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445. It is well known in the supermarket industry that how items are placed on shelves and the frequency of inventory turnovers can be crucial to profits.
(A) the frequency of inventory turnovers can be
(B) the frequency of inventory turnovers is often
(C) the frequency with which the inventory turns over is often
(D) how frequently is the inventory turned over are often
(E) how frequently the inventory turns over can be
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New post 02 Apr 2011, 17:30
Parallelism needs to be maintained. Thus, answer can be between D and E.

D is incorrect and thus go with E.

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New post 02 Apr 2011, 18:26
This question tests if you are diligent enough to read through all the available answer choices since (A) is not really grammatically wrong, but "sub-optimal" as far as the GMAT is concerned. I can see how someone may jump to (A) especially when under time pressure. Resist the urge.

Agreed with previous reply, more parallel construction ("how noun verb and how noun verb", in this case) is preferred by the GMAC. Ans: (E)

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New post 05 Apr 2011, 23:36
It is clear that because of parallelism the answer should be between D and E. But why E and not D?
E is in active voice, while D is passive construction. Also inventory turns over by itself (purchase), not through action of external force - hence E is preferred.

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445. It is well known in the supermarket industry that how items are placed on shelves and the frequency of inventory turnovers can be crucial to profits.
(A) the frequency of inventory turnovers can be
(B) the frequency of inventory turnovers is often
(C) the frequency with which the inventory turns over is often
(D) how frequently is the inventory turned over are often
(E) how frequently the inventory turns over can be



Only E seems to be correct, but E has some issues. it uses turns over instead of turnovers. I think it changes the intend.

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New post 06 Apr 2011, 03:37
True .. I agree with balaji,

It should be ''turnovers'' as that means an entity , similar to how ''Items'' and How ''Turnovers''

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E for me too... Parallelism and use of 'can' is required...

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E for me.
||ism is present in D and E.
And D seems to be incorrect.
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E should be right due to parallelism in structure (and D seems wrong)

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New post 25 Sep 2016, 05:19
daagh, in choice E, shouldn't we have

(E) how frequently the inventory turnover can be
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