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# A new breed of investor, among private‐equity firms, hedge funds, and

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

A. is aggressively looking for opportunities to create 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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Originally posted by getgyan on 03 Oct 2012, 21:09.
Last edited by Bunuel on 10 May 2018, 23:20, edited 4 times in total.
Renamed the topic and edited the question.
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getgyan wrote:
A new breed of investor, among private‐equity firms, hedge funds, and activist shareholders, is aggressively looking for opportunities to create 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 that 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

A subject-verb agreement problem. Remember that "among" does not make a singular subject into plural. So the subject "breed" remains singular and the verb following the confusing additive phrase should be "is". Thus eliminate D and E for using "are" instead.

<<I think there is a typo in the underlined portion, it does not match option A>>

Of A, B and C, A says "opportunities for creating" which is awkward construction. Thus eliminate A.

Of B and C, the difference is that in B, "that" is introduced to make it clear what investors regard as too passive. IT makes the connection logical, which otherwise the phrase is standalone.

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04 Oct 2012, 03:33
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<<I think there is a typo in the underlined portion, it does not match option A>>

Even I think so, but that is how it is given in the book. I will make the necessary changes.

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There is an easy to locate split here (is / are) so let’s start there. ‘A new breed of investors’ can be simplified to ‘A new breed [modifier]’ so it’s singular. The clue should be the presence of ‘A’ which indicates singular. On that basis D and E are out.

The second split comes later in the portion either as the older / that the older and regard / consider. Lets deal with consider first, because it’s meaning isn’t relevant here. Consider means ‘to think about’ where as regard means ‘to pass judgement on’. In the context of the sentence, consider is not appropriate so C is out.

Then finally we need to work out whether the ‘that’ in B is necessary. I think it is because it dictates what the older investors regards as too passive.

Hence B is correct.
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12 Oct 2012, 10:53
+1 for B.

Here look for a 2/3 Split. Eliminate ans choices which begin with 'are'.
In option C look at the word 'consider as' which is incorrect as per GMAT.
Left with option A and B. B conveys the meaning more appropriately.

Left with A and B
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13 Oct 2012, 10:07
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A new breed of investor, among private‐equity firms, hedge funds, and activist shareholders, is aggressively looking for opportunities to create value from portfolio moves in companies the older investors regard as too passive.
A. is aggressively looking for opportunities to create 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

I think A is better than B because they are the same except the "that". This is an essential part, therefore "that" could be omitted.
But I don't know why the answer of previous post has "for creating value" in A, absolutely making A wrong.
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23 Jun 2014, 00:46
B it is : is aggressively looking for opportunities to create value from portfolio
moves in companies that the older investors regard as too passive.
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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, 11:10
B looks good.
'that' is required in the sentence.
'opportunities to create' is the correct idiom.
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30 Mar 2015, 02:07

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, 02:30
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, 08:17
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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05 Oct 2016, 07:17
New breed - SVA - requires singular verb is -
regard As - correct IDIOM

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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.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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29 Sep 2019, 20:44
Can you please explain why option A is incorrect , as given in the question ?
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