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# Lower-level management function most effectively when they

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26 Jul 2007, 14:04
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Lower-level management function most effectively when they have thorough training and unimpeded communication with workers, supervisors, and one another.
(A) management function most effectively when they have
(B) managers function most effectively when they have
(C) management functions most effectively when they have
(D) managers function most effectively when they have received
(E) management functions most effectively when it has

Why is 'E' wrong here? Management is singular and as such it fits the bill!!!! Inputs please!
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18 Mar 2011, 23:16
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Lower-level management function most effectively when they have thorough training and unimpeded communication with workers, supervisors, and one another.

(A) management function most effectively when they have
(B) managers function most effectively when they have
(C) management functions most effectively when they have
(D) managers function most effectively when they have received
(E) management functions most effectively when it has
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26 Jul 2007, 14:26
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E doesn't work because of the "communication with...one another":

Lower-level management functions most effectively when it has thorough training and unimpeded communication with workers, supervisors, and one another.

It makes more sense to say that the managers have...unimpeded communication...with one another.

So I say B.
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26 Jul 2007, 14:31
briks123 wrote:
E doesn't work because of the "communication with...one another":

Lower-level management functions most effectively when it has thorough training and unimpeded communication with workers, supervisors, and one another.

It makes more sense to say that the managers have...unimpeded communication...with one another.

So I say B.

ah!!!...nice one....I never saw the "one another".....
Thanks mate!
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26 Jul 2007, 14:53
B,

is the problem with the sentance is the tense agreement with management?
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26 Jul 2007, 16:18
bmwhype2 wrote:
D

Subject verb agreement.
past tense.

Between B and D its B. received for unimpeded communications doesnt seem to go well with me. I cud be wrong too
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26 Jul 2007, 22:15
briks123 wrote:
dahcrap wrote:
bmwhype2 wrote:
D

Subject verb agreement.
past tense.

Between B and D its B. received for unimpeded communications doesnt seem to go well with me. I cud be wrong too

I think youre right. That's why I picked B.

sorry. it is B. my eyes glazed over the answers quickly...

just look at the second half of the parallel construction. it must be B.
or
look at they referent (managers)
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493. Lower-level management function most effectively when they have thorough training and unimpeded communication with workers, supervisors, and one another.
(A) management function most effectively when they have
(B) managers function most effectively when they have
(C) management functions most effectively when they have
(D) managers function most effectively when they have received
(E) management functions most effectively when it has

I understand the logic that you want to preserve the same verb tense throughout the sentence. However, isn't meaning an important aspect to consider in GMAT as well? In Choice D, it makes more sense because the lower-level managers will be functioning much better "after" they have received thorough training.... I think this choice makes the sentence more coherent even though it uses a present perfect tense that is different from present tense. Please can some verbal guru dmistify my confusion? thanks
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23 Nov 2009, 11:32
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Hello richardkliao,

I can understand your confusion and yes meaning is also given lot of importance in GMAT.

if you closely observe the 2 sentences you will understand the flaw.

D says, managers function most effectively when they have received X and Y.

and B says, managers function most effectively when they have X and Y.

Now the managers may be receiving X (training) but not Y (unimpeded communication).
So, clearly D is wrong and B is correct.

For others,
To eliminate other choices the key is to look at the last 2 words in the sentence one another, which does not agree with Lower-level management .

So we can eliminate the other 3 choices.

Hope this helps
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23 Nov 2009, 12:05
Got it... Your explaination actually makes a lot of sense! thanks
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18 Mar 2011, 23:34
I have come till shorlisting option B and D... but not understanding why answer is B and not D...
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19 Mar 2011, 02:54
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gmatassassin wrote:
I have come till shorlisting option B and D... but not understanding why answer is B and not D...

Have received incorrectly modifies both training and unimpeded communication.

the sentecne would sound:

Lower-level managers function most effectively when they have received thorough training
Lower-level managers function most effectively when they have received unimpeded communication with workers, supervisors, and one another.
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01 Sep 2011, 08:30
How silly of me , I was reading "thourough" -> through (after half a dozen times that way I requested one of my colleague to explain what sentence is trying to say ).
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11 Nov 2011, 21:02
B for correct usage of pronouns and sub-verb agreement.

E is wrong cuz management can not have communication with one another, managers can.
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11 Nov 2011, 23:59
Initiallly marked E but later seeing the word "managers" marked

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12 Nov 2011, 07:02
B... 'one another' is the catch here !!
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13 Nov 2011, 11:04
The subject here is managers, not managements. You also notice pronoun 'they' in non-underline part.
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14 Nov 2011, 03:57
+1 for B. Since the sentence has 'and one another', this implies that we are talking about managers and not management. So, A, C and E are out. Between B and E, B is the the best. OA please.
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09 Nov 2013, 06:33
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