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# Sentence Correction - Corporations need to rethink both about where

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11 Sep 2015, 00:25
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Corporations need to rethink both about where they focus their philanthropy and about how they go about their giving.

A. Corporations need to rethink both about where they focus their philanthropy and about how they go about their giving.

B. Corporations need to rethink both about where they focus their philanthropy and how they go about their giving.

C. Corporations need to rethink about where they focus their philanthropy and about how they go about their giving.

D. Corporations need to rethink about where they focus their philanthropy and how they go about their giving.

E. Corporations need to rethink both where they focus their philanthropy and how they go about their giving.
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11 Sep 2015, 00:32
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The correct idiom is the parallel--- 'both about - and about'-, found only in A, the correct choice
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16 Sep 2015, 03:10
I can't eliminate D and E.
does "both" here necessary?
please tell me how to eliminate D and E
thanks!
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16 Sep 2015, 06:04
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E. Corporations need to rethink both (where they focus their philanthropy) X and (how they go about their giving.) Y

Why is answer choice "E" incorrect ?

Idiom could be "Both X & Y"
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19 May 2016, 04:08
option C and D are clearly incorrect due to omission of both
as for rest 3 choices we have to check for correct idiom ' both about .... and about ' which is used in option A correctly
option B and E changes the meaning by use of ' how they go about '
correct answer - A
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19 May 2016, 05:30
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Corporations need to rethink both about where they focus their philanthropy and about how they go about their giving.

A. Corporations need to rethink both about where they focus their philanthropy and about how they go about their giving.

B. Corporations need to rethink both about where they focus their philanthropy and how they go about their giving.

C. Corporations need to rethink about where they focus their philanthropy and about how they go about their giving.

D. Corporations need to rethink about where they focus their philanthropy and how they go about their giving.

E. Corporations need to rethink both where they focus their philanthropy and how they go about their giving.

Option A has the correct idiom 'both about and about' and mantaine paralellism (by usage of about in both the clause).

Option A is correct.
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03 Aug 2017, 15:23
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rethink about - I think it is somehow redundant and wordy...E seems fine to me...
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19 Aug 2017, 10:37
I also think E could be right - could we get an expert to weigh in on this question?
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12 Oct 2017, 07:53
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I was not satisfied with the OA. For me, the answer was E. So, I did a bit of a research and found the question source. Indeed, the answer is E.

Check here (page 454, last sentence before the start of Where to Focus):
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15 Oct 2017, 11:51
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I was not satisfied with the OA. For me, the answer was E. So, I did a bit of a research and found the question source. Indeed, the answer is E.

Check here (page 454, last sentence before the start of Where to Focus):

Link didn't work but this one should,

https://books.google.com/books?isbn=163369187X Can be seen at the bottom of the page.

Indeed, E is the sentence used in the book.
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15 Oct 2017, 21:00
I could not rule out Option E. Can anyone please explain why option A is correct?
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15 Oct 2017, 22:22
This is a debatable question and hence will lock this topic. If you have any further questions please do let us know and we will have a look.

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16 Oct 2017, 07:09
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KINDLY SEE THIS LINK PAGE 454 and last line. Option E seems right.
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18 Oct 2017, 01:46
sahilvijay wrote:

KINDLY SEE THIS LINK PAGE 454 and last line. Option E seems right.

Option E is better than option A for the following reasons:

1. Think about + noun (A preposition is preferably followed by a noun rather than by a clause.)
2. Think + clause

I think about the future.... correct
I think how I shall manage in future..... correct
I think about how I shall manage in future..... questionable
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