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Oracle is more adept than SAP at acquiring companies with a distinct product line, non overlapping customers, and integrating their management.
A) than SAP at acquiring companies with a distinct product line, non overlapping customers, and integrating their management.
B)than SAP at acquiring companies with a distinct product line and non overlapping customers and integrating their management.
C)at acquiring companies with a distinct product line, non overlapping customers, and integrating their management than SAP.
D)at acquiring companies than SAP is with a distinct product line, non overlapping customers, and integrating their management.
E)than SAP does at acquiring companies with a distinct product line and non overlapping customers and integrating their management.

Need a way to sort out "than" comparisons here along with OE.
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Re: Dicy one : Oracle is more adept than SAP at acquiring [#permalink] New post 26 Jul 2012, 09:20
structure:- X more than Y
Comparison is between two companies -No
Comparison is between the two companies about how they ACQUIRE
does need to be there
E)than SAP does at acquiring companies with a distinct product line and non overlapping customers and integrating their management.
(E) wins

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Re: Dicy one : Oracle is more adept than SAP at acquiring [#permalink] New post 26 Jul 2012, 11:05
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As I have always said, let us first delve into grammar and eliminate as many wrongs as possible. First to note is that there are two things that Oracle bothers about while acquiring any company. One is targeting companies with a distinct product line and non overlapping customers and 2 then integrating their management. One should not mistake them for three factors and then look for list //ism. As per this simple tenet, we can safely eliminate A, C and D. Now between B and E: The expression Oracle is more adept and SAP does (more adept – understood) does not gel at all as any meaningful syntax. In this case oracle is more adept than SAP is the structure, in which the verb of SAP is elliptical. Therefore, B.
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Re: Dicy one : Oracle is more adept than SAP at acquiring [#permalink] New post 26 Jul 2012, 11:18
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As I have always said, let us first delve into grammar and eliminate as many wrongs as possible. First to note is that there are two things that Oracle bothers about while acquiring any company. One is targeting companies with a distinct product line and non overlapping customers and 2 then integrating their management. One should not mistake them for three factors and then look for list //ism. As per this simple tenet, we can safely eliminate A, C and D. Now between B and E: The expression Oracle is more adept and SAP does (more adept – understood) does not gel at all as any meaningful syntax. In this case oracle is more adept than SAP is the structure, in which the verb of SAP is elliptical. Therefore, B.


I Agree, but then why we missed (A) ? Please throw some light.
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A) than SAP at acquiring companies with a distinct product line, non overlapping customers, and integrating their management.

A talks of three factors: 1.a distinct product line, 2 non overlapping customers, and 3 integrating their management.There are only two factors , first acquiring and then integrating. The firat one conatins two factors and therefore theyboth should be conjugated by 'and\, which is what B does
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Re: Dicy one : Oracle is more adept than SAP at acquiring [#permalink] New post 26 Jul 2012, 11:51
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A) than SAP at acquiring companies with a distinct product line, non overlapping customers, and integrating their management.

A talks of three factors: 1.a distinct product line, 2 non overlapping customers, and 3 integrating their management.There are only two factors , first acquiring and then integrating. The firat one conatins two factors and therefore theyboth should be conjugated by 'and\, which is what B does



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Re: Dicy one : Oracle is more adept than SAP at acquiring [#permalink] New post 27 Jul 2012, 00:41
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Oracle is more adept than SAP at acquiring companies with a (distinct product line and non overlapping customers) and integrating their management.

parallelism is between "acquiring companies" and "integrating"
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between "distinct product line" and "non overlapping customers" .. which are the qualities of companies that Oracle and SAP acquire .
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Re: Dicy one : Oracle is more adept than SAP at acquiring [#permalink] New post 27 Jul 2012, 00:51
Option B: Wins
Here comparison between X & Y is concise and it also maintains the ing parallelism.
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Re: Dicy one : Oracle is more adept than SAP at acquiring [#permalink] New post 27 Jul 2012, 02:31
B)than SAP at acquiring companies with a distinct product line and non overlapping customers and integrating their management.

