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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 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
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23 Mar 2009, 04:10
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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23 Mar 2009, 09:53
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Corporate finance committees do not plan..., but the make....
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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 --AWKWARD
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--NONSENSE

I'll go for A. C seems ambiguous to me and kind of hides the cause and effect relationship the sentence is trying to convey. OA?
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24 Mar 2009, 06:12
OA is A
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24 Mar 2009, 12:11
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OA is A

what is the OE?

A and C are close but C is parallel because it uses the construction "do not plan but they make".
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here are the two explanations.

http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/gmat-and- ... s-240.html

in one of them it says that C distorts the meaning. And it does , now, look like that it distort the meaning because "they make judgements by allocating funds" and not "they make judgement when funds are allocated".

http://www.beatthegmat.com/corporate-fi ... 20543.html

in second it says that it is wrong to use "judgement on".
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26 Mar 2009, 03:42
Any other OE?
How to apply PoE here
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26 Mar 2009, 04:39
I would not have bothered about such questions which test a concept which usually is very unique as compared to that in GMAT type ques....I think we can leave it...
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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.

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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
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20 Mar 2011, 22:43
I have gone for C. I think, these questions are really doubtful. If I will accept their explanation of A, then also can somebody please explain me the logic behind using cordinating conjunction but with comma to conncect this sentence? Why we can't use subordinating conjunction or but without comma for this purpose?
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22 Mar 2012, 13:25
I got this question wrong by going with C. I have yet to see a clear answer why my choice was wrong though...
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22 Mar 2012, 23:56
confusing question it better to leave
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23 Mar 2012, 01:32
I found C is more parallel than A, Experts please suggest do we really get such doubtful questions in real GMAT.
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23 Mar 2012, 03:29
Am split between A and C.. Should be A
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26 Mar 2012, 02:04
A should be right...its logical prediction que. ....
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I was inclined towards C as well due to parallelism and brevity. But I think answer should be A.

The problem with C is: "When".
When they allocate the funds changes the causal meaning intended in the original phrase. In the original phrase the author meant to say that : by allocating (Cause) ---> strategic decisions (effect).

But in C, the meaning is changed because the author says strategic decisions (effect) ---> When (time frame). So, causal meaning from original sentence is lost.
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28 Mar 2012, 16:02
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
(C) they make strategic judgments on where the firm should expand when they allocate investment funds

Confusion is between A and C.

I will concentrate on the meaning.

In general the meaning is "companies don't plan detailed activities for all the depts but allocate funds only to those dept in which, they think, company should expand." More emphasis should be given on strategic judgments.

A sounds concise,clear and closest to intended meaning.
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28 Mar 2012, 22:20
true that it is difficult to choose between A & C. I too selected C first but after looking more closely feel that

C is not correct because it uses 'When' in the sentence and here it is not referring to time.
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07 Jun 2012, 05:00
i pick A here. in my point of view "might be expanding" is just convoluted. C and E are unnecessarily wordy.
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