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Re: Trans world Entertainment Corporation, which owns the record [#permalink] New post 20 Jul 2013, 15:52
lucbesson:

B) has the modifier issue. ",which accounted for its poor sales"

", which accounted for its poor sales" - Has to refer back to the previous modifier. In this case it can refer the the announcement..... or which owns..... or TWE corp.

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Re: Trans world Entertainment Corporation, which owns the record [#permalink] New post 20 Jul 2013, 17:12
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lucbesson,

B is wrong because of the mixing tenses..

Quote:
Trans world Entertainment Corporation, which owns the record Town and Saturday Matinee retail chains,announced that since sales of up to one-fourth of its stores are poor, they will be closed.

B. It is closing up to one-forth of its stores, which accounted for its poor sales.


If you trace the verb tense of the highlighted words/phrase, it is past -> present continuous -> past - which is not good for GMAT. Also the B option doesn't show the casual relationship clearly as is shown in C

This question scares me since I thought A is right since they will match to it's closest precedent stores.. Also in OG questions pronoun ambiguity is the last and sometimes OK.

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Re: Trans world Entertainment Corporation, which owns the record [#permalink] New post 20 Jul 2013, 18:35
Zarrolou,

On the topic of whether a sentence has a clause or has right connectors. Doesn't the OA (C) result in a run-on sentence?

Here is the sentence with OA included -

Trans world Entertainment Corporation, which owns the record Town and Saturday Matinee retail chains, announced it was closing up to one fourth of its stores because of poor sales.

I've marked subject as highlight and underline and verb as highlight.

Any comments are much appreciated.

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Re: Trans world Entertainment Corporation, which owns the record [#permalink] New post 21 Jul 2013, 03:29
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lucbesson,

B is wrong because of the mixing tenses..

Quote:
Trans world Entertainment Corporation, which owns the record Town and Saturday Matinee retail chains,announced that since sales of up to one-fourth of its stores are poor, they will be closed.

B. It is closing up to one-forth of its stores, which accounted for its poor sales.


If you trace the verb tense of the highlighted words/phrase, it is past -> present continuous -> past - which is not good for GMAT. ...


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Re: Trans world Entertainment Corporation, which owns the record [#permalink] New post 21 Jul 2013, 03:42
nt2010 wrote:
Zarrolou,

On the topic of whether a sentence has a clause or has right connectors. Doesn't the OA (C) result in a run-on sentence?

Here is the sentence with OA included -

Trans world Entertainment Corporation, which owns the record Town and Saturday Matinee retail chains, announced it was closing up to one fourth of its stores because of poor sales.

I've marked subject as highlight and underline and verb as highlight.

Any comments are much appreciated.

Thanks
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Hi nt,

that is not a run-on sentence. A run on is defined as follow:
is a sentence made of 2 IC connected by a comma only.

Marc goes to Paris, Paul goes to Milan <== run on
Marc goes to Paris, AND Paul goes to Milan <== fine
If you connect the ICs with a FANBOYS the sentence becomes correct, or either you can place a ";" between those two.

This example does not present such construct: The company announced that it will do something <== correct, even if the subject is repeated ( the company and it).

Hope is clear
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