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There is a difference in the way the term "turnover" and the term "revenue" is used in business across the Atlantic; in the United States, "turnover" refers to how rapidly the inventory acquisition and transaction occurs whereas in Europe "turnover" refers to a company's income, known in the States as revenue.

(A) way the term "turnover" and the term "revenue" is used in business across the Atlantic; in the States, "turnover" refers to how rapidly the inventory acquisition and transaction occurs whereas

(B) use of the term "turnover" and the term "revenue" in business across the Atlantic; in the United States, "turnover" refers to how rapidly the inventory acquisition and transaction occurs whereas

(C) way the term "turnover" and the term "revenue" are used in business across the Atlantic; in the United States, "turnover" refers to how rapidly the inventory acquisition and transaction occur since

(D) usage of the term "turnover" and the term "revenue" in business across the Atlantic; the rapidness of inventory acquisition and transaction is called "turnover" in the United States whereas

(E) way the term "turnover" and the term "revenue" are used in business across the Atlantic; in the United States, the rate at which the inventory acquisition and transaction occur are called "turnover" whereas
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IMO C.

(A) way the term turnover and the term revenue is used in business across the Atlantic; in the States, turnover refers to how rapidly the inventory acquisition and transaction occurs whereas- The verb should be in plural ie. "are", Hence incorrect.

(B) use of the term turnover and the term revenue in business across the Atlantic; in the United States, turnover refers to how rapidly the inventory acquisition and transaction occurs whereas-"use" is a noun. Additionally, IMO to maintain parallelism in the first clause, it should be "of the term revenue". Hence incorrect

(C) way the term turnover and the term revenue are used in business across the Atlantic; in the United States, turnover refers to how rapidly the inventory acquisition and transaction occur since-"are used..." correctly uses the verb form. Also, in the United States, turnover refers to... is parallel to "in Europe turnover refers to...". Hence correct.

(D) usage of the term turnover and the term revenue in business across the Atlantic; the rapidness of inventory acquisition and transaction is called turnover in the United States whereas-Refer explanation of option (c). The parallelism in 2nd clause is violated in this option. Hence incorrect

(E) way the term turnover and the term revenue are used in business across the Atlantic; in the United States, the rate at which the inventory acquisition and transaction occur are called turnover whereas-Refer explanation of option (c). The parallelism in 2nd clause is violated in this option. Hence incorrect

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IMO C.

(C) way the term turnover and the term revenue are used in business across the Atlantic; in the United States, turnover refers to how rapidly the inventory acquisition and transaction occur since-"are used..." correctly uses the verb form. Also, in the United States, turnover refers to... is parallel to "in Europe turnover refers to...". Hence correct.

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hi argha,

in option C...THE USE OF SINCE is incorrect...we need contrasting word...such as where as

option D is the right answer.
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There is a difference in the way the term turnover and the term revenue is used in business across the Atlantic; in the United States, turnover refers to how rapidly the inventory acquisition and transaction occurs whereas in Europe turnover refers to a company's income, known in the States as revenue.

(A) way the term turnover and the term revenue is used in business across the Atlantic; in the States, turnover refers to how rapidly the inventory acquisition and transaction occurs whereas

(B) use of the term turnover and the term revenue in business across the Atlantic; in the United States, turnover refers to how rapidly the inventory acquisition and transaction occurs whereas

(C) way the term turnover and the term revenue are used in business across the Atlantic; in the United States, turnover refers to how rapidly the inventory acquisition and transaction occur since

(D) usage of the term turnover and the term revenue in business across the Atlantic; the rapidness of inventory acquisition and transaction is called turnover in the United States whereas

(E) way the term turnover and the term revenue are used in business across the Atlantic; in the United States, the rate at which the inventory acquisition and transaction occur are called turnover whereas

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(A) way the term turnover and the term revenue is used in business across the Atlantic; in the States, turnover refers to how rapidly the inventory acquisition and transaction occurs whereas===>

in the way...makes it wordier///IS is wrong...we need plural verb ARE/////REFERS TO should be followed by NOUN==>INCORRECT

(B) use of the term turnover and the term revenue in business across the Atlantic; in the United States, turnover refers to how rapidly the inventory acquisition and transaction occurs whereas====>

USAGE will be prefered over USE (here)////REFERS TO...SHOULD BE FOLLOWED BY NOUN===>INCORRECT

(C) way the term turnover and the term revenue are used in business across the Atlantic; in the United States, turnover refers to how rapidly the inventory acquisition and transaction occur since

IN THE WAY: adds to wordiness.///refers to should be followed by NOUN///USE OF SINCE is wrong..we need contrasting word here

(D) usage of the term turnover and the term revenue in business across the Atlantic; the rapidness of inventory acquisition and transaction is called turnover in the United States whereas
===>correct

(E) way the term turnover and the term revenue are used in business across the Atlantic; in the United States, the rate at which the inventory acquisition and transaction occur are called turnover whereas===>

IN THE WAY : adds to wordiness////rate at which is unidiomatic//// verb for THE RATE should be IS and not ARE.

