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

 It is currently 20 Aug 2018, 14:01

### 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

#### Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Author Message
VP
Joined: 03 Apr 2007
Posts: 1231

### Show Tags

15 Jul 2008, 10:44
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

50% (00:00) correct 50% (00:02) wrong based on 7 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

While some academicians believe that business ethics should be integrated into every business course, others say that students will take ethics seriously only if it would be taught as a separately required course.

A. only if it would be taught as a separately required course

B. only if it is taught as a separate, required course

C. if it is taught only as a course required separately

D. if it was taught only as a separate and required course

E. if it would only be taught as a required course, separately

--== Message from GMAT Club Team ==--

This is not a quality discussion. It has been retired.

If you would like to discuss this question please re-post it in the respective forum. Thank you!

To review the GMAT Club's Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow these links: Quantitative | Verbal Please note - we may remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines. Thank you.
Manager
Joined: 25 Nov 2006
Posts: 241
Re: SC- good practice for conditionals  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

15 Jul 2008, 10:53
While some academicians believe that business ethics should be integrated into every business course, others say that students will take ethics seriously only if it would be taught as a separately required course.

A. only if it would be taught as a separately required course
Awkward
B. only if it is taught as a separate, required course
correct
C. if it is taught only as a course required separately
Just awkward

D. if it was taught only as a separate and required course
wrong tense

E. if it would only be taught as a required course, separately
wrong tense
VP
Joined: 05 Jul 2008
Posts: 1328
Re: SC- good practice for conditionals  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

15 Jul 2008, 10:59
No way would can appear in if clause as per MGMAT SC. Drop A & E

then clause has will + base verb, means if clause should have present tense. D is out

Between B & C, its B because C says course required separately and moves only to the middle leaving open to different interpretations

B is clear and rectifies the issue with the original sentence where separately is used as an adverb.

My pick B.
Manager
Joined: 04 Apr 2008
Posts: 203
Location: Pune
Re: SC- good practice for conditionals  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

15 Jul 2008, 11:02
I think B should go as it correctly places only after seriously as it means that students will be seriosly only if......
but i was thinking a can also be correct as it is in the subjunctive case i alys get confused........

goalsnr wrote:
While some academicians believe that business ethics should be integrated into every business course, others say that students will take ethics seriously only if it would be taught as a separately required course.

A. only if it would be taught as a separately required course

B. only if it is taught as a separate, required course

C. if it is taught only as a course required separately

D. if it was taught only as a separate and required course

E. if it would only be taught as a required course, separately

_________________

Every Problem Has a Sloution So keep working
AB

VP
Joined: 03 Apr 2007
Posts: 1231
Re: SC- good practice for conditionals  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

15 Jul 2008, 16:09
goalsnr wrote:
While some academicians believe that business ethics should be integrated into every business course, others say that students will take ethics seriously only if it would be taught as a separately required course.

A. only if it would be taught as a separately required course

B. only if it is taught as a separate, required course

C. if it is taught only as a course required separately

D. if it was taught only as a separate and required course

E. if it would only be taught as a required course, separately

OA is B

X will happen if Y happens
if Y happens X will happen

Future tense in the "if" clause is incorrect ->A and E are OUT

if "only" is brought inside the "if" statement iy changes the meaning of the SC ->C and D are OUT
Current Student
Joined: 28 Dec 2004
Posts: 3280
Location: New York City
Schools: Wharton'11 HBS'12
Re: SC- good practice for conditionals  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

15 Jul 2008, 17:07
B for me as well..the key is to use "present tense of the verb" when you used WILL
Manager
Joined: 11 Mar 2008
Posts: 106
Re: SC- good practice for conditionals  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

30 Nov 2008, 19:40
Can someone explain why "only" placed inside the IF clause in C changes the meaning?

--== Message from GMAT Club Team ==--

This is not a quality discussion. It has been retired.

If you would like to discuss this question please re-post it in the respective forum. Thank you!

To review the GMAT Club's Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow these links: Quantitative | Verbal Please note - we may remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines. Thank you.
Re: SC- good practice for conditionals &nbs [#permalink] 30 Nov 2008, 19:40
Display posts from previous: Sort by

# Events & Promotions

 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®.