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100 points for $49 worth of Veritas practice GMATs FREE VERITAS PRACTICE GMAT EXAMS Earn 10 Points Per Post Earn 10 Points Per Thanks Earn 10 Points Per Upvote Effect of several Tsunamis This topic has 2 expert replies and 8 member replies Effect of several Tsunamis After suffering the effect of several tsunamis, the residents of a Japanese city built a wall on their coast over forty feet hih and a mile long, a way to protect the city against another disaster. B. in efforts to protect C. Protecting D. to protect in one way E. in order to protect Ans C Can you pls explain? GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 25 May 2010 Posted: 15362 messages Followed by: 1866 members Upvotes: 13060 GMAT Score: 790 Top Reply The SC above is modeled -- not altogether successfully -- after SC30 in the OG12: https://www.beatthegmat.com/not-sure-about-the-answer-of-a-question-from-og12-t265701.html Rather than study the SC above, stick to the official SC. _________________ Mitch Hunt Private Tutor for the GMAT and GRE GMATGuruNY@gmail.com If you find one of my posts helpful, please take a moment to click on the "UPVOTE" icon. Available for tutoring in NYC and long-distance. For more information, please email me at GMATGuruNY@gmail.com. Student Review #1 Student Review #2 Student Review #3 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. GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 25 May 2010 Posted: 15362 messages Followed by: 1866 members Upvotes: 13060 GMAT Score: 790 Top Reply Mo2men wrote: Regarding the OG12 SC, can't the a method be summative modifier? Or does not make sense as 'method' does not sum up any action? For members of the seventeenth century Ashanti nation in Africa, animal-hide shields with wooden frames were essential items of military equipment, a method to protect warriors against enemy arrows and spears. Your elaboration is always appreciated Thanks A method is a PROCEDURE for accomplishing a particular goal. Since the clause in red does not discuss a procedure, it cannot be summed up as a METHOD. _________________ Mitch Hunt Private Tutor for the GMAT and GRE GMATGuruNY@gmail.com If you find one of my posts helpful, please take a moment to click on the "UPVOTE" icon. Available for tutoring in NYC and long-distance. For more information, please email me at GMATGuruNY@gmail.com. Student Review #1 Student Review #2 Student Review #3 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. Senior | Next Rank: 100 Posts Joined 01 Mar 2009 Posted: 37 messages Target GMAT Score: 780 Quote: After suffering the effect of several tsunamis, the residents of a Japanese city built a wall on their coast over forty feet hih and a mile long, a way to protect the city against another disaster. B. in efforts to protect C. Protecting D. to protect in one way E. in order to protect I would go with E, Please re-confirm the OA. Or may be, to protect should be followed by (from), and therefore (protecting followed by against) is the correct option. Lets wait for others to pitch in with their opinion. Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts Joined 19 Mar 2009 Posted: 104 messages Upvotes: 6 Target GMAT Score: 740 After suffering the effect of several tsunamis, the residents of a Japanese city built a wall on their coast over forty feet hih and a mile long, a way to protect the city against another disaster. B. in efforts to protect - wall and not efforts are protecting against disaster C. Protecting - right answer D. to protect in one way - incorrcet- the wall which is 40 feet high and 1 mile long is not a way to protect against disaster, but the wall itself protects E. in order to protect - incorrect. the 40 feet high and one mile long wall is actually protecting against the disatser. _________________ Its better to burn out than to fade away Junior | Next Rank: 30 Posts Joined 02 Oct 2013 Posted: 29 messages Upvotes: 1 Why is option a wrong ? Can anyone care to explain ! Senior | Next Rank: 100 Posts Joined 03 Nov 2013 Posted: 54 messages Upvotes: 4 I'm not sure what is wrong with Option A it just sounds awkward to me Please try reading the sentence without the prepositional phrases After suffering the effect of several tsunamis, the residents of a Japanese city built a wall on their coast over forty feet high and a mile long, a way to protect the city against another disaster. Now - A) After suffering, the residents built a wall, a way to protect the city against another disaster. Incorrect (Awkward) C) After suffering, the residents built a wall, protecting the city against another disaster. Correct E) After suffering, the residents built a wall, in order to protect the city against another disaster. Incorrect (This is more wordy than C, I was not able to figure out any other reason to eliminate this choice) I hope this helps Thanks Legendary Member Joined 14 Aug 2012 Posted: 1556 messages Followed by: 34 members Upvotes: 448 Target GMAT Score: 750 GMAT Score: 650 kisna_428 wrote: Why is option a wrong ? Can anyone care to explain ! "After suffering the effect of several tsunamis, the residents of a Japanese city built a wall on their coast over forty feet hih and a mile long, a way to protect the city against another disaster." Here, the better option would have been "a measure to protect" _________________ R A H U L Legendary Member Joined 25 Sep 2015 Posted: 687 messages Followed by: 5 members Upvotes: 14 umaa wrote: After suffering the effect of several tsunamis, the residents of a Japanese city built a wall on their coast over forty feet hih and a mile long, a way to protect the city against another disaster. B. in efforts to protect C. Protecting D. to protect in one way E. in order to protect Ans C Can you pls explain? Dear GMATGuru, Why A is incorrect? Is it correct the following construction "NOUN + NOUN MODIFIER: MODIFYING PRECEDING CLAUSE". Isn't it summative modifier.? The sentence at hand is like the following example below: State lawmakers are considering a law that would allow children as young as seven whose parents are divorced to choose the parent with whom they will live, a policy that would likely dissuade those parents. The conditions are met as stated by you in earlier posts: Summative modifier: 1- composed of COMMA + Abstract Noun + other words 2- Usually appears at the end of sentence 3-Serves to some up the preceding clause. 4- does not refer to any particular word Thanks in advance Legendary Member Joined 25 Sep 2015 Posted: 687 messages Followed by: 5 members Upvotes: 14 GMATGuruNY wrote: The SC above is modeled -- not altogether successfully -- after SC30 in the OG12: https://www.beatthegmat.com/not-sure-about-the-answer-of-a-question-from-og12-t265701.html Rather than study the SC above, stick to the official SC. Thanks Mitch for your response. Regarding the OG12 SC, can't the a method be summative modifier? Or does not make sense as 'method' does not sum up any action? For members of the seventeenth century Ashanti nation in Africa, animal-hide shields with wooden frames were essential items of military equipment, a method to protect warriors against enemy arrows and spears. Your elaboration is always appreciated Thanks Legendary Member Joined 25 Sep 2015 Posted: 687 messages Followed by: 5 members Upvotes: 14 GMATGuruNY wrote: Mo2men wrote: Regarding the OG12 SC, can't the a method be summative modifier? Or does not make sense as 'method' does not sum up any action? For members of the seventeenth century Ashanti nation in Africa, animal-hide shields with wooden frames were essential items of military equipment, a method to protect warriors against enemy arrows and spears. Your elaboration is always appreciated Thanks A method is a PROCEDURE for accomplishing a particular goal. Since the clause in red does not discuss a procedure, it cannot be summed up as a METHOD. 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