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# The board of directors of Aqua Pharmaceuticals has requested

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The board of directors of Aqua Pharmaceuticals has requested the representatives of the new ecological brand to elaborate and further discuss the proposal to add the brand to the company's products so the members of the board have all the necessary information.

a) The board of directors of Aqua Pharmaceuticals has requested the representatives of the new ecological brand to elaborate and further discuss the proposal to
b) The board of directors of Aqua Pharmaceuticals has requested the representatives of the new ecological brand to elaborate and further discuss the proposal
c) Aqua Pharmaceuticals' board of directors have requested the representatives of the new ecological brand to elaborate and further discuss the proposal to
d) Aqua Pharmaceuticals' board of directors has requested the representatives of the new ecological brand to elaborate on and further discuss the proposal to
e) The board of directors of Aqua Pharmaceuticals has requested the representatives of the new ecological brand to elaborate and briefly discuss the proposal to
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26 Aug 2013, 00:13
eMJ wrote:
The board of directors of Aqua Pharmaceuticals has requested the representatives of the new ecological brand to elaborate and further discuss the proposal to add the brand to the company's products so the members of the board have all the necessary information.

a) The board of directors of Aqua Pharmaceuticals has requested the representatives of the new ecological brand to elaborate and further discuss the proposal to
b) The board of directors of Aqua Pharmaceuticals has requested the representatives of the new ecological brand to elaborate and further discuss the proposal
c) Aqua Pharmaceuticals' board of directors have requested the representatives of the new ecological brand to elaborate and further discuss the proposal to
d) Aqua Pharmaceuticals' board of directors has requested the representatives of the new ecological brand to elaborate on and further discuss the proposal to
e) The board of directors of Aqua Pharmaceuticals has requested the representatives of the new ecological brand to elaborate and briefly discuss the proposal to

Option D

The verb elaborate requires a preposition in order to logically connect to the proposal. The representatives are asked to elaborate on the proposal.
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26 Aug 2013, 04:58
mohit879 wrote:
eMJ wrote:
The board of directors of Aqua Pharmaceuticals has requested the representatives of the new ecological brand to elaborate and further discuss the proposal to add the brand to the company's products so the members of the board have all the necessary information.

a) The board of directors of Aqua Pharmaceuticals has requested the representatives of the new ecological brand to elaborate and further discuss the proposal to
b) The board of directors of Aqua Pharmaceuticals has requested the representatives of the new ecological brand to elaborate and further discuss the proposal
c) Aqua Pharmaceuticals' board of directors have requested the representatives of the new ecological brand to elaborate and further discuss the proposal to
d) Aqua Pharmaceuticals' board of directors has requested the representatives of the new ecological brand to elaborate on and further discuss the proposal to
e) The board of directors of Aqua Pharmaceuticals has requested the representatives of the new ecological brand to elaborate and briefly discuss the proposal to

Option D

The verb elaborate requires a preposition in order to logically connect to the proposal. The representatives are asked to elaborate on the proposal.

Why does elaborate require a preposition

Look at the non underined portion of the below sentence

like-ants-termites-have-an-elaborate-social-structure-in-39919.html
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27 Aug 2013, 07:41
OA is D

The verb elaborate requires a preposition in order to logically connect to the proposal. The representatives are asked to elaborate on the proposal.

What helps us identify this question as a Split Construction question and identify the mistake is the following Stop Sign:

A split construction: Verb A + and/or + Verb B + object

This answer choice corrects the original mistake by adding the required preposition on after the verb elaborate.
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29 Aug 2013, 01:26
D.. its an idiom question. Elaborate on someone/elaborate on something

http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/elaborate+on
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