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Outlining his strategy for nursing the troubled conglomerate

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Re: Outlining his strategy for nursing the troubled conglomerate [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2014, 01:57
It's strange for this sentence to work without the preposition 'on'. In British English this sentence would never make sense, but I guess it's an American exam though so I will need to adapt
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Re: Outlining his strategy for nursing the troubled conglomerate [#permalink] New post 06 Apr 2014, 14:03
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Coming from the UK, I believe my colleagues would wonder if I had a pint had I wrote such a sentence. :lol:


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It's strange for this sentence to work without the preposition 'on'. In British English this sentence would never make sense, but I guess it's an American exam though so I will need to adapt
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Re: Outlining his strategy for nursing the troubled conglomerate [#permalink] New post 23 Apr 2014, 07:07
Outlining his strategy for nursing the troubled conglomerate back to health, the chief executive's plans were announced on Wednesday for cutting the company's huge debt by selling nearly $12 billion in assets over the next 18 months.

(A) executive's plans were announced on Wednesday for cutting the company's huge debt
by selling nearly $12 billion in assets over the next 18 months

(B) executive's plans, which are to cut the company's huge debt by selling nearly
$12 billion in assets over the next 18 months, were announced on Wednesday

(C) executive's plans for cutting the company's huge debt by selling nearly $12 billion in
assets over the next 18 months were announced on Wednesday

(D) executive announced plans Wednesday to cut the company's huge debt by selling nearly $12 billion in assets over the next 18 months

(E) executive announced plans Wednesday that are to cut the company's huge debt by selling nearly $12 billion in assets over the next 18 months

Modifier error : executive's plans cannot outline his strategy, it should be chief executive.

Option D and E.

to cut is preferred to show an intent. Hence D)

The issue with Option D) is missing “on” preposition. Is this correct? or am I missing something important. Please clarify.
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Re: Outlining his strategy for nursing the troubled conglomerate [#permalink] New post 12 Jul 2014, 05:29
Outlining his strategy for nursing the troubled conglomerate back to health who will outline definitely executive (a person ) So A, B, and C out .

look at option E executive announced plans Wednesday that are to cut the company's huge debt by selling nearly $12billion in assets over the next 18 months

that should closed to plans so D is correct also the option d has infinitive to which is used to denote purpose so D is correct.

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Re: Outlining his strategy for nursing the troubled conglomerate [#permalink] New post 17 Sep 2014, 08:46
Outlining his strategy for nursing the troubled conglomerate back to health,the chief executive's plans were announced on Wednesday for cutting the company's huge debt by selling nearly $12billion in assets over the next 18 months

"Outlining his strategy " means that the next part of the sentence is singular ...so the chief executive ... so this leaves us with D and E .
D is the best choice though the preposition would be better .
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Re: Outlining his strategy for nursing the troubled conglomerate [#permalink] New post 15 Mar 2015, 23:31
Between D and E, chose D. A, B, C are dangling modifiers.
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Re: Outlining his strategy for nursing the troubled conglomerate [#permalink] New post 16 Mar 2015, 02:32
pls give me a kudos if the following is help ful.

in the pattern main clause+to do, to do shows a hypothetical, so, we do not need "are to do"

"that are" in E can not jump "wedndays " to modiy "plans" because wednsday is not modifier of "plans".

"to do" in D modifies/refer to the previous main clause, not to "plans" because the adverb "wednsday", which modifies the whole clause separate "to do" from "plan"

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