See the different parralel elements marked with different colours .

Very good question .Tests the concepts of parallelism perfectly !!
B is the final answer .
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Re: Dicy one : Oracle is more adept than SAP at acquiring [#permalink] New post 30 Jul 2012, 15:17
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A) than SAP at acquiring companies with a distinct product line, non overlapping customers, and integrating their management.

A talks of three factors: 1.a distinct product line, 2 non overlapping customers, and 3 integrating their management.There are only two factors , first acquiring and then integrating. The firat one conatins two factors and therefore theyboth should be conjugated by 'and\, which is what B does


@daagh - Thanks for the fantastic explanation. B is indeed the right answer.

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Re: Dicy one : Oracle is more adept than SAP at acquiring [#permalink] New post 04 Aug 2012, 12:06
daagh wrote:
As I have always said, let us first delve into grammar and eliminate as many wrongs as possible. First to note is that there are two things that Oracle bothers about while acquiring any company. One is targeting companies with a distinct product line and non overlapping customers and 2 then integrating their management. One should not mistake them for three factors and then look for list //ism. As per this simple tenet, we can safely eliminate A, C and D. Now between B and E: The expression Oracle is more adept and SAP does (more adept – understood) does not gel at all as any meaningful syntax. In this case oracle is more adept than SAP the structure, in which the verb is of SAP is elliptical. Therefore, B.
OA is B. Thanks for lucid discussion.

@daagh... Thanks for alleviating ellipsis confusion for us due to which I selected E :cry: with does in the first attempt.

For my clarity, I am slightly rephrasing your sentence. Let me know if my understanding is correct.
oracle is more adept than SAP is the structure, in which the verb is of SAP is elliptical.

I hope both the choices below will be correct if available:
F)than SAP is at acquiring companies with a distinct product line and non overlapping customers and integrating their management.
B)than SAP at acquiring companies with a distinct product line and non overlapping customers and integrating their management.
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Re: Oracle is more adept than SAP at acquiring companies with a [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2012, 08:01
I didn't pick B because I thought that the answer choice misses a comma before the second 'and'. Isn't the comma necessarily here? Thanks

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Re: Oracle is more adept than SAP at acquiring companies with a [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2012, 08:34
Hi,

I will try to take a shot here

Oracle is more adept than SAP at two things

acquiring companies with a distinct product line, non overlapping customers, and
integrating their management.

Now as per the Option A parallelism has been drawn such that it seems there are three thing happening
acquiring companies with a distinct product line
non overlapping customers
integrating their management

This is not correct

Now as per option B

Oracle is more adept than SAP at
at acquiring companies with a distinct product line and non overlapping customers
integrating their management

Hence the correct ||'ism and correct option.


Now as per option C

at acquiring companies with a distinct product line, non overlapping customers, and integrating their management than SAP

This is relatively straight-forward.An incorrect comparison.


Now as per option D with a distinct product line, non overlapping customers, and integrating their management is a prep. modifier modifying SAP which is incorrect


Now as per option E

than SAP does at acquiring companies with a distinct product line and non overlapping customers and integrating their management.

Here the intended meaning is not clear as to what SAP does ?

@ EV : i think comma is not required in option B as the ||'ism has been drawn between two things (i.e acquiring and integrating) that Oracle does.


This is a nice question :)Thanks joshnsit

Pls correct me here if i'm wrong


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Re: Oracle is more adept than SAP at acquiring companies with a [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2012, 08:51
shouldn't there be a comma before the second AND?
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Re: Oracle is more adept than SAP at acquiring companies with a [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2012, 04:47
mehtakaustubh wrote:
shouldn't there be a comma before the second AND?
Not necessary. Comma is stylistically required if there is an independent clause after "and", which is not the case after second "and" here as it is a phrase after second "and". Though, I would not recommend this approach to cancel out the choices in GMAT. Here is a link which should help:
http://www.grammar-monster.com/lessons/ ... ctions.htm
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