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The company's chief executive, whose technological expertise, views on the future of the industry, and decision-making style were impressive to the managers who worked with her, was also acknowledged as a leading strategist by many people outside her firm, including executives at rival companies, whose approaches often differed substantially from her own.

(A) were impressive to the managers who worked with her, was also acknowledged as a leading strategist by many people outside her firm, including executives at rival
companies, whose approaches often differed substantially from

(B) impressed the managers who worked with her, also was acknowledged as a leading strategist by many people outside her firm, including executives at rival companies, whose approaches often differed substantially from

(C) was impressive to the managers who worked with her, was also acknowledged as a leading strategist by many people outside her firm, that included executives at rival
companies, whose approaches were different substantially in comparison to

(D) was impressive to the managers who worked with her, also acknowledged as a leading strategist by many people outside her firm, who included executives at rival
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(E) were an impression to the managers who worked with her, also was acknowledged as a leading strategist by many people outside her firm, including executives at rival companies, whose approaches were often substantially different from that of
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The company's chief executive, whose technological expertise, views on the future of the industry, and decision-making style were impressive to the managers who worked with her, was also acknowledged as a leading strategist by many people outside her firm, including executives at rival companies, whose approaches often differed substantially from her own.
(A) were impressive to the managers who worked with her, was also acknowledged as a leading strategist by many people outside her firm, including executives at rival companies, whose approaches often differed substantially from
(B) impressed the managers who worked with her, also was acknowledged as a leading strategist by many people outside her firm, including executives at rival companies, whose approaches often differed substantially from
(C) was impressive to the managers who worked with her, was also acknowledged as a leading strategist by many people outside her firm, that included executives at rival companies, whose approaches were different substantially in comparison to
(D) was impressive to the managers who worked with her, also acknowledged as a leading strategist by many people outside her firm, who included executives at rival companies, the approaches of whom differed substantially when compared to
(E) were an impression to the managers who worked with her, also was acknowledged as a leading strategist by many people outside her firm, including executives at rival companies, whose approaches were often substantially different from that of

Dear avohden & dentobizz
Thank you for your private messages. I am happy to give my two cents on this question.

I searched the web and was not able to find any source for this question --- for all I know, perhaps ykaiim made it himself. I would say this question is a faulty question, as are many questions that generate the most discussion and confusion on GC.

The word "also" is an adverb, NOT a conjunction, and it absolutely cannot be used to link two clauses or two verbs in parallel. The word "also" often accompanies a bonafide conjunction ("and also", "but also") but is not a conjunction on its own. Thus, all five answer choices are run-on sentences. I don't know what the question author was trying to test on this question, but that author apparently did not understand the basics of grammar.

The very best think you can do for your GMAT preparedness would be to pretend that this question does not exist.

Remember, if you can't determine the source, don't make it your default assumption that something in the form of a GMAT SC is actually a good question. Make it your default assumption that a question without a source may not be worth anything at all, and if it generates a great deal of controversy about the OA, then that's further evidence that it just may not be a good question. A good SC question may be tricky, but usually once someone points out the fundamental issues, most people will fall into agreement.

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I was torn between A & B and went with B for the the active voice instead of the passive voice. I know passive is not inherently wrong but is not preferred on the GMAT. I also noticed the difference between the "was also" and "also was". Out of curiosity I looked up the difference to see which one is correct or more correct. The following are the rules for the use of "also".

How to Use It - “Also” is used in positive sentences, to show agreement or something in common.

Alice can join us. Helene can also join us. | Mahmoud speaks French. Renata also speaks French.
Leilani likes to read novels. She also likes to read poetry. He is also becoming a teacher. We were also there.

Where to Place It “Also” comes before a single action verb.

Renata also speaks French. She also likes to read poetry.

Except… “Also” comes after a modal or “to be” verb, and before the infinitive.

We were also there. | Helene can also join us. | He is also becoming a teacher.

Source http://kaplaninternational.com/blog/how-to-use-also-too/

Back to sentence and answer choices. In both sentences the use of "to be" is in the form of was. Therefore, it is correct to put the "also" after the "was" and before the infinitive. It seems like A is correct. I know that is what some others had said, but since the OA was not specified, I needed to quell my curiosity.

