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19 Apr 2013, 05:22
Pls explain what's Wong with C?

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19 Apr 2013, 08:32
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19 Apr 2013, 08:54
This question is from the Brutal SC, a source which is highly dubious. GMAT instructors normally discourage on practicing Brutal SC questions as those are mostly flawed.
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21 Jun 2013, 05:07
This is a close shave, my answer is B...........
it is the most concise and appropriate
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31 Jul 2013, 22:43
doloris wrote:
A year advantage in a new computer product or process being introduced can give a company a significant edge on its competitors.
a. A year advantage in a new computer product or process being introduced
b. Introducing a new computer product or process by a year earlier
c. A year's advantage to introduce a new computer product or process
d. To introduce a new computer product or process by a year earlier
e. Being a year ahead in introducing a new computer product or process

Source: Brutal SCs

Is D the right answer because the verb is parallel to "give?" I guessed B but I can see how D is the better answer if its all about keep the verbs straight.
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11 Sep 2013, 09:07
A year advantage in a new computer product or process being introduced can give a company a significant edge on its competitors.
a...
b. Introducing a new computer product or process by a year earlier
c. A year's advantage to introduce a new computer product or process
d. To introduce a new computer product or process by a year earlier
e. Being a year ahead in introducing a new computer product or process

[Reveal] Spoiler:
D

If you choose the correct answer please mention the explanation............

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11 Sep 2013, 12:58
I chose option E. Can someone explain why it is D? I thought it was clear E
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11 Sep 2013, 13:45
vishnuns39620 wrote:
I chose option E. Can someone explain why it is D? I thought it was clear E

Introducing a new computer product or process by a year earlier
c. A year's advantage to introduce a new computer product or process
d. To introduce a new computer product or process by a year earlier
e. Being a year ahead in introducing a new computer product or process

Vishnu,

I chose D. I am no expert in Verbal but below are my reasons explanation in eliminating B & E.

E. Being a year ahead --- Who is being a year ahead is not clear? "Company" do come after the verb "can" and is not the subject.

B for almost the same reason as E.
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11 Sep 2013, 23:00
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A year advantage in a new computer product or process being introduced can give a company a significant edge on its competitors.
a...
b. Introducing a new computer product or process by a year earlier
c. A year's advantage to introduce a new computer product or process
d. To introduce a new computer product or process by a year earlier
e. Being a year ahead in introducing a new computer product or process

[Reveal] Spoiler:
D

If you choose the correct answer please mention the explanation............

I was split between (B) an (D). Anyone explain why (B) is inappropriate?
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07 Oct 2013, 07:46
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A year advantage in a new computer product or process being introduced can give a company a significant edge on its competitors.
a. A year advantage in a new computer product or process being introduced
b. Introducing a new computer product or process by a year earlier
c. A year's advantage to introduce a new computer product or process
d. To introduce a new computer product or process by a year earlier
e. Being a year ahead in introducing a new computer product or process

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Is the OA E? I think it is the only one that fits correctly.
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26 Nov 2013, 00:11
I chose 'E' as it sounds good to my ears. But OA is D.

Can anyone explain whats wrong with 'E'?

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14 Jan 2014, 22:20
answer is E.

Reason:

To do x ,, it's infinitive of purpose and can not be used in this context

"being" is eschewed when it refers to self or to define a state of being. For example: Being a father, i love my son. here the use of "being" is wrong.

E is the better choice among all.

In B "earlier" is the issue as mentioned in above posts.

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24 Mar 2014, 04:03
Here's my two cents

A year advantage in a new computer product or process being introduced can give a company a significant edge on its competitors.

A) A year advantage -- incorrect form

B) Introducing... can --- ing form of verb should use "will" instead of "can" because it is talking about the future .

C) A year's advantage ... --- what's the advantage ? !!

D) To introduce .....can... --- simple tense used with "can" , for example : To wash hands before having food can eliminate certain harmful bacteria .

E) Same as B) , you cannot use -ing form here with can , it is talking about a possibility ,not surety.
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18 Aug 2014, 09:40
But even for the word "more", than is mandated I believe
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25 Dec 2014, 06:28
A year advantage in a new computer product or process being introduced can give a company a significant edge on its competitors.
a. A year advantage in a new computer product or process being introduced
b. Introducing a new computer product or process by a year earlier
c. A year's advantage to introduce a new computer product or process
d. To introduce a new computer product or process by a year earlier
e. Being a year ahead in introducing a new computer product or process
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Hi everyone...... This post is very confusing and I see different choices suggested by different readers. I am putting my thought below and expect that someone will come with an acceptable clarification.

I'll go with C, though someone above suggested that "advantage to" is wrong and "advantage of" is preferred. Need clarification on this. I don't see anything wrong in idiomatic use of "advantage to". Why I choose C over the OA i.e. D because the subject in C is "A years' advantage" which is correct as per the meaning of sentence is concerned, whereas, the subject in D is "To introduce........" which I don't think serves to the intended meaning of the sentence. E starts with Being and is less preferred in GMAT, so, I don't go for it.

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28 Jun 2015, 10:01
175 posts suggesting A to E, but no proper explanation on what D is right?
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05 Jul 2015, 08:20
Can any expert shed some light on this one. Please..

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16 Jul 2015, 03:51
I'll go with E

A)Advantage cannot be year.it has to be something like money or time.
B)by a year earlier is not correct idiom (from a year earlier is correct).
C)A year's advantage meaning not clear.
D)Same mistake as B.
E)Gives clear explanation as to what would give an extra edge to company. And it clearly states that company is going to be a year ahead in launching.

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23 Jul 2015, 01:57
Hi,

Whats the answer for this? What is wrong with option C?
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30 Jul 2015, 20:13
Responding to a pm:

It's a bad question - none of the options are sound.

Given OA - (D) uses "by a year earlier" which is not an acceptable expression.

Kindly ignore the question and move on.
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