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It is well known in the supermarket industry that how items are placed on shelves and the frequency of
inventory turnovers can be crucial to profits.
(A) the frequency of inventory turnovers can be
(B) the frequency of inventory turnovers is often
(C) the frequency with which the inventory turns over is often
(D) how frequently is the inventory turned over are often
(E) how frequently the inventory turns over can be

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Re: practice q [#permalink] New post 11 Mar 2012, 09:38
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We have to make the clauses parallel. D and E are contenders.

The given construction is how items are placed. Subject +Verb

So the clause to be made parallel should also follow the same structure.

(D) how frequently is the inventory turned over are often - Verb + Subject
(E) how frequently the inventory turns over can be - Subject +Verb

E follows the required pattern and hence correct.

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Re: practice q [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2012, 01:01
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It is well known in the supermarket industry that how items are placed on shelves and the frequency of
inventory turnovers can be crucial to profits.
(A) the frequency of inventory turnovers can be
(B) the frequency of inventory turnovers is often
(C) the frequency with which the inventory turns over is often
(D) how frequently is the inventory turned over are often
(E) how frequently the inventory turns over can be

My answer D ....


Pls underline the sentence part need to be corrected.

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Re: practice q [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2012, 10:01
Can someone explain the parallel issue I do not get how this is supposed to be parallel?

I got E,

because E correctly describes the inventory and "can be" is more clear and concise then D.

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Re: practice q [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2012, 11:01
It is well known in the supermarket industry that how items are placed on shelves and the frequency of
inventory turnovers can be
crucial to profits.
(A) the frequency of inventory turnovers can be
(B) the frequency of inventory turnovers is often
(C) the frequency with which the inventory turns over is often
(D) how frequently is the inventory turned over are often
(E) how frequently the inventory turns over can be



I am Still confused between D and E....
Any other explanation guys ???

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Re: practice q [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2012, 17:07
shikhar wrote:
It is well known in the supermarket industry that how items are placed on shelves and the frequency of
inventory turnovers can be
crucial to profits.
(A) the frequency of inventory turnovers can be
(B) the frequency of inventory turnovers is often
(C) the frequency with which the inventory turns over is often
(D) how frequently is the inventory turned over are often
(E) how frequently the inventory turns over can be



I am Still confused between D and E....
Any other explanation guys ???


How frequently is the inventory turned over are often.

Bolded are wordy and lack concision. (E), OTOH is concise and gets the exact same point across.
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Re: practice q [#permalink] New post 30 Mar 2012, 03:46
D changes the meaning by using the word "often"

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Re: practice q [#permalink] New post 30 Mar 2012, 04:59
IMO E.

D seems to be more of a question rather than a statement. E brings it out perfectly.

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Re: practice q [#permalink] New post 03 Apr 2012, 08:02
+1 E

Parallelism is how.... & how ....

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Re: practice q [#permalink] New post 03 Apr 2012, 08:03
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