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# The owners of a fast growing tech start-up in Newport Beach

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13 Apr 2014, 02:55
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The owners of a fast growing tech start-up in Newport Beach organized the firm as a Limited Liability Company (LLC). The owners receive considerable personal liability protection from potential lawsuits, and they also avoid some egregious double-taxation that would occur if the company was set up as a C-corporation.
A)protection from potential lawsuits, and they also avoid some egregious double-taxation that would occur if the company was set up as a C-corporation
B)protection from potential lawsuits and avoid some egregious double-taxation that would occur if the company was set up as a C-corporation
C)protection from potential lawsuits, avoiding some egregious double-taxation that would occur if the company was set up as a C-corporation
D)protection from potential lawsuits, and avoid some egregious double-taxation that would occur if the company were set up as a C-corporation
E)protection from potential lawsuits and avoid some egregious double-taxation that would occur if the company were set up as a C-corporation
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13 Apr 2014, 02:57
From 'Platinum GMAT'.

Could someone please comment on the difference between D and E. When do we need to use a comma before AND? Thank you
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13 Apr 2014, 06:37
i picked up E and honestly the difference between D and E is not of make or break ,at least not the one that gmat will ever test !!
we can argue that comma + AND construction must introduce an independent clause but that is not true .for instance this sentence is perfect : he brought coffee at the store,which just reopened yesterday after a fire ,and played tennis at the club.
manhattan suggests that we can use comma with AND when clauses are big enough .so all i can say that this question is not gmat types !!
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14 Apr 2014, 03:48
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This is not a great question reflecting correct GMAT structure, but I picked the right answer anyway so let me share my reasoning.

According to the GMAT, if the mood of the sentence is subjunctive (hypothetical situation), you need to use "were" in conjunction with the subject.

(A) protection from potential lawsuits, and they also avoid some egregious double-taxation that would occur if the company was set up as a C-corporation
-> Since the sentence reflects what were to occur *if* something happened, this is a hypothetical situation in which "were" should be used. WRONG

B) protection from potential lawsuits and avoid some egregious double-taxation that would occur if the company was set up as a C-corporation
-> this is a hypothetical situation in which "were" should be used. "was" is used. WRONG

C)protection from potential lawsuits, avoiding some egregious double-taxation that would occur if the company was set up as a C-corporation
-> this is a hypothetical situation in which "were" should be used. "was" is used. WRONG

D)protection from potential lawsuits, and avoid some egregious double-taxation that would occur if the company were set up as a C-corporation
-> Misplaced Comma

E)protection from potential lawsuits and avoid some egregious double-taxation that would occur if the company were set up as a C-corporation
-> Correct usage of "were" and no comma - CORRECT.

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14 Apr 2014, 11:01
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In GMAT and regular grammar, when you use 'and' to list out items, use the following structure.

two items: item1 and item2
more than two items: item1, item2, .. , and itemN

Obviously unlike this question, GMAT questions will have other differences to figure out.
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16 Apr 2014, 21:08
http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/use-of-comma-and-t14975.html

This should make it clear. Hope this helps.

Usage of and+comma.
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09 Jun 2014, 01:35
Isn't comma advised before and when the phrases being compared are long ?
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09 Jun 2014, 08:25
gauravkaushik8591 wrote:
http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/use-of-comma-and-t14975.html

This should make it clear. Hope this helps.

Usage of and+comma.

Considering the link you just supplied, aren't we actually listing two things that the founders will get out of llc?
they get protection, and tax breaks....

thoughts?
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23 Jul 2015, 01:33
i picked up E and honestly the difference between D and E is not of make or break ,at least not the one that gmat will ever test !!
we can argue that comma + AND construction must introduce an independent clause but that is not true .for instance this sentence is perfect : he brought coffee at the store,which just reopened yesterday after a fire ,and played tennis at the club.
manhattan suggests that we can use comma with AND when clauses are big enough .so all i can say that this question is not gmat types !!

WWWW , sssssssss , and played tennis. This does not follow comma + and rule since the comma before 'and' comes from the additional information modifier ,ssss,

he is singing song,standing on the desk, which is bad.
This does not follow comma+ which format which hence does not modify immediate noun desk,,,hence bad doesn't modify desk.
It follows : he is singing song which is bad. Hence bad modifies song.

Hope you are not confused!!
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23 Jul 2015, 01:34
i picked up E and honestly the difference between D and E is not of make or break ,at least not the one that gmat will ever test !!
we can argue that comma + AND construction must introduce an independent clause but that is not true .for instance this sentence is perfect : he brought coffee at the store,which just reopened yesterday after a fire ,and played tennis at the club.
manhattan suggests that we can use comma with AND when clauses are big enough .so all i can say that this question is not gmat types !!

WWWW , sssssssss , and played tennis. This does not follow comma + and rule since the comma before 'and' comes from the additional information modifier ,ssss,

he is singing song,standing on the desk, which is bad.
This does not follow comma+ which format which hence does not modify immediate noun desk,,,hence bad doesn't modify desk.
It follows : he is singing song which is bad. Hence bad modifies song.

Hope you are not confused!!
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virinchiwiwo wrote:
The owners of a fast growing tech start-up in Newport Beach organized the firm as a Limited Liability Company (LLC). The owners receive considerable personal liability protection from potential lawsuits, and they also avoid some egregious double-taxation that would occur if the company was set up as a C-corporation.
A)protection from potential lawsuits, and they also avoid some egregious double-taxation that would occur if the company was set up as a C-corporation
B)protection from potential lawsuits and avoid some egregious double-taxation that would occur if the company was set up as a C-corporation
C)protection from potential lawsuits, avoiding some egregious double-taxation that would occur if the company was set up as a C-corporation
D)protection from potential lawsuits, and avoid some egregious double-taxation that would occur if the company were set up as a C-corporation
E)protection from potential lawsuits and avoid some egregious double-taxation that would occur if the company were set up as a C-corporation

I dont think this is a 700 level question and the gmat never ever writes sentences wherein you are supposed to eliminate answers based on a single point. This would be more of a 600 level question.
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