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In her book to explain in it how dangerous a culture of silence can be

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In her book to explain in it how dangerous a culture of silence can be, The Fearless Organization by Amy Edmondson quoted the crash between two Boeing 747 planes in the Canary Islands in 1978, one of the deadliest accidents in history, which happened because a co-pilot chose not to question his captain’s decision.

A. In her book to explain in it how dangerous a culture of silence can be, The Fearless Organization by Amy Edmondson
B. Explaining how dangerous a culture of silence can be, Amy Edmondson, in her book The Fearless Organization,
C. Amy Edmondson, in her book The Fearless Organization, explained how dangerous a culture of silence can be and
D. To explain how dangerous a culture of silence can be, Amy Edmondson, in her book The Fearless Organization,
E. That the culture of silence can be dangerous is explained in her book The Fearless Organization; Amy Edmondson

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I am confused between B and D.
I feel somehow D is better but sill can not find a convincing reason to reject B also
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I am confused between B and D.
I feel somehow D is better but sill can not find a convincing reason to reject B also


Per intent of sentence D would be correct

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B is incorrect because we don't want "Explaining..." to describe Amy Edmonson alone. Unfortunately, any reader is going to make that mistaken assumption.

D makes the meaning much more clear.
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I am still not convinced why D is better than B. Could someone explain please.. GMATNinjaTwo
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I am still not convinced why D is better than B. Could someone explain please.. GMATNinjaTwo


Hello

I'll try and explain
When in doubt between 2 options, ALWAYS go by the intended meaning of the sentence.
This piece of advice did sound a bit odd to me also, but trust me it helps a lot

Coming back to the question,
Option B : This starts with "Explaining.....". The meaning of this sentence is that the author quoted a crash WHILE explaining how dangerous a culture of silence can be.
However, the logical meaning is that, since she wanted TO EXPLAIN something, she quoted an example
Option D clearly informs the reader that her intention was to explain something and in order to explain that thing, she quoted an example

To represent Goal/Plan/Purpose/Desire/Intention, you should always use 'to + verb' (This is just extra information)

Hope this helps
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I choose answer D over B,because whenever a sentence starts with To Explain or To XYZ ,a direct object is require after the comma in the sentence.

Please correct me if my approach is wrong.
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harsha3699 wrote:
I am still not convinced why D is better than B. Could someone explain please.. GMATNinjaTwo


Hello

I'll try and explain
When in doubt between 2 options, ALWAYS go by the intended meaning of the sentence.
This piece of advice did sound a bit odd to me also, but trust me it helps a lot

Coming back to the question,
Option B : This starts with "Explaining.....". The meaning of this sentence is that the author quoted a crash WHILE explaining how dangerous a culture of silence can be.
However, the logical meaning is that, since she wanted TO EXPLAIN something, she quoted an example
Option D clearly informs the reader that her intention was to explain something and in order to explain that thing, she quoted an example

To represent Goal/Plan/Purpose/Desire/Intention, you should always use 'to + verb' (This is just extra information)

Hope this helps


Thanks a lot Kunal. This explains the query.

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