Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases https://gmatclub.com/AppTrack

 It is currently 27 May 2017, 08:54

### 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 White House, meanwhile, has set up its own interagency

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Director
Affiliations: SAE
Joined: 11 Jul 2012
Posts: 508
Location: India
Concentration: Strategy, Social Entrepreneurship
GMAT 1: 710 Q49 V37
GPA: 3.5
WE: Project Management (Energy and Utilities)
Followers: 44

Kudos [?]: 289 [1] , given: 269

The White House, meanwhile, has set up its own interagency [#permalink]

### Show Tags

07 Oct 2012, 23:03
1
KUDOS
10
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00

Difficulty:

75% (hard)

Question Stats:

45% (01:58) correct 55% (01:14) wrong based on 482 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

The White House, meanwhile, has set up its own interagency panel that would look at how to protect consumers while also make United States companies more competitive internationally

A. that would look at how to protect consumers while also make
B. that will look at the protection of consumers while also making
C. for looking at how to protect consumers while also making
D. that will look at how to protect consumers while also making
E. for looking at protecting consumers and also making
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

_________________

First Attempt 710 - http://gmatclub.com/forum/first-attempt-141273.html

Last edited by getgyan on 08 Oct 2012, 03:57, edited 1 time in total.
If you have any questions
New!
Verbal Forum Moderator
Joined: 16 Jun 2012
Posts: 1132
Location: United States
Followers: 278

Kudos [?]: 3112 [11] , given: 123

Re: The White House, meanwhile, has set up its own interagency [#permalink]

### Show Tags

31 Jul 2013, 22:46
11
KUDOS
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED
farhanc85 wrote:
Anyone can throw some light on the 3:2 divide, i understand that is used for explaining the essential clause but the usage of for is still not out of place, is it? Will look at will become future tense and making becomes present perfect, so with that the correct answer is D but i feel there is a catch with that and for.

Cheers

Posted from GMAT ToolKit

Hi farhanc85

The White House, meanwhile, has set up its own interagency panel that would look at how to protect consumers while also make United States companies more competitive internationally

A. that would look at how to protect consumers while also make
B. that will look at the protection of consumers while also making
C. for looking at how to protect consumers while also making
D. that will look at how to protect consumers while also making ==> CORRECT
E. for looking at protecting consumers and also making

First split: "make" VS "making"
After "while" you have two options:
(1) "while" is subordinating conjunction, thus after "while" you must use a complete sentence. "While also make...." is short of subject, so this part cannot be a complete sentence. ==> A is out.
(2) if the part after while has the same subject, you can use "while + V-ing". For example: he does his job while talking on the phone.
B, C, D, E which say "while also making" ==> remain.

Second split: "that" vs "for"
"For" is incorrect preposition, the intended meaning is about the "plan" - the White house has set up a panel to look at...... Thus, "for" which means "because" is incorrect. ==> C, E are out.
"That" is correct modifier. B, D remain.

Third split: "look at the protection" vs "look at how to protect".
Clearly, the intended meaning is about the "plan" of the White house to protect consumers. The white house does not look at "the protection OF customers". B changes meaning.

Only D left. ==> CORRECT.

Hope it's clear.
_________________

Please +1 KUDO if my post helps. Thank you.

"Designing cars consumes you; it has a hold on your spirit which is incredibly powerful. It's not something you can do part time, you have do it with all your heart and soul or you're going to get it wrong."

Chris Bangle - Former BMW Chief of Design.

Director
Affiliations: SAE
Joined: 11 Jul 2012
Posts: 508
Location: India
Concentration: Strategy, Social Entrepreneurship
GMAT 1: 710 Q49 V37
GPA: 3.5
WE: Project Management (Energy and Utilities)
Followers: 44

Kudos [?]: 289 [1] , given: 269

Re: The White House, meanwhile, has set up [#permalink]

### Show Tags

08 Oct 2012, 03:58
1
KUDOS
OA is +1 D

A - Use of would is incorrect since the sentence is in the present tense, so go with will instead. Make should be making since this is happening simultaneously with another activity
B – look at the protection of consumers distorts the meaning of the sentence
C – for looking is unidiomatic
E - for looking at protectin‘ is unidiomatic and awkward\

_________________

First Attempt 710 - http://gmatclub.com/forum/first-attempt-141273.html

Verbal Expert
Joined: 14 Dec 2013
Posts: 3043
Location: Germany
Schools: HHL Leipzig
GMAT 1: 780 Q50 V47
WE: Corporate Finance (Pharmaceuticals and Biotech)
Followers: 515

Kudos [?]: 2273 [1] , given: 22

Re: The White House, meanwhile, has set up its own interagency [#permalink]

### Show Tags

09 Jan 2017, 23:27
1
KUDOS
Expert's post
sleepynut wrote:
Hi expert,

From my understanding,"while" can be used to either 1)present the contrast or 2)depict the simultaneous action which happen at the same time.In this question "while" is used to depict the simultaneous action.Is it ok to use "while" to express that something will happen and,at the same time,another thing will happen in the future?

