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In their most recent press release, the new management stated that they plan to expand into the global software market via a series of acquisitions in Asia and Latin America.

A) their most recent press release, the new management stated that they plan to expand

B) its most recent press release, the new management stated that they plan to expand

C) its most recent press release, the new management stated that it plans on expanding

D) its most recent press release, the new management stated an intention to expand

E) its most recent press release, the new management stated their intention to expand
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Using Subject verb agreement: Management is singular, so use its and it instead of their and they - this eliminates A, B and E
Between C and D, D makes is concise and uses "to expand" correctly. The use of "on expanding" in C does not seem correct.
D is best choice.

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the new management --- collective noun--- singular , will take its , so A, B ,E are removed.
Between C & D C is awkward in 'plans on expanding into the' . This makes D most concise.

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This question is part of the GMAT Club Sentence Correction : Pronoun Revision Project.

In their most recent press release, the new management stated that they plan to expand into the global software market via a series of acquisitions in Asia and Latin America.

A. their most recent press release, the new management stated that they plan to expand

B. its most recent press release, the new management stated that they plan to expand

C. its most recent press release, the new management stated that it plans on expanding

D. its most recent press release, the new management stated an intention to expand

E. its most recent press release, the new management stated their intention to expand
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In their most recent press release, the new management stated that they plan to expand into the global software market via a series of acquisitions in Asia and Latin America.

A. their most recent press release, the new management stated that they plan to expand
Incorrect. "The new management" is singular (their/they).
B. its most recent press release, the new management stated that they plan to expand
Incorrect. "The new management" is singular (they).
C. its most recent press release, the new management stated that it plans on expanding
Correct, but wordy.
D. its most recent press release, the new management stated an intention to expand
Correct.
E. its most recent press release, the new management stated their intention to expand
Incorrect. "The new management" is singular (their).

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The presence of "they/their" clearly makes A, B and E out.

Between C and D, we have a tough choice. In eliminating C, it boils down to the idiomatic usage. "plans on expanding" should have been "plans to expand".

However, what is slightly worrying me about D is that it uses a new word "intention", which is not mentioned in the original sentence at all! Is this a common case, because I don't remember seeing any such sentences on any official question.

Also, is it logical to say that the new management stated an intention to expand into the global software market? Because this seems to suggest that the "management" is expanding into the global software market.

It should ideally be the "company" (that this management is representing) that should be expanding into the global software market.

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I was easily able to get it down to C and D but couldn't find a convincing argument for either to be confident enough to eliminate one or the other.

I agree C is wordy but D has intention.

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I was easily able to get it down to C and D but couldn't find a convincing argument for either to be confident enough to eliminate one or the other.

I agree C is wordy but D has intention.

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True, I also marked C. It could be wordy but then isn't it preferred to go with the words given in the question stem unless the usage is wrong.

In this case C has no errors - so why switch to 'intention'.?

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Tough one !! Can anyone explain intention vs plan usage !! C looks correct to me...

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I picked D over C because of the second "it" in C. The only thing "it" can refer to is "the new management". If we replace the "its" in C, the sentence reads:
In the new management's most recent press release, the new management stated that the new management plans on expanding into the global software market via a series of acquisitions in Asia and Latin America.
This makes it read as if the new management is expanding, which doesn't make much sense. The new management wants to expand its organization, or entity, (essentially something not referred to here) into the global software market.
While D doesn't make it clear what is expanding, we can eliminate all the other answer choices where we're sure that it's not the management that should be expanding.

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My take on this -

The same what others stated in previous posts. IMO D.

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My take on this -

The same what others stated in previous posts. IMO D.

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My take on this -

Same what others posted. IMO D.

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This question is part of the GMAT Club Sentence Correction : Pronoun Revision Project.

In their most recent press release, the new management stated that they plan to expand into the global software market via a series of acquisitions in Asia and Latin America.

A. their most recent press release, the new management stated that they plan to expand

B. its most recent press release, the new management stated that they plan to expand

C. its most recent press release, the new management stated that it plans on expanding

D. its most recent press release, the new management stated an intention to expand

E. its most recent press release, the new management stated their intention to expand


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Between C and D, I selected D. Because in C, management stated that it plans on expanding > past tense(stated) then present tense(plans). And it also seems awkward stated its plan on expanding could have been right, but stated that it plans does not seems right.
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It is clear that the choice is between C and D.
C is eliminated because the sentence uses reported speech, "stated" is used, thus the sentence must be in past. The use of word "plans" makes this choice incorrect. So the answer is D.

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IMO D
choose D over C as GMAT prefers expand over expanding
C uses ing form and is wordy
D is better and concise

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According to a survey of graduating medical students conducted by the Association of American Medical Colleges, minority graduates are nearly four times more likely than are other graduates in planning to practice in socioeconomically deprived areas.
(A) minority graduates are nearly four times more likely than are other graduates in planning to practice
(B) minority graduates are nearly four times more likely than other graduates who plan on practicing
(C) minority graduates are nearly four times as likely as other graduates to plan on practicing
(D) it is nearly four times more likely that minority graduates rather than other graduates will plan to practice
(E) it is nearly four times as likely for minority graduates than other graduates to plan to practice

This is an OG question, those who claim that "plan to " is correct is then wrong on this question, bc the answer here is C.

Also, in my opinion, "it" clearly refers to "the new management", no ambiguity at all.

There must be another reason that C is wrong. Pls do explain, if you have valid point. Thank you
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In answer C, "the new management stated that it plans on expanding," I think there is sth wrong in tense here. The first clause is "stated" so the subjunctive clause it must be past perfect tense.

Does somebody help me clear that?

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collective noun such as management normaly take singular verb but can take plural verb.

so, we can not eliminate choice A
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