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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 (B) million, a part of a deal that makes (C) million, a 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 [Reveal] Spoiler: OA If you have any questions you can ask an expert New! Senior Manager Joined: 12 Mar 2007 Posts: 272 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 94 [1] , given: 2 Re: The computer company has announced that it will purchase the [#permalink] ### Show Tags 03 Jun 2007, 16:42 1 This post received KUDOS LM wrote: UMB wrote: B. Nopes! The correct answer is "E". I picked D at first, but E is better. The original sentence expressed certainty with 'will make', the answer should too. Manager Joined: 08 Dec 2006 Posts: 89 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 16 [0], given: 0 Re: The computer company has announced that it will purchase the [#permalink] ### Show Tags 04 Jun 2007, 19:05 WILL" is required here to show something that will happen in future after thet company has announced bla blah blah..... Down to AE A is out coz 'which' reference which is wrong Go with E In D an extra 'a' between as & part is making the sentence unidiomatic. Hence we can go for E . Director Joined: 17 Sep 2005 Posts: 910 Followers: 4 Kudos [?]: 78 [0], given: 0 Re: The computer company has announced that it will purchase the [#permalink] ### Show Tags 04 Jun 2007, 20:33 LM wrote: 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.
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

It's straight E.
Also notice the use of "will" in E.

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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? http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/the ... t2673.html Good explanation by Ron Director Joined: 05 Jun 2009 Posts: 824 WE 1: 7years (Financial Services - Consultant, BA) Followers: 11 Kudos [?]: 322 [2] , given: 106 Re: The computer company has announced that it will purchase the [#permalink] ### Show Tags 17 Aug 2009, 07:35 2 This post received KUDOS Thanks for the link. Good explanation for usage of 'a part of' and 'part of' In this case, E is correct. IMO as purchase is part of the deal and not$950 million - A, B, C incorrectly uses comma

I picked E, because deal is the one that will make ....

but there is one more explanation given in the link why D is wrong?
'to make it' is incorrect as the subject in that case is 'company', and 'itself' should be used instead of 'it'.

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15 May 2010, 23:11
IMO E.

Reasons: Mentioned below.

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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 1. Which and That in a sentence are incorrect usage. Moreover,$950ml is part of a deal. So, placing ",which" modifies $950ml which is Incorrect. So, A is out. B) million, a part of a deal that makes a part of a deal....that makes - This implies that there are other parts equivalent to or more than$950ml. Also, MAKES is incorrect. Will Make is required here as a future tense is in introductory clause.

C) million, part of a deal making
MAKING is wrong as no progressive sense.

D) million as a part of a deal to make
Similar to B.

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

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?

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23 Nov 2011, 21:34
A future deal will not make a company a NO 1 in present, so 'D' is not true..
If the sentence was framed as 'the companys buys......' then D would have been an ideal choice.
But here, the company is yet to buy, so 'will make' is the correct answer choice.

Anyways, you have pointed the same in your last sentence...
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23 Nov 2011, 22:46
+1 E

D says the person is making it the largest manufacturer, but indeed the deal is making the company a largest manufacturer,

