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Some business experts think that allowing employees to buy their employer's stock for a set price, no matter how high the stock rises, will give the employees a powerful incentive to work together, making a company more prosperous, which will thus increase the return to shareholders.

A) to work together, making a company more prosperous, which will thus

B) to work together to make a company more prosperous and will thus

C) for working together, making a company more prosperous, and thus they

D) for working together to make a company more prosperous, and thus it will

E) for working together and making a company more prosperous, which will thus


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Some business experts think that allowing employees to buy their employer's stock for a set price, no matter how high the stock rises, will give the employees a powerful incentive to work together, making a company more prosperous, which will thus increase the return to shareholders.

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A) to work together, making a company more prosperous, which will thus

Here the main issue is use of "which " is unclear.
Only making company prosperous will not increase return to shareholders but employee incentive to work together to make company prosperous will

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B) to work together to make a company more prosperous and will thus

No issue here, perfect use of grammar and tenses.

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C) for working together, making a company more prosperous, and thus they

This sentence is trying to make things parallel but what is "they" doing here ?
Employee themselves will not increase the return to shareholder, thus clear meaning issue here.

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D) for working together to make a company more prosperous, and thus it will

Pronoun error, "it" - there is no singular noun that "it" can refer to, hence wrong.

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E) for working together and making a company more prosperous, which will thus

Meaning- sentence is trying to say "allowing employees to buy their employer's stock for a set price will give the employees a powerful incentive for working together" and "allowing employees to buy their employer's stock for a set price will make company more prosperous". How is it even possible ?
the second line doesn't make any sense but working together will definitely make company more prosperous.
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Some business experts think that allowing employees to buy their employer's stock for a set price, no matter how high the stock rises, will give the employees a powerful incentive to work together, making a company more prosperous, which will thus increase the return to shareholders.

A) to work together, making a company more prosperous, which will thus

B) to work together to make a company more prosperous and will thus

C) for working together, making a company more prosperous, and thus they

D) for working together to make a company more prosperous, and thus it will

E) for working together and making a company more prosperous, which will thus


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A) usage of which is wrong here as it's not non-essential modifier Also the Thus after which indicates its a result of the previous action for which we can't use "which" as its an essential one.

OA:B) Here we find and >>> parallelism is perfect: will give.... and will thus increase.... are parallel & Our intended meaning is also intact.

C)and >>> no parallelism
D)and >>> no parallelism
E) here working and making are parallel giving us an intent that both are simultaneous actions whereas working makes company props. (making is a result of working)


if we miss the above in case:C,D,E have Idiom error too. Incentive to+ V is correct. and incentive for is also correct but Incentive for + Noun is correct. we can't use incentive for + v-ing in this context. There are other errors too but these are fine to eliminate options.

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Some business experts think that allowing employees to buy their employer's stock for a set price, no matter how high the stock rises, will give the employees a powerful incentive to work together, making a company more prosperous, which will thus increase the return to shareholders.

A) to work together, making a company more prosperous, which will thus Which does not have an antecedent

B) to work together to make a company more prosperous and will thus correct

C) for working together, making a company more prosperous, and thus they meaning is distorted here. For should not be used. To should be used

D) for working together to make a company more prosperous, and thus it will

E) for working together and making a company more prosperous, which will thus


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I have a query regarding option D. Hoping you can help!

D) for working together to make a company more prosperous, and thus it will

Besides the preferred idiom "to work" instead of "for working", do you see any other reason to eliminate D?

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GMATNinja: Can u plz shed some some light whether C,D, and A are rejected only on account of parallelism or there is a idiom problem too with C and D?
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End modifier should be a full clause modifier (subject + action) and thus, use of 'which' clause is incorrect in choices A and E.

Pronouns 'they' and 'it' have no specific antecedent to refer back to as refer back is towards the entire action. Thus, choices C and D stand incorrect.

Besides, as noun modifiers, 'to verb' indicates a direct plan whereas 'for verbing' the final goal. Thus, correct order in choice D should be: "to work....for making..." and not "for working....to make....".
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Some business experts think that allowing employees to buy their employer's stock for a set price, no matter how high the stock rises, will give the employees a powerful incentive to work together, making a company more prosperous, which will thus increase the return to shareholders.

A) to work together, making a company more prosperous, which will thus
=> WHICH wrongly refers to a notion (GMAT only accept "which" refers to a Noun). This option is OUT.

B) to work together to make a company more prosperous and will thus
I find no specious hint here so I leave the option for now.