Yes, "while" can be used to depict simultaneity of two events in any tense (including future).
Verbal Expert
Joined: 14 Dec 2013
Posts: 3043
Location: Germany
Schools: HHL Leipzig
GMAT 1: 780 Q50 V47
WE: Corporate Finance (Pharmaceuticals and Biotech)
Followers: 515

Kudos [?]: 2273 [1] , given: 22

The White House, meanwhile, has set up its own interagency [#permalink]

### Show Tags

12 Jan 2017, 11:37
1
KUDOS
Expert's post
AR15J wrote:
The White House, meanwhile, has set up its own interagency panel that would look at how to protect consumers while also make United States companies more competitive internationally

If first choice were :. that will look at how to protect consumers while also make

would it be correct choice?

I just wanted to know if clause with while marker can pick the subject of previous clause. In other words--

while verb+ing-- correct usage

while clause-- correct usage

while verb+......-- subject is missing (picking up from previous clause)-- not sure if it is incorrect

Since "while" is a conjunction, logically it might seem that it is alright to join two verbs. However it is not a practice to join two verbs (with the same subject) using "while" - as you pointed out, a verb can be joined with a gerund, or two clauses can be joined.

I sing, while I play.... correct (two clauses are joined)
While playing, I sing.... correct ( A verb is joined with a gerund - same subject)
I sing while play.... incorrect.
Senior Manager
Joined: 21 Jan 2010
Posts: 329
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 195 [0], given: 12

Re: The White House, meanwhile, has set up [#permalink]

### Show Tags

08 Oct 2012, 00:43
The White House, meanwhile, has set up its own interagency panel that would look at how to protect consumers while also make United States companies more competitive internationally

A. that would look at how to protect consumers while also make
B. that will look at the protection of consumers while also making
C. for looking at how to protect consumers while also making
D. that will look at how to protect consumers while also making
E. for looking at protecting consumers and also making

The sentence talks about simulanoues actions so use progressive tense.eliminate a. From parallelism eliminate b and d. Between c and e , c wins as it is more clear.
Intern
Joined: 22 Oct 2012
Posts: 20
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 7

Re: The White House, meanwhile, has set up [#permalink]

### Show Tags

30 Dec 2012, 06:18
getgyan wrote:
OA is +1 D

A - Use of would is incorrect since the sentence is in the present tense, so go with will instead. Make should be making since this is happening simultaneously with another activity
B – look at the protection of consumers distorts the meaning of the sentence
C – for looking is unidiomatic
E - for looking at protectin‘ is unidiomatic and awkward\

Hi,

While also isn t awekward generally speaking? The meaning of while implies an 'also' meaning as well...
Can you give the source please?

Thank you.
Happy new year

R26

Posted from GMAT ToolKit
Senior Manager
Joined: 14 Jul 2013
Posts: 294
Location: India
Concentration: Marketing, Strategy
GMAT 1: 690 Q49 V34
GMAT 2: 670 Q49 V33
GPA: 3.6
WE: Brand Management (Retail)
Followers: 13

Kudos [?]: 188 [0], given: 130

Re: The White House, meanwhile, has set up its own interagency [#permalink]

### Show Tags

31 Jul 2013, 21:09
Anyone can throw some light on the 3:2 divide, i understand that is used for explaining the essential clause but the usage of for is still not out of place, is it? Will look at will become future tense and making becomes present perfect, so with that the correct answer is D but i feel there is a catch with that and for.

Cheers

Posted from GMAT ToolKit
_________________

Cheers
Farhan

My Blog - Student for Life ( Oxford MBA)

Senior Manager
Joined: 14 Jul 2013
Posts: 294
Location: India
Concentration: Marketing, Strategy
GMAT 1: 690 Q49 V34
GMAT 2: 670 Q49 V33
GPA: 3.6
WE: Brand Management (Retail)
Followers: 13

Kudos [?]: 188 [0], given: 130

Re: The White House, meanwhile, has set up its own interagency [#permalink]

### Show Tags

04 Aug 2013, 11:46
pqhai wrote:
"For" is incorrect preposition, the intended meaning is about the "plan" - the White house has set up a panel to look at...... Thus, "for" which means "because" is incorrect. ==> C, E are out.
"That" is correct modifier. B, D remain.

[

Hope it's clear.

