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# Persistent assertions of executives more based on self

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Re: Persistent assertions of executives more based on self [#permalink]
One small observation: What does ‘compounded matters like anything’ mean? Even in informal language such inelegant wordings are not preferred, much less in a tight exam like GMAT.

2. Shift of tense: the sentence jumps from present tense (is completely irrelevant) in the subordinate clauses to past tense (compounded) in the main clause. Though not part of the underlined text, still this is blatant.

The assertions are based on what? They are based on self interest and emotions; so, based on ……. is modifying assertions; But the wording is such that the executives are based on self interest rather than assertions. This is a problem, in A. If we can take that the phrase ‘of executives’ is part of the essential modifiers of assertion, then I think is A is passable.
Do the ground realities pertain to the company or the executives? The ground realities pertain to the company. However, C, D and E point out to the ground realities of executives, which is a wrong word order.
B is a run-on.
Finally, we have to accept A as the best of the lot
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daagh wrote:
One small observation: What does ‘compounded matters like anything’ mean? Even in informal language such inelegant wordings are not preferred, much less in a tight exam like GMAT.

2. Shift of tense: the sentence jumps from present tense (is completely irrelevant) in the subordinate clauses to past tense (compounded) in the main clause. Though not part of the underlined text, still this is blatant.

The assertions are based on what? They are based on self interest and emotions; so, based on ……. is modifying assertions; But the wording is such that the executives are based on self interest rather than assertions. This is a problem, in A. If we can take that the phrase ‘of executives’ is part of the essential modifiers of assertion, then I think is A is passable.
Do the ground realities pertain to the company or the executives? The ground realities pertain to the company. However, C, D and E point out to the ground realities of executives, which is a wrong word order.
B is a run-on.
Finally, we have to accept A as the best of the lot

Sir,

I option A - A. Persistent assertions of executives more based on self interest and emotions than ground realities that - is the usage of that after ground realities is correct.
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Re: Persistent assertions of executives more based on self [#permalink]
Persistent assertions of executives more based on self interest and emotions than ground realities that the issue of moderate hike in their salaries is completely irrelevant and meaningless from the perspective of viability of the company compounded matters like anything.

A. Persistent assertions of executives more based on self interest and emotions than ground realities that
B. Executives’ persistent assertions that are more based on self interest and emotions than ground realities
C. Persistent assertions based on self interest and emotions more than ground realities of executives that
D. Persistent assertions, which are more based on self interest and emotions than ground realities of executives, that
E. Persistent assertions, which are more based on self interest and emotions than ground realities of executives, about

Persistent assertions compounded matters like anything.

What are the persistent assertions? that the issue of moderate hike in their salaries is completely irrelevant and meaningless from the perspective of viability of the company.

What is the ground for these persistent assertions? which are more based on self interest and emotions than ground realities of executives.

D is the best.
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Re: Persistent assertions of executives more based on self [#permalink]
rohitgoel15 wrote:
Persistent assertions of executives more based on self interest and emotions than ground realities that the issue of moderate hike in their salaries is completely irrelevant and meaningless from the perspective of viability of the company compounded matters like anything.

A. Persistent assertions of executives more based on self interest and emotions than ground realities that
B. Executives’ persistent assertions that are more based on self interest and emotions than ground realities
C. Persistent assertions based on self interest and emotions more than ground realities of executives that
D. Persistent assertions, which are more based on self interest and emotions than ground realities of executives, that
E. Persistent assertions, which are more based on self interest and emotions than ground realities of executives, about

I dont have the OA and OE.
IMO A

well i could eliminate D,B and C. I am not sure between A and E.
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Re: Persistent assertions of executives more based on self [#permalink]
we need 'that' at the end so we can easily eliminate B and E. now we are left with A, C,D..it's not only persistent assertions but persistent assertions of executives..so executives has to be at the beginning instead of 'ground realities of executives'..eliminate C and D.. left with A.

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Re: Persistent assertions of executives more based on self [#permalink]
rohitgoel15 wrote:
Persistent assertions of executives more based on self interest and emotions than ground realities that the issue of moderate hike in their salaries is completely irrelevant and meaningless from the perspective of viability of the company compounded matters like anything.

A. Persistent assertions of executives more based on self interest and emotions than ground realities that
B. Executives’ persistent assertions that are more based on self interest and emotions than ground realities
C. Persistent assertions based on self interest and emotions more than ground realities of executives that
D. Persistent assertions, which are more based on self interest and emotions than ground realities of executives, that
E. Persistent assertions, which are more based on self interest and emotions than ground realities of executives, about

I dont have the OA and OE.
IMO A

Persistent assertions of executives more based on self interest and emotions than ground realities that the issue of moderate hike in their salaries is completely irrelevant and meaningless from the perspective of viability of the company compounded matters like anything.

The non-underline and green part of the sentence is absolutely fine. Please keep this clause aside.
Now for the remaining part, consider the below:

Persistent assertions of executives more based on self interest and emotions than ground realities that the sky is blue .

The subject main clause of the above sentence is : Persistent assertions of executives
The red color portion, just serves as a modifier - providing additional characteristics of the assertion.

Remove the modifier, the remaining sentence :
Persistent assertions of executives that the sky is blue.

The above sentence is a fragment, as the main clause has only subject "Persistent assertions of executives" and we know what that assertion is "the sky is blue", but we do not have any verb.

Now Consider below case:
Persistent assertions of executives about the color of the sky is correct.

The above statement is complete, as the main clause has only subject "Persistent assertions of executives" and we know what that assertion is something about the color of the sky,and that assertion is correct.

Now look at the options:

A. Persistent assertions of executives more based on self interest and emotions than ground realities that
"that" creates a fragment.

B. Executives’ persistent assertions that are more based on self interest and emotions than ground realities
This complete part serves as a modifier to "the issue of moderate hike" and since the assertion is not "the issue of moderate hike", but something about the hike, this option doesn't convey the meaning.
C. Persistent assertions based on self interest and emotions more than ground realities of executives that
Incorrect More.. Than construction, "that" creates a fragment.
D. Persistent assertions, which are more based on self interest and emotions than ground realities of executives, that
"that" creates a fragment.
E. Persistent assertions, which are more based on self interest and emotions than ground realities of executives, about
Correct Options. Clear and Concise meaning.
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