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Crucial in the decision to sell the company, a decision which made some 300 employees redundant, was the numerous licensing issues that plagued the system that was designated to be the company's flagship product.

a) a decision which made some 300 employees redundant, was the numerous licensing issues that

b) a decision that made some 300 employees redundant, has been numerous licensing issues which

c) was the numerous licensing issues that led to a decision which made some 300 employees redundant and that has

d) a decision that made around 300 workers unemployed, were the numerous licensing issues that

e) a decision that made some 300 employees redundant, was the numerous licensing issues which

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Provide explanations please.


a) a decision which made some 300 employees redundant, was the numerous licensing issues that- Incorrect, Plural Subject and singular verb "was".

b) a decision that made some 300 employees redundant, has been numerous licensing issues which- Same as A- Singular verb "Has been".

c) was the numerous licensing issues that led to a decision which made some 300 employees redundant and that has- Same as the A- Was

d) a decision that made around 300 workers unemployed, were the numerous licensing issues that- Seems good!! Hold

e) a decision that made some 300 employees redundant, was the numerous licensing issues which- Again repeats the SV agreement error as in A and C.

So the correct answer is D.
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a) a decision which made some 300 employees redundant, was the numerous licensing issues that- Incorrect, Plural Subject and singular verb "was".

b) a decision that made some 300 employees redundant, has been numerous licensing issues which- Same as A- Singular verb "Has been".

c) was the numerous licensing issues that led to a decision which made some 300 employees redundant and that has- Same as the A- Was

d) a decision that made around 300 workers unemployed, were the numerous licensing issues that- Seems good!! Hold

e) a decision that made some 300 employees redundant, was the numerous licensing issues which- Again repeats the SV agreement error as in A and C.

So the correct answer is D.


Thanks for the explanation. I had a doubt while I was answering this question. The sentence has two noun phrase modifiers in the beginning.
NP 1- Crucial in the decision to sell the company,
NP-2 a decision which made some 300 employees redundant,

Are two back to back modifiers allowed in standard GMAT English? If so, can you help me with an OG example, which has a similar sentence structure ?
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Thanks for the explanation. I had a doubt while I was answering this question. The sentence has two noun phrase modifiers in the beginning.
NP 1- Crucial in the decision to sell the company,
NP-2 a decision which made some 300 employees redundant,

Are two back to back modifiers allowed in standard GMAT English? If so, can you help me with an OG example, which has a similar sentence structure ?


Hi, i guess these below articles by E-GMAT will help you the most. The 1st article/link will explain your question in detail and precise manner.

1. Noun + Noun Modifiers: The most "versatile" modifier
2. A Premer on Noun Phrase and Noun Modifier
3. Noun Modifiers can Modify slightly far away noun
4. NOUN + NOUN MODIFIER VS. VERB-ING MODIFIER
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Sorry but in my opinion I disagree with this question, mainly because:

is redundant

the part in between the commas and that at the same time is the subject of the sentence, in general is an incidental phrase. You can eleiminate it without a lack of meaning of the overall structure.

we have a passive voice

Considering that is quite difficult to have such sentence on gmat exam. My opinion

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Sorry but in my opinion I disagree with this question, mainly because:

is redundant

the part in between the commas and that at the same time is the subject of the sentence, in general is an incidental phrase. You can eleiminate it without a lack of meaning of the overall structure.

we have a passive voice

Considering that is quite difficult to have such sentence on gmat exam. My opinion

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Thanks carcass. I had similar thoughts.
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Crucial in the decision to sell the company, a decision which made some 300 employees redundant, was the numerous licensing issues that plagued the system that was designated to be the company's flagship product.

A) a decision which made some 300 employees redundant, was the numerous licensing issues that
B) a decision that made some 300 employees redundant, has been numerous licensing issues which
C) was the numerous licensing issues that led to a decision which made some 300 employees redundant and that has
D) a decision that made around 300 workers unemployed, were the numerous licensing issues that
E) a decision that made some 300 employees redundant, was the numerous licensing issues which
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D seems best: a decision that made around 300 workers unemployed, were the numerous licensing issues that

faults :
A) a decision which made some 300 employees redundant, was the numerous licensing issues that
B) a decision that made some 300 employees redundant, has been numerous licensing issues which
C) was the numerous licensing issues that led to a decision which made some 300 employees redundant and that has
D) a decision that made around 300 workers unemployed, were the numerous licensing issues that---->correct
E) a decision that made some 300 employees redundant, was the numerous licensing issues which
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I have doubt in this

Why to use "were" ?

