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# In the initial planning stages, the condominium corporation

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In the initial planning stages, the condominium corporation took into account only the concerns of its prospective clients, not those of surrounding homeowners.

(A) the condominium corporation took into account only the concerns of its prospective clients
(B) the condominium corporation has only taken into account the concerns of their prospective clients
(C) the condominium corporation only took their prospective clients’ concerns into account
(D) the concerns of its prospective clients only were taken into account by the condominium corporation
(E) prospective clients had their concerns only taken into account by the condominium corporation
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05 Feb 2008, 11:33
The condominium corporation is singular so we shoul use its instead of their. So eliminate B and C.
E - is awkward.
I oscilate between A and D, but i go with A. this one seems right to me.

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05 Feb 2008, 12:34
A it is; B & C are out with pronoun issues and D & E are out with modifier issues.
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06 Feb 2008, 01:48
Sentence has pronoun and passive voice issues.

(A) the condominium corporation took into account only the concerns of its prospective clients [“its” correctly points to singular “the condominium corporation “ - Hold it]

(B) the condominium corporation has only taken into account the concerns of their prospective clients[“the condominium corporation” is singular, “their” is incorrect reference – eliminate it]

(C) the condominium corporation only took their prospective clients’ concerns into account[“the condominium corporation” is singular, “their” is incorrect reference – eliminate it]

(D) the concerns of its prospective clients only were taken into account by the condominium corporation [This is good one but has passive voice issue – eliminate it]

(E) prospective clients had their concerns only taken into account by the condominium corporation [Definitely not – incorrect past perfect tense issue and passive voice issue – eliminate it]

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in B the perfect tense isn’t required. Besides, ‘their’ has no antecedent. Again C wrongly uses ‘their’. in D the placement of ‘only’ is wrongand its passive voice. E changes the meaning and has a modifier error. A wins
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17 Oct 2016, 10:09
JCLEONES wrote:
In the initial planning stages, the condominium corporation took into account only the concerns of its prospective clients, not those of surrounding homeowners.

(A) the condominium corporation took into account only the concerns of its prospective clients
(B) the condominium corporation has only taken into account the concerns of their prospective clients
(C) the condominium corporation only took their prospective clients’ concerns into account
(D) the concerns of its prospective clients only were taken into account by the condominium corporation
(E) prospective clients had their concerns only taken into account by the condominium corporation

In the initial planning stages - Must describe the condominium corporation ( So Only A, B and C remain )

Errors in B, C and other options highlighted in red...

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