GMAT Question of the Day - Daily to your Mailbox; hard ones only

 It is currently 23 Jun 2018, 09:02

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# The company’s efforts to seek advance orders for its computers will se

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Director
Joined: 29 Nov 2012
Posts: 819
The company’s efforts to seek advance orders for its computers will se [#permalink]

### Show Tags

Updated on: 07 Oct 2017, 20:45
5
30
00:00

Difficulty:

95% (hard)

Question Stats:

41% (01:11) correct 59% (01:18) wrong based on 1269 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

The company’s efforts to seek advance orders for its computers will set off an intense new phase with its chief rival, one determined more by how efficiently each company can produce computers than by their visions.

(A) one determined more by how efficiently each company can produce computers than by their visions.

(B) which will determine more how efficiently each company can produce computers than their visions

(C) which will determine more how efficiently each company can produce computers than by its visions

(D) one that will be determined more by how efficiently each company can produce computers than its visions.

(E) one determined more by how efficiently each company can produce computers as by its vision.

_________________

Click +1 Kudos if my post helped...

Amazing Free video explanation for all Quant questions from OG 13 and much more http://www.gmatquantum.com/og13th/

GMAT Prep software What if scenarios http://gmatclub.com/forum/gmat-prep-software-analysis-and-what-if-scenarios-146146.html

Originally posted by fozzzy on 11 Jun 2013, 01:18.
Last edited by hazelnut on 07 Oct 2017, 20:45, edited 1 time in total.
Edited the question.
VP
Status: Far, far away!
Joined: 02 Sep 2012
Posts: 1099
Location: Italy
Concentration: Finance, Entrepreneurship
GPA: 3.8
Re: The company’s efforts to seek advance orders for its computers will se [#permalink]

### Show Tags

11 Jun 2013, 02:06
5
3
The company’s efforts to seek advance orders for its computers will set off an intense new phase with its chief rival, one determined more by how efficiently each company can produce computers than by their visions.

B and C use "which", but it refers to the "chef rival":
B-C) which (chief rival) will determine more
this is logically not correct

a) one determined more by how efficiently each company can produce computers than by their visions.
d) one that will be determined more by how efficiently each company can produce computers than its visions.
e) one determined more by how efficiently each company can produce computers as by its vision.

Only A mantains a proper structure, hence is correct.
"their" refers to the companies, and more than one company is discussed in the passage "their visions" is required.
If I say "its vision" than I' m talking about a singolar company and the strcuture would not be correct, for example:
"determined by (how A and B produce) and by (how only A sells)" .
_________________

It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge that begins with experience.

Kant , Critique of Pure Reason

Tips and tricks: Inequalities , Mixture | Review: MGMAT workshop
Strategy: SmartGMAT v1.0 | Questions: Verbal challenge SC I-II- CR New SC set out !! , My Quant

Rules for Posting in the Verbal Forum - Rules for Posting in the Quant Forum[/size][/color][/b]

VP
Joined: 24 Aug 2011
Posts: 1427
Location: India
Concentration: Technology, Strategy
GMAT 1: 760 Q50 V42
GPA: 3.35
WE: Consulting (Computer Software)
Re: The company’s efforts to seek advance orders for its computers will se [#permalink]

### Show Tags

11 Jun 2013, 05:18
2
2
The company’s efforts to seek advance orders for its computers will set off an intense new phase with its chief rival, one determined more by how efficiently each company can produce computers than by their visions.

a) one determined more by how efficiently each company can produce computers than by their visions.
Correct
Correclty uses the idiom more by X than by Y

b) which will determine more how efficiently each company can produce computers than their visions
which modifies the touching noun, hence incorrect
c) which will determine more how efficiently each company can produce computers than by its visions
which modifies the touching noun, hence incorrect
d) one that will be determined more by how efficiently each company can produce computers than its visions.
should be than by its visions, parallelism error
e) one determined more by how efficiently each company can produce computers as by its vision.
more by X as by Y is idiomatically wrong,
it should be more by X than by Y

_________________

ISB Preparation Kit | GMAT Debrief

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Manager
Joined: 04 Apr 2013
Posts: 137
Re: The company’s efforts to seek advance orders for its computers will se [#permalink]

