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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 ## Fossils of feathered dinosaurs - GMAT prep Exam pack 1 tagged by: prata ##### This topic has 2 expert replies and 3 member replies ## Fossils of feathered dinosaurs - GMAT prep Exam pack 1 Unearthed in China, fossils of feathered dinosaurs offer the most dramatic evidence yet discovered of the close evolutionary relationship between dinosaurs and birds. 1. offer the most dramatic evidence yet discovered of the close evolutionary relationship between dinosaurs and birds 2. offer evidence more dramatic than what has yet been discovered of the close evolutionary relationship between dinosaurs and birds 3. offer more dramatic evidence of the close evolutionary relationship than any yet discovered between dinosaurs and birds 4. have offered the most dramatic evidence of the close evolutionary relationship between dinosaurs and birds that have yet been discovered 5. have offered more dramatic evidence than any that has yet been discovered of the close evolutionary relationship between dinosaurs and birds ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 25 May 2010 Posted: 15344 messages Followed by: 1864 members Upvotes: 13060 GMAT Score: 790 Top Reply gui_guimaraes wrote: What about the split 'offer' vs 'have offered'? Is it a red herring? Tks! A general truth is something that is true not just at a particular moment but is true IN GENERAL. Mary plays the saxophone. Here, the portion in blue expresses a general truth about Mary. To express a GENERAL TRUTH, we use the simple present tense. The SC above is intended to express a general truth about the fossils unearthed in China: They OFFER the most dramatic evidence yet discovered. For this reason, the simple present tense (offer) seems preferable to the present perfect (have offered). _________________ 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: 15344 messages Followed by: 1864 members Upvotes: 13060 GMAT Score: 790 Top Reply Quote: Unearthed in China, fossils of feathered dinosaurs offer the most dramatic evidence yet discovered of the close evolutionary relationship between dinosaurs and birds. A. offer the most dramatic evidence yet discovered of the close evolutionary relationship between dinosaurs and birds B. offer evidence more dramatic than what has yet been discovered of the close evolutionary relationship between dinosaurs and birds C. offer more dramatic evidence of the close evolutionary relationship than any yet discovered between dinosaurs and birds D. have offered the most dramatic evidence of the close evolutionary relationship between dinosaurs and birds that have yet been discovered E. have offered more dramatic evidence than any that has yet been discovered of the close evolutionary relationship between dinosaurs and birds It is illogical to compare a group MEMBER to the ENTIRE GROUP. Incorrect: John is stronger than any of the boys in his class. Since John is one of the boys in his class, the sentence above implies that John is stronger than HIMSELF -- an illogical comparison. Correct: John is stronger than any of the OTHER boys in his class. B: evidence more dramatic that what has yet been discovered C: more dramatic evidence than any yet discovered E: more dramatic evidence than any that has yet been discovered Since the phrases in red refer to ALL evidence discovered thus far -- INCLUDING the dramatic evidence offered by fossils unearthed in China -- B, C and E illogically compare the evidence offered by the fossils to ITSELF. Eliminate B, C and E. In D, that have yet been discovered seems to be modifying birds (or perhaps dinosaurs and birds). Not the intended meaning. The intention here is to discuss EVIDENCE that has been discovered. The correct answer is A. _________________ 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. 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Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts Joined 13 Mar 2015 Posted: 410 messages Followed by: 7 members Upvotes: 120 GMAT Score: 770 prata wrote: Unearthed in China, fossils of feathered dinosaurs offer the most dramatic evidence yet discovered of the close evolutionary relationship between dinosaurs and birds. 1. offer the most dramatic evidence yet discovered of the close evolutionary relationship between dinosaurs and birds 2. offer evidence more dramatic than what has yet been discovered of the close evolutionary relationship between dinosaurs and birds 3. offer more dramatic evidence of the close evolutionary relationship than any yet discovered between dinosaurs and birds 4. have offered the most dramatic evidence of the close evolutionary relationship between dinosaurs and birds that have yet been discovered 5. have offered more dramatic evidence than any that has yet been discovered of the close evolutionary relationship between dinosaurs and birds Let us look at the meaning of the sentence. It says that the fossils discovered are the most dramatic evidence. Hence we need a superlative degree here. Therefore we can eliminate options 2, 3 and 5 Out of 1 and 4, in 4 "that" incorrectly points towards birds instead of fossils. Correct Option: 1 Junior | Next Rank: 30 Posts Joined 20 Feb 2017 Posted: 17 messages I feel "that" should ideally modify evidence rather than fossils. As modifier "discovered" modifies evidence. Please correct me if I am wrong. OptimusPrep wrote: prata wrote: Unearthed in China, fossils of feathered dinosaurs offer the most dramatic evidence yet discovered of the close evolutionary relationship between dinosaurs and birds. 1. offer the most dramatic evidence yet discovered of the close evolutionary relationship between dinosaurs and birds 2. offer evidence more dramatic than what has yet been discovered of the close evolutionary relationship between dinosaurs and birds 3. offer more dramatic evidence of the close evolutionary relationship than any yet discovered between dinosaurs and birds 4. have offered the most dramatic evidence of the close evolutionary relationship between dinosaurs and birds that have yet been discovered 5. have offered more dramatic evidence than any that has yet been discovered of the close evolutionary relationship between dinosaurs and birds Let us look at the meaning of the sentence. It says that the fossils discovered are the most dramatic evidence. Hence we need a superlative degree here. Therefore we can eliminate options 2, 3 and 5 Out of 1 and 4, in 4 "that" incorrectly points towards birds instead of fossils. Correct Option: 1 Junior | Next Rank: 30 Posts Joined 17 Dec 2015 Posted: 21 messages GMATGuruNY wrote: Quote: Unearthed in China, fossils of feathered dinosaurs offer the most dramatic evidence yet discovered of the close evolutionary relationship between dinosaurs and birds. A. offer the most dramatic evidence yet discovered of the close evolutionary relationship between dinosaurs and birds B. offer evidence more dramatic than what has yet been discovered of the close evolutionary relationship between dinosaurs and birds C. offer more dramatic evidence of the close evolutionary relationship than any yet discovered between dinosaurs and birds D. have offered the most dramatic evidence of the close evolutionary relationship between dinosaurs and birds that have yet been discovered E. have offered more dramatic evidence than any that has yet been discovered of the close evolutionary relationship between dinosaurs and birds It is illogical to compare a group MEMBER to the ENTIRE GROUP. Incorrect: John is stronger than any of the boys in his class. Since John is one of the boys in his class, the sentence above implies that John is stronger than HIMSELF -- an illogical comparison. Correct: John is stronger than any of the OTHER boys in his class. B: evidence more dramatic that what has yet been discovered C: more dramatic evidence than any yet discovered E: more dramatic evidence than any that has yet been discovered Since the phrases in red refer to ALL evidence discovered thus far -- INCLUDING the dramatic evidence offered by fossils unearthed in China -- B, C and E illogically compare the evidence offered by the fossils to ITSELF. Eliminate B, C and E. In D, that have yet been discovered seems to be modifying birds (or perhaps dinosaurs and birds). Not the intended meaning. The intention here is to discuss EVIDENCE that has been discovered. The correct answer is A. What about the split 'offer' vs 'have offered'? Is it a red herring? Tks! • FREE GMAT Exam Know how you'd score today for$0

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