(A) The company's chief executive, .... , was also acknowledged .....

(B) The company's chief executive, .... , also was acknowledged .....

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(A) were impressive to the managers who worked with her, was also acknowledged as a leading strategist by many people outside her firm, including executives at rival
companies, whose approaches often differed substantially from

(B) impressed the managers who worked with her, also was acknowledged as a leading strategist by many people outside her firm, including executives at rival companies, whose approaches often differed substantially from

(C) was impressive to the managers who worked with her, was also acknowledged as a leading strategist by many people outside her firm, that included executives at rival
companies, whose approaches were different substantially in comparison to

(D) was impressive to the managers who worked with her, also acknowledged as a leading strategist by many people outside her firm, who included executives at rival
companies, the approaches of whom differed substantially when compared to

(E) were an impression to the managers who worked with her, also was acknowledged as a leading strategist by many people outside her firm, including executives at rival companies, whose approaches were often substantially different from that of
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30 May 2010, 05:44
IMO A. The choice was between a and b, didn't like 'also was' in B
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30 May 2010, 17:51
I am going for B, because it uses impressed (one word) instead of were impressive (two words)
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25 Apr 2012, 10:56
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I am going for B, because it uses impressed (one word) instead of were impressive (two words)

Yeah it uses active voice instead of passive voice but rest of the sentence is awkward.
The company's chief executive also was acknowledged as a leading strategist by many people outside her firm

hence A is correct
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23 Jul 2012, 22:10
Good question I chose b blindly ! Like said..passive voice is not wrong! Big learning for me!

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09 Oct 2013, 12:29
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The company's chief executive, whose technological expertise, views on the future of the industry, and decision-making style were impressive to the managers who worked with her, was also acknowledged as a leading strategist by many people outside her firm, including executives at rival companies, whose approaches often differed substantially from her own.

(A) were impressive to the managers who worked with her, was also acknowledged as a leading strategist by many people outside her firm, including executives at rival
companies, whose approaches often differed substantially from

(B) impressed the managers who worked with her, also was acknowledged as a leading strategist by many people outside her firm, including executives at rival companies, whose approaches often differed substantially from

(C) was impressive to the managers who worked with her, was also acknowledged as a leading strategist by many people outside her firm, that included executives at rival
companies, whose approaches were different substantially in comparison to

(D) was impressive to the managers who worked with her, also acknowledged as a leading strategist by many people outside her firm, who included executives at rival
companies, the approaches of whom differed substantially when compared to

(E) were an impression to the managers who worked with her, also was acknowledged as a leading strategist by many people outside her firm, including executives at rival companies, whose approaches were often substantially different from that of

Its a B for me. I eliminated A for "were impressive" this tells me that its no more impressive.
B. says Impessed which tells me nothing about a change in his expertise, views and DM.

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Hi,
The correct idiom is differed from hence a is right
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I was torn between A & B and went with B for the the active voice instead of the passive voice. I know passive is not inherently wrong but is not preferred on the GMAT. I also noticed the difference between the "was also" and "also was". Out of curiosity I looked up the difference to see which one is correct or more correct. The following are the rules for the use of "also".

How to Use It - “Also” is used in positive sentences, to show agreement or something in common.

Alice can join us. Helene can also join us. | Mahmoud speaks French. Renata also speaks French.
Leilani likes to read novels. She also likes to read poetry. He is also becoming a teacher. We were also there.

Where to Place It “Also” comes before a single action verb.

Renata also speaks French. She also likes to read poetry.

Except… “Also” comes after a modal or “to be” verb, and before the infinitive.

We were also there. | Helene can also join us. | He is also becoming a teacher.

Source http://kaplaninternational.com/blog/how-to-use-also-too/

Back to sentence and answer choices. In both sentences the use of "to be" is in the form of was. Therefore, it is correct to put the "also" after the "was" and before the infinitive. It seems like A is correct. I know that is what some others had said, but since the OA was not specified, I needed to quell my curiosity.

(A) The company's chief executive, .... , was also acknowledged .....

(B) The company's chief executive, .... , also was acknowledged .....

