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

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Economist Test Prep
  • Veritas Prep
    Free Veritas GMAT Class
    Experience Lesson 1 Live Free

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

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

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    PrepScholar GMAT
  • 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
  • EMPOWERgmat Slider
    1 Hour Free
    BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

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

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Magoosh
  • 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

OG 16

This topic has 3 expert replies and 10 member replies
songqianru Junior | Next Rank: 30 Posts Default Avatar
Joined
21 Jul 2014
Posted:
10 messages

OG 16

Post Fri Aug 07, 2015 2:55 pm
Hi,

The remarkable similarity of Thule artifacts throughout a vast region can,in part,be explained as a very rapid movement of people from one end of North America to the other.

A. The remarkable similarity of Thule artifacts throughout a vast region can,in part,be explained as
B. Thule artifacts being remarkable similar throughout a vast region (no verb), one explanation is
C. That Thule artifacts are remarkable similar throughout a vast region, in part, explainable as
D. One explanation for the remarkable similarity of Thule artifacts through a vast region is that there was
E. Throughout a vast region Thule artifacts are remarkable similar, with one explanation for this being

The answer is D, but I failed to reject the answer A, can someone give me light about the choice A? According to the explanation from OG, the intended meaning of the sentence is that rapid movement of of people across North America is one explanation of the similarity of Thule artifacts throughout a vast region. I feel that the choice A talks about the intended meaning, but the OG says that the sentence is illogical.

Thank you in advance.

Best regards.

  • +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!
Crystal W Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts Default Avatar
Joined
02 Mar 2016
Posted:
154 messages
Upvotes:
2
Top Reply
Post Wed May 11, 2016 12:36 am
Can someone explain the Choice B? I believe that the one refers to the previous part is ok and the previous part is not an independent clause.
Thanks in advance!

  • +1 Upvote Post
  • Quote
  • Flag
manihar.sidharth Senior | Next Rank: 100 Posts Default Avatar
Joined
11 Jan 2012
Posted:
85 messages
Upvotes:
1
Top Reply
Post Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:07 am
Had option A used "Explained By", then would it be correct

  • +1 Upvote Post
  • Quote
  • Flag
Crystal W Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts Default Avatar
Joined
02 Mar 2016
Posted:
154 messages
Upvotes:
2
Post Wed May 11, 2016 12:36 am
Can someone explain the Choice B? I believe that the one refers to the previous part is ok and the previous part is not an independent clause.
Thanks in advance!

  • +1 Upvote Post
  • Quote
  • Flag
manihar.sidharth Senior | Next Rank: 100 Posts Default Avatar
Joined
11 Jan 2012
Posted:
85 messages
Upvotes:
1
Post Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:07 am
Had option A used "Explained By", then would it be correct

  • +1 Upvote Post
  • Quote
  • Flag

Top Member

Post Fri May 13, 2016 5:57 am
bonetlobo wrote:
I seem to remember reading an expert post that in GMAT the usage of auxiliary verb + that is incorrect. But here, in option D, this structure seems to be used: is that.

Can an expert please comment on this.
Here's another thing to consider. GMAT verbal is not a grammar test. So probably a little issue like the one you mentioned is not a key decision point for finding the correct answer to a sentence correction question.

The incorrect answers to this question are all rather clearly flawed.

The version created using C, for instance, has no main verb, and is therefore not even a sentence. Generally flaws like the one in C are what you have to look for to get SC questions right.

There are GMAT Prep resources out there that might be great if you were looking to get a PhD in grammar, but you can get every sentence correction question right without knowing half of what is discussed in those resources, IF you are good at seeing key details and using logic.

_________________
Marty Murray
GMAT Coach
m.w.murray@hotmail.com
http://infinitemindprep.com/
In Person in the New York Area and Online Worldwide

  • +1 Upvote Post
  • Quote
  • Flag
bubai800 Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts Default Avatar
Joined
14 Sep 2015
Posted:
7 messages
Post Wed May 11, 2016 6:04 am
One explanation for the remarkable similarity of Thule artifacts through a vast region is that there was
a very rapid movement of people from one end of North America to the other.


If you closely look at option D -
We can rewrite:-
Explanation for similarity is that a very rapid movement of people from one end of North America to the other.

This sounds more logical comparison.

  • +1 Upvote Post
  • Quote
  • Flag
Post Wed May 11, 2016 2:29 am
Crystal W wrote:
Can someone explain the Choice B? I believe that the one refers to the previous part is ok and the previous part is not an independent clause.
Thanks in advance!
Check my post here:
http://www.beatthegmat.com/og-2016-sc-31-t289706.html

_________________
Mitch Hunt
GMAT Private Tutor
GMATGuruNY@gmail.com
If you find one of my posts helpful, please take a moment to click on the "Thank" icon.
Available for tutoring in NYC and long-distance.
For more information, please email me at GMATGuruNY@gmail.com.

