• Economist Test Prep
    Free Trial & Practice Exam
    BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Economist Test Prep
  • PrepScholar GMAT
    5 Day FREE Trial
    Study Smarter, Not Harder

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    PrepScholar GMAT
  • Varsity Tutors
    Award-winning private GMAT tutoring
    Register now and save up to $200

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Varsity Tutors
  • Veritas Prep
    Free Veritas GMAT Class
    Experience Lesson 1 Live Free

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Veritas Prep
  • Kaplan Test Prep
    Free Practice Test & Review
    How would you score if you took the GMAT

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Kaplan Test Prep
  • Target Test Prep
    5-Day Free Trial
    5-day free, full-access trial TTP Quant

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Target Test Prep
  • e-gmat Exclusive Offer
    Get 300+ Practice Questions
    25 Video lessons and 6 Webinars for FREE

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    e-gmat Exclusive Offer
  • EMPOWERgmat Slider
    1 Hour Free
    BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    EMPOWERgmat Slider
  • Magoosh
    Magoosh
    Study with Magoosh GMAT prep

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Magoosh

Another SC Question from GMATTER

This topic has 5 member replies
chatekar Senior | Next Rank: 100 Posts Default Avatar
Joined
13 Jul 2007
Posted:
62 messages

Another SC Question from GMATTER

Post Mon Jul 16, 2007 10:02 am
A star will compress itself into a white dwarf, a neutron star, or a black hole after it passes through a red giant stage, depending on mass.

A. A star will compress itself into a white dwarf, a neutron star, or a black hole after it passes through a red giant stage, depending on mass.

B. After passing through a red giant stage, depending on its mass, a star will compress itself into a white dwarf, a neutron star, or a black hole.

C. After passing through a red giant stage, a stars mass will determine if it compresses itself into a white dwarf, a neutron star, or a black hole.

D. Mass determines whether a star, after passing through the red giant stage, will compress itself into a white dwarf, a neutron star, or a black hole.

E. The mass of a star, after passing through the red giant stage, will determine whether it compresses itself into a white dwarf, a neutron star, or a black hole.

OA is D
My answer was B.
Does option D holds because it's more clear than option B, or there is some error in option B that I'm not able to catch.

  • +1 Upvote Post
  • Quote
  • Flag
Need free GMAT or MBA advice from an expert? Register for Beat The GMAT now and post your question in these forums!
raulverde Senior | Next Rank: 100 Posts Default Avatar
Joined
16 May 2007
Posted:
91 messages
Upvotes:
2
Top Reply
Post Mon Jul 16, 2007 10:54 am
chatekar,

Maybe someone can correct me on this , if i am wrong.

regarding your previous post : "will determine" is not same as "will".

The mass of the star is a current feature of the star. So the determination happens now....however the compression takes place in future , hence "will compress" is ok.

  • +1 Upvote Post
  • Quote
  • Flag
Top Reply
Post Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:33 pm
Option A.
Option A does not follow parallelism since the rule of the cause and effect should follow each other.

Option B.
This option also suffers what happens to Option A. It does not follow parallelism.

Option C.
This option contains grammatic errors and does not follow the right sequence. 'a stars mass' incorrect error.

Option D.
This is the correct answer as it holds and more complete than option B, because it follows normal parallelism and good sentence construction.

Option E.
This looks definitely incorrect and does not follow parallelism

  • +1 Upvote Post
  • Quote
  • Flag
raulverde Senior | Next Rank: 100 Posts Default Avatar
Joined
16 May 2007
Posted:
91 messages
Upvotes:
2
Post Mon Jul 16, 2007 10:54 am
chatekar,

Maybe someone can correct me on this , if i am wrong.

regarding your previous post : "will determine" is not same as "will".

The mass of the star is a current feature of the star. So the determination happens now....however the compression takes place in future , hence "will compress" is ok.

  • +1 Upvote Post
  • Quote
  • Flag
Post Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:33 pm
Option A.
Option A does not follow parallelism since the rule of the cause and effect should follow each other.

Option B.
This option also suffers what happens to Option A. It does not follow parallelism.

Option C.
This option contains grammatic errors and does not follow the right sequence. 'a stars mass' incorrect error.

Option D.
This is the correct answer as it holds and more complete than option B, because it follows normal parallelism and good sentence construction.

Option E.
This looks definitely incorrect and does not follow parallelism

  • +1 Upvote Post
  • Quote
  • Flag
chatekar Senior | Next Rank: 100 Posts Default Avatar
Joined
13 Jul 2007
Posted:
62 messages
Post Mon Jul 16, 2007 10:33 am
raulverde,

Here every option contains "will"

Thanks

  • +1 Upvote Post
  • Quote
  • Flag

Best Conversation Starters

1 lheiannie07 116 topics
2 LUANDATO 68 topics
3 swerve 65 topics
4 ardz24 65 topics
5 Roland2rule 64 topics
See More Top Beat The GMAT Members...

Most Active Experts

1 image description Scott@TargetTestPrep

Target Test Prep

198 posts
2 image description Brent@GMATPrepNow

GMAT Prep Now Teacher

181 posts
3 image description Jeff@TargetTestPrep

Target Test Prep

168 posts
4 image description Rich.C@EMPOWERgma...

EMPOWERgmat

134 posts
5 image description GMATGuruNY

The Princeton Review Teacher

119 posts
See More Top Beat The GMAT Experts