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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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Here's how to ellipse:

After several years of rapid growth, the health care company became $$X($$one of the largest health care providers in the Metropolitan area$$)$$, but then proved $$Y($$unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in paying$$)$$

company became X but (then) proved Y

falling... is a descriptive verb modifier, which the GMAT absolutely loves.

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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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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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After several years of rapid growth, the healthy 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 --at the same time? No, the meaning is not
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--What does the "it" refer to? "its paying" is definitely wrong here.
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 --correct
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IMO :E
My reasoning in line ...

Its a 2/3 split question ..
Between C D and E .
C. but then it proved unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind
in its paying...sounds akward .
D. but then proving unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind
in paying..wrong tense
E. but then proved unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind
in paying
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I like this question as it tests several concepts.
E.

The meaning suggests that we need contrasting "but", not "while" in the way it is used.
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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 ask yourselves, do we really need a pronoun "it"? What if we can make "but" portion of the sentence parallel with the first part of the sentence? Say, "company became blah blah blah but then proved blah blah blah" is much better. In this case, "company" is the subject of both "became" and "proved", and therefore there is no need for "it". Such "it"s introduce circularity to the sentence and therefore should be be avoided. Also, "it" can refer to "Metropolitan area"
(D) but then proving unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in paying "proving" is not parallel with "became"
(E) but then proved unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in paying Correct - See C

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E . WE can eliminate D for using proving...A,B and C are emoved because they use "it" and its not clear what "it" refers to...So E is the answer...
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As mentioned before there is a subject verb misalignment. Payment in the original should have been plural. Leaves us with D & E.

D can be be comfortably crossed out as it refers to present cont. whilst this is to have been in the past.

OA pls?
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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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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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Long compound sentences comprising two ICs that are connected by coordinating conjunctions such as and , or, but and so on ( there are seven of them called fanboys) generally use a comma before the conjunction; But this is skippable in short sentences

He hoped that he could get through his GMAT with over 700, but could hardly manage just 550
He wanted not tea but coffee
In the second case, we have not used any comma before but although the conjunction connects two independent nouns namely tea and coffee.
So connecting two ICS is only one of the functions of these fanboys, although they also connect other things as tow adverbs, verbs, adjective, adverbs, prepositional phrases etc
It may be also seen that in compound it is perfectly ok to skip the subject of the second IC in order to avoid redundancy, provided the subject of the first IC can also stand for the second IC.
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07 Sep 2006, 08:34
D.but then proving unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in paying

Needs contracts in logic... eliminate A and B.

C used "its paying" why possesive? Incorrect.

D and E are close...

E has "... then proved ... paying" which is wrong tense usage... if it has already "proved" then why "paying".

D provides correct ||ism : proving ..paying

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07 Sep 2006, 09:01
can we see paralleism between "proving" and "paying"?
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07 Sep 2006, 09:07
I guess not going by the answers I see...

The way I think, the company is implicitly proving that it cannot handle the growth by not paying the doctors and hospitals.

I would have gone for E if there was "by" between the two parts i.e.

"but then proved unable to ... by falling behind.... "

But as there is no "by", I think it should be "proving" and "paying".

ak_idc wrote:
can we see paralleism between "proving" and "paying"?
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07 Sep 2006, 17:53
In E I thought we need "fell months behind"

Looks like D
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After several years of rapid growth, the healthy 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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09 Sep 2006, 19:15
Covered recently... although OA is still awaited...
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10 Sep 2006, 10:24
E.

I was close between C and E. "it" 's use in C is unclear, makes it ambiguous, so I went with E.
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After several years of rapid growth, the healthy 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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