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A new breed of investor, among private‐equity firms

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A new breed of investor, among private‐equity firms, hedge funds, and activist shareholders, is aggressively looking for opportunities for creating value from portfolio moves in companies the older investors regard as too passive.

A. is aggressively looking for opportunities for creating value from portfolio moves in companies the older investors regard as too passive.

B. is aggressively looking for opportunities to create value from portfolio moves in companies that the older investors regard as too passive.

C. is aggressively looking for opportunities to create value from portfolio moves in companies the older investors consider as too passive.

D. are aggressively looking for opportunities to create value from portfolio moves in companies the older investors regard to be too passive.

E. are aggressively looking for opportunities at creating value from portfolio moves in companies that the older investors regard as too passive.
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28 Mar 2015, 10:10
B looks good.
'that' is required in the sentence.
'opportunities to create' is the correct idiom.

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30 Mar 2015, 01:07

In the original sentence, the helping verb "is" correctly used for "A breed" (Singular) subject, but "opportunities for creating" is not an optimal use when it comes to show purpose. Infinitive should have been used.
So, A,D and E are out.

In option C usage of "consider" is idiomatically wrong. Correct use is "Consider X Y": such as, I consider him a friend. So, rejected C. Again I think, in option C, use of "That" is not mandatory; without "that" also meaning will be clear.
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30 Mar 2015, 01:30
A. is aggressively looking for opportunities for creating value from portfolio moves in companies the older investors regard as too passive.
progressive tense is not required.
B. is aggressively looking for opportunities to create value from portfolio moves in companies that the older investors regard as too passive.
Correct
C. is aggressively looking for opportunities to create value from portfolio moves in companies the older investors consider as too passive.
That is required
D. are aggressively looking for opportunities to create value from portfolio moves in companies the older investors regard to be too passive.
Singular should be used to A new breed, hence are is incorrect
E. are aggressively looking for opportunities at creating value from portfolio moves in companies that the older investors regard as too passive.
Singular should be used to A new breed, hence are is incorrect
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30 Mar 2015, 07:17
ankurgupta03 wrote:
A. is aggressively looking for opportunities for creating value from portfolio moves in companies the older investors regard as too passive.
progressive tense is not required.
B. is aggressively looking for opportunities to create value from portfolio moves in companies that the older investors regard as too passive.
Correct

Both A and B use progressive tense "is looking". The use of infinitive "to create" is perhaps something that slightly tilts the choice towards B.

Quite a close choice overall.

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26 Sep 2017, 21:51
A new breed of investor, among private‐equity firms, hedge funds, and activist shareholders, is aggressively looking for opportunities for creating value from portfolio moves in companies the older investors regard as too passive.

A. is aggressively looking for opportunities for creating value from portfolio moves in companies the older investors regard as too passive.errors - 'for creating value'

B. is aggressively looking for opportunities to create value from portfolio moves in companies that the older investors regard as too passive.correct - 'to create' + 'regard as'

C. is aggressively looking for opportunities to create value from portfolio moves in companies the older investors consider as too passive.consider only - there is no consider as or consider to be

D. are aggressively looking for opportunities to create value from portfolio moves in companies the older investors regard to be too passive'raegard to be'.

E. are aggressively looking for opportunities at creating value from portfolio moves in companies that the older investors regard as too passive. wrong tense - 'creating', 'looking'

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