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Can anybody explain in detail why B is wrong?
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Can anybody explain in detail why B is wrong?

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B) use of the term turnover and the term revenue in business across the Atlantic; in the United States, turnover refers to how rapidly the inventory acquisition and transaction occurs whereas

the inventory acquisition and transaction==>plural
occurs==>singular
sub-verb doesnt agree in number

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B) use of the term turnover and the term revenue in business across the Atlantic; in the United States, turnover refers to how rapidly the inventory acquisition and transaction occurs whereas

shouldnt occurS also be Occur? (acquisition and transaction)
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There is a difference in the way the term turnover and the term revenue is used in business across the Atlantic; in the United States, turnover refers to how rapidly the inventory acquisition and transaction occurs whereas in Europe turnover refers to a company's income, known in the States as revenue.
(A) way the term turnover and the term revenue is used in business across the Atlantic; in the States, turnover refers to how rapidly the inventory acquisition and transaction occurs whereas
ARE must be used instead of IS coz subject "way the term turnover and way the term revenue" is Plural. OCCUR must be used instead of OCCURS coz the subject " the inventory acquisition and transaction ( X and Y)" is plural. Thus Incorrect

(B) use of the term turnover and the term revenue in business across the Atlantic; in the United States, turnover refers to how rapidly the inventory acquisition and transaction occurs whereas
OCCUR must be used instead of OCCURS coz the subject " the inventory acquisition and transaction ( X and Y)" is plural. Thus Incorrect

(C) way the term turnover and the term revenue are used in business across the Atlantic; in the United States, turnover refers to how rapidly the inventory acquisition and transaction occur since
- Author want to make comparison rather than to give Reason why something happened. Thus Incorrect

(D) usage of the term turnover and the term revenue in business across the Atlantic; the rapidness of inventory acquisition and transaction is called turnover in the United States whereas - CORRECT

(E) way the term turnover and the term revenue are used in business across the Atlantic; in the United States, the rate at which the inventory acquisition and transaction occur are called turnover whereas
Singular verb (IS) must be used instead of ARE coz the subject "RATE" is singular. Thus Incorrect

blueseas wrote:
in this case it is modifying THE ACQUISITION which is a noun ...hence wrong.
HOW RAPIDLY THE INVENTORY ...=>This is incorrect construction.

Hi Blueseas,
RAPIDLY is not modifying any Noun in option B. It is correctly modifying VERB OCCURS (RAPIDLY..... OCCURS)
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There is a difference in the way the term turnover and the term revenue is used in business across the Atlantic; in the United States, turnover refers to how rapidly the inventory acquisition and transaction occurs whereas in Europe turnover refers to a company's income, known in the States as revenue.
(A) way the term turnover and the term revenue is used in business across the Atlantic; in the States, turnover refers to how rapidly the inventory acquisition and transaction occurs whereas
ARE must be used instead of IS coz subject "way the term turnover and way the term revenue" is Plural. OCCUR must be used instead of OCCURS coz the subject " the inventory acquisition and transaction ( X and Y)" is plural. Thus Incorrect

(B) use of the term turnover and the term revenue in business across the Atlantic; in the United States, turnover refers to how rapidly the inventory acquisition and transaction occurs whereas
OCCUR must be used instead of OCCURS coz the subject " the inventory acquisition and transaction ( X and Y)" is plural. Thus Incorrect

(C) way the term turnover and the term revenue are used in business across the Atlantic; in the United States, turnover refers to how rapidly the inventory acquisition and transaction occur since
- Author want to make comparison rather than to give Reason why something happened. Thus Incorrect

(D) usage of the term turnover and the term revenue in business across the Atlantic; the rapidness of inventory acquisition and transaction is called turnover in the United States whereas - CORRECT

(E) way the term turnover and the term revenue are used in business across the Atlantic; in the United States, the rate at which the inventory acquisition and transaction occur are called turnover whereas
Singular verb (IS) must be used instead of ARE coz the subject "RATE" is singular. Thus Incorrect

blueseas wrote:
in this case it is modifying THE ACQUISITION which is a noun ...hence wrong.
HOW RAPIDLY THE INVENTORY ...=>This is incorrect construction.

Hi Blueseas,
RAPIDLY is not modifying any Noun in option B. It is correctly modifying VERB OCCURS (RAPIDLY..... OCCURS)

yes i agree fameatop....there is sub-verb disagreement.
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There is a difference in the way the term turnover and the term revenue is used in business across the Atlantic; in the United States, turnover refers to how rapidly the inventory acquisition and transaction occurs whereas in Europe turnover refers to a company's income, known in the States as revenue.

