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Government-imposed limits on foreign direct investment in multi-brand retail has made difficulties for international chains such as Walmart as they are competing with unregulated local retailers such as Big Bazar

A) has made difficulties for international chains such as Walmart as they are competing with
B) has made difficulties for international chains such as Walmart competing with
C) have made difficulties for international chains as Walmart as they are competing with
D) have made it difficult for international chains such as Walmart to competing with
E) have made it difficult for international chains such as Walmart as they are competing with

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Government-imposed limits on foreign direct investment in multi-brand retail has made difficulties for international chains such as Walmart as they are competing with unregulated local retailers such as Big Bazar

A) has made difficulties for international chains such as Walmart as they are competing with
B) has made difficulties for international chains such as Walmart competing with
C) have made difficulties for international chains as Walmart as they are competing with
D) have made it difficult for international chains such as Walmart to competing with
E) have made it difficult for international chains such as Walmart as they are competing with

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Please move this topic to the Sentence Correction section.
Here, since 'limits' is plural, we need a plural verb i.e. have. Hence, A,B is out.
'As they are competing with' is long and wordy.
D is the answer.
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@souvonik2k- thanks for the quick response. In the correct answer, what does "it" refer to?
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have made it difficult for international chains such as Walmart to competing with

Made it difficult for noun to verb

Can anyone please explain why"competing" is right?

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@souvonik2k- thanks for the quick response. In the correct answer, what does "it" refer to?


Here 'it' refers to 'to competing'.
In certain cases 'it' can refer to infinitive subjects as per MGMAT guide.
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Government-imposed limits on foreign direct investment in multi-brand retail has made difficulties for international chains such as Walmart as they are competing with unregulated local retailers such as Big Bazar


D) have made it difficult for international chains such as Walmart to competing with

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Shouldn't the sentence be - have made it difficult for international chains such as Walmart to BE competing with ?

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@souvonik2k- thanks for the quick response. In the correct answer, what does "it" refer to?


Here 'it' refers to 'to competing'.
In certain cases 'it' can refer to infinitive subjects as per MGMAT guide.


Can you suggest some example where we can use 'to competing'

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KungFuGmat wrote:
Government-imposed limits on foreign direct investment in multi-brand retail has made difficulties for international chains such as Walmart as they are competing with unregulated local retailers such as Big Bazar

A) has made difficulties for international chains such as Walmart as they are competing with
B) has made difficulties for international chains such as Walmart competing with
C) have made difficulties for international chains as Walmart as they are competing with
D) have made it difficult for international chains such as Walmart to competing with
E) have made it difficult for international chains such as Walmart as they are competing with

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Answer is E


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KungFuGmat wrote:
Government-imposed limits on foreign direct investment in multi-brand retail has made difficulties for international chains such as Walmart as they are competing with unregulated local retailers such as Big Bazar

A) has made difficulties for international chains such as Walmart as they are competing with
B) has made difficulties for international chains such as Walmart competing with
C) have made difficulties for international chains as Walmart as they are competing with
D) have made it difficult for international chains such as Walmart to competing with
E) have made it difficult for international chains such as Walmart as they are competing with

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This must be a typo, one would never say "it made it difficult to competing with".

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