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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

I am wondering that Rising inventories is plural or singular? Could u pls explain to me? In the first place, I understand that Rising inventories is singular sub. Later, I get that N + N so the later noun is more important so it should be plural sub. But, now I read Sub-Verb agreement in Manhattan, it said that all subject phrases are singular. Foe example, Having good friends is a wonderful thing. Also, Reading books gives us knowledge and pleasure. Why two examples are singular sub?? How they differ from Rising inventories??

Pls explain to me. I got confused so much. Thanks a lot!
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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

I am wondering that Rising inventories is plural or singular? Could u pls explain to me? In the first place, I understand that Rising inventories is singular sub. Later, I get that N + N so the later noun is more important so it should be plural sub. But, now I read Sub-Verb agreement in Manhattan, it said that all subject phrases are singular. Foe example, Having good friends is a wonderful thing. Also, Reading books gives us knowledge and pleasure. Why two examples are singular sub?? How they differ from Rising inventories??

Pls explain to me. I got confused so much. Thanks a lot!

The reason lead is used, as opposed to leads, is because of the word "can" before lead. Lead is the correct verb when preceded by "can".

For example.

The boy can lead us to the championship.
The boys can lead us to the championship.

Both are correct because of the use of "can" before lead.
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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

I am wondering that Rising inventories is plural or singular? Could u pls explain to me? In the first place, I understand that Rising inventories is singular sub. Later, I get that N + N so the later noun is more important so it should be plural sub. But, now I read Sub-Verb agreement in Manhattan, it said that all subject phrases are singular. Foe example, Having good friends is a wonderful thing. Also, Reading books gives us knowledge and pleasure. Why two examples are singular sub?? How they differ from Rising inventories??

Pls explain to me. I got confused so much. Thanks a lot!

The reason lead is used, as opposed to leads, is because of the word "can" before lead. Lead is the correct verb when preceded by "can".

For example.

The boy can lead us to the championship.
The boys can lead us to the championship.

Both are correct because of the use of "can" before lead.

Thanks! I got your point but I don't understand that in OG11 & 12 said that rising inventories are plural sub which does not agree with "leads" so eliminated B & D. Why OG said that rising inventories are plural while in Manhattan, it said that all subject phrases are singular.

For example, Having good friends is a wonderful thing. Also, Reading books gives us knowledge and pleasure.

so rising inventories is subject phase. It should be singular sub and can use "leads" ????
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E for me too....
Here we have a condition... so use of if is necessary...
this eliminates options A,B and C...
Between D and E.. corresponding is an adjective modiifying a noun...correspondingly requires verb... we see no verb next to correspondingly... This eliminates D...

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+1 E

"when" is for periods of time (dates, decades, etc.). A, B, and C out.
The modifiers of sales are wrong.
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E. Properly uses the If not......then format.
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Rising inventories is plural because inventories is plural. In this sentence, rising acts as adjective. It just describes the noun - inventories.

This usage is different from the following usage

eating healthy foods is good.
Here eating represents an action. This action is performed on the thing - healthy foods.
This complete expression constitutes a phrase which now is singular.
Also note that the complete subject is "eating healthy foods", where "eating" is an action performed on "healthy foods"

On the other hand, when you say rising inventories lead to..., the subject of the sentence is inventories. Now "rising" only describes these inventories.

Hope this helps.

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28 Jun 2011, 21:11
inventories is plural, E is the answer
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Rising inventories, blah blah, can lead to blah blah.

We can re-write this sentence as 'Inventories that are rising blah blah can lead to ...
Hence, inventories is the subject and rising is an adjective.

Having good friends is a wonderful thing.

We cannot re-write this as, 'Friends that we have are wonderful things'. This sentence has a different meaning.
Here, the subject is not friends. The subject is 'having good friends'.
Hence, it is a noun phrase. And 'Rising inventories' is not.
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01 Aug 2011, 01:31
rising inventories is plural.
between A & E , I go for E.
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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

I am wondering that Rising inventories is plural or singular? Could u pls explain to me? In the first place, I understand that Rising inventories is singular sub. Later, I get that N + N so the later noun is more important so it should be plural sub. But, now I read Sub-Verb agreement in Manhattan, it said that all subject phrases are singular. Foe example, Having good friends is a wonderful thing. Also, Reading books gives us knowledge and pleasure. Why two examples are singular sub?? How they differ from Rising inventories??

Pls explain to me. I got confused so much. Thanks a lot!

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01 Aug 2011, 21:31
IMO E.
E is the only option that uses the correct conditional indicator, further it also uses the adverb to modify the adjective in the proper format
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17 Dec 2011, 07:18
E

Rising inventories is plural noun
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The answer is E for this question:

A. Upon reading this answer choice in the sentence, I found it very confusing and awkward. First, I noticed that the word "when" is used. Usually "when" modifies a time or date, but it in this case, it is modifying the noun "inventories." Since I wasn't sure if this was correct or not, I kept looking for other mistakes. I noticed that "correspondingly" is used as an adverb, but what word is it modifying? This seemed ambiguous to me. Finally, the use of unaccompanied did not sound right. Therefore, I ruled out this answer choice.

B. The subject "rising inventories" does not agree with the singular verb "leads."

C. The use of "were" suggests that this event or statement took place in the past and is no longer valid in the current time frame. This cannot be true since the main verb of the sentence is "can lead" suggesting that it is a general statement that continues into the present.

D. There is a problem with subject verb agreement here.

E. This answer seemed to be the correct choice. The sentence has changed the adverb "correspondingly" into an adjective "corresponding." The use of the adjective here makes more sense. There is no subject verb agreement error and no tense issues.
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07 Mar 2012, 23:29
Here the correct answer is C. As there is a condition "If" should be used. Ans choices D and E are close. But E is correct as D uses correspondingly which actually requires a verb after it. Since there is no verb after "correspondingly" D is wrong.
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17 Sep 2012, 11:36
I got the reason for the correct answer though would like to know, why we need "that" in the non-underlined part? Am I correct in assuming that it refers to "production cutbacks" which is plural?
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I got the reason for the correct answer though would like to know, why we need "that" in the non-underlined part? Am I correct in assuming that it refers to "production cutbacks" which is plural?

Hi mikeworld,

I don't know if you are still looking for the naswer, but here it is nonetheless.

Yes, "that" in the non-underlined portion refers to the receding noun entity "production outbacks". This is needed to suggest that "production cutbacks" hamper economic growth.

Hope this helps.
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In this problem, you can just pass through D and E(saves at least 20-30 seconds if not more), because I was under the impression that "when" for GMAT is best used to modify a location or time period. In this case, when is modifying "rising inventories".

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In this problem, you can just pass through D and E(saves at least 20-30 seconds if not more), because I was under the impression that "when" for GMAT is best used to modify a location or time period. In this case, when is modifying "rising inventories".

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first of all choices A/B/C are not wrong because of the use of WHEN....,,rather there are some other errors.
second WHEN is not used to refer to a location...

this is an Official Question....so will suggest you to go through the explanation of OG s THOUROUGHLY....it will defenetely help you.
value official questions....dont try to use your impression in eliminating answer choices.
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