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Corporate finance committees do not plan the detailed [#permalink] New post 29 Aug 2009, 13:42
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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 judgements as to where the firm should expand.

a) by their allocation of investment funds they make strategic judgements as to where the firm should expand
b) when they allocate investment funds, they make strategic judgements about where the firm might be expanding
c) they make strategic judgements on where the firm should expand when they allocate investment funds
d) by allocating investment funds, they will make strategic judgements about where the firm might be expanding
e) allocations of investments fund as to where the firm should expand are their exercise in strategic judgement

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Re: Brutal SC # 38: Corporate finance committees [#permalink] New post 29 Aug 2009, 23:08
was between A&C
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The sentence is error-free. If we look at other options, then we find that (B) breaks up the simple structure of the original underlined part. (C) uses too many conjunctions (‘where’, ‘when’), thus makes it a convoluted sentence. Same is the case with (D). (E) complicates the sentence structure by using ‘allocations of investments funds as to where’ and ‘are their exercise ...‘. Hence,.
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Re: Brutal SC # 38: Corporate finance committees [#permalink] New post 30 Aug 2009, 18:48
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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 judgements as to where the firm should expand.

a) by their allocation of investment funds they make strategic judgements as to where the firm should expand
b) when they allocate investment funds, they make strategic judgements about where the firm might be expanding
c) they make strategic judgements on where the firm should expand when they allocate investment funds
d) by allocating investment funds, they will make strategic judgements about where the firm might be expanding
e) allocations of investments fund as to where the firm should expand are their exercise in strategic judgement

Explanations are expected with the selected option.


I choose C since this is the most parallel. "Corporate finance committees do not plan... but they make..."
A seems correct as well except that it's more complex vs C.
Is it true though what nitya said that there shouldn't be too many conjunctions in one sentence e.g., "where" and "when"?

What's the source and OA please.
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Re: Brutal SC # 38: Corporate finance committees [#permalink] New post 31 Aug 2009, 01:19
Both A and C are appropriate. Its hard to say which one is better.

I would choose C in the test becoz it appears more parallel.
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Re: Brutal SC # 38: Corporate finance committees [#permalink] New post 31 Aug 2009, 01:53
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E) It says "investments fund", which is incorrect. Maybe is a typo that you made when you wrote the post, but anyway I think the construction "as to where the firm.." and "exercise in strategic judgment" is wordy and awkward. OUT
D) It says "they will", which breaks the parallelism with "[they] do not". OUT
B) Apart from being wordy "they [...], they [...]"; if "[...] might be expanding" then the allocation wouldn't be strategic but only a guess. OUT
A) Apart from being less parallel than C, I think that the construction should be BY + -ING or WITH + Noun, as it is in D (By allocating) or "With the allocation [...]", it's just my opinion though. OUT

Therefore C!
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Re: Brutal SC # 38: Corporate finance committees [#permalink] New post 31 Aug 2009, 17:43
We all agree close call between A and C.

Picked up 'A' because when is used mostly for timeframes on GMAT.
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Re: Brutal SC # 38: Corporate finance committees [#permalink] New post 29 Sep 2009, 07:38
I'll go with A as well. Option C also has another issue .. "they make strategic judgements on where the firm .... " Strategic judgements ON doesn't sound right.
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Re: Brutal SC # 38: Corporate finance committees [#permalink] New post 04 Oct 2009, 07:31
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It is not necessary to pick the best option.

A is error-free; therefore, like it better than C or not, A is the answer.

I feel for C when solving against a stopwatch.
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Re: Brutal SC # 38: Corporate finance committees [#permalink] New post 22 Aug 2011, 00:57
A is not parallel to Corporate finance committees do not plan the detailed activities,
C when should be used only for timestamsps both the options are wrong in some way.

IMO C as it is parallel and concise

what is OA?
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Re: Brutal SC # 38: Corporate finance committees [#permalink] New post 22 Aug 2011, 08:48
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In C, when we say that the committees make strategic investments when they allocate funds, the honorable question is as to what their job is when they do not allocate funds. Are they required to drift and idle? When denotes a particular moment of time, too narrow to accommodate a general conception as in the context. That is the on C cannot perform over A in spite of its concision.
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Re: Brutal SC # 38: Corporate finance committees [#permalink] New post 23 Aug 2011, 13:37
I chose C.

