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# Corporate finance committees do not plan the detailed

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27 Mar 2013, 01:33
I got this question wrong, I went with C. But I think A is right.

According to http://www.americanidioms.net/as-to/ - "AS TO" is correct idiom, it means "ACCORDING TO / WITH REGARD TO". We can narrow down to A and E. But E is convoluted and awkward. Frankly, I don't understand what does it mean. So A wins. if you replace "as to" with "according to", the sentence is very clear and easy to understand.

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27 Mar 2013, 02:48
its one of those questions which you waste a lot of time on, eliminate all the answers, and then after three minutes realize "hey, the original sentance makes the most sense" )
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19 Apr 2013, 01:50
ritula 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 judgments as to where the firm should expand.

(A) by their allocation of investment funds they make strategic judgments as to where the firm should expand
(B) when they allocate investment funds, they make strategic judgments about where the firm might be expanding
(C) they make strategic judgments on where the firm should expand when they allocate investment funds
(D) by allocating investment funds, they will make strategic judgments about where the firm might be expanding
(E) allocations of investments fund as to where the firm should expand are their exercise in strategic judgment

First, "as to" is correct idiom. It means "about"
So "as to where" is better than "on where".

(A) by their allocation of investment funds they make strategic judgments as to where the firm should expand CORRECT
(B) when they allocate investment funds, they make strategic judgments about where the firm might be expanding AWKWARD
(C) they make strategic judgments on where the firm should expand when they allocate investment funds "ON WHERE" is not idiomatic
(D) by allocating investment funds, they will make strategic judgments about where the firm might be expanding AWKWARD
(E) allocations of investments fund as to where the firm should expand are their exercise in strategic judgment AWKWARD
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11 Mar 2014, 06:18
I will go with A. very nice question
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12 Jan 2015, 20:30
daagh wrote:
Strategy 1

The first split is the use of the idiom “as to where" vs. "on where" and "about where". "As to where" is the appropriate idiom and hence A and E qualify. Between the two, E is not worth looking beyond the idiom.

Strategy 2

The diction ‘when they allocate funds’ is improper because when denotes a specific point of time, as if the committees make strategic decisions only when they allocate funds. What do they do at other times? "By their allocation” the intent of the committee is rather brought out more explicitly. Hence B and C can be dumped. E is too awkward to merit any consideration. Between A and D, the use of future tense in D to indicate a normal activity of the committee is faulty. A wins

Agreed, but answer choice A uses commas incorrectly. The comma before but suggests that what follows is an independent clause, which it isn't.
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17 Jan 2015, 02:23
"...by their allocation of investment funds..."
is it possible that the author of this question meant using of 'by' in terms of time?
According to Cambridge dictionary 'by' can also mean 'not later than; at or before' - http://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/dict ... english/by
Thus, could we say "...but before their allocation of investment funds they make strategic judgments as to where the firm should expand" or this is awkward and we should say something like this: "...but by the moment of their allocation..."?
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10 Apr 2016, 06:09
I see A have a problem

main clause+by+noun

in this pattern, by allocation is unclear. who allocation. we do not have this pattern in english.

I learn english by speaking it all day
speaking refers to I , but
i learn english by speaking of english

is wrong,
speaking here word ad pure noun and refer to no agent in the sentence. this case is similar to our offical answer A

am I correct?
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16 Sep 2016, 00:09
Meaning(intent of the sentence): To provide the role played by corporate committees through contrast. The committees don't involve in detail planning activities but have a major say through fund allocation.
Error Analysis: Initially when I looked at the statement, i couln't find any specific error. So went ahead for option split to see if there is any option which conveys the meaning in a better way:

B) Too much wordy and redundant use of they and might. Doesn't help
C) Wrong use of on where. Also if you are unable to figure that out, the sentence structure is not very clear...they make ....when they
D) Straight forward elimination - use of will for general statement in present tense
E) Distorts the meaning.

Thus A seems to be the best answer choice.
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17 Nov 2016, 07:28
My 2 cents:

Option A also puts verbs in parallel, it actually uses the same structure as option C but with the "by their allocation..." modifier in between.

I hope my analysis is correct.

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27 Nov 2016, 02:58

B,D,E are out for various reasons. The fight is between A & C

A is trying to say:

Through allocation of funds, committees strategically decide where the firm should expand

C is trying to say:

When committees are allocating funds, they ALSO strategically decide where a firms should expand i.e. two activities are happening at the same time with no co-relation. The original option tried to make these 2 factors as inter-linked. Thus, C changes the original meaning.

'by their all...' might not seem usual wordings, but, there is nothing wrong grammatically or logically in sentence pre and post this phrase. So, A stands out!
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