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

 It is currently 18 Nov 2018, 19:10

### 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 November
PrevNext
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
28293031123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
2526272829301
Open Detailed Calendar
• ### How to QUICKLY Solve GMAT Questions - GMAT Club Chat

November 20, 2018

November 20, 2018

09:00 AM PST

10:00 AM PST

The reward for signing up with the registration form and attending the chat is: 6 free examPAL quizzes to practice your new skills after the chat.
• ### The winning strategy for 700+ on the GMAT

November 20, 2018

November 20, 2018

06:00 PM EST

07:00 PM EST

What people who reach the high 700's do differently? We're going to share insights, tips and strategies from data we collected on over 50,000 students who used examPAL.

# #Top150 SC: Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than any other site of

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Current Student
Joined: 19 Mar 2012
Posts: 4426
Location: India
GMAT 1: 760 Q50 V42
GPA: 3.8
WE: Marketing (Non-Profit and Government)
#Top150 SC: Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than any other site of  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

20 Oct 2015, 22:00
00:00

Difficulty:

85% (hard)

Question Stats:

41% (01:28) correct 59% (01:26) wrong based on 379 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than any other site of the world, yet the agriculture is so fertile and the water reservoirs are efficient, so that the water does not overflow the land; otherwise, the level of surface water would rise unexpectedly and flood most of the state’s renowned towns.

A. are efficient, so that the water does not overflow on the land; otherwise,

B. are so efficient that the water does not overflow the land; were it to do so,

C. so efficient that the water does not overflow on the land, or else

D. efficient, so that the water does not overflow on the land, or

E. efficient so that the water does not only overflow the land; if it did

_________________
Retired Moderator
Status: worked for Kaplan's associates, but now on my own, free and flying
Joined: 19 Feb 2007
Posts: 4512
Location: India
WE: Education (Education)
Re: #Top150 SC: Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than any other site of  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

20 Oct 2015, 23:16
The answer choice must be C since it is the only choice that depicts correct parallelism in saying that the agriculture is so fertile and water reservoirs (are) so efficient. All the other four choices foul on this principle.
_________________

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

Manager
Joined: 15 May 2010
Posts: 163
Location: India
Concentration: Strategy, General Management
WE: Engineering (Manufacturing)
Re: #Top150 SC: Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than any other site of  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

21 Oct 2015, 00:55
Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than any other site of the world, yet the agriculture is so fertile and the water reservoirs are efficient, so that the water does not overflow the land; otherwise, the level of surface water would rise unexpectedly and flood most of the state’s renowned towns.

A. are efficient, so that the water does not overflow on the land; otherwise,

The problem here starts from the yet the agriculture is so fertile. so that the water does not overflow on the land; otherwise is wrong. It should be only 'that'

B. are efficient so that the water does not overflow the land; were it to do so,

Same problem. Also were it to do so is confusing. there are no so many nouns there. Use of it here is ambiguous. This is a conditional clause in active voice. hence also incorrect.

C. so efficient that the water does not overflow on the land, or else

Rightly placed so.......that.

I meant that this segment --so fertile and the water reservoirs are so efficient that -- is absolutely ok. else is ok here. Usage of otherwise would also have been correct.

D. efficient, so that the water does not overflow on the land, or

wrong.

E. efficient so that the water does not only overflow the land; if it did

same as B.
Board of Directors
Status: QA & VA Forum Moderator
Joined: 11 Jun 2011
Posts: 4224
Location: India
GPA: 3.5
Re: #Top150 SC: Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than any other site of  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

21 Oct 2015, 00:57
IMHO (C) as well for

1. Correct Parallelis,

so fertile and the water reservoirs ....so efficient

2. Maintains correct Idiomatic usage

so efficient that....

Hence will go with C
_________________

Thanks and Regards

Abhishek....

PLEASE FOLLOW THE RULES FOR POSTING IN QA AND VA FORUM AND USE SEARCH FUNCTION BEFORE POSTING NEW QUESTIONS

How to use Search Function in GMAT Club | Rules for Posting in QA forum | Writing Mathematical Formulas |Rules for Posting in VA forum | Request Expert's Reply ( VA Forum Only )

Retired Moderator
Joined: 18 Sep 2014
Posts: 1127
Location: India
Re: #Top150 SC: Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than any other site of  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

21 Oct 2015, 13:11
souvik101990 wrote:
Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than any other site of the world, yet the agriculture is so fertile and the water reservoirs are efficient, so that the water does not overflow the land; otherwise, the level of surface water would rise unexpectedly and flood most of the state’s renowned towns.

A. are efficient, so that the water does not overflow on the land; otherwise,

B. are efficient so that the water does not overflow the land; were it to do so,

C. so efficient that the water does not overflow on the land, or else

D. efficient, so that the water does not overflow on the land, or

E. efficient so that the water does not only overflow the land; if it did

I selected C going by usage of so..that idiom.

but the option B is mistyped as according to Original source B is correct as below.

