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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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New post 06 Oct 2008, 06:53
The idiom is "attempt to", so only A and D remain. A is wrong becuase of it, so D is the best option.

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New post 06 Oct 2008, 07:00
Agree with vbalex

D

"attempt to" is the correct idiom.
between D & A,

A - "it" pronoun error

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New post 06 Oct 2008, 15:27
Tough one. I went with D.

I didn't even see the "attempt to" idiom :cry:

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