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# To be a leading producer in the computer industry...

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Updated on: 28 Nov 2016, 02:23
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To be a leading producer in the computer industry, a company must be international, achieve a turnover that makes efficient large-scale production possible, and secure information about technical advances.

(D) and secure information of how to technically advance
(E) and secure information in regards to technical advances

The source of this question is Oldy but goldy question bank in gmatclub, which itself is a collection of MGMAT and GMAT prep questions.
See sentence-correction-oldy-but-goldy-question-banks-212199.html#p1634093

Subject of the sentence is 'A company' and the sentence wants to convey that for a company to become a leading producer in computer industry, must be international, achieve a turnover...., and secure.

The words be, achieve, secure are required to be parallel, therefore, we can easily rule answer choice B.
We can also rule out C) because while creates a new clause which its not required here. A company needs to be A, B and C NOT A, B while C.

My issue is how to proceed further all there of the appear to be grammatically correct. Please don't tell me that you would choose A over E because E is awkward. Sorry, but that does not help. All the awkward sounding sentences have a grammatical concept behind them.

Originally posted by sunnymantri on 27 Nov 2016, 05:13.
Last edited by sunnymantri on 28 Nov 2016, 02:23, edited 2 times in total.
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27 Nov 2016, 06:25
sunnymantri wrote:
To be a leading producer in the computer industry, a company must be international, achieve a turnover that makes efficient large-scale production possible, and secure information about technical advances.

(D) and secure information of how to technically advance
(E) and secure information in regards to technical advances

Nothing wrong with the original sentence....

To be a leading producer in the computer industry, a company must be -
(1) international,
(2) achieve a turnover that makes efficient large-scale production possible,

Original sentence maintains parallelism and conveys the correct meaning...

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27 Nov 2016, 10:54
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My issue is how to proceed further all there of the appear to be grammatically correct. Please don't tell me that you would choose A over E because E is awkward. Sorry that does not help. All the awkward sounding sentences have a grammatical logic behind them.

There is really no grammatical rule that would explain why "about technical advances" is better than "in regards to technical advances" and "of how to technically advance". One way to judge could be to determine the most economical way ( using minimum number of words) to express an idea.
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26 Jul 2017, 17:22
There is no error in the original sentence.
So our answer here is A.
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Updated on: 03 Jan 2018, 06:28
To be a leading producer in the computer industry, a company must be international,
achieve a turnover that makes efficient large-scale production possible, and secure

My answer to this question was correct.
but i wd like to know its breakup:

Subject: a leading producer in the computer industry
Simple subject: producer
verbs: must, achieve, secure

Predicate: a company must be international,
achieve a turnover that makes efficient large-scale production possible, and secure

any additional info on the breakup will be appreciated

thank u!

ps: this question comes from a download from the question banks on this site

Originally posted by Mansoor50 on 03 Jan 2018, 01:00.
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03 Jan 2018, 11:44
sunnymantri wrote:
To be a leading producer in the computer industry, a company must be international, achieve a turnover that makes efficient large-scale production possible, and secure information about technical advances.

(D) and secure information of how to technically advance
(E) and secure information in regards to technical advances

The source of this question is Oldy but goldy question bank in gmatclub, which itself is a collection of MGMAT and GMAT prep questions.
See http://gmatclub.com/forum/sentence-corr ... l#p1634093

Subject of the sentence is 'A company' and the sentence wants to convey that for a company to become a leading producer in computer industry, must be international, achieve a turnover...., and secure.

The words be, achieve, secure are required to be parallel, therefore, we can easily rule answer choice B.
We can also rule out C) because while creates a new clause which its not required here. A company needs to be A, B and C NOT A, B while C.

My issue is how to proceed further all there of the appear to be grammatically correct. Please don't tell me that you would choose A over E because E is awkward. Sorry, but that does not help. All the awkward sounding sentences have a grammatical concept behind them.

B&C are correctly ruled out by you. For D & E yes the construction of the sentences is awkward and wordy. Also in E the usage of 'in regard to' is not correct. In regard is used where we look upon or feel of something with a particular feeling.
eg: In regard to the recent break-ins at our warehouse, the police are reviewing security footage to find more clues.

In the question you want to secure information about the technical advances. You not look up to technical advances for information.

D is changing the meaning of the original sentence. We want information about the technical advance not how to advance.

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24 Oct 2018, 01:10
sunnymantri wrote:
To be a leading producer in the computer industry, a company must be international, achieve a turnover that makes efficient large-scale production possible, and secure information about technical advances.

(D) and secure information of how to technically advance
(E) and secure information in regards to technical advances

The source of this question is Oldy but goldy question bank in gmatclub, which itself is a collection of MGMAT and GMAT prep questions.
See http://gmatclub.com/forum/sentence-corr ... l#p1634093

Subject of the sentence is 'A company' and the sentence wants to convey that for a company to become a leading producer in computer industry, must be international, achieve a turnover...., and secure.

The words be, achieve, secure are required to be parallel, therefore, we can easily rule answer choice B.
We can also rule out C) because while creates a new clause which its not required here. A company needs to be A, B and C NOT A, B while C.

My issue is how to proceed further all there of the appear to be grammatically correct. Please don't tell me that you would choose A over E because E is awkward. Sorry, but that does not help. All the awkward sounding sentences have a grammatical concept behind them.

KAPLAN OFFICIAL EXPLANATION:

A All items in a list must be in parallel form. The word “secure” is used inits secondary meaning of “to make safe.”“Secure” is inthe same formas “be” and “achieve,” so (A) is fine as is. (D) and (E) also use the correct form of“secure,”but they contain unidiomat- ic phrases.
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08 Nov 2018, 09:45
achieve and secure are parallel
down to A ,D and E
D and E are wordy
whereas A convey the same meaning in subtle manner

A is correct
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