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New post 23 Feb 2017, 22:57
ravi19012015 wrote:
Thank you for your inputs.
If I rephrase as follows:
'Several attempts to correct business strategies have failed to correct technological stagnation, marketing missteps, and managerial blunders, a failure that resulted into the company's present troubles.'
That better?
Both your sentences are on the right track (check whether you want to go with resulting in or with resulting into because in sounds better to me) if you want to communicate that meaning. If you're trying to check whether your sentences are conveying the same meaning that the correct option is, then the answer to that is no. The correct option can help us say only "TMM -> troubles" for sure, whereas your sentences are going with "Failure to correct TMM -> troubles".
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New post 23 Feb 2017, 23:13
AjiteshArun wrote:
ravi19012015 wrote:
Thank you for your inputs.
If I rephrase as follows:
'Several attempts to correct business strategies have failed to correct technological stagnation, marketing missteps, and managerial blunders, a failure that resulted into the company's present troubles.'
That better?
Both your sentences are on the right track (check whether you want to go with resulting in or with resulting into because in sounds better to me) if you want to communicate that meaning. If you're trying to check whether your sentences are conveying the same meaning that the correct option is, then the answer to that is no. The correct option can help us say only "TMM -> troubles" for sure, whereas your sentences are going with "Failure to correct TMM -> troubles".


Appreciate it.

Sorry for stretching, but I made a mistake while drafting my original sentence.
I have written it afresh - Several attempts to revise[earlier the word was Correct, which is not what Q suggests] business strategies have failed to correct technological stagnation, marketing missteps, and managerial blunders, a failure that resulted into the company's present troubles.

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Appreciate it.

Sorry for stretching, but I made a mistake while drafting my original sentence.
I have written it afresh - Several attempts to revise[earlier the word was Correct, which is not what Q suggests] business strategies have failed to correct technological stagnation, marketing missteps, and managerial blunders, a failure that resulted into the company's present troubles.
No problem. In your sentence, we're using a failure that to refer to entire clause (several attempt have failed). This means that the failure led to the troubles. But that is not the information conveyed by the correct option. Try this with another sentence:

The misunderstanding is due to errors in the email that no one has been able to fix.

Here the errors have created a misunderstanding, but the sentence does not say for certain that the failure to fix those errors is what has created the misunderstanding. So, for example, we cannot say that the following sentence conveys the same meaning:

No one has been able to fix the errors in the email, a failure that resulted in the misunderstanding.
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The experts response request raised for this topic has already been answered by the Jamboree GMAT instructor - hence closing this request.

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The computer company’s present troubles are a result of technological stagnation, marketing missteps, and managerial blunders so that several attempts to revise corporate strategies have failed to correct it.

Issue: Construction | Meaning

Analysis:
1. The non-underlined portion of the sentence mentioned 3 reasons for company's trouble.
2. The underlined part seems be connected illogically by "so that". "so that" is used to effect. Hence, the current sentence is illogical.


A. so that several attempts to revise corporate strategies have failed to correct it
- "so that" results in non-sensical sentence
- "it" does not have a clear antecedent


B. so that several attempts at revising corporate strategies have failed to correct
- "so that" results in non-sensical sentence

C. in that several attempts at revising corporate strategies have failed to correct them
- "in that" is incorrect

D. that several attempts to revise corporate strategies have failed to correct

E. that several attempts at revising corporate strategies have failed to correct them
- "them" is not required since the usage of "that.. have failed correct" should be enough to convey intended meaning

NOTE: "attempts at revising" also feels a unidiomatic (as compared to "attempts to") in the context of this sentence. Can someone clarify this? Is it actually the case or am I just over-analyzing?

Answer: (D)

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The computer company’s present troubles are a result of technological stagnation, marketing missteps, and managerial blunders so that several attempts to revise corporate strategies have failed to correct it.

A. so that several attempts to revise corporate strategies have failed to correct it

B. so that several attempts at revising corporate strategies have failed to correct

C. in that several attempts at revising corporate strategies have failed to correct them

D. that several attempts to revise corporate strategies have failed to correct

E. that several attempts at revising corporate strategies have failed to correct them
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'D' is correct - The sentence is clearly and efficiently worded, and the referent of the pronoun that is clear
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New post 27 Sep 2017, 05:52
Meaning of the sentence is that - The company's present troubles are due to ..... that have been failed to correct.
Note that the commpanys troubles have not been corrected and not the managerial blunders.

This rules out options C & E which refer to blunders by them.

so..that - this phrase is used in a context where it does not have any preceding action to modify. Hence options A,B are ruled out.

Correct answer is D.

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