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Especially in the early years, new entrepreneurs may need to find resourceful ways, like renting temporary office space or using answering services, that make their company seem large and more firmly established than they may actually be.

(A) that make their company seem large
(B) to make their companies seem larger
(C) thus making their companies seem larger
(D) so that the companies seem larger
(E) of making their company seem large

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Hi AbdurRakib, is this also an OG 17 question?

Would have thought that such as (rather than like) would have been a better choice (not that it matters, since it is in the non-underlined portion).
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Hi AbdurRakib, is this also an OG 17 question?

Would have thought that such as (rather than like) would have been a better choice (not that it matters, since it is in the non-underlined portion).

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Especially in the early years, new entrepreneurs may need to find resourceful ways, like renting temporary office space or using answering services, that make their company seem large and more firmly established that they may actually be.

A) that make their company seem large
B) to make their companies seem large
C) thus making their companies seem larger
D) so that the companies seem larger
E) of making their company seem large


In the non-underlined part 'they' is plural and refers to companies. A and E are out.

Intention of entrepreneurs is to make their companies seem 'large'. 'Larger' is not required. C and D are out

B is the right answer
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Especially in the early years, new entrepreneurs may need to find resourceful ways, like renting temporary office space or using answering services, that make their company seem large and more firmly established that they may actually be.

A) that make their company seem large
B) to make their companies seem large
C) thus making their companies seem larger
D) so that the companies seem larger
E) of making their company seem large


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I think larger is correct here. As it compares two situation.
I think "," makes it incorrect. I like D better if I keep comma aside as it conveys the meaning better

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A) that make their company seem large-New entrepreneurs may need to find resourceful ways that make their company seem large is incorrect
B) to make their companies seem large-New entrepreneurs may need to find resourceful ways -to make their companies seem large (to make;for a purpose) correct
C) thus making their companies seem larger- (resourceful ways is not leading to any result,incorrect)
D) so that the companies seem larger- If you use larger,you would need "than" in the sentence which is not an option as there is no comparison and also it is not parallel to more firmly established.
E) of making their company seem large-incorrect

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Cut the jargons and simplify as follows:

need to find resourceful ways - THAT
need to find resourceful ways - TO
need to find resourceful ways - THUS
need to find resourceful ways - SO
need to find resourceful ways - OF
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Meaning-wise and idiomatically B is correct on the basis of the above though the most ideal sentence would use "larger" since it is followed by "more firmly" which is a comparative form,

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Especially in the early years, new entrepreneurs may need to find resourceful ways, like renting temporary office space or using answering services, that make their company seem large and more firmly established that they may actually be.

A) that make their company seem large
B) to make their companies seem large
C) thus making their companies seem larger
D) so that the companies seem larger
E) of making their company seem large


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Original sentence: "more firmly established that they may actually be" - It is "than", not "that"
Option B: It is "larger", not "large"
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To make is the only answer choice that agrees with to find in the non underlined part. Nothing else needs to be discussed.

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than they may actually be.

A) that make their company seem large
B) to make their companies seem larger
C) thus making their companies seem larger
D) so that the companies seem larger
E) of making their company seem large

I have a very specific query with regards to Option B. "To make THEIR companies seem larger and more firmly established than THEY may actually be"

In the above statement, don't THEIR and THEY both need to refer to the same noun? Either entrepreneurs or Companies.

It seems, however, that THEIR is referring to entrepreneurs while THEY is referring to companies.

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Especially in the early years, new entrepreneurs may need to find
resourceful ways, like renting temporary office space or using answering
services, that make their company seem large and more firmly established
than they may actually be.

A) that make their company seem large
B) to make their companies seem larger
C) thus making their companies seem larger
D) so that the companies seem larger
E) of making their company seem large

I have a very specific query with regards to Option B. "To make THEIR companies seem larger and more firmly established than THEY may actually be"

In the above statement, don't THEIR and THEY both need to refer to the same noun? Either entrepreneurs or Companies.

It seems, however, that THEIR is referring to entrepreneurs while THEY is referring to companies.

If they and their were to be in the "same clause", then what you are saying might be true. So, if we have a sentence "He is older than his sister" then "he" and "his" will refer to the same noun.

But here that is not the case because "they may actually be" (after "than") is a different clause.

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Especially in the early years, new entrepreneurs may need to find resourceful ways, like renting temporary office space or using answering services, that make their company seem large and more firmly established than they may actually be.

A) that make their company seem large
B) to make their companies seem larger
C) thus making their companies seem larger
D) so that the companies seem larger
E) of making their company seem large


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Especially in the early years, new entrepreneurs may need to find resourceful ways, like renting temporary office space or using answering services,to make their companies seem larger and more firmly established than they may actually be.

New Entrepreneurs==>Their companies==>They

Larger and more firmly established than............. = Correct Comparison.

to find ........ to make = Maintains parallelism

Hence Answer must be (B)
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Especially in the early years, new entrepreneurs may need to find resourceful ways, like renting temporary office space or using answering services, that make their company seem large and more firmly established than they may actually be.

Cutting out the examples - "like renting temporary office space or using answering services"
The sentence becomes:

Especially in the early years, new entrepreneurs may need to find resourceful ways that make their company seem large and more firmly established than they may actually be.

A) that make their company seem large
They should refer to plural companies and not company

B) to make their companies seem larger
Resourceful ways to do X -> Shows intent and is correct

C) thus making their companies seem larger
May need -> Signify a possibility and "thus" provides a strong reason that by finding resourceful ways -> The companies become larger and established. The interpretation is not consistent

D) so that the companies seem larger
"So" provides a reason and we can use "so" when the reason is established. The usage of "may" makes it a possibility.


E) of making their company seem large
They should refer to plural companies and not company
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Please if someone can throw light on the usage of 'they' and 'their' in option B (the correct answer) Can they and their refer to different entities?

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their companies refers to the company owners, they refers to the companies. So yes.

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their companies refers to the company owners, they refers to the companies. So yes.

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If that is the case then how come 'they' and 'their' refer to two different things in the same sentence?

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The subject proceeding their is entrepreneurs, the subject proceeding they is companies. As long as there's a clear antecedent for each pronoun, it's okay.

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Find ways to do something is idiomatically and grammatically correct. B is definitely the correct answer choice.
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In cases like this one, the infinitive is crucial to show the intention.

Therefore answer choice B is correct.

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