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# Promotions, retirements, deaths, and other actions approved

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Promotions, retirements, deaths, and other actions approved by the board of directors at its May meeting will be reported in the July 15 issue of the company paper.

(A) Promotions, retirements, deaths, and other
actions approved by the board of directors at
its May meeting will be reported in the July
15 issue of the company paper.
(B) Promotions, retirements, and other actions
which have been approved at the May meeting
of the board of directors along with deaths,
with be reported in the July 15 issue of the
company paper.
(C) To be reported in the July 15 issue of the
company paper are the promotions, retirements,
deaths, and other actions which were approved at
the board of directors' May meeting.
(D) Meeting in May, the promotions, retirements,
and other actions approved by the board of
directors, including obituaries, will be reported
in the July 15 issue of the company paper.
(E) The July 15 issue of the company paper will
report on promotions, retirements, and other
actions approved by the board of directors at
its May meeting; the paper will also include
obituaries.

This one was difficult ..took sometime to recognize. Any way to tackle this one efficiently ?
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06 Dec 2010, 09:23
Combining deaths with other approvals does not make sense.

Probably the right sentence will be: Promotions, retirements, and other actions approved by the board of directors at its May meeting and the deaths that occurred until then will be reported in the July 15 issue of the company paper.
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06 Dec 2010, 14:35
ajit257,

daagh brings up a great point here: On the GMAT, little words and endings can be the difference between getting an answer right and getting an answer wrong. Notice how this sentence is similar to:

"The earthquake damaged and destroyed our house."

Notice the "and" here. You can't destroy AND damage something; either you damage it OR you destroy it. You'll see this issue (really related to the meaning of the sentence rather than the grammar) every now and then on the GMAT.

Whenever you see a split between AND and OR in the SC answer choices, there's a good chance that this is exactly what is being tested. That's why it's so important on the test to consider these questions in the context of their answer choices, rather than just trying to find all the grammatical issues in the original sentence.

Great question!

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07 Dec 2010, 08:16
Would it be possible to see the optional answers?
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07 Dec 2010, 18:29
ajit257 wrote:
Promotions, retirements, deaths, and other actions
approved by the board of directors at its May meeting
will be reported in the July 15 issue of the company
paper.

This one was difficult ..took sometime to recognize. Any way to tackle this one efficiently ?

its has no referance

provide option choices
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07 Dec 2010, 19:43
Apologies for the incomplete question

Promotions, retirements, deaths, and other actions
approved by the board of directors at its May meeting
will be reported in the July 15 issue of the company
paper.

(A) Promotions, retirements, deaths, and other
actions approved by the board of directors at
its May meeting will be reported in the July
15 issue of the company paper.
(B) Promotions, retirements, and other actions
which have been approved at the May meeting
of the board of directors along with deaths,
with be reported in the July 15 issue of the
company paper.
(C) To be reported in the July 15 issue of the
company paper are the promotions, retirements,
deaths, and other actions which were approved at
the board of directors' May meeting.
(D) Meeting in May, the promotions, retirements,
and other actions approved by the board of
directors, including obituaries, will be reported
in the July 15 issue of the company paper.
(E) The July 15 issue of the company paper will
report on promotions, retirements, and other
actions approved by the board of directors at
its May meeting; the paper will also include
obituaries.
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07 Dec 2010, 21:21
ajit257 wrote:
Apologies for the incomplete question

Promotions, retirements, deaths, and other actions
approved by the board of directors at its May meeting
will be reported in the July 15 issue of the company
paper.

(A) Promotions, retirements, deaths, and other
actions approved by the board of directors at
its May meeting will be reported in the July
15 issue of the company paper.
(B) Promotions, retirements, and other actions
which have been approved at the May meeting
of the board of directors along with deaths,
with be reported in the July 15 issue of the
company paper.
(C) To be reported in the July 15 issue of the
company paper are the promotions, retirements,
deaths, and other actions which were approved at
the board of directors' May meeting.
(D) Meeting in May, the promotions, retirements,
and other actions approved by the board of
directors, including obituaries, will be reported
in the July 15 issue of the company paper.
(E) The July 15 issue of the company paper will
report on promotions, retirements, and other
actions approved by the board of directors at
its May meeting; the paper will also include
obituaries.

A is wrong no referance to it's
b is wrong because which refers to only other actions it should be replaced by that. with be repoted is wrong usage
d including is wrong usage
e is out it's no referance

so b
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08 Dec 2010, 07:57
Generally you can not parallel actions nouns with other nouns.
Here you have two hints the weird meaning and that rule.
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