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

It is currently 21 Mar 2019, 07:23

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 U.S. hockey team won the Olympic gold medal

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

Hide Tags

 
Director
Director
User avatar
P
Joined: 26 Aug 2016
Posts: 623
Location: India
Concentration: Strategy, International Business
GMAT 1: 690 Q50 V33
GMAT 2: 700 Q50 V33
GMAT 3: 730 Q51 V38
GPA: 4
WE: Information Technology (Consulting)
Premium Member Reviews Badge
Re: The U.S. hockey team won the Olympic gold medal  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 24 Feb 2018, 23:56
RonPurewal wrote:
Hello all,

I've written up an exhaustive key for this problem. I'm uploading it in graphical form — please check it out.

If there are further questions from anyone who's gone through this key, please ask away!

--R

Excellent Explanation by Ron.

Thank you
Manager
Manager
avatar
B
Joined: 16 Sep 2018
Posts: 84
Re: The U.S. hockey team won the Olympic gold medal  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 15 Jan 2019, 04:03
RonPurewal wrote:
New problem for everyone!

__


The U.S. hockey team won the Olympic gold medal in 1980, against which the odds had been a thousand to one, providing inspiration to Americans in a time of economic difficulty and geopolitical tension.

(A) team won the Olympic gold medal in 1980, against which the odds had been a thousand to one, providing inspiration to Americans in

(B) team’s 1980 Olympic gold-medal victory, against odds of a thousand to one, served to inspire Americans in

(C) team’s win of the 1980 Olympic gold medal was against odds of a thousand to one, which served to inspire Americans during

(D) team’s victory of the 1980 Olympic gold medal, against thousand-to-one odds, serving to provide inspiration to Americans during

(E) team won the 1980 Olympic gold-medal victory against thousand-to-one odds, providing inspiration to Americans in


__


OA is deferred for 24 hours.


In C, ‘which served’ modifies the wrong part of the sentence. It implies that the victory being against thousand to one odds was what served to inspire.
‘victory of the gold medal’, in D is an improperly constructed phrase.
Similarly, E’s ‘won the gold medal victory’ is also improper.
In A, ‘against which’ is used incorrectly. A also has the same modifier error as C.

Thus, B is the correct answer.
GMAT Club Bot
Re: The U.S. hockey team won the Olympic gold medal   [#permalink] 15 Jan 2019, 04:03

Go to page   Previous    1   2   [ 22 posts ] 

Display posts from previous: Sort by

The U.S. hockey team won the Olympic gold medal

  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®.