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Cross-scheduling software will allow the company both to allocate sale

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Cross-scheduling software will allow the company both to allocate salespeople to specific stores and to prevent them from competing internally for staffers by, for example, offering wage hikes at a particular locations.

A) both to allocate salespeople to specific stores and to prevent them
B) both to allocate salespeople to specific stores and prevent these stores
C) both to allocate salespeople to specific stores and to prevent these stores
D) to both allocate salespeople to specific stores and prevent them
E) to both allocate salespeople to specific stores, preventing them
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Cross-scheduling software will allow the company both to allocate salespeople to specific stores and to prevent them from competing internally for staffers by, for example, offering wage hikes at a particular locations.

Analysis :
- Parallelism Error - Both X and, Y : X and Y should be parallel
- Pronoun Error :The pronoun "Them" should have a logical antecedent. In the sentence it seems like "them" refers to Salespeople.


A) both to allocate salespeople to specific stores and to prevent them - Pronoun Error - Incorrect
B) both to allocate salespeople to specific stores and prevent these stores - Parallelism error - Incorrect
C) both to allocate salespeople to specific stores and to prevent these stores - Correct
D) to both allocate salespeople to specific stores and prevent them - Pronoun Error - Incorrect
E) to both allocate salespeople to specific stores, preventing them - The use of both is to mention 2 entities, here there is just one. - Incorrect.
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Cross-scheduling software will allow the company both to allocate salespeople to specific stores and to prevent them from competing internally for staffers by, for example, offering wage hikes at a particular locations.

A) both to allocate salespeople to specific stores and to prevent them -- "them" has ambiguous referent (salespeople or stores)
B) both to allocate salespeople to specific stores and prevent these stores -- both X and Y parallelism is not maintained.
C) both to allocate salespeople to specific stores and to prevent these stores -- CORRECT, errors in A and B are rectified.
D) to both allocate salespeople to specific stores and prevent them -- same as A
E) to both allocate salespeople to specific stores, preventing them -- same as A

So, Answer is C
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Re: Cross-scheduling software will allow the company both to allocate sale   [#permalink] 19 May 2020, 06:25

Cross-scheduling software will allow the company both to allocate sale

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