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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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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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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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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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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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Between D and E, chose D. A, B, C are dangling modifiers.
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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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I have a doubt here. Couldn't some other person announce the executive's plans?
Then in that case, C looks good to me.
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New post 20 May 2015, 23:32
even if someone else talking about Executives plan then that someone has to be there after comma.Also the modifier can not be like 'outlining his strategy'. 'his' should be changed to 'executive plans'..



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I have a doubt here. Couldn't some other person announce the executive's plans?
Then in that case, C looks good to me.
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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.
1. Eliminate A, B, and C - a verb should follow "chief"
2. Eliminate E. "plans that are to cut" is less direct than "plans to cut"


A 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
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 $12billion in assets over the next 18 months
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
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macjas wrote:
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


A 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
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 $12billion in assets over the next 18 months
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

The OA is intriguing... can someone shed some light?

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No need to talk why A,B and C are wrong. Here we have a battle between D and E.
And here's why D is the correct answer - Just read the text below (text from SC Manhattan GMAT)

You should also recognize the subtle differences between using a present participle (or a relative clause)
and using an infinitive to modify a noun. Consider the following correct examples and their meaning:

Present Participle: A technique ALLEVIATING pain is growing popular.
Relative Clause: A technique THAT ALLEVIATES pain is growing popular.

Both of these examples indicate that the technique itself alleviates pain. In other words, technique is
meant to be the subject of the action alleviate. Now consider the following example, which is also correct
but slightly different.

Infinitive: A technique TO ALLEVIATE pain is growing popular.

This sentence means that you (or someone else) can alleviate pain by means of this technique. In other
words, technique is not meant to be the subject of the action alleviate. Often, when you modify a noun
with an infinitive, that noun is not the implied subject of the infinitive
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