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07 Oct 2007, 16:22
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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Senior Manager
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07 Oct 2007, 16:24

Why is (D) wrong?
(D) is passive, just like "items are placed" while (E) is active.

Can anyone help?
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07 Oct 2007, 16:27
lumone 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

Elim ABC b/c need to maintain ||ism with "how"

D: I think this changes the meaning from can be to often.

E: less wordy and clear.
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07 Oct 2007, 17:42
lumone 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

In (D) - frequently - adverb
is - verb
are - verb

Usage of is and are is redundant and also grammatically incorrect (thats how I see it). It should follow a noun or noun phrase

It should have been how frequently the inventory is turned over are often
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07 Oct 2007, 23:08
"E"
07 Oct 2007, 23:08
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