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# The odds are about 4 to 1 against surviving a takeover

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Joined: 26 May 2009
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Kudos [?]: 63 [0], given: 13

The odds are about 4 to 1 against surviving a takeover [#permalink]

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The odds are about 4 to 1 against surviving a takeover offer, and many business consultants therefore advise that a company’s first line of defense in eluding offers like these be to even refuse to take calls from likely corporate raiders.
(A) that a company’s first line of defense in eluding offers like these be to even refuse
(B) that a company’s first line of defense in eluding such offers be to refuse even
(C) a company defending itself against offers of this kind that, as a first line of defense, they should even refuse
(D) companies which are defending themselves against such an offer that, as a first line of defense, they should even refuse
(E) that the first line of defense for a company who is eluding offers like these is the refusal even.

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Kudos [?]: 66 [0], given: 8

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29 Jun 2009, 02:27
IMO B...well I m too confused between B&D but I think "elude" is better word in this case although in B "be to refuse even " IS awkard...

The odds are about 4 to 1 against surviving a takeover offer, and many business consultants therefore advise that a company’s first line of defense in eluding offers like these be to even refuse to take calls from likely corporate raiders.

(A) that a company’s first line of defense in eluding offers like these be to even refuse
(B) that a company’s first line of defense in eluding such offers be to refuse even
(C) a company defending itself against offers of this kind that, as a first line of defense, they should even refuse..it should eb used for a company and not they
(D) companies which are defending themselves against such an offer that, as a first line of defense, they should even refuse...wrong modifier
(E) that the first line of defense for a company who is eluding offers like these is the refusal even.

Kudos [?]: 66 [0], given: 8

Re: Odds   [#permalink] 29 Jun 2009, 02:27
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