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# The combination of technical expertise, commercial enterprise and that

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The combination of technical expertise, commercial enterprise and that the government backs them judiciously should ensure Italian firms continuing to innovate and gain competitively in world markets.

(A) that the government backs them judiciously should ensure Italian firms continuing

(B) the government backing them judiciously should ensure Italian firms of being about to continue

(C) judicious government backing should ensure that Italian firms will continue

(D) the government’s judicious backing should ensure Italian firms that they will continue

(E) the government to back them judiciously should ensure Italian firms of continuing

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25 Oct 2018, 12:24
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A,B & E out.... not parallel.
D ..... distorts meaning.
C... the best choice .
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29 Oct 2018, 05:09
Bunuel wrote:
The combination of technical expertise, commercial enterprise and that the government backs them judiciously should ensure Italian firms continuing to innovate and gain competitively in world markets.

(A) that the government backs them judiciously should ensure Italian firms continuing

(B) the government backing them judiciously should ensure Italian firms of being about to continue

(C) judicious government backing should ensure that Italian firms will continue

(D) the government’s judicious backing should ensure Italian firms that they will continue

(E) the government to back them judiciously should ensure Italian firms of continuing

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C.

When you see a list or series, ask yourself “Are all the listed items similar grammatically and logically?”The phrase that matches “technical expertise” and “com- mercial enterprise” is “judicious government back- ing,” in (C). (D) is close but it’s not as compact, and GMAT often rewards compact language. Also, (D)’s “ensure Italianfirms that they will” is unclear.
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08 Nov 2018, 10:18
Bunuel wrote:
The combination of technical expertise, commercial enterprise and that the government backs them judiciously should ensure Italian firms continuing to innovate and gain competitively in world markets.

(A) that the government backs them judiciously should ensure Italian firms continuing

(B) the government backing them judiciously should ensure Italian firms of being about to continue

(C) judicious government backing should ensure that Italian firms will continue

(D) the government’s judicious backing should ensure Italian firms that they will continue

(E) the government to back them judiciously should ensure Italian firms of continuing

the list requires parallel quantities..
so between C and D...

In option D, the pronoun they is ambiguous, hence we can go for option C
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