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New post 26 Jul 2015, 01:41
The thing to remember here is that the deal is yet to be completed; the company will purchase the new division sometime later. So the part of the deal that makes it the largest blah –blah will also happen only in the future.

a) million, which is part of a deal that will make -- future tense is ok, but the reference for which is wrong. It is the purchase that is part of the deal and not $950 M
b) million, a part of a deal that makes --- present tense is wrong

c) million, a part of a deal making --- the present participle is wrong

d) million as a part of a deal to make --- infinitive to make is wrong; This changes the meaning that the deal’s purpose itself is to make it the largest company

e) million as part of a deal that will make --- use of future tense is correct; hence the correct answer
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New post 13 Sep 2015, 20:13
I this this is hardest question in gmatprep
the point here is difference between
as part of a deal
and
comma+part of a deal

the fisrt modifies the main verb
the second sumurize the main clause. wrong

honestly, I can not clearly why part of a deal is wrong here.

I love a british girl, a fact everybody know

is correct. I think, because a fact sumarize the main clause

very hard, anyone know, pls, help
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32. The computer company has announced that it will purchase the color-printing division of a rival company for $950 million, which is part of a deal that will make it the largest manufacturer in the office color-printing market,
A) million, which is part of a deal that will make
B) million, a part of a deal that makes
C) million, part of a deal making
D) million as a part of a deal to make
E) million as part of a deal that will make

I think this question is discussed before but I chose wrong answers both times ... can some one explain in details why each option is wrong/write?


First of all, meaning of the sentence is important. Here the announcement is about future act of the company. That future act (act of purchasing) will result in future effect (that will make company the largest manufacturer). Hence, we need future tense.

Option B is out as it uses simple present tense.

Option C – Though ing modifier rightly modifies a deal, option C makes tense error. Nothing in this option offers use to conlcude that something will happen in future.

Option A – ‘which’ wrongly modifies 950 million. It should have rightly modifieed ‘purchase’. Additionally, purchase in this option is used as a verb – ‘will purchase’. Which cannot modify the verb. Hence, this option is wrong.

Option D – deal is not made with purpose to make company largest manufacturer. Hence, this option changes the meaning.

Option E – ‘that’ correctly modifies a deal. This option correctly uses future tense. It is the right option.
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32. The computer company has announced that it will purchase the color-printing division of a rival company for $950 million, which is part of a deal that will make it the largest manufacturer in the office color-printing market,
A) million, which is part of a deal that will make
B) million, a part of a deal that makes
C) million, part of a deal making
D) million as a part of a deal to make
E) million as part of a deal that will make


Issue here can be solved by understanding the MEANING itself :!: - A,B & C can be eliminated right away. (mind 'IT' after underline portion, you'll get it)


Out of D & E - 'It' doesn't make sense if one selects D, meaning is distorted. It can even refer to "the deal".

Left out with E - 'that' in the answer clarifies what exactly is going to be the largest manufacturer.
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32. The computer company has announced that it will purchase the color-printing division of a rival company for $950 million, which is part of a deal that will make it the largest manufacturer in the office color-printing market,
A) million, which is part of a deal that will make
B) million, a part of a deal that makes
C) million, part of a deal making
D) million as a part of a deal to make
E) million as part of a deal that will make

I think this question is discussed before but I chose wrong answers both times ... can some one explain in details why each option is wrong/write?


grammar books discuss about many kinds of adverb.

a part of is an adverb which sumarize the previous sentence, namely "company announced" or "it purchase" . we can understand that "company has announced" and this phenominon is a part of. NO sense. also, we can understand that "it purchase" and this phenomenon is a part of a deal. no sense. "part of a deal" can not a sumary of one of 2 previous sentenses.

in E
purchase as a part of
a part of modifies "purchase". make sense.
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It doesn't make sense to say that $950 million is part of a deal that will make the company the largest manufacturer. The purchase of the rival company is part of a deal, but the price itself is not.
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I am a struggling GMAT student and hope someone will help me with the explanation on why answer choice "B" is not correct. I choose B only for the reason Company -> Singular and hence it should have "Makes" which is singular.
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I am a struggling GMAT student and hope someone will help me with the explanation on why answer choice "B" is not correct. I choose B only for the reason Company -> Singular and hence it should have "Makes" which is singular.

Hi getisb, that in B is modifying deal, not company.


Hi EducationAisle

Should that modify deal ?

deal that makes the company --> is correct and that is what is in E as well.

I eliminated for the reason
First part was Independent clause next is dependent clause.

and pattern for complex sentence is :

DC,IC ( with comma) and IC DC ( no comma if IC comes first)

so i eliminated..
but if there is an better way .. i would like to learn.
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I eliminated for the reason
First part was Independent clause next is dependent clause.

Hi Shrivathsan, are you talking about option B?

