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# J.C. Penney

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10 Jan 2006, 14:18
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The J.C. Penney chain of retail stores broke with its conservative cash-and-carry policy during its 1958 reorganization for deciding to sell on credit.
1-- during its 1958 reorganization for deciding to sell
2-- for the decision at its 1958 reorganization to sell
3-- when it was reorganized in 1958 for its decision to sell
4-- in deciding during its reorganization in 1958 to sell
5-- by deciding at its reorganization in 1958 on the selling of

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10 Jan 2006, 14:29
cud u pls check u have underlined the rite phrase and have not edited any words by mistake?

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10 Jan 2006, 15:29
I think "on credit" underlining is a typo. Assuming this I will go with C.

First decision was taken to sell on credit then reorganization was done to cater that decision. So we need "decision to sell"

Only A and C has that. A is using "deciding", which is incorrect.
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10 Jan 2006, 16:33
hkm_gmat wrote:
The J.C. Penney chain of retail stores broke with its conservative cash-and-carry policy during its 1958 reorganization for deciding to sell on credit.
1-- during its 1958 reorganization for deciding to sell
2-- for the decision at its 1958 reorganization to sell
3-- when it was reorganized in 1958 for its decision to sell
4-- in deciding during its reorganization in 1958 to sell
5-- by deciding at its reorganization in 1958 on the selling of

I prefer D.

A incorrect ..broke with its..policy...for..
B incorrect for the same reason
C is passive.
D not great. but OK
E awkward
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10 Jan 2006, 18:54
I'd go with D.

broke... to sell on credit is correct idiomatically as oppose to broke ... for the decision ... to sell on credit.

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11 Jan 2006, 06:23
D for me too
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11 Jan 2006, 06:54
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Yes, clearly (D). in v~ing conveys the same meaning as the reason for doing X.
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11 Jan 2006, 08:38
Me too join team 'D'.

But I think this is not a very good SC. I didn't like 'in deciding' in 'D'.
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11 Jan 2006, 08:47
believe2 wrote:
hkm_gmat wrote:
The J.C. Penney chain of retail stores broke with its conservative cash-and-carry policy during its 1958 reorganization for deciding to sell on credit.
1-- during its 1958 reorganization for deciding to sell
2-- for the decision at its 1958 reorganization to sell
3-- when it was reorganized in 1958 for its decision to sell
4-- in deciding during its reorganization in 1958 to sell
5-- by deciding at its reorganization in 1958 on the selling of

I prefer D.

A incorrect ..broke with its..policy...for..
B incorrect for the same reason
C is passive.
D not great. but OK
E awkward

C is passive it doesn't mean its wrong. I think "during" is not correct here. So go for C
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11 Jan 2006, 15:31
OA is indeed D , sorry for the underlining confusion. on credit is not underlined.
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12 Jan 2006, 22:42
hkm_gmat wrote:
OA is indeed D , sorry for the underlining confusion. on credit is not underlined.

Can you give OE
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