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In option D, don't we require a helping work (are) with the option.?? One more thing can verb-ing modifiers be used with past tense?..
eg: In 1850, Shershah built the Grand Trunk Road, extending from A to B.
In 1850, Shershah built the Grand Trunk Road, which extended from A to B.

Which between the above 2 sentences is correct?


Your query 1:
No, "are" is not required - "among them..." falls in a special category of modifier called subgroup modifier. Another example ( from Manhattan SC guide):

This model explains all known subatomic particles, SOME OF THEM only recently discovered.

Your query 2:
The present participle modifier takes up the tense of the main verb of the sentence.
I saw a bird flying. ... since the action seeing happened in the past, the action flying also happened in the past.

Your query 3:
You need to understand the difference between:
a. I saw a bird flying... means I saw a bird - it was flying
b. I saw a bird, flying.. means I saw a bird while I was flying.
A comma + a present participle modifier refers to the subject of the previous clause or the the whole clause.

In 1850, Shershah built the Grand Trunk Road, extending from A to B.... wrong: "extending" refers to the subject of the previous clause Shershah. Shershah built the Grand Trunk road - when he built it he could not have extended it at the same time.

In 1850, Shershah built the Grand Trunk Road, which extended from A to B. Here "which..." correctly refers to "Road".
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Please change the OA to D.

Let us look at each of the answer options -

A - Incorrect.
"including among them the threat from a rival’s multi-billion-dollar patent infringement suit and the declining sales for the company’s powerful microprocessor chip."

"including + among" is redundnant.
"threat from" is generally used with people. Hence, unidiomatic.
"the threat" and "the declining" are not perfectly parallel.
"sales for" here is incorrect. It seems to imply "sales for the sake of the company's microprocessor chip".

B - Incorrect.
"the numerous challenges facing the company, which includes the threat of a rival’s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit and declining sales of"

"which" seems to refer to "the company"
"the threat" and "declining" are not perfectly parallel.

C - Incorrect.
"included among these the threat from a rival’s multibillion-dollar patent infringement suit as well as a decline in sales for"

"included + among" is redundant as removing "included" does not change the meaning of the sentence.
"these" is incorrect as demonstrative pronouns must have a noun to modify. They cannot be used independently.
"threat from" is generally used with people. Hence, unidiomatic.
"sales for" here is incorrect.

D - correct answer.
"among them the threat of a rival’s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit and the decline in sales of"

"threat of X" - here X is the threat. Hence, correct.
"sales of" - is the correct idiom.

E - incorrect.
"among these the threat from a rival’s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit as well as the decline in sales for"
Usage of "these" is incorrect.
"sales for" is unidiomatic.
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Can we use "among them" to connect independent clause .. is it some kind of modifier?


First, "among them" is NOT connecting an independent clause - there is NO clause after " among them", just two things: X (the threat) and Y (the decline) - without any verb.

"Among them X and Y" is a (special) noun modifier referring to "challenges".

One way to remember this construction is to identify the similarity of its structure with a subgroup modifier's (though they are not structurally identical, this connection may help in remembering the construction):

I have many games in my stock, many of them absolutely rubbish. ( If the latter part were an IC, the construction would be: Many of them ARE absolutely rubbish).

They heard of numerous challenges facing the company, among them X and Y. ( If the latter part were an IC, the construction would be: Among them ARE X and Y).

Now one step further:
If you can think a bit deeper, you would realise that this modifier is in fact a subgroup modifier:

many of them ( a subgroup of games) == X and Y ( a subgroup of challenges)
absolutely rubbish ( referring to "many of them") == among them (referring to " X and Y").

The only difference is that the subgroup and the part referring to it are flipped in the latter case.
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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 rival’s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit and the declining sales for the company’s powerful microprocessor chip.

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


A. including among them the threat from a rival’s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit and the declining sales for
"sale for" is wrong grammatically

B. which includes the threat of a rival’s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit and declining sales of
"which" here wrongly refers to the company

C. included among these the threat from a rival’s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit as well as a decline in sales for
"these" is ambiguous

D. among them the threat of a rival’s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit and the decline in sales of
Correct

E. among these the threat from a rival’s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit as well as the decline in sales for
"these" is ambiguous
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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 rival’s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit and the declining sales for the company’s powerful microprocessor chip.

