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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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09 Dec 2008, 18:45
A
semicolon is required.that leaves A nd E. E is wordy and awkward. hence A
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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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11 Dec 2008, 10:57
(A) clients; auditors may, for instance, allow (For an instance is the right usage)
(B) clients, as an instance, to allow --- Perfect
(C) clients, like to allow ---- (like is used only for noun comparisions)
(D) clients, such as to be allowing (to be is wrongly used)
(E) clients; which might, as an instance, be the allowing of ( when ; is used the 2 statements sholud be mutually exclusive. But here the 2nd can't survive without the first)

Hence, IMO B

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13 Jun 2009, 08:05
ritula wrote:
A
semicolon is required.that leaves A nd E. E is wordy and awkward. hence A
lgon 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 do we need semicolon ?

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14 Jun 2009, 00:19
A...The clause after the semicolon should have a complete meaning...That's done correctly in A...
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A...The clause after the semicolon should have a complete meaning...That's done correctly in A...

well thanks for the answer but I did not understand when we use semicolon ?
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A...The clause after the semicolon should have a complete meaning...That's done correctly in A...

well thanks for the answer but I did not understand when we use semicolon ?

IMO A.

I don't know WHEN to use a semicolon, but I can tell you how to know WHETHER it is correct.

(1) the sentence on both sides of the semicolon should be stand-alone or independent sentences i.e they should not be clauses.

(2) the sentences on both sides of the semicolon should be related and talking about the same topic/idea.

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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

IMO, A seems to be the correct answer. The subject in the first part of the sentence is competitive pressure. However, the second part of the sentence is about an action that an "auditor" may take and not "competitive pressure". Hence, we need to split the sentence using semicolon and introduce a new subject "auditor" to the second sentence.

What's the OA?

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A semi colon links two related clauses.

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

1st indicates that the auditors might bend some rules in favor of their clients, while the 2nd indicates how it can be done.

'A' seems the best option.
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13. 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
onthe books in orderto maintain a bank's profits on
paper.
(A) clients; auditors may, for instance, allow
(8) clients, as an instance, to allow
(C) clients, like to allow
(D) clients, such asto be allowing
(E) clients; which might, as an instance, bethe
allowing of

I understand the solution of QG here, and it says B is wrong

"because it is a construction that produces an ungrammatical sequence of words with no clear meaning"

Would this be correct if B was "clients, as an instance, allowing"

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19 Mar 2012, 12:32
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13. 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
onthe books in orderto maintain a bank's profits on
paper.
(A) clients; auditors may, for instance, allow
(8) clients, as an instance, to allow
(C) clients, like to allow
(D) clients, such asto be allowing
(E) clients; which might, as an instance, bethe
allowing of

I understand the solution of QG here, and it says B is wrong

"because it is a construction that produces an ungrammatical sequence of words with no clear meaning"

Would this be correct if B was "clients, as an instance, allowing"

thanks

it's "for instance"; i'd go with A
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21 Mar 2012, 04:30
Between A & C

I think A is correct.

Whts the OA
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21 Mar 2012, 08:27
I will go with A. two things:
1. standalone sentence after semicolon,
2.conserves the meaning intended.
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21 Mar 2012, 10:20
I think for instance is correct.
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21 Mar 2012, 11:06
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Hi All,

13. 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
onthe books in orderto maintain a bank's profits on
paper.
(A) clients; auditors may, for instance, allow
(8) clients, as an instance, to allow
(C) clients, like to allow
(D) clients, such asto be allowing
(E) clients; which might, as an instance, bethe
allowing of

I understand the solution of QG here, and it says B is wrong

"because it is a construction that produces an ungrammatical sequence of words with no clear meaning"

Would this be correct if B was "clients, as an instance, allowing"

thanks

bold part- allowing does not fit here (rem as a thumb rule if you can replace +ing form with something more direct then use later one because GMAT prefer more clarity in what you are saying), as mant have mentioned "for" seems to be the need here rather than "as an" just not kosher enough I would say ...
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Is B wrong only because it distorts the meaning?

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Is B wrong only because it distorts the meaning?

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Hi Sachin,

Choice B is incorrect because use of "as an instance" is not correct here. The idiom by itself is not incorrect, but it is not correct the way it has been used here. And of course, there is a meaning issue in this sentence. This is explained in the video.

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Sachin9 wrote:
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Is B wrong only because it distorts the meaning?

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Hi Sachin,

Choice B is incorrect because use of "as an instance" is not correct here. The idiom by itself is not incorrect, but it is not correct the way it has been used here. And of course, there is a meaning issue in this sentence. This is explained in the video.

Hope this helps.
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Thanks Shraddha, Would request you to throw some light on the correct usage of the idiom. If it were to come on the GMAT, it will help us..
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Hi,

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.

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