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The problem with B is that it implies that the fund may not hold even one percent. When so, logically it fails to answer how it can hold more than one percent. A, on the contrary makes it clear that the cap is one percent and no single investment may be even one plus a decimal. That is the actual impact of the altered intent of the phrase ' at least"
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A mutual fund having billions of dollars in assets will typically invest that money in hundreds of companies, rarely holding more than one percent of the shares of any particular corporation.

(A) companies, rarely holding more than one percent
(B) companies, and it is rare to hold at least one percent or more
(C) companies and rarely do they hold more than one percent
(D) companies, so that they rarely hold more than one percent
(E) companies; rarely do they hold one percent or more

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A mutual fund that has billions of dollars in assets will invest that money in hundreds of companies. Then, the sentence expresses the result of this clause using a verb-ing modifier.

Option Analysis
(A) Correct.

(B) Incorrect. For the following reasons:
-- Using ‘at least’ and ‘or more’ together is redundant;
-- This option presents the two ideas using ‘and’, thus distorting the meaning by eliminating the cause and effect relationship of the original sentence.

(C) Incorrect. For the following reasons:
--The part after ‘and’ is an independent clause and thus needs to be connected using ‘comma+and’ with the previous independent clause.
--Logically, we know that ‘they’ should refer to ‘mutual fund’. However, grammatically it cannot since ‘they’ is plural and ‘mutual fund’ is singular. So, we have a pronoun error.

(D) Incorrect. For the same pronoun error as in option C.
Here, the USAGE of "so that" is correct. It is used as "WITH THE RESULT THAT".

(E) Incorrect. For the same pronoun error as in option C
-- This option presents the two ideas using ‘;’, thus distorting the meaning by eliminating the cause and effect relationship of the original sentence.

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A mutual fund having billions of dollars in assets will typically invest that money in hundreds of companies, rarely holding more than one percent of the shares of any particular corporation.

(A) companies, rarely holding more than one percent
(B) companies, and it is rare to hold at least one percent or more
(C) companies and rarely do they hold more than one percent
(D) companies, so that they rarely hold more than one percent
(E) companies; rarely do they hold one percent or more


look at choice b,
it is rare
"it" here is fake subject and, so, it makes "to hold " become unclear. in the pattern

it is rare to do something

to do" show a general action which dose not belong to someone in the sentence

to hold in b is unclear. b is gone.

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