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Outlining his strategy for nursing the troubled conglomerate [#permalink] New post 03 Jan 2013, 13:56
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Hi,

I am a non-native English speaker. I was going through the practice questions on OG 13th edition and I found myself confused when came across the below:

OG 13th Edition SC Q68 -


Outlining his strategy for nursing the troubled conglomerate back to health, the chief executive's plans were announced on Wednesday fpr cutting the company'shuge debt bv 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 byselling nearly $12 billion in assets overthe 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



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

I got the answer wrong because I thought there should be 'on' preceding Wednesday.

Could someone explain this to me please?

Thanks a lot for your time
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Re: Outlining his strategy for nursing the troubled conglomerate [#permalink] New post 03 Jan 2013, 14:57
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This question is a mess. and difficult

But what you have to do as first thing is to ask your self

what the CEO did ?? announced something ----> so the plans do not announced itself also the first threee choices are in passive voice and are incorrect

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A executive's plans were announced on Wednesday for cutting the company's huge debt byselling nearly $12 billion in assets overthe 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


So now we remain with D and E

As such, E has the problem the words: that are to cut the company's huge seems that the plans cut the huge debt by itself

So D is the best choice

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Re: Outlining his strategy for nursing the troubled conglomerate [#permalink] New post 03 Jan 2013, 15:21
Hi Carcass, thanks for the quick response. I understood how to eliminate the choices from OG's explanation section but my question was more fundamental than that - ie is it correct to say "CEO announced plans Wednesday" rather than "CEO announced plans on Wednesday". Am I missing a basic concept of English here?

p.s - apologies for not posting the answer choices with my question.
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nave81 wrote:
Hi Carcass, thanks for the quick response. I understood how to eliminate the choices from OG's explanation section but my question was more fundamental than that - ie is it correct to say "CEO announced plans Wednesday" rather than "CEO announced plans on Wednesday". Am I missing a basic concept of English here?

p.s - apologies for not posting the answer choices with my question.



as far as I know is a question of style

The preposition of time ON is used with sunday monday and so on......BUT (just yesterday this thing was said by E-Gmat instructor here on the board) is a question of PURE American english style to omit it

I hope is clear now to you :)
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