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Reviewing the fiscal year, the intricacies of product behavior within

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Reviewing the fiscal year, the intricacies of product behavior within the market are analyzed by the financial management departments of large corporations to pinpoint inefficiency and suggest improvements.


A. Reviewing the fiscal year, the intricacies of product behavior within the market are analyzed by the financial management departments of large corporations to pinpoint inefficiency and suggest improvements

B. The financial management departments of large corporations analyze the intricacies of their products' behavior within the market to pinpoint inefficiency, suggest improvements and review the fiscal year

C. In review of the fiscal year, the financial management departments of large corporations analyze the intricacies of their products' behavior within the market to pinpoint inefficiency and suggest improvements

D. Reviewing the fiscal year, large corporations analyze the intricacies of their products' behavior within the market to pinpoint inefficiency and suggest improvements to the financial management departments

E. Reviewing the fiscal year, the financial management departments of large corporations analyze the intricacies of their products' behavior within the market to pinpoint inefficiency and suggest improvements

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A. Reviewing the fiscal year, the intricacies of product behavior within the market are analyzed by the financial management departments of large corporations to pinpoint inefficiency and suggest improvements Modifier issue

B. The financial management departments of large corporations analyze the intricacies of their products' behavior within the market to pinpoint inefficiency, suggest improvements and review the fiscal year Meaning change

C. In review of the fiscal year, the financial management departments of large corporations analyze the intricacies of their products' behavior within the market to pinpoint inefficiency and suggest improvements Action verb has been changed to prepositional phrase

D. Reviewing the fiscal year, large corporations analyze the intricacies of their products' behavior within the market to pinpoint inefficiency and suggest improvements to the financial management departments Modifier issue. the departments pinpoint, not the corporation itself

E. Reviewing the fiscal year, the financial management departments of large corporations analyze the intricacies of their products' behavior within the market to pinpoint inefficiency and suggest improvements : Correct
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Reviewing the fiscal year, the intricacies of product behavior within the market are analyzed by the financial management departments of large corporations to pinpoint inefficiency and suggest improvements.


A. Reviewing the fiscal year, the intricacies of product behavior within the market are analyzed by the financial management departments of large corporations to pinpoint inefficiency and suggest improvements

B. The financial management departments of large corporations analyze the intricacies of their products' behavior within the market to pinpoint inefficiency, suggest improvements and review the fiscal year

C. In review of the fiscal year, the financial management departments of large corporations analyze the intricacies of their products' behavior within the market to pinpoint inefficiency and suggest improvements

D. Reviewing the fiscal year, large corporations analyze the intricacies of their products' behavior within the market to pinpoint inefficiency and suggest improvements to the financial management departments

E. Reviewing the fiscal year, the financial management departments of large corporations analyze the intricacies of their products' behavior within the market to pinpoint inefficiency and suggest improvements



E it should be. hoping to get it correct.
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Reviewing the fiscal year, the intricacies of product behavior within the market are analyzed by the financial management departments of large corporations to pinpoint inefficiency and suggest improvements.


A. Reviewing the fiscal year, the intricacies of product behavior within the market are analyzed by the financial management departments of large corporations to pinpoint inefficiency and suggest improvements

B. The financial management departments of large corporations analyze the intricacies of their products' behavior within the market to pinpoint inefficiency, suggest improvements and review the fiscal year

C. In review of the fiscal year, the financial management departments of large corporations analyze the intricacies of their products' behavior within the market to pinpoint inefficiency and suggest improvements

D. Reviewing the fiscal year, large corporations analyze the intricacies of their products' behavior within the market to pinpoint inefficiency and suggest improvements to the financial management departments

E. Reviewing the fiscal year, the financial management departments of large corporations analyze the intricacies of their products' behavior within the market to pinpoint inefficiency and suggest improvements



I think this should be D. E has pronoun issue-what does 'their' refers to? Also, Financial management department is suggesting to corporations or the other way round?
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The financial management departments reviewing the fiscal behavior of large corporations analyzed the intricacies of product behaviour to pinpoint inefficiency and suggest improvements.


