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Venture capitalists, investors who use huge sums of money to fund startup companies, plan to forego immediate profit by funding businesses with low earnings and to benefit richly from future sales of the companies or their properties.

(A) by funding businesses with low earnings and to benefit
(B) by funding businesses with low earnings and by benefiting
(C) funding businesses with and benefiting
(D) funding businesses with low earnings, benefiting
(E) with funding businesses with low earnings and to benefiting
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Re: SC Idioms (tricky) [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2005, 00:19
Here again I am struck between B and C. I would choose C.
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Re: SC Idioms (tricky) [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2005, 01:56
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Venture capitalists, investors who use huge sums of money to fund startup companies, plan to forego immediate profit by funding businesses with low earnings and to benefit richly from future sales of the companies or their properties.

(A) by funding businesses with low earnings and to benefit
(B) by funding businesses with low earnings and by benefiting
(C) funding businesses with and benefiting
(D) funding businesses with low earnings, benefiting
(E) with funding businesses with low earnings and to benefiting


i think "by" here means "through the action of" . So we can understand the sentence this way " forego immediate profit through the action of funding business with low earnings and benefiting richly ...." . Here to say, the "funding" and " benefiting" are manifestations of such "foregoing"
I choose B for it can keep the meaning.
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2005, 03:32
Am stuck between B and D. But, I will go in for B. B may seem wordy, but D's construction seems to be awkward. Consider this - Venture capitalists plan to forego immediate profit funding businesses with low earnings, benefiting.... From the above sentence, it seems clear that a connector is required between profit and funding. B fills in the gap by using 'by'.

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 [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2005, 05:51
B for me as well.......keeps parallelism, uses by correctly to represent the meaning of the clauses
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2005, 08:02
Did you notice that I labeled this one tricky? According to the source, it is a V47 question, so beware of trap answers.

B is not the OA.

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OA and OE to be posted before sunrise. :wink:
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2005, 08:11
I am stuck btw A & E...

going to go with A.

lets see...

plan to forgoe XYZ and "Plan to" benefiting from ..sounds strange

plan to forgoe XYZ and "plan to " benefit from sounds much better
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2005, 08:56
A.

plan to forgo
plan to benefit

are parallel.
Here the trap is not to maintain parallelism with
"funding" and
"benefitting"
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2005, 08:59
Hik, B is not OA :oops: . Then A should be coz it maintains parallelism.
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2005, 09:15
OA is A. Good self correction gang!

OE:

Look for Conjunctions and/or multiple descriptions. The list is of what the venture capitalists plan to do.

Rule and Fix:
A list must be of all nouns or all verbs and must be balanced. Since they "plan to forego and to benefit" the list is currently correct.

POE:
B and C put funding and benefiting in the same list, but they are not both ways that the capitalists will forego profit. E is not a balance list since to forego and to benefiting are not similarly structured.

Chunk and Compare:
Compare A to D.
D lacks the proper idiom "forego by".

Reread your choice:
Choose A
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2005, 10:23
Another thing to add, is B contorts the meaning by suggesting the venture capitalist needs to do two things to forgo profit.
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2005, 14:37
Good SC. on the exam day probably I will get this one wrong. I was gonna pick B.


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