Hi PG,
Thank you for the response.
In this question i agree the intended meaning is about the plan, For as a preposition can be used to indicate the use of something. "I am asking this question for some clarity." "This plan is for the underprivileged kids". I don't think here the intended meaning is because." For, this reason the plan was a failure"----here the" for" would sound more like because.

Although i got the answer through other splits, I think For over here is not completely wrong. For can be used as an intended use of the plan, which is looking at protecting consumers. Still some confusion with the 3:2 splits with regards to For and That in my brain Thanks for the other feedback though, used those to get the right answer.

Cheers
Farhan
_________________

Cheers
Farhan

My Blog - Student for Life ( Oxford MBA)

Verbal Forum Moderator
Joined: 16 Jun 2012
Posts: 1132
Location: United States
Followers: 278

Kudos [?]: 3112 [0], given: 123

Re: The White House, meanwhile, has set up its own interagency [#permalink]

### Show Tags

04 Aug 2013, 12:21
farhanc85 wrote:
pqhai wrote:
"For" is incorrect preposition, the intended meaning is about the "plan" - the White house has set up a panel to look at...... Thus, "for" which means "because" is incorrect. ==> C, E are out.
"That" is correct modifier. B, D remain.

[

Hope it's clear.

Hi PG,
Thank you for the response.
In this question i agree the intended meaning is about the plan, For as a preposition can be used to indicate the use of something. "I am asking this question for some clarity." "This plan is for the underprivileged kids". I don't think here the intended meaning is because." For, this reason the plan was a failure"----here the" for" would sound more like because.

Although i got the answer through other splits, I think For over here is not completely wrong. For can be used as an intended use of the plan, which is looking at protecting consumers. Still some confusion with the 3:2 splits with regards to For and That in my brain Thanks for the other feedback though, used those to get the right answer.

Cheers
Farhan

Hi Farhan.

In fact, there are many ways to use preposition "for". We cannot remember them properly, so just focus on typical usages that Gmat usually tests. I'd like to share a very usefully article about "To Verb vs For Verb-ing" from egmat. You can learn how to eliminate wrong answers quickly..

to-verb-vs-for-verb-ing-144017.html

Best regards.

Pqhai.
_________________

Please +1 KUDO if my post helps. Thank you.

"Designing cars consumes you; it has a hold on your spirit which is incredibly powerful. It's not something you can do part time, you have do it with all your heart and soul or you're going to get it wrong."

Chris Bangle - Former BMW Chief of Design.

Manager
Joined: 09 Apr 2013
Posts: 150
Location: India
WE: Supply Chain Management (Consulting)
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 104 [0], given: 24

Re: The White House, meanwhile, has set up its own interagency [#permalink]

### Show Tags

28 Nov 2013, 05:27
I am not able to understand why "look at the protection of consumers" is not correct. As per my knowledge, "to look at something" means "to take care of something" but not sure of it though.

Can somone please elaborate on this.
_________________

+1 KUDOS is the best way to say thanks

"Pay attention to every detail"

GMAT Club Legend
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 10362
Followers: 1000

Kudos [?]: 225 [0], given: 0

Re: The White House, meanwhile, has set up its own interagency [#permalink]

### Show Tags

24 Sep 2015, 05:19
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.
Manager
Joined: 12 Feb 2014
Posts: 76
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 61 [0], given: 9

The White House, meanwhile, has set up its own interagency [#permalink]

### Show Tags

06 Jan 2016, 12:14
I am not able to get how option B changes the intended meaning of the sentence (for some reason, I find them similar in meaning).. How exactly is "protection of consumers" different from "how to protect consumers"?

_________________

Addicted to 700+ strengthen, weaken and evaluate CR questions!!!

Manager
Joined: 07 Feb 2015
Posts: 82
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 15 [0], given: 28

Re: The White House, meanwhile, has set up its own interagency [#permalink]

### Show Tags

06 Jan 2016, 20:35
pqhai wrote:
farhanc85 wrote:
pqhai wrote:
"For" is incorrect preposition, the intended meaning is about the "plan" - the White house has set up a panel to look at...... Thus, "for" which means "because" is incorrect. ==> C, E are out.
"That" is correct modifier. B, D remain.

[

Hope it's clear.

Hi PG,
Thank you for the response.
In this question i agree the intended meaning is about the plan, For as a preposition can be used to indicate the use of something. "I am asking this question for some clarity." "This plan is for the underprivileged kids". I don't think here the intended meaning is because." For, this reason the plan was a failure"----here the" for" would sound more like because.

Although i got the answer through other splits, I think For over here is not completely wrong. For can be used as an intended use of the plan, which is looking at protecting consumers. Still some confusion with the 3:2 splits with regards to For and That in my brain Thanks for the other feedback though, used those to get the right answer.

