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# Because of the enormous research and development

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Because of the enormous research and development expenditures required to survive in the electronics industry, an industry marked by rapid innovation and volatile demand, such firms tend to be very large.

(A) to survive
(B) of firms to survive
(C) for surviving
(D) for survival
(E) for firmsâ€™ survival
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19 Jun 2006, 14:42
(B) of firms to survive

Because of the enormous research and development expenditures required to survive in the electronics industry, an industry marked by rapid innovation and volatile demand, such firms tend to be very large.

The key is "such firms"... with A, C, D there is no backward referring firms to clarify "such firms" which requires some characteristic "of firms" to be described. B does that...
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19 Jun 2006, 14:45
^ B ^

Because of the enormous research and development expenditures required of firms to survive in the electronics industry, an industry marked by rapid innovation and volatile demand, such firms tend to be very large.

was discussed before
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19 Jun 2006, 20:34
B.
Was discussed very recently.
We need to mention ' firms ' in the underlined part as their is a reference to firms in the later part, ' such firms '.
19 Jun 2006, 20:34
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