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

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    PrepScholar GMAT
  • Magoosh
    Magoosh
    Study with Magoosh GMAT prep

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Magoosh
  • 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
  • The Princeton Review
    FREE GMAT Exam
    Know how you'd score today for $0

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    The Princeton Review
  • 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
  • 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
  • Economist Test Prep
    Free Trial & Practice Exam
    BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Economist Test Prep

Old question, new doubt (OG 10 )

This topic has 2 expert replies and 2 member replies
bblast Legendary Member
Joined
13 Dec 2010
Posted:
1079 messages
Followed by:
33 members
Upvotes:
118
Test Date:
9th Sept 2011
Target GMAT Score:
730+
GMAT Score:
710

Old question, new doubt (OG 10 )

Post Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:00 am
What brought the automobile company back from the verge of bankruptcy shortly after the Second World War was a special, governmentally sanctioned price increase allowed during a period of wage and price controls.
(A) What brought
(B) The thing that brought
(C) That which brought
(D) Bringing
(E) What has brought

oa A

please someone why not E
I assume the company is still in existence so perfect tense ?

_________________
Cheers !!

Quant 47-Striving for 50
Verbal 34-Striving for 40

My gmat journey :
https://www.beatthegmat.com/710-bblast-signing-off-thank-you-all-t90735.html
My take on the GMAT RC :
https://www.beatthegmat.com/ways-to-bblast-the-gmat-rc-t90808.html
How to prepare before your MBA:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upz46D7l8fA&list=PLUmBNvYMnppJRMpR9fwfcsTWBZF14TKW_

  • +1 Upvote Post
  • Quote
  • Flag
RACHVIK Senior | Next Rank: 100 Posts Default Avatar
Joined
22 Sep 2010
Posted:
95 messages
Followed by:
1 members
Upvotes:
1
Target GMAT Score:
700+
Post Wed Jan 12, 2011 5:43 am
OA - A - what correctly refers to noun increase

B, C - incorrect - wordy

D - incorrect - wrong tense - bringing suggests an ongoing condition and is incompatible with an action that was completed shortly after the second world war.

E - incorrect - violating parallelism - past tense brought is needed to parallel was. Further has brought indicates action that continues up to the present.

_________________
Rachvik

  • +1 Upvote Post
  • Quote
  • Flag

GMAT/MBA Expert

Post Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:42 am
bblast wrote:
What brought the automobile company back from the verge of bankruptcy shortly after the Second World War was a special, governmentally sanctioned price increase allowed during a period of wage and price controls.
(A) What brought
(B) The thing that brought
(C) That which brought
(D) Bringing
(E) What has brought

oa A

please someone why not E
I assume the company is still in existence so perfect tense ?
A good rule to live by:

All the verbs should be in the same tense unless a change in tense is needed.

Since the non-underlined verb was is in the past tense, the present perfect tense verb in E (has brought) is incorrect. There is no reason to change tense.

_________________
Mitch Hunt
GMAT Private Tutor
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.

  • +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.
sagarock Senior | Next Rank: 100 Posts
Joined
11 Apr 2016
Posted:
48 messages
Post Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:09 am
[quote="GMATGuruNY"]
bblast wrote:
What brought the automobile company back from the verge of bankruptcy shortly after the Second World War was a special, governmentally sanctioned price increase allowed during a period of wage and price controls.
(A) What brought
(B) The thing that brought
(C) That which brought
(D) Bringing
(E) What has brought

oa A

please someone why not E
I assume the company is still in existence so perfect tense ?
A good rule to live by:

All the verbs should be in the same tense unless a change in tense is needed.

Since the non-underlined verb was is in the past tense, the present perfect tense verb in E (has brought) is incorrect. There is no reason to change tense.[/quot

mitch sir,what is wrong in option d?

  • +1 Upvote Post
  • Quote
  • Flag

GMAT/MBA Expert

Post Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:34 am
sagarock wrote:
mitch sir,what is wrong in option d?
D: Bringing...was a special, governmentally sanctioned price increase.
This wording seems to convey the following meaning:
the act of BRINGING = a SPECIAL PRICE INCREASE.
This meaning is nonsensical.
Eliminate D.

_________________
Mitch Hunt
GMAT Private Tutor
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.

  • +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.

Top First Responders*

1 GMATGuruNY 67 first replies
2 Rich.C@EMPOWERgma... 44 first replies
3 Brent@GMATPrepNow 40 first replies
4 Jay@ManhattanReview 25 first replies
5 Terry@ThePrinceto... 10 first replies
* Only counts replies to topics started in last 30 days
See More Top Beat The GMAT Members

Most Active Experts

1 image description GMATGuruNY

The Princeton Review Teacher

132 posts
2 image description Rich.C@EMPOWERgma...

EMPOWERgmat

112 posts
3 image description Jeff@TargetTestPrep

Target Test Prep

95 posts
4 image description Scott@TargetTestPrep

Target Test Prep

92 posts
5 image description Max@Math Revolution

Math Revolution

91 posts
See More Top Beat The GMAT Experts