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As investors are demanding companies to actively manage

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As investors are demanding companies to actively manage [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2012, 21:26
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As investors are demanding companies to actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities against the capital that's available to finance them.

A. As investors are demanding companies to actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities against the capital that's available to finance them
B. As investors demand that companies actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities against the capital that's available to finance these opportunities
C. As investors demand that companies should actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities with the capital that's available to finance it
D. Due to the investors demand that companies actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities with the capital that's available to finance them
E. Because of investors who are demanding that companies should actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities against the capital that's available to finance them
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Re: As investors are demanding companies to actively [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2012, 22:46
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As investors are demanding companies to actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities against the capital that's available to finance them.

A. As investors are demanding companies to actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities against the capital that's available to finance them
B. As investors demand that companies actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities against the capital that's available to finance these opportunities
C. As investors demand that companies should actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities with the capital that's available to finance it
D. Due to the investors demand that companies actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities with the capital that's available to finance them
E. Because of investors who are demanding that companies should actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities against the capital that's available to finance them


Them is incorrectly referring to "executives" whereas it should refer to "opportunities"
Therefore A, D and E are out.
Also, the correct usage is "AS".

In C , "should" is not correct. And "it" is incorrectly referring back to "capital"

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Re: As investors are demanding companies to actively [#permalink] New post 09 Oct 2012, 03:27
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getgyan wrote:
As investors are demanding companies to actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities against the capital that's available to finance them.

A. As investors are demanding companies to actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities against the capital that's available to finance them
B. As investors demand that companies actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities against the capital that's available to finance these opportunities
C. As investors demand that companies should actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities with the capital that's available to finance it
D. Due to the investors demand that companies actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities with the capital that's available to finance them
E. Because of investors who are demanding that companies should actively manage their business portfolios, executives must increasingly balance investment opportunities against the capital that's available to finance them


A. are demanding is incorrect usage. It cannot be an ongoing action. Simple past is always the case for general actions. Also "them" is ambiguous.
B. Correct usage of the command subjunctive.
C. Should cannot be used in "bossy verbs that: subjunctive" construction.
D. "Due to" which is a noun modifier and must ALWAYS be replacable with "Caused by" is illogical.
E. Distorts Meaning. It means the investors are the reason to balance opportunities. That is NOT what the statement intends to mean. It means the balance is because of the investor's demand to...

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