@someone79 - Congratulations. You win the OG Verbal
review Solutions access for 1 month. Accurate and to the point analysis! Send me a PM with your e-GMAT
user id information so that we can upgrade your account.
I had one small doubt in your analysis. Why did you mention in Choice D explanation that there is pronoun ambiguity.
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
Here is the official explanation for this question:
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
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.
Review Answer Choices to do POE
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.
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.
Aiming to score 760+ on the GMAT? Attend our free webinar to learn how to define your GMAT strategy, create your study plan and master the core skills to excel on the GMAT. Click here to register for this webinar. The webinar will start at 7 AM PST on the 6th of June 2015.