It is currently 18 Nov 2017, 13:13

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

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

V03-20

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

Hide Tags

Expert Post
Math Expert
User avatar
V
Joined: 02 Sep 2009
Posts: 42249

Kudos [?]: 132606 [0], given: 12326

V03-20 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 16 Sep 2014, 01:59
Expert's post
3
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  25% (medium)

Question Stats:

66% (00:51) correct 34% (01:20) wrong based on 44 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

Unlike Acanthus, whose wedding was sparsely attended being married in a low profile community church, Tom’s was attended by more than seven-hundred guests and his marriage’s location lies in a famous 15th-century Odescalchi Castle in Bracciano, Italy.

A. being married in a low profile community church, Tom’s was attended by more than seven hundred guests and held in a 15th century Odescalchi Castle which is famous and in Bracciano, Italy.
B. being married in a low profile community church, Tom’s wedding was attended by more than seven hundred guests and his marriage’s location lies in a famous 15th-century Odescalchi Castle in Bracciano, Italy.
C. and he was married in a low profile community church, Tom had a wedding attended by more than seven hundred guests and held in a famous 15th century Odescalchi Castle in Bracciano, Italy.
D. and who was married in a low profile community church, Tom’s wedding was attended by more than seven hundred guests and held in a famous 15th century Odescalchi Castle in Bracciano, Italy.
E. and who was married in a low profile community church, Tom had a wedding attended by more than seven hundred guests and held in a famous 15th century Odescalchi Castle in Bracciano, Italy.
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

_________________

New to the Math Forum?
Please read this: Ultimate GMAT Quantitative Megathread | All You Need for Quant | PLEASE READ AND FOLLOW: 12 Rules for Posting!!!

Resources:
GMAT Math Book | Triangles | Polygons | Coordinate Geometry | Factorials | Circles | Number Theory | Remainders; 8. Overlapping Sets | PDF of Math Book; 10. Remainders | GMAT Prep Software Analysis | SEVEN SAMURAI OF 2012 (BEST DISCUSSIONS) | Tricky questions from previous years.

Collection of Questions:
PS: 1. Tough and Tricky questions; 2. Hard questions; 3. Hard questions part 2; 4. Standard deviation; 5. Tough Problem Solving Questions With Solutions; 6. Probability and Combinations Questions With Solutions; 7 Tough and tricky exponents and roots questions; 8 12 Easy Pieces (or not?); 9 Bakers' Dozen; 10 Algebra set. ,11 Mixed Questions, 12 Fresh Meat

DS: 1. DS tough questions; 2. DS tough questions part 2; 3. DS tough questions part 3; 4. DS Standard deviation; 5. Inequalities; 6. 700+ GMAT Data Sufficiency Questions With Explanations; 7 Tough and tricky exponents and roots questions; 8 The Discreet Charm of the DS; 9 Devil's Dozen!!!; 10 Number Properties set., 11 New DS set.


What are GMAT Club Tests?
Extra-hard Quant Tests with Brilliant Analytics

Kudos [?]: 132606 [0], given: 12326

Expert Post
Math Expert
User avatar
V
Joined: 02 Sep 2009
Posts: 42249

Kudos [?]: 132606 [0], given: 12326

Re V03-20 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 16 Sep 2014, 01:59
Official Solution:

Unlike Acanthus, whose wedding was sparsely attended being married in a low profile community church, Tom’s was attended by more than seven-hundred guests and his marriage’s location lies in a famous 15th-century Odescalchi Castle in Bracciano, Italy.

A. being married in a low profile community church, Tom’s was attended by more than seven hundred guests and held in a 15th century Odescalchi Castle which is famous and in Bracciano, Italy.
B. being married in a low profile community church, Tom’s wedding was attended by more than seven hundred guests and his marriage’s location lies in a famous 15th-century Odescalchi Castle in Bracciano, Italy.
C. and he was married in a low profile community church, Tom had a wedding attended by more than seven hundred guests and held in a famous 15th century Odescalchi Castle in Bracciano, Italy.
D. and who was married in a low profile community church, Tom’s wedding was attended by more than seven hundred guests and held in a famous 15th century Odescalchi Castle in Bracciano, Italy.
E. and who was married in a low profile community church, Tom had a wedding attended by more than seven hundred guests and held in a famous 15th century Odescalchi Castle in Bracciano, Italy.

