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Exceeding even the figures predicted by the most optimistic [#permalink] New post 13 Oct 2007, 17:15
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Exceeding even the figures predicted by the most optimistic financial analysts, the automobile company had earnings in the first quarter that more than doubled the previous quarter?

B. company earned more than double in the first quarter what they were in
C. company had first quarter earnings that more than doubled those in
D. company's earnings in the first quarter were more than double
E. company's earnings in the first quarter were more than double those of

Key question: isn't it true that a modifier can't modify a possessive noun (not company's earnings, but instead, the company?)

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Re: SC - automobile company [#permalink] New post 13 Oct 2007, 17:27
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Exceeding even the figures predicted by the most optimistic financial analysts, the automobile [u]company had earnings in the first quarter that more than doubled[/b] the previous quarter?

B. company earned more than double in the first quarter what they were in
C. company had first quarter earnings that more than doubled those in
D. company's earnings in the first quarter were more than double
E. company's earnings in the first quarter were more than double those of

Key question: isn't it true that a modifier can't modify a possessive noun (not company's earnings, but instead, the company?)

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Not always true. In this case we are talking about figures. Comparing figures to automobile company is incorrect.

Always compare like with like. (meaning people to people, cars to cars, facts to facts, etc...)

So elim ABC.

Im stuck btwn D and E. I think its E.
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2007, 02:57
It's NOT the company itself that is exceeding the figures predicted, but the company's earnings. This should be made clear from the start of the main clause of the sentence.

Therefore, you can rule out A, B and C

D is wrong comparison: you cannot compare company's earnings with the previous quarter, you have to compare company's (current) earnings with the (company's) previous quarter's earnings. E is therefore the best answer.
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Re: SC - automobile company [#permalink] New post 15 Oct 2007, 06:22
Big-O wrote:
Exceeding even the figures predicted by the most optimistic financial analysts, the automobile company had earnings in the first quarter that more than doubled the previous quarter?

B. company earned more than double in the first quarter what they were in
C. company had first quarter earnings that more than doubled those in
D. company's earnings in the first quarter were more than double
E. company's earnings in the first quarter were more than double those of

Key question: isn't it true that a modifier can't modify a possessive noun (not company's earnings, but instead, the company?)

Help!


The key to determining the answer is to figure exactly who is it that's exceeding the figures? The company by itself can't exceed any figure - its earnings can.

E fits the bill. D makes a wrong comparison between earnings and previous quarter.
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Oct 2007, 09:33
I would pick C.

it is the company that is exceeting.

What is the OA?
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Re: SC - automobile company [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2007, 09:20
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Big-O wrote:
Exceeding even the figures predicted by the most optimistic financial analysts, the automobile company had earnings in the first quarter that more than doubled the previous quarter?

B. company earned more than double in the first quarter what they were in
C. company had first quarter earnings that more than doubled those in
D. company's earnings in the first quarter were more than double
E. company's earnings in the first quarter were more than double those of

Key question: isn't it true that a modifier can't modify a possessive noun (not company's earnings, but instead, the company?)

Help!



The key to determining the answer is to figure exactly who is it that's exceeding the figures? The company by itself can't exceed any figure - its earnings can.

E fits the bill. D makes a wrong comparison between earnings and previous quarter.



I am going with E, the same reason as dwivedys....company can't exceed figures, and you also need "that" to complete the comparison...

please post the OA, thanks...
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Re: Exceeding even the figures predicted by the most optimistic [#permalink] New post 20 Jan 2012, 03:01
Answer is E ..gt the difference...
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Re: Exceeding even the figures predicted by the most optimistic [#permalink] New post 22 Jan 2012, 03:44
IMO E
and think it's quite clear E
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Re: Exceeding even the figures predicted by the most optimistic [#permalink] New post 22 Jun 2014, 07:01
Runner2 wrote:
IMO E
and think it's quite clear E



SHOULDNT IT BE LIKE "THOSE IN" INSTEAD OF " THOSE OF " ?? WATS THE ISSUE HERE ?
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