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In cases where economic volatility forces a company to restructure,
absence management strategies are appealing because of their potential
to stem the cost of replacing,
retraining, and recruiting employees as
well as getting a better handle on productivity.

(A) In cases where economic volatility forces a company to restructure,
absence management strategies are appealing because of their potential
to stem the cost of replacing,
(B) In cases when economic volatility forces a company to restructure,
absence management strategies are appealing because of their potential
to stem the cost of replacing,
(C) In cases in which economic volatility forces a company to restructure,
absence management strategies are appealing because of their potential
to stem the cost of replacing,
(D) When economic volatility forces a company to restructure, absence
management strategies are appealing because of their potential to stem
the cost of replacing,
(E) When economic volatility forces a company to restructure, absence
management strategies are appealing because of their potential to stem
the cost to replace
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29 Jun 2004, 07:10
stolyar wrote:
In cases where economic volatility forces a company to restructure,
absence management strategies are appealing because of their potential
to stem the cost of replacing,
retraining, and recruiting employees as
well as getting a better handle on productivity.

(A) In cases where economic volatility forces a company to restructure,
absence management strategies are appealing because of their potential
to stem the cost of replacing,
(B) In cases when economic volatility forces a company to restructure,
absence management strategies are appealing because of their potential
to stem the cost of replacing,
(C) In cases in which economic volatility forces a company to restructure,
absence management strategies are appealing because of their potential
to stem the cost of replacing,
(D) When economic volatility forces a company to restructure, absence
management strategies are appealing because of their potential to stem
the cost of replacing,
(E) When economic volatility forces a company to restructure, absence
management strategies are appealing because of their potential to stem
the cost to replace

It's between B & D for me.

I'll go for the conciseness of D.

B - When economic volatility forces a compnay
D - In cases when economic volatility forces a company

I think 'in cases when' is redundant
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29 Jun 2004, 07:17
I'd go with A on this one.
D talks about an exact time "when economic volatility forces a company to restructure" which changes the meaning of the sentence. IMO A is better because it talks about all those intances(in cases where) in which the above is happening
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29 Jun 2004, 09:40
hi...
I wud go with B ...

where = place but where can also mean contextually at an Inztance...

where can signify''for example''...

also when = time frame... and ceratinly ''time'' is what the sentence means to show here...

the line means something '' In some cases ...economic volatility acts as a force for company's restructuring... at that TIME... ABSENCE MANAGEment strategies work ... at that TIME = WHEN...

hope that helpz

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29 Jun 2004, 12:41
Firstly, help me in understanding the sentence:

In cases where (or) when volatility forces a company to restructure, why would ABSENSE of Management strategies be appealing?

In any case, I choose D <for the same reasons given by SMG>
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29 Jun 2004, 13:33
stolyar wrote:
cbrf3 wrote:
I dont see anything wrong in A........

WHERE signifies a geographic location.

Stolyar, would you bet your bottom dollar on that???

There's nothing wrong with A.

Please, have a native speaker or an English professor check your questions before posting.
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29 Jun 2004, 16:30
Stoylar, I did a bit of research for the use of "where".

From Webster online dictionary: "where" can mean a "case, situation, or respect in which"
Ex: outstanding where endurance is called for--> he is outstanding with respect to endurance
Ex: has reached the size where traffic is a problem
In the above two examples, there is no location involved. Yet, the two uses of "where" refer to what follows it.

In reference to your example, "where" means "in cases with respect to economic volatility..." Hence, the use of "where" is defendable. I think you were hinting towards C but A is also good and maybe even more concise than C is.

Vithal, the sentence means that when the company is forced to restructure, "absence management strategies(strategies for managing absenteism) are appealing". It totally makes sense that it is appealing because by managing absenteism, you will cut costs related to "replacing, retraining, and recruiting employees [...]"
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29 Jun 2004, 22:42
ob wrote:
stolyar wrote:
cbrf3 wrote:
I dont see anything wrong in A........

WHERE signifies a geographic location.

Stolyar, would you bet your bottom dollar on that???

There's nothing wrong with A.

Please, have a native speaker or an English professor check your questions before posting.

D is correct. As for your proposal, I have neither the first nor the second to check my questions. Spare me one if you have. Also, I would never bet any money--the site is free of charge for everyone including me.

As for the foregoing opinion, I base it on my own experience. Appealing to dictionaries has almost nothing to do with the real test. Even such monsters as Kaplan and Barrons sometimes offer questions for which two English professors would choose different options--again I know this from my own experience.

Finally, if you don't like my questions, you may always opt for skipping them.
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30 Jun 2004, 13:12
Olala! Take it easy guys. GMAT teaches us not to choose any answer that is extreme.

D is my FA.
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30 Jun 2004, 19:42
stolyar wrote:
D is correct. As for your proposal, I have neither the first nor the second to check my questions. Spare me one if you have. Also, I would never bet any money--the site is free of charge for everyone including me.

As for the foregoing opinion, I base it on my own experience. Appealing to dictionaries has almost nothing to do with the real test. Even such monsters as Kaplan and Barrons sometimes offer questions for which two English professors would choose different options--again I know this from my own experience.

Finally, if you don't like my questions, you may always opt for skipping them.

whoa! this SC, really, led to a serious discssion(confrontation). Stolyar, I am positive that Ob didn't mean to hurt any sentiment here. He just, I believe, wanted to know whether we (all) are thinking/discussing in right direction. Ambiguity in any question may lead to weird thought

And, I am sure, no one is questioning your expertise in this stuff. Just keep it calm You guys are doing real great thing running this forum, which is helping thousands to realize their dreams.

Keep up the great work and please keep posting your SCs (I actually look for them )
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30 Jun 2004, 20:09
Just a note here.

I did not look at the question, but no one is an expert here and stolyar does not claim to be one. We pride ourselves in a culture of helping others. If you guys think stolyar is wrong, then please show him where he is wrong. Thats what i call a discussion. Its very easy to ask questions and it is certainly very easy to make smartass comments.

Try to explain if you have a point. For example, if you think nothing is wrong with choice A, thats cool. Just try to explain what is wrong with the other choices.

Stolyar and every other member deserves atleast this much respect.

We are all cool guys wanting to learn from each other

Thanks guys

Sincerely
Praet
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