A - by allocating... suggests HOW they make judgements. You don't make a judgement BY allocating the funds. Seems to suggest allocating precedes the judgement. E.g. By doing X, Y is done.
C - when they allocate funds... suggests they make judgements WHEN funds are allocated. E.g. Y is done, when doing X.

C makes more sense, but I agree it's close.

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The sentence construction is as "X DOES NOT Y BUT DOES Z".
In B,The use of "might" is incorrect because this tense in not agreeing with the rest of the sentence.
In C, "when" is incorrectly used.
In D, "will make" doesn't complies with the rest of the sentence.
Does not agree with the structure of the sentence.

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Re: Corporate finance committees do not plan the detailed [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2012, 03:48
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 judgements as to where the firm should expand.

a) by their allocation of investment funds they make strategic judgements as to where the firm should expand
b) when they allocate investment funds, they make strategic judgements about where the firm might be expanding
c) they make strategic judgements on where the firm should expand when they allocate investment funds
d) by allocating investment funds, they will make strategic judgements about where the firm might be expanding
e) allocations of investments fund as to where the firm should expand are their exercise in strategic judgement

Tricky, but I would choose A (may be C, depending on the state of my mind). The main question here is to identify whether strategic judgements are made deliberately (C) or they are are the outcome of allocation of funds (A). In order not to change the meaning, I would go for A.
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Re: Corporate finance committees do not plan the detailed [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2012, 22:50
Can someone please clarify if "their allocation of investment funds" makes any sense ?
I found it really awkward, may be I am wrong.
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Re: Corporate finance committees do not plan the detailed [#permalink] New post 02 Nov 2012, 09:05
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Can someone please clarify if "their allocation of investment funds" makes any sense ?
I found it really awkward, may be I am wrong.


By whose allocation of investment funds? - By the corporate finance committees' allocation of investment funds.

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Re: Corporate finance committees do not plan the detailed [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2012, 03:35
Chose C

Finance committee do not make strategic decisions but they unintentionally do so by allocating the funds which inturn determine where the company heads.

They just allocate the funds in the firm and the direction determines itself. But finance committee is the driving force behind that movement.

Choice A fits the bill perfectly.

Hope this is clear.
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Re: Corporate finance committees do not plan the detailed [#permalink] New post 30 Dec 2012, 02:57
But is coordinating conjunction connecting two independent sentences.
B and D – change meaning. Might is the reason. Eliminate
E – Fragment. Eliminate
C – “when they allocate” seems to tells me that it’s the timing of the allocation of funds that is critical than the allocation of funds itself. Changes meaning. Eliminate.
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Re: Corporate finance committees do not plan the detailed [#permalink] New post 10 Apr 2013, 15:51
This question tests logic.
The answer should have: committees don't do X (main idea), but they do Y (main idea). And then silently ask yourself: How do the committees do Y?
A: Committees don't do X, but they do Y by doing Z. See it better? Sounds more familiar? Now, put "by doing Z" before "they do Y". Logic: First do Z (the thing that helps committees do Y), then do Y.
C: Committees don't do X, but they do Y when they do Z. Logic: You don't do Y when you do Z. Committees must know about Z before they do Y and Y and Z cannot happen concurrently.
B, D: eliminate for "might be expanding" - possibility of expansion, where the right logic should be beyond the possibility of firm expansion, a call that has been decided by the committees. Now, the committees have to make judgments to where the firm "should expand".
E: other than awkward, you want to ask yourself who does what? there is no subject.
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Re: Corporate finance committees do not plan the detailed [#permalink] New post 10 Apr 2013, 16:17
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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 judgements as to where the firm should expand.

a) by their allocation of investment funds they make strategic judgements as to where the firm should expand
b) when they allocate investment funds, they make strategic judgements about where the firm might be expanding
c) they make strategic judgements on where the firm should expand when they allocate investment funds
d) by allocating investment funds, they will make strategic judgements about where the firm might be expanding
e) allocations of investments fund as to where the firm should expand are their exercise in strategic judgement

Explanations are expected with the selected option.


IMO: C

Every answer except C is not parallel in structure.

Please keep in mind, if you see "BUT, AND, OR, WHILE,.....", there's a good signal of parallelism.

If you read the question, you can easily spot the structure:

X do not plan activities, but X make strategic judgements........

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Re: Corporate finance committees do not plan the detailed [#permalink] New post 11 Apr 2013, 05:19
In one of the SC-notes PDFs, I read that we should avoid using "as to". One of the reasons I ruled out A.

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