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That every worker has a clean criminal record is of some importance to investment banks which is why a stringent background check is a necessary prerequisite for all of their job applicants.
That every worker has a clean criminal record is of some importance to investment banks which is why a stringent background check is a necessary prerequisite for all of their job applicants
Clean criminal records of their employees is important to investment banks; hence, a stringent background check are necessary prerequisites for employment
Because they consider it important that all of their employees have a clean criminal record, investment banks require each job applicant to undergo a stringent background check
It is of some importance that all investment banks’ workers have clean criminal records which is why many of them undergo stringent background checks
The reason that investment banks require background checks of their applicants is because they require clean criminal records of their employees
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13 Oct 2009, 07:05
This is a mess

Narrow down to A and C

D/E have pronoun issues
B has Singular/plural verb issues

C I think has a misplaced modifier. Criminal records is modifying investment bank.

Although it is not a pretty sentence I will go with A
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13 Oct 2009, 07:19
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I think it should be C(best possible in avail ans)...
A has redundant 'which' in 'which is why'.
B records require ' are'..
D wordy and in E,use of reason and because together is unnecessary
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That every worker has a clean criminal record is of some importance to investment banks which is why a stringent background check is a necessary prerequisite for all of their job applicants.

1) That every worker has a clean criminal record is of some importance to investment banks which is why a stringent background check is a necessary prerequisite for all of their job applicants - We do not need to use "which" once "that" is being used at the start of sentence. You can write the sentence in this format:

Every worker has a clean criminal record is of some importance to investment banks that is why a stringent background check is a necessary prerequisite for all of their job applicants

2) Clean criminal records of their employees is important to investment banks; hence, a stringent background check are necessary prerequisites for employment - use of plural verb is incorrect.
3) Because they consider it important that all of their employees have a clean criminal record, investment banks require each job applicant to undergo a stringent background check - Only option left with no errors
4) It is of some importance that all investment banks’ workers have clean criminal records which is why many of them undergo stringent background checks - Awkword and wordy. Also use of "them" is ambiguous.
5) The reason that investment banks require background checks of their applicants is because they require clean criminal records of their employees - again, use of "they" is ambiguous.

IMO C. Please correct me if I am wrong.
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13 Oct 2009, 09:02
C is also good...but 'they' in the first part looks a bit awkward to me..Also the second part is a run-on....thought the first is not..so 50-50
But I have a strong feeling that I am going to ditch this.

In A, the part after 'which' does not fit too well.

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OK , I got it at another forum, the answer is C......
Golden rule: 'which' modifies the preceding noun, hence eliminate A.
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13 Oct 2009, 15:49
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C is also good...but 'they' in the first part looks a bit awkward to me..Also the second part is a run-on....thought the first is not..so 50-50
But I have a strong feeling that I am going to ditch this.

In A, the part after 'which' does not fit too well.

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OK , I got it at another forum, the answer is C......
Golden rule: 'which' modifies the preceding noun, hence eliminate A.

Hey friend, I think "which" is used as a connecting word rather than a modifier in first sentence.
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13 Oct 2009, 18:43
Correct.
But as far as I know, for GMAT, 'which' is normally preferred as a modifier. So it is always safe to go for an answer choice in which 'which' is properly placed. That is my observation until now, if we get more examples with 'which' being a connecting verb we can re-consider the usage
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15 Aug 2010, 18:04
-That every worker has a clean criminal record is of some importance to investment banks which is why a stringent background check is a necessary prerequisite for all of their job applicants <again wrong usage of which>
-Clean criminal records of their employees is important to investment banks; hence, a stringent background check are necessary prerequisites for employment < dont see independent clauses>
-Because they consider it important that all of their employees have a clean criminal record, investment banks require each job applicant to undergo a stringent background check <correcto>
-It is of some importance that all investment banks’ workers have clean criminal records which is why many of them undergo stringent background checks <wrong usage of which>
-The reason that investment banks require background checks of their applicants is because they require clean criminal records of their employees
<redundancy>
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04 Oct 2010, 21:28
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hey Guys,
I agree C seems best among all...
bt C also have an error .."consider it important that all of their employees"
Correct idiom is consider xy.....bt here it is using consider x that y...
so i think c is also wrong.

So my ans is A
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04 Oct 2010, 22:56
A has wrong usage of which.... so correct answer should be C
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That every worker has a clean criminal record is of some importance to investment banks which is why a stringent background check is a necessary prerequisite for all of their job applicants.

A)That every worker has a clean criminal record is of some importance to investment banks which is why a stringent background check is a necessary prerequisite for all of their job applicants
B)Clean criminal records of their employees is important to investment banks; hence, a stringent background check are necessary prerequisites for employment
C)Because they consider it important that all of their employees have a clean criminal record, investment banks require each job applicant to undergo a stringent background check
D)It is of some importance that all investment banks’ workers have clean criminal records which is why many of them undergo stringent background checks
E)The reason that investment banks require background checks of their applicants is because they require clean criminal records of their employees

This question is totally based on concision , redundancy and modifiers.

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Clean criminal records of their employees is important to investment banks, hence, a stringent background .........

Does the 1st clause Clean ....., has a modifier issue because the pronoun their is used before investment bank in the same clause.
In general can we use the pronouns before their antecedents , as in option C.
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That every worker has a clean criminal record is of some importance to investment banks which is why a stringent background check is a necessary prerequisite for all of their job applicants.

