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

 It is currently 15 Dec 2018, 02:25

### 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 December
PrevNext
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
2526272829301
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
303112345
Open Detailed Calendar
• ### 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.
• ### \$450 Tuition Credit & Official CAT Packs FREE

December 15, 2018

December 15, 2018

10:00 PM PST

11:00 PM PST

Get the complete Official GMAT Exam Pack collection worth \$100 with the 3 Month Pack (\$299)

# Though initially opposed to the measure, the governor

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Manager
Joined: 26 Jun 2011
Posts: 238
Location: India
GMAT 1: 760 Q51 V41
Though initially opposed to the measure, the governor  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

18 Jan 2012, 08:00
8
00:00

Difficulty:

85% (hard)

Question Stats:

41% (01:22) correct 59% (01:35) wrong based on 516 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

Though initially opposed to the measure, the governor approved the new needle-exchange program at the urging of his own doctor, his chief advisers, and a coalition of some twenty social action groups.

a) at the urging of his own doctor, his chief advisers, and a coalition of some
b) as a consequence of having been urged by his own doctor, his chief advisers, and a coalition of some
c) on account of being urged by his own doctor, chief advisers, and a coalition of
d) as he was urged to do by his own doctor, his chief advisers, and a coalition of some
e) as his own doctor was urging him to do, along with his chief advisers, and a coalition of

How the use of "some" could be termed appropriate here ? It is wordy. Twenty is countable. Plz explain.

_________________

The chase begins ...

Retired Moderator
Status: Enjoying the GMAT journey....
Joined: 26 Aug 2011
Posts: 593
Location: India
GMAT 1: 620 Q49 V24
Re: Though initially opposed to the measure, the governor approv  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

18 Jan 2012, 10:24
+1 A
some is fine because its referring to roughly...
_________________

Fire the final bullet only when you are constantly hitting the Bull's eye, till then KEEP PRACTICING.

A WAY TO INCREASE FROM QUANT 35-40 TO 47 : http://gmatclub.com/forum/a-way-to-increase-from-q35-40-to-q-138750.html

Q 47/48 To Q 50 + http://gmatclub.com/forum/the-final-climb-quest-for-q-50-from-q47-129441.html#p1064367

Three good RC strategies http://gmatclub.com/forum/three-different-strategies-for-attacking-rc-127287.html

Manager
Joined: 10 Jan 2010
Posts: 99
GPA: 4
WE: Programming (Computer Software)
Re: Though initially opposed to the measure, the governor approv  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

23 Jan 2012, 19:56
How to choose between A and D?. please explain.
_________________

-If you like my post, consider giving KUDOS

Manager
Joined: 02 Mar 2011
Posts: 63
Re: Though initially opposed to the measure, the governor approv  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

24 Jan 2012, 03:36
1
lets break the sentence into sequence of events
-governor initially opposes the program
-doctors,advisors,etc urge him to change his view
-governor approves the program

all these actions have happened in the past, so the correct sentence should be able to tell us the sequence in which these happened
in option D "urged" is used, which is incorrect because this is not giving us any reference which event( approval or urging) occured first.

"i was walking on the pavement when i was hit by a truck" - walking was first event and hit by a truck was second
"at the urging of doctors, governor approved the bill" - urging was first event and approval was second
Intern
Joined: 27 May 2016
Posts: 8
Re: Though initially opposed to the measure, the governor  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

20 Oct 2016, 23:09
dreamchase wrote:
Though initially opposed to the measure, the governor approved the new needle-exchange program at the urging of his own doctor, his chief advisers, and a coalition of some twenty social action groups.

a) at the urging of his own doctor, his chief advisers, and a coalition of some
b) as a consequence of having been urged by his own doctor, his chief advisers, and a coalition of some
c) on account of being urged by his own doctor, chief advisers, and a coalition of
d) as he was urged to do by his own doctor, his chief advisers, and a coalition of some
e) as his own doctor was urging him to do, along with his chief advisers, and a coalition of

How the use of "some" could be termed appropriate here ? It is wordy. Twenty is countable. Plz explain.

Can anyone explain "at the urging of" is a correct usage or not?
Intern
Joined: 21 Jun 2016
Posts: 38
GPA: 4
WE: Consulting (Consulting)
Re: Though initially opposed to the measure, the governor  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

05 Nov 2016, 09:47
Karthic26 wrote:
dreamchase wrote:
Though initially opposed to the measure, the governor approved the new needle-exchange program at the urging of his own doctor, his chief advisers, and a coalition of some twenty social action groups.

a) at the urging of his own doctor, his chief advisers, and a coalition of some
b) as a consequence of having been urged by his own doctor, his chief advisers, and a coalition of some
c) on account of being urged by his own doctor, chief advisers, and a coalition of
d) as he was urged to do by his own doctor, his chief advisers, and a coalition of some
e) as his own doctor was urging him to do, along with his chief advisers, and a coalition of

How the use of "some" could be termed appropriate here ? It is wordy. Twenty is countable. Plz explain.

Can anyone explain "at the urging of" is a correct usage or not?

