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Modern producers, when they need reliable sources of original equipments and technologically advanced components to operate profitably, face increasingly difficult choices of owning the producers of these items, a practice known as backward integration and buying from independent manufacturers

A. Modern producers, when they need reliable sources of original equipments and technologically advanced components to operate profitably, face increasingly difficult choices of owning the producers of these items, a practice known as backward integration and buying from independent manufacturers

B. Modern producers, who need reliable sources of original equipments and technologically advanced components to operate profitably, face an increasingly difficult choice between owning the producers of these items, a practice known as backward integration, and buying from independent manufacturers

C. Modern producers, who need reliable sources of original equipments and technologically advanced components to operate profitably, face an increasingly difficult choice to either own the producers of these items, and to buy from independent manufacturers, a practice known as backward integration

D. Needing reliable sources of original equipment supplies, and technologically advanced components to operate profitably, modern producers facing an increasingly difficult choice of owning the producers of these items, and buying from independent manufacturers, a practice known as backward integration

E. Modern producers practice what is known as backward integration, when they need reliable sources of original equipment supplies and technologically advanced components to operate profitably, and to face an increasing and difficult choice of owning between the producers of these items and buying from independent manufacturers

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usage of when is wrong .. who is correct. correct modifiers are used .
idiom between X and Y is also used correctly
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23 Jun 2011, 02:40
+1 for B, because of parallelism between "between owning the producers of these items, a practice known as backward integration, and buying from independent manufacturers", and correct choice of idiom.
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23 Jun 2011, 07:05
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Removed D because there is no helping verb for facing and usage of facing is not a subject here so need helping verb.
Removed E because change in meaning and looking awkward.
Removed A as in B usage of "between" makes more sense as problem is asking between two choices.
Removed C shows like Producers get problem in both "own the producers of these items" and "to buy from independent manufacturers, a practice known as backward integration" not in slection of any one.
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29 Jun 2011, 22:42
B, who refers to producers, when is wrong. Also correct usage of "between x and y".
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05 Jul 2011, 19:54
B. The idiom is between x and y. This is correctly used in B.
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04 Aug 2011, 01:47
+1 for B

A) Incorrectly uses When .... and parallelism error
C) Either ...and to --------Incorrect Idiom
D)No main verb
e) parallelism errror and other errors.
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04 Aug 2011, 19:46
+1 for B.

This is a very good question to brush up the SC strategies. On first look, the problem looks a bit scary, since the complete sentence is underlined. But on reading the Sentence completely, the Grammatical errors are evident.

Vertical scan of answer choices clearly point to B, and the problem is nailed

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05 Aug 2011, 08:38
I ruled out A,B,C... as all of the use the word "equipments" , which is wrong.
I chose 'E' between D and E.

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Is this an official gmat question???
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05 Aug 2011, 08:59
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I ruled out A,B,C... as all of the use the word "equipments" , which is wrong.
I chose 'E' between D and E.

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Is this an official gmat question???

I don't think it's a good idea to reject an option based on just one word. Although I agree with you that most of the options have problem with "equipments", there are far more serious problems in other options. "Equipments" may just be a typo.
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05 Aug 2011, 09:11
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1. Please refer to the P.S in the original post. You will find an answer for your doubt.
2. What is wrong with equipments
3. This tutorial passage’s main intention is to confuse and intimidate the student in order to train him or her to overcome those hurdles.

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05 Aug 2011, 09:29
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1. Please refer to the P.S in the original post. You will find an answer for your doubt.
2. What is wrong with equipments
3. This tutorial passage’s main intention is to confuse and intimidate the student in order to train him or her to overcome those hurdles.

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I think the problem with equipments is extra "s" after "equipment". As far as I understand, "s" is not needed to make it plural. Equipment by itself is supposed to be plural. I have read this in Manhattan and also verified on couple of posts on internet. Do you think the use of "equipments" is acceptable? Please let us know.
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05 Aug 2011, 11:00
The preference for 'equipment', (a collective noun form) seems to emanate from as in the same form as in ‘furniture’ and ‘fish’, which are used more in plural circumstances than in singular; that apart, let us consider this situation. We do not say that a car is an assembly of several original equipment. We do say that it is an assembly of several original equipments. So when manufacturers require various types of equipments, all as widely different from one another as windshields, headlights, engine valves, carburetors, steering and seats etc, etc, then, it will be prudent to use equipments than equipment, IMO.