  1. The subordinate clause “whose wedding was sparsely attended being married in a low profile community church” is grammatically awkward and ambiguous in meaning. Moreover, the sentence makes an illogical comparison between Acanthus and Tom’s wedding. Finally, the phrase “which is famous” is unnecessarily wordy and the construction “famous 15th century Odescalchi Castle “would be more appropriate.
  2. Like (A), (B) also contains a grammatically awkward subordinate clause. Second, while the introduction of “wedding” makes the possessive “Tom’s” unambiguous, the sentence still illogically compares “Acanthus” to “Tom’s wedding.” Finally, this choice creates an awkward construction “and his marriage’s location lies…”; this can be clearly stated by “and held in…”
  3. “Acanthus” is followed by two clauses, “whose wedding was sparsely attended” and “he was married in a low profile community church.” The second of these clauses is incorrect because it should be a subordinate clause modifying Acanthus, and should therefore start with "who was married"; second, it should be parallel to the first clause, and should therefore start with "who was married". Finally, it makes an illogical assertion - “Unlike Acanthus, he “Acanthus” was married….”.
  4. This choice makes an illogical comparison between "Acanthus" and “Tom’s wedding.". This choice corrects the first subordinate clause error by introducing the clause as “who was married…”
  5. Correct. “Acanthus” is modified by two subordinate clauses, “whose wedding was attended….” and “who was married ….,” each properly introduced by the relative pronouns “whose” and “who” respectively. In addition, “Acanthus” is now logically compared to “Tom.” Moreover, the later part of the underlined portion does not contain any wordiness or ambiguity.

Answer: E
_________________

New to the Math Forum?
Please read this: Ultimate GMAT Quantitative Megathread | All You Need for Quant | PLEASE READ AND FOLLOW: 12 Rules for Posting!!!

Resources:
GMAT Math Book | Triangles | Polygons | Coordinate Geometry | Factorials | Circles | Number Theory | Remainders; 8. Overlapping Sets | PDF of Math Book; 10. Remainders | GMAT Prep Software Analysis | SEVEN SAMURAI OF 2012 (BEST DISCUSSIONS) | Tricky questions from previous years.

Collection of Questions:
PS: 1. Tough and Tricky questions; 2. Hard questions; 3. Hard questions part 2; 4. Standard deviation; 5. Tough Problem Solving Questions With Solutions; 6. Probability and Combinations Questions With Solutions; 7 Tough and tricky exponents and roots questions; 8 12 Easy Pieces (or not?); 9 Bakers' Dozen; 10 Algebra set. ,11 Mixed Questions, 12 Fresh Meat

DS: 1. DS tough questions; 2. DS tough questions part 2; 3. DS tough questions part 3; 4. DS Standard deviation; 5. Inequalities; 6. 700+ GMAT Data Sufficiency Questions With Explanations; 7 Tough and tricky exponents and roots questions; 8 The Discreet Charm of the DS; 9 Devil's Dozen!!!; 10 Number Properties set., 11 New DS set.


What are GMAT Club Tests?
Extra-hard Quant Tests with Brilliant Analytics

Kudos [?]: 132606 [0], given: 12326

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 27 Jan 2015
Posts: 6

Kudos [?]: 17 [0], given: 0

Concentration: Marketing, Economics
GMAT Date: 03-26-2015
Re: V03-20 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 14 Apr 2016, 14:05
I think that the first "marriage" word of this statement is incorrectly and "funeral" could replace it. Like the explanation says

Kudos [?]: 17 [0], given: 0

Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 07 May 2016
Posts: 48

Kudos [?]: 13 [0], given: 18

Location: India
Concentration: Other, Entrepreneurship
Re: V03-20 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 14 Jul 2016, 04:49
I think this is a poor-quality question. There is some issue with question. The question uses terms wedding and married, whereas the explanation uses the terms as funeral and buried.

Seems like two questions mixed up.

Kudos [?]: 13 [0], given: 18

Expert Post
Verbal Expert
User avatar
S
Joined: 14 Dec 2013
Posts: 3197

Kudos [?]: 3504 [0], given: 22

Location: Germany
Schools: HHL Leipzig
GMAT 1: 780 Q50 V47
WE: Corporate Finance (Pharmaceuticals and Biotech)
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member Reviews Badge
Re: V03-20 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 14 Jul 2016, 09:33
sahilmalhotra01 wrote:
I think this is a poor-quality question. There is some issue with question. The question uses terms wedding and married, whereas the explanation uses the terms as funeral and buried.

Seems like two questions mixed up.


Well, meaningwise these words are not very far from each other and it appears that the question writer's personal experience influenced his use of words. :wink: Nonetheless, your suggestion is taken and the explantion has been modified. Thank you for pointing out.

Kudos [?]: 3504 [0], given: 22

Intern
Intern
User avatar
B
Joined: 27 Jun 2017
Posts: 6

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

Location: India
Concentration: Sustainability, General Management
WE: Supply Chain Management (Manufacturing)
GMAT ToolKit User CAT Tests
Re: V03-20 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 01 Aug 2017, 00:05
I still confused between answers D and E.

If it is illogical to compare "Acanthus" and "Tom's wedding", how is by replacing the later with "Tom had a wedding" isn't a comparison?

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

Re: V03-20   [#permalink] 01 Aug 2017, 00:05
Display posts from previous: Sort by

V03-20

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

Moderators: Bunuel, chetan2u



GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions| 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®.