A. Wrong Subject after the first comma.

B. Meaning change - It refers to third action i.e. to review the fiscal year.

C. Noun form not preferred (in comparison to Verb or Adjective form) - We need to look for better option.

D. Improvement is w.r.t product behavior rather than to the financial management departments

E. Correct usage of Subject after comma. Also, reviewing the fiscal year correctly provides extra information about financial management departments.
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Reviewing the fiscal year, the intricacies of product behavior within the market are analyzed by the financial management departments of large corporations to pinpoint inefficiency and suggest improvements.


A. Reviewing the fiscal year, the intricacies of product behavior within the market are analyzed by the financial management departments of large corporations to pinpoint inefficiency and suggest improvements

B. The financial management departments of large corporations analyze the intricacies of their products' behavior within the market to pinpoint inefficiency, suggest improvements and review the fiscal year

C. In review of the fiscal year, the financial management departments of large corporations analyze the intricacies of their products' behavior within the market to pinpoint inefficiency and suggest improvements

D. Reviewing the fiscal year, large corporations analyze the intricacies of their products' behavior within the market to pinpoint inefficiency and suggest improvements to the financial management departments

E. Reviewing the fiscal year, the financial management departments of large corporations analyze the intricacies of their products' behavior within the market to pinpoint inefficiency and suggest improvements


this is hard.
it take me a long long time to dicide, using COMMON SENSE, between management and corporations , the agent who do reviewing.

on real test, I do not think the logic test is so hard
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It is a dangling modifier question, I will go with choice by choice.

Reviewing the fiscal year, the intricacies of product behavior within the market are analyzed by the financial management departments of large corporations to pinpoint inefficiency and suggest improvements.


A. Reviewing the fiscal year, the intricacies of product behavior within the market are analyzed by the financial management departments of large corporations to pinpoint inefficiency and suggest improvements - Here the noun modifier Reviewing refers to the intricacies of product behavior - while it reviewing is an action done by the financial management departments of large corporations - by doing review they found the product intricacies. So wrong answer

B. The financial management departments of large corporations analyze the intricacies of their products' behavior within the market to pinpoint inefficiency, suggest improvements and review the fiscal year - This is grammatically correct but there is a change in the meaning of the sentence. It supposed to be X because Y, BUT it is Y because X.

C. In review of the fiscal year, the financial management departments of large corporations analyze the intricacies of their products' behavior within the market to pinpoint inefficiency and suggest improvements - Their is shift in meaning by making it to noun form - It should be action verb form or an adjective.

D. Reviewing the fiscal year, large corporations analyze the intricacies of their products' behavior within the market to pinpoint inefficiency and suggest improvements to the financial management departments -Refer A explanation

E. Reviewing the fiscal year, the financial management departments of large corporations analyze the intricacies of their products' behavior within the market to pinpoint inefficiency and suggest improvements - Correct , Refer A explanation for more review
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1. The essence of the discussion here is who is reviewing the fiscal year? It is the financial management departments and not the intricacies or the large corporations. As such, A and D are out due to this classic misplaced modification.
2. Reviewing the fiscal year is a routine task that departments undertake. However, the intended meaning of the sentence is to analyze the behavior, pinpoint the problems and suggest improvements. The review itself is not the main objective. Therefore, we have to relegate the review to a modification role rather than to a verbed position. In terms of sequence, review is the first action while in this particular choice, it is relegated to the last place. Therefore, B is out
C looks ditto compared to E, except for the style of changing the modifier from an adjectival to adverbial. I do not see any other significant difference. I am not sure whether such a thin difference can be the sole reason for rejecting a choice, especially, when the grammar is ok and the meaning is not changed. It is touch and go between C and E.
Yet, I doubt whether this question can make a solid example, because style errors are not the make or break points .
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