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# A year advantage in a new computer product or process being

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08 Sep 2006, 02:12
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D definitely.
In B the by i'n process by a year earlier' is not necessary.
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08 Sep 2006, 02:36
kripalkavi wrote:
D definitely.
In B the by i'n process by a year earlier' is not necessary.

Then why is 'by' necessary in D.
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11 Oct 2006, 15:45
32. 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

Phew!!! this one is tough..
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11 Oct 2006, 16:39
whats wrong with B?.. i'm assuming this is a trap..
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11 Oct 2006, 18:38
amorica wrote:
whats wrong with B?.. i'm assuming this is a trap..

(C) emphasizes the "time" instead of the "introduction" that works to give a company a competitive edge.

I agree, this is a tough SC.
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11 Oct 2006, 18:50
ayushi wrote:
32. 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

Phew!!! this one is tough..

It is either b or e.
"by a year earlier" sounds weird.
It should be e.
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11 Oct 2006, 22:21
Juaz wrote:
What is the problem with D?

I left with B and D. but my intuition tells me to choose B. LOL
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11 Oct 2006, 23:05
I would choose E

The subject should be about a years time and "being" follows with "can"
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12 Oct 2006, 10:49
Dont like 'earlier' in choices b) and d).

I prefer either a) or c). I'd go with a).
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GMATT73 wrote:
amorica wrote:
whats wrong with B?.. i'm assuming this is a trap..

(C) emphasizes the "time" instead of the "introduction" that works to give a company a competitive edge.

I agree, this is a tough SC.

What the heck was I thinking. There is a buried idiom here: "To simple present verb+noun X...by (time period)...can simple present verb+noun Y~"
This is from the brutal list. Should have recognized it
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12 Oct 2006, 19:36
cool. you can take anything as an idiom, even a whole sentence structure.
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12 Oct 2006, 20:23
a and c are weird, not correct meaning.
a year's advantage => never emphasize the advantage of one year earlier.. just the advatange of one year ..has no meaning..
a year advantage : wrong compound noun, should be the advantage of one year or one-year advantage

I'll go for b and d.
either a gerund phrase or inifinitive phrase is the subject of the sentence.
So really dun understand why OA is d not b.
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13 Oct 2006, 06:25
trivikram wrote:
GMATT73 wrote:
GMATT73 wrote:
amorica wrote:
whats wrong with B?.. i'm assuming this is a trap..

(C) emphasizes the "time" instead of the "introduction" that works to give a company a competitive edge.

I agree, this is a tough SC.

What the heck was I thinking. There is a buried idiom here: "To simple present verb+noun X...by (time period)...can simple present verb+noun Y~"
This is from the brutal list. Should have recognized it

Matt need more explanation here please

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13 Oct 2006, 07:29
What is better:

Being a good student can open lots of doors.

or

To be a good student can open lots of doors.

I prefer the first one, which is more concise. What do you think?
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13 Oct 2006, 07:39
karlfurt wrote:
What is better:

Being a good student can open lots of doors.

or

To be a good student can open lots of doors.

I prefer the first one, which is more concise. What do you think?

I concur. However, such a stylistic option isn't available amongst the answer choices. Sometimes you have to improvise.
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13 Oct 2006, 08:41
GMATT73 wrote:
karlfurt wrote:
What is better:

Being a good student can open lots of doors.

or

To be a good student can open lots of doors.

I prefer the first one, which is more concise. What do you think?

I concur. However, such a stylistic option isn't available amongst the answer choices. Sometimes you have to improvise.

Yes, there is such a stylistic option:

b. Introducing a new computer product or process by a year earlier

d. To introduce a new computer product or process by a year earlier
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07 Nov 2006, 03:07
Thanks for the underline doloris!
a. WRONG. you need a year's advantage.
b. Introducing a new computer product or process by a year earlier - by is extra.WRONG
c. A year's advantage to introduce a new computer product or process - advantage-to is wrong. should be advantage-in
d. Being a year ahead in introducing a new computer product or process - Right.
e. To introduce a new computer product or process by a year earlier - by is extra.
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07 Nov 2006, 12:15
b. Introducing a new computer product or process by a year earlier - MAY BE

e. Being a year ahead in introducing a new computer product or process - MAY BE

4th choice labelled (e).
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07 Jul 2007, 17:07
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

Cannot seem to agree with the OA (will post it later). Hence, explanations are most helpful.
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08 Jul 2007, 06:49
I'll go with C as this is more direct and clear.
In other choices,B and D, use of by a year earlier sound unidomatic. Use of being is wrong in choices A and D.

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