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Re: Corporate finance committees do not plan the detailed [#permalink] New post 27 Mar 2013, 00:33
I got this question wrong, I went with C. But I think A is right.

According to http://www.americanidioms.net/as-to/ - "AS TO" is correct idiom, it means "ACCORDING TO / WITH REGARD TO". We can narrow down to A and E. But E is convoluted and awkward. Frankly, I don't understand what does it mean. So A wins. if you replace "as to" with "according to", the sentence is very clear and easy to understand.

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Re: Corporate finance committees do not plan the detailed [#permalink] New post 27 Mar 2013, 01:48
its one of those questions which you waste a lot of time on, eliminate all the answers, and then after three minutes realize "hey, the original sentance makes the most sense" ;))
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Re: Corporate finance committees do not plan the detailed [#permalink] New post 19 Apr 2013, 00:50
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Corporate finance committees do not plan the detailed activities of the various divisions in a large firm, but by their allocation of investment funds they make strategic judgments as to where the firm should expand.

(A) by their allocation of investment funds they make strategic judgments as to where the firm should expand
(B) when they allocate investment funds, they make strategic judgments about where the firm might be expanding
(C) they make strategic judgments on where the firm should expand when they allocate investment funds
(D) by allocating investment funds, they will make strategic judgments about where the firm might be expanding
(E) allocations of investments fund as to where the firm should expand are their exercise in strategic judgment


First, "as to" is correct idiom. It means "about"
So "as to where" is better than "on where".

(A) by their allocation of investment funds they make strategic judgments as to where the firm should expand CORRECT
(B) when they allocate investment funds, they make strategic judgments about where the firm might be expanding AWKWARD
(C) they make strategic judgments on where the firm should expand when they allocate investment funds "ON WHERE" is not idiomatic
(D) by allocating investment funds, they will make strategic judgments about where the firm might be expanding AWKWARD
(E) allocations of investments fund as to where the firm should expand are their exercise in strategic judgment AWKWARD
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Re: Corporate finance committees do not plan the detailed [#permalink] New post 11 Mar 2014, 05:18
I will go with A. very nice question
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Corporate finance committees do not plan the detailed [#permalink] New post 12 Jan 2015, 19:30
daagh wrote:
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The first split is the use of the idiom “as to where" vs. "on where" and "about where". "As to where" is the appropriate idiom and hence A and E qualify. Between the two, E is not worth looking beyond the idiom.

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The diction ‘when they allocate funds’ is improper because when denotes a specific point of time, as if the committees make strategic decisions only when they allocate funds. What do they do at other times? "By their allocation” the intent of the committee is rather brought out more explicitly. Hence B and C can be dumped. E is too awkward to merit any consideration. Between A and D, the use of future tense in D to indicate a normal activity of the committee is faulty. A wins


Agreed, but answer choice A uses commas incorrectly. The comma before but suggests that what follows is an independent clause, which it isn't.
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Re: Corporate finance committees do not plan the detailed [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2015, 01:23
"...by their allocation of investment funds..."
is it possible that the author of this question meant using of 'by' in terms of time?
According to Cambridge dictionary 'by' can also mean 'not later than; at or before' - http://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/dict ... english/by
Thus, could we say "...but before their allocation of investment funds they make strategic judgments as to where the firm should expand" or this is awkward and we should say something like this: "...but by the moment of their allocation..."?
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