Hope it clarifies
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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 B) million, a part of a deal that makes C) million, a 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 Hi Experts, Request you to please share your reasoning on the following doubts - Doubt 1: OG explanation says that " The appositive phrase requires a clear antecedent; making does not indicate future tense" However, as per -ing rules, ing modifiers are tenseless, and thus adopts the tense from the clause that it modifies. So, I believe, we can write option C as - a part of a deal that will make...... the tense can be adopted from the previous clause since it is the outcome of that clause. Please enlighten. Doubt 2- What is the difference between a part of vs part of vs the part of . Thanks H _________________ +1 Kudos me, Help me unlocking GMAT Club Tests Director Joined: 05 Sep 2010 Posts: 833 Followers: 89 Kudos [?]: 260 [1] , given: 61 Re: The computer company has announced that it will purchase the [#permalink] ### Show Tags 04 Apr 2013, 07:02 1 This post received KUDOS Quote: Doubt 1: OG explanation says that " The appositive phrase requires a clear antecedent; making does not indicate future tense" However, as per -ing rules, ing modifiers are tenseless, and thus adopts the tense from the clause that it modifies. So, I believe, we can write option C as - a part of a deal that will make...... the tense can be adopted from the previous clause since it is the outcome of that clause. Please enlighten. u r missing a major flaw in C: meaning wise C is nonsensical ask ur self :is it a part of a deal or the deal itself that will make it the largest manufacturer in the office color-printing market Retired Moderator Status: worked for Kaplan's associates, but now on my own, free and flying Joined: 19 Feb 2007 Posts: 3846 Location: India WE: Education (Education) Followers: 822 Kudos [?]: 6333 [0], given: 324 Re: The computer company has announced that it will purchase the [#permalink] ### Show Tags 04 Apr 2013, 09:46 I wouldn’t think that there is great hair-splitting difference between a part of a deal and as part of a deal. But in C the problem is that a part refers to the million, by virtue of the comma before it while in E as part of a deal refers to the entre clause before it. As per Ron’s view, ‘a part’ is used for more concrete nouns such as 950 million and as part of is used for inconcrete and less perceptible abstract events like purchase or acquisition Here the sentence means to focus on the event rather than the money involved _________________ “Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher” – a Japanese proverb. 9884544509 Senior Manager Joined: 07 Sep 2010 Posts: 329 Followers: 9 Kudos [?]: 770 [0], given: 136 Re: The computer company has announced that it will purchase the [#permalink] ### Show Tags 04 Apr 2013, 11:24 aditya8062 wrote: u r missing a major flaw in C: meaning wise C is nonsensical ask ur self :is it a part of a deal or the deal itself that will make it the largest manufacturer in the office color-printing market If in E, that is referring to Deal, then by every reason, "making" is modifying deal only. _________________ +1 Kudos me, Help me unlocking GMAT Club Tests Director Joined: 05 Sep 2010 Posts: 833 Followers: 89 Kudos [?]: 260 [0], given: 61 Re: The computer company has announced that it will purchase the [#permalink] ### Show Tags 04 Apr 2013, 11:32 Quote: If in E, that is referring to Deal, then by every reason, "making" is modifying deal only. this analysis is correct !! in fact a part of a deal can never make ...blah blah. it can only be the complete deal that can do so !! now C was giving this weird meaning as said by me in my last post :that a part of a deal is doing blah blah ... Current Student Joined: 06 Sep 2013 Posts: 2005 Concentration: Finance Followers: 68 Kudos [?]: 643 [1] , given: 355 Re: The computer company has announced that it will purchase the [#permalink] ### Show Tags 07 Oct 2013, 14:34 1 This post received KUDOS b14kumar wrote: LM wrote: 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.
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

It's straight E.
Also notice the use of "will" in E.

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I'm going down with E. Check it out the //.ism ---> Will purchase....will make.
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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 even the option is quite attractive. Meaning: "which" modifies the CLOSEST noun "590 million" <-- wrong meaning because 590M is NOT a part that will make the computer company the largest manufacture. In fact, the purchase (an action) of the color-printing division is a part that makes the computer the largest manufacturer. B) million, a part of a deal that makes Wrong. Because the company will purchase.............. --> Future tense should be used, not simple present tense. C) million, a part of a deal making Wrong. Because the company will purchase.............. --> Future tense should be used. D) million as a part of a deal to make Wrong meaning. It seems the company will purchase the printing division to make it largest manufacturer. The intended meaning is that the deal makes the company the largest manufacturer. E) million as part of a deal that will make Correct. Only E keeps correct grammar and intended 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. Intern Joined: 17 Mar 2011 Posts: 10 Schools: INSEAD, Booth, LBS WE 1: Operations, WE 2: IT Consulting, Hi Tech Project Management WE 3: Baby Sitter Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 13 Re: The computer company has announced that it will purchase the [#permalink] ### Show Tags 14 May 2014, 22:23 Answer: E "Will" is required to convey future course of action. "As part of a deal" is idiomatic. _________________ The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. Manager Joined: 27 Dec 2014 Posts: 86 Concentration: Leadership, Technology Followers: 2 Kudos [?]: 47 [6] , given: 98 Re: The computer company has announced that it will purchase the [#permalink] ### Show Tags 04 Jan 2015, 02:29 6 This post received KUDOS 2 This post was BOOKMARKED ugimba wrote: 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?

A - 'which' refers to 950 million. If you think about it, 950 million is NOT part of a deal, the purchase is. Hence WRONG
B - Simple present tense is used to denote a future event. Hence WRONG
C - Same Tense error as in (B)
D - Did the company announce the purchase with an intent ('to make') to become the largest manufacturer? The original sentence does not state that.. Hence WRONG
E - 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
which refers to the closest noun million.

B. million, a part of a deal that makes
if future simple had been used here, the sentence would have been correct.

C. million, part of a deal making
making modifies the deal, but it is only a part of the deal will make the company the largest manufacturer

D. million as a part of a deal to make
here to+infinitive suggests that the purpose is to make the company the largest manufacturer.

E. million as part of a deal that will make
correct
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