### Show Tags

23 Jun 2013, 19:59
1
Zarrolou, I agree that A maintains parallelism but I have a few questions. Please clarify

In A, " each" is singular. And also the sentence says the "Company's" but not "companies". So isnt the use of "thier" incorrect in A?
_________________

MGMAT1 - 540 ( Trying to improve )

VP
Status: Far, far away!
Joined: 02 Sep 2012
Posts: 1099
Location: Italy
Concentration: Finance, Entrepreneurship
GPA: 3.8
Re: The company’s efforts to seek advance orders for its computers will se [#permalink]

### Show Tags

23 Jun 2013, 23:17
1
Zarrolou, I agree that A maintains parallelism but I have a few questions. Please clarify

In A, " each" is singular. And also the sentence says the "Company's" but not "companies". So isnt the use of "thier" incorrect in A?

Yes, you're correct but the not underlined sentence talks about two "subjects/companies", so if we want to refer to both of them "their" is required.
The sentence talks about more than one company, so "their" is correct, even though the word "companies" does not appear in the sentence

The company’s efforts to seek advance orders for its computers will set off an intense new phase with its chief rival

Hope it's clear
_________________

It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge that begins with experience.

Kant , Critique of Pure Reason

Tips and tricks: Inequalities , Mixture | Review: MGMAT workshop
Strategy: SmartGMAT v1.0 | Questions: Verbal challenge SC I-II- CR New SC set out !! , My Quant

Rules for Posting in the Verbal Forum - Rules for Posting in the Quant Forum[/size][/color][/b]

Manager
Joined: 09 Apr 2013
Posts: 197
Location: United States
Concentration: Finance, Economics
GMAT 1: 710 Q44 V44
GMAT 2: 740 Q48 V44
GPA: 3.1
WE: Sales (Mutual Funds and Brokerage)
Re: The company’s efforts to seek advance orders for its computers will se [#permalink]

### Show Tags

24 Jun 2013, 21:59
I see how A is correct due to parallelism, but I don't like how the first part is future tense but the second part is "determined" which is past tense. I focused on that instead of the "by" that's missing...

can someone elaborate on why that tense switch is OK?
Manager
Status: Time to apply!
Joined: 24 Aug 2011
Posts: 164
Location: India
Concentration: Finance, Entrepreneurship
GMAT 1: 600 Q48 V25
GMAT 2: 660 Q50 V29
GMAT 3: 690 Q49 V34
GPA: 3.2
WE: Engineering (Computer Software)
Re: The company’s efforts to seek advance orders for its computers will se [#permalink]

### Show Tags

07 Sep 2013, 04:11
Could someone explain why we have used "their" in (A). The explanations given till date are not that clear to me
Thanks!
_________________

Didn't give up !!! Still Trying!!

Manager
Joined: 15 Apr 2013
Posts: 74
Location: India
Concentration: Finance, General Management
Schools: ISB '15
WE: Account Management (Other)
Re: The company’s efforts to seek advance orders for its computers will se [#permalink]

### Show Tags

07 Sep 2013, 04:57
1
I am not comfortable with use of their in the choice A. That is the reason why I rejected the choice handsdown.
Senior Manager
Joined: 07 Jul 2012
Posts: 335
Location: India
Concentration: Finance, Accounting
GPA: 3.5
Re: The company’s efforts to seek advance orders for its computers will se [#permalink]

### Show Tags

07 Sep 2013, 12:51
2
The company’s efforts to seek advance orders for its computers will set off an intense new phase with its chief rival, one determined more by how efficiently each company can produce computers than by their visions.

Here, the first part of the sentence focuses on company's efforts even though sentence uses antecedent ITS in the sentence . But the second part of the sentence begins with "one" that refers to "efforts" put by the company. As we have more X than Y idiom in the second part, X uses by how efficiently each company. Here word "each" talks about more than one company, so to keep other part also parallel we must use "their."

Hence A

Kudos please..... if you like my explanation.
_________________

Kindly hit kudos if my post helps!

Intern
Joined: 26 Sep 2012
Posts: 15
Location: United States
GMAT Date: 06-27-2014
GPA: 3.2
Re: The company’s efforts to seek advance orders for its computers will se [#permalink]

### Show Tags

07 Sep 2013, 21:46
B, C change the meaning somehow. one determined by and which will determine convey different meanings.

