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The Official Guide for GMAT Review 2018
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Cost cutting and restructuring has allowed the manufacturing company to lower its projected losses for the second quarter, and they are forecasting a profit before the end of the year.

A. has allowed the manufacturing company to lower its projected losses for the second quarter, and they are forecasting
B. has allowed for the manufacturing company to lower its projected losses in the second quarter and to forecast
C. have allowed that the manufacturing company can lower the projected losses for the second quarter, and to forecast
D. have allowed the manufacturing company to lower its projected second-quarter losses and to forecast
E. have allowed for the manufacturing company to lower the projected losses in the second quarter, as well as forecasting

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First identify that "cost cutting and restructuring" create a compound plural subject necessitating the plural verb "have allowed". Eliminate A and B.

Then, seek out the parallel items in the list of things that have been allowed which should be "to lower" and "to forecast". Eliminate C and E. Methodically working through the individual relevant pieces of this problem should allow it to be completed in well under a minute.
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Cost cutting and restructuring has allowed the manufacturing company to lower its projected losses for the second quarter, and they are forecasting a profit before the end of the year.

A. has allowed the manufacturing company to lower its projected losses for the second quarter, and they are forecasting
B. has allowed for the manufacturing company to lower its projected losses in the second quarter and to forecast
C. have allowed that the manufacturing company can lower the projected losses for the second quarter, and to forecast
D. have allowed the manufacturing company to lower its projected second-quarter losses and to forecast
E. have allowed for the manufacturing company to lower the projected losses in the second quarter, as well as forecasting
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Imo D
Plural subject so have should be used .
Have allowed X is correct idiom


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New post 01 Aug 2017, 03:43
compound subject <--> plural verb

have over has

The subjunctive allow needs to form.

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I would go for D

as 1) Cost cutting and restructuring is plural needs "have" A&B are out
2) Have allowed for is not idiomatic in my opinion
3) for C "Have allowed that" is wrong as well idiom needs to. Have Allowed X (Noun). Additionally the addition of CAN in the sentence changes the initial meaning of the sentence!
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I would go for D

as 1) Cost cutting and restructuring is plural needs "have" A&B are out
2) Have allowed for is not idiomatic in my opinion
3) for C "Have allowed that" is wrong as well idiom needs to. Have Allowed X (Noun). Additionally the addition of CAN in the sentence changes the initial meaning of the sentence!



2) Actually, allowed for is an idiom.
The constructions are
Allow +something+ for +something
allow for +someone or something
allow + [something] + infinitive.
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AbdurRakib wrote:
The Official Guide for GMAT Review 2018
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Question No.: 685

Cost cutting and restructuring has allowed the manufacturing company to lower its projected losses for the second quarter, and they are forecasting a profit before the end of the year.

A. has allowed the manufacturing company to lower its projected losses for the second quarter, and they are forecasting
B. has allowed for the manufacturing company to lower its projected losses in the second quarter and to forecast
C. have allowed that the manufacturing company can lower the projected losses for the second quarter, and to forecast - Missing Parallelism
D. have allowed the manufacturing company to lower its projected second-quarter losses and to forecast - correct
E. have allowed for the manufacturing company to lower the projected losses in the second quarter, as well as forecasting
- Missing parallelism
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AbdurRakib wrote:
The Official Guide for GMAT Review 2018
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Question No.: 685

Cost cutting and restructuring has allowed the manufacturing company to lower its projected losses for the second quarter, and they are forecasting a profit before the end of the year.

A. has allowed the manufacturing company to lower its projected losses for the second quarter, and they are forecasting
B. has allowed for the manufacturing company to lower its projected losses in the second quarter and to forecast
C. have allowed that the manufacturing company can lower the projected losses for the second quarter, and to forecast
D. have allowed the manufacturing company to lower its projected second-quarter losses and to forecast
E. have allowed for the manufacturing company to lower the projected losses in the second quarter, as well as forecasting


Firstly , plural sentence , plural verb : HAVE , hence A & B both are out . Allowed For is a wrong idiom , thus it is not parallel . Allowed to it is . Hence option D
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Following are the things tested in this sentence:
1. Subject-verb agreement - Cost cutting and restructuring - this is a plural subject so, we should use "have" instead of "has".
2. allowed ... to is an idiom.
3. Parallelism - to lower ... to forecast.


A. has allowed the manufacturing company to lower its projected losses for the second quarter, and they are forecasting
B. has allowed for the manufacturing company to lower its projected losses in the second quarter and to forecast
C. have allowed that the manufacturing company can lower the projected losses for the second quarter, and to forecast
D. have allowed the manufacturing company to lower its projected second-quarter losses and to forecast
E. have allowed for the manufacturing company to lower the projected losses in the second quarter, as well as forecasting
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Hello Everyone!

Let's take a look at this question, one problem at a time, and narrow it down to find the correct answer! To get us started, here is the original question. I also highlighted the major differences between each option in orange:

Cost cutting and restructuring has allowed the manufacturing company to lower its projected losses for the second quarter, and they are forecasting a profit before the end of the year.

A. has allowed the manufacturing company to lower its projected losses for the second quarter, and they are forecasting
B. has allowed for the manufacturing company to lower its projected losses in the second quarter and to forecast
C. have allowed that the manufacturing company can lower the projected losses for the second quarter, and to forecast
D. have allowed the manufacturing company to lower its projected second-quarter losses and to forecast
E. have allowed for the manufacturing company to lower the projected losses in the second quarter, as well as forecasting

It's clear after taking a quick glance at the options that we have two major issues:

1. has allowed vs. have allowed
2. to forecast vs. forecasting

Let's start with #1 on our list: has allowed vs. have allowed. The subject of this sentence is "Cost cutting and restructuring," which is a plural subject that needs the plural verb "have allowed." Let's see how each answer stacks up:

A. has allowed the manufacturing company to lower its projected losses for the second quarter, and they are forecasting
B. has allowed for the manufacturing company to lower its projected losses in the second quarter and to forecast
C. have allowed that the manufacturing company can lower the projected losses for the second quarter, and to forecast
D. have allowed the manufacturing company to lower its projected second-quarter losses and to forecast
E. have allowed for the manufacturing company to lower the projected losses in the second quarter, as well as forecasting

We can eliminate options A and B because they use the a singular verb "has allowed," which doesn't match the plural subject.

Now that we're left with options C, D, and E, let's take a look at #2 on the list: to forecast vs. forecasting. We know that cost cutting and restructuring allowed two things to happen: lower projected losses for the second quarter, and forecast a profit before the end of the year. The best way to tackle this is to check each answer for parallel structure! Both versions of "lower" and "forecast" need to be worded using parallel format, so let's see how each option stacks up:

C. have allowed that the manufacturing company can lower the projected losses for the second quarter, and to forecast --> WRONG / NOT PARALLEL
D. have allowed the manufacturing company to lower its projected second-quarter losses and to forecast --> CORRECT / PARALLEL
E. have allowed for the manufacturing company to lower the projected losses in the second quarter, as well as forecasting --> WRONG / NOT PARALLEL

There you go - option D is the correct answer because it uses the correct subject-verb agreement with "have allowed," and it uses parallel structure when saying "to lower" and "to forecast."


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