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Advertisement banners in the air balloon competition last year received so much more exposure than the ads on sports cars in the countryside rally race, owned by the same company, that the company had to invest more in marketing the car ads as well as bundle banners and car ads into a single package.


(A) that the company had to invest more in marketing the car ads as well as bundle banners and car ads into a single package

(B) so that the company had to invest more in marketing the car ads and bundle banners as well as car ads into a single package

(C) that the company had to invest more in marketing the car ads and bundle banners and car ads into a single package

(D) as to forcing the company to invest in marketing the car ads as much as in bundling banners and car ads into a single package

(E) that the company had to invest in marketing the car ads as much as in bundling banners and car ads into a single package

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Advertisement banners in the air balloon competition last year received so much more exposure than the ads on sports cars in the countryside rally race, owned by the same company, that the company had to invest more in marketing the car ads as well as bundle banners and car ads into a single package.

so much more X than Y
So requires that .

A) that the company had to invest more in marketing the car ads as well as bundle banners and car ads into a single package

B) so that the company had to invest more in marketing the car ads and bundle banners as well as car ads into a single package

C) that the company had to invest more in marketing the car ads and bundle banners and car ads into a single package

D) as to forcing the company to invest in marketing the car ads as much as in bundling banners and car ads into a single package

E) that the company had to invest in marketing the car ads as much as in bundling banners and car ads into a single package -> Changes the meaning.
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Advertisement banners in the air balloon competition last year received so much more exposure than the ads on sports cars in the countryside rally race, owned by the same company, that the company had to invest more in marketing the car ads as well as bundle banners and car ads into a single package.

A.that the company had to invest more in marketing the car ads as well as bundle banners and car ads into a single package
B.so that the company had to invest more in marketing the car ads and bundle banners as well as car ads into a single package
C.that the company had to invest more in marketing the car ads and bundle banners and car ads into a single package
D.as to forcing the company to invest in marketing the car ads as much as in bundling banners and car ads into a single package
E.that the company had to invest in marketing the car ads as much as in bundling banners and car ads into a single package


Hi naina,
this question tests on two issues..
1) idiom so ... that.. so' has already been used in non underlined portion , so 'that' is must in choices
2) use of as well as vs and...
as well as cannot replace and..
'and' gives equal emphasis on the two parts whereas 'as well as' puts more emphasis on the first part..
'as well as' generally means... x as well as y would mean.. not only x but also y... here the correct usage is and...

now lets look at the choices..
A.that the company had to invest more in marketing the car ads as well as bundle banners and car ads into a single package
here so..that is correctly used , but as well as is wrong..
B.so that the company had to invest more in marketing the car ads and bundle banners as well as car ads into a single package

so is not required .. also as well as is wrong
C.that the company had to invest more in marketing the car ads and bundle banners and car ads into a single package
correct
D.as to forcing the company to invest in marketing the car ads as much as in bundling banners and car ads into a single package
can be easily eliminated.. totally awkward construction
E.that the company had to invest in marketing the car ads as much as in bundling banners and car ads into a single package
as much as is wrong
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I was confused between A and C and finally went with A :(

My reasoning - In A, its differentiating between 2 parts i.e.
invest more in marketing the car ads
as well as
bundle banners and car ads into a single package

whereas in C,
invest more in marketing the car ads
and bundle banners
and car ads into a single package

Please let me know where I am going wrong.
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Naina1 wrote:
Advertisement banners in the air balloon competition last year received so much more exposure than the ads on sports cars in the countryside rally race, owned by the same company, that the company had to invest more in marketing the car ads as well as bundle banners and car ads into a single package.

