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After the merger of Fastco and Celeriton, the CFO of Fastco has been charged with reporting the earnings of the employees of both companies, and however he may choose to do so, he will have to abide by relevant state tax laws.


(A) however he may choose to do so

(B) in order to choose to do so

(C) in whatever ways he is choosing to do this

(D) by choosing to do this

(E) when he chooses to do so


The prompt of this question involves what may be an unfamiliar use of the word "however." This complex word has had an interesting history that plays into its various meanings on the GMAT. For more details, see this post:
https://magoosh.com/gmat/2016/the-word- ... -the-gmat/

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After the merger of Fastco and Celeriton, the CFO of Fastco has been charged with reporting the earnings of the employees of both companies, and however he may choose to do so, he will have to abide by relevant state tax laws.

(A) however he may choose to do so

(B) in order to choose to do so

(C) in whatever ways he is choosing to do this

(D) by choosing to do this

(E) when he chooses to do so


The prompt of this question involves what may be an unfamiliar use of the word "however." This complex word has had an interesting history that plays into its various meanings on the GMAT. For more details, see this post:
https://magoosh.com/gmat/2016/the-word- ... -the-gmat/

Mike :-)


Hi,
Before getting on with the statements, some points which may help someone..
one of the idioms used in non-underlined portion is " charge with"...
1)charge with
-- in criminal conspiracy. He is charged with theft
--detail someone to do some task. exactly what is intende in this Q..
2) charged for..
-- typically related to price. he was charging very high for..
3) charge of-
-- to make someone responsible for something. he was made in charge of the team...

lets see the work of underlined portion..
It means that whatever the procedure the CFO decides for fixing pays, he will have to abide with tax rules etc.
this is clearly conveyed by the usage of "however".

all other choices can be straight way eliminated, as they do not mean much.
only E is correct grammatically, but it conveys that the time he starts to do that, he will have to ...
this does not make sense.
ans is A
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The correct response is (A).



Choice (A) uses the word "however" in its original sense, as an indefinite adverb. The clause it contains is in the subjunctive.

Notice the meaning. The CFO must report the earnings. How he reports these earnings is what he gets to choose, but he doesn't get to choose whether to report the earnings.

(B) changes the meaning. The CFO doesn't have a choice about whether he reports the earnings.

(C) is very wordy and awkward. Also, it contains a possible pronoun problem: the pronoun "this" refers to the gerund "reporting." It is less than ideal to have a pronoun refer to an action. A pronoun absolutely cannot refer to the action of a full verb. Here, referring to the action of a gerund is in a gray zone--not strictly wrong--but because this entire choice is long and indirect, this choice cannot be correct.

(D) changes the meaning and repeats the pronoun problem in (C).

(E) also changes the meaning. Reporting the earnings is not his choice. How to report the earnings is his choice.

The only acceptable answer is (A).
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