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# The normative model of strategic decision-making suggests

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The normative model of strategic decision-making suggests that executives examine a firmâ€™s external environment and internal conditions, and in using the set of objective criteria they derive from these analyses, can decide on a strategy.

A. conditions, and in using the set of objective criteria they derive from these analyses, can decide
B. conditions, and they use the set of objective criteria derived from these analyses in deciding
C. conditions and, in using the set of objective criteria derived from these analyses, deciding
D. conditions and, using the set of objective criteria derived from these analyses, decide
E. conditions and, in their use of the set of objective criteria they derive from these analyses, they decide
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14 Feb 2007, 09:56
D.

A. conditions, and in using the set of objective criteria they derive from these analyses, can decide
WRONG: executives examine, and can decide
B. conditions, and they use the set of objective criteria derived from these analyses in deciding
WRONG: executives examine, and they use
C. conditions and, in using the set of objective criteria derived from these analyses, deciding
WRONG: executives examine and can deciding
D. conditions and, using the set of objective criteria derived from these analyses, decide
OK: executives examine and deside
E. conditions and, in their use of the set of objective criteria they derive from these analyses, they decide
WRONG: executives examine and they decide
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14 Feb 2007, 12:09
aurobindo wrote:
The normative model of strategic decision-making suggests that executives examine a firmâ€™s external environment and internal conditions, and in using the set of objective criteria they derive from these analyses, can decide on a strategy.

A. conditions, and in using the set of objective criteria they derive from these analyses, can decide
B. conditions, and they use the set of objective criteria derived from these analyses in deciding
C. conditions and, in using the set of objective criteria derived from these analyses, deciding
D. conditions and, using the set of objective criteria derived from these analyses, decide
E. conditions and, in their use of the set of objective criteria they derive from these analyses, they decide

D should be correct. it can read as under if we exclude, for a moment, the intervening phrase:

The normative model of strategic decision-making suggests that executives examine a firmâ€™s external environment and internal conditions and (using the set of objective criteria derived from these analyses) decide on a strategy.
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15 Feb 2007, 00:55
Thanks guys. The OA is D indeed.
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15 Feb 2007, 08:47
late but D
Properly uses the nonrestrictive clause set off by commas.
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15 Feb 2007, 19:46
aurobindo wrote:
The normative model of strategic decision-making suggests that executives examine a firmâ€™s external environment and internal conditions, and in using the set of objective criteria they derive from these analyses, can decide on a strategy.

A. conditions, and in using the set of objective criteria they derive from these analyses, can decide
B. conditions, and they use the set of objective criteria derived from these analyses in deciding
C. conditions and, in using the set of objective criteria derived from these analyses, deciding
D. conditions and, using the set of objective criteria derived from these analyses, decide
E. conditions and, in their use of the set of objective criteria they derive from these analyses, they decide

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Good one !!!
examine || decide -->D
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