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The normative model of strategic decision-making suggests [#permalink] New post 25 Jan 2010, 08:42
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The normative model of strategic decision-making suggests that executives examine a
firm’s external environment and internal conditions, and in using the set of objective
criteria they derive from these analyses, can decide
on a strategy.

A. conditions, and in using the set of objective criteria they derive from these
analyses, can decide
B. conditions, and they use the set of objective criteria derived from these analyses in
deciding
C. conditions and, in using the set of objective criteria derived from these analyses,
deciding
D. conditions and, using the set of objective criteria derived from these analyses,
decide
E. conditions and, in their use of the set of objective criteria they derive from these
analyses, they decide

can someone clarify the usage of comma and conjunction in B and C?

B has comma before conjunction, whereas C has comma after conjunction.

does the place of comma make difference in this case?


and in which case we need another independent clause after conjunction?

Thanks.

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Re: The normative model of strategic decision-making suggests [#permalink] New post 13 Dec 2013, 06:38
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IMO it should be D.

...that executives examine A, and, modifier, decide B.

The modifier explains how decision B is made.
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Re: normative model from OG verbal review 2nd edition [#permalink] New post 25 Jan 2010, 09:14
couple of splits - decide vs deciding

I belive - The normative model ......suggests that executives examine..... and [decide/deciding].....

I will go with decide. i.e

The normative model ......suggests that executives examine..... and decide

Hence, B & C are OUT

Now between A, C, E

A - WRONG - Not parallel.
C - CORRECT - The text using the set of objective criteria derived from these analyses is a modifier that modifies "decide".
E - WRONG - Not parallel.
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Re: normative model from OG verbal review 2nd edition [#permalink] New post 26 Jan 2010, 09:42
How about the comma after 'and' in option C. Is it the right usage?
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Re: The normative model of strategic decision-making suggests [#permalink] New post 11 Dec 2013, 05:10
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Re: The normative model of strategic decision-making suggests [#permalink] New post 13 Dec 2013, 12:28
Agree on D with Nikhil90's explanation
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Re: The normative model of strategic decision-making suggests [#permalink] New post 13 Dec 2013, 17:15
agree, D sounds correct. The comma should be after the "and". Plus D flows correctly, when said out loud.
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