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When working with overseas clients, an understanding of cultural norms is at least as important as grasping the pivotal business issues for the global manager.

A. When working with overseas clients, an understanding of cultural norms is at least as important as grasping the pivotal business issues for the global manager.
B. When they work with overseas clients, understanding cultural norms is at least of equal importance to the global manager as grasping the pivotal business issues.
C. For global managers working with overseas clients, understanding cultural norms is at least as important as grasping the pivotal business issues.
D. For global managers working with overseas clients, an understanding of cultural norms is at least as important to them as that they grasp the pivotal business issues.
E. Global managers working with overseas clients find an understanding of cultural norms to be equally important as grasping the pivotal business issues.
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Re: SC: working with overseas clients [#permalink] New post 10 Aug 2005, 04:13
C. For global managers working with overseas clients, understanding cultural norms is at least as important as grasping the pivotal business issues.

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A. When working with overseas clients, an understanding of cultural norms is at least as important as grasping the pivotal business issues for the global manager.
- misplaced modifier, an understanding is working with overseas clients

B. When they work with overseas clients, understanding cultural norms is at least of equal importance to the global manager as grasping the pivotal business issues.

- again misplaced modifier, understanding cultural norms are working with overseas clients because the subject of independent clause is subject of dependent clause.

C. For global managers working with overseas clients, understanding cultural norms is at least as important as grasping the pivotal business issues.

- keep this.

D. For global managers working with overseas clients, an understanding of cultural norms is at least as important to them as that they grasp the pivotal business issues.

- weird construction... as that..they does not refer to anything here...

E. Global managers working with overseas clients find an understanding of cultural norms to be equally important as grasping the pivotal business issues.

a noun, understanding, is compared with a participle phrase...
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Aug 2005, 18:16
C here. B has a modifier error. E uses incorrect idiom find...to be .. equally important 'to' NOT 'as'.
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Re: When working with overseas clients, an understanding of [#permalink] New post 28 Sep 2013, 22:39
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When working with overseas clients, an understanding of cultural norms is at least as important as grasping the pivotal business issues for the global manager.

A. When working with overseas clients, an understanding of cultural norms is at least as important as grasping the pivotal business issues for the global manager.
B. When they work with overseas clients, understanding cultural norms is at least of equal importance to the global manager as grasping the pivotal business issues.
C. For global managers working with overseas clients, understanding cultural norms is at least as important as grasping the pivotal business issues.
D. For global managers working with overseas clients, an understanding of cultural norms is at least as important to them as that they grasp the pivotal business issues.
E. Global managers working with overseas clients find an understanding of cultural norms to be equally important as grasping the pivotal business issues.


A. Modifier error. Also, 'for grasping ...for the global managers'. Is someone grasping the issues for the global managers? Or the global managers themselves need to grasp the issue?
B. Modifier error. Also, they has no antecedent. Global manager is singular; therefore 'they' can refer to global manager.
C. Correct. Short and sweet.
D. Awkward construction. Working verbs are preferred over action nouns (an understanding). 'As X as Y' is the correct idiom. Here it is As to X As that.
E. 'Equally important as' seems redundant. It should be 'to be as important as grasping'. Also, 'at least' and 'equal' are different in meaning.
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Re: When working with overseas clients, an understanding of [#permalink] New post 26 Nov 2013, 00:24
"an understanding" or "understanding" -- which is correct?

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Re: SC: working with overseas clients [#permalink] New post 09 Dec 2013, 06:22
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C. For global managers working with overseas clients, understanding cultural norms is at least as important as grasping the pivotal business issues.

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