GMAT Question of the Day: Daily via email | Daily via Instagram New to GMAT Club? Watch this Video

 It is currently 25 May 2020, 07:28

### 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

# Failing to fully evaluate its financial impact

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Manager
Joined: 07 Aug 2017
Posts: 85
Location: India
GPA: 4
WE: Information Technology (Consulting)
Failing to fully evaluate its financial impact  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

04 Aug 2019, 04:59
13
00:00

Difficulty:

95% (hard)

Question Stats:

26% (01:20) correct 74% (01:33) wrong based on 457 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

Failing to fully evaluate its financial impact, Technotip, one of the earliest software giants to have evolved from the Silicon Valley, accepted the acquisition offer by a prominent investment bank for what eventually turned out to be a pyrrhic conquest.

A. Failing to fully evaluate its financial impact
B. Without evaluation of the company's full financial impact
C. Without full financial evaluation of the acquisition's impact
D. Without fully evaluating the financial impact
E. Without fully evaluating its financial impact
Manager
Joined: 28 Jan 2017
Posts: 182
WE: Consulting (Computer Software)
Re: Failing to fully evaluate its financial impact  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

04 Aug 2019, 05:28
2
GMATMBA5 wrote:
Failing to fully evaluate its financial impact, Technotip, one of the earliest software giants to have evolved from the Silicon Valley, accepted the acquisition offer by a prominent investment bank for what eventually turned out to be a pyrrhic conquest.

A. Failing to fully evaluate its financial impact
B. Without evaluation of the company's full financial impact
C. Without full financial evaluation of the acquisition's impact
D. Without fully evaluating the financial impact
E. Without fully evaluating its financial impact

what is its referring to?
Intern
Joined: 28 Apr 2015
Posts: 3
GMAT 1: 620 Q45 V31
GPA: 4
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
Re: Failing to fully evaluate its financial impact  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

05 Aug 2019, 07:42
1
nkhl.goyal wrote:
GMATMBA5 wrote:
Failing to fully evaluate its financial impact, Technotip, one of the earliest software giants to have evolved from the Silicon Valley, accepted the acquisition offer by a prominent investment bank for what eventually turned out to be a pyrrhic conquest.

A. Failing to fully evaluate its financial impact
B. Without evaluation of the company's full financial impact
C. Without full financial evaluation of the acquisition's impact
D. Without fully evaluating the financial impact
E. Without fully evaluating its financial impact

what is its referring to?

'Its' refer to 'the acquisition'.

Go for the intended meaning.
A) 'Failing' makes the 'its' ambiguous.
B) Changes meaning as company's full financial impact is not under the discussion.
C) 'acquisition's impact' introduces repetition.
D) 'Financial impact'? Yes. But of what?
E) This clearly maps 'its' with the acceptance of acquisition.
Manager
Joined: 26 Sep 2017
Posts: 157
Re: Failing to fully evaluate its financial impact  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

05 Aug 2019, 13:07
Can someone put some light on Option "a"? why it is wrong.
Manager
Joined: 28 Jan 2017
Posts: 182
WE: Consulting (Computer Software)
Re: Failing to fully evaluate its financial impact  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

05 Aug 2019, 18:10
jrk23 wrote:
Can someone put some light on Option "a"? why it is wrong.

IMO, A talks about Technotip's impact. This is not the correct meaning, hence wrong.
Duke & Cornell Moderator
Joined: 29 May 2018
Posts: 106
Location: India
GMAT 1: 700 Q48 V38
GMAT 2: 720 Q49 V39
GPA: 4
Re: Failing to fully evaluate its financial impact  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

09 Aug 2019, 05:05
E seems best but I don't have a strong reason to eliminate D. Can you please help GMATNinja

Posted from my mobile device
Manager
Joined: 27 Feb 2019
Posts: 86
Failing to fully evaluate its financial impact  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

Updated on: 17 Aug 2019, 01:14
GMATMBA5 wrote:
Failing to fully evaluate its financial impact, Technotip, one of the earliest software giants to have evolved from the Silicon Valley, accepted the acquisition offer by a prominent investment bank for what eventually turned out to be a pyrrhic conquest.

Concluded E using POE

E: Without fully evaluating its financial impact I thought this makes sense as the company did not evaluate its reach of financial impact before accepting the acquisition..

Originally posted by arora1 on 16 Aug 2019, 11:42.
Last edited by arora1 on 17 Aug 2019, 01:14, edited 1 time in total.
Intern
Joined: 22 Jan 2018
Posts: 2
Re: Failing to fully evaluate its financial impact  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

17 Aug 2019, 01:07
Hi,

Could someone please explain why option D is wrong ?
Intern
Joined: 06 Jul 2018
Posts: 26
Location: India
Schools: ISB '21
GMAT 1: 670 Q49 V33
Re: Failing to fully evaluate its financial impact  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

25 Aug 2019, 12:07
generis - please explain why A and C are incorrect and why D is correct
Intern
Joined: 28 Aug 2019
Posts: 1
Re: Failing to fully evaluate its financial impact  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

28 Aug 2019, 02:20
In option E, can “its” refer to that company? Why?

Posted from my mobile device
Manager
Status: Risk or die!
Joined: 26 Jul 2018
Posts: 100
Location: India
GMAT 1: 650 Q48 V31
GMAT 2: 660 Q49 V31
GMAT 3: 620 Q49 V26
WE: Consulting (Investment Banking)
Re: Failing to fully evaluate its financial impact  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

06 Oct 2019, 03:47
Re-posting daagh sir's comment on a similar post -

"Whenever we construct a sentence with an introductory modifying phrase containing a pronoun, the pronoun must refer to the subject of the main clause placed immediately after the modifier. As per that norm, I think the pronoun does refer to Technotip because it will be a far-fetched fancy to consider the distantly - placed acquisition as the referent for 'its'. However, logically it looks more plausible that 'its' financial impact refers to the acquisition's impact. Probably it would have been better to have dropped the pronoun altogether. I think it is best to ask the author directly, as hearing straight from the horse's mouth may help one to take a call swiftly."
_________________
Extraordinary results demand extraordinary work!!

I'd rather live one day as a lion than 1000 years as a sheep!!
Re: Failing to fully evaluate its financial impact   [#permalink] 06 Oct 2019, 03:47