  • +1 Upvote Post
  • Quote
  • Flag
Free GMAT Practice Test How can you improve your test score if you don't know your baseline score? Take a free online practice exam. Get started on achieving your dream score today! Sign up now.
Post Wed May 11, 2016 2:26 am
bonetlobo wrote:
I seem to remember reading an expert post that in GMAT the usage of auxiliary verb + that is incorrect. But here, in option D, this structure seems to be used: is that.

Can an expert please comment on this.
Any construction that appears in an OA from GMAC is -- by definition -- CORRECT.
OA: One explanation...is that there was a very rapid movement of people.
Here, the portion in red indicates that the usage of is that is considered correct.

_________________
Mitch Hunt
GMAT Private Tutor
GMATGuruNY@gmail.com
If you find one of my posts helpful, please take a moment to click on the "Thank" icon.
Available for tutoring in NYC and long-distance.
For more information, please email me at GMATGuruNY@gmail.com.

  • +1 Upvote Post
  • Quote
  • Flag
Free GMAT Practice Test How can you improve your test score if you don't know your baseline score? Take a free online practice exam. Get started on achieving your dream score today! Sign up now.
thang Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts Default Avatar
Joined
31 Oct 2007
Posted:
111 messages
Upvotes:
11
Test Date:
May 2015
Target GMAT Score:
650
Post Sun Aug 16, 2015 12:36 am
the similarity can be explained as movement
is non sense.

regarding this point, all of us have enough grammar rules to solve this problem. and this problem is so hard and so simple that the logic is tested. we should USE OUR COMMON SENSE OF THIS WORLD to realize this illogic relation. it sounds like Englisng literature. but I am not a novelist, I am a person willing to beat gmat

  • +1 Upvote Post
  • Quote
  • Flag
bonetlobo Senior | Next Rank: 100 Posts Default Avatar
Joined
22 Feb 2015
Posted:
93 messages
Followed by:
2 members
Upvotes:
4
Post Sun Aug 09, 2015 1:36 am
I seem to remember reading an expert post that in GMAT the usage of auxiliary verb + that is incorrect. But here, in option D, this structure seems to be used: is that.

Can an expert please comment on this.

  • +1 Upvote Post
  • Quote
  • Flag
songqianru Junior | Next Rank: 30 Posts Default Avatar
Joined
21 Jul 2014
Posted:
10 messages
Post Sat Aug 08, 2015 1:45 pm
You are right, the modified version does not have a verb. I am wondering if A is explained as B, so A=B; If A is explained by B, so B explains A. Alright? I get a little bit confused.

Thank you for clarifying my doubt.

  • +1 Upvote Post
  • Quote
  • Flag

Top Member

Post Sat Aug 08, 2015 8:22 am
songqianru wrote:
If I change the sentence in the following way: That the remarkable similarity of Thule artifacts throughout a vast region can,in part,be explained as a very rapid movement of people from one end of North America to the other. now should it be correct? Because the whole clause -the remarkable similarity of Thule artifacts throughout a vast region- is a subject now by using That .
No. That does not fix it.

The problem is the word AS. As soon as you say explained as rather than explained by, the sentence becomes illogical as described in the posts above.

Further, by adding that, you have changed the sentence into one long subject structure with no verb. So the construction is no longer a sentence even, or maybe you realized that?

_________________
Marty Murray
GMAT Coach
m.w.murray@hotmail.com
http://infinitemindprep.com/
In Person in the New York Area and Online Worldwide

  • +1 Upvote Post
  • Quote
  • Flag
songqianru Junior | Next Rank: 30 Posts Default Avatar
Joined
21 Jul 2014
Posted:
10 messages
Post Sat Aug 08, 2015 6:50 am
If I change the sentence in the following way: That the remarkable similarity of Thule artifacts throughout a vast region can,in part,be explained as a very rapid movement of people from one end of North America to the other. now should it be correct? Because the whole clause -the remarkable similarity of Thule artifacts throughout a vast region- is a subject now by using That .

Thank you very much

  • +1 Upvote Post
  • Quote
  • Flag

Best Conversation Starters

1 lheiannie07 120 topics
2 LUANDATO 62 topics
3 swerve 62 topics
4 ardz24 61 topics
5 AAPL 57 topics
See More Top Beat The GMAT Members...

Most Active Experts

1 image description Scott@TargetTestPrep

Target Test Prep

174 posts
2 image description Brent@GMATPrepNow

GMAT Prep Now Teacher

173 posts
3 image description Rich.C@EMPOWERgma...

EMPOWERgmat

131 posts
4 image description Jeff@TargetTestPrep

Target Test Prep

130 posts
5 image description EconomistGMATTutor

The Economist GMAT Tutor

130 posts
See More Top Beat The GMAT Experts