Ask Questions, Discuss Approaches & No Clutter
meenakshijain
1

On the Great Plains, nineteenth-century settlers used mud

Open 3 Answers 519 Views
GMAT Timer00:00

On the Great Plains, nineteenth-century settlers used mud and grass to build their homes, doing it without timber and nails.
(A) settlers used mud and grass to build their homes, doing it without
(B) settlers used mud and grass to build their homes, did it without
(C) settlers used mud and grass to build their homes, making them while not having
(D) settlers used mud and grass to build their homes, making do without
(E) settlers’ homes were built of mud and grass, making do without

Official Answer

3 Answers

meenakshijain
2
This one is a nice cheeky one.
A, B - WRONG - There is no clear referrant to it.
C - WRONG - The usage of while is incorrect. Also the tense is incorrect.
E - Wrong, Passive voice.
Hence by process of elemination, The answer is D
Making do is idiomatic.
Make do with/without is an idiom. use whatever you can find, substitute
e.g When our workers don't have toys, they make do with pots and pans.
answered Sep 26, 2014 by Partner (696 points)
flamingo
1

Should be D. E is out since the modifier 19th century should modify settlers but not their homes. A and B are out for wrong pronoun usage it can not refer to an action building homes nor can it refer to homes. C is damn wrong it implies as if the setllers deliberately ignored timber n stuff so its D

answered Sep 26, 2014 by Guru (5,628 points)
raja.s.bhattacharjee
0

(B) settlers used mud and grass to build their homes, did it without

answered Sep 25, 2014 by Beginner (1 point)
1Comments
sorry but this not correct. please see the explaination.
commented Sep 26, 2014 by Partner (696 points)
Student Speaks

Jyotsna Mehta

Indian School of Business, Co'18

I am very thankful to Gmatxchange and would definitely recommend Gmatxchange mentors to all those students applying for MBA admissions

Your Tentative GMAT Score
Estimate your GMAT score.
700
The scorer helps you to determine your current level within a few questions you solve.Read More
Please log in or register to use the Scoring Feature
Confused about your profile & colleges, Get FREE profile evaluation today from over 10 consultants.
Follow us and get quick prep updates on Facebook
...