Hope this helps.

Hey all, so are we all on the same page with OA being A for this one?
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The company's chief executive, whose technological expertise, views on the future of the industry, and decision-making style were impressive to the managers who worked with her, was also acknowledged as a leading strategist by many people outside her firm, including executives at rival companies, whose approaches often differed substantially from her own.

(A) were impressive to the managers who worked with her, was also acknowledged as a leading strategist by many people outside her firm, including executives at rival
companies, whose approaches often differed substantially from

(B) impressed the managers who worked with her, also was acknowledged as a leading strategist by many people outside her firm, including executives at rival companies, whose approaches often differed substantially from

(C) was impressive to the managers who worked with her, was also acknowledged as a leading strategist by many people outside her firm, that included executives at rival
companies, whose approaches were different substantially in comparison to

(D) was impressive to the managers who worked with her, also acknowledged as a leading strategist by many people outside her firm, who included executives at rival
companies, the approaches of whom differed substantially when compared to

(E) were an impression to the managers who worked with her, also was acknowledged as a leading strategist by many people outside her firm, including executives at rival companies, whose approaches were often substantially different from that of

hi ykaiim,
PLs. provide the OA and the source of the problem
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As this question was posted in 2010 and ykaiim last visted the forum in August 2012, I don't think a response is forthcoming. I checked the net for any other postings of this question and the only other place this question is posted is on BTG. The responses there indicated A was answer. I think its safe to conclude that A is the OA but I will pm an expert for a unofficial resolution.
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PLs. provide the OA and the source of the problem

As this question was posted in 2010 and ykaiim last visted the forum in August 2012, I don't think a response is forthcoming. I checked the net for any other postings of this question and the only other place this question is posted is on BTG. The responses there indicated A was answer. I think its safe to conclude that A is the OA but I will pm an expert for a unofficial resolution.

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LOL mike - Good advice! Sometimes the takeaway from a practice question is to not take anything away from the question.
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ykaiim wrote:
The company's chief executive, whose technological expertise, views on the future of the industry, and decision-making style were impressive to the managers who worked with her, was also acknowledged as a leading strategist by many people outside her firm, including executives at rival companies, whose approaches often differed substantially from her own.
(A) were impressive to the managers who worked with her, was also acknowledged as a leading strategist by many people outside her firm, including executives at rival companies, whose approaches often differed substantially from
(B) impressed the managers who worked with her, also was acknowledged as a leading strategist by many people outside her firm, including executives at rival companies, whose approaches often differed substantially from
(C) was impressive to the managers who worked with her, was also acknowledged as a leading strategist by many people outside her firm, that included executives at rival companies, whose approaches were different substantially in comparison to
(D) was impressive to the managers who worked with her, also acknowledged as a leading strategist by many people outside her firm, who included executives at rival companies, the approaches of whom differed substantially when compared to
(E) were an impression to the managers who worked with her, also was acknowledged as a leading strategist by many people outside her firm, including executives at rival companies, whose approaches were often substantially different from that of

Dear avohden & dentobizz
Thank you for your private messages. I am happy to give my two cents on this question.

I searched the web and was not able to find any source for this question --- for all I know, perhaps ykaiim made it himself. I would say this question is a faulty question, as are many questions that generate the most discussion and confusion on GC.

The word "also" is an adverb, NOT a conjunction, and it absolutely cannot be used to link two clauses or two verbs in parallel. The word "also" often accompanies a bonafide conjunction ("and also", "but also") but is not a conjunction on its own. Thus, all five answer choices are run-on sentences. I don't know what the question author was trying to test on this question, but that author apparently did not understand the basics of grammar.

The very best think you can do for your GMAT preparedness would be to pretend that this question does not exist.

Remember, if you can't determine the source, don't make it your default assumption that something in the form of a GMAT SC is actually a good question. Make it your default assumption that a question without a source may not be worth anything at all, and if it generates a great deal of controversy about the OA, then that's further evidence that it just may not be a good question. A good SC question may be tricky, but usually once someone points out the fundamental issues, most people will fall into agreement.

Does all this make sense?
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Thank you Mike for clearing that up. I cent percent concur with you on that
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