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The computer company has announced that it will purchase the color-printing division of a rival company for $950 million, which is part of a deal that will make it the largest manufacturer in the office color-printing market,
A) million, which is part of a deal that will make
B) million, a part of a deal that makes
C) million, a part of a deal making
D) million as a part of a deal to make
E) million as part of a deal that will make


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Request you to please share your reasoning on the following doubts -

Doubt 1:
OG explanation says that " The appositive phrase requires a clear antecedent; making does not indicate future tense"

However, as per -ing rules, ing modifiers are tenseless, and thus adopts the tense from the clause that it modifies.
So, I believe, we can write option C as -

a part of a deal that will make...... the tense can be adopted from the previous clause since it is the outcome of that clause. Please enlighten.

Doubt 2-
What is the difference between a part of vs part of vs the part of .

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The computer company has announced that it will purchase the color-printing division of a rival company for $950 million, which is part of a deal that will make it the largest manufacturer in the office color-printing market,

A) million, which is part of a deal that will make
Wrong even the option is quite attractive.
Meaning: "which" modifies the CLOSEST noun "590 million" <-- wrong meaning because 590M is NOT a part that will make the computer company the largest manufacture. In fact, the purchase (an action) of the color-printing division is a part that makes the computer the largest manufacturer.

B) million, a part of a deal that makes
Wrong. Because the company will purchase.............. --> Future tense should be used, not simple present tense.

C) million, a part of a deal making
Wrong. Because the company will purchase.............. --> Future tense should be used.

D) million as a part of a deal to make
Wrong meaning. It seems the company will purchase the printing division to make it largest manufacturer. The intended meaning is that the deal makes the company the largest manufacturer.

E) million as part of a deal that will make
Correct. Only E keeps correct grammar and intended meaning.

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Doubt 1:
OG explanation says that " The appositive phrase requires a clear antecedent; making does not indicate future tense"

However, as per -ing rules, ing modifiers are tenseless, and thus adopts the tense from the clause that it modifies.
So, I believe, we can write option C as -

a part of a deal that will make...... the tense can be adopted from the previous clause since it is the outcome of that clause. Please enlighten.


u r missing a major flaw in C: meaning wise C is nonsensical
ask ur self :is it a part of a deal or the deal itself that will make it the largest manufacturer in the office color-printing market
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I wouldn’t think that there is great hair-splitting difference between a part of a deal and as part of a deal. But in C the problem is that a part refers to the million, by virtue of the comma before it while in E as part of a deal refers to the entre clause before it. As per Ron’s view, ‘a part’ is used for more concrete nouns such as 950 million and as part of is used for inconcrete and less perceptible abstract events like purchase or acquisition
Here the sentence means to focus on the event rather than the money involved
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u r missing a major flaw in C: meaning wise C is nonsensical
ask ur self :is it a part of a deal or the deal itself that will make it the largest manufacturer in the office color-printing market


If in E, that is referring to Deal, then by every reason, "making" is modifying deal only.
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If in E, that is referring to Deal, then by every reason, "making" is modifying deal only.


this analysis is correct !!
in fact a part of a deal can never make ...blah blah. it can only be the complete deal that can do so !!

now C was giving this weird meaning as said by me in my last post :that a part of a deal is doing blah blah ...
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The computer company has announced that it will purchase the color-printing division of a rival company for $950 million, which is part of a deal that will make it the largest manufacturer in the office color-printing market,
A) million, which is part of a deal that will make -- which is modifying color printing division which is not the part of deal .. it is the purchase.
B) million, a part of a deal that makes -- deal will happen in future thus that makes in present is not correct, it is not a general fact even.
C) million, a part of a deal making -- making is indicating continual ongoing action. thus for a future event it is not correct.
D) million as a part of a deal to make -- meaning changed cause and effect reversed.
E) million as part of a deal that will make -- correct one-- using will, in this option reference is made to future
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New post 13 Sep 2015, 20:13
I this this is hardest question in gmatprep
the point here is difference between
as part of a deal
and
comma+part of a deal

the fisrt modifies the main verb
the second sumurize the main clause. wrong

honestly, I can not clearly why part of a deal is wrong here.

I love a british girl, a fact everybody know

is correct. I think, because a fact sumarize the main clause

very hard, anyone know, pls, help
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