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# It is well known in the supermarket industry that how items

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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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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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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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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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06 Apr 2011, 02:38
fanatico wrote:
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.

Correct me if i am wrong.
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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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06 Apr 2011, 10:46
E for me too... Parallelism and use of 'can' is required...

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18 Apr 2011, 03:19
E for me.
||ism is present in D and E.
And D seems to be incorrect.
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25 Sep 2016, 04:28
E should be right due to parallelism in structure (and D seems wrong)

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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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