A. including among them the threat from a rival’s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit and the declining sales for
B. which includes the threat of a rival’s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit and declining sales of
C. included among these the threat from a rival’s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit as well as a decline in sales for
D. among them the threat of a rival’s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit and the decline in sales of. correct
E. among these the threat from a rival’s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit as well as the decline in sales for
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A. including among them the threat from a rival’s multibillion-dollar patentinfringement suit and the declining sales for - including- present participle. It modifies the subject or entire clause. both modifications would be are incorrect

B. which includes the threat of a rival’s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit and declining sales of - which by rule modies the noun attached to it, here company. We want to modify challenges rather than company

C. included among these the threat from a rival’s multibillion-dollar patentinfringement suit as well as a decline in sales for - included - past participle. It works as appositive, which by definition modify the noun it is touching, here company. Thus wrong.
D. among them the threat of a rival’s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit and the decline in sales of - correct

E. among these the threat from a rival’s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit as well as the decline in sales for[/size] - 'these' cant be used alone. it would have been correct of the sentence had ’these challenges’.
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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 rival’s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit and the declining sales for the company’s powerful microprocessor chip.

A. including among them the threat from a rival’s multibillion-dollar patentinfringement suit and the declining sales for

B. which includes the threat of a rival’s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit and declining sales of

C. included among these the threat from a rival’s multibillion-dollar patentinfringement suit as well as a decline in sales for

D. among them the threat of a rival’s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit and the decline in sales ofCorrect.

E. among these the threat from a rival’s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit as well as the decline in sales for[/size]
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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 rival’s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit and the declining sales for the company’s powerful microprocessor chip.

A. including among them the threat from a rival’s multibillion-dollar patentinfringement suit and the declining sales for

B. which includes the threat of a rival’s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit and declining sales of

C. included among these the threat from a rival’s multibillion-dollar patentinfringement suit as well as a decline in sales for

D. among them the threat of a rival’s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit and the decline in sales ofCorrect.

E. among these the threat from a rival’s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit as well as the decline in sales for[/size]


People do a big disservice to other people when they wrongly knock out questions for saying "which." I find "which" and the use of the "past perfect" is tested a lot on the GMAT and wrongly showing these mistakes is a huge mistake. Though almost everyone gets the past perfect right, the "which" is like 50/50.

In this sentence "facing the company" can easily be seen as a vital noun modifier therefore which modifies numerous challenges. The mistake in B is using present Includes then a participle declining. It is more subtle than you guys think.
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. including among them the threat from a rival’s multibillion-dollar patent infringement suit and the declining sales of


included among these the threat from a rival’s multibillion-dollar patent infringement suit as well as a decline in sales of

Suppose these 2 options were available. Which one would be apt usage here?
Please provide some thoughts.
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1. 'These' cannot stand as a stand-alone demonstrative pronoun in formal writing. Hence, example 2 is out.
One has to be clear about the status of the word 'included"; if it is a verb, we must make sure who included it. There is no answer for that. Alternately and absurdly, it may mean that the investors heard a presentation and included these challenges.
If 'included' was a past participle modifier, then because of the subject pronoun 'these'. We must follow it with a verb such as 'included' among these was x… as well as Y.
On the contrary, we know for certain that 'including' is a present participle and that 'them' is an object pronoun. As such we do not need a verb for the verb+ing modifier.
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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 rival’s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit and the declining sales for the company’s powerful microprocessor chip.

(A) including among them the threat from a rival’s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit and the declining sales for

(B) which includes the threat of a rival’s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit and declining sales of

(C) included among these the threat from a rival’s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit as well as a decline in sales for

(D) among them the threat of a rival’s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit and the decline in sales of

(E) among these the threat from a rival’s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit as well as the decline in sales for


GMATNinja, Could you help to explain "among them" since there are only two things listed in the question?

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hazelnut, we aren't using "among" to relate those two items. We are saying that those two items exist "among" the full range of challenges. The sentence is basically saying "There are many challenges, and among those challenges we find these two."
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shekyonline wrote:
At the annual stockholders meeting, investors heard a presentation on the numerous challenges facing the company, including among them the threat from a rival’s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit and the declining sales for the company’s powerful microprocessor chip.

B. which includes the threat of a rival’s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit and declining sales of


People do a big disservice to other people when they wrongly knock out questions for saying "which." I find "which" and the use of the "past perfect" is tested a lot on the GMAT and wrongly showing these mistakes is a huge mistake. Though almost everyone gets the past perfect right, the "which" is like 50/50.

In this sentence "facing the company" can easily be seen as a vital noun modifier therefore which modifies numerous challenges. The mistake in B is using present Includes then a participle declining. It is more subtle than you guys think.



Hello SamBoyle,

I agree that many a times people reject an answer choice with which for incorrect reasons.

