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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
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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.

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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 .

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04 Jun 2007, 20:33
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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.
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

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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.

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
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 .

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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

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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
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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.
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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 ...

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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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Good question. Meaning wins!

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.

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"Will" is required to convey future course of action.
"As part of a deal" is idiomatic.
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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?

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
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this is hard and I want to folow to get full explanation,
the main point is difference between C and E.

why comma+a part is wrong?

why as a part is right

of course, we know the idiom "as a part of" modifying a previous verb

by why C is wrong,
pls help expert. only when understanding fully why C is wrong, we can be confident
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