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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.

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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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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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New post 13 Oct 2009, 08:05
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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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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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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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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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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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

Correct

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

“it” has no clear referent. Hence incorrect

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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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

Correct

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

“it” has no clear referent. Hence incorrect

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.

Very neat explanation by Jade. I'd like to add that in 4, 'them' can't refer to a possessive noun. So this is one additional reason for its rejection.

But I'm still not sure why you choose A over C. Your reasoning is correct but somehow I'm not convinced with A.

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hey I think Its C.

In A which is not referring to a Noun

C holds Good

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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


im unable to explain but here it doesn't require a reference
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can some one help me out !!!!

is my explanation given(above) to portrait A is wrong, is correct?
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can some one help me out !!!!

is my explanation given(above) to portrait A is wrong, is correct?



"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"

The problem with the above part of the sentence,IMO, is the idiom “consider”. “consider” cannot be followed by anything.. Even if we think that “it” is a placeholder., “it” will be referring to “that all of their employees”.

So if we remove “it”, the sentence would be “Because they consider that all of their employees….”, which is wrong.

As a rule “consider” cannot be followed by placeholder “it” and “there” .

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"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"

The problem with the above part of the sentence,IMO, is the idiom “consider”. “consider” cannot be followed by anything.. Even if we think that “it” is a placeholder., “it” will be referring to “that all of their employees”.

So if we remove “it”, the sentence would be “Because they consider that all of their employees….”, which is wrong.

As a rule “consider” cannot be followed by placeholder “it” and “there” .

I hope this helps

jade3, I think you are being a little too strict about the "consider" idiom.

All of the following are correct:
I consider him my friend and mentor.
They consider this task quite difficult.
The government considers non-payment of income tax a crime.
The government considers it a crime to not pay income tax.

The preferred idiom is "consider X Y," where X is a noun (a pronoun is OK!) and Y is a noun or adjective. You just want to avoid "consider X to be Y" or "consider X as Y."

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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

You were right to eliminate this for wordiness (and passive form). But the same wording was in (A), the choice you selected! :-)

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im unable to explain but here it doesn't require a reference

You are right, "it" is a dummy pronoun here and does not really refer to anything (except maybe the situation in general).

Some other examples:
It was a dark and stormy night when the ship set sail.
It may rain today.
It could be true that...
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Hi all,

Let me explain why C is better than A (IMO):

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

some importance.....stringent background check - This part doesn't sound good. If it is of some importance then why the benks will go for stringent background checks?
which is why - I think it isincorrect in usage. WHICH requires a comma to separate the immediate noun it is referring to.

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

In cases involving BECAUSE [if a cause-effect relationship exists], try to place BECAUSE after the subject to check the continuity:
Investment banks, because they consider it important...., require each job applicant to undergo a stringent background check.

Does the modifiers correctly modifies the nouns in the context? - YES.

Note - Use of it is correct here, as per the above sentence. It is allowed to place the pronoun before the noun if in the main clause is placed after the dependent clause.
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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


I think "it" is the placeholder and doesn't refer to anything.

I vote for C. Most precise.
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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 <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
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New post 04 Oct 2010, 22:28
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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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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