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The company s efforts to seek advance orders for its [#permalink] New post 11 Jun 2013, 00:18
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The company’s efforts to seek advance orders for its computers will set off an intense new phase with its chief rival, one determined more by how efficiently each company can produce computers than by their visions.

a) one determined more by how efficiently each company can produce computers than by their visions.
b) which will determine more how efficiently each company can produce computers than their visions
c) which will determine more how efficiently each company can produce computers than by its visions
d) one that will be determined more by how efficiently each company can produce computers than its visions.
e) one determined more by how efficiently each company can produce computers as by its vision.


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What is the referent for "their visions"


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Re: The company’s efforts to seek advance orders for its compute [#permalink] New post 11 Jun 2013, 01:06
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The company’s efforts to seek advance orders for its computers will set off an intense new phase with its chief rival, one determined more by how efficiently each company can produce computers than by their visions.

B and C use "which", but it refers to the "chef rival":
B-C) which (chief rival) will determine more
this is logically not correct

a) one determined more by how efficiently each company can produce computers than by their visions.
d) one that will be determined more by how efficiently each company can produce computers than its visions.
e) one determined more by how efficiently each company can produce computers as by its vision.

Only A mantains a proper structure, hence is correct.
"their" refers to the companies, and more than one company is discussed in the passage "their visions" is required.
If I say "its vision" than I' m talking about a singolar company and the strcuture would not be correct, for example:
"determined by (how A and B produce) and by (how only A sells)" .
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Re: The company’s efforts to seek advance orders for its compute [#permalink] New post 11 Jun 2013, 04:18
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The company’s efforts to seek advance orders for its computers will set off an intense new phase with its chief rival, one determined more by how efficiently each company can produce computers than by their visions.

a) one determined more by how efficiently each company can produce computers than by their visions.
Correct
Correclty uses the idiom more by X than by Y

b) which will determine more how efficiently each company can produce computers than their visions
which modifies the touching noun, hence incorrect
c) which will determine more how efficiently each company can produce computers than by its visions
which modifies the touching noun, hence incorrect
d) one that will be determined more by how efficiently each company can produce computers than its visions.
should be than by its visions, parallelism error
e) one determined more by how efficiently each company can produce computers as by its vision.
more by X as by Y is idiomatically wrong,
it should be more by X than by Y

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Re: The company’s efforts to seek advance orders for its compute [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2013, 18:59
Zarrolou, I agree that A maintains parallelism but I have a few questions. Please clarify

In A, " each" is singular. And also the sentence says the "Company's" but not "companies". So isnt the use of "thier" incorrect in A?
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Re: The company’s efforts to seek advance orders for its compute [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2013, 22:17
maaadhu wrote:
Zarrolou, I agree that A maintains parallelism but I have a few questions. Please clarify

In A, " each" is singular. And also the sentence says the "Company's" but not "companies". So isnt the use of "thier" incorrect in A?


Yes, you're correct but the not underlined sentence talks about two "subjects/companies", so if we want to refer to both of them "their" is required.
The sentence talks about more than one company, so "their" is correct, even though the word "companies" does not appear in the sentence

The company’s efforts to seek advance orders for its computers will set off an intense new phase with its chief rival

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Re: The company’s efforts to seek advance orders for its compute [#permalink] New post 24 Jun 2013, 20:59
I see how A is correct due to parallelism, but I don't like how the first part is future tense but the second part is "determined" which is past tense. I focused on that instead of the "by" that's missing...

can someone elaborate on why that tense switch is OK?
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Re: The company s efforts to seek advance orders for its [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2013, 03:11
Could someone explain why we have used "their" in (A). The explanations given till date are not that clear to me
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Re: The company s efforts to seek advance orders for its [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2013, 03:57
I am not comfortable with use of their in the choice A. That is the reason why I rejected the choice handsdown.
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The company’s efforts to seek advance orders for its computers will set off an intense new phase with its chief rival, one determined more by how efficiently each company can produce computers than by their visions.

Here, the first part of the sentence focuses on company's efforts even though sentence uses antecedent ITS in the sentence . But the second part of the sentence begins with "one" that refers to "efforts" put by the company. As we have more X than Y idiom in the second part, X uses by how efficiently each company. Here word "each" talks about more than one company, so to keep other part also parallel we must use "their."

