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# Once a trade secret is disclosed, its value is gone so it is essential

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Once a trade secret is disclosed, its value is gone so it is essential to maintain proper safeguards within your business and require all employees to sign carefully drafted nondisclosure agreements

A. its value is gone so it is essential to maintain proper safeguards within your business and require all employees to sign

B. its value is gone so it is essential to maintain proper safeguards within your business and requires that all employees to sign

C. it`s value is gone so it is essential to maintain proper safeguards within your business and requires that all employees to sign

D. its value is gone so it is essential that you maintain proper safeguards within your business and requires that all employees to sign

E. its value is gone so essentially you maintain proper safeguards within your business and require that all employees to sign

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Originally posted by gmattokyo on 31 Oct 2009, 22:58.
Last edited by Bunuel on 20 May 2018, 07:39, edited 1 time in total.
Renamed the topic, edited the question and added the OA.
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01 Nov 2009, 01:07
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gmattokyo wrote:
Hi All !

Sharing some SCs from a recent mock test (thought that u may or may not get the same q when you take the same mock and that it'd be a good practice for all... ). Please post some explanation with the answers.

A. Correct..
B. requires - wrong.
C. "that" is unnecessary.
D. "requires" is unnecessary and "that" is unnecessary.
E. "that" is unnecessary.
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01 Nov 2009, 01:21
this looks better

Once a trade secret is disclosed. its value is gone so it is essential to maintain proper safeguards within your business and require all employees to sign carefully drafted nondisclosure agreements

A.its value is gone so it is essential to maintain proper safeguards within your business and require all employees to sign

B.its value is gone so it is essential to maintain proper safeguards within your business and requires that all employees to sign

C.it`s value is gone so it is essential to maintain proper safeguards within your business and requires that all employees to sign

D.its value is gone so it is essential that you maintain proper safeguards within your business and requires that all employees to sign

E.its value is gone so essentially you maintain proper safeguards within your business and require that all employees to sign
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01 Nov 2009, 01:32
its means "it is" and it`s is a possessive form

Once a trade secret is disclosed. its value is gone so it is essential to maintain proper safeguards within your business and require all employees to sign carefully drafted nondisclosure agreements

i think it`s is required here.

so will choose C
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01 Nov 2009, 03:42
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IMO A....
its doesn't mean "it is" but it`s does....
it's is a contraction for "it is" or "it has"......
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01 Nov 2009, 04:32
OA:

The sentence has parallel structure between the verbs maintain and require.
B & D has parallelism errors.
C incorrectly uses it's
E changes the meaning by using adverb "essentially" rather than adjective "essential"
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03 Aug 2010, 08:51
+1 for A. Parrallelism.

So, it's essental to + verb is also acceptable even though it sounds more like subjunctive?
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03 Aug 2010, 09:39
Fell for B, didn't notice the apostrophe. Ok folks. If C didn't have that apostrophe, which one would have been better? A or C?
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03 Aug 2010, 12:28
can someone explain why B is wrong?
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03 Aug 2010, 19:37
B failed parallelism. To maintain || to sign

Second B has SV error. employees is plural - should use "require" than "requires"

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can someone explain why B is wrong?
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04 Sep 2010, 11:51
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Once a trade secret is disclosed. its value is gone so it is essential to maintain proper safeguards within your business and require all employees to sign carefully drafted nondisclosure agreements

A.its value is gone so it is essential to maintain proper safeguards within your business and require all employees to sign ==> Correct
B.its value is gone so it is essential to maintain proper safeguards within your business and requires that all employees to sign ==> "requires" must be replaced with "require". Also "to sign" must be replaced with "sign" since "requires that all employees to sign" is subjunctive.
C.it`s value is gone so it is essential to maintain proper safeguards within your business and requires that all employees to sign ==> Incorrect use of "it's" since it means "it is"
D.its value is gone so it is essential that you maintain proper safeguards within your business and requires that all employees to sign ==> Same as B
E.its value is gone so essentially you maintain proper safeguards within your business and require that all employees to sign ==> "to sign" must be replaced with "sign" since "requires that all employees to sign" is subjunctive.
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04 Sep 2010, 13:18
There one should hesitate between A and C and A is correct because "require" is the world needed
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01 Sep 2011, 06:23
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Once a trade secret is disclosed. its value is gone so it is essential to maintain proper safeguards within your business and require all employees to sign carefully drafted nondisclosure agreements

A.its value is gone so it is essential to maintain proper safeguards within your business and require all employees to sign
B.its value is gone so it is essential to maintain proper safeguards within your business and requires that all employees to sign -> parallelism error (should be 'to maintain...and...require...')
C.it`s value is gone so it is essential to maintain proper safeguards within your business and requires that all employees to sign -> it's = it is. WRONG.
D.its value is gone so it is essential that you maintain proper safeguards within your business and requires that all employees to sign -> parallelism error (should be 'to maintain...and...require...')
E.its value is gone so essentially you maintain proper safeguards within your business and require that all employees to sign -> meaning of statement is completely distorted from original.

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22 Dec 2011, 07:01
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Before we go into solving it, are not the text and all its choices flouting style by running on without proper conjugation between two independent clauses?

Once a trade secret is disclosed, its value is gone’ is the first independent clause; ‘so it is essential bla bla’ is the second independent clause using 'so' in the sense of ‘therefore’. But the conjugation is not even by a comma. The proper conjugation will be a semi - colon in such cases IMO.

May be the argument is that since the error is there in all the choices, we should ignore it.

Is there any such previous instance as this in GMAT?
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24 Apr 2012, 11:02
IMO ,A is also wrong because the word "require" has to be used with subjunctive mood ,

its value is gone so it is essential to maintain proper safeguards within your business and require that all employees sign

I think this should be the correct usage!!!
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09 Jun 2012, 21:58
what is the source of this question??
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09 Jun 2012, 22:08
Its is the possessive form for it .It's is not the right usage .
That is omitted in order to maintain the parallelism in the sentence .The verb essential elsewhere in the sentence does not have subjunctive !!
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29 Aug 2012, 09:35
shikhar wrote:
IMO ,A is also wrong because the word "require" has to be used with subjunctive mood ,

its value is gone so it is essential to maintain proper safeguards within your business and require that all employees sign

I think this should be the correct usage!!!
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I agree with Shikhar. If I go with MGMAT SC book Chapter 7, page 114, it says that Subjunctive construction is as follows:
Bossy Verb+That+subject+command subjunctive.
require+That+all employees+sign

Here A looks okay if we make this change to the sentence.
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20 May 2018, 03:13
RaviChandra wrote:
its means "it is" and it`s is a possessive form

Once a trade secret is disclosed. its value is gone so it is essential to maintain proper safeguards within your business and require all employees to sign carefully drafted nondisclosure agreements

i think it`s is required here.

so will choose C

it's means it is. it's and its are not same.
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22 May 2018, 04:23
how is there a subject verb issue in option B ?
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