is modifying the subject -> colonies.

Hence A) is correct.
_________________

Thanks,
Kinjal
My Debrief : http://gmatclub.com/forum/hardwork-never-gets-unrewarded-for-ever-189267.html#p1449379
My Application Experience : http://gmatclub.com/forum/hardwork-never-gets-unrewarded-for-ever-189267-40.html#p1516961
Linkedin : https://www.linkedin.com/in/kinjal-das/

Please click on Kudos, if you think the post is helpful

Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 08 Jan 2018
Posts: 2
CAT Tests
Re: The thirteen original British colonies in North America, some formed  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 15 Nov 2018, 16:43
Hello mikemcgarry,

I have a Magoosh subscription and have recently read your blog on "with" + [noun] + [preposition] but still have some confusion on the usage of "with" modifier used in choices D and E. Can you please shed light on why the usage here is wrong? Would be much appreciated, thanks!
Verbal Forum Moderator
User avatar
V
Status: Greatness begins beyond your comfort zone
Joined: 08 Dec 2013
Posts: 2125
Location: India
Concentration: General Management, Strategy
Schools: Kelley '20, ISB '19
GPA: 3.2
WE: Information Technology (Consulting)
GMAT ToolKit User Reviews Badge CAT Tests
The thirteen original British colonies in North America, some formed  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 16 Nov 2018, 00:13
The thirteen original British colonies in North America, some formed as commercial ventures, others as religious havens, each had a written charter that set forth its form of government and the rights of the colonists.

(A) some formed as commercial ventures, others as religious havens, each had a written charter - Correct

(B) some being formed as a commercial ventures, others as religious havens, all of which had written charters - Usage of being formed

(C) some that as commercial ventures, others as religious havens, all had written charters - same issue as B

(D) with some being formed as a commercial venture, others as religious havens, all had written charters - usage of being formed;

"The colonies each had a charter." That correctly implies: 13 colonies, 13 charters.
"The colonies all had a charter." That incorrectly implies: 13 colonies, 1 grand charter for everyone.

(E) with some formed as commercial ventures, while others as religious havens, each had a written charter - "with" wrongly suggests that "some" refers not to the colonies themselves but to something that the colonies came with. to suggest that you're referring to the colonies themselves (which you are), you need modifiers of the type used in the correct answer (a).

* "while" MUST be used with a clause or __ing phrase. it can't be used with a construction that doesn't contain any sort of verb form (such as this one, which is just noun + prepositional phrase).

I found the above explanations in BTG and Manhattan GMAT forum.

1. Can we reject option B on the basis that there is no main verb in the sentence because all of which is a relative clause?

2. Also, is there any difference between "all had written charters" and "each had a written charter". I understand that "all had a written charter" means different - all of them together had a charter.

3. Please let me know any other way to eliminate options in this question.

AjiteshArun , GMATNinja , MagooshExpert , GMATGuruNY , VeritasKarishma , ChiranjeevSingh , VeritasPrepBrian , MartyMurray , daagh , ccooley , other experts - please enlighten
_________________

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

Retired Moderator
User avatar
D
Status: worked for Kaplan's associates, but now on my own, free and flying
Joined: 19 Feb 2007
Posts: 4558
Location: India
WE: Education (Education)
Re: The thirteen original British colonies in North America, some formed  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 16 Nov 2018, 02:35
Top Contributor
Skywalker

I do not think all of which starts a relative clause in B. All is the noun and 'of which' is just a prepositional modifier, and the whole phrase makes a noun phrase. It is an IC.

All had written charters, and each had a charter will mean the same.
_________________

you can know a lot about something and not really understand it."-- a quote
No one knows this better than a GMAT student does.
Narendran +9198845 44509

Veritas Prep and Orion Instructor
User avatar
S
Joined: 26 Jul 2010
Posts: 327
Re: The thirteen original British colonies in North America, some formed  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 16 Nov 2018, 08:34
Top Contributor
Really good question, and it sets up one of my favorite Sentence Correction "hacks." Note that the pronoun "its" is fixed outside the underline:

...that set forth its form of government...

You're stuck with that singular "its" (it's not underlined so you can't change it), and that should signal that you need the individual/singular "each" and not the collective "all." Something like "the colonies all had charters that established its form of government" is just a huge numerical agreement error.

The bigger lesson (and I swear I learned this from years of doing Sentence Correction "upside down" as a tutor looking across a library or Starbucks table at the problem a student was doing) is that if you see a pronoun fixed outside the underline, there's a very very good chance it controls a singular/plural decision elsewhere in the problem. That was always one of my "cheats" as a tutor...I'd be reading an Official Guide problem upside down and as soon as I scanned and saw a familiar "its" or "they" or any other pronoun, I *knew* I had a singular/plural decision point to work with. So that's still something I always look for. Pronoun outside the underline --> use that as a tool to 1) search for an agreement error somewhere in the problem, and 2) establish whether you need singular or plural.
_________________

Brian

Curriculum Developer, Instructor, and Host of Veritas Prep On Demand

Save $100 on live Veritas Prep GMAT Courses and Admissions Consulting

Enroll now. Pay later. Take advantage of Veritas Prep's flexible payment plan options.

Veritas Prep Reviews

GMAT Club Bot
Re: The thirteen original British colonies in North America, some formed &nbs [#permalink] 16 Nov 2018, 08:34
Display posts from previous: Sort by

The thirteen original British colonies in North America, some formed

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


Copyright

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