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The attorney turned down the law firm’s offer of a position because she suspected that it was meant merely to fill an affirmative action quota with no commitment to minority hiring and eventually promoting.(A) quota with no commitment to minority hiring and eventually promoting
(B) quota, having no commitment to minority hiring and eventually promoting
(C) quota and did not reflect a commitment to minority hiring and eventual promotion
(D) quota, not reflecting a commitment to minority hiring and eventual promotion
(E) quota, not one that reflected that minority hiring and eventual promotion was a commitment
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2006, 08:44
C for me.

I cannot argue against D ... but it just doesn't sound rite.
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2006, 09:22
The attorney turned down the law firm’s offer of a position because she suspected that it was meant merely to fill an affirmative action quota with no commitment to minority hiring and eventually promoting.

I prefer D

If the "she suspected that it was meant merely..." is followed by an "and" then "did" doesn't match, in my opinion; it should be "had not reflected"

The blue part is in simple past; the red part in simple past perfect so would have to be the part after "and"

"...quota and did not reflect" in C should be false.
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2006, 09:37
allabout wrote:
The attorney turned down the law firm’s offer of a position because she suspected that it was meant merely to fill an affirmative action quota with no commitment to minority hiring and eventually promoting.

I prefer D

If the "she suspected that it was meant merely..." is followed by an "and" then "did" doesn't match, in my opinion; it should be "had not reflected"

The blue part is in simple past; the red part in simple past perfect so would have to be the part after "and"

"...quota and did not reflect" in C should be false.


Allabout,
I was stuck between 'D' & 'C'.

But I think 'D' is not parallel.

'C" is parallel, "it was meant merely to fill....and did not reflect"
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2006, 09:46
Should be C.

allabout,

"not reflecting a commitment" cannot be used here because it does not does not represet a consequence or simultaneous action here.
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2006, 09:51
Hey vivek,

I'm stuck too, but "meant" is a past participle or simple past, but not infinitve, but "reflect" is infinitive. Therefore C can't be parallel.
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2006, 09:57
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Hey vivek,

I'm stuck too, but "meant" is a past participle or simple past, but not infinitve, but "reflect" is infinitive. Therefore C can't be parallel.


No no, I meant ,

"to fill" is parallel with "reflect"
sorry I confused you by making whole portion bold :)
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2006, 10:19
Ate some fish and drank some wine, maybe can think better now.

Probably you're right guys.

"not reflecting a commitment" isn't a causal linkage.

And

"she suspected that it was meant merely to fill ... and did not reflect a commitment" is grammatically correct.
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2006, 14:12
I would go with D.

A) quota with no commitment to minority hiring and eventually promoting
[color=red]Minority hiring would go with Eventual promotion...so wrong[/color]

(B) quota, having no commitment to minority hiring and eventually promoting
[color=orange]Same as A.[/color]
(C) quota and did not reflect a commitment to minority hiring and eventual promotion
[color=green]Here i would hate to use "and" because its giving me a feeling that those statements are not related and are indepoendent clauses...[/color]
(D) quota, not reflecting a commitment to minority hiring and eventual promotion
Parallel
(E) quota, not one that reflected that minority hiring and eventual promotion was a commitment
[color=blue]Clumsy[/color]
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2006, 18:01
vote for C for active voice.
Furthermore:
A - Quota does not have commitment
B - Quota cannot have commitment
D - incorrect modification
E incorrect modification
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2006, 18:49
I am confused b/w A & C. Still can not figure out what is wrong with A. So my first choice have to be 'A'.

(C) quota and did not reflect a commitment to minority hiring and eventual promotion.

Shouldn't it be minority hiring and eventually promoting?

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 [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2006, 19:01
vipin7um wrote:
I am confused b/w A & C. Still can not figure out what is wrong with A. So my first choice have to be 'A'.

(C) quota and did not reflect a commitment to minority hiring and eventual promotion.

Shouldn't it be minority hiring and eventually promoting?

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Vipin,

"Hiring & Promoting" is wrong (not parallel). "Hiring & Promotion" is correct (parallel). Here, "hiring" is used as a noun.
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2006, 19:25
OA is C
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