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# Corporate finance committees do not plan the detailed

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Corporate finance committees do not plan the detailed activities of the various divisions in a large firm, but by their allocation of investment funds they make strategic judgements as to where the firm should expand.

a) by their allocation of investment funds they make strategic judgements as to where the firm should expand
b) when they allocate investment funds, they make strategic judgements about where the firm might be expanding
c) they make strategic judgements on where the firm should expand when they allocate investment funds
d) by allocating investment funds, they will make strategic judgements about where the firm might be expanding
e) allocations of investments fund as to where the firm should expand are their exercise in strategic judgement
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22 Aug 2006, 10:13
Picking D over B.
Good question to end the day. Time to hit the sack.
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22 Aug 2006, 11:02
Going with C here...

In B & D "firm might be expanding" is wrong, E is too wordy and between A & C, C is more concise
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22 Aug 2006, 17:22
I was debating between C and D, but D seems wordy and awkward due to will ..... might be expanding.

So C is the winner.
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22 Aug 2006, 18:04
c) they make strategic judgements on where the firm should expand when they allocate investment funds

Corporate finance committees do not .. .but they ...

This is the most clear sentence of all the options.
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22 Aug 2006, 19:16
GMATT73 wrote:
Corporate finance committees do not plan the detailed activities of the various divisions in a large firm, but by their allocation of investment funds they make strategic judgements as to where the firm should expand.

a) by their allocation of investment funds they make strategic judgements as to where the firm should expand
b) when they allocate investment funds, they make strategic judgements about where the firm might be expanding
c) they make strategic judgements on where the firm should expand when they allocate investment funds
d) by allocating investment funds, they will make strategic judgements about where the firm might be expanding
e) allocations of investments fund as to where the firm should expand are their exercise in strategic judgement

(C) structure - ..do not plan X but they do Y (do something that's similar to planning - i.e. they make strategic judgments)

D, E are messed up, A, B don't follow the structural choice as (C).

(C) ....
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22 Aug 2006, 20:28
I would have bet the farm on C as well, unfortunately the OA is (A).

http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=1354
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22 Aug 2006, 20:32
GMATT73 wrote:
I would have bet the farm on C as well, unfortunately the OA is (A).

http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=1354

Wow .
This one stumped everyone.
My friend picked A when I showed him this SC..Only if I was not half-asleep I could have asked him why .
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22 Aug 2006, 20:34
Me!!!

Seems clear when you read it ...

Finance committees don't make strategic judgements but allocate money...

Didn't see that at all!!!
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I would have bet the farm on C as well, unfortunately the OA is (A).

http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=1354
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22 Aug 2006, 20:37
so what if c was
c) they make strategic judgements on where the firm should expand by allocating investment funds

it would be c then?
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22 Aug 2006, 22:28
No matter how much I study, I am sure I will never get such SCs correct that too in under 1.5 minutes.
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22 Aug 2006, 22:38
a) by their allocation of investment funds they make strategic judgements as to where the firm should expand - their is ambiguos
b) when they allocate investment funds, they make strategic judgements about where the firm might be expanding - they is ambiguos
c) they make strategic judgements on where the firm should expand when they allocate investment funds - they is NOT ambiguos and refers to the finance committe since the word 'firm' is explicitly mentioned.
d) by allocating investment funds, they will make strategic judgements about where the firm might be expanding - not parallel. (finance committees do this but not that).
e) allocations of investments fund as to where the firm should expand are their exercise in strategic judgement - this just seems wrong!

C it is
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23 Aug 2006, 04:08
Arguing the OA might be pointless, but I say C.

It keeps the parallel construction (and GMAT authors seem to be worried sick about it). A also do not see any difference in meaning. I think that "when" here means "in times that" or "in those instances" which has a conditional feel to it, not strictly the temporal meaning. Plus, "by allocation...", a modifer of manner, in A should properly be placed at the end of the sentence.
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23 Aug 2006, 07:27
:) I just posted a similar thought in another thread. I just can't seem to conquer these damn SC questions, and to think I underestimated them before...now when I analyze my mistakes in verbal in general, I'm horrified how badly I do in SC and I barely have time to prepare :(

ps_dahiya wrote:
No matter how much I study, I am sure I will never get such SCs correct that too in under 1.5 minutes.
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23 Aug 2006, 12:07
Oh man... my head is spinning after this one... :S
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07 Mar 2007, 22:45
So I read this SC 2 times..

first time I came up with C..

second time A makes more sense..

i think A makes more sense cause...we need the second clause to be dependent on the first one to best convey the meaning that (not an intended consequence, corp fin committees make strategic decision because they dont make operational decisions)..

choice C makes it sound as if by intention corp fin committees dont make operational decisions AND make strategic decision...

I think its best that the second clause be dependent on the first one, so that we can understand the relationship..

I hope I am making sense..and its not jibberish
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20 Mar 2007, 03:23
I cant think anything else than C...

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20 Mar 2007, 07:18
I think it is A

I thought C is my ans initially

But there is a slight difference in meaning

committees do not plan the detailed activities ... but by their allocation of investment funds ....

C actually doesn't go with the but ...
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