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Consulting companies and other professional services groups, law firms, and research divisions often have informal talent powerhouses where senior partners strive to identify the best partners junior to them and the best junior partners compete for the projects that they find most rewarding.

A) where senior partners strive to identify the best partners junior to them and the best junior partners compete for the projects that they find most rewarding.
B) in which senior partners strive and identify the best junior partners and the best junior partners compete for the projects that they find most rewarding.
C) where senior partners strive to identify the best junior partners and the best junior partners compete for the most rewarding projects.
D) that enable senior partners to strive and identify the best junior partners and the best junior partners compete for the most rewarding projects.
E) in which senior partners strive to identify the best junior partners and the best junior partners compete for the most rewarding projects.

OA and OE after discussions
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my take C :where senior partners strive to identify the best junior partners and the best junior partners compete for the most rewarding projects.

"in which" wud be wrong here
and we always strive to identify and not strive and identify !!
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14 Mar 2013, 23:50
Imo E. Powerhouses in which... sounds better to me.
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"in which" is used for situation such as :bottle in which the liquid is kept .
powerhouses are not something into which something can take place !!
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Consulting companies and other professional services groups, law firms, and research divisions often have informal talent powerhouses where senior partners strive to identify the best partners junior to them and the best junior partners compete for the projects that they find most rewarding.

A) where senior partners strive to identify the best partners junior to them and the best junior partners compete for the projects that they find most rewarding.
B) in which senior partners strive and identify the best junior partners and the best junior partners compete for the projects that they find most rewarding.
C) where senior partners strive to identify the best junior partners and the best junior partners compete for the most rewarding projects.
D) that enable senior partners to strive and identify the best junior partners and the best junior partners compete for the most rewarding projects.
E) in which senior partners strive to identify the best junior partners and the best junior partners compete for the most rewarding projects.

OA and OE after discussions

Hi,
A and C are out because the improper use of "where" [ we use "where" only for locations]
B is out because the use of they at "that they find most rewarding" is ambiguous ( it can refer to best junior partners OR senior partners OR ...)
D is wrong because of "to strive and identify" ; the correct idiom is : strive to .. and the use of the extra verb enable makes the sentence wordy

So, we are left wih E
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15 Mar 2013, 07:38
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Consulting companies and other professional services groups, law firms, and research divisions often have informal talent powerhouses where senior partners strive to identify the best partners junior to them and the best junior partners compete for the projects that they find most rewarding.

A) where senior partners strive to identify the best partners junior to them and the best junior partners compete for the projects that they find most rewarding.
B) in which senior partners strive and identify the best junior partners and the best junior partners compete for the projects that they find most rewarding.
C) where senior partners strive to identify the best junior partners and the best junior partners compete for the most rewarding projects.
D) that enable senior partners to strive and identify the best junior partners and the best junior partners compete for the most rewarding projects.
E) in which senior partners strive to identify the best junior partners and the best junior partners compete for the most rewarding projects.

OA and OE after discussions

Hi,

A and C can be eliminated 'cz of where(generally for places)
B and D can be ruled out - 'strive and identify' [striving for What?]. Strive to identify makes sense.
Hence E has to be right one.

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16 Mar 2013, 00:58
Consulting companies and other professional services groups, law firms, and research divisions often have informal talent powerhouses where senior partners strive to identify the best partners junior to them and the best junior partners compete for the projects that they find most rewarding.
A) where senior partners strive to identify the best partners junior to them and the best junior partners compete for the projects that they find most rewarding. -
WHERE is used to refer to a location but in this sentence powerhouse is not a real location. THEY is ambiguous as it can refer either to Senior partner or Junior partners.

B) in which senior partners strive and identify the best junior partners and the best junior partners compete for the projects that they find most rewarding. -
Use of AND is incorrect. THEY is ambiguous as it can refer either to Senior partner or Junior partners.

C) where senior partners strive to identify the best junior partners and the best junior partners compete for the most rewarding projects.
- WHERE is used to refer to a location but in this sentence powerhouse is not a real location.

D) that enable senior partners to strive and identify the best junior partners and the best junior partners compete for the most rewarding projects. - Powerhouse doesn't enable anything. Use of AND is incorrect.

E) in which senior partners strive to identify the best junior partners and the best junior partners compete for the most rewarding projects.
- CORRECT

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16 Mar 2013, 02:07
IMO E.

"Where" is used for location .In which correctly refers to powerhouses.
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16 Mar 2013, 07:48
Vercules wrote:
Consulting companies and other professional services groups, law firms, and research divisions often have informal talent powerhouses where senior partners strive to identify the best partners junior to them and the best junior partners compete for the projects that they find most rewarding.

A) where senior partners strive to identify the best partners junior to them and the best junior partners compete for the projects that they find most rewarding.
B) in which senior partners strive and identify the best junior partners and the best junior partners compete for the projects that they find most rewarding.
C) where senior partners strive to identify the best junior partners and the best junior partners compete for the most rewarding projects.
D) that enable senior partners to strive and identify the best junior partners and the best junior partners compete for the most rewarding projects.
E) in which senior partners strive to identify the best junior partners and the best junior partners compete for the most rewarding projects.

