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# Because of the enormous research and development

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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
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16 Jul 2008, 18:00
IMO B.

Nedd "firms" in the answer choice. Who is surviving.
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16 Jul 2008, 20:01
spriya 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

Note "such firms" in the latter part of sentence.

B is the only choice that uses "firms" required by such firms.

Thus B
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17 Jul 2008, 03:07
May be, B is the best, although I do not like required of firms structure.
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17 Jul 2008, 07:23
alpha_plus_gamma wrote:
spriya 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

Note "such firms" in the latter part of sentence.

B is the only choice that uses "firms" required by such firms.

Thus B

good explanation
OA is (B)
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