(A) way the term turnover and the term revenue is used in business across the Atlantic; in the States, turnover refers to how rapidly the inventory acquisition and transaction occurs whereas

(B) use of the term turnover and the term revenue in business across the Atlantic; in the United States, turnover refers to how rapidly the inventory acquisition and transaction occurs whereas

(C) way the term turnover and the term revenue are used in business across the Atlantic; in the United States, turnover refers to how rapidly the inventory acquisition and transaction occur since

(D) usage of the term turnover and the term revenue in business across the Atlantic; the rapidness of inventory acquisition and transaction is called turnover in the United States whereas

(E) way the term turnover and the term revenue are used in business across the Atlantic; in the United States, the rate at which the inventory acquisition and transaction occur are called turnover whereas

A quick look at start of non underlined portion "There is a difference in the ....term turnover and revenue ...we have to use this term .. only look at B and D. end of the underlined portion is whereas which is correct. More closer look at B, use is awkward. Answer D. Ding.
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Very good question. Was struck between B and D, went with B and got it wrong.
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- in the way the term is wordier - that takes out choices A, C and E
- between B and D - usage is correct vs use and hence D.
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What is wrong with B??...As given the OA is D, the second half seems not to be parallel....
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There is a difference in the way the term "turnover" and the term "revenue" is used in business across the Atlantic; in the United States, "turnover" refers to how rapidly the inventory acquisition and transaction occurs whereas in Europe "turnover" refers to a company's income, known in the States as revenue.

(A) way the term "turnover" and the term "revenue" is used in business across the Atlantic; in the States, "turnover" refers to how rapidly the inventory acquisition and transaction occurs whereas

(B) use of the term "turnover" and the term "revenue" in business across the Atlantic; in the United States, "turnover" refers to how rapidly the inventory acquisition and transaction occurs whereas

(C) way the term "turnover" and the term "revenue" are used in business across the Atlantic; in the United States, "turnover" refers to how rapidly the inventory acquisition and transaction occur since

(D) usage of the term "turnover" and the term "revenue" in business across the Atlantic; the rapidness of inventory acquisition and transaction is called "turnover" in the United States whereas

(E) way the term "turnover" and the term "revenue" are used in business across the Atlantic; in the United States, the rate at which the inventory acquisition and transaction occur are called "turnover" whereas

JusTLucK04 wrote:
Rejected D for parallelism...Can you please explain how it is correct?

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I'm happy to respond.

I am not a huge fan of this question. I will say, the question does all kinds of sophisticated things with rhetoric, and the rhetorical differences have students analyzing all kinds of things, but much of the question actually hinges on subject-verb agreement (SVA). See:
http://magoosh.com/gmat/2013/subject-ve ... orrection/

Let's look at this:
There is a difference in the way the term "turnover" and the term "revenue" is used in business across the Atlantic; in the United States, "turnover" refers to how rapidly the inventory acquisition and transaction occurs whereas in Europe "turnover" refers to a company's income, known in the States as revenue.
(A) way the term "turnover" and the term "revenue" is used in business across the Atlantic; in the States, "turnover" refers to how rapidly the inventory acquisition and transaction occurs whereas
OK, this answer is clearly wrong. The structure "the way the term is used" is extremely casual, not formal. Also, there's a clear SVA problem: the term "turnover" and the term "revenue" is used. Compound subjects require plural verbs. This choice is 100% wrong.

(B) use of the term "turnover" and the term "revenue" in business across the Atlantic; in the United States, "turnover" refers to how rapidly the inventory acquisition and transaction occurs whereas
This one arguably may have a SVA problem: "the inventory acquisition and transaction occurs." Hmmm. If we read literally, and consider those as different things, (i) "the inventory acquisition" and (ii) "transaction," then of course, we would need a plural verb. The problem is --- we are not necessarily familiar with the concept, and the way it is stated, both modified by the noun "inventory", suggests that it might be construed as a singular aggregate. In other words, it is conceivable that "the inventory acquisition and transaction" is a single thing, despite the "and" in the name, and needs a singular verb. Admittedly, the GMAT itself would never give such a thing and expect us to realize that it needed a singular verb, but such things do exist in the language ( e.g. "a bed and breakfast", "salt and paper is on the table", etc.). The way this is phrased makes it unclear whether it should fit in the aggregate-construed-as-singular category, and because of this, I would call this answer "gray", in between, not clearly right but not unambiguously wrong.

(C) way the term "turnover" and the term "revenue" are used in business across the Atlantic; in the United States, "turnover" refers to how rapidly the inventory acquisition and transaction occur since
Again, we have the casual structure, "the way the terms are used." Also, the "since" at the end implies an illogical cause-effect relationship that is not present in the prompt and is not justified by context. This is 100% wrong.

