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# required to..required of ???

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25 Nov 2007, 18:12
Because of the enormous research and development expenditures required to survive in the electronics industry, an industry marked by rapid innovation and volatile demand, such firms tend to be very large.
(A) to survive
(B) of firms to survive
(C) for surviving
(D) for survival
(E) for firms’ survival
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25 Nov 2007, 18:40
A.. required to is correct idiom

required of someone..... that... is the correct usage, when "of" is used with require...

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25 Nov 2007, 19:06
i thought the same but correct answer is showing "required of". source is retired GMAT question paper.
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26 Nov 2007, 05:28
ravi_taneja_1977 wrote:
Because of the enormous research and development expenditures required to survive in the electronics industry, an industry marked by rapid innovation and volatile demand, such firms tend to be very large.
(A) to survive
(B) of firms to survive
(C) for surviving
(D) for survival
(E) for firms’ survival

Answer should be B. The latter half of the non-underlined portion of the sentence contains 'such firms'. But there is no reference to 'firms' in the previous half of the sentence. B fixes this.
Re: required to..required of ???   [#permalink] 26 Nov 2007, 05:28
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