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# The chairman of the board of directors have decided that

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The chairman of the board of directors have decided that this year's profits will be used for research and development, rather than for a shareholder dividend.

(A) have decided that this year's profits will be used
(B) has decided that this year's profits will be used
(C) have decided on using this year's profits
(D) has decided on using this year's profits
(E) decided this year's profits will have been used
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11 Dec 2004, 17:44
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11 Dec 2004, 20:18
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11 Dec 2004, 21:02
Between B and D, I pick D. D looks concise!
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12 Dec 2004, 02:06
It's B...
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12 Feb 2005, 18:06
is there anything grammatically incorrect with the option D?
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12 Feb 2005, 18:13
Ya can somebody please explain me why is D wrong?
I am kind of confused.

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12 Feb 2005, 21:51
The idomatic usage is decide to do something instead of decide on doing something, I believe.
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23 Apr 2013, 13:19
The chairman of the board of directors have decided that this years profits will be used for research and development,rather than for a shareholder dividend.

(A)have decided that this years profits will be used

(B)has decided that this years profits will be used

(C)have decided on using this years profits

(D)has decided on using this years profits

(E)decided this years profits will have been used

I picked D but OA is B.Need explanation why d is wrong and b is correct.

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23 Apr 2013, 13:31
hi Mun23,
"for" is also underlined in them. hence in option D.
"years profits research and development" doesn't make sense.

also there seems 2 be an idiomatic error in "decided on using" but i m not sure..
also in option B "used for research" is // to "than for a shareholder dividend"...

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23 Apr 2013, 16:32
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The chairman is singular so "has" is correct.
That leaves us with B and D.
D does not flow. (D)...has decided on using this years profits research and development...
It is missing a "for" so B is the correct answer.
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09 Sep 2013, 01:13
The chairman of the board of directors have decided that this year's profits will be used for research and development, rather than for a shareholder dividend.

(B)has decided that this years profits will be used
(D)has decided on using this year`s profits

I chose D because, 1) decided on is a correct phrase for this statement 2) this option is short and concise.
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The chairman of the board of directors have decided that this year's profits will be used for research and development, rather than for a shareholder dividend.

"the board of directors" is singular so A and C are discarded

(A) have decided that this year's profits will be used
(B) has decided that this year's profits will be used
(C) have decided on using this year's profits
(D) has decided on using this year's profits- has decided on + "noun/noun phrase" would need to be "the use of"
(E) decided this year's profits will have been used - the tenses do not make sense
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Gears46 wrote:
The chairman of the board of directors have decided that this year's profits will be used for research and development, rather than for a shareholder dividend.

(A) have decided that this year's profits will be used
(B) has decided that this year's profits will be used
(C) have decided on using this year's profits
(D) has decided on using this year's profits
(E) decided this year's profits will have been used

A and C are out because chairman is singular.

E is out because it is weird.(Can't Explain)

Between B and D,
In D, use of -ing form is unnecessary. Why add an -ing form unnecessarily and complicate it when a straightforward and simple option is there in B?

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24 Oct 2014, 02:34
Vithal wrote:
is there anything grammatically incorrect with the option D?

I guess we it uses -ing form of use. We should prefer simple past/present over continuous whenever possible.
Hence B
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29 Oct 2015, 12:33
Decide to/ decide that: can be used when you talking about an action. For eg: I decide to move on
Decide on can be used when you are deciding on a noun/noun phrase. For eg: Let's decide on moving on.

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Gears46 wrote:
The chairman of the board of directors have decided that this year's profits will be used for research and development, rather than for a shareholder dividend.

(A) have decided that this year's profits will be used
(B) has decided that this year's profits will be used
(C) have decided on using this year's profits
(D) has decided on using this year's profits
(E) decided this year's profits will have been used

Explanation from Brian on BeatThe GMAT -

Hey guys,

Good thread - and just because "unidiomatic" is such a vague way to explain an error (curse the OG solutions for using that word so often!), let me weigh in on that difference.

When you're connecting two verbs, like "deciding" and "use", you need to either set up an independent clause with a new subject:

decided THAT the profits will be used for... ("the profits" become the subject of that new clause)

OR

Keep the same subject and make the second verb an infinitive:

Decided TO USE the profits for... (the chairman is the one who, at least indirectly, will use the profits for that purpose so he/she is the subject)

You'll see this come up a fair amount in GMAT questions, so be aware of these two tools for connecting verbs. "Decided on" is fine if the next word is a noun (We've decided on the case) but not a verb ("We've decided on convicting" is wrong; "We've decided to convict" is correct).

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