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The management of a workforce distributed geographically carries with it challenges like morale, team cohesion and communication, and accountability between all team members.

A)The management of a workforce distributed geographically carries with it challenges like morale, team cohesion and communication, and accountability between all team members

B)The management of a workforce distributed geographically carries with it challenges such as morale, team cohesion and communication, and also accountability among all team

C)The management of a workforce distributed geographically carries with it challenges such as morale, team cohesion and communication, and accountability between all team members.

D)The management of a workforce distributed geographically carries with it challenges like morale, team cohesion, and communication, and accountability between all team members

E)The management of a workforce distributed geographically carries with it challenges such as morale, team cohesion, and communication, and accountability between all the team members

A good one.
Learnt something new from this question.
Hint: "the water ran between my toes."
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Re: Between vs Among [#permalink] New post 09 Jul 2011, 04:56
Welp, I chose the incorrect answer A.

I narrowed down the choices between A and C and at the timing of answering couldn't see a difference. It wasn't until I pasted both into a text editor and compared them side-by-side that I finally saw the issue! Thanks for the curveball - particularly with the title of the post! =D

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A)The management of a workforce distributed geographically carries with it challenges like morale, team cohesion and communication, and accountability between all team members


Uses the word 'like' in describing the various examples. This is incorrect.

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B)The management of a workforce distributed geographically carries with it challenges such as morale, team cohesion and communication, and also accountability among all team


To me, just didn't sound right. I'm too early in my studies to pinpoint why. =)

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C)The management of a workforce distributed geographically carries with it challenges such as morale, team cohesion and communication, and accountability between all team members.


Differs from the original in that it uses the words 'such as' in describing the various examples. This is the correct answer.

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D)The management of a workforce distributed geographically carries with it challenges like morale, team cohesion, and communication, and accountability between all team members


Too many 'and's for my liking.

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E)The management of a workforce distributed geographically carries with it challenges such as morale, team cohesion, and communication, and accountability between all the team members


Too many 'and's for my liking.
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Re: Between vs Among [#permalink] New post 09 Jul 2011, 05:13
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Welp, I chose the incorrect answer A.

I narrowed down the choices between A and C and at the timing of answering couldn't see a difference. It wasn't until I pasted both into a text editor and compared them side-by-side that I finally saw the issue! Thanks for the curveball - particularly with the title of the post! =D

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B)The management of a workforce distributed geographically carries with it challenges such as morale, team cohesion and communication, and also accountability among all team


To me, just didn't sound right. I'm too early in my studies to pinpoint why. =)

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"[highlight]and also accountability among all team[/highlight]" is wordy and not parallel to the earlier words.
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Re: Between vs Among [#permalink] New post 09 Jul 2011, 05:32
Its C

Such vs like .. we need Such
Between vs among.. between wins because we need morale, team cohesion and communication, and also accountability between every 2 member of the team and not among every 2 member
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Re: The management of a workforce distributed geographically [#permalink] New post 21 Oct 2012, 12:12
I don't get why "between" should be used.
For me if team has >2 members all challenges are among all team members and not between
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Re: The management of a workforce distributed geographically [#permalink] New post 21 Oct 2012, 12:24
Answer is B
A e D out - It is clear that we need Such as
E out - "All the team members" it is not clear if the team has two members
C out - correct is among, we can have communication between 2 or more people... we can have cohesion between 2 or more people.....
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Re: The management of a workforce distributed geographically [#permalink] New post 08 Mar 2013, 00:52
The management of a workforce distributed geographically carries with it challenges like morale, team cohesion and communication, and accountability between all team members.

A)The management of a workforce distributed geographically carries with it challenges like morale, team cohesion and communication, and accountability between all team members

B)The management of a workforce distributed geographically carries with it challenges such as morale, team cohesion and communication, and also accountability among all team

C)The management of a workforce distributed geographically carries with it challenges such as morale, team cohesion and communication, and accountability between all team members.

D)The management of a workforce distributed geographically carries with it challenges like morale, team cohesion, and communication, and accountability between all team members

E)The management of a workforce distributed geographically carries with it challenges such as morale, team cohesion, and communication, and accountability between all the team members

DOUBT

I eliminated options A and D for the incorrect usage of "Like" while giving list of things. Such as should be used instead.
Next, I eliminated option E because "Team cohesion" has a comma after it, making the sentence have two "and". This makes the sentence incorrect. "E" eliminated.

Left with B and C, all that is different in these options is among and between. As usual, I was left with two options. Putting my knowledge of among (which should be used when you compare more than two bodies) and between (which should be used when you compare two bodies), I chose "B"- INCORRECT !!! :(

Can someone please explain WHY OPTIONS B IS INCORRECT and options C is CORRECT ? Thanks
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Re: The management of a workforce distributed geographically [#permalink] New post 08 Mar 2013, 07:59
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DOUBT

I eliminated options A and D for the incorrect usage of "Like" while giving list of things. Such as should be used instead.
Next, I eliminated option E because "Team cohesion" has a comma after it, making the sentence have two "and". This makes the sentence incorrect. "E" eliminated.

