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Choose the sentence with properly used idiom (emphasized with boldface). Please note that a wrong answer choice may be grammatically correct.

A. The market has confidence that the firm will add back leverage to increase profits.
B. The market has confidence in the firm's ability to add back leverage to increase profits.
C. The market has confidence in the firm to add back leverage to increase profits.
D. All of the above
E. None of the above
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Choose the sentence with properly used idiom (emphasized with boldface). Please note that a wrong answer choice may be grammatically correct.

A. The market has confidence that the firm will add back leverage to increase profits.
B. The market has confidence in the firm's ability to add back leverage to increase profits.
C. The market has confidence in the firm to add back leverage to increase profits.
D. All of the above
E. None of the above



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Why A , B sounds correct to me also ?

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I think this question is poor and not helpful.
This sounds right also "The market has confidence in the firm's ability to add back leverage to increase profits."
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All A, B and C are grammatically correct, but A is concise.
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Choose the sentence with properly used idiom (emphasized with boldface). Please note that a wrong answer choice may be grammatically correct.

A. The market has confidence that the firm will add back leverage to increase profits.
B. The market has confidence in the firm's ability to add back leverage to increase profits.
C. The market has confidence in the firm to add back leverage to increase profits.
D. All of the above
E. None of the above


B is no more unidiomatic than is A. Several corpra show this to be the case.
Answer: A
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Usage of 'that' after a verb is needed if there is confusion over whether the statement after the verb could be considered the object of the verb rather than a description. In this example, the reader could be confused that the market had confidence in the firm. This is different than confidence that the firm will do something.

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IMO the answer should be B.
The market has confidence in the firm's ability makes more sense.

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I think this is a poor-quality question and the explanation isn't clear enough, please elaborate. With close call among choices, GMAT Club should provide elaborate explanation.... This critical componant is missing here... Thanks

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All of above looks correct answer to me

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A. The market has confidence that the firm will add back leverage to increase profits.

B. The market has confidence in the firm's ability to add back leverage to increase profits.

The difference between a and b (according to me) is that:

a) Market has confidence that the firm will do something. That means the market has confidence that firm will take some action to do something in order to achieve something.

b) Market has confidence in firm's ability to do something.

Without the original meaning, it is difficult to understand what is the real meaning that the sentence is trying to convey.

According to me both a and b are correct.

Here's a link about the usage of ability: https://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/verbs-tha ... -the-gmat/



C. The market has confidence in the firm to add back leverage to increase profits.
This is a non-sensical construction. It is neither grammatically nor logically correct.


Hey mike. Please give your analysis for this question especially the first two statements.


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according to me b is correct ! Gmat club should provide further explanation.

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