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# The insurance behemoth has announced ...

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Updated on: 06 Oct 2013, 06:27
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The insurance behemoth has announced that it will hire 1,200 new employees
and open three new facilities in Europe, which is part of an effort to solidify their
position as the largest company in its field.

(A) Europe, which is part of an effort to solidify their

(B) Europe, a part of an effort to try to solidify its

(C) Europe, a part of an effort solidifying its

(D) Europe as a part of an effort to solidify their

(E) Europe as part of an effort to solidify its

Source: GMAT Hacks - 072513

Originally posted by avohden on 06 Oct 2013, 01:10.
Last edited by avohden on 06 Oct 2013, 06:27, edited 1 time in total.
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06 Oct 2013, 02:41
avohden wrote:
The insurance behemoth has announced that it will hire 1,200 new employees
and open three new facilities in Europe, which is part of an effort to solidify their
position as the largest company in its field.

(A) Europe, which is part of an effort to solidify their

(B) Europe, a part of an effort to try to solidify its

(C) Europe, a part of an effort solidifying its

(D) Europe as a part of an effort to solidify their

(E) Europe as part of an effort to solidify its

Source: GMAT Hacks - 072513

first the split is clearly between ITS and THEIR.
THE INSURANCE BEHEMOTH is singular hence ITS is the correct pronoun usage here.

moreover a part of an effort==>this has an extra article A....Which is not required because part and a part conveys the same meaning here.
lets come to the option.

(A) Europe, which is part of an effort to solidify their
WRONG
-usage of WHICH is wrong.
-usage of THEIR is wrong.

(B) Europe, a part of an effort to try to solidify its
WRONG
- article A is unnecessary.
-try and effort ==>is redundant.

(C) Europe, a part of an effort solidifying its
WRONG
-article A is unnecessary.
-effort solidifying its....=>ING form changes the meaning...as meaning conveyed here is effort is solidifying rather the purpose of an effort is to solidify.

(D) Europe as a part of an effort to solidify their
WRONG
- article A is unnecessary.
-usage of THEIR is wrong.

(E) Europe as part of an effort to solidify its
CORRECT.

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31 Jul 2014, 09:48
Can you please clarify on why article "a" is unnecessary in options B and D. Thanks
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31 Jul 2014, 17:56
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sri30kanth wrote:
Can you please clarify on why article "a" is unnecessary in options B and D. Thanks

IMO the problem in B and D its not the "a" but other problems, B effort to try is redundant and D its a pronoun issue since The insurance behemoth is singular
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31 Mar 2018, 09:04
The insurance behemoth has announced that it will hire 1,200 new employees
and open three new facilities in Europe, which is part of an effort to solidify their
position as the largest company in its field.

(A) Europe, which is part of an effort to solidify their - Incorrect, pronoun antecedent error as their is plural and The insurance behemoth is singular

(B) Europe, a part of an effort to try to solidify its - Effort to try to is redundant and conveying the same meaning so incorrect

(C) Europe, a part of an effort solidifying its - Effort is not solidifying.....This is a big meaning issue which distorts the complete meaning and theme of the sentence hence incorrect. Purpose of effort is to solidify and not the effort itself is solidifying

(D) Europe as a part of an effort to solidify their - Incorrect, pronoun antecedent error as their is plural and The insurance behemoth is singular

(E) Europe as part of an effort to solidify its - [b]CORRECT Its is referring to singular "Insurance behemoth" and conveys the intended meaning[/b]
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