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Rather than ignore a company that seems about to fail, investment analysts should recognize that its reorganization and recent uptick in revenue, combined with its dynamic new leadership, indicate that the firm’s prospects must be taken seriously.

A. Rather than ignore a company that seems about to fail,
B. Rather than ignoring a company that is about to seemingly fail,
C. Instead of a company that is seemingly about to fail being ignored,
D. Instead of ignore a company that seems about to fail,
E. In place of ignoring a company’s imminent failure seemingly about to occur,


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Hello Everyone!

Let's tackle this question, one thing at a time, and narrow down our options to the right answer! To begin, here's the original question with major differences highlighted in orange:

Rather than ignore a company that seems about to fail, investment analysts should recognize that its reorganization and recent uptick in revenue, combined with its dynamic new leadership, indicate that the firm’s prospects must be taken seriously.

A. Rather than ignore a company that seems about to fail,
B. Rather than ignoring a company that is about to seemingly fail,
C. Instead of a company that is seemingly about to fail being ignored,
D. Instead of ignore a company that seems about to fail,
E. In place of ignoring a company’s imminent failure seemingly about to occur,

After a quick scan over the options, a few key differences jump out:

1. Rather than / Instead of / In place of (Idioms & Meaning)
2. ignore / ignored / ignoring (Subject-Verb Agreement & Parallelism)
3. that seems about to fail / that is about to seemingly fail / that is seemingly about to fail / imminent failure seemingly about to occur (Wordiness)


Let's start with #1 on our list because it will eliminate 2-3 options right away. While it might seem like the phrases "rather than" and "instead of" could be interchangeable, they are not:

Rather than = shows preference of one item/action over another
Instead of / In place of = one item/action replaces another

For this sentence, it makes more sense to say that investment analysts should prefer one action over another. Therefore, using the phrase "rather than" makes more sense here:

A. Rather than ignore a company that seems about to fail,
B. Rather than ignoring a company that is about to seemingly fail,
C. Instead of a company that is seemingly about to fail being ignored,
D. Instead of ignore a company that seems about to fail,
E. In place of ignoring a company’s imminent failure seemingly about to occur,

We can eliminate options C, D, & E because the phrases "instead of" and "in place of" don't convey the intended meaning.

Now that we've narrowed it down to only 2 options, let's tackle #2 on our list: ignoring/ignore/ignored. This is actually an issue with parallelism! To make this easier to spot, we've added the non-underlined portion for you. Here's how they shake down:

A. Rather than ignore a company that seems about to fail, investment analysts should recognize that its reorganization and recent uptick in revenue, combined with its dynamic new leadership, indicate that the firm’s prospects must be taken seriously.
This is CORRECT! The two actions being compared here are written using parallel verbs (ignore/recognize).

B. Rather than ignoring a company that is about to seemingly fail, investment analysts should recognize that its reorganization and recent uptick in revenue, combined with its dynamic new leadership, indicate that the firm’s prospects must be taken seriously.
This is INCORRECT because the two actions being compared are not written using parallel verbs (ignoring/recognize).

There you have it - option A was the correct choice after all!


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Rather than ignore a company that seems about to fail, investment analysts should recognize that its reorganization and recent uptick in revenue, combined with its dynamic new leadership, indicate that the firm’s prospects must be taken seriously.

A. Rather than ignore a company that seems about to fail,
B. Rather than ignoring a company that is about to seemingly fail,
C. Instead of a company that is seemingly about to fail being ignored,
D. Instead of ignore a company that seems about to fail,
E. In place of ignoring a company’s imminent failure seemingly about to occur,


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Rather than ignore a company that seems about to fail, investment analysts should recognize that its reorganization and recent uptick in revenue, combined with its dynamic new leadership, indicate that the firm's prospects must be taken seriously.

(A) Rather than ignore a company that seems about to fail, -- The best choice

(B) Rather than ignoring a company that is about to seemingly fail, ---1 about to seemingly fail is awkward. 2. For the sake of parallelism, we cannot use ignoring as parallel to 'should recognize'.

(C) Instead of a company that is seemingly about to fail being ignored, -- 1. Instead of is wrong 2. 'Being ignored' is a modifier for the company and hence is incorrect.

(D) Instead of ignore a company that seems about to fail, ---Instead of wrong in the face of rather than

(E) In place of ignoring a company's imminent failure seemingly about to occur, --- clumsy sentence; In the place of and instead of are both equal in meaning.
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Bunuel wrote:
Rather than ignore a company that seems about to fail, investment analysts should recognize that its reorganization and recent uptick in revenue, combined with its dynamic new leadership, indicate that the firm’s prospects must be taken seriously.

A. Rather than ignore a company that seems about to fail,
B. Rather than ignoring a company that is about to seemingly fail,
C. Instead of a company that is seemingly about to fail being ignored,
D. Instead of ignore a company that seems about to fail,
E. In place of ignoring a company’s imminent failure seemingly about to occur,


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Bunuel wrote:
Rather than ignore a company that seems about to fail, investment analysts should recognize that its reorganization and recent uptick in revenue, combined with its dynamic new leadership, indicate that the firm’s prospects must be taken seriously.