I have the same question.I chose C.Can any one tell me why C is incorrect.
Retired Moderator
Joined: 14 Dec 2013
Posts: 2951
Location: Germany
Schools: German MBA
GMAT 1: 780 Q50 V47
WE: Corporate Finance (Pharmaceuticals and Biotech)
Though initially opposed to the measure, the governor  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

05 Nov 2016, 10:43
bitanrc wrote:
Karthic26 wrote:
dreamchase wrote:
Though initially opposed to the measure, the governor approved the new needle-exchange program at the urging of his own doctor, his chief advisers, and a coalition of some twenty social action groups.

a) at the urging of his own doctor, his chief advisers, and a coalition of some
b) as a consequence of having been urged by his own doctor, his chief advisers, and a coalition of some
c) on account of being urged by his own doctor, chief advisers, and a coalition of
d) as he was urged to do by his own doctor, his chief advisers, and a coalition of some
e) as his own doctor was urging him to do, along with his chief advisers, and a coalition of

How the use of "some" could be termed appropriate here ? It is wordy. Twenty is countable. Plz explain.

Can anyone explain "at the urging of" is a correct usage or not?

I have the same question.I chose C.Can any one tell me why C is incorrect.

Option C:
"On account of" should ideally be followed by a concrete noun, not a present participle (that too in passive voice : "being urged"). A gerund would still be better, though not ideal: On account of the urging of would be better but still somewhat awkward.

Option A:
"At the urging of" may sound a bit awkward, but among the given options, it is the best. Compare with the usage "at your request".
Manager
Joined: 23 Jan 2016
Posts: 190
Location: India
GPA: 3.2
Re: Though initially opposed to the measure, the governor  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

08 Nov 2016, 21:46
In A, is the repitition of 'his' correct? - his doctors, his advisors.... isnt 'His' initially used before doctors modifying advisors and action groups as well???
Retired Moderator
Joined: 14 Dec 2013
Posts: 2951
Location: Germany
Schools: German MBA
GMAT 1: 780 Q50 V47
WE: Corporate Finance (Pharmaceuticals and Biotech)
Though initially opposed to the measure, the governor  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

09 Nov 2016, 08:30
1
TheLordCommander wrote:
In A, is the repitition of 'his' correct? - his doctors, his advisors.... isnt 'His' initially used before doctors modifying advisors and action groups as well???

It depends whether you consider "his" outside or inside the parallel structure. If considered outside, using once is alright. But if considered, inside it has to be repeated. Since with X and Y construction one can decide where the parallel structure begins, both are correct.
His (X and Y)... correct
(His X) and (his Y)--- correct

In option A "his" is used inside (since used twice) - the coalition of action groups does not belong to him.
Senior Manager
Joined: 04 Oct 2015
Posts: 253
Location: Viet Nam
Concentration: Finance, Economics
GMAT 1: 730 Q51 V36
GPA: 3.56
Re: Though initially opposed to the measure, the governor  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

08 May 2017, 20:34
Though initially opposed to the measure, the governor approved the new needle-exchange program at the urging of his own doctor, his chief advisers, and a coalition of some twenty social action groups.

a) at the urging of his own doctor, his chief advisers, and a coalition of some

b) as a consequence of having been urged by his own doctor, his chief advisers, and a coalition of some

c) on account of being urged by his own doctor, chief advisers, and a coalition of

d) as he was urged to do by his own doctor, his chief advisers, and a coalition of some

e) as his own doctor was urging him to do, along with his chief advisers, and a coalition of
_________________

Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one - Bruce Lee

Manager
Joined: 06 Dec 2016
Posts: 249
Re: Though initially opposed to the measure, the governor  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

10 May 2017, 05:46
An infinitive after urge is always incorrect?
CR Forum Moderator
Joined: 25 Apr 2018
Posts: 355
Re: Though initially opposed to the measure, the governor  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

03 Jul 2018, 00:22
Hi chetan2u

Thanks

dreamchase wrote:
Though initially opposed to the measure, the governor approved the new needle-exchange program at the urging of his own doctor, his chief advisers, and a coalition of some twenty social action groups.

a) at the urging of his own doctor, his chief advisers, and a coalition of some
b) as a consequence of having been urged by his own doctor, his chief advisers, and a coalition of some
c) on account of being urged by his own doctor, chief advisers, and a coalition of
d) as he was urged to do by his own doctor, his chief advisers, and a coalition of some
e) as his own doctor was urging him to do, along with his chief advisers, and a coalition of

How the use of "some" could be termed appropriate here ? It is wordy. Twenty is countable. Plz explain.

_________________

Project CR Butler - 2 CR's everyday

Manager
Status: Started with mock tests,Kaplan and manhattan score's below
Joined: 11 Jun 2017
Posts: 110
Location: India
GMAT 1: 630 Q44 V33
GMAT 2: 680 Q47 V37
GPA: 3.2
Re: Though initially opposed to the measure, the governor  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

03 Jul 2018, 20:56
Please hep in the use of word some ,I saw that as a split in options .Is that to be considered and which option is better.One with the word some or otherwise.
_________________

Thanks,
Ankit
Target Score:730+

If the post was useful,please send the kudos

Re: Though initially opposed to the measure, the governor &nbs [#permalink] 03 Jul 2018, 20:56
Display posts from previous: Sort by