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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

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Re: The computer company has announced that it will purchase the [#permalink] New post 17 Aug 2009, 05:46
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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?


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

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Re: The computer company has announced that it will purchase the [#permalink] New post 17 Aug 2009, 06:35
Thanks for the link.

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

In this case, E is correct.

IMO

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'.

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Re: The computer company has announced that it will purchase the [#permalink] New post 15 May 2010, 22:11
IMO E.

Reasons: Mentioned below.

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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
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.

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Re: The computer company has announced that it will purchase the [#permalink] New post 01 Jan 2015, 11:52
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Re: The computer company has announced that it will purchase the [#permalink] New post 04 Jan 2015, 01:29
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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?


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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