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At the MegaTek Corporation, an inexperienced financial analyst mistook

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At the MegaTek Corporation, an inexperienced financial analyst mistook the rising
cost of semiconductors as a seasonal fluctuation
in the market.

A. the rising cost of semiconductors as a seasonal fluctuation
B. the rise in price of semiconductors as a seasonal fluctuation
C. the rising cost of semiconductors for a seasonal fluctuation
D. the rising of the cost of semiconductors for a fluctuation by season
E. the rise of semiconductors in price to a seasonal fluctuation
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New post 15 Jan 2017, 00:34
Ans is C..
Question is testing a idiom mistake x for y
Only C and D survive ..
D doesn't sound good..

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New post 13 Mar 2017, 08:19
Correct Idiom is Mistook X for Y. Hence A, B and E are out.Rising of the cost vs rising cost. First is awkward, hence D is incorrect.
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At the MegaTek Corporation, an inexperienced financial analyst mistook the rising
cost of semiconductors as a seasonal fluctuation in the market.

A. the rising cost of semiconductors as a seasonal fluctuation
B. the rise in price of semiconductors as a seasonal fluctuation

C. the rising cost of semiconductors for a seasonal fluctuation
D. the rising of the cost of semiconductors for a fluctuation by season
E. the rise of semiconductors in price to a seasonal fluctuation


Idiom:Mistook X for Y and not(X as Y )

We are left with only C and D.

Option D is change in meaning as it says the fluctuation by season. while season has not cause the fluctuation but the fluctuation is identified as a seasonal or transient.

Option C is the correct answer.
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New post 23 Mar 2017, 10:16
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Source: McGraw Hill GMAT 2013

At the MegaTek Corporation, an inexperienced financial analyst mistook the rising cost of semiconductors as a seasonal fluctuation in the market.

A. the rising cost of semiconductors as a seasonal fluctuation
B. the rise in price of semiconductors as a seasonal fluctuation
C. the rising cost of semiconductors for a seasonal fluctuation
D. the rising of the cost of semiconductors for a fluctuation by season
E. the rise of semiconductors in price to a seasonal fluctuation

Mistook X for Y is the correct Idiomatic usage...

At the MegaTek Corporation, an inexperienced financial analyst mistook the rising cost of semiconductors for a seasonal fluctuation in the market.

Thus, the correct answer must be (C)
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