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New product development rules in Kimono dictate the marketing department to gather a prioritized set of customer needs through 'voice of customer', allowing them to create a product that is easy to sell.

A) The marketing department to gather a prioritized set of customer needs through 'voice of customer', allowing them to

B) That the marketing department gather a prioritized set of customer needs through 'voice of customer', and allow it to

C) The marketing department gather a prioritized set of customer needs through 'voice of customer', allowing it to

D) That the marketing department gathers a prioritized set of customer needs through 'voice of customer', and

E) That the marketing department gather a prioritized set of customer needs through 'voice of customer', allowing it to

Originally posted by KingAdam44 on 31 Mar 2020, 07:37.
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KingAdam44 wrote:
New product development rules in Kimono dictate the marketing department to gather a prioritized set of customer needs through 'voice of customer', allowing them to create a product that is easy to sell.

A) The marketing department to gather a prioritized set of customer needs through 'voice of customer', allowing them to

B) That the marketing department gather a prioritized set of customer needs through 'voice of customer', and allow it to

C) The marketing department gather a prioritized set of customer needs through 'voice of customer', allowing it to

D) That the marketing department gathers a prioritized set of customer needs through 'voice of customer', and

E) The marketing department gather a prioritized set of customer needs through 'voice of customer', allowing it to


Shouldn't there be "that" in option E?
"New rules dictate the marketing department gather"
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"New rules dictate that the marketing department gather"

We can not have a clause without a "that" in my opinion.
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KingAdam44 wrote:
New product development rules in Kimono dictate the marketing department to gather a prioritized set of customer needs through 'voice of customer', allowing them to create a product that is easy to sell.

A) The marketing department to gather a prioritized set of customer needs through 'voice of customer', allowing them to

B) That the marketing department gather a prioritized set of customer needs through 'voice of customer', and allow it to

C) The marketing department gather a prioritized set of customer needs through 'voice of customer', allowing it to

D) That the marketing department gathers a prioritized set of customer needs through 'voice of customer', and

E) The marketing department gather a prioritized set of customer needs through 'voice of customer', allowing it to


Shouldn't there be "that" in option E?
"New rules dictate the marketing department gather"
vs
"New rules dictate that the marketing department gather"

We can not have a clause without a "that" in my opinion.


Yes! My bad, I was typing a bit too quickly ☺️
I have just corrected answer choice E :)
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Is "Department" Plural or Singular collective noun?

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Is "Department" Plural or Singular collective noun?
Hi Laksh47,

Department is singular, but after dictate that, we would like to use the plain (infinitive) form of the verb.
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Please verify if the given OA is correct
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Please verify if the given OA is correct

Hello, Laksh47. I would agree with (E), and only (E), in the revised set of answers. The rules dictate that something, and, as AjiteshArun explained above, the infinitive form of gather should follow, regardless of a singular or plural subject within the clause. Consider both cases:

a) The rules dictate that people gather whatever they can find.

b) The rules dictate that a person gather whatever he or she can find.

If you did not make it this far, I could see going for (D) possibly, but then there is a problem with the comma + conjunction and. That combination should be used to separate independent clauses (or more than two items in a list), but neither (B) nor (D) presents a second independent clause in allow it to create a product... or create a product.... Where is the subject of the second clause in either case? Thus, there should be no comma preceding and, and we are left with (E).

I hope that helps. If you have further questions, feel free to ask.

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Can you please tell me what is the difference between answer choice B & E. Isn't parallelism necessary in this question?.
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Can you please tell me what is the difference between answer choice B & E. Isn't parallelism necessary in this question?.


No, 'gather' and 'allow' will not be parallel.

New rules dictate that the M dept gather customer needs ... and allow it to ...

When can they be parallel?
The rules can dictate the dept to gather something and can dictate the dept to allow something to someone else.
Who is 'it' in option (B)? Presumably the M dept. Then it doesn't make sense.

The rules dictate that the M dept gather ... and the rules dictate that the M dept allow it to ... - incorrect
So option (B) is not correct.


"allowing it to ..." is the effect of gathering customer needs. So we use is at the end of the clause with a comma and present participle. It modifies the entire preceding clause.

New rules dictate that the M dept gather customer needs ..., allowing it to ...

The gathering of customer needs allows the M dept to create a product that is easy to sell.

Read about present participles here: https://www.veritasprep.com/blog/2014/1 ... -the-gmat/
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