C) for working together, making a company more prosperous, and thus they

D) for working together to make a company more prosperous, and thus it will

E) for working together and making a company more prosperous, which will thus
My understand is that "FOR + ING" is correct when the phrase refer to an action that is a goal or an action committed by the doer. (Experts please correct me.)
Ex: He was punished for cheating in the exam.
My plan for raising fund is to sell football ticket.
Hence, the "for working" in C,D, and E does not make sense here. OUT


B is the Correct option.
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Some business experts think that allowing employees to buy their employer's stock for a set price, no matter how high the stock rises, will give the employees a powerful incentive to work together, making a company more prosperous, which will thus increase the return to shareholders.

A) to work together, making a company more prosperous, which will thus

B) to work together to make a company more prosperous and will thus

C) for working together, making a company more prosperous, and thus they

D) for working together to make a company more prosperous, and thus it will

E) for working together and making a company more prosperous, which will thus


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In this question, the correct choice is
It seems that the antecedent of THEIR (in the non-underlined part) has been used for 'employees'. So, if I replace the pronoun with noun we just get-->
Some business experts think that allowing employees to buy employees' employer's stock for a set price, no matter how high the stock rises, will give the employees a powerful incentive to work together to make a company more prosperous and will thus increase the return to shareholders.
My question:
Q1:
What's the rules to use 2 possessives at a time (side by side)?
Q2:
In A and C:
A) to work together, making a company more prosperous, which will thus
C) for working together, making a company more prosperous, and thus they
-->is it ok till the highlighted part?

Q3:
In C,
C) for working together, making a company more prosperous, and thus they
What's the problem with 'they'?
Q4:
In the non-underlined part, what's the antecedent of 'employer's'?
Also, in the non-underlined part, 'employer's' indicates 'singular' because the apostrophe has been used before 'S. So, why the employees buy just one 'employer's' stock? Does it guarantee that buying one employer's stock will give the employees a powerful incentives?

Q5:
What if we replace the bold part with THEM? Will it make sense?


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Thanks all experts.
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experts think => two benefits
will give and will thus - parallel

A. making (verb + ing) seems to modify action (will give) --wrong
C. wrong for the same reason
D. which: seems to modify action - wrong
E. it ??
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Some business experts think that allowing employees to buy their employer's stock for a set price, no matter how high the stock rises, will give the employees a powerful incentive to work together, making a company more prosperous, which will thus increase the return to shareholders.

A) to work together, making a company more prosperous, which will thus

B) to work together to make a company more prosperous and will thus

C) for working together, making a company more prosperous, and thus they

D) for working together to make a company more prosperous, and thus it will

E) for working together and making a company more prosperous, which will thus


Hello Honorable Experts,
MartyTargetTestPrep, GMATGuruNY, ccooley, AjiteshArun, DmitryFarber, GMATNinja, generis, MentorTutoring
In this question, the correct choice is
It seems that the antecedent of THEIR (in the non-underlined part) has been used for 'employees'. So, if I replace the pronoun with noun we just get-->
Some business experts think that allowing employees to buy employees' employer's stock for a set price, no matter how high the stock rises, will give the employees a powerful incentive to work together to make a company more prosperous and will thus increase the return to shareholders.
My question:
Q1:
What's the rules to use 2 possessives at a time (side by side)?
Q2:
In A and C:
A) to work together, making a company more prosperous, which will thus
C) for working together, making a company more prosperous, and thus they
-->is it ok till the highlighted part?

Q3:
In C,
C) for working together, making a company more prosperous, and thus they
What's the problem with 'they'?
Q4:
In the non-underlined part, what's the antecedent of 'employer's'?
Also, in the non-underlined part, 'employer's' indicates 'singular' because the apostrophe has been used before 'S. So, why the employees buy just one 'employer's' stock? Does it guarantee that buying one employer's stock will give the employees a powerful incentives?

Q5:
What if we replace the bold part with THEM? Will it make sense?


Sorry for so many questions! These questions seem to be weird for so many people, but it is indeed needed.
Thanks all experts.


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Some business experts think that allowing employees to buy their employer's stock for a set price, no matter how high the stock rises, will give the employees a powerful incentive to work together, making a company more prosperous, which will thus increase the return to shareholders.

A) to work together, making a company more prosperous, which will thus

B) to work together to make a company more prosperous and will thus

C) for working together, making a company more prosperous, and thus they

D) for working together to make a company more prosperous, and thus it will

E) for working together and making a company more prosperous, which will thus


Hello Honorable Experts,
MartyTargetTestPrep, GMATGuruNY, ccooley, AjiteshArun, DmitryFarber, GMATNinja, generis, MentorTutoring
In this question, the correct choice is
It seems that the antecedent of THEIR (in the non-underlined part) has been used for 'employees'. So, if I replace the pronoun with noun we just get-->
Some business experts think that allowing employees to buy employees' employer's stock for a set price, no matter how high the stock rises, will give the employees a powerful incentive to work together to make a company more prosperous and will thus increase the return to shareholders.
My question:
Q1:
What's the rules to use 2 possessives at a time (side by side)?
Q2:
In A and C:
A) to work together, making a company more prosperous, which will thus
C) for working together, making a company more prosperous, and thus they
-->is it ok till the highlighted part?