Between A,D and E - A maintains the parallelism.
Senior Manager
Joined: 03 Dec 2012
Posts: 293
Re: The company’s efforts to seek advance orders for its computers will se [#permalink]

### Show Tags

21 Nov 2013, 19:34
Can somebody explain what this sentence means? I have no clue what the underlined portion wants to convey.
Retired Moderator
Joined: 16 Jun 2012
Posts: 1079
Location: United States
Re: The company’s efforts to seek advance orders for its computers will se [#permalink]

### Show Tags

21 Nov 2013, 23:02
2
mohnish104 wrote:
Can somebody explain what this sentence means? I have no clue what the underlined portion wants to convey.

Hi mohnish

This question uses structure Noun+noun modifier. ==> Noun + noun modifier can modify:
(1) Preceding noun
(2) Preceding clause
(3) Any noun in the preceding clause.

The company’s efforts to seek advance orders for its computers will set off an intense new phase with its chief rival, one determined more by how efficiently each company can produce computers than by their visions.

In the underlined portion, "a new phase" is replaced by "one". The meaning is: The company's efforts start a new phase, which is determined more by how efficiently each company can produce computers than by their visions.

The blue parts keep the two parts of the sentence parallel in meaning.

Hope it helps.
_________________

Please +1 KUDO if my post helps. Thank you.

"Designing cars consumes you; it has a hold on your spirit which is incredibly powerful. It's not something you can do part time, you have do it with all your heart and soul or you're going to get it wrong."

Chris Bangle - Former BMW Chief of Design.

Senior Manager
Joined: 03 Dec 2012
Posts: 293
Re: The company’s efforts to seek advance orders for its computers will se [#permalink]

### Show Tags

21 Nov 2013, 23:58
pqhai wrote:
mohnish104 wrote:
Can somebody explain what this sentence means? I have no clue what the underlined portion wants to convey.

Hi mohnish

This question uses structure Noun+noun modifier. ==> Noun + noun modifier can modify:
(1) Preceding noun
(2) Preceding clause
(3) Any noun in the preceding clause.

The company’s efforts to seek advance orders for its computers will set off an intense new phase with its chief rival, one determined more by how efficiently each company can produce computers than by their visions.

In the underlined portion, "a new phase" is replaced by "one". The meaning is: The company's efforts start a new phase, which is determined more by how efficiently each company can produce computers than by their visions.

The blue parts keep the two parts of the sentence parallel in meaning.

Hope it helps.

Thanks pqhai, I didn't understand this particular part "than by their visons" like how efficiently each company can produce computers than by their visions. What do/does visions mean in this context?
Retired Moderator
Joined: 16 Jun 2012
Posts: 1079
Location: United States
Re: The company’s efforts to seek advance orders for its computers will se [#permalink]

### Show Tags

22 Nov 2013, 00:24
2
mohnish104 wrote:
pqhai wrote:
mohnish104 wrote:
Can somebody explain what this sentence means? I have no clue what the underlined portion wants to convey.

Hi mohnish

This question uses structure Noun+noun modifier. ==> Noun + noun modifier can modify:
(1) Preceding noun
(2) Preceding clause
(3) Any noun in the preceding clause.

The company’s efforts to seek advance orders for its computers will set off an intense new phase with its chief rival, one determined more by how efficiently each company can produce computers than by their visions.

In the underlined portion, "a new phase" is replaced by "one". The meaning is: The company's efforts start a new phase, which is determined more by how efficiently each company can produce computers than by their visions.

The blue parts keep the two parts of the sentence parallel in meaning.

Hope it helps.

Thanks pqhai, I didn't understand this particular part "than by their visons" like how efficiently each company can produce computers than by their visions. What do/does visions mean in this context?

Mohnish

"vision" is a business terminology in this sentence. "vision" means how a company decide its goals in the mid-term or long-term future to be successful. For example: The CEO's vision is to make his clothing shop become the largest fashion retail stores chain all over the world.

Back to this question: a rephrased version of this question is:
The company's efforts start a new phase, which is determined more by how efficiently each company can produce computers than by how each company decides its goals in the future.