(D) usage of the term "turnover" and the term "revenue" in business across the Atlantic; the rapidness of inventory acquisition and transaction is called "turnover" in the United States whereas
Nothing wrong. Could be an answer.

(E) way the term "turnover" and the term "revenue" are used in business across the Atlantic; in the United States, the rate at which the inventory acquisition and transaction occur are called "turnover" whereas
Again, we have the casual structure, "the way the terms are used." Also, a clear SVA problem "the rate ... are called." This is 100% wrong.

OK, at least (A) & (C) & (E) are unambiguously wrong. Choice (D) is somewhat unconventional rhetorically in the second part of the underlined section, but this is not wrong: it is well within the limits of valid parallelism. When two clauses are in parallel, that doesn't necessarily mean that they are in lockstep in their word order; for a variety of rhetorical reasons, it may be appropriate to vary the word orders in two parallel clauses. The real problem in my mind is (B), which implies a relatively obscure structure that could be interpreted differently. This is what happens when folks who really don't understand the deep logic of GMAT SC questions try to write challenging questions. This may be why this question has generated so much discussion on this page. A good solid GMAT question has one completely clear right answer and four choices that are each unambiguously wrong. I'm just not happy with this question.

Here's a high quality SC question:
http://gmat.magoosh.com/questions/3274

That's my two cents.

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(D) usage of the term "turnover" and the term "revenue" in business across the Atlantic; the rapidness of inventory acquisition and transaction is called "turnover" in the United States whereas
Nothing wrong. Could be an answer.

OK, at least (A) & (C) & (E) are unambiguously wrong. Choice (D) is somewhat unconventional rhetorically in the second part of the underlined section, but this is not wrong: it is well within the limits of valid parallelism. When two clauses are in parallel, that doesn't necessarily mean that they are in lockstep in their word order; for a variety of rhetorical reasons, it may be appropriate to vary the word orders in two parallel clauses.

Thnaks a lot for the superb explanation..I had the same doubts on B and in fact I selected B .. Can we ever expect to see such parallelism on the GMAT..??
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Thanks a lot for the superb explanation..I had the same doubts on B and in fact I selected B .. Can we ever expect to see such parallelism on the GMAT..??

Dear JusTLucK04,
I'm happy to respond.

Here's the OA, version (D):
There is a difference in the usage of the term "turnover" and the term "revenue" in business across the Atlantic; the rapidness of inventory acquisition and transaction is called "turnover" in the United States whereas in Europe "turnover" refers to a company's income, known in the States as "revenue."

There is absolutely nothing in the least wrong with the parallelism here. Rhetorically, it's very clever --- by putting the word "turnover" near the end of the first clause and near the beginning of the second, the writer really heightens the sense of contrast inherent in the uses of the word. This is very sophisticated, and sophisticated writing often appears on the real GMAT. Does this make sense?

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There is a difference in the way the term "turnover" and the term "revenue" is used in business across the Atlantic - is should be are
in the States, "turnover" refers to how rapidly the inventory acquisition and transaction occurs whereas - occurs should be occur

(A) way the term "turnover" and the term "revenue" is used in business across the Atlantic; in the States, "turnover" refers to how rapidly the inventory acquisition and transaction occurs whereas - Incorrect. SV error

(B) use of the term "turnover" and the term "revenue" in business across the Atlantic; in the United States, "turnover" refers to how rapidly the inventory acquisition and transaction occurs whereas - Incorrect. SV error

(C) way the term "turnover" and the term "revenue" are used in business across the Atlantic; in the United States, "turnover" refers to how rapidly the inventory acquisition and transaction occur since - Incorrect. whereas shows the contrast. since is incorrectly used here

(D) usage of the term "turnover" and the term "revenue" in business across the Atlantic; the rapidness of inventory acquisition and transaction is called "turnover" in the United States whereas - Correct.

(E) way the term "turnover" and the term "revenue" are used in business across the Atlantic; in the United States, the rate at which the inventory acquisition and transaction occur are called "turnover" whereas - Incorrect. the rate are has SV error.
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(A) way the term "turnover" and the term "revenue" is used in business across the Atlantic; in the States, "turnover" refers to how rapidly the inventory acquisition and transaction occurs whereas

(B) use of the term "turnover" and the term "revenue" in business across the Atlantic; in the United States, "turnover" refers to how rapidly the inventory acquisition and transaction occurs whereas

(C) way the term "turnover" and the term "revenue" are used in business across the Atlantic; in the United States, "turnover" refers to how rapidly the inventory acquisition and transaction occur since

(D) usage of the term "turnover" and the term "revenue" in business across the Atlantic; the rapidness of inventory acquisition and transaction is called "turnover" in the United States whereas - Correct

(E) way the term "turnover" and the term "revenue" are used in business across the Atlantic; in the United States, the rate at which the inventory acquisition and transaction occur are called "turnover" whereas
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