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Pronoun Revision: Law firms and other professional services groups

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

Law firms and other professional services groups, academic institutions, and research divisions often have informal talent marketplaces where senior employees strive to identify the best employees junior to them and the junior employees compete for the assignments that they find most attractive.

• where senior employees strive to identify the best employees junior to them and the junior employees compete for the assignments that they find most attractive

• in which senior employees strive and identify the best junior employees and the junior employees compete for the assignments that they find most attractive

• where senior employees strive to identify the best junior employees and the best junior employees compete for the most attractive assignments

• that enable senior employees to strive and identify the best junior employees and the best junior employees compete for the most attractive assignments

• in which senior employees strive to identify the best junior employees and the best junior employees compete for the most attractive assignments

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26 Mar 2015, 22:16
I will go with A.
C,D and E changes the meaning of the sentence by using best with junior employees.
In B also, it should be "strive to identify" not "strive and identify".
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28 Mar 2015, 22:59
wrong question. it commit a basic error gmat test us

paralelism

we need to repeat "where" for the second clause to be paralel to the first clause. if not, the second clause is parallel to the main clause. not logic.

this error is tesed heaily on gmat og questions.
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29 Mar 2015, 00:02
thangvietnam wrote:
wrong question. it commit a basic error gmat test us

paralelism

we need to repeat "where" for the second clause to be paralel to the first clause. if not, the second clause is parallel to the main clause. not logic.

this error is tesed heaily on gmat og questions.

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29 Mar 2015, 02:23
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This question is part of the GMAT Club Sentence Correction : Pronoun Revision Project.

Law firms and other professional services groups, academic institutions, and research divisions often have informal talent marketplaces where senior employees strive to identify the best employees junior to them and the junior employees compete for the assignments that they find most attractive.

• where senior employees strive to identify the best employees junior to them and the junior employees compete for the assignments that they find most attractive

• in which senior employees strive and identify the best junior employees and the junior employees compete for the assignments that they find most attractive

• where senior employees strive to identify the best junior employees and the best junior employees compete for the most attractive assignments

• that enable senior employees to strive and identify the best junior employees and the best junior employees compete for the most attractive assignments

• in which senior employees strive to identify the best junior employees and the best junior employees compete for the most attractive assignments

hi all,
this Q tests on following issues..
1) where vs in which.. here in which is better than where...
eg it will be better when we say " it was delhi where i met him " rather than " it was delhi in which i met him "..
however " delhi has a market where you get everything " would not be better than " delhi has a market in which you get everything "..
2) strive to identify vs strive and identify... 'strive and identify' makes the two parts independent so strive to identify is better..

only E is left..
however E changes the meaning by writng "the best junior employees " instead of " the junior employees"..
it could be a typing error but otherwise it changes the scope of junior employees..
ans E
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29 Mar 2015, 09:50
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E and C are the same except : 'in which' vs 'where'. Chose 'in which', because thought this marketplace is not a physical location.
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29 Mar 2015, 18:08
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hi all,
this Q tests on following issues..
1) where vs in which.. here in which is better than where...
eg it will be better when we say " it was delhi where i met him " rather than " it was delhi in which i met him "..
however " delhi has a market where you get everything " would not be better than " delhi has a market in which you get everything "..
2) strive to identify vs strive and identify... 'strive and identify' makes the two parts independent so strive to identify is better..

only E is left..
however E changes the meaning by writng "the best junior employees " instead of " the junior employees"..
it could be a typing error but otherwise it changes the scope of junior employees..
ans E

I have the same doubt as you about E. How is the change in meaning justified?
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29 Mar 2015, 19:34
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This question uses the incorrect pronoun "where" to refer to "informal talent
marketplaces." "Where" is used to refer to physical locations, but the "talent
marketplaces" are a metaphorical construct, not an actual geographical location. In
this case, "in which" is the appropriate construction.
The original answer choice also utilizes unnecessary turns of phrase in its use of
“best employees junior to them,” as well as “assignments that they find most
attractive,” both of which use excessive language and could be expressed more
succinctly.
(A) This choice is incorrect as it repeats the original sentence.

