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Attending to the basic needs of employees, an environment [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2007, 04:20
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Attending to the basic needs of employees, an environment where they flourish is created and that encourages them to perform to their capacity.

a) Attending to the basic needs of employees, an environment where they flourish is created and that encourages them to perform to their capacity.

b) By attending to the basic needs of employees, you create an environment where they flourish and that encourages them to perform to their capacity.

c) Attending to the basic needs of employees creates an environment where they flourish and one that encourages them to perform to their capacity.

d) Attend to the basic needs of employees, create an environment where they flourish, and encourage them to perform to their capacity.

e) By attending to the basic needs of employees, an environment where they flourish is created and encourages them to perform to their capacity.



I really had a problem with the word "them" and "they." cause ever answer choice uses both and I really didn't understand whether they were referring to "needs" or "employees." I thought the word those 2 words could confuse a reader for the referent. Can someone explain which word do both these 2 words refer to?? thanks

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 [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2007, 05:03
wrong, the OA is not B. But try to give your explanation, that way, you should be able to reach to an answer. but i have a problem with the words "they" and "them." so would you be able to explain which word they refer to and why? thanks
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Re: SC: Employees [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2007, 05:18
[quote="tarek99"]Attending to the basic needs of employees, an environment where they flourish is created and that encourages them to perform to their capacity.

a) Attending to the basic needs of employees, an environment where they flourish is created and that encourages them to perform to their capacity.

b) By attending to the basic needs of employees, you create an environment where they flourish and that encourages them to perform to their capacity.

c) Attending to the basic needs of employees creates an environment where they flourish and one that encourages them to perform to their capacity.

d) Attend to the basic needs of employees, create an environment where they flourish, and encourage them to perform to their capacity.

e) By attending to the basic needs of employees, an environment where they flourish is created an encourage them to perform to their capacity.



We must consider only the answers with "by", in order to give a sense of "by means of". E. is incorrect.
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2007, 05:27
any answer choice with "by" is wrong....heheh....
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2007, 05:30
tarek99 wrote:
wrong, the OA is not B. But try to give your explanation, that way, you should be able to reach to an answer. but i have a problem with the words "they" and "them." so would you be able to explain which word they refer to and why? thanks


Basically, I am trying to understand the sentence structure and attempt some rules. This is to beat the time and :cry: obviously it is not working...

Should I assume that there is a typo error in 'E' it is not 'an' but 'and' encourage

Is 'A' the OA...

In A -
'Attending to the basic needs of employees' - noun clause where employess is at the receiving end hence an object

an environment where they flourish is created - here modfier where modifies environment by describing action done by employees, hence they refer to the subject..

and that encourages them... - here employees is the object like 'something encourages them'
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They, them [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2007, 05:38
maybe C. an environment that .... and one that......clearer but I cannot detect a clear reference (they, them)
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Re: SC: Employees [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2007, 05:59
tarek99 wrote:
Attending to the basic needs of employees, an environment where they flourish is created and that encourages them to perform to their capacity.

a) Attending to the basic needs of employees, an environment where they flourish is created and that encourages them to perform to their capacity.

b) By attending to the basic needs of employees, you create an environment where they flourish and that encourages them to perform to their capacity.

c) Attending to the basic needs of employees creates an environment where they flourish and one that encourages them to perform to their capacity.

d) Attend to the basic needs of employees, create an environment where they flourish, and encourage them to perform to their capacity.

e) By attending to the basic needs of employees, an environment where they flourish is created an encourage them to perform to their capacity.



I really had a problem with the word "them" and "they." cause ever answer choice uses both and I really didn't understand whether they were referring to "needs" or "employees." I thought the word those 2 words could confuse a reader for the referent. Can someone explain which word do both these 2 words refer to?? thanks


I pick C.

A makes no sense; Eliminate.
The use of 'that' in B is incorrect; Eliminate
D changes the meaning of the sentence - instead of being an explanation, it's now an instruction. Eliminate
E makes no sense.

In C 'one' correctly refers to environment. Further, 'they' and 'their' can logically refer only to 'employees'.
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2007, 07:04
C for me

A- it appears as "an environment is attending to the basic needs

B- Who is "you"refer to- unambiguous

E- Same as A

D and C are close, but D its not clear who the author saying to...
I like C

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 [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2007, 07:16
I think it's C because the verb refers to "attending to the basic need...." so it must be "creates", and C is the only one that satisfies the subject-verb agreement.
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2007, 07:54
obviously the word "they" is referring to employees, but i can't understand why because i thought pronouns don't usually refer to words that come after the preposition "of" unless words such as "that" or any other relative pronouns are placed right after the word that comes after "of." can anyone provide a grammatical explanation?
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2007, 09:12
I have to say, this is a brutal question. the OA is C.
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Re: SC: Employees [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2007, 12:55
tarek99 wrote:
Attending to the basic needs of employees, an environment where they flourish is created and that encourages them to perform to their capacity.

a) Attending to the basic needs of employees, an environment where they flourish is created and that encourages them to perform to their capacity.

b) By attending to the basic needs of employees, you create an environment where they flourish and that encourages them to perform to their capacity.

c) Attending to the basic needs of employees creates an environment where they flourish and one that encourages them to perform to their capacity.

d) Attend to the basic needs of employees, create an environment where they flourish, and encourage them to perform to their capacity.

e) By attending to the basic needs of employees, an environment where they flourish is created and encourages them to perform to their capacity.



I really had a problem with the word "them" and "they." cause ever answer choice uses both and I really didn't understand whether they were referring to "needs" or "employees." I thought the word those 2 words could confuse a reader for the referent. Can someone explain which word do both these 2 words refer to?? thanks


How come the usage of that is incorrect in b but correct in C. Some one , please xplain a bit more clearly . I thought answer as B
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Re: SC: Employees [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2007, 14:56
tarek99 wrote:
Attending to the basic needs of employees, an environment where they flourish is created and that encourages them to perform to their capacity.

a) Attending to the basic needs of employees, an environment where they flourish is created and that encourages them to perform to their capacity.

b) By attending to the basic needs of employees, you create an environment where they flourish and that encourages them to perform to their capacity.

c) Attending to the basic needs of employees creates an environment where they flourish and one that encourages them to perform to their capacity.

d) Attend to the basic needs of employees, create an environment where they flourish, and encourage them to perform to their capacity.

e) By attending to the basic needs of employees, an environment where they flourish is created and encourages them to perform to their capacity.



I really had a problem with the word "them" and "they." cause ever answer choice uses both and I really didn't understand whether they were referring to "needs" or "employees." I thought the word those 2 words could confuse a reader for the referent. Can someone explain which word do both these 2 words refer to?? thanks


Not sure why so much fuss. C is def the answer. Guess some questions are harder for others as is the case with me.

A: this isnt even a complete sentence.
B: awkward. use of "you" is probably not good in the case either
D: Again this isnt a complete sentence.
E: only one that even contends with C. This is def. incorrect though b/c "and encourages" is not very clear here.
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2007, 15:28
yeah, i'll try my best to post questions of such difficulty. understanding to deal with such questions can definitely help us raise the bar.
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