The Baldrick Manufacturing Company has for several years : GMAT Sentence Correction (SC)
Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases http://gmatclub.com/AppTrack

 It is currently 19 Jan 2017, 21:22

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# The Baldrick Manufacturing Company has for several years

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Director
Joined: 08 Jul 2004
Posts: 598
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 214 [0], given: 0

The Baldrick Manufacturing Company has for several years [#permalink]

### Show Tags

16 Feb 2005, 18:52
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

0% (00:00) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 0 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

696. The Baldrick Manufacturing Company has for several years followed a policy aimed at decreasing operating costs and improving the efficiency of its distribution system.
(A) aimed at decreasing operating costs and improving
(B) aimed at the decreasing of operating costs and to improve
(C) aiming at the decreasing of operating costs and improving
(D) the aim of which is the decreasing of operating costs and improving
(E) with the aim to decrease operating costs and to improve

With explaination plz
_________________

Regards, S

If you have any questions
New!
Director
Joined: 19 Nov 2004
Posts: 559
Location: SF Bay Area, USA
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 195 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

16 Feb 2005, 20:49
A is the correct choice here.

But, folks the following use of aim are correct in other contexts.

Aim for -> I wan't to aim for a better school

Aiming to -> I am aiming to score well in the GMAT.

Coming on to why B, C, D, E are wrong:

(B) aimed at the decreasing of operating costs and to improve

If we are mentioning two (or various) things in a series, they have to be parallel in structure ( Both Gerunds, Both Infinitives, Both nouns, both clauses etc)

This lacks parallelism. 'the decreasing of operating costs' is not parallel to the infinitive 'to improve'

decreasing of operating costs is also wordy, decreasing operating costs would suffice

(C) aiming at the decreasing of operating costs and improving

wordy as in B. Also need a past tense of aim.

(D) the aim of which is the decreasing of operating costs and improving

the aim of which is just ackward

(E) with the aim to decrease operating costs and to improve

aim to does not work in this sentence. It does not clearly imply that the policy was focused on decreasing of operating costs and improving operating costs
GMAT Club Legend
Joined: 07 Jul 2004
Posts: 5062
Location: Singapore
Followers: 30

Kudos [?]: 358 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

16 Feb 2005, 23:09
aimed at is idoimatic ( i think).
but I'm sure aimed at the decreasing is wrong, so (B), (C) are out.

I'll take (A)
Manager
Joined: 13 Feb 2005
Posts: 63
Location: Lahore, Pakistan
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

17 Feb 2005, 01:00
go for the -ing choices as policy still continues. so B and E out. D doesnt makes sense. In C, "the" is unneccessary. Hence, A is the right answer.
17 Feb 2005, 01:00
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
38 The Baldrick Manufacturing Company has for several years 18 22 Mar 2012, 08:45
5 The Baldrick Manufacturing Company has for several years 16 04 Nov 2009, 19:18
The Baldrick Manufacturing Company has for several years 8 20 Aug 2009, 12:15
The Baldrick Manufacturing Company has for several years 11 14 Dec 2008, 00:12
The Baldrick Manufacturing Company has for several years 11 03 Jun 2008, 18:54
Display posts from previous: Sort by