But in this official sentence, use of which is incorrect in the sense that it is followed by singular verb includes. This usage suggests that which has been used to refer to the singular noun entity the company and not the plural noun entity numerous challenges.

So we either call it SV number agreement error or the modifier error, in essence, use of which includes is incorrect in choice B.


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like has already been said over here -- "sales of" is the correct idiom.

however, we should also lock in on parallelism issues.
- there are 2 challenges facing the company, (1) threat of a suit; (2) decline in sales
- both verbs must be parallel



Hello LakerFan24,

You are absolutely correct that we must also focus on the parallelism aspect in this sentence.

However, the two parallel entities are noun entities and not verbs:

    the threat of a rival’s multi billion-dollar patent-infringement suit and
    the decline in sales of he company’s powerful microprocessor chip


Hope this helps. :-)
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GMATNinja, Could you help to explain "among them" since there are only two things listed in the question?



Hello hazelnut,

I will be glad to help you out with this one. :-)

The structure among them the threat of a rival’s multi billion-dollar patent-infringement suit and the decline in sales of... is a Noun Modifier that modifies the preceding noun the numerous challenges facing the company.

The term among them has been used to refer to the numerous challenges. The correct answer choice says that there are many problems. Among those many problems the two points mentioned in the sentence are most prominent.

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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 rival’s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit and the declining sales for the company’s powerful microprocessor chip.

(A) including among them the threat from a rival’s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit and the declining sales for

'Sales for' is incorrect ; I must be sales of : Incorrect


(B) which includes the threat of a rival’s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit and declining sales of

modifier issue , parallelism issue : Incorrect

(C) included among these the threat from a rival’s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit as well as a decline in sales for
Same as A : Incorrect

(D) among them the threat of a rival’s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit and the decline in sales of

Correct

(E) among these the threat from a rival’s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit as well as the decline in sales for
same as A : Incorrect
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Took me over 2 mins :( but here is my POE

(A) including among them the threat from a rival’s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit and the declining sales for including and among is redundant

(B) which includes the threat of a rival’s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit and declining sales of which refers to the challenges correctly, but the parallelism is not maintained just like A

(C) included among these the threat from a rival’s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit as well as a decline in sales for same as A

(D) among them the threat of a rival’s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit and the decline in sales of

(E) among these the threat from a rival’s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit as well as the decline in sales for decline is sales FOR is wrong

The options above can also be split for reasons other than those that i mentioned above:
1) sales of vs sales for
2) declining sales vs decline in sales
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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 rival’s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit and the declining sales for the company’s powerful microprocessor chip.

(A) including among them the threat from a rival’s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit and the declining sales for

(B) which includes the threat of a rival’s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit and declining sales of

(C) included among these the threat from a rival’s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit as well as a decline in sales for

(D) among them the threat of a rival’s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit and the decline in sales of

(E) among these the threat from a rival’s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit as well as the decline in sales for



This question tests pure parallelism and sentence structure. Note that the subject is the "Challenges" (Plural) and so the use of them or these is fine. The two ideas threat and decline should be in parallel. Lets use POE :

(A) including among them the threat from a rival’s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit and the declining sales for
---Threat and declining are not parallel.

(B) which includes the threat of a rival’s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit and declining sales of
---Threat and declining are not parallel.
---Also, use of which is incorrect. It modifies Company.

(C) included among these the threat from a rival’s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit as well as a decline in sales for
---these should never be used without its antecedent. It should be these challenges.
---as well as is not required here.
---sales for is wrong. Sales of something is correct

(D) among them the threat of a rival’s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit and the decline in sales of
---Threat and declining are parallel. Correct

(E) among these the threat from a rival’s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit as well as the decline in sales for
---same as C

The only correct answer is D.

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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 rival’s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit and the declining sales for the company’s powerful microprocessor chip.

(A) including among them the threat from a rival’s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit and the declining sales for - Sales for is unidiomatic

(B) which includes the threat of a rival’s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit and declining sales of - which incorrectly modifies company

(C) included among these the threat from a rival’s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit as well as a decline in sales for - Sales for is unidiomatic ; these should be followed by a noun

(D) among them the threat of a rival’s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit and the decline in sales of - Correct

(E) among these the threat from a rival’s multibillion-dollar patent-infringement suit as well as the decline in sales for - Sales for is unidiomatic ; these should be followed by a noun

Answer D
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The basic tenet of absolute phrases is that, they comprise a noun or a noun phrase but not a finite verb. In D if you add a verb, that is against absolute modification. D per se is best.



Can u pls tell me what is the diff between threat of and threat from? is an idiom ?

I had a doubt in that, basis which I chose E

Pls help

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