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Because of limited available funds, some non-profit companies had elected to train their current employees in management techniques rather than recruiting knowledgeable managers from outside sources.

(A) had elected to train their current employees in management techniques rather than recruiting
(B) had elected training current employees in management techniques rather than recruiting
(C) have elected training current employees in management techniques instead of recruiting
(D) have elected to train current employees in management techniques rather than recruiting
(E) have elected to train current employees in management techniques rather than recruit
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Because of limited available funds, some non-profit companies had elected to
train their current employees in management techniques rather than recruiting

knowledgeable managers from outside sources.

(A) had elected to train their current employees in management
techniques rather than recruiting
WRONG because -
Issue 1) There are not two event happened in past. Hence had can not be used.
Moreover, have is logically required as [color=#00bff3]"Because of some constraints, A HAVE opted for X rather than Y"

Issue 2) X rather than Y requires that X and Y be parallel.
Here 'had elected' and 'recruiting' are not parallel.[/color]

(B) had elected training current employees in management techniques
rather than recruiting
Has issue 1 and issue 2
(C) have elected training current employees in management techniques
instead of recruiting
Has issue 2
(D) have elected to train current employees in management techniques
rather than recruiting
has issue 2
(E) have elected to train current employees in management techniques
rather than recruit
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X rather than Y requires that X and Y be parallel.How are they parallel in the option E?
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How is this parallel "have elected to train current employees in management techniques
rather than (without a to )recruit" ?

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Because of limited available funds, some non-profit companies had elected to
train their current employees in management techniques rather than recruiting

knowledgeable managers from outside sources.

(A) had elected to train their current employees in management
techniques rather than recruiting
(B) had elected training current employees in management techniques
rather than recruiting
(C) have elected training current employees in management techniques
instead of recruiting
(D) have elected to train current employees in management techniques
rather than recruiting
(E) have elected to train current employees in management techniques
rather than recruit

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Agree with Sejpara - A have elected to train....than 'to' recruit. And E is missing 'To'.

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Because of limited available funds, some non-profit companies had elected to train their current employees in management techniques rather than recruiting knowledgeable managers from outside sources.

past perfect is incorrect here as we do not have two past tense actions here.
hence A, B are eliminated.

(A) had elected to train their current employees in management techniques rather than recruiting
(B) had elected training current employees in management techniques rather than recruiting

Coming to options C, D and E

The issue being tested here is parallelism w.r.t IDIOM X rather than Y vs Instead of.
Refer this link below regarding IDIOM usage.
http://magoosh.com/gmat/2013/gmat-idioms-of-comparison/

(C) have elected training current employees in management techniques instead of recruiting
since instead of requires noun we cannot use verb recruiting after the idiom.
Also training can be a noun implying to refer current employees who are training.
Thus parallelism is flawed here.


(D) have elected to train current employees in management techniques rather than recruiting
verb train is not parallel to recruiting(verb+ing form) thereby parallelism is flawed here.

(E) have elected to train current employees in management techniques rather than recruit
train is perfectly parallel to recruit here.
Even though it may appear that verb misses preposition to, it is not so.
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There are two decision points here:

1. usage of had/have
2. parallel structure

1. usage of had is incorrect here are we do need the sentence to be in past participle state - Hence, option A and B are out

2. Only E establishes the parallel structure - "to train" & "To recruit"

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ydmuley Can i eliminate here A and B on the basis of the Companies and Funds as both are plural?
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Hello siddyj94 - We definitely can use "had" for plurals. (The choice between 'have' and 'has' is based on singular and plural as they both are in present tense)

Examples:

We had completed all the presentations before the final client meeting.

Students had solved the maths question before the bell rang.

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why recruit is used and not recruting ??
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siddharthfrancis wrote:
why recruit is used and not recruting ??


in this case it is related to parallelism:

They have elected to train A ... rather than recruit B
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