• Veritas Prep
    Free Veritas GMAT Class
    Experience Lesson 1 Live Free

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

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

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

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

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

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

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

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

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Economist Test Prep

The reason that tourists on safari are warned to keep a dist

This topic has 1 expert reply and 1 member reply

The reason that tourists on safari are warned to keep a dist

Post Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:16 am
The reason that tourists on safari are warned to keep a distance from elephants is because elephants are just as dangerous as predators are.

a. The reason that tourists on safari are warned to keep a distance from elephants is because elephants are just as dangerous as predators are
b. The reason that tourists on safari are warned to keep a distance from elephants is that elephants are just as dangerous than predators are
c. Tourists on safari are warned to keep a distance from elephants because elephants are just as dangerous as predators are
d. The reason that tourists on safari are warned to keep a distance from elephants is that elephants are just as dangerous as predators
e. The reason that tourists on safari are warned to keep a distance from elephants is that elephants are just as dangerous as other predators are

I'm confused with options C and D. Need experts explanation..

  • +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!

GMAT/MBA Expert

ErikaPrepScholar Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts
Joined
20 Jul 2017
Posted:
307 messages
Followed by:
4 members
Upvotes:
86
GMAT Score:
770
Most Active Expert Most Responsive Expert
Post Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:34 am
Hey all,

A. "The reason that ____ is because ____" is redundant - we either want "the reason that ____ is that ____" or "____ is because ____". Eliminate.
B. "as dangerous than" is an idiom error - we want "as dangerous as". Eliminate.
C. No issues here.
D. "elephants are just as dangerous as predators" compares "elephants are" to "predators". When we compare two things, they must be parallel (i.e. "elephants are just as dangerous as predators are". Here, we are comparing how dangerous elephants are to predators, NOT how dangerous elephants are to how dangerous predators are. Eliminate.
E. The word "other" changes the meaning of the sentence - "elephants are just as dangerous as other predators are" implies that elephants are predators, which they are not. Remember: we always want to match the meaning of the original sentence, which indicates that elephants are not predators. Eliminate.

_________________


Erika John - Content Manager/Lead Instructor
http://gmat.prepscholar.com/gmat/s/

Learn about our exclusive savings for BTG members (up to 25% off) and our 5 day free trial

Check out our new PrepScholar GMAT YouTube channel, and read our expert guides on the PrepScholar GMAT blog

  • +1 Upvote Post
  • Quote
  • Flag
Post Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:01 am
How can I know which statement is the correct?

D and E looks very similar and both are good to me. Experts, may you clarify this to me? Thanks.

  • +1 Upvote Post
  • Quote
  • Flag

Best Conversation Starters

1 Roland2rule 165 topics
2 lheiannie07 110 topics
3 ardz24 60 topics
4 Vincen 50 topics
5 LUANDATO 49 topics
See More Top Beat The GMAT Members...

Most Active Experts

1 image description Brent@GMATPrepNow

GMAT Prep Now Teacher

150 posts
2 image description GMATGuruNY

The Princeton Review Teacher

125 posts
3 image description Jeff@TargetTestPrep

Target Test Prep

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

EMPOWERgmat

116 posts
5 image description Scott@TargetTestPrep

Target Test Prep

100 posts
See More Top Beat The GMAT Experts