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

 It is currently 19 May 2019, 10:25

### 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

# V06-09

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Math Expert
Joined: 02 Sep 2009
Posts: 55150

### Show Tags

16 Sep 2014, 02:26
00:00

Difficulty:

15% (low)

Question Stats:

73% (01:01) correct 27% (01:17) wrong based on 91 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

As a result of increasingly disastrous economic fallout from mortgage foreclosures, several suburbs of Cleveland, one of the nation’s hardest-hit cities, is spending millions of dollars to maintain empty houses in an effort to contain real-estate panic and urban blight.

A. one of the nation’s hardest-hit cities, is spending millions of dollars
B. one of the hardest-hit cities in the nation, should be spending millions of dollars
C. one of the nation’s hardest-hit cities, are spending millions of dollars
D. city in the nation that has been hardest-hit, is spending millions of dollars
E. a national hard-hit city, are spending millions of dollars

_________________
Math Expert
Joined: 02 Sep 2009
Posts: 55150

### Show Tags

16 Sep 2014, 02:27
Official Solution:

As a result of increasingly disastrous economic fallout from mortgage foreclosures, several suburbs of Cleveland, one of the nation’s hardest-hit cities, is spending millions of dollars to maintain empty houses in an effort to contain real-estate panic and urban blight.

A. one of the nation’s hardest-hit cities, is spending millions of dollars
B. one of the hardest-hit cities in the nation, should be spending millions of dollars
C. one of the nation’s hardest-hit cities, are spending millions of dollars
D. city in the nation that has been hardest-hit, is spending millions of dollars
E. a national hard-hit city, are spending millions of dollars

The subject of this sentence is several suburbs, and the verb must agree with this subject in number. It is also important that the section of the sentence in the appositive phrase (inside the commas) not be awkward.
1. The verb is does not agree in number with the subject several suburbs.
2. The imperative implied by the word should is not required by the logic of the sentence.
3. The verb are correctly agrees with the plural subject several suburbs.
4. The words in the appositive phrase are unnecessarily awkward, and is does not agree with the plural subject several suburbs.
5. The phrase a national hard-hit city is unnecessarily awkward.

_________________
Intern
Joined: 28 May 2015
Posts: 1

### Show Tags

08 Jun 2015, 23:34
why is the choice E unnecessarily awkward.
Intern
Joined: 09 Apr 2017
Posts: 25
Location: Nepal
Concentration: Finance, Entrepreneurship
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)

### Show Tags

12 Sep 2018, 03:36
Bunuel wrote:
Official Solution:

As a result of increasingly disastrous economic fallout from mortgage foreclosures, several suburbs of Cleveland, one of the nation’s hardest-hit cities, is spending millions of dollars to maintain empty houses in an effort to contain real-estate panic and urban blight.

A. one of the nation’s hardest-hit cities, is spending millions of dollars
B. one of the hardest-hit cities in the nation, should be spending millions of dollars
C. one of the nation’s hardest-hit cities, are spending millions of dollars
D. city in the nation that has been hardest-hit, is spending millions of dollars
E. a national hard-hit city, are spending millions of dollars

The subject of this sentence is several suburbs, and the verb must agree with this subject in number. It is also important that the section of the sentence in the appositive phrase (inside the commas) not be awkward.
1. The verb is does not agree in number with the subject several suburbs.
2. The imperative implied by the word should is not required by the logic of the sentence.
3. The verb are correctly agrees with the plural subject several suburbs.
4. The words in the appositive phrase are unnecessarily awkward, and is does not agree with the plural subject several suburbs.
5. The phrase a national hard-hit city is unnecessarily awkward.

are the suburbs spending millions of dollars or the city is spending millions of dollars. Shouldnt we refer to the city, Cleveland and not the suburbs?
Manager
Status: The darker the night, the nearer the dawn!
Joined: 16 Jun 2018
Posts: 74

### Show Tags

26 Mar 2019, 21:48
pratik2018 wrote:
Bunuel wrote:
Official Solution:

As a result of increasingly disastrous economic fallout from mortgage foreclosures, several suburbs of Cleveland, one of the nation’s hardest-hit cities, is spending millions of dollars to maintain empty houses in an effort to contain real-estate panic and urban blight.

A. one of the nation’s hardest-hit cities, is spending millions of dollars
B. one of the hardest-hit cities in the nation, should be spending millions of dollars
C. one of the nation’s hardest-hit cities, are spending millions of dollars
D. city in the nation that has been hardest-hit, is spending millions of dollars
E. a national hard-hit city, are spending millions of dollars

The subject of this sentence is several suburbs, and the verb must agree with this subject in number. It is also important that the section of the sentence in the appositive phrase (inside the commas) not be awkward.
1. The verb is does not agree in number with the subject several suburbs.
2. The imperative implied by the word should is not required by the logic of the sentence.
3. The verb are correctly agrees with the plural subject several suburbs.
4. The words in the appositive phrase are unnecessarily awkward, and is does not agree with the plural subject several suburbs.
5. The phrase a national hard-hit city is unnecessarily awkward.

are the suburbs spending millions of dollars or the city is spending millions of dollars? Shouldn't we refer to the city, Cleveland and not the suburbs?

Option C:
Sentence-structure:
Subject - Verb
As a result of increasingly disastrous economic fallout from mortgage foreclosures,
Several suburbs of Cleveland, one of the nation’s hardest-hit cities, are spending millions of dollars to maintain empty houses in an effort to contain real-estate panic and urban blight.

The Subject-Verb should be in agreement.
In this case, Several suburbs of Cleveland acts as a Subject. Cleveland is the object denoting the several suburbs OF Cleveland.

Another example:
Subject - Verb
The Ninja Warriors of Southern Asia were quick with their feet and mind.
Over here, Subject: Ninja Warriors. Southern Asia is the object denoting the Warriors OF Southern Asia.
_________________
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
“The trouble is, you think you have time.” – Buddha
Giving Kudos is the best way to encourage and appreciate people.
Re: V06-09   [#permalink] 26 Mar 2019, 21:48
Display posts from previous: Sort by

# V06-09

Moderators: chetan2u, Bunuel

 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®.