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Taking note of the success of local farmers’ markets, the university’s food service providers have transitioned into a locally-grown, sustainable operation.

have transitioned into a locally-grown, sustainable operation
have transitioned into sustainable, locally-grown operation
have transitioned into locally-grown, sustainable operations
are transitioned into sustainable, locally-grown operations
are transitioning into locally-grown, sustainable operation
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28 Jun 2011, 22:12
I picked C
we need to use operations as there are many service providers and they wont have a single operation.
have expresses the right tense
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IMO, C.

In A, it seems that the providers have transtioned to the same operation.
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12 Aug 2011, 23:12
I somehow think it's A..

Whtz d OA?
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19 Feb 2012, 09:22
agdimple333 wrote:
Taking note of the success of local farmers’ markets, the university’s food service providers have transitioned into a locally-grown, sustainable operation.

have transitioned into a locally-grown, sustainable operation
have transitioned into sustainable, locally-grown operation
have transitioned into locally-grown, sustainable operations
are transitioned into sustainable, locally-grown operations
are transitioning into locally-grown, sustainable operation

A This is the Answer Choice for me because it clearly expresses the meaning intended.
B into sustainable is just awkward so elim.
C the plural operations changes the meaning of the sentence
D are transitioned. Simple Past does not work in this case
E are transitioning implies that the Transition is happening as we speak
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19 Feb 2012, 23:01
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why not B?

when two adjectives need to be used to describe something, adjective that has more important/weightage should be near to the noun.

Here in our case, the business men are not interested whether it is locally grown or remotely grown. All they want to ensure is their strategy is sustainable. And hence B is not correct.
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19 Feb 2012, 23:05
metallicafan wrote:
IMO, C.

In A, it seems that the providers have transtioned to the same operation.

Where did you get the info that the providers have transtioned to the same operation from?
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19 Feb 2012, 23:08
toughmat wrote:
I picked C
we need to use operations as there are many service providers and they wont have a single operation.
have expresses the right tense

Need not be. For e.g., following two statements are correct:

Students with umbrella attended the class. --> if it is raining, ideally students will come to school with only one umbrella; this is what emphasized here.

Students with umbrellas attended the class. --> referring to all students
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19 Feb 2012, 23:13
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C in my opinioin.

I don't reject usage of 'operations' because businesses have multiple operations. But, each operation has its own factors - either this operation affect something or gets affected by something else.

Now, the statement talks about only one factor and hence its reasonable to refer to the operation that it is affecting. and hence usage of 'operation' is also correct.

having said that, still 'operations' is also valid because, that one factor might be affecting many operations and this info is missing from the context.

because of this reason, i would reject the total statement as a valid GMAT question.
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19 Feb 2012, 23:21
The correct answer is C. A is close but it should be operations rather than operation.
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30 Nov 2014, 00:41
agdimple333 wrote:
Taking note of the success of local farmers’ markets, the university’s food service providers have transitioned into a locally-grown, sustainable operation.

have transitioned into a locally-grown, sustainable operation
have transitioned into sustainable, locally-grown operation
have transitioned into locally-grown, sustainable operations
are transitioned into sustainable, locally-grown operations
are transitioning into locally-grown, sustainable operation

Present perfect tense is preferable than simple tense.
operations are compared to providers
So D is clear
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