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Growing competitive pressures may be encouraging auditors to bend the rules in favor of clients; auditors may, for instance, allow a questionable loan to remain on the books in order to maintain a bank’s profits on paper.
(A) clients; auditors may, for instance, allow semicolon separates two independent clause with use of subordinates. As an instance does not qualify as subordinate
(B) clients, as an instance, to allow Correct
(C) clients, like to allow like should not be used to introduce examples
(D) clients, such as to be allowingsuch as to be - awkward and wordy. It can be simply phrased as such as allowing
(E) clients; which might, as an instance, be the allowing of semicolon separates two independent clause. The second clause here does not qualify as independent clause

IMO, answer is B.

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New post 26 Nov 2012, 11:28
Hi, Nanishora,

E-gmat's video provides the full explanation and reasoning so I'd watch that.

However, briefly:

B is incorrect because both it distorts the meaning of the sentence, and 'as an instance' is incorrect.

'for instance' is correct here, as it shows that we are seeing one example of the practice explained in the opening section. It's essentially a synonym for 'for example'

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Hi, Nanishora,

E-gmat's video provides the full explanation and reasoning so I'd watch that.

However, briefly:

B is incorrect because both it distorts the meaning of the sentence, and 'as an instance' is incorrect.

'for instance' is correct here, as it shows that we are seeing one example of the practice explained in the opening section. It's essentially a synonym for 'for example'

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Thanks, I reviewed the video. You are absolutely right!! I agree that as an instance is unidiomatic. I guess it was my choice among A and B. I ruled out A since I did not think of giving instance as a subordinate clause. Should this be considered a subordinate clause? Does this usage justify it as an independent clause??

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plumber250 wrote:
Hi,

I will see if I can help you Sachin,

In this example 'for instance' means something similar to 'for example'. In this context, when giving an example on a point 'as an instance' is not the correct idion.

"as an instance" is not awful full stop, and there are times where it could be used. You can use it in the phrase 'as an instance of' to illustrate when one thing is an example of something else.

Hope that helps.

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Growing competitive pressures may be encouraging auditors to bend the rules in favor of clients; auditors may, for instance, allow a questionable loan to remain on the books in order to maintain a bank’s profits on paper.
(A) clients; auditors may, for instance, allow
(B) clients, as an instance, to allow
(C) clients, like to allow
(D) clients, such as to be allowing
(E) clients; which might, as an instance, be the allowing of

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Growing competitive pressures may be encouraging auditors to bend the rules in favor of clients; auditors may, for instance, allow a questionable loan to remain on the books in order to maintain a bank’s profits on paper.

The sentence doesn`t seem to have problems, the first thing to check is the semi-colon, is there a subject+verb in the second clause so that it can be considered independant?
(A) clients; auditors may, for instance, allow
(B) clients, as an instance, to allow- Passive, as an instance should for instance and who allows?
(C) clients, like to allow- Like does not introduce a an example, it must be a comparason: Clients Like questionable loan?
(D) clients, such as to be allowing- "such as" is correlty used to introduce and example but there is no need for the infintive to be
(E) clients; which might, as an instance, be the allowing of- be the allowing of makes no sense, the semi colon implies that Which, might is the beginning of an independant clause, there is a subject in the phrase

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I don't see choice B distorts the meaning of the sentence. As per the original sentence (the correct one), the intent is to state that Auditors are encouraged to bend rules due to the increase in competition. Choice B is wrong because of incorrect usage of the idiom "as an instance".

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A.

Clear and concise 2 ICs. Other options are down right wrong.

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Growing competitive pressures may be encouraging auditors to bend the rules in favor of clients; auditors may, for instance, allow a questionable loan to remain on the books in order to maintain a bank’s profits on paper.
(A) clients; auditors may, for instance, allow
(B) clients, as an instance, to allow
(C) clients, like to allow
(D) clients, such as to be allowing
(E) clients; which might, as an instance, be the allowing of

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Growing competitive pressures is the subject of the sentence B --> Growing competitive pressures.... TO ALLOW (Purpose)->Do you really think, that the subject itself can allow something here ?

Can some of the experts comment it - that was just a way I eliminated choice B.
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Growing competitive pressures may be encouraging auditors to bend the rules in favor of clients; auditors may, for instance, allow a questionable loan to remain on the books in order to maintain a bank’s profits on paper.


(A) clients; auditors may, for instance, allow
Pressure may be encouraging (clause) ; Auditors may allow (clause)

(B) clients, as an instance, to allow
as an instance is incorrect.
pressure may be encouraging auditors to bend....., to allow... (meaning wise wrong and not properly connected)

(C) clients, like to allow
there is no comparison. like is wrongly used here.

(D) clients, such as to be allowing
to be allowing is wrong here.

(E) clients; which might, as an instance, be the allowing of
semi colon and then which is wrong usage. no referent for which here.
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Growing competitive pressures may be encouraging auditors to bend the rules in favor of clients; auditors may, for instance, allow a questionable loan to remain on the books in order to maintain a bank’s profits on paper.
(A) clients; auditors may, for instance, allow
(B) clients, as an instance, to allow
(C) clients, like to allow
(D) clients, such as to be allowing
(E) clients; which might, as an instance, be the allowing of

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Correct answer here is A. Semicolon (;) always represent the example to be followed and question stem in itself if correctly formed.

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Growing competitive pressures may be encouraging auditors to bend the rules in favor of clients; auditors may, for instance, allow a questionable loan to remain on the books in order to maintain a bank’s profits on paper.

Issues: Modifiers

Analysis:
1. The sentence presents a causation and supports it with an example (the underlined part). Hence, this sentence tests modifier to connect two clauses as well as markers to introduce examples.

(A) clients; auditors may, for instance, allow
- Correctly combines two independent clauses using ";"

(B) clients, as an instance, to allow
- "as an instance" and "to allow" is not connected properly

(C) clients, like to allow
- "like" is not used to present examples

(D) clients, such as to be allowing
- "to be" make the sentence non-sensical as it can not an example of "bent rules"

(E) clients; which might, as an instance, be the allowing of
- "; which" is a ungrammatical
- various clauses in this options are not connected properly


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Growing competitive pressures may be encouraging auditors to bend the rules in favor of clients; auditors may, for instance, allow a questionable loan to remain on the books in order to maintain a bank’s profits on paper.
(A) clients; auditors may, for instance, allow
(B) clients, as an instance, to allow
(C) clients, like to allow
(D) clients, such as to be allowing
(E) clients; which might, as an instance, be the allowing of


Why is D eliminated?
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Growing competitive pressures may be encouraging auditors to bend the rules in favor of clients; auditors may, for instance, allow a questionable loan to remain on the books in order to maintain a bank’s profits on paper.
(A) clients; auditors may, for instance, allow
(B) clients, as an instance, to allow
(C) clients, like to allow
(D) clients, such as to be allowing
(E) clients; which might, as an instance, be the allowing of


Why is D eliminated?


We have already this question - you did not check this moment.
You can read the explanations here: https://gmatclub.com/forum/growing-comp ... 73756.html
D is out because:
1. to be allowing - strange construction. I do not see how we can use it here.
2. such as - not understandable to what noun it refers - it is not as bad as 1, but still.

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ng2 wrote:
Growing competitive pressures may be encouraging auditors to bend the rules in favor of clients; auditors may, for instance, allow a questionable loan to remain on the books in order to maintain a bank’s profits on paper.
(A) clients; auditors may, for instance, allow
(B) clients, as an instance, to allow
(C) clients, like to allow
(D) clients, such as to be allowing
(E) clients; which might, as an instance, be the allowing of


Why is D eliminated?


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