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Because of the enormous research and development [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2007, 00:54
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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 firms' survival

I have the solution, but don't understand it. :-(

Can anyone please explain? :-)


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Re: SC - Disclosed Test25 - Question 12 [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2007, 01:01
lumone 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 firms' survival

I have the solution, but don't understand it. :-(

Can anyone please explain? :-)


Cheers,

L.


B.

"Such firms" needs a reference, so eliminate a, c, d, e.
E. is eliminated because it does not introduce "firms" as an object.


Such as when we say "Jane's kite is red, although she loves it." the only object "she" can point to is Kite, not Jane.
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Re: SC - Disclosed Test25 - Question 12 [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2007, 01:09
JingChan wrote:
lumone 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 firms' survival

I have the solution, but don't understand it. :-(

Can anyone please explain? :-)


Cheers,

L.


B.

"Such firms" needs a reference, so eliminate a, c, d, e.
E. is eliminated because it does not introduce "firms" as an object.


Such as when we say "Jane's kite is red, although she loves it." the only object "she" can point to is Kite, not Jane.


=>> I am sure answer is B or E, because "Such firms" needs reference to firms.

In B - required of firms to survive => here required of sound weired.
E - sounds correct.
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Re: SC - Disclosed Test25 - Question 12 [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2007, 01:34
yash500 wrote:
=>> I am sure answer is B or E, because "Such firms" needs reference to firms.

In B - required of firms to survive => here required of sound weired.
E - sounds correct.


Such firms does not have a clear reference in E.

Simplified Passage-
Because of the R&D required for firm's survival in the electronics industry such firms tend to be very large.

"firm's survival" can be replaced by "survival"; once this happens, we see the sentence fall apart:

Because of the R&D required for survival in the electronics industry such firms tend to be very large.
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Re: SC - Disclosed Test25 - Question 12 [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2007, 02:03
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OK, thanks for ur reply.


Anytime, hope I helped. :)
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Re: SC - Disclosed Test25 - Question 12 [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2007, 02:18
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yash500 wrote:
OK, thanks for ur reply.


Anytime, hope I helped. :)


Indeed you helped me :) henceforth for such kind of problem I will remember the style you told me.
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Re: SC - Disclosed Test25 - Question 12 [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2007, 09:08
lumone 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 firms' survival

I have the solution, but don't understand it. :-(

Can anyone please explain? :-)


Cheers,

L.


Everything else but B is crappy. I don't really like B either.

The correct idiom is usually required by or requirments of.
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2007, 10:37
Thanks everyone for your answer!

I don't really like (B) either, but it is the right answer.
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Re: SC - Disclosed Test25 - Question 12 [#permalink] New post 25 Aug 2011, 22:08
My ans was E , but after looking at the explainations I am convinced B is better
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