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The largest trade-book publisher in the US has announced the creation of a new digital imprint division, under which it will publish about 20 purely digital works to be sold online as either electronic books or downloadable copies that can be printed upon purchase.

A) works to be sold online as either electronic books or - CORRECT
B) works to sell them online, either as electronic books or - WRONG - either as X.... or Y (should be either as X or as Y)
C) works and it will sell them online as either electronic books or as - WRONG - as either X .... or as Y (should be as either X or Y)
D) works, and selling them online as either electronic books or as - WRONG - as either X....or as (should be as either X or Y)
E) works, and it will sell them online as either electronic books or - WRONG - same subject, so "it" is redundant. Moreover, never use a comma before and to link two dependent clauses.
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The largest trade-book publisher in the US has announced the creation of a new digital imprint division, under which it will publish about 20 purely digital works to be sold online as either electronic books or downloadable copies that can be printed upon purchase.

A) works to be sold online as either electronic books or
Right idiom: as either X or Y.

B) works to sell them online, either as electronic books or
Wrong idiom: either as X or Y.

C) works and it will sell them online as either electronic books or as
Wrong idiom: as either X or as Y.

D) works, and selling them online as either electronic books or as
Wrong. "will publish" and "selling" are not parallel.

E) works, and it will sell them online as either electronic books or
Wrong. The use of "it" is redundant because same subject.
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The largest trade-book publisher in the US has announced the creation of a new digital imprint division, under which it will publish about 20 purely digital works to be sold online as either electronic books or downloadable copies that can be printed upon purchase.

A. works to be sold online as either electronic books or
B. works to sell them online, either as electronic books or
C. works and it will sell them online as either electronic books or as
D. works, and selling them online as either electronic books or as
E. works, and it will sell them online as either electronic books or


Why is C incorrect

Can someone explain why E is incorrect?
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arps wrote:
The largest trade-book publisher in the US has announced the creation of a new digital imprint division, under which it will publish about 20 purely digital works to be sold online as either electronic books or downloadable copies that can be printed upon purchase.

A. works to be sold online as either electronic books or
B. works to sell them online, either as electronic books or
C. works and it will sell them online as either electronic books or as
D. works, and selling them online as either electronic books or as
E. works, and it will sell them online as either electronic books or


Why is C incorrect

Can someone explain why E is incorrect?


E is wrong because:

1. Structure problem: A will do X and do Y
+ No comma before "and" because there are ONLY TWO items in the list. X and Y --> correct; X, and Y --> wrong.
+ Redundant: A will do X, and A will do Y --> Repeat subject and auxiliary. GMAT prefers A will do X and (will) do Y.

2. Intended meaning:
+ By separating a clause into two different clauses, E does not convey the plan/intention of action "publish 20 digital works"

Thus, E is incorrect.

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The largest trade-book publisher in the US has announced the creation of a new digital imprint division, under which it will publish about 20 purely digital works to be sold online as either electronic books or downloadable copies that can be printed upon purchase.

A. works to be sold online as either electronic books or
B. works to sell them online, either as electronic books or
C. works and it will sell them online as either electronic books or as
D. works, and selling them online as either electronic books or as
E. works, and it will sell them online as either electronic books or


Why is C incorrect


why E is wrong, the hardest thing

in generla english, " and" is used to make the second clause and to say that the action in second clause have some meaning relation with the first action. on gmat land, this meaning relation is not accepted by gmat. gmat consider "and" is used to connect two actions which are separate and have no meaning relation

E means
under which, it sell book and it publish books. there is no meaning relation and no time relation-no subsequent actions- between the two actions. NO LOGIC

in C, the meaning relation is close.
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The important thing to note in this context is that by using the passive voice ‘to be sold’ the text does not say who is going to sell the digital works. To assume that the company itself is going to sell them is a significant change of meaning. That is the reason choices B, C, D, and E fall by the wayside. D in addition is a fragment. Then add to this the additional grammar requirement of correlative conjunction parallelism and you will find A glaring as the right choice, even dispelling the close E.


Hello daagh,

Can you please explain what kind of verb tense is 'To be sold' and how does it fit in this sentence?
I eliminated this choice considering, it will sell (future) in E fits well with the announcement.

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daagh wrote:
The important thing to note in this context is that by using the passive voice ‘to be sold’ the text does not say who is going to sell the digital works. To assume that the company itself is going to sell them is a significant change of meaning. That is the reason choices B, C, D, and E fall by the wayside. D in addition is a fragment. Then add to this the additional grammar requirement of correlative conjunction parallelism and you will find A glaring as the right choice, even dispelling the close E.


Hello daagh,

Can you please explain what kind of verb tense is 'To be sold' and how does it fit in this sentence?
I eliminated this choice considering, it will sell (future) in E fits well with the announcement.

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"to be sold" is not a verb at all, and hence it does not have any tense as such. It is an infinitive in passive form.

Nonetheless, I cannot make out convincingly why E would not be the correct answer - probably because A is more economical with words to express the same meaning.
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This question is a case of parallelism error. The construction is 1. as either A or B 2. either as A or as B

A) Works to be sold online as either electronic books or
B) Works to sell them online, either as electronic books or
C) Works and it will sell them online as either electronic books or as
D) Works, and selling them online as either electronic books or as
E) Works, and it will sell them online either as electronic books or

All the options but A use the wrong construction.
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The largest trade-book publisher in the United States has announced the creation of a new digital imprint division, under which it will publish about 20 purely digital works to be sold online as either electronic books or downloadable copies that can be printed upon purchase.

(A) works to be sold online as either electronic books or
Either X or Y : Correct
(B) works to sell them online, either as electronic books or
Either as X or Y : Incorrect
(C) works and it will sell them online as either electronic books or as
Either X or as Y : Incorrect
(D) works, and selling them online as either electronic books or as
Either X or as Y : Incorrect
(E) works, and it will sell them online either as electronic books or
Either as X or Y : Incorrect
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The largest trade-book publisher in the United States has announced the creation of a new digital imprint division, under which it will publish about 20 purely digital works to be sold online as either electronic books or downloadable copies that can be printed upon purchase.

(A) works to be sold online as either electronic books or - Correct
(B) works to sell them online, either as electronic books or - Either X or Y - parallelism issue
(C) works and it will sell them online as either electronic books or as - Either X or Y - parallelism issue; changes meaning
(D) works, and selling them online as either electronic books or as - Either X or Y - parallelism issue
(E) works, and it will sell them online either as electronic books or - Either X or Y - parallelism issue ; change in meaning

Answer A
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