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Because of the enormous research and development expenditures required to survive in the electronics industry, an industry marked by rapid innovation and volatile demand, such firms tend to be very large.

(A) to survive
(B) of firms to survive
(C) for surviving
(D) for survival
(E) for firmsâ€™ survival

Ref: 166
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31 Mar 2006, 20:03
'B' it is.
Between 'B' and 'E' go for 'B'.
Needless to say that we should use word 'firms' + an infinitive here.

Because of the enormous research and development expenditures required of firms to survive in the electronics industry, an industry marked by rapid innovation and volatile demand, such firms tend to be very large.
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Re: [SC] Help me survive [#permalink]

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01 Apr 2006, 11:42
gmat_crack wrote:
sm176811 wrote:
Because of the enormous research and development expenditures required to survive in the electronics industry, an industry marked by rapid innovation and volatile demand, such firms tend to be very large.

(A) to survive
(B) of firms to survive
(C) for surviving
(D) for survival
(E) for firmsâ€™ survival

Ref: 166

its B

Hey my friend you are a SC genius now!
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01 Apr 2006, 11:43
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'B' it is.
Between 'B' and 'E' go for 'B'.
Needless to say that we should use word 'firms' + an infinitive here.

Because of the enormous research and development expenditures required of firms to survive in the electronics industry, an industry marked by rapid innovation and volatile demand, such firms tend to be very large.

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01 Apr 2006, 17:43
selene wrote:

Hey my friend you are a SC genius now!

No dude, still long way to go... stuggle continues........
We all are on same boat. I think vivek has become perfect....
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02 Apr 2006, 05:41
selene wrote:
gmat_crack wrote:
its B

Hey my friend you are a SC genius now!

imo, you are above all. . your verbal is really excellent.
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02 Apr 2006, 11:47
Professor wrote:
selene wrote:
gmat_crack wrote:
its B

Hey my friend you are a SC genius now!

imo, you are above all. . your verbal is really excellent.

Thanks Professor for your kind idea. You made my day

You are excellent as well
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02 Apr 2006, 13:26
sm176811 wrote:
Because of the enormous research and development expenditures required to survive in the electronics industry, an industry marked by rapid innovation and volatile demand, such firms tend to be very large.

(A) to survive
(B) of firms to survive
(C) for surviving
(D) for survival
(E) for firmsâ€™ survival

Ref: 166

The correct idiom is "required to".

So we need not only a "to" but also something like "firm" which completes the latter part of the sentence "such firms tend to be very large."

SO B is the choice.
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02 Apr 2006, 16:29
Love the camaraderie. Rock on, people.

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02 Apr 2006, 18:33
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Love the camaraderie. Rock on, people.

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omg, i forget you. all this is possible only because of you, pret.

actually you are the most genius of all genious. you have been providing oppertunities to everybody to be genius. thats great.
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03 Apr 2006, 08:35
Professor wrote:
selene wrote:
gmat_crack wrote:
its B

Hey my friend you are a SC genius now!

imo, you are above all. . your verbal is really excellent.

Thanks professor and selene, but kudos goes to Praetorian. Without this excellent website I can never dreamed about it.

Lets help eachother to excel..
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20 Apr 2006, 03:41
I looked erverywhere to find explanations about "required of" which sounded curiously to my ears... In the dictionnaries, I found only "required from"

has it the same meaning as "required from"?

Or is it a passive form, thus is it correct to say "...... required by firms"

Thanks for ure explanations!
20 Apr 2006, 03:41
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