Last visit was: 22 Jul 2024, 23:32 It is currently 22 Jul 2024, 23:32
Toolkit
GMAT Club Daily Prep
Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History
Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

# Each team of business students are responsible for creating a marketab

SORT BY:
Tags:
Show Tags
Hide Tags
GRE Forum Moderator
Joined: 02 Nov 2016
Posts: 14065
Own Kudos [?]: 36779 [4]
Given Kudos: 5833
GPA: 3.62
VP
Joined: 28 Jul 2016
Posts: 1197
Own Kudos [?]: 1752 [0]
Given Kudos: 67
Location: India
Concentration: Finance, Human Resources
Schools: ISB '18 (D)
GPA: 3.97
WE:Project Management (Investment Banking)
Intern
Joined: 12 Jan 2019
Posts: 12
Own Kudos [?]: 2 [0]
Given Kudos: 395
Location: India
GMAT 1: 570 Q44 V25
GMAT 2: 640 Q47 V31
Director
Joined: 04 Jun 2018
Posts: 663
Own Kudos [?]: 736 [1]
Given Kudos: 362
Location: United States
Concentration: General Management, Finance
GMAT 1: 730 Q47 V44
GPA: 3.4
Re: Each team of business students are responsible for creating a marketab [#permalink]
1
Kudos
I would say "D" is the correct answer as the respective plural/singular endings are correct.

However, it seems there is something wrong with the original version of the sentence, seems like there are duplicated elements.

Regards,
Chris
GRE Forum Moderator
Joined: 02 Nov 2016
Posts: 14065
Own Kudos [?]: 36779 [0]
Given Kudos: 5833
GPA: 3.62
Re: Each team of business students are responsible for creating a marketab [#permalink]
You are absolutely right, edited. Thank you.

globaldesi wrote:
Each team of business students are responsible for creating a marketable business plan. are responsible for creating a marketable business plan

A. are responsible to create a marketable business plan
B. is responsible for creating a business plan that
C. is able to be marketed
D. is responsible for creating a marketable business plan
E. is responsible to create a marketable business plan

I think are responsible for creating a marketable business plan is copied again in the main sentence or is the question correct?
Board of Directors
Joined: 11 Jun 2011
Status:QA & VA Forum Moderator
Posts: 6049
Own Kudos [?]: 4767 [1]
Given Kudos: 463
Location: India
GPA: 3.5
Re: Each team of business students are responsible for creating a marketab [#permalink]
1
Kudos
Each team of business students are responsible for creating a marketable business plan.

A. are responsible for creating a marketable business plan
B. are responsible to create a marketable business plan
C. is responsible for creating a business plan that is able to be marketed
D. is responsible for creating a marketable business plan
E. is responsible to create a marketable business plan

(A) and (B) can be rejected as there is S-V issue...

(C) is wordy

(E) Responsible to is idiomatically incorrect , hence rejected....

Thus, Correct Answer must be (D)
Intern
Joined: 09 Jul 2017
Posts: 11
Own Kudos [?]: 0 [0]
Given Kudos: 0
Re: Each team of business students are responsible for creating a marketab [#permalink]
Each team of business students are responsible for creating a marketable business plan.

A. are responsible for creating a marketable business plan
B. are responsible to create a marketable business plan
C. is responsible for creating a business plan that is able to be marketed
D. is responsible for creating a marketable business plan
E. is responsible to create a marketable business plan

Each ---> Hence, verb needs to be singular. 'is' will be correct - A & B eliminated.

E is eliminated as "for creating" is the apt usage here and not "to create" - "to create" usage is used when there is a 'purpose' behind the act.

For eg. Diversity is encouraged in schools [in order] to increase exposure.

Between C & D, C is awkward as well as distorts meaning slightly. Hence, D is the correct choice.
Intern
Joined: 31 Aug 2011
Posts: 25
Own Kudos [?]: 38 [0]
Given Kudos: 6
Re: Each team of business students are responsible for creating a marketab [#permalink]
Meaning Analysis:
Each team of business students (subject) are (verb) responsible
for creating a marketable business plan.

so the sentence is saying that a team is responsible for creating a business plan and that plan should be marketable

Error analysis:

a) Subject verb pair: Each team of business students is a singular subject and will be taking singular verb. [note: SANAM rule: Some, Any, None, All and Many; they all take plural, other than them will mostly be singluar]

b) tense is ok, modifier ok, pronoun - none, other-none, parallel -none, idoim: correctly used "responsible for"

choice a and b can be eliminated due to s-v error
choice c is verbose, creating a plan that is able to be marketed is wordy and nonsensical
choice e has idiom error
Non-Human User
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 17525
Own Kudos [?]: 869 [0]
Given Kudos: 0
Re: Each team of business students are responsible for creating a marketab [#permalink]
Hello from the GMAT Club VerbalBot!

Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos).

Want to see all other topics I dig out? Follow me (click follow button on profile). You will receive a summary of all topics I bump in your profile area as well as via email.
Re: Each team of business students are responsible for creating a marketab [#permalink]
Moderators:
GMAT Club Verbal Expert
6991 posts
GMAT Club Verbal Expert
236 posts