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Isn't "its" in option "A" ambiguous... Does it refer to the restaurant company or the country???
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New post 27 Sep 2013, 18:28
In option B and C, increased is a verb-ed modifier and verb-ed modifier can not be parallel to verb construction in first part of the sentence
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In option B and C, increased is a verb-ed modifier and verb-ed modifier can not be parallel to verb construction in first part of the sentence


Correct

Rule : A verb-ed modifier requires a helper verb to act as verb, same goes for verb ing modifier.
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Can someone explain what are the rules associated with ALTHOUGH? (Such as the fact that we can or cannot use gerund after it etc...)

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Although the restaurant company has recently added many new restaurants across the country and its sales have increased dramatically, its sales at restaurants open for more than a year have declined.
A. the restaurant company has recently added many new restaurants across the country and its sales have increased dramatically, its
B. the restaurant company has recently added many new restaurants across the country and its sales increased dramatically, its
C. many new restaurants have recently been opened across the country and its sales increased dramatically, the restaurant company’s
D. having recently added many new restaurants across the country and with its sales increasing dramatically, the restaurant company’s
E. recently adding many new restaurants across the country and having its sales increase dramatically, the restaurant company’s


My elimination process -

A : Correct
B : "have" , the sentence talks about the recent trend so it should have increased instead of increased
C: Here "its" has no antecedent.
D: Subject is missing in the first clause
E: same as D

Let me know if I am wrong.
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Although the restaurant company has recently added many new restaurants across the country and its sales have increased dramatically, its sales at restaurants open for more than a year have declined.
A. the restaurant company has recently added many new restaurants across the country and its sales have increased dramatically, its
B. the restaurant company has recently added many new restaurants across the country and its sales increased dramatically, its
C. many new restaurants have recently been opened across the country and its sales increased dramatically, the restaurant company’s
D. having recently added many new restaurants across the country and with its sales increasing dramatically, the restaurant company’s
E. recently adding many new restaurants across the country and having its sales increase dramatically, the restaurant company’s



The parallelism in E is correct, "adding.... and having" .. But why is E wrong? Is it because the present participle incorrectly uses present tense while the sentence demands past tense?

I mean, A also has correct parallelism with "has recently added.. have increased" , but they are in past participle, I guess that's why A is correct, it uses past tense and the topic at hand is refering to an occasion that has already happened ("recently" implies this)
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New post 24 Sep 2016, 08:00
Ohh..
even I eliminated A..coz of "its"..
Missed that E has a Modifier issue :?
Thanks for the explanation..

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Although the restaurant company has recently added many new restaurants across the country and its sales have increased dramatically, its sales at restaurants open for more than a year have declined.
A. the restaurant company has recently added many new restaurants across the country and its sales have increased dramatically, its
Clear and precise
B. the restaurant company has recently added many new restaurants across the country and its sales increased dramatically, its
'Sales have increased' sounds better than 'Sales increased'
C. many new restaurants have recently been opened across the country and its sales increased dramatically, the restaurant company’s
Changes the meaning. Sounds as if restaurant company has no relation with newly opened restaurants
D. having recently added many new restaurants across the country and with its sales increasing dramatically, the restaurant company’s
Modifier issue - seems to modify 'Company's sales'
E. recently adding many new restaurants across the country and having its sales increase dramatically, the restaurant company’s
Modifier issue - seems to modify 'Company's sales'


I was confused by 'its' but PoE helped to choose 'A'
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Dear Mods explanation given in thread is not clear . Could you pls explain the right choice.
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Dear Mods explanation given in thread is not clear . Could you pls explain the right choice.



Although the restaurant company has recently added many new restaurants across the country and its sales have increased dramatically, its sales at restaurants open for more than a year have declined.


A. the restaurant company has recently added many new restaurants across the country and its sales have increased dramatically, its
its correctly refers to company . Although clause .... , clause . Here its can only refer to the subject of previous clause not the object ( country) becuase 'its' is the subject of current clause after comma .

B. the restaurant company has recently added many new restaurants across the country and its sales increased dramatically, its
PP and past ( wrong ) parallelism error . sales increased over a time period not in past .

C. many new restaurants have recently been opened across the country and its sales increased dramatically, the restaurant company’s
Meaning error . The sentence fails to convey that the restaurant company has opened the new restaurants.

D. having recently added many new restaurants across the country and with its sales increasing dramatically, the restaurant company’s
awkward construction . modifier error ' having recently added ....' cant not modify restaurant company's sales

E. recently adding many new restaurants across the country and having its sales increase dramatically, the restaurant company’s
modifier error . The subject should be 'restaurant company' not 'company's sales'

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Dear Mods explanation given in thread is not clear . Could you pls explain the right choice.


B. Wrong use of tense for the verb "increased". The correct tense should be present perfect, because the effect of increase is still there. Note the use of present perfect "have declined" in the non-underlined part, indicating that the effect of decline ( and hence that of increase as well) is still there.