A.that the company had to invest more in marketing the car ads as well as bundle banners and car ads into a single package
B.so that the company had to invest more in marketing the car ads and bundle banners as well as car ads into a single package
C.that the company had to invest more in marketing the car ads and bundle banners and car ads into a single package
D.as to forcing the company to invest in marketing the car ads as much as in bundling banners and car ads into a single package
E.that the company had to invest in marketing the car ads as much as in bundling banners and car ads into a single package


Hi naina,
this question tests on two issues..
1) idiom so ... that.. so' has already been used in non underlined portion , so 'that' is must in choices
2) use of as well as vs and...
as well as cannot replace and..
'and' gives equal emphasis on the two parts whereas 'as well as' puts more emphasis on the first part..
'as well as' generally means... x as well as y would mean.. not only x but also y... here the correct usage is and...

now lets look at the choices..
A.that the company had to invest more in marketing the car ads as well as bundle banners and car ads into a single package
here so..that is correctly used , but as well as is wrong..
B.so that the company had to invest more in marketing the car ads and bundle banners as well as car ads into a single package

so is not required .. also as well as is wrong
C.that the company had to invest more in marketing the car ads and bundle banners and car ads into a single package
correct
D.as to forcing the company to invest in marketing the car ads as much as in bundling banners and car ads into a single package
can be easily eliminated.. totally awkward construction
E.that the company had to invest in marketing the car ads as much as in bundling banners and car ads into a single package
as much as is wrong


Hi,
Could you please elaborate why E is wrong ?
Use of "as much as" can also be comprehended as "Comapany spent in car ads as much as it spent in bundling banners and car ads into single...". Also please let me know that use of 2 "and" in option C. Shouldn`t option C be written in a way that clearly shows the parallel list construction.
Please shed some light. Thank you.
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I was confused between A and C and finally went with A :(

My reasoning - In A, its differentiating between 2 parts i.e.
invest more in marketing the car ads
as well as
bundle banners and car ads into a single package

whereas in C,
invest more in marketing the car ads
and bundle banners
and car ads into a single package

Please let me know where I am going wrong.


hi,
look at the two choices...
A) Advertisement banners in the air balloon competition last year received so much more exposure than the ads on sports cars in the countryside rally race, owned by the same company, that the company had to invest more in marketing the car ads as well as bundle banners and car ads into a single package.
as well as means closest to 'not only x but also y, with emphasis on x....
the sentence would read....Advertisement banners in the air balloon competition last year received so much more exposure than the ads on sports cars in the countryside rally race, owned by the same company, that the company had to not only invest more in marketing the car ads but also bundle banners and car ads into a single package..... it does not make proper sense since both the portions require same emphasis
here the two portions are independent so require 'and'....

C)whereas in C,
invest more in marketing the car ads
and bundle banners
and car ads into a single package.... the coloured is doing the differentiation between two parts with equal emphasis on the two portions
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Hi,
Could you please elaborate why E is wrong ?
Use of "as much as" can also be comprehended as "Comapany spent in car ads as much as it spent in bundling banners and car ads into single...". Also please let me know that use of 2 "and" in option C. Shouldn`t option C be written in a way that clearly shows the parallel list construction.
Please shed some light. Thank you.[/quote]


hi aniteshgmat1101,

why E is wrong?

E.that the company had to invest in marketing the car ads as much as in bundling banners and car ads into a single package

two faults ..
1)as much as cannot replace and..
2)the bigger issue is in parallelism..... here it reads.. .that the company had to invest in marketing the car ads as much as in bundling banners and car ads into a single package....it is invest in marketing.. as much as invest in bundling.... whereas the original sentence means 'had to invest in... as well as had to bundle...
it does not talk of investing in bundling but takes it as a different part..

now what does 2nd and does...
it separates the two portion and keeps them parallel...
C.that the company had to invest more in marketing the car ads and bundle banners and car ads into a single package
invest parallels bundle....
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Advertisement banners in the air balloon competition last year received so much more exposure than the ads on sports cars in the countryside rally race, owned by the same company, that the company had to invest more in marketing the car ads as well as bundle banners and car ads into a single package.

so much more X than Y
So requires that .

