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32. 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, 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 I think this question is discussed before but I chose wrong answers both times ... can some one explain in details why each option is wrong/write? [Reveal] Spoiler: OA If you have any questions you can ask an expert New! Intern Joined: 28 Aug 2008 Posts: 49 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 12 [0], given: 0 Re: The computer company has announced that it will purchase the [#permalink] ### Show Tags 17 Aug 2009, 05:46 1 This post was BOOKMARKED ugimba wrote: 32. 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, 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

I think this question is discussed before but I chose wrong answers both times ... can some one explain in details why each option is wrong/write?

http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/the ... t2673.html

Good explanation by Ron
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Good explanation for usage of 'a part of' and 'part of'

In this case, E is correct.

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as purchase is part of the deal and not $950 million - A, B, C incorrectly uses comma I picked E, because deal is the one that will make .... but there is one more explanation given in the link why D is wrong? 'to make it' is incorrect as the subject in that case is 'company', and 'itself' should be used instead of 'it'. Nice Question! _________________ Consider kudos for the good post ... My debrief : http://gmatclub.com/forum/journey-670-to-720-q50-v36-long-85083.html Director Joined: 24 Aug 2007 Posts: 954 WE 1: 3.5 yrs IT WE 2: 2.5 yrs Retail chain Followers: 76 Kudos [?]: 1272 [0], given: 40 Re: The computer company has announced that it will purchase the [#permalink] ### Show Tags 15 May 2010, 22:11 IMO E. Reasons: Mentioned below. ugimba wrote: 32. 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
1. Which and That in a sentence are incorrect usage. Moreover, $950ml is part of a deal. So, placing ",which" modifies$950ml which is Incorrect. So, A is out.

B) million, a part of a deal that makes
a part of a deal....that makes - This implies that there are other parts equivalent to or more than $950ml. Also, MAKES is incorrect. Will Make is required here as a future tense is in introductory clause. C) million, part of a deal making MAKING is wrong as no progressive sense. D) million as a part of a deal to make Similar to B. E) million as part of a deal that will make Correct. I think this question is discussed before but I chose wrong answers both times ... can some one explain in details why each option is wrong/write? _________________ Want to improve your CR: http://gmatclub.com/forum/cr-methods-an-approach-to-find-the-best-answers-93146.html Tricky Quant problems: http://gmatclub.com/forum/50-tricky-questions-92834.html Important Grammer Fundamentals: http://gmatclub.com/forum/key-fundamentals-of-grammer-our-crucial-learnings-on-sc-93659.html Verbal Forum Moderator Status: Getting strong now, I'm so strong now!!! Affiliations: National Institute of Technology, Durgapur Joined: 04 Jun 2013 Posts: 638 Location: India GPA: 3.32 WE: Information Technology (Computer Software) Followers: 98 Kudos [?]: 538 [0], given: 80 Re: The computer company has announced that it will purchase the [#permalink] ### Show Tags 01 Jan 2015, 11:52 Bumping for review. Fantastic question _________________ Regards, S Consider +1 KUDOS if you find this post useful Manager Joined: 27 Dec 2014 Posts: 86 Concentration: Leadership, Technology Followers: 2 Kudos [?]: 35 [4] , given: 98 Re: The computer company has announced that it will purchase the [#permalink] ### Show Tags 04 Jan 2015, 01:29 4 This post received KUDOS ugimba wrote: 32. 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, 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

I think this question is discussed before but I chose wrong answers both times ... can some one explain in details why each option is wrong/write?

A - 'which' refers to 950 million. If you think about it, 950 million is NOT part of a deal, the purchase is. Hence WRONG
B - Simple present tense is used to denote a future event. Hence WRONG
C - Same Tense error as in (B)
D - Did the company announce the purchase with an intent ('to make') to become the largest manufacturer? The original sentence does not state that.. Hence WRONG
E - Correct.
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32. 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, 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 I think this question is discussed before but I chose wrong answers both times ... can some one explain in details why each option is wrong/write? First of all, meaning of the sentence is important. Here the announcement is about future act of the company. That future act (act of purchasing) will result in future effect (that will make company the largest manufacturer). Hence, we need future tense. Option B is out as it uses simple present tense. Option C – Though ing modifier rightly modifies a deal, option C makes tense error. Nothing in this option offers use to conlcude that something will happen in future. Option A – ‘which’ wrongly modifies 950 million. It should have rightly modifieed ‘purchase’. Additionally, purchase in this option is used as a verb – ‘will purchase’. Which cannot modify the verb. Hence, this option is wrong. Option D – deal is not made with purpose to make company largest manufacturer. Hence, this option changes the meaning. Option E – ‘that’ correctly modifies a deal. This option correctly uses future tense. It is the right option. Manager Joined: 14 Dec 2015 Posts: 50 Schools: HBS '18, LBS '19, ISB '17 Followers: 2 Kudos [?]: 28 [0], given: 41 Re: The computer company has announced that it will purchase the [#permalink] ### Show Tags 22 Jan 2016, 11:05 32. 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, 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

Issue here can be solved by understanding the MEANING itself - A,B & C can be eliminated right away. (mind 'IT' after underline portion, you'll get it)

Out of D & E - 'It' doesn't make sense if one selects D, meaning is distorted. It can even refer to "the deal".

Left out with E - 'that' in the answer clarifies what exactly is going to be the largest manufacturer.
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32. 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, 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 I think this question is discussed before but I chose wrong answers both times ... can some one explain in details why each option is wrong/write? grammar books discuss about many kinds of adverb. a part of is an adverb which sumarize the previous sentence, namely "company announced" or "it purchase" . we can understand that "company has announced" and this phenominon is a part of. NO sense. also, we can understand that "it purchase" and this phenomenon is a part of a deal. no sense. "part of a deal" can not a sumary of one of 2 previous sentenses. in E purchase as a part of a part of modifies "purchase". make sense. Manager Joined: 27 Aug 2015 Posts: 86 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 3 [0], given: 38 Re: The computer company has announced that it will purchase the [#permalink] ### Show Tags 28 Nov 2016, 14:47 Hi Experts , what is wrong with Option A? Which refers to$950 - it can be a part of the deal. Not sure what is wrong.
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It doesn't make sense to say that \$950 million is part of a deal that will make the company the largest manufacturer. The purchase of the rival company is part of a deal, but the price itself is not.
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