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Unlike most other mergers in the utility industry, which have been driven by the need to save money and extend companies' service areas, the merger of the nation's leading gas and electric company is intended to create a huge marketing network for the utilities in question with states opening their utility markets to competition.

A. and electric company is intended to create a huge marketing network for the utilities in question with states opening
B. and electric companies are intended to create a huge network for marketing the utilities in question as states open
C. and electric companies are intended to create a huge network that will be marketing the utilities in question, with states opening
D. company and electric company are intending to create a huge marketing network for the utilities in question, with states opening
E. company and leading electric company is intended to create a huge network for marketing the utilities in question as states open
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12 Jun 2010, 01:37
absolutely E

the merger of x and y is
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17 Jun 2010, 10:49
Please dont tell me D is the answer...it's ridiculous.... I am with E. What's the source? the question itself looks quite good.
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29 Jun 2010, 08:04
it is between A and E.

I picked A. Can someone please explain why E is better than A?
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29 Jun 2010, 09:34
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it is between A and E.

I picked A. Can someone please explain why E is better than A?

This is a question of parallelism, we should have parallel structure like X and Y .
A. and electric company is intended to create a huge marketing network for the utilities in question with states opening:
In this case gas and electric company are not parallel.
E. company and leading electric company is intended to create a huge network for marketing the utilities in question as states open.
This sentence is correct w.r.t parallelism.

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29 Nov 2011, 19:53
Unlike most other mergers in the utility industry, which have been driven by the need to save money and extend companies' service areas, the merger of the nation's leading gas and electric company is intended to create a huge marketing network for the utilities in question with states opening their utility markets to competition.
A. and electric company is intended to create a huge marketing network for the utilities in question with states opening
B. and electric companies are intended to create a huge network for marketing the utilities in question as states open
C. and electric companies are intended to create a huge network that will be marketing the utilities in question, with states opening
D. company and electric company are intending to create a huge marketing network for the utilities in question, with states opening
E. company and leading electric company is intended to create a huge network for marketing the utilities in question as states open

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29 Nov 2011, 22:40
rajeevrks27 wrote:
howcome D is correct???
the merger(sub)(singular) + are (verb)(plural) = wrong sentence
choices are either A or E
as states open makes better sense than with states opening
nation's leading gas and electric company seems one company only , however the sentence talks about THE MERGER OF ( which has to be of ONE COMPANY TO ANOTHER)
IMO E....

I second rajeevrks27. Answer has to be either A or E bacause of above mentioned reason.

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29 Nov 2011, 23:03
+1 E

D cannot be the OA. Merger is singular.
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30 Nov 2011, 00:28
Yeah answer should be E, flawed question !
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30 Nov 2011, 02:51
IMO E

Choice D "the merger" cannot go with "are intending". S - V Agreement error
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30 Nov 2011, 03:02
One more thing this one doesn't feel like a 600-700 difficulty level question.
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30 Nov 2011, 08:50
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One more thing this one doesn't feel like a 600-700 difficulty level question.

It does if the OA is really D!
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01 Dec 2011, 02:58
OA can never be D.. It is E.
"the merger of" is the subject has to go with a singular verb
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Unlike most other mergers in the utility industry, which have been driven by the need to save money and extend companies service areas, the merger of the nations leading gas and electric company is intended to create a huge marketing network for the utilities in question with states opening their utility markets to competition.

A. and electric company is intended to create a huge marketing network for the utilities in question with states opening
B. and electric companies are intended to create a huge network for marketing the utilities in question as states open
C. and electric companies are intended to create a huge network that will be marketing the utilities in question, with states opening
D. company and electric company are intending to create a huge marketing network for the utilities in question, with states opening
E. company and leading electric company is intended to create a huge network for marketing the utilities in question as states open

This has figured earlier but the OA is still not clear.I am not posting OA to encourage discussion.

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19 May 2013, 06:20
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20 May 2013, 19:03
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Unlike most other mergers in the utility industry, which have been driven by the need to save money and extend companies' service areas, the merger of the nation's leading gas and electric company is intended to create a huge marketing network for the utilities in question with states opening their utility markets to competition.