A)That every worker has a clean criminal record is of some importance to investment banks which is why a stringent background check is a necessary prerequisite for all of their job applicants
B)Clean criminal records of their employees is important to investment banks; hence, a stringent background check are necessary prerequisites for employment
C)Because they consider it important that all of their employees have a clean criminal record, investment banks require each job applicant to undergo a stringent background check
D)It is of some importance that all investment banks’ workers have clean criminal records which is why many of them undergo stringent background checks
E)The reason that investment banks require background checks of their applicants is because they require clean criminal records of their employees

This question is totally based on concision , redundancy and modifiers.

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Clean criminal records of their employees is important to investment banks, hence, a stringent background .........

Does the 1st clause Clean ....., has a modifier issue because the pronoun their is used before investment bank in the same clause.
In general can we use the pronouns before their antecedents , as in option C.

In my humble opinion, there is no pronoun issue. If the sentence starts with an initial modifier, we can have the pronoun before the intended noun.

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19 Mar 2012, 22:45
shikhar wrote:
That every worker has a clean criminal record is of some importance to investment banks which is why a stringent background check is a necessary prerequisite for all of their job applicants.

A)That every worker has a clean criminal record is of some importance to investment banks which is why a stringent background check is a necessary prerequisite for all of their job applicants
B)Clean criminal records of their employees is important to investment banks; hence, a stringent background check are necessary prerequisites for employment
C)Because they consider it important that all of their employees have a clean criminal record, investment banks require each job applicant to undergo a stringent background check
D)It is of some importance that all investment banks’ workers have clean criminal records which is why many of them undergo stringent background checks
E)The reason that investment banks require background checks of their applicants is because they require clean criminal records of their employees

This question is totally based on concision , redundancy and modifiers.

Doubt:
Clean criminal records of their employees is important to investment banks, hence, a stringent background .........

Does the 1st clause Clean ....., has a modifier issue because the pronoun their is used before investment bank in the same clause.
In general can we use the pronouns before their antecedents , as in option C.

I think the issue with B is not a modifier issue as much as a simple subject verb agreement issue. It says "stringent background check are" which is incorrect. should be "is" instead of "are".
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A)That every worker has a clean criminal record is of some importance to investment banks which is why a stringent background check is a necessary prerequisite for all of their job applicants
It should be his or her

B)Clean criminal records of their employees is important to investment banks; hence, a stringent background check are necessary prerequisites for employment
is necessary

C)Because they consider it important that all of their employees have a clean criminal record, investment banks require each job applicant to undergo a stringent background check

D)It is of some importance that all investment banks’ workers have clean criminal records which is why many of them undergo stringent background checks
It destroys the entire meaning. It means the employed workers are undergoing a background check instead of the applicants

E)The reason that investment banks require background checks of their applicants is because they require clean criminal records of their employees
redundant

Best is C
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A)That every worker has a clean criminal record is of some importance to investment banks which is why a stringent background check is a necessary prerequisite for all of their job applicants
It should be his or her

B)Clean criminal records of their employees is important to investment banks; hence, a stringent background check are necessary prerequisites for employment
is necessary

C)Because they consider it important that all of their employees have a clean criminal record, investment banks require each job applicant to undergo a stringent background check

D)It is of some importance that all investment banks’ workers have clean criminal records which is why many of them undergo stringent background checks
It destroys the entire meaning. It means the employed workers are undergoing a background check instead of the applicants

E)The reason that investment banks require background checks of their applicants is because they require clean criminal records of their employees
redundant

Best is C

Ans choice A: how will you use "His or her"

every worker [Singular] has a clean criminal ....
prerequisite for all of their job applicants = their refers to "investment banks"
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A)That every worker has a clean criminal record is of some importance to investment banks which is why a stringent background check is a necessary prerequisite for all of their job applicants
It should be his or her

B)Clean criminal records of their employees is important to investment banks; hence, a stringent background check are necessary prerequisites for employment
is necessary

C)Because they consider it important that all of their employees have a clean criminal record, investment banks require each job applicant to undergo a stringent background check

D)It is of some importance that all investment banks’ workers have clean criminal records which is why many of them undergo stringent background checks
It destroys the entire meaning. It means the employed workers are undergoing a background check instead of the applicants

E)The reason that investment banks require background checks of their applicants is because they require clean criminal records of their employees
redundant

Best is C

I didn't get why E is wrong, can someone please explain?
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1]That every worker has a clean criminal record is of some importance to investment banks which is why a stringent background check is a necessary prerequisite for all of their job applicants

Incorrect which is why - incorrect in usage. WHICH requires a comma to separate the immediate noun it is referring to.

2]Clean criminal records of their employees is important to investment banks; hence, a stringent background check are necessary prerequisites for employment

Check ..are don’t agree. Hence incorrect

3]Because they consider it important that all of their employees have a clean criminal record, investment banks require each job applicant to undergo a stringent background check

Correct

4]It is of some importance that all investment banks’ workers have clean criminal records which is why many of them undergo stringent background checks

“It is of some importance that” is wordy. Hence incorrect

5]The reason that investment banks require background checks of their applicants is because they require clean criminal records of their employees

“ the reason” and “because” convey the same meaning. Hence Incorrect.
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21 Mar 2012, 08:45
Landed between C and E , E is redundant hence selected C.
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21 Mar 2012, 10:56
In E,
The reason and because are redundant only one of them should be used.
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In the OA explanation it mentions that "of some importance" is redundant. I dont see how it is redundant, rather i see it as being important because it's explains that it is not the most important thing.
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