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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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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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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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IMO E.

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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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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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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?


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.
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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


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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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?


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.
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