If yes, then second part is not a dependent clause in B; it's just a phrase.
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Hi Shrivathsan, are you talking about option B?

If yes, then second part is not a dependent clause in B; it's just a phrase.


Is the entire second part phrase ? we have that which starts an dependent clause right ..

plus then please explain why we eliminate B then
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Second part is not a stand alone Dependent clause, but has the following structure: phrase (a part of a deal) + a Dependent clause (that makes it the largest manufacturer in the office color-printing market).

Such structures serve as phrases (in this case, more specifically, it's called an appositive).

In B, the meaning is incorrect. It seems to suggest that $950 million is part of a deal!

However, the intended meaning is that the purchase (of the color-printing division) is being done as part of the deal.
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The computer company has announced that it will purchase the color-printing division of a rival company for $950 million, which is part of a deal that will make it the largest manufacturer in the office color-printing market,

Issue: Verb form

Analysis:
1. The non-underlined part of the sentence states that "computer company will purchase". Since, this event happens in future, the verb "be" should also be in future. So, the correct phrase is "a deal that will make...."
2. "which" is used incorrectly here to refer to the entire clause.


A) million, which is part of a deal that will make
- "Which" does not have a referent

B) million, a part of a deal that makes
- "a part" does not have a referent
- Incorrect verb form "makes"


C) million, part of a deal making
- "part" does not have a referent
- Incorrect verb form "making"


D) million as a part of a deal to make
- In correct verb form

E) million as part of a deal that will make

Answer: (E)
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The computer company has announced that it will purchase the color-printing division of a rival company for $950 million, which is part of a deal that will make it the largest manufacturer in the office color-printing market.

A) million, which is part of a deal that will make
--> which wrongly modifies 950 million.

B) million, a part of a deal that makes
--> we are talking about an action that will happen in the future, not at the present --> the use of present tense is wrong.

C) million, part of a deal making

D) million as a part of a deal to make
--> make it the largest manufacturer.. is the consequence, not the purpose of purchase the color-printing division... --> the use of to make is wrong.

E) million as part of a deal that will make
--> correct.
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Answer choice 'E' is correct - The future tense is used throughout and the sentence structure is clear.
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The computer company has announced that it will purchase the color-printing division of a rival company for $950 million, which is part of a deal that will make it the largest manufacturer in the office color-printing market.

(A) million, which is part of a deal that will make

Wrong modification , which modifies millions Incorrect

(B) million, a part of a deal that makes

incorrect

(C) million, a part of a deal making

incorrect

(D) million as a part of a deal to make

Meaning error ; "to make" indicates purpose , purpose of deal was not make the company largest

(E) million as part of a deal that will make

correct
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The computer company has announced that it will purchase the color-printing division of a rival company for $950 million, which is part of a deal that will make it the largest manufacturer in the office color-printing market.

(A) million, which is part of a deal that will make - usage of which to refer to 950 million $ is incorrect

(B) million, a part of a deal that makes - tense issue - we need future tense ; the actual amount of $950 million is not "(a) part of a deal - it's the purchase / acquisition of the rival company's color printing division that's part of the deal. therefore, this is a misplaced modifier.

(C) million, a part of a deal making - the actual amount of $950 million is not "(a) part of a deal.

(D) million as a part of a deal to make - usage of infinitive is incorrect as the purpose of deal is not make the company the largest one in color printing market

(E) million as part of a deal that will make - Correct

Answer E
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The computer company has announced that it will purchase the color-printing division of a rival company for $950 million, which is part of a deal that will make it the largest manufacturer in the office color-printing market.

(A) million, which is part of a deal that will make -Which is wrongly modifying million $

(B) million, a part of a deal that makes -"part of deal" doesn't make in largest manufacturer

(C) million, a part of a deal making -"part of deal" doesn't make in largest manufacturer

(D) million as a part of a deal to make -"to make" is wrongly used here. We are talking about the outcome of a deal, not the purpose

(E) million as part of a deal that will make -Correct
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(A) million, which is part of a deal that will make
here we are not sure if which refers to 950 million$ or the company or or it's purchase. Hence, incorrect.

(B) million, a part of a deal that makes
Here it seems incomplete as the sentence is nor telling or implying what exactly is part of the deal. Hence, incorrect.

(C) million, a part of a deal making
Here it seems incomplete as the sentence is nor telling or implying what exactly is part of the deal. Hence, incorrect.

(D) million as a part of a deal to make
Here the implied meaning is that the deal is being made only to make the company the largest manufacturer. Hence, incorrect.

(E) million as part of a deal that will make
Correct meaning is implied and grammaticaly also it is correct. Hence, correct.
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D Wrong. This sentence is a little awkward (the article a in a part is unnecessary) and says something rather different; as a part of a deal to make suggests that the deal itself includes making the company the largest manufacturer rather than its being the outcome of the deal.
E Correct. The future tense is used throughout and the sentence structure is clear.
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