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

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22 Jul 2007, 20:32
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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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22 Jul 2007, 23:10
any explanations for picking E and discounting others?
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Himalayan wrote:
vishalsuri wrote:
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

i go with E

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23 Jul 2007, 00:10
E for S-V parallelism

items are placed ... inventory turns over ...
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23 Jul 2007, 07:29
would go with E as well.
'frequency of' is not correct idiom, I believe??

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23 Jul 2007, 08:05
Another vote for E! I agree with AimHigher about the subject/verb parallel. Also, the original sentence talks about "how" items are placed. Therefore, I immediately looked at D and E as possible choices. D-"how frequently is the inventory turned over are often" is just wrong for so many reasons. First of all, it is almost phrased like a question. Second, it just sounds horribly awkward and doesn't really make sense.

So, E it is!

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28 Jul 2007, 18:55
dwivedys wrote:
vishalsuri wrote:
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

the frequency of inventory turnovers should parallel the non underlined part expressing a similar idea (viz. How items are placed on shelves; so we should have the part connected with AND also beginning with HOW)

(B) the frequency of inventory turnovers is often

is often leads to SV error apart from parallelism issue as in choice A

(C) the frequency with which the inventory turns over is often

SV error;parallelism problem

(D) how frequently is the inventory turned over are often

OK, this one's close for sure - it solves parallelism issue as well as SV issue but introduces another problem - that of passivity(inventory turned over). On GMAT avoid passive constructions

(E) how frequently the inventory turns over can be

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hmm..
I knew (how...) is a subordinate clause. I narrowed it down to D & E.

D was tricky and i looked for subject verb inversion but there was a subject verb disagreement.
original: how frequently is the inventory turned over are often
new: how frequently the inventory is turned over are often

As such...I chose E.

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23 May 2013, 08:43
Hi,

In the explanation of the above question, OG says that there is no subject for the clause "also occasionally are dealing" (last sentence), Why?
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