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

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12 Sep 2007, 06:09
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

I will go with E no matter what the OA !!
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22 Oct 2007, 14:36
It has to be E

It is clear from the different answer choices that the intended meaning of the author is to say that companies can get a significant competitive edge if they introduce their products a year earlier than their competitors do.

A and C are out because "A year's advantage" does not make it clear at all that this means that they introduce their products a year earlier THAN their competitors do

B and D, even though these sentences do make the intend of the author clear, they include the typical GMAT mistake by not expressing to whom the companies should be a year earlier. In order for these sentences to be correct, you have to end the sentence with "by a year earlier than their competitors do"

this leaves us with E
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24 Oct 2007, 17:12
I will go with E also, because saying introducing something by a year earlier.... sorry but makes no sense. It would have been great if the sentence would not finish, introducing the process by a year earlier than expected, that would have been right, but E even though is wordier, makes more sense.
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24 Oct 2007, 19:31
Wow, it took me 3 months to post OA, my apologies.
OA is B.
context of to introduce eliminates C & D.
being eliminates A & E.
that's what I have in my notes. I will have to dig deeper into my notes for the source. will post if I find it.
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19 Nov 2007, 08:26
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

I am not sure if this SC has been previously posted. If so, am sorry! But could anyone please try this one and provide some explanations with their answers? All the SCs I have posted recently are from the brutal SCs. DOes anyone know if the answers are all accurate? There have been typos in some and I am also slightly doubtful about some answers!!!
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19 Nov 2007, 09:28
is it E...though it uses being..but rest all seem pretty wrong too...
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19 Nov 2007, 11:17
kalpvriksha14 wrote:
is it E...though it uses being..but rest all seem pretty wrong too...

E is what I selected too. But it is wrong
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19 Nov 2007, 17:14
OA is D. Sounds wrong to me. Thats why I cant help doubting the accuracy of the answers!!
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19 Nov 2007, 17:27
If D is wrong then, so are the other options.. have a look

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 (Use of Being)

b. Introducing a new computer product or process by a year earlier (It should be by introducing and not by a year, sounds like a year has introduced so its wrong)

c. A year's advantage to introduce a new computer product or process (It appears to be somebody called year has advantage)

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 (Use of being)

Though D is confusing as it starts with to, but its better than the rest

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19 Nov 2007, 17:37
finder_003 wrote:
OA is D. Sounds wrong to me. Thats why I cant help doubting the accuracy of the answers!!

That is interesting...

In (D) the subject doesn't stand out...
To introduce - is the subject here..

some thing like this
To err is human.
To find fault with others is easy.

I thought using infinitives as subject (like examples above) is used for more firm and definite tones.

The original stem is talking about a possibility. It doesn't even use the verb 'will'
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19 Nov 2007, 20:58
...and by the way,shouldnt all of those sentences have 'an' instead of a?????
I mean whats going on here!!
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18 Dec 2007, 11:44
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
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23 Dec 2007, 14:48
finder_003 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

I am not sure if this SC has been previously posted. If so, am sorry! But could anyone please try this one and provide some explanations with their answers? All the SCs I have posted recently are from the brutal SCs. DOes anyone know if the answers are all accurate? There have been typos in some and I am also slightly doubtful about some answers!!!

I agree, Im doing the brutal's and I'm finding the many of the answers choices just dont seem to be correct.
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23 Dec 2007, 14:51
OA is D... I just did this from the brutals...

I got my ass handed to me today on the brutals.
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23 Dec 2007, 20:52
I went for D within the first minute, but then switching it back to B. The passage is about a year, it didn't state wherever it was a year earlier or a year later but a year. Am I inferring too little here?
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24 Dec 2007, 00:56
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OA is D... I just did this from the brutals...

I got my ass handed to me today on the brutals.

I think OA is wrong.

It should be B and not D
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28 Dec 2007, 04:01
Yes...OA is wrong.

B is correct.

(Introducing ......) can give..... -->Correct
(To Introduce....) can give..... --> Wrong.
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28 Dec 2007, 07:22
Agree that the OA is wrong. Correct answer should be B. Using gerunds (ing) is preferable to using infinitves (to ..).

I started doing the brutals and then stopped midway because I discovered there are quite a few errors. Now I'm sticking to official stuff like GMATPrep & MGMAT.
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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) Being a year ahead in introducing a new computer product or process
(E) To introduce a new computer product or process by a year earlier

OA is D.

I selected "B". Could you please explain why D is better than B.
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(B) Introducing a new computer product or process by a year earlier

This is very awkward. Also, there might be some ambiguity in the word 'earlier'. Earlier than what? I'm not sure about that second part, but from the "by a year" section alone I would select D.

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