Q3:
In C,
C) for working together, making a company more prosperous, and thus they
What's the problem with 'they'?
Q4:
In the non-underlined part, what's the antecedent of 'employer's'?
Also, in the non-underlined part, 'employer's' indicates 'singular' because the apostrophe has been used before 'S. So, why the employees buy just one 'employer's' stock? Does it guarantee that buying one employer's stock will give the employees a powerful incentives?

Q5:
What if we replace the bold part with THEM? Will it make sense?


Sorry for so many questions! These questions seem to be weird for so many people, but it is indeed needed.
Thanks all experts.

Phew, lots going on here! Let's take these one by one:

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Q1:
What's the rules to use 2 possessives at a time (side by side)?

In general, there is nothing wrong with using two possessives in a row:

  • "Tim lives in his mother's basement."
  • "Tim visited Tom's mother's beach house."

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In A and C:
A) to work together, making a company more prosperous, which will thus
C) for working together, making a company more prosperous, and thus they
-->is it ok till the highlighted part?

As I've said before, it's rarely a good idea to look at individual sentences -- or parts of individual sentences -- and label them as inherently wrong or inherently right. On the GMAT, your job is to select the BEST answer choice out of the five available options, and you'll never have to look at a single sentence in a bubble and determine whether it's "correct" or "incorrect". A more productive approach is to look for meaning differences between the various options and to decide which option works best.

For example, using "work together, making a company more prosperous" instead of "work together to make a company more prosperous" changes the meaning slightly. In choice (B), "to make a company more prosperous" modifies "work together", telling us the goal or outcome of working together.

In choices (A) and (C), however, "making..." seems to modify the entire preceding clause ("allowing employees... will give") - in that case, it seems as though the fact that "allowing employees... will give the employees a powerful incentive" is what makes the company more prosperous.

But the fact that something GIVES the employees an incentive to work together is not, by itself, what makes the company more prosperous. I don't think that makes (A) or (C) clearly wrong, but the meaning is more logical in choice (B).

Quote:
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In C,
C) for working together, making a company more prosperous, and thus they
What's the problem with 'they'?

Notice that there are a couple possible referents for the pronoun "they": "experts" or "employees". That doesn't make the "they" wrong, but (B) avoids that issue, giving us another vote against (C).

Quote:
Q4:
In the non-underlined part, what's the antecedent of 'employer's'?
Also, in the non-underlined part, 'employer's' indicates 'singular' because the apostrophe has been used before 'S. So, why the employees buy just one 'employer's' stock? Does it guarantee that buying one employer's stock will give the employees a powerful incentives?

I'm not sure what you mean by "the antecedent of 'employer's'", but I'll attempt to address the other part of this question...

Notice that all five options refer to a single hypothetical company ("make/making a company..."). That single hypothetical company will only have ONE stock, and the experts are discussing the possible result of allowing the EMPLOYEES of that company to purchase that single stock (i.e., the one employer's stock) for set price.

Quote:
Q5:
What if we replace the bold part with THEM? Will it make sense?

I'm not sure what you are referring to here, but, for the same reasons stated for Q2, it's rarely a good idea to analyze tweaked versions of the answer choices -- just take what they're giving you for answer choices, and don't waste your time writing new ones. Using a pronoun instead of the noun might make the intended meaning less clear. Would that make the answer choice wrong? Maybe, maybe not. Again, all you have to do is pick the BEST option out of the five available options.

I hope that helps!
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Some business experts think that allowing employees to buy their employer's stock for a set price, no matter how high the stock rises, will give the employees a powerful incentive to work together, making a company more prosperous, which will thus increase the return to shareholders.

A) to work together, making a company more prosperous, which will thus

B) to work together to make a company more prosperous and will thus

C) for working together, making a company more prosperous, and thus they

D) for working together to make a company more prosperous, and thus it will

E) for working together and making a company more prosperous, which will thus


If we compare first few words of answer choices,

we have a split between "to work" and "for working", 'to + verb' is used when we have to state 'an intention'.
In the sentence, an intention is stated. So, we need 'to + verb'... Eliminate C, D and E

In A, we have cause and effect construction......"allowing employees.................... will give the employees, making a company more......"
("noun + verb...., verbing" is a cause and effect construction)
here "making" is not the effect of "will give...", So,cause and effect relation is not established.............Eliminate A

Hence B is the correct answer
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