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The manufacturer’s announcement of a partnership with electronics company raised expectations that they will be able to release the next generation of kitchen appliances before their competitors are doing so.


A. that they will be able to release the next generation of kitchen appliances before their competitors are doing so

B. that it will have the ability to release the next generation of kitchen appliances before their competitors can do this

C. that the manufacturer will have the ability to release the next generation of kitchen appliances before its competitors can do so

D. that the manufacturer will be able to release the next generation of kitchen appliances before their competitors can do this same thing

E. of their ability to release the next generation of kitchen appliances before their competitors can do this

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Originally posted by aragonn on 15 Sep 2018, 08:22.
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The manufacturer’s announcement of a partnership with electronics company raised expectations that they will be able to release the next generation of kitchen appliances before their competitors are doing so.

A. that they will be able to release the next generation of kitchen appliances before their competitors are doing so
B. that it will have the ability to release the next generation of kitchen appliances before their competitors can do this
C. that the manufacturer will have the ability to release the next generation of kitchen appliances before its competitors can do so
D. that the manufacturer will be able to release the next generation of kitchen appliances before their competitors can do this same thing
E. of their ability to release the next generation of kitchen appliances before their competitors can do this



A. that they will be able to release the next generation of kitchen appliances before their competitors are doing so
--the pronoun "they" does not have an antecedent

B. that it will have the ability to release the next generation of kitchen appliances before their competitors can do this
--it does not have an antecedent

C. that the manufacturer will have the ability to release the next generation of kitchen appliances before its competitors can do so
--No antecedent error
--its is correctly referring to the manufacturer
--so is correctly used to denote the whole clause

D. that the manufacturer will be able to release the next generation of kitchen appliances before their competitors can do this same thing
--SVA error between manufacturer and their

E. of their ability to release the next generation of kitchen appliances before their competitors can do this
--plural their is incorrect

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Split #1: pronouns

The manufacturer is presumably a company with a large number of employees, but as a noun it is a singular collective noun and requires a singular adjective. The plural adjectives “they” and “their” are incorrect. Choice (A) uses “they,” choice (E) uses “their ability, and choices (B) & (D) use “their competitors, so these choices are incorrect.

Even though that choice is enough to isolate one correct answer, I will continue to explore other issues in this question.

Split #2: repeating a predicate

Suppose in the first part of the sentence we describe an action using a verb for the action, and then we want to refer to someone else doing the same action—how do we do that? The correct construction is “do so,” as in “A does X before B can do so.” Choices (A) & (C) employ this correct constructions. Mistake patterns include “can do this” in choice (B), “can do the same thing” in choice (D), and “can do this” in choice (E): those three choices are incorrect.
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New post 17 Sep 2018, 19:57
Shouldn't the verb be "would have" instead of "will have" because the whole sentence talks from the past tense perspective - raised

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New post 17 Sep 2018, 21:30
rahulkashyap - Usually would have used for conditional/hypothetical situations. Here will have is used for the determination. For more insight on this topic.
https://gmatclub.com/forum/would-when-t ... 70427.html
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New post 17 Sep 2018, 21:51
"Future in the past:
"I knew"(past)-->---(would)---<--present-->--- future. " is what I am referring to

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