C. Same tense issue as described for B above.

D. The conjunction although should ideally be followed by a dependent clause, not a a couple of modifiers ("having recently added many new restaurants across the country" and "with its sales increasing dramatically") joined by a conjunction.

Moreover, the modifiers "having recently added many new restaurants across the country" and "with its sales increasing dramatically" wrongly refers to "the restaurant company’s sales" rather than "the restaurant company" itself.

E. Same issues as described for D.

A rectifies all the errors described above and hence is the correct answer.
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Although the restaurant company has recently added many new restaurants across the country and its sales have increased dramatically, its sales at restaurants open for more than a year have declined.
A. the restaurant company has recently added many new restaurants across the country and its sales have increased dramatically, its
B. the restaurant company has recently added many new restaurants across the country and its sales increased dramatically, its
C. many new restaurants have recently been opened across the country and its sales increased dramatically, the restaurant company’s
D. having recently added many new restaurants across the country and with its sales increasing dramatically, the restaurant company’s
E. recently adding many new restaurants across the country and having its sales increase dramatically, the restaurant company’s
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New post 11 Jul 2017, 20:39
Option A is the correct answer. It is clearly mentioned the restaurant company has added new restaurant because of which 'its sales have increased dramatically'.
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Although the restaurant company has recently added many new restaurants across the country and its sales have increased dramatically, its sales at restaurants open for more than a year have declined.
A. the restaurant company has recently added many new restaurants across the country and its sales have increased dramatically, its - Correct
B. the restaurant company has recently added many new restaurants across the country and its sales increased dramatically, its – Wrong – No Need of past tense
C. many new restaurants have recently been opened across the country and its sales increased dramatically, the restaurant company’s- Wrong – No Need of past tense
D. having recently added many new restaurants across the country and with its sales increasing dramatically, the restaurant company’s – Modification problem – “Although blah blah … ,” should modify “restaurant company” not “the restaurant company’s sales”.
E. recently adding many new restaurants across the country and having its sales increase dramatically, the restaurant company’s - Modification problem – “Although blah blah … ,” should modify “restaurant company” not “the restaurant company’s sales”.
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present perfect can show a finished action but the time frame is understood to be from the past until the present. though the action is finished , its time frame is until present.

simple past can not show this time frame until present. time of simple past is a point or period in the past. inhere, time frame is until present and, so, have done is used. choice b is wrong
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Hi, can someone break this down a little clearly? Not convinced with the explanation given here. I still think A has awkward number of 'its' appearing one after the other...doesn't feel clear to me
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Hi,

Wish to know why

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(B) the restaurant company has recently added many new restaurants across the country and its sales increased dramatically, its


is wrong.
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Hi,

Wish to know why

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(B) the restaurant company has recently added many new restaurants across the country and its sales increased dramatically, its


is wrong.

Answered in detail here. Let us know if that doesn't clear up your doubts.
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Although the restaurant company has recently added many new restaurants across the country and its sales have increased dramatically, its sales at restaurants open for more than a year have declined.

(A) the restaurant company has recently added many new restaurants across the country and its sales have increased dramatically, its (there are no shifting of tenses- WINNER. The tenses sounds logical)

(B) the restaurant company has recently added many new restaurants across the country and its sales increased dramatically, its (why change of tenses from present perfect to simple past? What is the logic of shift of tenses?)

(C) many new restaurants have recently been opened across the country and its sales increased dramatically, the restaurant company’s (whose restaurant?)

(D) having recently added many new restaurants across the country and with its sales increasing dramatically, the restaurant company’s …sales…(missing antecedent-its is referring to sales?)

(E) recently adding many new restaurants across the country and having its sales increase dramatically, the restaurant company’s…sales…(missing antecedent-its is referring to sales?)
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In the original question (choice A),
Although the restaurant company has recently added many new restaurants across the country and its sales have increased dramatically, its sales at restaurants open for more than a year have declined.

Construction - Although CLAUSE and CLAUSE, its sales at restaurants open for more than a year have declined.

I understand that we shouldn't question official answers, but just to confirm my understanding. I have a question -

It seems two clauses can be attached with AND (without comma). Is it a special case, in which ALTHOUGH (subordinator) is introducing two clauses with AND to create parallelism?

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In the original question (choice A),
Although the restaurant company has recently added many new restaurants across the country and its sales have increased dramatically, its sales at restaurants open for more than a year have declined.

Construction - Although CLAUSE and CLAUSE, its sales at restaurants open for more than a year have declined.

I understand that we shouldn't question official answers, but just to confirm my understanding. I have a question -

It seems two clauses can be attached with AND (without comma). Is it a special case, in which ALTHOUGH (subordinator) is introducing two clauses with AND to create parallelism?

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This won't be the first time that the GMAT has broken this "rule", but the more important point here is that this is not a rule at all. This is a style issue, and cannot be applied consistently. Keep in mind that apart from a few things like comma splices, the GMAT doesn't test us on the usage of commas.
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