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# Beyond the immediate funding crisis that the small theater company

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Beyond the immediate funding crisis that the small theater company faces, its survival depends on if it can expand its subscriber base and repair its reputation after the critical and financial failure of its three most recent productions.

A. if it can expand its subscriber base and repair
B. whether it can expand its subscriber base and repair
C. whether or not it has the capability to expand its base of subscribers and can repair
D. its ability for expanding its subscriber base and repairing
E. the ability for it to expand its subscriber base and repair

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30 Dec 2017, 20:19
What is the wrong with answer D ?
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30 Dec 2017, 20:28
gmatFalcon wrote:
Beyond the immediate funding crisis that the small theater company faces, its survival depends on if it can expand its subscriber base and repair its reputation after the critical and financial failure of its three most recent productions.

A. if it can expand its subscriber base and repair
B. whether it can expand its subscriber base and repair
C. whether or not it has the capability to expand its base of subscribers and can repair
D. its ability for expanding its subscriber base and repairing
E. the ability for it to expand its subscriber base and repair

Whether or if
In GMAT, we use whether in such conditions 'choosing two situations'
Parallelism
Whether it can EXPAND its subscribers and REPAIR its

B is correct

D misses out on whether and there is no more a choice between expand and repair. Changed the meaning...
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30 Dec 2017, 21:05
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Beyond the immediate funding crisis that the small theater company faces, its survival depends on if it can expand its subscriber base and repair its reputation after the critical and financial failure of its three most recent productions.

A. if it can expand its subscriber base and repair:
IN GMAT, 'IF' IS USED IN IF+CONDITION/THEN+OUTCOME CONSTRUCTION

B. whether it can expand its subscriber base and repair:
CORRECT

C. whether or not it has the capability to expand its base of subscribers and can repair:
PARALLELISM ERROR

D. its ability for expanding its subscriber base and repairing:
'ABILITY FOR" IS UNIDIOMATIC

E. the ability for it to expand its subscriber base and repair:
SAME ERROR AS D
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30 Dec 2017, 21:20
Shobhit7 wrote:
Beyond the immediate funding crisis that the small theater company faces, its survival depends on if it can expand its subscriber base and repair its reputation after the critical and financial failure of its three most recent productions.

A. if it can expand its subscriber base and repair:
IN GMAT, 'IF' IS USED IN IF+CONDITION/THEN+OUTCOME CONSTRUCTION

B. whether it can expand its subscriber base and repair:
CORRECT

C. whether or not it has the capability to expand its base of subscribers and can repair:
PARALLELISM ERROR

D. its ability for expanding its subscriber base and repairing:
'ABILITY FOR" IS UNIDIOMATIC
If we use Ability to, Will D be correct ?

E. the ability for it to expand its subscriber base and repair:
SAME ERROR AS D

Thanks Shobhit7
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31 Dec 2017, 00:22
gmatFalcon wrote:
Shobhit7 wrote:
Beyond the immediate funding crisis that the small theater company faces, its survival depends on if it can expand its subscriber base and repair its reputation after the critical and financial failure of its three most recent productions.

A. if it can expand its subscriber base and repair:
IN GMAT, 'IF' IS USED IN IF+CONDITION/THEN+OUTCOME CONSTRUCTION

B. whether it can expand its subscriber base and repair:
CORRECT

C. whether or not it has the capability to expand its base of subscribers and can repair:
PARALLELISM ERROR

D. its ability for expanding its subscriber base and repairing:
'ABILITY FOR" IS UNIDIOMATIC
If we use Ability to, Will D be correct ?

E. the ability for it to expand its subscriber base and repair:
SAME ERROR AS D

Thanks Shobhit7

I think so...Provided Infinitive phrases exist as parallel
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14 Aug 2018, 03:37
gmatFalcon wrote:
What is the wrong with answer D ?

in D, a prepostion"for" is followed by a string of words that describes a complete action, and such constructions are wrong in GMAT.
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