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In a leveraged buyout, investors borrow huge sums of money

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Re: SC: investors [#permalink] New post 12 Jan 2011, 21:21
. with the companies' earnings and to profit ---> Correct. It uses the apostrophe in the correct place to indicate that companies are involved and NOT just a company. It is also parallel in structure
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Re: In a leveraged buyout, investors borrow huge sums of money [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2011, 06:00
Its E..correct usage of " Companies' " and paralleism
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Re: In a leveraged buyout, investors borrow huge sums of money [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2011, 18:25
I don't understand why it's not A. Although the non underlined uses the plural companies, to pay off debt, wouldn't we need the singular company for the underlined portion since you only use a single company's earning?
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Re: In a leveraged buyout, investors borrow huge sums of money [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2011, 20:50
nice question, silly me i was thinking the of going wid B, since 'by using' the companies' 'by profiting' is parallel.

But E is the clear winner here!

by using is passive construction ...... gmat doesn't like passive.
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Re: SC: investers [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2011, 21:14
JohnLewis1980 wrote:
ritula wrote:
In a leveraged buyout, investors borrow huge sums of money to buy companies, hoping to pay off the debt by using the company's earnings and to profit richly by the later resale of the companies or their divisions.

A. by using the company's earnings and to profit
B. by using the companies' earnings and by profiting
C. using the companies' earnings and profiting
D. with the company's earnings, profiting
E. with the companies' earnings and to profit


Hi mates,

IMO E

To maintain //ism, the last part of the answer should be "to profit", therefore just A and E left

"hoping to pay [...] and to profit [...]

Now, between A and E, E seems to be simpler than A, so, E

OA and Source?

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I agree with you in point that E is simpler than A.

IMO E
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Re: In a leveraged buyout, investors borrow huge sums of money [#permalink] New post 14 Dec 2011, 04:19
i agree that E is correct because of plural possessive.
but in these two options, which one is correct:
E. with the companies' earnings and to profit
A. by using the companies' earnings and to profit
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Re: In a leveraged buyout, investors borrow huge sums of money [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2012, 08:32
Can somebody please clarify why A is wrong??

I don't think it is just for using "by".

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Re: In a leveraged buyout, investors borrow huge sums of money [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2012, 11:03
tricky one... Got it right though...E..:)

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Re: In a leveraged buyout, investors borrow huge sums of money [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2013, 11:16
E

Explains better how the debt will be pay off
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