Cheers
Farhan

Hi Farhan.

In fact, there are many ways to use preposition "for". We cannot remember them properly, so just focus on typical usages that Gmat usually tests. I'd like to share a very usefully article about "To Verb vs For Verb-ing" from egmat. You can learn how to eliminate wrong answers quickly..

to-verb-vs-for-verb-ing-144017.html

Best regards.

Pqhai.

Thank you for this. Great resource.
BSchool Forum Moderator
Status: I Declare War!!!
Joined: 02 Apr 2014
Posts: 260
Location: United States
Concentration: Finance, Economics
GMAT Date: 03-18-2015
WE: Asset Management (Investment Banking)
Followers: 7

Kudos [?]: 92 [0], given: 543

Re: The White House, meanwhile, has set up its own interagency [#permalink]

### Show Tags

16 Aug 2016, 07:23
Hi
Please calling on daagh, Chetan4u , magoosh
For analysis. Confused between d and e
Thanks

Posted from GMAT ToolKit
Intern
Joined: 17 Mar 2016
Posts: 18
Location: Singapore
GPA: 3.5
WE: Business Development (Energy and Utilities)
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 10 [0], given: 30

Re: The White House, meanwhile, has set up its own interagency [#permalink]

### Show Tags

16 Aug 2016, 20:49
+1 for D, eliminating unidiomatic C & E and preserving the meaning of the sentence that's clearing missing in A & B
Senior Manager
Joined: 29 Oct 2016
Posts: 269
Concentration: Finance, Economics
GMAT 1: 620 Q50 V24
GRE 1: 314 Q167 V147
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 24 [0], given: 906

Re: The White House, meanwhile, has set up its own interagency [#permalink]

### Show Tags

09 Jan 2017, 09:21
Hi expert,

From my understanding,"while" can be used to either 1)present the contrast or 2)depict the simultaneous action which happen at the same time.In this question "while" is used to depict the simultaneous action.Is it ok to use "while" to express that something will happen and,at the same time,another thing will happen in the future?
Manager
Joined: 17 Apr 2016
Posts: 98
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 249

Re: The White House, meanwhile, has set up its own interagency [#permalink]

### Show Tags

09 Jan 2017, 20:15
getgyan wrote:
OA is +1 D

A - Use of would is incorrect since the sentence is in the present tense, so go with will instead. Make should be making since this is happening simultaneously with another activity
B – look at the protection of consumers distorts the meaning of the sentence
C – for looking is unidiomatic
E - for looking at protectin‘ is unidiomatic and awkward\

Hi GetGyan,

Can you please elaborate on the following statement -->Make should be making since this is happening simultaneously with another activity
I am not able to clearly understand the above stated explanation.

Thanks.
Senior Manager
Joined: 21 Aug 2016
Posts: 278
Location: India
GPA: 3.9
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
Followers: 6

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 109

The White House, meanwhile, has set up its own interagency [#permalink]

### Show Tags

12 Jan 2017, 10:12
The White House, meanwhile, has set up its own interagency panel that would look at how to protect consumers while also make United States companies more competitive internationally

If first choice were :. that will look at how to protect consumers while also make

would it be correct choice?

I just wanted to know if clause with while marker can pick the subject of previous clause. In other words--

while verb+ing-- correct usage

while clause-- correct usage

while verb+......-- subject is missing (picking up from previous clause)-- not sure if it is incorrect

+1 Kudos if you like the post
Senior Manager
Joined: 21 Aug 2016
Posts: 278
Location: India
GPA: 3.9
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
Followers: 6

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 109

Re: The White House, meanwhile, has set up its own interagency [#permalink]

### Show Tags

12 Jan 2017, 10:14
The White House, meanwhile, has set up its own interagency panel that would look at how to protect consumers while also make United States companies more competitive internationally

If first choice were :. that will look at how to protect consumers while also make

would it be correct choice?

I just wanted to know if clause with while marker can pick the subject of previous clause. In other words--

while verb+ing-- correct usage

while clause-- correct usage

while verb+......-- subject is missing (picking up from previous clause)-- not sure if it is incorrect
Re: The White House, meanwhile, has set up its own interagency   [#permalink] 12 Jan 2017, 10:14
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
According to a recent poll, owning and living in a freestanding house 0 13 Apr 2017, 06:58
A private house in New York City is a building owned by an 4 09 Jul 2012, 08:59
5 A private house in New York City is a building owned by an 6 22 Nov 2016, 02:26
18 Christlers, the famous art house in London, owns several 46 20 Oct 2016, 06:52
A private house in New York City is a building owned by an 9 05 Feb 2017, 18:58
Display posts from previous: Sort by