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Re: The normative model of strategic decision-making suggests [#permalink] New post 12 May 2013, 22:09
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IMO, this example is a kind of command subjunctive, wherein, the word suggests means almost to advise or give some kind of imperativeness as may be in a tuition or exercise class; Depending upon where it comes from, suggestion can be a mandate, such as when the Supreme Court or the Fed suggests something, it is rather an order than a request. Looked from that angle, the verb is not used as in an indicative mood, but in a subjunctive mood. So, in the use of subjunctive mood, verbs like can decide become irrelevant and incongruous. So we can see, why option D with the verb decide which is parallel to examine is the apt expression
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Re: The normative model of strategic decision-making suggests [#permalink] New post 16 Jun 2013, 22:10
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IMO, this example is a kind of command subjunctive, wherein, the word suggests means almost to advise or give some kind of imperativeness as may be in a tuition or exercise class; Depending upon where it comes from, suggestion can be a mandate, such as when the Supreme Court or the Fed suggests something, it is rather an order than a request. Looked from that angle, the verb is not used as in an indicative mood, but in a subjunctive mood. So, in the use of subjunctive mood, verbs like can decide become irrelevant and incongruous. So we can see, why option D with the verb decide which is parallel to examine is the apt expression



Seconded. The subjuncive is the reason u cannot use "can".
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Re: The normative model of strategic decision-making suggests [#permalink] New post 01 Sep 2013, 07:30
Hello ,

For the options C,D & E , there is a COMMA after 'and'. I am aware of syntax " comma+and" but not "and +comma';Does the latter syntax have any special indication ?

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Re: The normative model of strategic decision-making suggests [#permalink] New post 21 Nov 2013, 11:21
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For the options C,D & E , there is a COMMA after 'and'. I am aware of syntax " comma+and" but not "and +comma';Does the latter syntax have any special indication ?

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A. the comma is in the wrong place. "in using the set of objective ....." is a modifier for how the executives could decide on a theory so if we take out the modifier then it will look like this: , and can decide on a strategy. Comma + and needs a subject and verb but there is no subject.

B. "in deciding" is not preferable

C. "Deciding" is no parallel to examine

D. Correct. The modifier is separated off by commas and "decide" is parallel to "examine."

E. "(Independent) and, (Independent clause)" is not appropriate. There are two IC not joined in the right way. It is suppose to be ",and" not "and,"

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Re: The normative model of strategic decision-making suggests [#permalink] New post 05 Apr 2014, 09:39
This is an example in which the aspirants adhering to grammar rules will stumble.

Rule say to use -ING modifier only as a result of the previous clause or as an additional information.

However, here -ING has been used differently as an NON-ESSENTIAL modifier.

The normative model of strategic decision-making suggests that executives examine a firm’s external environment and internal conditions and, using the set of objective criteria they derive from these analyses, decide on a strategy.

Concepts tested:

Non - essential modifier - ING
Subjunctive
Consecutive verbs of same subject are joined by and , so no need to repeat the subject, which necessarily leads to wordiness.

BOSSY verb + that + subject + verb
Suggests + that + executives + examine & decide

suggests that executives examine........... and , using..........., decide...........

since using....... is NEM we can strike it off

suggests that executives examine and decide.
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Re: The normative model of strategic decision-making suggests [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2014, 08:19
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

Option A) Lets remove the segment of the sentence in between the two comma. That indicates, it is not required and acts as a modifier.
The normative model of strategic decision-making suggests that executives examine a firm’s external environment and internal conditions can decide on a strategy
Conditions can decide - Incorrect.
Option B) executives examine X and deciding Y - Not parallel - Incorrect.
Option C) Same issue as B has.
Option D) Perfect "using the set of objective criteria derived from these analyses" is acting as a modifier for the executives to decide. We can take it out.
then the sentence becomes
The normative model of strategic decision-making suggests that executives examine a firm’s external environment and internal conditions and decide on a strategy.
examine and decide are parallel.

Option E) executives examine a firm’s external environment and internal conditions and they decide on a strategy - We have an extra subject - Incorrect.
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Re: The normative model of strategic decision-making suggests [#permalink] New post 01 May 2014, 03:51
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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


"suggest that sb can do" is not idiom. we cannot use "can" after "suggest". A is gone.
if we repeat "they" and use two independent clause we need "and that they use..." . the second "that" is needed. there is no second "that" in B. choice B is wrong.
"deciding" in C make the second phrase after "and" has no verb. C is gone.

"in their use" makes difference in meaning. we need "using..." to show how "decide" is done. E also need second "that" if it wants to use "they"
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Re: The normative model of strategic decision-making suggests [#permalink] New post 22 May 2014, 17:11
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IMO, this example is a kind of command subjunctive, wherein, the word suggests means almost to advise or give some kind of imperativeness as may be in a tuition or exercise class; Depending upon where it comes from, suggestion can be a mandate, such as when the Supreme Court or the Fed suggests something, it is rather an order than a request. Looked from that angle, the verb is not used as in an indicative mood, but in a subjunctive mood. So, in the use of subjunctive mood, verbs like can decide become irrelevant and incongruous. So we can see, why option D with the verb decide which is parallel to examine is the apt expression


Hi daagh,


1) When a coordinating conjunction is preceded by a comma, it could serve two purposes: It will either introduce an independent clause and connect the two clauses or it could create a list. Correct?

2) On the other hand, if a coordinating conjunction such as "and" is followed by a comma, what purpose does it serve?

I can see from your example above what the "and" is doing and it seems like, it seems like it's setting up two independent clauses -- executives examine a firm and, executives decide on a strategy. Am I correct?

Does that mean that when "and" is preceded by a comma, there really isn't that big of a difference compared to when "and" is followed by a comma. It still serves as a separator of two clauses and requires a SV, before and after the coordinating conjunction?

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Re: The normative model of strategic decision-making suggests [#permalink] New post 24 Jul 2014, 14:27
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