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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.


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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Answer C

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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Answer C

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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Answer C

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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Landed between C and E , E is redundant hence selected C.
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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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In the choice mentioned as OA:

" all employees have a clean criminal record"

shouldn't it be:

" all employees have clean criminal records"?

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Hi,

I received a PM to comment on why A is incorrect and why C is correct.

Choice 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.
Choice A is incorrect because “which” modifies the preceding clause. This is incorrect usage of “which” because it should refer to a noun entity. Incorrect usage of “which” makes this choice incorrect.

Choice 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.
This sentence clearly and concisely explains why investment banks need each job applicant to undergo a stringent background check. Use of “because” correctly presents the reason.

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'consider.....that' is not idiomatically correct.Right?
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Could someone share with us a thorough analysis of the answer choices please?
More specifically issues with usage of 'which is why' in answer choice A and comparison of other answer choices with OA (C)

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In answer choice A, the usage of "which is why" is wrong.
Which has to be preceded by a comma or by a preposition.

Hence A is wrong.

C gives us place holder pronouns.

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got confused with the intended meaning.....

OA says "consider it important that"

but original sentence says "criminal record is of some importance to" ...

Is OA not distorting the meaning of the original sentence by omitting "some" ??
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Hi experts,

For (E), how can we modify to make it correct?

The reason that investment banks require background checks of their applicants is becausethey require clean criminal records of their employees

The reason that investment banks require background checks of their applicants is that they require clean criminal records of their employees?
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What does "IT" refer to in OPtion 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

Does IT refer to "That all of their employees have a clean criminal record"?...If so, use of IT & That clause immediately is redundant....Then how come this option is better than E?

Isnt the statement

"Because they consider That all of their employees have a clean criminal record important" better than Option C...
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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 ---
-Which is why- is slang; grammatically it has no proper reference; it has no comma before, nor can it refer to banks, or for that matter even criminal record.

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

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 choice

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--- 1. Which is why is wrong: 2. It says "many of them" and not "all of them" -- blatant distortion

5]The reason that investment banks require background checks of their applicants is because they require clean criminal records of their employees --- The reason—because - is redundant
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daagh, is it okay to use the word 'that' at the beginning of the sentence ? As mentioned in option A. If yes, is there any conditions attached to its usage as such ?

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The basic rule is that every subject must have a working verb to make the sentence meaningful; else we may end up in fragments. Let’s consider the situation with and without ‘that’

Clause 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

Clause 2. 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

Clause 1. ‘That every worker has a clean criminal record’ is a noun-phrase that acts as the subject of the clause and the verb is - is of – This is a correct construction.

Clause 2. ‘Every worker’ is the subject and its first verb is ‘has’; but the problem is the additional verb “is”. There is no subject for this verb and hence this clause is a fragment. Meaning also changes in that, now it looks as though every worker is of some importance rather than that every worker with a clean criminal record is of some importance.

These are different literary styles drawn from time old custom and I don’t know whether such usage is bound by any specific rule.
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daagh, Now its bit more clear, appreciate your help.

If any other experts has more information on this, please do share.

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