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# Many corporations are scaling back their operations and

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21 Nov 2006, 23:35
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Many corporations are scaling back their operations and focusing on their core businesses so as not to be hindered by over-diversification in the world marketplace.

A. so as not to be hindered by over-diversification

B. so that over-diversification would not hinder them

C. so that they will not have so much diversification to hinder them

D. and thereby not to be hindered by over-diversification

E. and there is not so much diversification to hinder them

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22 Nov 2006, 00:16
Hey ak_idc why not A?

So as not to be ...... seems correct
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22 Nov 2006, 00:42
I choose A here...

In B them could refer to businesses or corporations, it is not clear....
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22 Nov 2006, 01:20
I got B too.

So as not to be seems akward.

I would have picked A if it said: So as to not be
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22 Nov 2006, 05:00
whats the antecedent for "them" here in B?

I think it should be A
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22 Nov 2006, 05:14
trivikram wrote:
whats the antecedent for "them" here in B?

I think it should be A

Hmmm...right.
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22 Nov 2006, 08:03
OA is indeed A.

OE is very simple:
Yes. Idiom. Proper phrasing is â€œso as not to beâ€
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12 Oct 2014, 07:53
GMAT allows pronoun ambiguity in SC which can be resolved logically, I can provide Official questions for the same. I guess PR mocks are still in archaic ages.

yes, the OE says pronoun ambiguity in option B) .
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14 Mar 2018, 21:06
I take A.

D&E are out because "and" ruins the sentence. "and" implies an addition of something which is not what the sentence is trying to do.

B&C are out because of pronoun "them". What is this referring to? Corporations? Core businesses? Pronoun ambiguity here.
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17 Mar 2018, 15:49
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