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# Tricky SC Series - #6

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Tricky SC Series - #6 [#permalink]  31 Oct 2009, 21:58
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Sharing some SCs from a recent mock test (thought that u may or may not get the same q when you take the same mock and that it'd be a good practice for all... ). Please post some explanation with the answers.
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Re: Tricky SC Series - #6 [#permalink]  01 Nov 2009, 00:07
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Sharing some SCs from a recent mock test (thought that u may or may not get the same q when you take the same mock and that it'd be a good practice for all... ). Please post some explanation with the answers.

A. Correct..
B. requires - wrong.
C. "that" is unnecessary.
D. "requires" is unnecessary and "that" is unnecessary.
E. "that" is unnecessary.
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Re: Tricky SC Series - #6 [#permalink]  01 Nov 2009, 00:21
this looks better

Once a trade secret is disclosed. its value is gone so it is essential to maintain proper safeguards within your business and require all employees to sign carefully drafted nondisclosure agreements

A.its value is gone so it is essential to maintain proper safeguards within your business and require all employees to sign

B.its value is gone so it is essential to maintain proper safeguards within your business and requires that all employees to sign

C.its value is gone so it is essential to maintain proper safeguards within your business and requires that all employees to sign

D.its value is gone so it is essential that you maintain proper safeguards within your business and requires that all employees to sign

E.its value is gone so essentially you maintain proper safeguards within your business and require that all employees to sign
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Re: Tricky SC Series - #6 [#permalink]  01 Nov 2009, 00:32
its means "it is" and its is a possessive form

Once a trade secret is disclosed. its value is gone so it is essential to maintain proper safeguards within your business and require all employees to sign carefully drafted nondisclosure agreements

i think its is required here.

so will choose C
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Re: Tricky SC Series - #6 [#permalink]  01 Nov 2009, 02:42
IMO A....
its doesn't mean "it is" but its does....
it's is a contraction for "it is" or "it has"......
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Re: Tricky SC Series - #6 [#permalink]  01 Nov 2009, 03:32
OA:
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A

The sentence has parallel structure between the verbs maintain and require.
B & D has parallelism errors.
C incorrectly uses it's
E changes the meaning by using adverb "essentially" rather than adjective "essential"
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Re: Tricky SC Series - #6 [#permalink]  03 Aug 2010, 07:51
+1 for A. Parrallelism.

So, it's essental to + verb is also acceptable even though it sounds more like subjunctive?
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Re: Tricky SC Series - #6 [#permalink]  03 Aug 2010, 08:39
Fell for B, didn't notice the apostrophe. Ok folks. If C didn't have that apostrophe, which one would have been better? A or C?
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Re: Tricky SC Series - #6 [#permalink]  03 Aug 2010, 11:28
can someone explain why B is wrong?
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Re: Tricky SC Series - #6 [#permalink]  03 Aug 2010, 18:37
B failed parallelism. To maintain || to sign

Second B has SV error. employees is plural - should use "require" than "requires"

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can someone explain why B is wrong?

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Re: Tricky SC Series - #6 [#permalink]  04 Sep 2010, 10:51
Once a trade secret is disclosed. its value is gone so it is essential to maintain proper safeguards within your business and require all employees to sign carefully drafted nondisclosure agreements

A.its value is gone so it is essential to maintain proper safeguards within your business and require all employees to sign ==> Correct
B.its value is gone so it is essential to maintain proper safeguards within your business and requires that all employees to sign ==> "requires" must be replaced with "require". Also "to sign" must be replaced with "sign" since "requires that all employees to sign" is subjunctive.
C.its value is gone so it is essential to maintain proper safeguards within your business and requires that all employees to sign ==> Incorrect use of "it's" since it means "it is"
D.its value is gone so it is essential that you maintain proper safeguards within your business and requires that all employees to sign ==> Same as B
E.its value is gone so essentially you maintain proper safeguards within your business and require that all employees to sign ==> "to sign" must be replaced with "sign" since "requires that all employees to sign" is subjunctive.
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Re: Tricky SC Series - #6 [#permalink]  04 Sep 2010, 12:18
There one should hesitate between A and C and A is correct because "require" is the world needed
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Re: Tricky SC Series - #6 [#permalink]  01 Sep 2011, 05:23
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Once a trade secret is disclosed. its value is gone so it is essential to maintain proper safeguards within your business and require all employees to sign carefully drafted nondisclosure agreements

A.its value is gone so it is essential to maintain proper safeguards within your business and require all employees to sign
B.its value is gone so it is essential to maintain proper safeguards within your business and requires that all employees to sign -> parallelism error (should be 'to maintain...and...require...')
C.its value is gone so it is essential to maintain proper safeguards within your business and requires that all employees to sign -> it's = it is. WRONG.
D.its value is gone so it is essential that you maintain proper safeguards within your business and requires that all employees to sign -> parallelism error (should be 'to maintain...and...require...')
E.its value is gone so essentially you maintain proper safeguards within your business and require that all employees to sign -> meaning of statement is completely distorted from original.

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Re: Tricky SC Series - #6 [#permalink]  22 Dec 2011, 06:01
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Before we go into solving it, are not the text and all its choices flouting style by running on without proper conjugation between two independent clauses?

Once a trade secret is disclosed, its value is gone’ is the first independent clause; ‘so it is essential bla bla’ is the second independent clause using 'so' in the sense of ‘therefore’. But the conjugation is not even by a comma. The proper conjugation will be a semi - colon in such cases IMO.

May be the argument is that since the error is there in all the choices, we should ignore it.

Is there any such previous instance as this in GMAT?
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Re: Tricky SC Series - #6 [#permalink]  24 Apr 2012, 10:02
IMO ,A is also wrong because the word "require" has to be used with subjunctive mood ,

its value is gone so it is essential to maintain proper safeguards within your business and require that all employees sign

I think this should be the correct usage!!!
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Re: Tricky SC Series - #6 [#permalink]  09 Jun 2012, 20:58
what is the source of this question??
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Re: Tricky SC Series - #6 [#permalink]  09 Jun 2012, 21:08
Its is the possessive form for it .It's is not the right usage .
That is omitted in order to maintain the parallelism in the sentence .The verb essential elsewhere in the sentence does not have subjunctive !!
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Re: Tricky SC Series - #6 [#permalink]  29 Aug 2012, 08:35
shikhar wrote:
IMO ,A is also wrong because the word "require" has to be used with subjunctive mood ,

its value is gone so it is essential to maintain proper safeguards within your business and require that all employees sign

I think this should be the correct usage!!!
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I agree with Shikhar. If I go with MGMAT SC book Chapter 7, page 114, it says that Subjunctive construction is as follows:
Bossy Verb+That+subject+command subjunctive.
require+That+all employees+sign

Here A looks okay if we make this change to the sentence.
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Re: Tricky SC Series - #6   [#permalink] 29 Aug 2012, 08:35
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