A. Rather than ignore a company that seems about to fail,
B. Rather than ignoring a company that is about to seemingly fail,
C. Instead of a company that is seemingly about to fail being ignored,
D. Instead of ignore a company that seems about to fail,
E. In place of ignoring a company’s imminent failure seemingly about to occur,


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This is based on a Manhattan question, which is quite interesting actually. Here is the link for anyone who is interested. Going through this will certainly help!

https://www.manhattanprep.com/gmat/foru ... t1177.html


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Bunuel wrote:
Rather than ignore a company that seems about to fail, investment analysts should recognize that its reorganization and recent uptick in revenue, combined with its dynamic new leadership, indicate that the firm’s prospects must be taken seriously.

A. Rather than ignore a company that seems about to fail,
B. Rather than ignoring a company that is about to seemingly fail,


I received a PM about the phrase in red.
X is about to happen = X will soon happen.

A: a company that seems about to fail
The phrase in green conveys the following meaning.
The company will soon fail.
Here, it appears that the company will ACTUALLY soon fail.

B: a company that is about to seemingly fail
The phrase in red conveys the following meaning:
The company will soon APPEAR TO fail.
Here, the company will only APPEAR TO fail but will not ACTUALLY fail -- a distortion of the intended meaning.
Eliminate B.
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i see that when i face "rather than' and "instead of", " rather than" is correct.

I am not clear why 'instead of" is wrong. anyone, pls, give more explanation. thank you
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i see that when i face "rather than' and "instead of", " rather than" is correct.

I am not clear why 'instead of" is wrong. anyone, pls, give more explanation. thank you

Rather than usually shows preference while instead of could imply a mistake.

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Rather than ignore a company that seems about to fail, investment analysts should recognize that its reorganization and recent uptick in revenue, combined with its dynamic new leadership, indicate that the firm’s prospects must be taken seriously.

A. Rather than ignore a company that seems about to fail,
B. Rather than ignoring a company that is about to seemingly fail,


Let's look at the verb phrases in colors to try to identify parallel structure

(A) Rather than ignore a C, analysts should recognize that X and Y, combined with Z, indicate that the firm's prospects must be taken seriously.

(B) Rather than ignoring a C, analysts should recognize that X and Y, combined with Z, indicate that the firm's prospects must be taken seriously.

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Breaking the sentence down even further:

(A) Rather than ignore, analysts should recognize that X and Y, combined with Z, indicate A.

(B) Rather than ignoring, analysts should recognize that X and Y, combined with Z, indicate A.
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Hello Everyone!

Let's tackle this question, one thing at a time, and narrow down our options to the right answer! To begin, here's the original question with major differences highlighted in orange:

Rather than ignore a company that seems about to fail, investment analysts should recognize that its reorganization and recent uptick in revenue, combined with its dynamic new leadership, indicate that the firm’s prospects must be taken seriously.

A. Rather than ignore a company that seems about to fail,
B. Rather than ignoring a company that is about to seemingly fail,
C. Instead of a company that is seemingly about to fail being ignored,
D. Instead of ignore a company that seems about to fail,
E. In place of ignoring a company’s imminent failure seemingly about to occur,

After a quick scan over the options, a few key differences jump out:

1. Rather than / Instead of / In place of (Idioms & Meaning)
2. ignore / ignored / ignoring (Subject-Verb Agreement & Parallelism)
3. that seems about to fail / that is about to seemingly fail / that is seemingly about to fail / imminent failure seemingly about to occur (Wordiness)


Let's start with #1 on our list because it will eliminate 2-3 options right away. While it might seem like the phrases "rather than" and "instead of" could be interchangeable, they are not:

Rather than = shows preference of one item/action over another
Instead of / In place of = one item/action replaces another

For this sentence, it makes more sense to say that investment analysts should prefer one action over another. Therefore, using the phrase "rather than" makes more sense here:

A. Rather than ignore a company that seems about to fail,
B. Rather than ignoring a company that is about to seemingly fail,
C. Instead of a company that is seemingly about to fail being ignored,
D. Instead of ignore a company that seems about to fail,
E. In place of ignoring a company’s imminent failure seemingly about to occur,

We can eliminate options C, D, & E because the phrases "instead of" and "in place of" don't convey the intended meaning.

Now that we've narrowed it down to only 2 options, let's tackle #2 on our list: ignoring/ignore/ignored. This is actually an issue with parallelism! To make this easier to spot, we've added the non-underlined portion for you. Here's how they shake down:

A. Rather than ignore a company that seems about to fail, investment analysts should recognize that its reorganization and recent uptick in revenue, combined with its dynamic new leadership, indicate that the firm’s prospects must be taken seriously.
This is CORRECT! The two actions being compared here are written using parallel verbs (ignore/recognize).

B. Rather than ignoring a company that is about to seemingly fail, investment analysts should recognize that its reorganization and recent uptick in revenue, combined with its dynamic new leadership, indicate that the firm’s prospects must be taken seriously.
This is INCORRECT because the two actions being compared are not written using parallel verbs (ignoring/recognize).

There you have it - option A was the correct choice after all!


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As per the official explanation, "rather than ignoring" is correct.
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