A) that the company had to invest more in marketing the car ads as well as bundle banners and car ads into a single package

B) so that the company had to invest more in marketing the car ads and bundle banners as well as car ads into a single package

C) that the company had to invest more in marketing the car ads and bundle banners and car ads into a single package

D) as to forcing the company to invest in marketing the car ads as much as in bundling banners and car ads into a single package

E) that the company had to invest in marketing the car ads as much as in bundling banners and car ads into a single package -> Changes the meaning.


can someone provide an explanation.I rejected C for same reason.More should be accompanied by than in sentence
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Advertisement banners in the air balloon competition last year received so much more exposure than the ads on sports cars in the countryside rally race, owned by the same company, that the company had to invest more in marketing the car ads as well as bundle banners and car ads into a single package.


Great question Sir !! :wave , Though it took me close to 3 minutes , I am happy to get the answer correct !!

Idiomatic usage-

So X that Y

Advertisement banners in the air balloon competition last year received so much more exposurethan the ads on sports cars in the countryside rally race, owned by the same company, that the company had to invest more in marketing the car ads as well as bundle banners and car ads into a single package.

Options (B) and (D) rejected - 2:3 split done

B) so that the company had to invest more in marketing the car ads and bundle banners as well as car ads into a single package
D) as to forcing the company to invest in marketing the car ads as much as in bundling banners and car ads into a single package

Now " Car ads and Bundle Banners " is different from Only " Car Ads "

A) that the company had to invest more in marketing the car ads as well as bundle banners and car ads into a single package

Correct idiomatic usage is X as well as Y , here the idiomatic usage is X as well as Y and Z
car ads and bundle banners are considered separate things which are actually not...


C) that the company had to invest more in marketing the car ads and bundle banners and car ads into a single package - Correct , follows the correct idiom : X and Y

E) that the company had to invest in marketing the car ads as much as in bundling banners and car ads into a single package - Distorts the meaning Incorrect.
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I think the option C is correct because the author says:
that the company had to invest more in marketing the car ads and bundle banners and car ads into a single package.
Company had to do 2 things:
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A. that the company had to invest more in marketing the car ads as well as bundle banners and car ads into a single package -- It is not clear whether the company had to invest more in marketing car ads or in bundling banner and car ads. As such, by using ‘as well as’ it means that the company had to not only bundle but also invest more on marketing, with an additional emphasis on marketing car ads. This may not be the intended meaning. The company perhaps wanted to invest equally on both factors. In addition, when a verb follows ‘as well as’, it has to be marked by a verb+ing form (bundling) rather than by a bare infinitive form (bundle). On these two counts, A is not the correct choice.

C. that the company had to invest more in marketing the car ads and bundle banners and car ads into a single package— the best choice.

E. that the company had to invest in marketing the car ads as much as in bundling banners and car ads into a single package

The need to follow the idiom ‘so much …that’ entails dropping of B and D.

Among A, C and E: E blatantly changes the meaning that company has to spend as much to market the car ads as to bundle, which is different from had to invest more in marketing the car ads.

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Advertisement banners in the air balloon competition last year received
    so much more exposure than the ads on sports cars in the countryside rally race, owned by the same company,
    that the company had to
      invest more in marketing the car ads as well as
      bundle banners and car ads into a single package.

We are using So X that Y idiom correctly here.
but use of as well as is incorrect here as there is no such meaning.

B. so that the company had to invest more in marketing the car ads and bundle banners as well as car ads into a single package...........So X So that Y is not idiomatic. as well as spoils the sentence again here.

C. that the company had to invest more in marketing the car ads and bundle banners and car ads into a single package........removes as well as error and is correct choice.

D. as to forcing the company to invest in marketing the car ads as much as in bundling banners and car ads into a single package.........So X as to Y is incorrect here.
forcing as much as in bundling is completely non parallel, awkward and incorrect part of sentence.
as much as instead of as well as in given sentence induces false comparison which is not the intended one here.


E. that the company had to invest in marketing the car ads as much as in bundling banners and car ads into a single package
as much as plays the spoilsport here as in D.
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The need to follow the idiom ‘so much …that’ entails dropping of B and D.


