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Required to survive or Required for survival [#permalink] New post 24 Jul 2007, 22:06
Which sounds better? Does my question even make sense?

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Re: Required to survive or Required for survival [#permalink] New post 24 Jul 2007, 22:15
helpmeongmat wrote:
Which sounds better? Does my question even make sense?

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depends...

require is a directive verb. when it is not followed by that, it is in the infinitive.

require that
required to survive



these books are required for school
This is required of me.
required for is also correct. it depends on the context. the correct answer may lie elsewhere in the answer choices.
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166. Because of the enormous research and development expenditures required to survive in the electronics industry, an industry marked by rapid innovation and volatile demand, such firms tend to be very large.
(A) to survive
(B) of firms to survive
(C) for surviving
(D) for survival
(E) for firms’ survival

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166. Because of the enormous research and development expenditures required to survive in the electronics industry, an industry marked by rapid innovation and volatile demand, such firms tend to be very large.
(A) to survive
(B) of firms to survive
(C) for surviving
(D) for survival
(E) for firms’ survival

Thanks bmwhype2. The questions is pasted above. By the way, nice pic of Kristin Kreuk.


Some people think that avatar is me. lol.



Because of the enormous research and development expenditures required to survive in the electronics industry, an industry marked by rapid innovation and volatile demand, such firms tend to be very large.

an industry marked by rapid innovation and volatile demand is a summative/resumptive modifier. we can pretty much ignore it since it does not add to the meaning of this stem.

therefore we only have this to consider:
Because of the enormous research and development expenditures required to survive in the electronics industry, such firms tend to be very large.

Normally this would be correct: (note the omission of SUCH)
Because of the enormous research and development expenditures required to survive in the electronics industry, firms tend to be very large.

however, SUCH signifies to the reader that it is referring back to firms, which is not mentioned in the dependent clause.
Because of the enormous research and development expenditures required to survive in the electronics industry, such firms tend to be very large.

therefore, we need to mention firms in the dependent clause.
Because of the enormous research and development expenditures required of firms to survive in the electronics industry, such firms tend to be very large.
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Jul 2007, 22:56
got it man. thanks. haha. nice that some people think that avatar is you. must get a lot of messages. haha. appreciate the help. i've got to work on the fundamentals. i don't think the manhattan gmat book by itself was enough. do you think working with that and the SC1000 is enough? Sorry to bug. thanks. i'm just struggling and have a month left.
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Jul 2007, 22:56
this is hard!!! :evil:
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Jul 2007, 23:08
helpmeongmat wrote:
got it man. thanks. haha. nice that some people think that avatar is you. must get a lot of messages. haha. appreciate the help. i've got to work on the fundamentals. i don't think the manhattan gmat book by itself was enough. do you think working with that and the SC1000 is enough? Sorry to bug. thanks. i'm just struggling and have a month left.


I started out with GMAT's SC book but i felt it was too hard. started from the ground up with Grammar Smart from Princeton Review. Collect about 7 sets of internet notes and combined all of them into one. Then i read all of them on my commute to and from work. then i worked on SC1000 and learned about 80% of the SC from it. it really hits home once u start applying the knowledge to answer questions. i will be going back to MGMAT's book next week.

i get about 3 to 5 messages per week.
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2007, 01:24
bmwhype2 wrote:
helpmeongmat wrote:
166. Because of the enormous research and development expenditures required to survive in the electronics industry, an industry marked by rapid innovation and volatile demand, such firms tend to be very large.
(A) to survive
(B) of firms to survive
(C) for surviving
(D) for survival
(E) for firms’ survival

Thanks bmwhype2. The questions is pasted above. By the way, nice pic of Kristin Kreuk.


Some people think that avatar is me. lol.



Because of the enormous research and development expenditures required to survive in the electronics industry, an industry marked by rapid innovation and volatile demand, such firms tend to be very large.

an industry marked by rapid innovation and volatile demand is a summative/resumptive modifier. we can pretty much ignore it since it does not add to the meaning of this stem.

therefore we only have this to consider:
Because of the enormous research and development expenditures required to survive in the electronics industry, such firms tend to be very large.

Normally this would be correct: (note the omission of SUCH)
Because of the enormous research and development expenditures required to survive in the electronics industry, firms tend to be very large.

however, SUCH signifies to the reader that it is referring back to firms, which is not mentioned in the dependent clause.
Because of the enormous research and development expenditures required to survive in the electronics industry, such firms tend to be very large.

therefore, we need to mention firms in the dependent clause.
Because of the enormous research and development expenditures required of firms to survive in the electronics industry, such firms tend to be very large.[/quote

Very Nice! (The analysis I mean :-D )
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Re: [#permalink] New post 04 Nov 2011, 03:22
bmwhype2 wrote:
helpmeongmat wrote:
166. Because of the enormous research and development expenditures required to survive in the electronics industry, an industry marked by rapid innovation and volatile demand, such firms tend to be very large.
(A) to survive
(B) of firms to survive
(C) for surviving
(D) for survival
(E) for firms’ survival

Thanks bmwhype2. The questions is pasted above. By the way, nice pic of Kristin Kreuk.


Some people think that avatar is me. lol.



Because of the enormous research and development expenditures required to survive in the electronics industry, an industry marked by rapid innovation and volatile demand, such firms tend to be very large.

an industry marked by rapid innovation and volatile demand is a summative/resumptive modifier. we can pretty much ignore it since it does not add to the meaning of this stem.

therefore we only have this to consider:
Because of the enormous research and development expenditures required to survive in the electronics industry, such firms tend to be very large.

Normally this would be correct: (note the omission of SUCH)
Because of the enormous research and development expenditures required to survive in the electronics industry, firms tend to be very large.

however, SUCH signifies to the reader that it is referring back to firms, which is not mentioned in the dependent clause.
Because of the enormous research and development expenditures required to survive in the electronics industry, such firms tend to be very large.

therefore, we need to mention firms in the dependent clause.
Because of the enormous research and development expenditures required of firms to survive in the electronics industry, such firms tend to be very large.


good explaination...... I chose A... but this post cleared my doubt...

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Re: Required to survive or Required for survival [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2011, 07:16
Great explanation. I fell for A
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