OA and OE after discussions

Straight E. 33 seconds
A) where...it modifies talent powerhouse ...not the intention of sentence
B) Hold
C) Same as A
D) Same as A
E) hold
Between B and E, E is correct. B uses "in which senior partners strive and identify the best junior partners" which is not what the sentence connotation.
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22 Apr 2013, 06:17
Hi,

My take:
A & C are out, since we always use where with comma (..., which...)
B & D are out, since "to strive and identify" changes the meaning
thus, correct answer is E

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22 Apr 2013, 21:55
Vercules wrote:
Consulting companies and other professional services groups, law firms, and research divisions often have informal talent powerhouses where senior partners strive to identify the best partners junior to them and the best junior partners compete for the projects that they find most rewarding.

A) where senior partners strive to identify the best partners junior to them and the best junior partners compete for the projects that they find most rewarding.
B) in which senior partners strive and identify the best junior partners and the best junior partners compete for the projects that they find most rewarding.
C) where senior partners strive to identify the best junior partners and the best junior partners compete for the most rewarding projects.
D) that enable senior partners to strive and identify the best junior partners and the best junior partners compete for the most rewarding projects.
E) in which senior partners strive to identify the best junior partners and the best junior partners compete for the most rewarding projects.

OA and OE after discussions

Really good question Vercules, if this monster isn't 700+ I'm terrified of the questions that are. It came down to C and E for me (I'm sure most people ended up torn here). I picked C because "in which" sounds really goofy in this scenario. Most commonly (some sources I checked out after guessing C said the "forbidden" ALWAYS or ONLY) "in which" is used when there is a sense that something is being contained inside something else (like neha24 said!). For instance, "Illinois is the state in which I live."

I guess it boils down to the proper interpretation of "talent powerhouses." Is it abstract or an actual location. I took it as a location because the beginning of the sentence cited many groups coming together (the lawfirms, etc...), like a conference, which is why I went with "where" and not "in which."

I kind of flipped it around in my brain and asked these 2 questions:

Where does the striving to identify take place? At the talent powerhouses.

In which does the striving to identify take place? In the talent powerhouses...it just doesn't sound right.

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17 Jul 2013, 19:24
1. "In which" is better than "where"
2."strive to identify" instead of "strive and identify"
3." the best junior partners compete for the most rewarding projects" is more direct and clearer than "the best junior partners compete for the projects that they find most rewarding"

A) where senior partners strive to identify the best partners junior to them and the best junior partners compete for the projects that they find most rewarding.
B) in which senior partners strive and identify the best junior partners and the best junior partners compete for the projects that they find most rewarding.
C) where senior partners strive to identify the best junior partners and the best junior partners compete for the most rewarding projects.
D) that enable senior partners to strive and identify the best junior partners and the best junior partners compete for the most rewarding projects.
E) in which senior partners strive to identify the best junior partners and the best junior partners compete for the most rewarding projects.CORRECT
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Vercules wrote:
Consulting companies and other professional services groups, law firms, and research divisions often have informal talent powerhouses where senior partners strive to identify the best partners junior to them and the best junior partners compete for the projects that they find most rewarding.

A) where senior partners strive to identify the best partners junior to them and the best junior partners compete for the projects that they find most rewarding.
B) in which senior partners strive and identify the best junior partners and the best junior partners compete for the projects that they find most rewarding.
C) where senior partners strive to identify the best junior partners and the best junior partners compete for the most rewarding projects.
D) that enable senior partners to strive and identify the best junior partners and the best junior partners compete for the most rewarding projects.
E) in which senior partners strive to identify the best junior partners and the best junior partners compete for the most rewarding projects.

OA and OE after discussions

Hi,
A and C are out because the improper use of "where" [ we use "where" only for locations]
B is out because the use of they at "that they find most rewarding" is ambiguous ( it can refer to best junior partners OR senior partners OR ...)
D is wrong because of "to strive and identify" ; the correct idiom is : strive to .. and the use of the extra verb enable makes the sentence wordy

So, we are left wih E

I cannot agree. In this case, where correctly identifies a place. In which means that managers action INSIDE the house. It changes the meaning.
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18 Jul 2013, 07:48
imo E. In which is used for hypothetical states such as state of mind. where is only used for real places.
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24 Jul 2013, 11:39
vibhav wrote:
imo E. In which is used for hypothetical states such as state of mind. where is only used for real places.

between b and e. i choose b because e changes the meaning of the original sentence.
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vibhav wrote:
imo E. In which is used for hypothetical states such as state of mind. where is only used for real places.

between b and e. i choose b because e changes the meaning of the original sentence.

No it does not they do not

strive and identify

they strive to identify -- Correct Idiomatic usage.
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09 Sep 2013, 01:54
It must be E,

"in which" rather than "where" and "strive to identify" is true combination.
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Vercules wrote:
Consulting companies and other professional services groups, law firms, and research divisions often have informal talent powerhouses where senior partners strive to identify the best partners junior to them and the best junior partners compete for the projects that they find most rewarding.

A) where senior partners strive to identify the best partners junior to them and the best junior partners compete for the projects that they find most rewarding.
B) in which senior partners strive and identify the best junior partners and the best junior partners compete for the projects that they find most rewarding.
C) where senior partners strive to identify the best junior partners and the best junior partners compete for the most rewarding projects.
D) that enable senior partners to strive and identify the best junior partners and the best junior partners compete for the most rewarding projects.
E) in which senior partners strive to identify the best junior partners and the best junior partners compete for the most rewarding projects.

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Hi Vercules,

What's the OA????

I think the answer is E because where is used to modify place and talent powerhouse is not a place so A and C ruled out. B and D change meaning by converting strive and identify into verbs.

So ans Should be E

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OA is E

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