Left with B and C, all that is different in these options is among and between. As usual, I was left with two options. Putting my knowledge of among (which should be used when you compare more than two bodies) and between (which should be used when you compare two bodies), I chose "B"- INCORRECT !!! :(

Can someone please explain WHY OPTIONS B IS INCORRECT and options C is CORRECT ? Thanks


Hi Backbencher,

Here are the two most confusing answer choices:
B) The management of a workforce distributed geographically carries with it challenges such as morale, team cohesion and communication, and also accountability among all team

C) The management of a workforce distributed geographically carries with it challenges such as morale, team cohesion and communication, and accountability between all team members.

If you carefully study these two choices, Choice B carries an extra word “also”, which is not quite required here in the sentence. This makes Choice C more concise.

About the usage of between – Well, commonly we use “between” when we talk about two entities and we use “among” when we talk about more than two entities. However, “between” can also be used when we want to show multiple pair relations.

Consider the example presented by the original post:
• Water ran between my toes.

This sentence does not mean that I have just two toes. It means that every toe has a pair relation with every other toe. This is the meaning that is denoted by the use of “between” in Choice C.

So between the two Choices, Choice C emerges as the winner.

Hope this helps. :)
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Re: The management of a workforce distributed geographically [#permalink] New post 08 Mar 2013, 11:04
I am curious if this kind of question can appear on Gmat??
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Re: The management of a workforce distributed geographically [#permalink] New post 10 Mar 2013, 21:03
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Backbencher wrote:
DOUBT

I eliminated options A and D for the incorrect usage of "Like" while giving list of things. Such as should be used instead.
Next, I eliminated option E because "Team cohesion" has a comma after it, making the sentence have two "and". This makes the sentence incorrect. "E" eliminated.

Left with B and C, all that is different in these options is among and between. As usual, I was left with two options. Putting my knowledge of among (which should be used when you compare more than two bodies) and between (which should be used when you compare two bodies), I chose "B"- INCORRECT !!! :(

Can someone please explain WHY OPTIONS B IS INCORRECT and options C is CORRECT ? Thanks


Hi Backbencher,

Here are the two most confusing answer choices:
B) The management of a workforce distributed geographically carries with it challenges such as morale, team cohesion and communication, and also accountability among all team

C) The management of a workforce distributed geographically carries with it challenges such as morale, team cohesion and communication, and accountability between all team members.

If you carefully study these two choices, Choice B carries an extra word “also”, which is not quite required here in the sentence. This makes Choice C more concise.

About the usage of between – Well, commonly we use “between” when we talk about two entities and we use “among” when we talk about more than two entities. However, “between” can also be used when we want to show multiple pair relations.

Consider the example presented by the original post:
• Water ran between my toes.

This sentence does not mean that I have just two toes. It means that every toe has a pair relation with every other toe. This is the meaning that is denoted by the use of “between” in Choice C.

So between the two Choices, Choice C emerges as the winner.

Hope this helps. :)
Thanks.
Shraddha


Hi Shraddha

selected C, but i wanted to know on what basis you eliminated E, can you please help me with that
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Re: The management of a workforce distributed geographically [#permalink] New post 16 Mar 2013, 09:33
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Hi Backbencher,

Here are the two most confusing answer choices:
B) The management of a workforce distributed geographically carries with it challenges such as morale, team cohesion and communication, and also accountability among all team

C) The management of a workforce distributed geographically carries with it challenges such as morale, team cohesion and communication, and accountability between all team members.

If you carefully study these two choices, Choice B carries an extra word “also”, which is not quite required here in the sentence. This makes Choice C more concise.

About the usage of between – Well, commonly we use “between” when we talk about two entities and we use “among” when we talk about more than two entities. However, “between” can also be used when we want to show multiple pair relations.

Consider the example presented by the original post:
• Water ran between my toes.

This sentence does not mean that I have just two toes. It means that every toe has a pair relation with every other toe. This is the meaning that is denoted by the use of “between” in Choice C.

So between the two Choices, Choice C emerges as the winner.

Hope this helps. :)
Thanks.
Shraddha


Hi Shraddha,
1.Can you please tell me in detail how 'between' is being used here to show multiple pair relations (I guess this is the rarest use of 'between'...) ?

2.Also,how often we might see this type of questions in GMAT ? I mean,with this sort of exceptional use of preposition !

3.How to gauge this kind of usage?

Would really appreciate your feedback.
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