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Although Logitech’s recent press release credits its success to the innovation in its product division, its future success hinges on how closely its products are related to those of Apple’s.
    A. how closely its products are related to those of Apple’s
    B. its close relationship with Apple
    C. on the relationship between its products and Apple’s
    D. how closely it is related to Apple
    E. how closely its products are related to Apple’s

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This question is the last question in the series of "meaning based problems". Correct and best explanation will get a Kudos from us and a free subscription for 1 month to our[highlight]OG Verbal 2 solutions for Sentence Correction[/highlight]. OG Verbal 2 solutions contain solutions to all SC questions using e-GMAT 3 step process- amounting to 14 hrs of audio visual content.

Although Logitech’s recent press release credits its success to the innovation in its product division, its future success hinges on how closely its products are related to those of Apple’s.
    A. how closely its products are related to those of Apple’s
    B. its close relationship with Apple
    C. on the relationship between its products and Apple’s
    D. how closely it is related to Apple
    E. how closely its products are related to Apple’s

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A is wrong on stylistic reason: 'of Apple's' is a wrong way of showing possession. The option would have been correct had it been 'those of Apple'
B is grammatically correct, but changes the meaning from products to relationship between the companies.
c. change in meaning. Rather than 'close relationship', this option seems to suggest the relationship between the products.
D changes the meaning. Rather than "relating" the products, this option is relating the companies. Anyways, 'it' doesn't have a clear antecedent.
E. Leaves this option choice. This is correct as to Apple's seems to suggest the comparison is between the products of two companies.
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Re: 5 - Exercise Sentence 1 - LOGITECH SUCCESS [#permalink] New post 04 Jan 2012, 04:06
someone 79, you are right, forgot that we can use only one possessive case , A uses two. hence A is wrong. I keep on forgetting these. Thank you.

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Re: 5 - Exercise Sentence 1 - LOGITECH SUCCESS [#permalink] New post 04 Jan 2012, 14:00
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I had one small doubt in your analysis. Why did you mention in Choice D explanation that there is pronoun ambiguity.

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Although Logitech’s recent press release credits its success to the innovation in its product division, its future success hinges on how closely its products are related to those of Apple’s.
    A. how closely its products are related to those of Apple’s
    B. its close relationship with Apple
    C. on the relationship between its products and Apple’s
    D. how closely it is related to Apple
    E. how closely its products are related to Apple’s


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Understand the Meaning of the Original Sentence



The sentence presents a disparity or a contrast. It states a fact that Logitech credits its success to the innovation in its product division. Then it states that the future success of Logitech depends on some other factor – how closely its products are related to Apple’s products.

Find the Errors in the Original Sentence


1 Although Logitech’s recent press release credits its success to the innovation in its product division,
2 its future success hinges on
o how closely its products are related to those of Apple’s.


All SV pairs are accounted for and agree in number. The verb tenses have been used appropriately. The comparison is not stated correctly. Logitech’s products have been compared to products of Apple’s products. Note that “Apple’s” implies “Apple’s products”. “those” also logically refer to “products”. This results in distortion of the intended comparison. Either “Apple’s” should be made “Apple” or “those” should be removed.

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Choice B – Grammatically Correct but Incorrect Choice – This choice completely changes the intended meaning. This choice states that the success depends on relationship between the two companies. This is different from the intended meaning – how closely aligned the products of two companies are.

Choice C – Grammatically Correct but Incorrect Choice – This choice removes the contextually important word – “closely”. Now the choice states that the success hinges on the “relationship” between the products instead of the “extent of close relation” between the products.

Choice D – Grammatically Correct but Incorrect Choice – This choice completely distorts the intended meaning since it no longer talks about the close alignment of the products of the two companies. It talks about the close alignment of the companies themselves.

Choice E – Correct Choice.

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1. It is very important to understand the intended meaning of the sentence and then select the choice that communicates that intended meaning in grammatically correct manner.
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Re: 5 - Exercise Sentence 1 - LOGITECH SUCCESS [#permalink] New post 04 Jan 2012, 17:20
Great! Thanks for the access. I will send you my id soon. I was about to purchase the egmat as it looks as very nice material for non-native speakers.

Why do I think it is misplaced in choice 'D'?
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There are 3 nouns in the adverb clause: release, innovation, and division. Release seems more appropriate, but it isn't logical. Apart from this, any of the above nouns can be the antecedent. "Logitech's" isn't a noun that can be an antecedent due to its being in genetive form.

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