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

It is currently 15 Oct 2019, 16:46

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

When Mary Webb died at the age of forty-six, literature lost

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

Hide Tags

Find Similar Topics 
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 31 Oct 2011
Posts: 213
When Mary Webb died at the age of forty-six, literature lost  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post Updated on: 27 Jul 2019, 19:55
12
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  45% (medium)

Question Stats:

64% (01:36) correct 36% (01:49) wrong based on 316 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

When Mary Webb died at the age of forty-six, literature lost a voice the promised to speak for Shropshire with the poignancy that Thomas Hardy had spoken for Wessex and Emily Bronte did for Yorkshire.

(A) with the poignancy that Thomas Hardy had spoken for Wessex and Emily Bronte did
(B) with poignancy like that with which Thomas Hardy had spoken for Wessex and Emily Bronte had
(C) as poignantly as Thomas hardy for Wessex, and Emily Bronte spoke
(D) as poignantly as Thomas Hardy had spoken for Wessex, and Emily Bronte
(E) poignantly, as did Thomas Hardy for Wessex, and Emily Bronte had spoken

Initially, I picked b.
After checking OA, I looked over the question again and tried to find errors in each choices.
This is my reasoning, and I'd like you to tell me your opinion about my reasoning.
Thanks.

< My reasoning >
a) tense problem : Thomas had spoken, Emily did

b) wordy

c) spoke should have been had spoke because it happened earlier than main clause.

d) OA

e) tense problem : did , had spoken

Originally posted by eybrj2 on 12 Feb 2012, 01:46.
Last edited by hazelnut on 27 Jul 2019, 19:55, edited 2 times in total.
Reformatted question
Most Helpful Expert Reply
Retired Moderator
User avatar
S
Joined: 14 Dec 2013
Posts: 2861
Location: Germany
Schools: German MBA
GMAT 1: 780 Q50 V47
WE: Corporate Finance (Pharmaceuticals and Biotech)
GMAT ToolKit User Reviews Badge
Re: When Mary Webb died at the age of forty-six, literature lost  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 13 Jun 2016, 13:47
3
2
Konstantin1983 wrote:
I guess in D either "had" is missing erroneously or assumed to be and that is why missing. The only difference between B and D is that B is wordy.


Not just "had", but also "spoken" is missing, and the absence is not erroneous. In parallel structure it is alright to eliminate the repeated parts, even verbs, from the second element of the structure.

.....as poignantly as Thomas Hardy had spoken for Wessex, AND Emily Bronte had spoken for Yorkshire.

Parallelism marker: AND
First element: green highlighted
Second element: purple highlighted- verb "had spoken" omitted from the second element.
General Discussion
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Status: Prep started for the n-th time
Joined: 29 Aug 2010
Posts: 404
Re: When Mary Webb died at the age of forty-six, literature lost  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 12 Feb 2012, 19:19
I would attack the problem as a parallelism problem.

Once I understand the meaning that the original sentence is saying

1) Mary Webb promised to speak for Shropshire
2) Thomas Hardy had spoken for Wessex
3) Emily Bronte had spoken for Yorkshire

Our aim is to keep these 3 items in the list in parallel. Only D does that.

Crick
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 19 Apr 2011
Posts: 166
Schools: Booth,NUS,St.Gallon
Re: When Mary Webb died at the age of forty-six, literature lost  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 13 Feb 2012, 13:58
1
+1 for D.Parallelism is tested here .
_________________
+1 if you like my explanation .Thanks :)
Retired Moderator
avatar
Status: Flying over the cloud!
Joined: 17 Aug 2011
Posts: 513
Location: Viet Nam
Concentration: International Business, Marketing
GMAT Date: 06-06-2014
GPA: 3.07
GMAT ToolKit User Reviews Badge
Re: When Mary Webb died at the age of forty-six, literature lost  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 13 Feb 2012, 23:35
I get wrong this question. Nice question. Thank :D.
_________________
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
B
Joined: 02 Dec 2014
Posts: 354
Location: Russian Federation
Concentration: General Management, Economics
GMAT 1: 640 Q44 V33
WE: Sales (Telecommunications)
Re: When Mary Webb died at the age of forty-six, literature lost  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 13 Jun 2016, 11:47
I guess in D either "had" is missing erroneously or assumed to be and that is why missing. The only difference between B and D is that B is wordy.
_________________
"Are you gangsters?" - "No we are Russians!"
Manager
Manager
avatar
P
Status: To infinity and beyond
Joined: 26 Sep 2017
Posts: 243
Location: India
Concentration: Finance, Technology
GMAT 1: 660 Q50 V30
GPA: 3.31
WE: Engineering (Computer Software)
Reviews Badge
Re: When Mary Webb died at the age of forty-six, literature lost  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 10 Oct 2017, 12:33
Only D is parallel. You can remove repeated construction in parallelism
_________________
Please give kudos if you like my post.Thanks
Non-Human User
User avatar
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 5897
Re: When Mary Webb died at the age of forty-six, literature lost  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 04 Feb 2019, 08:49
Hello from the GMAT Club VerbalBot!

Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos).

Want to see all other topics I dig out? Follow me (click follow button on profile). You will receive a summary of all topics I bump in your profile area as well as via email.
_________________
GMAT Club Bot
Re: When Mary Webb died at the age of forty-six, literature lost   [#permalink] 04 Feb 2019, 08:49
Display posts from previous: Sort by

When Mary Webb died at the age of forty-six, literature lost

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





Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne