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# After several years of rapid growth, the health care company

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After several years of rapid growth, the health care company became one of the largest health care providers in the metropolitan area, while it then proved unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in its payment to doctors and hospitals.

A. while it then proved unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in its payment to

B. while it then proved unable to handle the increase in business and fell months behind in its payment to

C. but then it proved unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in its paying

D. but then proving unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in paying

E. but then proved unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in paying
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E , imo
"but" is needed to introduce the contrast.
C would be right if it were something like this. Also "in its" in C is wrong.

"but then it proved (that it was) unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in its paying
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16 Feb 2011, 23:10
had to make a choice between C & E. Finally,

C is out as after the comma, we need a dependent clause. The part after the the comma is an independent clause, thereby causing the sentence to include a run-on error.

E seems correct to me.

Can someone explain why "proving" in D is wrong?
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17 Feb 2011, 01:41
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(D) but then proving unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in paying
Option D is in present continuous whereas the sentence is in pass tense. Became is not parallel to proving.
Health care provider failed to handle the increasing in business.
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21 Apr 2011, 06:35
Surprisingly, OA is E.
Could anybody explain why "it" is not needed after but to make an independent clause?
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21 Apr 2011, 06:37
I once learned that when you have Independent clause, FANBOY "here you need an independent clause", so "it" would be needed.
Could anybody explain why "it" is missing in E (OA is E)?
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21 Apr 2011, 06:37
I once learned that when you have Independent clause, FANBOY "here you need an independent clause", so "it" would be needed.
Could anybody explain why "it" is missing in E (OA is E)?
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21 Apr 2011, 06:40
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C. but then it proved unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in its paying--What does the "it" refer to? "its paying" is definitely wrong here.

I dont agree with that.
The "it" of the second (independent) clause refers to the subject of the first clause (health care company).
No ambiguity for me there.
Moreover, when you have an independent clause, a comma and a "but", after that you need an independent clause.
Could anybody clarify this point?
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21 Apr 2011, 06:41
IC, FANBOY IC.
Therefore, "it" should be needed.
Could anybody clarify?
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21 Apr 2011, 06:47
Sondeso, I'm with you.
I have read on the OG that independent clause, FANBOY independent clause; so "it" would be needed.

If there were no comma: The health care company became X but proved Y would be fine. However, with the comma, things change: The health care company became X, but it proved Y would be the best option.

Could anybody clarify this point?
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After several years of rapid growth, the health care company became one of the largest health care providers in the Metropolitan area, while it then proved unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in its payment to doctors and hospitals

(A) while it then proved unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in its payment to
(B) while it then proved unable to handle the increase in business and fell months behind in its payment to
(C) but then it proved unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in its paying
(D) but then proving unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in paying
(E) but then proved unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in paying

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C is the best

1. Guys, pay attention to the clue:Right before the underlined part of the sentence, you have a comma. The comma is the clue here, and the comma suggests that the sentence needs an independent clause that is parallel with the main clause "the health care company became one of the largest health care providers in the Metropolitan area". So D and E out

2. You need a participle "falling..." here to show the result of "Unable to handle the increase in business" of the company, so B out

3. I dont know how to explain the error in "its payment to", but A out (for me)

C remains

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I have read on the OG that independent clause, FANBOY independent clause; so "it" would be needed.

If there were no comma: The health care company became X but proved Y would be fine. However, with the comma, things change: The health care company became X, but it proved Y would be the best option.

Could anybody clarify this point?
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22 Jul 2011, 11:25
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After several years of rapid growth, the health care company became one of the largest health care providers in the Metropolitan area, while it then proved unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in its payment to doctors and hospitals

(A) while it then proved unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in its payment to
(B) while it then proved unable to handle the increase in business and fell months behind in its payment to
(C) but then it proved unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in its paying
(D) but then proving unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in paying
(E) but then proved unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in paying

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OA is E

Here's how I went about it:

Step 1) While vs but then

I knew that the "healthcare company became one of the largest"---and then the part where it says "unable to handle the increase in business"---implies that the transition word we need is something that implies "however"

The idea is the company became really bit...BUT THEN...it couldn't handle being big.

So that's what I saw in (C), (D), and (E). I crossed off (A) and (B) for now.

Step 2) It proved Vs proving Vs proved.......
"Proving" in (D) doesn't make sense here. "but then proving unable to do blah blah blah, [something here]"
But that's not the sentence structure we see. So we know (D) is no good.

As far as "it proved" vs "proved in choices (C) and (E)---it's hard to say definitively so I keep reading the sentence.