Quote:
(B) are so efficient that the water does not overflow the land; were it to do so,

refer to below link to find the original source
http://www.gmatpill.com/gmat-practice-t ... stion/1214

souvik101990 please modify/correct the option B.
Senior Manager
Joined: 27 Jul 2014
Posts: 272
Schools: ISB '15
GMAT 1: 660 Q49 V30
GPA: 3.76
Re: #Top150 SC: Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than any other site of  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

03 Nov 2015, 04:25
From GMATPill
With (C), the sentence gets very long with many commas and usually the goal is to avoid such run-on sentences which take away from the clarity of the sentence. Breaking it up in (B) with a semicolon helps express that idea while emphasizing a clear break in the sentence.

The "so...that" is used, but the parallel verb syntax should be used. "Is so fertile", "are so efficient" rather than just "so efficient".
Manager
Joined: 12 Sep 2015
Posts: 84
Re: #Top150 SC: Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than any other site of  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

03 Nov 2015, 16:00
daagh wrote:
The answer choice must be C since it is the only choice that depicts correct parallelism in saying that the agriculture is so fertile and water reservoirs (are) so efficient. All the other four choices foul on this principle.

Can you omit the "are" after the water reservoirs? Imho this is the fatal mistake in C and why B is correct (after assuming the typo): the agriculture IS fertile (singular) and water reservoirs ARE efficient (plural). Or can one omit the "are?"

In any case, B is apparently correct if we re-position the "so."
Retired Moderator
Status: worked for Kaplan's associates, but now on my own, free and flying
Joined: 19 Feb 2007
Posts: 4512
Location: India
WE: Education (Education)
Re: #Top150 SC: Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than any other site of  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

03 Nov 2015, 17:16
1
Chocie C seems to ahve been mistranscribed. So it was not a contender originally. So C seemed to be the best. May B is a better choice than C now.
_________________

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

Manager
Joined: 12 Sep 2015
Posts: 84
Re: #Top150 SC: Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than any other site of  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

04 Nov 2015, 01:12
Hey daagh,

thanks as always for your help. What's your view on my singular vs. plural question? I'm curious to know as I have come across this issue quite often and would like to clarify it. Can one omit the "are?"
Retired Moderator
Status: worked for Kaplan's associates, but now on my own, free and flying
Joined: 19 Feb 2007
Posts: 4512
Location: India
WE: Education (Education)
Re: #Top150 SC: Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than any other site of  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

04 Nov 2015, 21:17
MrSobe 17

I think it is possible to elide the verb ' are' in the given case; but I am not able to pitch on a concrete example for the same in the OG. Let me search for it and come back to you.
_________________

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

Board of Directors
Joined: 17 Jul 2014
Posts: 2645
Location: United States (IL)
Concentration: Finance, Economics
GMAT 1: 650 Q49 V30
GPA: 3.92
WE: General Management (Transportation)
Re: #Top150 SC: Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than any other site of  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

05 Nov 2015, 20:33
bumped on this one. please modify the question or the OA. B cannot be correct in this case.
Intern
Joined: 10 Feb 2017
Posts: 46
Location: India
GMAT 1: 680 Q50 V30
GPA: 3.9
Re: #Top150 SC: Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than any other site of  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

28 Mar 2017, 23:04
why is C wrong when it correctly follows the rules of parallelism.

and also in B what does it refer to is ambiguous.
Manhattan Prep Instructor
Joined: 22 Mar 2011
Posts: 1338
Re: #Top150 SC: Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than any other site of  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

28 Mar 2017, 23:10
1
I'm going to be blunt: this problem is so completely flawed that we shouldn't be studying it, not even in a "What if it said this?" sense. Is this really from gmatpill? There are too many things in it that don't make sense, even if we fix a word here or there. The intended meaning about overflow/flooding is not made clear in any of the choices. I'd recommend shutting this one down!
_________________

Dmitry Farber | Manhattan GMAT Instructor | New York

Manhattan GMAT Discount | Manhattan GMAT Course Reviews | View Instructor Profile |
Manhattan GMAT Reviews

Manager
Joined: 27 Dec 2016
Posts: 244
Re: #Top150 SC: Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than any other site of  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

13 Sep 2018, 16:51
This question is a blatant copy of the official question, which can be found here: https://gmatclub.com/forum/antarctica-receives-more-solar-radiation-than-does-any-other-place-on-201871.html

Option C is incorrect because it is not parallel. On one hand, we have a full S/V clause = "the agriculture is so fertile"; however, on an another hand, we have clause with no verb = "the water reservoirs so efficient". Hence, why option C is incorrect and B is correct. For more information, please feel free to check the link that I posted above.
Re: #Top150 SC: Cherapunji receives more rainfalls than any other site of &nbs [#permalink] 13 Sep 2018, 16:51
Display posts from previous: Sort by