Hence A

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Re: The company s efforts to seek advance orders for its [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2013, 20:46
B, C change the meaning somehow. one determined by and which will determine convey different meanings.

Between A,D and E - A maintains the parallelism.
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Re: The company s efforts to seek advance orders for its [#permalink] New post 21 Nov 2013, 18:34
Can somebody explain what this sentence means? I have no clue what the underlined portion wants to convey.
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Re: The company s efforts to seek advance orders for its [#permalink] New post 21 Nov 2013, 22:02
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Can somebody explain what this sentence means? I have no clue what the underlined portion wants to convey.


Hi mohnish

This question uses structure Noun+noun modifier. ==> Noun + noun modifier can modify:
(1) Preceding noun
(2) Preceding clause
(3) Any noun in the preceding clause.

The company’s efforts to seek advance orders for its computers will set off an intense new phase with its chief rival, one determined more by how efficiently each company can produce computers than by their visions.

In the underlined portion, "a new phase" is replaced by "one". The meaning is: The company's efforts start a new phase, which is determined more by how efficiently each company can produce computers than by their visions.

The blue parts keep the two parts of the sentence parallel in meaning.

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Re: The company s efforts to seek advance orders for its [#permalink] New post 21 Nov 2013, 22:58
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mohnish104 wrote:
Can somebody explain what this sentence means? I have no clue what the underlined portion wants to convey.


Hi mohnish

This question uses structure Noun+noun modifier. ==> Noun + noun modifier can modify:
(1) Preceding noun
(2) Preceding clause
(3) Any noun in the preceding clause.

The company’s efforts to seek advance orders for its computers will set off an intense new phase with its chief rival, one determined more by how efficiently each company can produce computers than by their visions.

In the underlined portion, "a new phase" is replaced by "one". The meaning is: The company's efforts start a new phase, which is determined more by how efficiently each company can produce computers than by their visions.

The blue parts keep the two parts of the sentence parallel in meaning.

Hope it helps.



Thanks pqhai, I didn't understand this particular part "than by their visons" like how efficiently each company can produce computers than by their visions. What do/does visions mean in this context?
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Re: The company s efforts to seek advance orders for its [#permalink] New post 21 Nov 2013, 23:24
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Can somebody explain what this sentence means? I have no clue what the underlined portion wants to convey.


Hi mohnish

This question uses structure Noun+noun modifier. ==> Noun + noun modifier can modify:
(1) Preceding noun
(2) Preceding clause
(3) Any noun in the preceding clause.

The company’s efforts to seek advance orders for its computers will set off an intense new phase with its chief rival, one determined more by how efficiently each company can produce computers than by their visions.

In the underlined portion, "a new phase" is replaced by "one". The meaning is: The company's efforts start a new phase, which is determined more by how efficiently each company can produce computers than by their visions.

The blue parts keep the two parts of the sentence parallel in meaning.

Hope it helps.



Thanks pqhai, I didn't understand this particular part "than by their visons" like how efficiently each company can produce computers than by their visions. What do/does visions mean in this context?


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"vision" is a business terminology in this sentence. "vision" means how a company decide its goals in the mid-term or long-term future to be successful. For example: The CEO's vision is to make his clothing shop become the largest fashion retail stores chain all over the world.

Back to this question: a rephrased version of this question is:
The company's efforts start a new phase, which is determined more by how efficiently each company can produce computers than by how each company decides its goals in the future.

You can understand the question like: the company should try its best NOW rather than think about goals in the FUTURE.

Hope it's clear.
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Re: The company s efforts to seek advance orders for its [#permalink] New post 22 Nov 2013, 01:24
Thanks a lot pqhai. The sentence makes much sense now. :)
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Re: The company s efforts to seek advance orders for its [#permalink] New post 11 Jan 2014, 19:12
Hi,

I am really confused about option A.

In the MGMAT SC Book, it is clearly mentioned that when 'each' precedes a subject / compound plural subject, it always takes a singular verb.
For example -
Each of these shirts is pretty.

When it follows, it has no bearing on the verb form.
For example -
They each are great tennis players.

Could some MGMAT expert please explain how this sentence is an exception?

Thanks!
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