Step 3) Looking closer at (C) and (E).
Then I notice they're trying to test me on "In its paying doctors" Vs "In paying doctors"

Well, "in its paying doctors" sounds kind of awkward. "In paying doctors" is much simpler and gets to the point

So there we have it--answer (E) but just doing a few simple thought processes the GMATPill way.

Hope that helps!
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04 Mar 2012, 00:55
I think we can fairly easily boil it down to C & E...
Now the question is do we need "it" or not...

At first I missed this question as well but... Here is my explanation...
(C)... "it"??? whenever "it" is used in a sentence in a pronoun context... it refer to the noun that is closest... so "it" could be for "the Metropolitan area" or "health care company"

(E) makes it simple but not using "it"

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After several years of rapid growth, the health care company became one of the largest health care providers in the Metropolitan area, while it then proved unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in its payment to doctors and hospitals

(A) while it then proved unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in its payment to
(B) while it then proved unable to handle the increase in business and fell months behind in its payment to
(C) but then it proved unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in its paying
(D) but then proving unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in paying
(E) but then proved unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in paying

It's in Gmatprep, one of the hardest questions I have ever faced. Who can have the clearest answer ? I think it's all about meaning, which is sometimes above my knowledge

P?S: with each post, I will pose question against your explanation until I meet a stronger one than mine
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14 Oct 2012, 21:10
In A and B, while it then is a contradiction in terms.
While -- even when it serves to indicate contrast -- implies AT THE SAME TIME.
Then means LATER.
Eliminate A and B.

In C, its paying doctors is incorrect.
POSSESSIVE + GERUND + DIRECT OBJECT is not a viable construction on the GMAT.
Eliminate C.

In D, proving is not parallel with became.
A conjunction such as but must connect PARALLEL FORMS.
Eliminate D.

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In A and B, while it then is a contradiction in terms.
While -- even when it serves to indicate contrast -- implies AT THE SAME TIME.
Then means LATER.
Eliminate A and B.

In C, its paying doctors is incorrect.
POSSESSIVE + GERUND + DIRECT OBJECT is not a viable construction on the GMAT.
Eliminate C.

In D, proving is not parallel with became.
A conjunction such as but must connect PARALLEL FORMS.
Eliminate D.

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[quote="Minheequang"]After several years of rapid growth, the health care company became one of the largest health care providers in the Metropolitan area, while it then proved unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in its payment to doctors and hospitals

(A) while it then proved unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in its payment to (While modifier eliminate)
(B) while it then proved unable to handle the increase in business and fell months behind in its payment to ( While modifier eliminate)
(C) but then it proved unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in its paying ( But then it proved eliminate)
(D) but then proving unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in paying ( proving.. doesnt make sense eliminate)
(E) but then proved unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in paying ( Correct )

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After several years of rapid growth, the health care company became one of the largest health care providers in the metropolitan area, while it then proved unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in its payment to doctors and hospitals.

A. while it then proved unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in its
payment to

B. while it then proved unable to handle the increase in business and fell months behind in its
payment to

C. but then it proved unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in its paying

D. but then proving unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in paying

E. but then proved unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in paying

OA after discussion. I came down to C and E but picked the wrong one.
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16 Feb 2013, 13:48
E:
1. the company became..........BUT.........proved : Became & Proved parallel

2. the company proved unable to handle......, falling........ : +ing modifier aptly modifies the preceeding clause ; the company was unable to handle businesss..........(what was the result? ??? ) falling behind in paying to docs

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After several years of rapid growth, the health care company became one of the largest health care providers in the metropolitan area, while it then proved unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in its payment to doctors and hospitals.

A and B are ruled out because use of while is incorrect
A. while it then proved unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in its
payment to

B. while it then proved unable to handle the increase in business and fell months behind in its
payment to

C. but then it proved unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in its paying
i. 'IT' in the first part is used as a placeholder, please refer MGMAT SC book if you are not comfortable with Placeholder IT.
ii. in the second part, use of 'its' is correct as it indicates that the company wasn't able to pay its staff and not all the doctors in the city as implied by other statements

D. but then proving unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in paying
use of proving is wrong
E. but then proved unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in paying
does not qualify as correct as discussed for option C
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The answer to me is 'E'.

In C you do not need the two extra 'it' and 'its' - There is only one subject in the sentence 'health care company' - as there is no potential for confusion you do not need to repeat it.

There would be more justification for the second 'its' if the word order was slightly different.

Currently:

'in its paying'

better would be

'in paying its'

This would be qualifying whose doctors are being paid, currently it is an awkward way of saying who is doing the paying
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