So X that Y idiom is used here. There is no idiom as 'so much.......that' I believe. Please clarify?
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Advertisement banners in the air balloon competition last year received so much more exposure than the ads on sports cars in the countryside rally race, owned by the same company, that the company had to invest more in marketing the car ads as well as bundle banners and car ads into a single package.
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I disagree with the above comments.

so adj as - is a valid idiom, and rejecting D because of the "idiom" error is not correct.

http://magoosh.com/gmat/2013/gmat-idiom ... nsequence/
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can u be more specific?

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I disagree with the above comments. whose?

so adj as - is a valid idiom, and rejecting D because of the "idiom" error is not correct.

http://magoosh.com/gmat/2013/gmat-idiom ... nsequence/


option D is not rejected for idiom error alone.

option D looks as below

Advertisement banners in the air balloon competition last year received
    so much more exposure .......................so + noun
    as to forcing the company to invest ........as to + verb+ing
      in marketing the car ads as much as
      in bundling banners and car ads into a single package

...So X as to Y is incorrect here as it does not give intended meaning.
forcing as much as in bundling is completely non parallel, awkward and incorrect part of sentence.............parallelism is flawed here.
as much as in given sentence induces false comparison which is not the intended one here.

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Hi daagh,

Idiom--> So X that Y ( Eliminated B and D)
E changes the meaning by saying as much as so --> Eliminated
Now only A and C left
The idiom is More X Than Y

But OA. C uses the idiom as More X and Y.
And A uses More X as well as Y

None is correct.. :(

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Hi daagh,

Idiom--> So X that Y ( Eliminated B and D)
E changes the meaning by saying as much as so --> Eliminated
Now only A and C left
The idiom is More X Than Y

But OA. C uses the idiom as More X and Y.
And A uses More X as well as Y

None is correct.. :(

Please assist.


Hi,
you are reading the idiom wrongly ...
C. that the company had to invest more in marketing the car ads and bundle banners and car ads into a single package...

more is used only in the first clause and the following two portions are parallel..
-- that the company had to invest more in marketing the car ads
--and that the company had to bundle banners and car ads into a single package.
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Advertisement banners in the air balloon competition last year received so much more exposure than the ads on sports cars in the countryside rally race, owned by the same company, that the company had to invest more in marketing the car ads as well as bundle banners and car ads into a single package.

A. that the company had to invest more in marketing the car ads as well as bundle banners and car ads into a single package

B. so that the company had to invest more in marketing the car ads and bundle banners as well as car ads into a single package

C. that the company had to invest more in marketing the car ads and bundle banners and car ads into a single package

D. as to forcing the company to invest in marketing the car ads as much as in bundling banners and car ads into a single package

E. that the company had to invest in marketing the car ads as much as in bundling banners and car ads into a single package



Can someone please explain the had to part in option C.
I do understand the idiom but not able to get the context of using past perfect in the above sentence. I assume that both the events happened in past and the second event happened after the first.
Any relevant example in OG/gmat prep may be really useful !!
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souvik101990 wrote:
Advertisement banners in the air balloon competition last year received so much more exposure than the ads on sports cars in the countryside rally race, owned by the same company, that the company had to invest more in marketing the car ads as well as bundle banners and car ads into a single package.

A. that the company had to invest more in marketing the car ads as well as bundle banners and car ads into a single package

B. so that the company had to invest more in marketing the car ads and bundle banners as well as car ads into a single package

C. that the company had to invest more in marketing the car ads and bundle banners and car ads into a single package

D. as to forcing the company to invest in marketing the car ads as much as in bundling banners and car ads into a single package

E. that the company had to invest in marketing the car ads as much as in bundling banners and car ads into a single package



Can someone please explain the had to part in option C.
I do understand the idiom but not able to get the context of using past perfect in the above sentence. I assume that both the events happened in past and the second event happened after the first.
Any relevant example in OG/gmat prep may be really useful !!


Hi,
the usage of 'had to' is not in past perfect scenario, but to show a necessity that occured in the past..

he had gone there before I reached.-- past perfect
he had to go there because of the meeting.--- had to shows compulsion or necessity..

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