A. and electric company is intended to create a huge marketing network for the utilities in question with states opening
B. and electric companies are intended to create a huge network for marketing the utilities in question as states open
C. and electric companies are intended to create a huge network that will be marketing the utilities in question, with states opening
D. company and electric company are intending to create a huge marketing network for the utilities in question, with states opening
E. company and leading electric company is intended to create a huge network for marketing the utilities in question as states open

SV logic corner choices A and E. After that it is a bit idiomatic as you want to mention something that is simultaneously going on. As states open is correct usage as compared to with states opening. Hence E.
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20 Nov 2013, 12:08
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Pl help. I marked ans A but the ans is E.
I had brought it down to A & E only because of singular "is" then got confused and marked A

Unlike most other mergers in the utility industry, which have been driven by the need to save money and extend companies' service areas, the merger of the nation's leading gas and electric company is intended to create a huge marketing network for the utilities in question with states opening their utility markets to competition.

A. and electric company is intended to create a huge marketing network for the utilities in question with states opening
B. and electric companies are intended to create a huge network for marketing the utilities in question as states open
C. and electric companies are intended to create a huge network that will be marketing the utilities in question, with states opening
D. company and electric company are intending to create a huge marketing network for the utilities in question, with states opening
E. company and leading electric company is intended to create a huge network for marketing the utilities in question as states open
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Pl help. I marked ans A but the ans is E.
I had brought it down to A & E only because of singular "is" then got confused and marked A

Unlike most other mergers in the utility industry, which have been driven by the need to save money and extend companies' service areas, the merger of the nation's leading gas and electric company is intended to create a huge marketing network for the utilities in question with states opening their utility markets to competition.

A. and electric company is intended to create a huge marketing network for the utilities in question with states opening
B. and electric companies are intended to create a huge network for marketing the utilities in question as states open
C. and electric companies are intended to create a huge network that will be marketing the utilities in question, with states opening
D. company and electric company are intending to create a huge marketing network for the utilities in question, with states opening
E. company and leading electric company is intended to create a huge network for marketing the utilities in question as states open

Dear Tanmay,

Pay close attention to the meaning of the sentence. The sentence is talking about mergers.

When we are talking about "merging", logically at least two entities should be present.

However, Option A says "the merger of the gas and electric company". This is illogical. There needs to be at least another company for this company to be merged with. Option A is incorrect for this reason.

Observe that Option E corrects this error by saying "the merger of gas company and electric company".

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59. Unlike most other mergers in the utility industry, which have been driven by the need to save money and extend companies' service areas, the merger of the nation' s leading gas and electric company is intended to create a huge marketing network for the utilities in question with states opening their utility markets to competition.
A. and electric company is intended to create a huge marketing network for the utilities in question with states opening
B. and electric companies are intended to create a huge network for marketing the utilities in question as states open
C. and electric companies are intended to create a huge network that will be marketing the utilities in question, with states opening
D. company and electric company are intending to create a huge marketing network for the utilities in question, with states opening
E. company and leading electric company is intended to create a huge network for marketing the utilities in question as states open

This one is from the GMAT prep and the correct answer is E.

As somebody said, "the merger" is singular so it should be "is intended". that narrows the answer to A and E

A merger needs to be integrated by two companies so in A "leading gas and electric company" seems like a single company working on the gas and electric sectors at the same time. On the other hand if this problem were fixed by saying "leading gas and electric companies" the merge could affect several leading companies, for instance 2 or 3 in the gas sector and 2 or 3 on the electric sector. In E it makes clear that it's the leading gas company and the leading electric company that make up the merger. So E its correct
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25 Aug 2014, 00:02
Reason could be that 'leading gas and electric company ' sounds like it is talking about a single company. As it is talking about 'a merger between 2 companies ' I believe E states it best that the merger is bw the nation's leading gas company and leading electric company .
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07 Sep 2014, 18:48
Unlike most other mergers in the utility industry, which have been driven by the need to save money and extend companies' service areas, the merger of the nation's leading gas and electric company is intended to create a huge marketing network for the utilities in question with states opening their utility markets to competition.

A. and electric company is intended to create a huge marketing network for the utilities in question with states opening
B. and electric companies are intended to create a huge network for marketing the utilities in question as states open
C. and electric companies are intended to create a huge network that will be marketing the utilities in question, with states opening
D. company and electric company are intending to create a huge marketing network for the utilities in question, with states opening
E. company and leading electric company is intended to create a huge network for marketing the utilities in question as states open

The correct answer should be (E)

My thinking process:
1. B,C,D can be ruled out because the merger is singular, not plural so that leaves us with A and E
2. A company can not have a merger by itself, so A is out
3. To further confirm the 2nd point, the "with" without the comma seems to imply that the marketing network created for utilities in question is only for states opening their utility markets to competition.
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