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The J.C. Penney chain of retail stores broke with its conservative cash-and-carry policy during its 1958 reorganization for deciding to sell on credit.

A. during its 1958 reorganization for deciding to sell
B.for the decision at its 1958 reorganization to sell
C. when it was reorganized in 1958 for its decision to sell
D. in deciding during its reorganization in 1958 to sell
E. by deciding at its reorganization in 1958 on the selling of
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07 Jul 2012, 12:36
It's D.

Took more than a minute on this one!!

A >> "...for deciding to sell.." is the wrong tense.
B >> sounds awkward
C >> "...for its decision to sell.." sounds awkward again
D >> accurate and uses the correct tense as well
E >> awkward construction
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07 Jul 2012, 14:30
"The J.C. Penney chain of retail stores broke with its conservative cash-and-carry policy during its 1958 reorganization for deciding to sell on credit."

Here, we must note that JC Penney does not break with a policy "for deciding to sell" on credit. Instead, we should use the phrase "in deciding to sell"; this indicates that when JC Penney sells on credit, it is not following its previous policy of selling on a cash-and-carry basis.

A. during its 1958 reorganization for deciding to sell
B. for the decision at its 1958 reorganization to sell
C. when it was reorganized in 1958 for its decision to sell

We also note that JC Penney deciding "on the selling of credit" does not seem to make a whole lot of sense.

E. by deciding at its reorganization in 1958 on the selling of

This leaves only one possible answer:

D. in deciding during its reorganization in 1958 to sell
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