“which” introduces information that isn’t crucial to the meaning of the sentence, known as a non-restrictive or non-essential clause, while “that” introduces a restrictive clause. - For this reason D) is correct choice??????

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Why to use "were" ?


"were" is needed because the subject is "the numerous licensing issues",which is plural
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“which” introduces information that isn’t crucial to the meaning of the sentence, known as a non-restrictive or non-essential clause, while “that” introduces a restrictive clause
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honestly i am not familiar with this lingo and to be very precise this nomenclature is not needed to get to the right answer .
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Crucial in the decision to sell the company, a decision which made some 300 employees redundant, was the numerous licensing issues that plagued the system that was designated to be the company's flagship product.

A) a decision which made some 300 employees redundant, was the numerous licensing issues that
was does not agree with numerous licensing issues
B) a decision that made some 300 employees redundant, has been numerous licensing issues which
has does not agree with numerous licensing issues
C) was the numerous licensing issues that led to a decision which made some 300 employees redundant and that has
was does not agree with numerous licensing issues
D) a decision that made around 300 workers unemployed, were the numerous licensing issues that
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E) a decision that made some 300 employees redundant, was the numerous licensing issues which
was does not agree with numerous licensing issues
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I have doubt in this

Why to use "were" ?

“which” introduces information that isn’t crucial to the meaning of the sentence, known as a non-restrictive or non-essential clause, while “that” introduces a restrictive clause. - For this reason D) is correct choice??????

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Yes you are correct with the usage of which and that.
But here "where" is used for number agreement.

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djanand wrote:
Provide explanations please.


a) a decision which made some 300 employees redundant, was the numerous licensing issues that- Incorrect, Plural Subject and singular verb "was".

b) a decision that made some 300 employees redundant, has been numerous licensing issues which- Same as A- Singular verb "Has been".

c) was the numerous licensing issues that led to a decision which made some 300 employees redundant and that has- Same as the A- Was

d) a decision that made around 300 workers unemployed, were the numerous licensing issues that- Seems good!! Hold

e) a decision that made some 300 employees redundant, was the numerous licensing issues which- Again repeats the SV agreement error as in A and C.

So the correct answer is D.



What is subject here ?? a Decision or numerous licensing issues ??
I felt subject is decision and so it is consistent with verb "was"
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Crucial in the decision to sell the company, a decision which made some 300 employees redundant, was the numerous licensing issues that plagued the system that was designated to be the company's flagship product.

a) a decision which made some 300 employees redundant, was the numerous licensing issues that

b) a decision that made some 300 employees redundant, has been numerous licensing issues which

c) was the numerous licensing issues that led to a decision which made some 300 employees redundant and that has

d) a decision that made around 300 workers unemployed, were the numerous licensing issues that

e) a decision that made some 300 employees redundant, was the numerous licensing issues which

Provide explanations please.


Change the order:
The numerous licensing issues that plagued..... were crucial in the decision to sell the company, a decision...

So we can see that the subject is plural.
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Crucial in the decision to sell the company, a decision which made some 300 employees redundant, was the numerous licensing issues that plagued the system that was designated to be the company's flagship product.


a decision which made some 300 employees redundant, was the numerous licensing issues that

a decision that made some 300 employees redundant, has been numerous licensing issues which

was the numerous licensing issues that led to a decision which made some 300 employees redundant and that has

a decision that made around 300 workers unemployed, were the numerous licensing issues that

a decision that made some 300 employees redundant, was the numerous licensing issues which
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djanand wrote:
Crucial in the decision to sell the company, a decision which made some 300 employees redundant, was the numerous licensing issues that plagued the system that was designated to be the company's flagship product.

a) a decision which made some 300 employees redundant, was the numerous licensing issues that

b) a decision that made some 300 employees redundant, has been numerous licensing issues which

c) was the numerous licensing issues that led to a decision which made some 300 employees redundant and that has

d) a decision that made around 300 workers unemployed, were the numerous licensing issues that

e) a decision that made some 300 employees redundant, was the numerous licensing issues which

Provide explanations please.


reversed SV here.
numerous licensing issues were crucial in the decision to sell the company.
A/B/C/E all make the same mistake.
just by identifying the subject verb, I could easily get to the answer choice.
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