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# That the consumer products division lacks credible leadership cannot

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03 Apr 2017, 09:12
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That the consumer products division lacks credible leadership cannot be blamed for the company's troubles.

(A) That the consumer products division lacks credible leadership cannot be blamed
(B) That the consumer products division has a lack in credible leadership cannot be blamed
(C) The consumer products division lacks credible leadership cannot be blamed
(D) The lack of credible leadership of the consumer products division is not blaming
(E) It is not blameworthy that the consumer products division lacks credible leadership

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03 Apr 2017, 12:58
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A. B redundantly uses 'has a lack in credible leadership', all the others change the meaning.
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04 Apr 2017, 01:57
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That the consumer products division lacks credible leadership cannot be blamed for the company's troubles.

(A) That the consumer products division lacks credible leadership cannot be blamed
(B) That the consumer products division has a lack in credible leadership cannot be blamed
(C) The consumer products division lacks credible leadership cannot be blamed
(D) The lack of credible leadership of the consumer products division is not blaming
wrong sentence construction.
(E) It is not blameworthy that the consumer products division lacks credible leadership
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27 Jul 2017, 06:04
Could someone explain why A is right?
That the consumer products division lacks credible leadership cannot be blamed for the company's troubles.

(A) That the consumer products division lacks credible leadership cannot be blamed - seems like fragment; so didnt pick
(B) That the consumer products division has a lack in credible leadership cannot be blamed
(C) The consumer products division lacks credible leadership cannot be blamed it has a missing word 'for' - so why is it incorrect? The construction seems clearer in meaning.
(D) The lack of credible leadership of the consumer products division is not blaming
(E) It is not blameworthy that the consumer products division lacks credible leadership
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27 Jul 2017, 06:06
Could someone explain why A is right?
That the consumer products division lacks credible leadership cannot be blamed for the company's troubles.

(A) That the consumer products division lacks credible leadership cannot be blamed - seems like fragment; so didnt pick

(C) The consumer products division lacks credible leadership cannot be blamed it has a missing word 'and' preceding 'cannot be blamed' - so why is it incorrect? The construction seems clearer in meaning.
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15 Aug 2017, 18:15
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That the consumer products division lacks credible leadership cannot be blamed for the company's troubles.

(A) That the consumer products division lacks credible leadership cannot be blamed
(B) That the consumer products division has a lack in credible leadership cannot be blamed
(C) The consumer products division lacks credible leadership cannot be blamed
(D) The lack of credible leadership of the consumer products division is not blaming
(E) It is not blameworthy that the consumer products division lacks credible leadership

What this sentence is trying to convey is that just because "the consumer products division lacks credible leadership" that does not mean that lack of credibility in itself is necessarily an attributable cause of the company's trouble. We cannot blame the company's troubles on the fact that the consumer division lacks credible leadership in other words. So actually "A" is fine.

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17 Aug 2017, 01:39
Why is C not correct..Please explain, thank you
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17 Aug 2017, 01:59
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Why is C not correct..Please explain, thank you

Hi pclawong ,

C has a DISASTROUS Error.

It has one subject and two verbs joined without any conjunction. GMAT hates this and so I. :P

Subject : The consumer products division

Verb 2: cannot be blamed

Does that make sense?
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17 Aug 2017, 02:04
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pclawong wrote:
Why is C not correct..Please explain, thank you

Hi pclawong ,

C has a DISASTROUS Error.

It has one subject and two verbs joined without any conjunction. GMAT hates this and so I. :P

Subject : The consumer products division

Verb 2: cannot be blamed

Does that make sense?

Thank you but isn't A the same?

(A) That the consumer products division lacks credible leadership cannot be blamed
(C) The consumer products division lacks credible leadership cannot be blamed

Would you tell me how "that" makes the difference?
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17 Aug 2017, 02:10
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pclawong wrote:

Thank you but isn't A the same?

(A) That the consumer products division lacks credible leadership cannot be blamed
(C) The consumer products division lacks credible leadership cannot be blamed

Would you tell me how "that" makes the difference?

Hi pclawong ,

Here I go:

That here is representing "The fact that". It is okay to use just "that"

Now, A is actually a combination of two sentences

1. The fact that X cannot be blamed.
2. the consumer products division lacks credible leadership

Hence, A is correct.

Let me take an example:

The fact that I am an Indian Engineer is the reason I am not at Harvard.

Did you see a similar construction now?
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