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New post 30 Aug 2008, 06:42
It is really between A and D, as all others are not parallel.

D is wrong because correct idiom is "promise to keep". Also change in meaning: the correct meaning is what appears in the original sentence, namely, that the failure to honor promises WAS the deceptive business practice. choice d, with its use of 'because', implies that the failure to keep promises LED TO (other) deceptive business practices.

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New post 30 Aug 2008, 07:45
abhijit_sen wrote:
It is really between A and D, as all others are not parallel.

D is wrong because correct idiom is "promise to keep". Also change in meaning: the correct meaning is what appears in the original sentence, namely, that the failure to honor promises WAS the deceptive business practice. choice d, with its use of 'because', implies that the failure to keep promises LED TO (other) deceptive business practices.


What is "by failing" modifying in A?

I think it should be E.

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New post 30 Aug 2008, 11:33
A-> appears as if states attorny failed to honour -> reject
B -> awkward BY here also misleads like it does in A
C-> in its failure is awkward DOES not MAKE SENSE
D->failure in honouring is totally wrong
E->PERFECT promise of keeping records keep is correct usage
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New post 30 Aug 2008, 13:57
We really dont need passive voice and by. A & B out

in its failure is wrong

Attorney general wants to show cause.

Between D & E failure to honor is clearly better than failure in honoring.

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New post 30 Aug 2008, 14:15
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"of keeping" and "in keeping" are out, so eliminate CDE

"of honoring" in B is awkward

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We really dont need passive voice and by. A & B out

in its failure is wrong

Attorney general wants to show cause.

Between D & E failure to honor is clearly better than failure in honoring.


A. I beleieve "by failing" in A and "by its failure" in B donot mean that they are passive.
I heard somewhere somebody said that "because of " is not an idiomatic expression in GMAT.

Can sombody confirm?
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OA is A

Now, we know the following is prefereable:

- promise to
- fail to

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