You can understand the question like: the company should try its best NOW rather than think about goals in the FUTURE.

Hope it's clear.
_________________

Please +1 KUDO if my post helps. Thank you.

"Designing cars consumes you; it has a hold on your spirit which is incredibly powerful. It's not something you can do part time, you have do it with all your heart and soul or you're going to get it wrong."

Chris Bangle - Former BMW Chief of Design.

Senior Manager
Joined: 03 Dec 2012
Posts: 293
Re: The company’s efforts to seek advance orders for its computers will se [#permalink]

### Show Tags

22 Nov 2013, 02:24
Thanks a lot pqhai. The sentence makes much sense now.
Intern
Joined: 24 Jun 2013
Posts: 13
Schools: HBS '17
GMAT 1: 710 Q49 V37
GMAT 2: 700 Q49 V35
Re: The company’s efforts to seek advance orders for its computers will se [#permalink]

### Show Tags

11 Jan 2014, 20:12
2
Hi,

I am really confused about option A.

In the MGMAT SC Book, it is clearly mentioned that when 'each' precedes a subject / compound plural subject, it always takes a singular verb.
For example -
Each of these shirts is pretty.

When it follows, it has no bearing on the verb form.
For example -
They each are great tennis players.

Could some MGMAT expert please explain how this sentence is an exception?

Thanks!
Manager
Status: A mind once opened never loses..!
Joined: 05 Mar 2015
Posts: 215
Location: India
MISSION : 800
WE: Design (Manufacturing)
Re: The company’s efforts to seek advance orders for its computers will se [#permalink]

### Show Tags

07 Jun 2015, 06:03
ashutoshr wrote:
Hi,

I am really confused about option A.

In the MGMAT SC Book, it is clearly mentioned that when 'each' precedes a subject / compound plural subject, it always takes a singular verb.
For example -
Each of these shirts is pretty.

When it follows, it has no bearing on the verb form.
For example -
They each are great tennis players.

Could some MGMAT expert please explain how this sentence is an exception?

Thanks!

You are right but logically A is correct for the following reasons

>In such a situation just eliminate

>look for logical and parallel comparison

(B) and (C) eliminated because they seem to be modifying “chief rival”
(D) the “by” is required to make the construction parallel and “its visions” needs to be the plural “their visions”.
(E) "More than" is correct usage
_________________

Thank you

+KUDOS

> I CAN, I WILL <

Manager
Joined: 12 Jan 2015
Posts: 211
Re: The company’s efforts to seek advance orders for its computers will se [#permalink]

### Show Tags

30 May 2016, 06:45
Hi chetan2u,

Can you please assist, how could A be OA. I agree that all other options are incorrect but its the first time that I come across with a question in which the antecedent of "their" is not Explicitly written.

As far as I have learned that antecedent MUST exist. I am not able to understand the usage of "their" in correct sentence.

Thanks and Regards,
Prakhar
_________________

Thanks and Regards,
Prakhar

Manhattan Prep Instructor
Joined: 22 Mar 2011
Posts: 1269
Re: The company’s efforts to seek advance orders for its computers will se [#permalink]

### Show Tags

30 May 2016, 12:28
9
1
I don't think the GMAT would use "their" the way it is used in A, but the other answers are really egregiously bad, so as long as we know who "their" is supposed to refer to, it still looks like the best choice. If I were going to defend this answer choice, I'd say that the antecedent is there in compound form: the company and its rival. However, since "company" isn't even used in non-possessive form, I'm not too inclined to defend this answer. Throw it out!
_________________

Dmitry Farber | Manhattan GMAT Instructor | New York

Manhattan GMAT Discount | Manhattan GMAT Course Reviews | View Instructor Profile |
Manhattan GMAT Reviews

Manager
Joined: 21 Apr 2016
Posts: 185
Re: The company’s efforts to seek advance orders for its computers will se [#permalink]

### Show Tags

15 Sep 2016, 16:28
Isn't "their" incorrect in (A)? If (A) were without this error, it would have sounded better among the answer choices.

Could someone clarify?
Re: The company’s efforts to seek advance orders for its computers will se   [#permalink] 15 Sep 2016, 16:28

Go to page    1   2    Next  [ 29 posts ]

Display posts from previous: Sort by