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The J.C.Penney chain of retail stores broke with its conservative cash-and-carry policy during its 1958 reorganization for deciding to sell on credit.

A. during its 1958 reorganization for deciding to sell
B. for the decision at its 1958 reorganization to sell
C. when it was reorganized in 1958 for its decision to sell
D. in deciding during its reorganization in 1958 to sell
E. by deciding at its reorganization in 1958 on the selling of
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The J.C.Penney chain of retail stores broke with its conservative cash-and-carry policy during its 1958 reorganization for deciding to sell on credit.

A. during its 1958 reorganization for deciding to sell
B. for the decision at its 1958 reorganization to sell
C. when it was reorganized in 1958 for its decision to sell
D. in deciding during its reorganization in 1958 to sell
E. by deciding at its reorganization in 1958 on the selling of


First, decide to...E out.
Second, during 1958 reorganization..wrong..A & D out.
Now only B & C left. B seems clear in meaning. "when it was reorganized in 1958" is redundant and "for its decision to sell" is awkward in expression. SO I went to B.
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The J.C.Penney chain of retail stores broke with its conservative cash-and-carry policy during its 1958 reorganization for deciding to sell on credit.

A. during its 1958 reorganization for deciding to sell
B. for the decision at its 1958 reorganization to sell
C. when it was reorganized in 1958 for its decision to sell
D. in deciding during its reorganization in 1958 to sell
E. by deciding at its reorganization in 1958 on the selling of


The answer should be D. I disagree with the answer B to be correct because it's not logical for a chain to break something so that it can decide on something. If companies in general first have to take action before it can decide, then that can lead to catastrophe.

Option D implies that the decision took place either during the breaking or before the breaking. We definitely do not want to say that the decision took place after the breaking, something that option B does.
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This que is inspired from one of the 1000SC que: (Que# 543)

Oberlin College in Ohio was a renegade institution at its 1833 founding for deciding to accept both men and women as students.
(A) at its 1833 founding for deciding to accept
(B) for the decision at its 1833 founding to accept
(C) when it was founded in 1833 for its decision to accept
(D) in deciding at its founding in 1833 to accept
(E) by deciding at its founding in 1833 on the acceptance of
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IMO Ans is D


This que is inspired from one of the 1000SC que: (Que# 543)

Oberlin College in Ohio was a renegade institution at its 1833 founding for deciding to accept both men and women as students.
(A) at its 1833 founding for deciding to accept
(B) for the decision at its 1833 founding to accept
(C) when it was founded in 1833 for its decision to accept
(D) in deciding at its founding in 1833 to accept
(E) by deciding at its founding in 1833 on the acceptance of

kindly explain


D is the answer. The expression of "at its founding in 1833" is correct.
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A. during its 1958 reorganization for deciding to sell
B.for the decision at its 1958 reorganization to sell
C. when it was reorganized in 1958 for its decision to sell
D. in deciding during its reorganization in 1958 to sell
E. by deciding at its reorganization in 1958 on the selling of
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It's D.

Took more than a minute on this one!!

A >> "...for deciding to sell.." is the wrong tense.
B >> sounds awkward
C >> "...for its decision to sell.." sounds awkward again
D >> accurate and uses the correct tense as well
E >> awkward construction
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"The J.C. Penney chain of retail stores broke with its conservative cash-and-carry policy during its 1958 reorganization for deciding to sell on credit."

Here, we must note that JC Penney does not break with a policy "for deciding to sell" on credit. Instead, we should use the phrase "in deciding to sell"; this indicates that when JC Penney sells on credit, it is not following its previous policy of selling on a cash-and-carry basis.

A. during its 1958 reorganization for deciding to sell
B. for the decision at its 1958 reorganization to sell
C. when it was reorganized in 1958 for its decision to sell

We also note that JC Penney deciding "on the selling of credit" does not seem to make a whole lot of sense.

