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After establishing several lucrative deals in the Far East, the CEO of Brantford Industrial said that he wanted to encourage their expanding into promising overseas markets, the use of domestic suppliers for all materials besides oil products, and the acquisition of a more extensive distribution network.

(A) their expanding into promising overseas markets, the use of domestic suppliers for all materials besides
(B) their expansion into promising overseas markets, using domestic suppliers for all materials instead of
(C) its expansion into promising overseas markets, the use of domestic suppliers for all materials other than
(D) its expansion into promising overseas markets, using domestic suppliers for all materials other than
(E) its expanding into promising overseas markets, using domestic suppliers for all materials except

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New post 16 Nov 2014, 09:19
Hey ! Here is how i got C.

We can eliminate A &B - Pronoun Error (should be "its")

Coming down to C,D,&E.

Meaning plays an important role here.

D&E say "The CEO wants to expanding into international markets using domestic suppliers for all materials other than oil."
it is not logical to expand into international markets using local suppliers.
eliminate D & E.


Hence C .


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After establishing several lucrative deals in the Far East, the CEO of Brantford Industrial said that he wanted to encourage their expanding into promising overseas markets, the use of domestic suppliers for all materials besides oil products, and the acquisition of a more extensive distribution network.

The sentence should use "its" instead of "their" but in the non - underline section, there is no give away.
In the non underlined section we have "Comma + and" so there is a list consisting of three or more elements.

(A) their expanding into promising overseas markets, the use of domestic suppliers for all materials besides
expanding is not a noun to be used where we have expansion. We can make a gerund using verb-ing only if we don't have a noun.

(B) their expansion into promising overseas markets, using domestic suppliers for all materials instead of
using -> it becomes a modifier and breaks the list. More of cause and effect and that aspect is not required here

(C) its expansion into promising overseas markets, the use of domestic suppliers for all materials other than - Looks good

(D) its expansion into promising overseas markets, using domestic suppliers for all materials other than - Same issue as that of Option B)
(E) its expanding into promising overseas markets, using domestic suppliers for all materials except - Same issue as that of Option B)
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After establishing several lucrative deals in the Far East, the CEO of Brantford Industrial said that he wanted to encourage their expanding into promising overseas markets, the use of domestic suppliers for all materials besides oil products, and the acquisition of a more extensive distribution network.

(A) their expanding into promising overseas markets, the use of domestic suppliers for all materials besides – CEO is singular hence singular pronoun is required. ‘Use’ and ‘acquisition’ are absolute noun form therefore proper noun (Expansion) instead of gerund noun form (expanding) is required to maintain II-ism.
(B) their expansion into promising overseas markets, using domestic suppliers for all materials instead of - CEO is singular hence singular pronoun is required. Present participle ‘Using’ must be Noun form ‘Use’ to maintain II-ism as it is one of the items in list and not modifier to 1st item.

(C) its expansion into promising overseas markets, the use of domestic suppliers for all materials other than - Correct
(D) its expansion into promising overseas markets, using domestic suppliers for all materials other than – Present participle ‘Using’ must be Noun form ‘Use’ to maintain II-ism as it is one of the items in list and not modifier to 1st item.
(E) its expanding into promising overseas markets, using domestic suppliers for all materials except – Gerund noun form ‘Expanding’ must be absolute noun form ‘expansion’ to be parallel with third item of the list. Present participle ‘Using’ must be Noun form ‘Use’ to maintain II-ism as it is one of the items in list and not modifier to 1st item.

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What are the list items in this question?
If 'the use....' is a list item, then list item 2 and 3 are clear. From where the first list item starts?
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What are the list items in this question?
If 'the use....' is a list item, then list item 2 and 3 are clear. From where the first list item starts?
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After establishing several lucrative deals in the Far East, the CEO of Brantford Industrial said that he wanted
1) to encourage its expansion into promising overseas markets,
2) to encourage the use of domestic suppliers for all materials other than oil products
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3) to encourage the acquisition of a more extensive distribution network
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New post 11 Jan 2018, 21:47
there is a similar question from OG. That question has the answer in which all verb-ings, not nouns are parallel.
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