(B) This choice correctly changes "where" to "in which" but incorrectly uses the
conjunction “and” between the terms “strive” and “identify,” suggesting that the two
terms denote two distinct activities, as opposed to the intended single activity of
identifying the best junior employees. Also, “assignments that they find most
attractive” are unnecessarily wordy.

(C) This answer repeats the original pronoun error ("where").

(D) This choice incorrectly uses the conjunction “and” between the terms “strive” and
“identify,” suggesting that the two terms denote two distinct activities, as opposed to
the intended single activity of identifying the best junior employees.

(E) CORRECT This choice correctly changes "where" to "in which" and also
rephrases the sentence more concisely ("best junior employees"; "most attractive
assignments")
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03 Sep 2015, 18:51
Doesn't "the best junior employees compete for the most attractive assignments" in OA change the meaning?
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17 Sep 2015, 04:43
Law firms and other professional services groups, academic institutions, and research divisions often have informal talent marketplaces where senior employees strive to identify the best employees junior to them and the junior employees compete for the assignments that they find most attractive.

• where senior employees strive to identify the best employees junior to them and the junior employees compete for the assignments that they find most attractive

• in which senior employees strive and identify the best junior employees and the junior employees compete for the assignments that they find most attractive

• where senior employees strive to identify the best junior employees and the best junior employees compete for the most attractive assignments

• that enable senior employees to strive and identify the best junior employees and the best junior employees compete for the most attractive assignments

• in which senior employees strive to identify the best junior employees and the best junior employees compete for the most attractive assignments

Can somebody throw light on usage of in which vs when vs where
MGMAT says where modifies places
then here it should be correct as it modifies marketplaces(Law firms and other professional services groups, academic institutions, and research divisions)

So why its usage in correct here.
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04 Jun 2017, 10:15
I marked correct answer as out of B and E, E is better but E changes meaning from A.
I think there is huge difference between "they find most attractive" and " most attractive assignments"
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04 Jun 2017, 10:31
Option is E.
Coming to the meaning of the question first ---Law firms and other professional services groups, academic institutions, and research divisions have some talent marketplaces , in that senior managers do something and juniors do something.
The question has a few errors. Usage of where is incorrect because where refers to a place or location in physical and marketplaces is no place/location. second error is the ambiguity with the pronoun 'they' it can either refers to junior employees or senior employees.
Please note parallelism is well followed over here.

Now scan the options .
Choice A and B are INcorrect due to where usage.
Choice D changes the meaning by introducing 'that'
Choice B disturbs the parallel structure by introducing and between strive and identify instead of using an infinitive form.
Choice E is free from all errors and is concise wrt pronoun usage.

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Law firms and other professional services groups, academic institutions, and research divisions often have informal talent marketplaces where senior employees strive to identify the best employees junior to them and the junior employees compete for the assignments that they find most attractive.

• where senior employees strive to identify the best employees junior to them and the junior employees compete for the assignments that they find most attractive- usage of where to refer to marketplaces is incorrect , the best employees junior to them phrase is wordy

• in which senior employees strive and identify the best junior employees and the junior employees compete for the assignments that they find most attractive - strive and identify changes the meaning

• where senior employees strive to identify the best junior employees and the best junior employees compete for the most attractive assignments - usage of where to refer to marketplaces is incorrect

• that enable senior employees to strive and identify the best junior employees and the best junior employees compete for the most attractive assignments - to strive and identify changes the meaning - the activities are not independent of each other

• in which senior employees strive to identify the best junior employees and the best junior employees compete for the most attractive assignments - Correct

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08 Jun 2017, 08:01
How it can be E

The subject"the best junior employees" is in superlative form therefore the verb should be singular i.e. competes not compete.

Plz explain
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05 Sep 2017, 12:34
Totally agree with chetan2u.

E changes the meaning by writing "the best junior employees " instead of " the junior employees"..
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15 Jun 2018, 03:38
E changes meaning so is out. A is best among the remaining choices.

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