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The pharmaceutical companies have announced new strategies to increase the number of new drugs in their development pipelines in that they will create strategic partnerships with small biotechnology firms.

a) to increase the number of new drugs in their development pipelines in that they will create
b) to increase in their development pipelines the number of new drugs by the creation of
c) to increase the number of new drugs in their development pipelines by creating
d) for increasing the number of new drugs in their development pipelines, and creating
e) for increasing the number of new development pipeline drugs in the creation of
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New post 06 Mar 2015, 04:35
doesn't this question carry two different meanings?

i.e.The pharmaceutical companies have announced new strategies to increase the number of new drugs in their development pipelines in that they will create strategic partnerships with small biotechnology firms.

or

The pharmaceutical companies have announced new strategies to increase the number of new drugs in their development pipelines in that they will create strategic partnerships with small biotechnology firms.


Am I going too deep or I have misinterpreted the question??
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The pharmaceutical companies have announced new strategies to increase the number of new drugs in their development pipelines in that they will create strategic partnerships with small biotechnology firms.

a) to increase the number of new drugs in their development pipelines in that they will create
slightly wordy because of the usage of in that... generally 'in that' works slightly similar to 'because'
b) to increase in their development pipelines the number of new drugs by the creation of
the sentence construction is awkward
c) to increase the number of new drugs in their development pipelines by creating
correct
d) for increasing the number of new drugs in their development pipelines, and creating
wrongly parallels increasing and creating
e) for increasing the number of new development pipeline drugs in the creation of
the sentence construction is awkward
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New post 06 Mar 2015, 07:34
C for me too.

Small explanation on "because vs in that".

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In that - Means cause is only certain way of its effect.
Because - Simple cause and effect relationship. Cause is the reason of effect.
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Hi chetan clear and crisp explanation
Just wanted to understand the red part highlighted in the question below :


The pharmaceutical companies have announced new strategies to increase the number of new drugs in their development pipelines in that they will create strategic partnerships with small biotechnology firms.

a) to increase the number of new drugs in their development pipelines in that they will create
If we remove "in that" from the sentence does "they" refer to the correct antecedent ??i.e pipelines ??
and will this option be chosen over the correct one ?



slightly wordy because of the usage of in that... generally 'in that' works slightly similar to 'because'

Kindly correct me if i have mentioned something wrong

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New post 06 Mar 2015, 17:16
"in that they will create" is wordy and generates ambiguity in the sentence. C is true.
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chetan2u wrote:
The pharmaceutical companies have announced new strategies to increase the number of new drugs in their development pipelines in that they will create strategic partnerships with small biotechnology firms.

a) to increase the number of new drugs in their development pipelines in that they will create
slightly wordy because of the usage of in that... generally 'in that' works slightly similar to 'because'
b) to increase in their development pipelines the number of new drugs by the creation of
the sentence construction is awkward
c) to increase the number of new drugs in their development pipelines by creating
correct
d) for increasing the number of new drugs in their development pipelines, and creating
wrongly parallels increasing and creating
e) for increasing the number of new development pipeline drugs in the creation of
the sentence construction is awkward


hey chetan2u

how it is wrongly paralleled "increasing and creating" in D?
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chetan2u

Hi chetan clear and crisp explanation
Just wanted to understand the red part highlighted in the question below :


The pharmaceutical companies have announced new strategies to increase the number of new drugs in their development pipelines in that they will create strategic partnerships with small biotechnology firms.

a) to increase the number of new drugs in their development pipelines in that they will create
If we remove "in that" from the sentence does "they" refer to the correct antecedent ??i.e pipelines ??
and will this option be chosen over the correct one ?



slightly wordy because of the usage of in that... generally 'in that' works slightly similar to 'because'

Kindly correct me if i have mentioned something wrong

Regards
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hi SG,
no SG it will not be preferred over the original answer due to the following reasons...
a) to increase the number of new drugs in their development pipelines in that they will create..
the usage of 'in that' tells us that they will create x,y in the new strategies... in that refers to in new strategies...

now if we remove 'in that' and we put this in the complete sentence...
The pharmaceutical companies have announced new strategies to increase the number of new drugs in their development pipelines they will create strategic partnerships with small biotechnology firms.
in this sentence, it does not mean the same now. it seems 'development pipelines they will create'.... the two portion The pharmaceutical companies have announced new strategies to increase the number of new drugs in their development pipelines and they will create strategic partnerships with small biotechnology firms. requires something to join the two.. otherwise it seems a case of run on sentence
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New post 07 Mar 2015, 10:19
rajthakkar wrote:
doesn't this question carry two different meanings?

i.e.The pharmaceutical companies have announced new strategies to increase the number of new drugs in their development pipelines in that they will create strategic partnerships with small biotechnology firms.

or

The pharmaceutical companies have announced new strategies to increase the number of new drugs in their development pipelines in that they will create strategic partnerships with small biotechnology firms.

To me, it was not clear what "two meanings" you are referring to. Can you elaborate a bit. To me the meaning is:

The pharmaceutical companies want to increase the number of new drugs in their development pipelines. To achieve this objective, these companies are creating strategic partnerships with small biotechnology firms.

Other than this meaning, what else could it mean?
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Can't we construe "to" as the doer of announce instead of the doer of strategies?

Reason of announcement of strategies is to increase the number of new drugs....

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rajthakkar wrote:
Can't we construe "to" as the doer of announce instead of the doer of strategies?

Reason of announcement of strategies is to increase the number of new drugs....

I am sure you would agree that this interpretation is not very "logical", because "announcement" cannot increase the number of new drugs; "strategies" can obviously increase the number of new drugs.

However, if your concern is that there is still an ambiguity, then at least for this question, it is still not a deal breaker, because all the five answer choices can be interpreted that way.
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