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

 It is currently 25 May 2017, 02:39

### 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

# Upon reaching the age of sixty, the president of the board

 new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics
Author Message
Director
Joined: 11 Mar 2005
Posts: 718
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 66 [0], given: 0

Upon reaching the age of sixty, the president of the board [#permalink]

### Show Tags

29 Aug 2005, 11:36
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

0% (00:00) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 0 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

Upon reaching the age of sixty, the president of the board of education decided to retire over searching for another job.

A)Upon reaching the age of sixty, the president of the board of education decided to retire over searching for another job.
B)After reaching the age of sixty, the president of the board of education decided retirement than to search for another job.
C)When he reached the age of sixty, the president of the board of education decided to retire rather than to search for another job.
D)When reaching the age of sixty, the president of the board of education decided to retire instead of searching for another job.
E)When he reached the age of sixty, the president of the board of education decided to retire rather than searching for another job.
Manager
Joined: 01 Jun 2005
Posts: 69
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

29 Aug 2005, 11:46
I will go with C as it is parallel ( to retire ....to search)

A - i find "retire over" to be incorrect
B - not parallel
D - When reaching is incorrect
E - not parallel
Manager
Joined: 15 Aug 2005
Posts: 178
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

29 Aug 2005, 23:08
Even I would go for C.

Reason:
A : Improper usage of parallelism

B : "decided...than to" is again wrong

C : Correct one

D : "When reaching ..." sounds odd

E : "to retire...than searching" Improper parallelism
Senior Manager
Joined: 22 Jun 2005
Posts: 363
Location: London
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 11 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

30 Aug 2005, 02:04
C,

parallellism here to retire rather than to search
GMAT Club Legend
Joined: 07 Jul 2004
Posts: 5045
Location: Singapore
Followers: 31

Kudos [?]: 376 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

30 Aug 2005, 06:36
A)Upon reaching the age of sixty, the president of the board of education decided to retire over searching for another job.
- Not Parallel

B)After reaching the age of sixty, the president of the board of education decided retirement than to search for another job.
- Not parallel

C)When he reached the age of sixty, the president of the board of education decided to retire rather than to search for another job.

D)When reaching the age of sixty, the president of the board of education decided to retire instead of searching for another job.
- Awkward and not parallel

E)When he reached the age of sixty, the president of the board of education decided to retire rather than searching for another job.
- Awkward and not parallel

C is the best choice.
30 Aug 2005, 06:36
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Q1: Upon hearing of the chairman's illness, the committee 2 15 Oct 2011, 06:58
1 Aging is a property of all animals that reach a fixed size 2 14 Aug 2009, 13:05
Sixty-five million years ago, according to some scientists, 3 04 May 2008, 20:55
1 Sixty-five million years ago, according to some scientists, 5 26 Jan 2008, 19:39
Sixty-five million years ago, according to some scientists, 2 03 Jul 2007, 10:05
Display posts from previous: Sort by

# Upon reaching the age of sixty, the president of the board

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

 Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO 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®.