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+1 for A

For C, PN is a bit ambiguous. The first "it" was not needed.
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Either X or Y

Here X and Y should be parallel... but in either as X or Y are not parallell so A is the answer it follows correct parallelism...either X or Y

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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..what can be done with the works and how?

A. works to be sold online as either electronic books or correct, sentence is parallel
B. works to sell them online, either as electronic books or different meaning
C. works and it will sell them online as either electronic books or as awkward
D. works, and selling them online as either electronic books or as , and is wrong and awkward
E. works, and it will sell them online as either electronic books or same as D

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Why can't 'B' be the right option ?
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Why can't 'B' be the right option ?


Except A, all other options confirm that the publisher himself/herself will sell those works. While that option is possible, but not always true. Hence we need to use passive voice (which is usually avoided in GMAT world, but in this case it is required very much)

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14 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






what is wrong with option E.
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IMO A.............. E is perfect but wordy!!!!!! :wink:
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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.
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A, parallelism either X or Y also not an "and" relationship
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A, either X or Y, also not "and" relationship btw publishing and selling
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A, either X or Y, also not "and" relationship btw publishing and selling
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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 as


I didn't even get my eyeballs to the end of the answer choices. If you look at just the first few words of (C), (D), and (E) you'll quickly get the sense they are on the wrong track.

(A) is what we want - simple and clear.
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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

How does "and" change the meaning in E in comparison with A?
How should we understand the meaning of that choice?
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my understanding :

it will publish 20 purely digital works to be sold online as either electronic books or downloadable copies that can be printed upon purchase.

E : It will publish digital works.... AND.....It will sell them online.

A : It will publish digital works .....TO BE..... Sold online

Why is the company publishing digital works ? What is it's INTENT ? Bxn A n E, do we get an answer to our above query ...........

Yes A speaks of an intent by virtue of the usage of Infinitive : works are published - Why? ------To be sold online

whereas in E, the preceeding n following clause appears to be two separate actions which contextually/ or going by the intent ----- is quite offbeat

In E, it appears as if both 1. It publishes the work , 2. It sells online ----have equal weightage

But the case is not so : Actually, The 2nd follows the first : It publishes something with some intent in mind either to sell online or to sell through retail outlets ....... ie the 2nd action is somewhat dependent on the 1st.

So the usage of AND ( that demands both the P n F section to carry equal weightage ) is not desirable here.

Leading to OA A

Hope I didn't confuse much.
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The intent of the text is that the company will (only) publish the works: it does not make it explicit that the co. itself is going to sell them. May be it may sell through some third party arrangement or give the rights to some Amazon.com. But meaning-wise, all choices, B through E mean to say that the company itself intends to sell the works, a factor that distorts the original meaning.
But this topic also tests correlative conjunctional //ism.

A) works to be sold online as either electronic books or ….. either electronic books or downloadable copies; correct correlative conjnl. //ism.

B) works to sell them online, either as electronic books or … either as x or y; //ism missing
C) works and it will sell them online as either electronic books or as; as either x or as y; // distorted.
D) works, and selling them online as either electronic books or as ; as either x or as y - //ism distorted.
E) works, and it will sell them online as either electronic books or ; as either x or y. //ism ok but intent distorted.
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Can anyone explain why C is wrong. the sentence says 'it will publish....' So shouldn't it be it will sell??
Even the idiom either or is maintained. I am a little confused over here.
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The text says that the company will publish; it does not say that the company will sell. We cannot assume that the company will also sell just because the company will publish; probably it might be tempting to think so, because it is paralleling or rhyming well, but it distorts the content and concept of the original.
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Hi Daagh,

As far as meaning goes, I understand your logic about (A). However, what is the correct way to use "either/or" along with "as". Would (A) still be correct if it is rephrased as "works to be sold online either as electronic books or as" ..............Note here that I have placed "as" after "either" and have placed another "as" after "or".

Meaning wise, is either of the following same:
1) As either X or Y
2) Either as X or as Y

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Yes. You are absolutely right; both are correct as per the tenets of correlative conjunctional use. What comes after Either should be repeated after Or
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