In any case, equipment or equipments isn’t the core issue here . The critical issues are unidiomatic usages, style errors such as fragmentation and wrong placement of the appositive phrase leading to misplaced modification and distortion of the original intent.
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25 Aug 2011, 18:46
Whe we face this kind of SC the best thing to do is pick up the subject , understand the meaning of sentence and stay linear as possible......

B is the choice
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25 Aug 2011, 23:15
It has to be B. Thanks for the question.
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Modern producers, when they need reliable sources of original equipments and technologically advanced components to operate profitably, face increasingly difficult choices of owning the producers of these items, a practice known as backward integration and buying from independent manufacturers

A. Modern producers, when they need reliable sources of original equipments and technologically advanced components to operate profitably, face increasingly difficult choices of owning the producers of these items, a practice known as backward integration and buying from independent manufacturers

B. Modern producers, who need reliable sources of original equipments and technologically advanced components to operate profitably, face an increasingly difficult choice between owning the producers of these items, a practice known as backward integration, and buying from independent manufacturers

C. Modern producers, who need reliable sources of original equipments and technologically advanced components to operate profitably, face an increasingly difficult choice to either own the producers of these items, and to buy from independent manufacturers, a practice known as backward integration

D. Needing reliable sources of original equipment supplies, and technologically advanced components to operate profitably, modern producers facing an increasingly difficult choice of owning the producers of these items, and buying from independent manufacturers, a practice known as backward integration

E. Modern producers practice what is known as backward integration, when they need reliable sources of original equipment supplies and technologically advanced components to operate profitably, and to face an increasing and difficult choice of owning between the producers of these items and buying from independent manufacturers

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I will go with B
usage of when is wrong .. who is correct. correct modifiers are used .
idiom between X and Y is also used correctly

i go with B but can you tell me who and when correct usage here.
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Modern producers, when they need reliable sources of original equipments and technologically advanced components to operate profitably, face increasingly difficult choices of owning the producers of these items, a practice known as backward integration and buying from independent manufacturers

A. Modern producers, when they need reliable sources of original equipments and technologically advanced components to operate profitably, face increasingly difficult choices of owning the producers of these items, a practice known as backward integration and buying from independent manufacturers

B. Modern producers, who need reliable sources of original equipments and technologically advanced components to operate profitably, face an increasingly difficult choice between owning the producers of these items, a practice known as backward integration, and buying from independent manufacturers

C. Modern producers, who need reliable sources of original equipments and technologically advanced components to operate profitably, face an increasingly difficult choice to either own the producers of these items, and to buy from independent manufacturers, a practice known as backward integration

D. Needing reliable sources of original equipment supplies, and technologically advanced components to operate profitably, modern producers facing an increasingly difficult choice of owning the producers of these items, and buying from independent manufacturers, a practice known as backward integration

E. Modern producers practice what is known as backward integration, when they need reliable sources of original equipment supplies and technologically advanced components to operate profitably, and to face an increasing and difficult choice of owning between the producers of these items and buying from independent manufacturers

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B. Idiom between x and y. That leaves A and B. B is correct because it modifies modern producers and A does not.
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23 Sep 2011, 04:55
i will also go for B. reason simply bcoz of correct idiom usage of btw x and y.

what is the source of this question??

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Modern producers, when they need reliable sources of original equipments and technologically advanced components to operate profitably, face increasingly difficult choices of owning the producers of these items, a practice known as backward integration and buying from independent manufacturers

A. Modern producers, when they need reliable sources of original equipments and technologically advanced components to operate profitably, face increasingly difficult choices of owning the producers of these items, a practice known as backward integration and buying from independent manufacturers

B. Modern producers, who need reliable sources of original equipments and technologically advanced components to operate profitably, face an increasingly difficult choice between owning the producers of these items, a practice known as backward integration, and buying from independent manufacturers

C. Modern producers, who need reliable sources of original equipments and technologically advanced components to operate profitably, face an increasingly difficult choice to either own the producers of these items, and to buy from independent manufacturers, a practice known as backward integration

D. Needing reliable sources of original equipment supplies, and technologically advanced components to operate profitably, modern producers facing an increasingly difficult choice of owning the producers of these items, and buying from independent manufacturers, a practice known as backward integration

E. Modern producers practice what is known as backward integration, when they need reliable sources of original equipment supplies and technologically advanced components to operate profitably, and to face an increasing and difficult choice of owning between the producers of these items and buying from independent manufacturers

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23 Sep 2011, 07:49
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