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At the annual stockholders meeting, investors heard a presentation on the numerous challenges facing the company, including among them the threat from a rivalâ€™s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit and the declining sales for the companyâ€™s powerful microprocessor chip.

A. including among them the threat from a rivalâ€™s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit and the declining sales for
B. which includes the threat of a rivalâ€™s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit and declining sales of
C. included among these the threat from a rivalâ€™s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit as well as a decline in sales for
D. among them the threat of a rivalâ€™s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit and the decline in sales of
E. among these the threat from a rivalâ€™s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit as well as the decline in sales for

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23 Oct 2006, 18:51
A, D - OUT for using them
B - which modifies company
Both C and E also sound wrong. But I'll pick C.

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23 Oct 2006, 18:54
KC wrote:
At the annual stockholders meeting, investors heard a presentation on the numerous challenges facing the company, including among them the threat from a rivalâ€™s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit and the declining sales for the companyâ€™s powerful microprocessor chip.

A. including among them the threat from a rivalâ€™s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit and the declining sales for
B. which includes the threat of a rivalâ€™s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit and declining sales of
C. included among these the threat from a rivalâ€™s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit as well as a decline in sales for
D. among them the threat of a rivalâ€™s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit and the decline in sales of
E. among these the threat from a rivalâ€™s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit as well as the decline in sales for

D

"including"and "among" seem redundant in A.

"includes" in B is wrong.

"these" in C and E has no referent.

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23 Oct 2006, 20:21
sales of is correct but not sales for

Go D

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24 Oct 2006, 01:06
anandsebastin wrote:
KC wrote:
At the annual stockholders meeting, investors heard a presentation on the numerous challenges facing the company, including among them the threat from a rivalâ€™s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit and the declining sales for the companyâ€™s powerful microprocessor chip.

A. including among them the threat from a rivalâ€™s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit and the declining sales for
B. which includes the threat of a rivalâ€™s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit and declining sales of
C. included among these the threat from a rivalâ€™s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit as well as a decline in sales for
D. among them the threat of a rivalâ€™s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit and the decline in sales of
E. among these the threat from a rivalâ€™s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit as well as the decline in sales for

D

"including"and "among" seem redundant in A.

"includes" in B is wrong.

"these" in C and E has no referent.

Good observation Anand

one more D.
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24 Oct 2006, 12:30
D too

numerous challenges ..... among them ... threat of .. and ...sales of

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24 Oct 2006, 12:45
A. DECLINING SALES FOR ... WRONG.

B. WHICH INCLUDES - WRONG TENSE.

C. THESE ... WRONG.

D. SO FAR SO GOOD.

E. USE OF THESE - WRONG.

D is my choice.

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26 Oct 2006, 07:04
anandsebastin wrote:
KC wrote:
At the annual stockholders meeting, investors heard a presentation on the numerous challenges facing the company, including among them the threat from a rivalâ€™s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit and the declining sales for the companyâ€™s powerful microprocessor chip.

A. including among them the threat from a rivalâ€™s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit and the declining sales for
B. which includes the threat of a rivalâ€™s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit and declining sales of
C. included among these the threat from a rivalâ€™s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit as well as a decline in sales for
D. among them the threat of a rivalâ€™s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit and the decline in sales of
E. among these the threat from a rivalâ€™s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit as well as the decline in sales for

D

"including"and "among" seem redundant in A.

"includes" in B is wrong.

"these" in C and E has no referent.

Good observation. The pronoun "them" can sometimes refer to non-human plural antecendents- here the challenges facing the company.

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24 Jul 2016, 01:41
This is not as daunting a question as it appears. The decision point is easy "sales for" is an incorrect idiom. The correct idiom is "sales of"

1) Including among them the threat from a rival’s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit and the declining sales for
WRONG :- Incorrect idiom "sales for" is incorrect ; "sale of" is correct idiom

2) Which includes the threat of a rival’s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit and the declining sales of
WRONG:- "which" is incorrectly modifying company. "which" should modify challenges

3) Included among these the treat from a rival’s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit as well as a decline in sales for
WRONG :- Incorrect idiom "sales for" is incorrect ; "sale of" is correct idiom

4) Among them the treat of a rival’s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit and the decline in sales of
CORRECT:- Correct idiom; crisp and concise.

5) Among these the treat from a rival’s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit as well as the decline in sales for
WRONG :- Incorrect idiom "sales for" is incorrect ; "sale of" is correct idiom

KC wrote:
At the annual stockholders meeting, investors heard a presentation on the numerous challenges facing the company, including among them the threat from a rivalâ€™s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit and the declining sales for the companyâ€™s powerful microprocessor chip.

A. including among them the threat from a rivalâ€™s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit and the declining sales for
B. which includes the threat of a rivalâ€™s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit and declining sales of
C. included among these the threat from a rivalâ€™s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit as well as a decline in sales for
D. among them the threat of a rivalâ€™s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit and the decline in sales of
E. among these the threat from a rivalâ€™s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit as well as the decline in sales for

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