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Manager
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24 Sep 2007, 20:32
By merging its two publishing divisions, the company will increase their share of the country’s \$21 billion book market from 6 percent to 10 percent, a market ranging from obscure textbooks to mass-market paperbacks.

A. their share of the country’s \$21 billion book market from 6 percent to 10 percent, a market ranging
B. from 6 percent to 10 percent its share of the \$21 billion book market in the country, which ranges
C. to 10 percent from 6 percent in their share of the \$21 billion book market in the country, a market ranging
D. in its share, from 6 percent to 10 percent, of the \$21 billion book market in the country, which ranges
E. to 10 percent from 6 percent its share of the country’s \$21 billion book market, which ranges
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24 Sep 2007, 20:48
cruiser wrote:
By merging its two publishing divisions, the company will increase their share of the country’s \$21 billion book market from 6 percent to 10 percent, a market ranging from obscure textbooks to mass-market paperbacks.

A. their share of the country’s \$21 billion book market from 6 percent to 10 percent, a market ranging
B. from 6 percent to 10 percent its share of the \$21 billion book market in the country, which ranges
C. to 10 percent from 6 percent in their share of the \$21 billion book market in the country, a market ranging
D. in its share, from 6 percent to 10 percent, of the \$21 billion book market in the country, which ranges
E. to 10 percent from 6 percent its share of the country’s \$21 billion book market, which ranges

Man this one is wierd.

Elim AC for use of "their" to refer to singular company.

From here I say E b/c it appears that B and D improperly use "which".

However, E seems incorrect b/c the percentage of market shares will increase not the company. So id opt for D.

I really don't know, but come test day id say E.
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24 Sep 2007, 20:54
I am stuck btw D and E.
Not sure which one is wrong and why...
CEO
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24 Sep 2007, 21:05
cruiser wrote:
I am stuck btw D and E.
Not sure which one is wrong and why...

haha NO! ur suppose to know the OA!
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24 Sep 2007, 21:10
I know the OA.
Its E.

I dont know why D is wrong.
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24 Sep 2007, 21:30
cruiser wrote:
I know the OA.
Its E.

I dont know why D is wrong.

Well id say b/c the use of which. which refers to country. the modifying phrase is suppose to modify the 21 billion\$ book market.

Again, I don't like E though b/c the company is not increasing from 6%-10%, but the company's shares in the book market.

As for another explanation? I can't see why D is wrong.
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24 Sep 2007, 21:36
GMATBLACKBELT wrote:
cruiser wrote:
By merging its two publishing divisions, the company will increase their share of the country’s \$21 billion book market from 6 percent to 10 percent, a market ranging from obscure textbooks to mass-market paperbacks.

A. their share of the country’s \$21 billion book market from 6 percent to 10 percent, a market ranging
B. from 6 percent to 10 percent its share of the \$21 billion book market in the country, which ranges
C. to 10 percent from 6 percent in their share of the \$21 billion book market in the country, a market ranging
D. in its share, from 6 percent to 10 percent, of the \$21 billion book market in the country, which ranges
E. to 10 percent from 6 percent its share of the country’s \$21 billion book market, which ranges

Man this one is wierd.

Elim AC for use of "their" to refer to singular company.

From here I say E b/c it appears that B and D improperly use "which".

However, E seems incorrect b/c the percentage of market shares will increase not the company. So id opt for D.

I really don't know, but come test day id say E.

One of the main flaw in D is the in-correct modifier.. "billion book market in the country, which ranges" .. Here it implies that the country ranges from 21 billion \$. Actually it is the market of the country that ranges.. This problem is addressed by E..
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24 Sep 2007, 21:40
GMATBLACKBELT wrote:
cruiser wrote:
I know the OA.
Its E.

I dont know why D is wrong.

Well id say b/c the use of which. which refers to country. the modifying phrase is suppose to modify the 21 billion\$ book market.

Again, I don't like E though b/c the company is not increasing from 6%-10%, but the company's shares in the book market.

As for another explanation? I can't see why D is wrong.

There is no problem with E I guess. Here the "Company" is the subject and at the center of the action. Company is increasing its share (First Person) and NOT company's share being increased by something else..
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24 Sep 2007, 22:28
Amit05 wrote:
GMATBLACKBELT wrote:
cruiser wrote:
By merging its two publishing divisions, the company will increase their share of the country’s \$21 billion book market from 6 percent to 10 percent, a market ranging from obscure textbooks to mass-market paperbacks.

A. their share of the country’s \$21 billion book market from 6 percent to 10 percent, a market ranging
B. from 6 percent to 10 percent its share of the \$21 billion book market in the country, which ranges
C. to 10 percent from 6 percent in their share of the \$21 billion book market in the country, a market ranging
D. in its share, from 6 percent to 10 percent, of the \$21 billion book market in the country, which ranges
E. to 10 percent from 6 percent its share of the country’s \$21 billion book market, which ranges

Man this one is wierd.

Elim AC for use of "their" to refer to singular company.

From here I say E b/c it appears that B and D improperly use "which".

However, E seems incorrect b/c the percentage of market shares will increase not the company. So id opt for D.

I really don't know, but come test day id say E.

One of the main flaw in D is the in-correct modifier.. "billion book market in the country, which ranges" .. Here it implies that the country ranges from 21 billion \$. Actually it is the market of the country that ranges.. This problem is addressed by E..

good explanation.. I also picked E over D for this same reason
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24 Sep 2007, 23:01
Strange one, but here goes.

A,C - 'their' is the wrong pronoun
B,D - suggests the country ranges from ....

E seems the best of the whole lot.
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25 Sep 2007, 04:17
E is correct because
after increase.....to X from Y
the modifier 'which' has been correctly used
D is wrong because of
inappropriate use of 'which'
the beginning in its share is not appropriate
increase from X to Y is not proper.

cruiser wrote:
By merging its two publishing divisions, the company will increase their share of the country’s \$21 billion book market from 6 percent to 10 percent, a market ranging from obscure textbooks to mass-market paperbacks.

A. their share of the country’s \$21 billion book market from 6 percent to 10 percent, a market ranging
B. from 6 percent to 10 percent its share of the \$21 billion book market in the country, which ranges
C. to 10 percent from 6 percent in their share of the \$21 billion book market in the country, a market ranging
D. in its share, from 6 percent to 10 percent, of the \$21 billion book market in the country, which ranges
E. to 10 percent from 6 percent its share of the country’s \$21 billion book market, which ranges
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