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1.Though many European contries can boast of having a number of female top executives, many of them work in companies _________ their husbands or families.

a. impoverished by
b. compelled by
c. interrupted
d. founded by
e. imposed upon

I think the answer is D, but somebody say to me that's B!
Would you tell me why D is correct, and why B is not correct?

In additional, I am wondering whether a sentence 'Compelled by their husbands, many women work in business.' is gramatically correct or not.
If that is not correct, would you also tell me why not?
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Re: Please tell me why D is correct? [#permalink] New post 01 Jun 2009, 20:42
This is an odd question and does not appear to be in typical GMAT format. It looks more like a GRE question as it tests understanding of the definition of "founded by".

The answer is "D. founded by" because "founded by" means "to start", meaning the husband or family owns the business. Thus the connection to the woman executive is that she is related to the people that start the company, implying that's how she got the job rather than by merit (i.e., ability, skill, aptitude)

"compelled by" means "forced" or coerced, not by choice.

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1.Though many European contries can boast of having a number of female top executives, many of them work in companies _________ their husbands or families.

a. impoverished by
b. compelled by
c. interrupted
d. founded by
e. imposed upon

I think the answer is D, but somebody say to me that's B!
Would you tell me why D is correct, and why B is not correct?

In additional, I am wondering whether a sentence 'Compelled by their husbands, many women work in business.' is gramatically correct or not.
If that is not correct, would you also tell me why not?

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Re: Please tell me why D is correct? [#permalink] New post 01 Jun 2009, 20:46
I think the tone of sentence here demand contrast (Though many--------can boast--------many of them work--------).

If filled the blank space by "founded by", it didn't justify the contrast whereas the "compelled by" will perfectly fill the space justifying the contrast in sentence.

Although I will still go with D.
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Re: Please tell me why D is correct? [#permalink] New post 01 Jun 2009, 20:52
What is the source of this question?

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Re: Please tell me why D is correct? [#permalink] New post 01 Jun 2009, 21:20
Thank you for your answer, but if we think of that sentence as 'many of them work in companies, compelled by their husbands or families,' or 'Compelled by their husbands or families, many of them work in companies,' do we think B is also correct just as "humans" tell us?

I'm confused :oops:
Re: Please tell me why D is correct?   [#permalink] 01 Jun 2009, 21:20
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