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# A majority of the shareholders wants the company to pursue a more aggr

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Updated on: 30 Aug 2018, 14:58
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A majority of the shareholders wants the company to pursue a more aggressive cost-reduction strategy because it fears that low-cost competition from Asia has the potential to put the company out of business.

A. wants the company to pursue a more aggressive cost-reduction strategy because it fears that low-cost competition from Asia has the potential to put the company out of business

B. wants the company to pursue a more aggressive cost-reduction strategy because they fear that low-cost competition from Asia has the potential to put them out of business

C. fear that low-cost competition from Asia has the potential to put the company out of business and want the company to pursue a more aggressive cost-reduction strategy

D. want the company to pursue a more aggressive cost-reduction strategy because they fear that low-cost competition from Asia has the potential to put them out of business

E. want the company to pursue a more aggressive cost-reduction strategy because they fear that low-cost competition from Asia has the potential to put it out of business

Originally posted by subh2273 on 30 Aug 2018, 05:44.
Last edited by generis on 30 Aug 2018, 14:58, edited 3 times in total.
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30 Aug 2018, 07:50
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subh2273 wrote:
A majority of the shareholders wants the company to pursue a more aggressive cost-reduction strategy because they fear that low-cost competition from Asia has the potential to put them out of business.

A. wants the company to pursue a more aggressive cost-reduction strategy because it fears that low-cost competition from Asia has the potential to put the company out of business

B. wants the company to pursue a more aggressive cost-reduction strategy because they fear that low-cost competition from Asia has the potential to put them out of business

C. fear that low-cost competition from Asia has the potential to put the company out of business and want the company to pursue a more aggressive cost-reduction strategy

D. want the company to pursue a more aggressive cost-reduction strategy because they fear that low-cost competition from Asia has the potential to put them out of business

E. want the company to pursue a more aggressive cost-reduction strategy because they fear that low-cost competition from Asia has the potential to put it out of business

Hello ,

A. wants the company to pursue a more aggressive cost-reduction strategy because it fears that low-cost competition from Asia has the potential to put the company out of business

B. wants the company to pursue a more aggressive cost-reduction strategy because they fear that low-cost competition from Asia has the potential to put them out of business

C. fear that low-cost competition from Asia has the potential to put the company out of business and want the company to pursue a more aggressive cost-reduction strategy

D. want the company to pursue a more aggressive cost-reduction strategy because they fear that low-cost competition from Asia has the potential to put them out of business

E. want the company to pursue a more aggressive cost-reduction strategy because they fear that low-cost competition from Asia has the potential to put it out of business

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A Majority here is a singular subject and must therefore have a singular verb wants.
the pronoun it is also correctly referring to A Majority
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30 Aug 2018, 08:11
subh2273 wrote:
A majority of the shareholders wants the company to pursue a more aggressive cost-reduction strategy because they fear that low-cost competition from Asia has the potential to put them out of business.

A. wants the company to pursue a more aggressive cost-reduction strategy because it fears that low-cost competition from Asia has the potential to put the company out of business

B. wants the company to pursue a more aggressive cost-reduction strategy because they fear that low-cost competition from Asia has the potential to put them out of business

C. fear that low-cost competition from Asia has the potential to put the company out of business and want the company to pursue a more aggressive cost-reduction strategy

D. want the company to pursue a more aggressive cost-reduction strategy because they fear that low-cost competition from Asia has the potential to put them out of business

E. want the company to pursue a more aggressive cost-reduction strategy because they fear that low-cost competition from Asia has the potential to put it out of business

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Choice A in GMAT SC is always same as original sentence.

A majority of the shareholders wants the company to pursue a more aggressive cost-reduction strategy because they fear that low-cost competition from Asia has the potential to put them out of business.

A. wants the company to pursue a more aggressive cost-reduction strategy because it fears that low-cost competition from Asia has the potential to put the company out of business

B. wants the company to pursue a more aggressive cost-reduction strategy because they fear that low-cost competition from Asia has the potential to put them out of business

C. fear that low-cost competition from Asia has the potential to put the company out of business and want the company to pursue a more aggressive cost-reduction strategy

D. want the company to pursue a more aggressive cost-reduction strategy because they fear that low-cost competition from Asia has the potential to put them out of business

E. want the company to pursue a more aggressive cost-reduction strategy because they fear that low-cost competition from Asia has the potential to put it out of business

Ans : A
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30 Aug 2018, 08:17
subh2273 wrote:
A majority of the shareholders wants the company to pursue a more aggressive cost-reduction strategy because they fear that low-cost competition from Asia has the potential to put them out of business.

A. wants the company to pursue a more aggressive cost-reduction strategy because it fears that low-cost competition from Asia has the potential to put the company out of business

B. wants the company to pursue a more aggressive cost-reduction strategy because they fear that low-cost competition from Asia has the potential to put them out of business

C. fear that low-cost competition from Asia has the potential to put the company out of business and want the company to pursue a more aggressive cost-reduction strategy

D. want the company to pursue a more aggressive cost-reduction strategy because they fear that low-cost competition from Asia has the potential to put them out of business

E. want the company to pursue a more aggressive cost-reduction strategy because they fear that low-cost competition from Asia has the potential to put it out of business

A majority is singular. A collective noun is usually singular in cases such as, a majority, an army, a team for people and for items bagage, equipment, is singular.
A trick: When in doubt, think singular. There are more scenarios that are singular than there are plural!
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30 Aug 2018, 09:27
subh2273 wrote:
A majority of the shareholders wants the company to pursue a more aggressive cost-reduction strategy because they fear that low-cost competition from Asia has the potential to put them out of business.

A. wants the company to pursue a more aggressive cost-reduction strategy because it fears that low-cost competition from Asia has the potential to put the company out of business

B. wants the company to pursue a more aggressive cost-reduction strategy because they fear that low-cost competition from Asia has the potential to put them out of business

C. fear that low-cost competition from Asia has the potential to put the company out of business and want the company to pursue a more aggressive cost-reduction strategy

D. want the company to pursue a more aggressive cost-reduction strategy because they fear that low-cost competition from Asia has the potential to put them out of business

E. want the company to pursue a more aggressive cost-reduction strategy because they fear that low-cost competition from Asia has the potential to put it out of business
A majority/Majority of X
Verb form is decided by the X

Eliminate A, B, C.

Between D and E,
D has pronoun error /SV error--> they refers to company - - - > wrong

E corrects the mistake by using it

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30 Aug 2018, 09:45
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subh2273 wrote:
A majority of the shareholders wants the company to pursue a more aggressive cost-reduction strategy because they fear that low-cost competition from Asia has the potential to put them out of business.

A. wants the company to pursue a more aggressive cost-reduction strategy because it fears that low-cost competition from Asia has the potential to put the company out of business

B. wants the company to pursue a more aggressive cost-reduction strategy because they fear that low-cost competition from Asia has the potential to put them out of business

C. fear that low-cost competition from Asia has the potential to put the company out of business and want the company to pursue a more aggressive cost-reduction strategy

D. want the company to pursue a more aggressive cost-reduction strategy because they fear that low-cost competition from Asia has the potential to put them out of business

E. want the company to pursue a more aggressive cost-reduction strategy because they fear that low-cost competition from Asia has the potential to put it out of business

A majority is singular. A collective noun is usually singular in cases such as, a majority, an army, a team for people and for items bagage, equipment, is singular.
A trick: When in doubt, think singular. There are more scenarios that are singular than there are plural!
A majority of X

In this case - - - > x decides the verb form

A Majority and the majoority without a preposition follow the same rule as the number / a number.

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