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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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24 Aug 2006, 12:41
Futuristic wrote:
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

very good question. if i remember it correctly, it is from OG:

i chose B for firms to confirm the later expression of "such firms".
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24 Aug 2006, 13:38
same idea here... since firms tend to be very large, firms must survive in the industry

E uses possessive, thus not parallel to firms

B
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24 Aug 2006, 20:32
trivikram wrote:

Can you explain it further Professor?

Since in the non-underlined portion it says "such firms", we need to mention the term "firms" in the underlined portion.
Had it only been "firms" in the latter part, we need not have mentioned firms in the underlined parts. The difference comes b'coz of "such"

...expenditures required of firms to survive in ....., an industry ...... demand, such firms tend to be very large.
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24 Aug 2006, 20:50
buzzgaurav wrote:
trivikram wrote:

Can you explain it further Professor?

Since in the non-underlined portion it says "such firms", we need to mention the term "firms" in the underlined portion.
Had it only been "firms" in the latter part, we need not have mentioned firms in the underlined parts. The difference comes b'coz of "such"

...expenditures required of firms to survive in ....., an industry ...... demand, such firms tend to be very large.

good job gaurav.
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25 Aug 2006, 00:04
OA is B
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04 Mar 2008, 14:53
easy one.
such firms leads us to B
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10 Jun 2008, 07:34
but nice explanations by coupla buddies above

thanks a ton

B in the second shot
Re: SC: Firms   [#permalink] 10 Jun 2008, 07:34
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