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# Child care already a solid part of the employee benefits package at ma

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Updated on: 27 Nov 2017, 21:29
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Child care already a solid part of the employee benefits package at many companies, more businesses are focusing on a newer family benefit known as elder care, servicing for older dependents.

(A) Child care
(B) With child care
(C) Child care as
(D) Being the Child care was
(E) With child care’s being

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Originally posted by tenaman10 on 18 May 2009, 04:50.
Last edited by hazelnut on 27 Nov 2017, 21:29, edited 2 times in total.
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18 May 2009, 04:59
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Child care already a solid part of the employee benefits package at many companies, more businesses are focusing on a newer family benefit known as elder care, servicing for older dependents.
(A) Child care - need smth. to correctly introduce 2nd part of sentence
(B) With child care - seems to be OK
(C) Child care as - the same as to (A)
(D) Being the Child care was - wordy and unclear
(E) With child care’s being

IMHO, (B)
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18 May 2009, 05:04
Clear B.

"With" is required to correctly convey why companies are focusing on another benefit [elder care].
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18 May 2009, 05:43
Clear B

Child care already a solid part of the employee benefits package at many companies, more businesses are focusing on a newer family benefit known as elder care, servicing for older dependents.
(A) Child care --> ungrammatical structure: no verb for Child care as subject here.
(B) With child care --> the best. with + Noun phrase is the prepositional phrase modifying for the main clause
(C) Child care as --> ungrammatical structure
(D) Being the Child care was -->Being is awkward
(E) With child care’s being -->Being is awkward
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25 May 2010, 21:57
I am still not clear why not A?

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26 May 2010, 04:30
ykaiim wrote:
I am still not clear why not A?

Child care already a solid part of the employee benefits package at many companies, more businesses are focusing on a newer family benefit known as elder care, servicing for older dependents.
(A) Child care
(B) With child care
(C) Child care as
(D) Being the Child care was
(E) With child care’s being

Here is my explanation.

As is, 1st part of sentence lacks main verb; thus it should be dependent clause.

However, we don't see intro signalling that 1st part depends on 2nd. So we need to fix this problem. There are 2 ways to do it:

1. introduce new verb to 1st part of sentence and make it independent; however, we see that only Child care is underlined so we can't insert and/but/while/etc between sentences; so we sould expect 2nd way to fix the error
2. introduce something that will clearly pinpoint that 1st part of sentence is dependent and actually the 2nd part is the main clause.

Between choiced (B) and (E) we should choose (B) because (E) contains ugly word being.
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05 Jan 2011, 09:52
with child care......is a dependent clause
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Child care already a solid part of the employee benefits package at many companies, more businesses are focusing on a newer family benefit known as elder care, servicing for older dependents.
(A) Child care
(B) With child care
(C) Child care as
(D) Being the Child care was
(E) With child care’s being
Why A is wrong ??

This question is drawn from a 1997 GMAT Test (Disclosed Edition, Test Code 42). The credited response is B.

What's wrong with A? Well, the first thing we note about the sentence is that it contains a comma. What does this mean? What is the thing before the comma? What's the thing after the comma? Is the thing before the comma modifying the thing after the comma? Is the thing after the comma modifying the thing before the comma? Do we have two complete sentences joined by a conjunction? What's going on?

The part before the comma is not a clause. A clause must always contain a subject and a verb. Although "Child care" might be a valid subject, there is no verb. Accordingly, we can conclude that it is a phrase and, therefore, it is a modifier.

Can the phrase "Child care already a solid part..." effectively modify "most businesses?" Do we think that most businesses are child care? Certainly not.

What about C? We have added the word "as." Does this improve the sentence? Not really. We are still left with the bad modifier, and it's unclear what function the as serves. Is it saying that child care == already a solid part... ?

What about D? Well, D includes a subject and a verb. Accordingly this is now a clause rather than a phrase. However, this is a bad choice. The first clause doesn't make any sense, and it is joined to the second clause not with a conjunction but with a simple comma. Two complete sentences cannot be joined with a comma. This error, called a comma splice, is unacceptable. We can eliminate D.

What about E? This choice similarly makes no sense. "With child care's being" -- so there is a being and it belongs to child care? More businesses are with this being?

B is the best answer. The word "with" can mean "characterized by or having." Does it make sense to assert that more businesses already have child care as a solid part of the employee benefits package? Yes, I think it does.

Remember that on many GMAT Sentences the goal is not to find a good choice, but rather to find four bad choices and eliminate them.
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12 Jul 2018, 17:27
with child Care more business are focusing on newer family benefits.-- Correct.
(B) With child care
(C) Child care as more business are focusing on newer family benefits--incorrect
(D) Being the Child care was more business are focusing on newer family benefits--incorrect
(E) With child care’s being more business are focusing on newer family benefits--incorrect
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