E. by deciding at its reorganization in 1958 on the selling of

This leaves only one possible answer:

D. in deciding during its reorganization in 1958 to sell
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Oops went wrong after spending two minutes, good one :)
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The J.C.Penney chain of retail stores broke with its conservative cash-and-carry policy during its 1958 reorganization for deciding to sell on credit.

A. during its 1958 reorganization for deciding to sell
B. for the decision at its 1958 reorganization to sell
C. when it was reorganized in 1958 for its decision to sell
D. in deciding during its reorganization in 1958 to sell
E. by deciding at its reorganization in 1958 on the selling of

Can someone please help explain the correct answer (D) along with the wrong answer choices?
This Q is really confusing..........

this is by far the best explanation i found on the web by Eli Meyer (Kaplan Teacher)

(A) has a modification error; the phrase 'for deciding to sell' appears to modify 'reorganization', implying that the reorganization's purpose was to decide to sell on credit--this doesn't make much sense. We can eliminate (A), as well the tempting (C) for repeating that error.

From there, idiom errors take down the remaining two incorrect answers. (B) indicates that J.C Penny "broke with its...policy FOR the decision," which in addition to being awkward indicates that the decision was the reason for breaking with tradition--rather than the break in tradition itself. (E) just gets 'deciding' wrong; "Deciding... on the selling of..." isn't the right idiom here.

Though (D) has an awkward-sounding gerund in it's midst, the sentence we have is grammatically correct and its meaning is unambiguous and logical. For that reason, (D) is the correct answer.

BUt im still confused. Will be of great help if some of the experts can shed some more light on this. Thanks in advance
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Confused. What is the actual OA, C or D?
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Need some explanation on D - phrase "in deciding during its reorganization"
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I am not sure about how D is correct. Could someone explain ?
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The J.C. Penney chain of retail stores broke with its conservative cash-and-carry policy during its 1958 reorganization for deciding to sell on credit.

A. during its 1958 reorganization for deciding to sell
B.for the decision at its 1958 reorganization to sell
C. when it was reorganized in 1958 for its decision to sell
D. in deciding during its reorganization in 1958 to sell
E. by deciding at its reorganization in 1958 on the selling of


I think "FOR" in A,B,C is not conveying intended meaning ..."For" in generally use to answer a Why question...
here in A,B,C it seems as they reorganize for some thing ...But intended meaning is they reorganized to do some thing ...
Between D and E ..D is best .
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I am not sure about how D is correct. Could someone explain ?


"In X" can be used to mean that something is done as a result of X.

I am posting IN response to your query.
The blue font part is a result of the pink font part.

Similarly,
The chain broke with its policy IN deciding to sell on credit.

Thus option D is alright.
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I know B/D is wrong b/c of meaning (there's not a physical gathering that you can 'decide at') but i'm not certain why the others are wrong. can someone please elaborate some?
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Hi daagh , please help me check my reasoning!

Many thanks for your response! :P

The J.C. Penney chain of retail stores broke with its conservative cash-and-carry policy during its 1958 reorganization for deciding to sell on credit.

A. during its 1958 reorganization for deciding to sell

--> we want to convey a clear point of time, so 1958 reorganization is ambiguous and in 1958 is better. Furthermore, what does 1958 reorganization mean? Is it 1958 anniversary or 1958 awards...?

B. for the decision at its 1958 reorganization to sell

--> Same error as in A

C. when it was reorganized in 1958 for its decision to sell

--> was reorganized is passive voice, so it was reorganized by someone (e.g Board Of Directors...) , but its decision seems that it decided by itself, not by someone --> illogical

D. in deciding during its reorganization in 1958 to sell

--> no issues --> correct

E. by deciding at its reorganization in 1958 on the selling of

--> on the selling of is wordy and awkward, to sell is better
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this makes absolutely no sense. why is OA "D"?

I narrowed down to "A" & "B", eventually picking "B". Although looking back at it, I don't like "its 1958 reorganization" -- I think "its reorganization in 1958" is worded better. But is this enough to elim A&B?

I can elim C&E pretty easily. just need an explanation clarifying the correct and incorrect features of A, B and D.
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