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rising inventories [#permalink] New post 21 Aug 2010, 08:55
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Rising inventories, when unaccompanied
correspondingly by increases in sales, can lead
to production cutbacks that would hamper
economic growth.
(A) when unaccompanied correspondingly by
increases in sales, can lead
(B) when not accompanied by corresponding
increases in sales, possibly leads
(C) when they were unaccompanied by
corresponding sales increases, can lead
(D) if not accompanied by correspondingly
increased sales, possibly leads
(E) if not accompanied by corresponding increases
in sales, can lead

please explain why the "when" used here is not right. thanks!
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Re: rising inventories [#permalink] New post 21 Aug 2010, 09:11
Correct Ans. E
"if" is easier to understand rather "when". GMAT prefers easy and simple formation. Please wright if I am not right.
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Re: rising inventories [#permalink] New post 21 Aug 2010, 10:12
yes, the OA is E. are you saying "when" and "if" can be used interchangeable here? however, "if" is easier to understand, that's why "if" is used here. i know "if" is used to express conditional scenarios, what about "when" used here?
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Re: rising inventories [#permalink] New post 21 Aug 2010, 15:03
Generally "when" is used to indicate time. Here the options containing when have some other error so i thing when is not correct. To me, "when" can be used interchangeably with "if" considering "when" can be used to indicate situation.

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Re: rising inventories [#permalink] New post 22 Aug 2010, 07:17
coz this is a conditional statement.
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Re: rising inventories [#permalink] New post 22 Aug 2010, 10:16
we dont need adverb correspondingly but an adjective....

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Re: rising inventories [#permalink] New post 19 Oct 2010, 19:15
E.

OG answer explanation says, "The modifying phrase when...sales is needlessly difficult to understand.."

There are other reasons to cross A, B, C & D out even if we assume when is correct here.
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Re: rising inventories [#permalink] New post 02 Jan 2011, 09:57
E...it''s conditional statement....
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Re: rising inventories [#permalink] New post 02 Jan 2011, 22:02
(E)

Cause-effect scenario implies if-then.

(A) when unaccompanied correspondingly by increases in sales, can lead
(B) when not accompanied by corresponding increases in sales, possibly leads
(C) when they were unaccompanied by corresponding sales increases, can lead
(D) if not accompanied by correspondingly increased sales, possibly leads
(E) if not accompanied by corresponding increases in sales, can lead
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Re: rising inventories [#permalink] New post 20 Jan 2011, 16:31
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I've summarized the concepts that the question tests.

1. when is a pronoun for time and there's no reference of time in the sentence. eliminate A,B,C.
2. corresponding is an adjective, whereas correspondingly is an adverb. We need an adjective to modify the noun sales. eliminate A,D.
3. 'rising inventories ... possibly leads'. eliminate B,D.

you're left with E, the correct answer. HTH

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Re: rising inventories [#permalink] New post 20 Jan 2011, 22:40
E is my choice , but i took it because it "sounded" rite. Is there a method to do this question??
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Re: rising inventories [#permalink] New post 29 Jan 2011, 13:58
+1 E. Already explained above.
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Re: rising inventories [#permalink] New post 29 Jan 2011, 18:29
E. 'when' is used to describe times. Conditional clause is needed here. Plural noun needs plural verb.
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Re: rising inventories [#permalink] New post 16 May 2011, 21:29
first of S.V.AG.
inventories ..... can lead( plural needs plural verb)
b,D out Left with A,C,E
unaccompanied is awkward.( not accompanied is correct usage)
left with E.
in when and if case.
use when in modifying events,time .if is used subjunctive hypothetical .and we have 5 common pattern ,in which we use if
1-if present ,then (can be omitted)present
2-if present ,then may present(not certain)
3-if present,then future
4-if past simple,then past conditional(in this question)
5-if past perfect,then conditional +present perfect
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Re: rising inventories [#permalink] New post 16 May 2011, 22:50
leads/lead split.
hypothetical subjunctive if(future) then (conditional) for an event that is uncertain to occur.

E is clean here.
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Re: rising inventories [#permalink] New post 14 Aug 2011, 10:05
"when" is used for specifying time and "if" for conditions. we need "if" here.

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