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When bitter managerial conflicts plague a small company, conflicts that in the past might have led to dissolution of the business, executives are likely to turn to outside professional counselors to help resolve disagreement.

(A) conflicts plague a small company, conflicts that in the past might have led to dissolution of the business, executives are likely to
(B) conflicts plague a small company, conflicts that might have in the past led to its dissolution, executives likely will
(C) conflicts plague a small company, which in the past it might have led to the business’s dissolution, executives are liable to
(D) conflicts, which in the past might have led to dissolution of the business, plague a small company, executives are liable to
(E) conflicts, which in the past might have led to its dissolution, plague a small company, executives tend to


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(A) conflicts plague a small company, conflicts that in the past might have led to dissolution of the business, executives are likely to: IMO, CORRECT
(B) conflicts plague a small company, conflicts that might have in the past led to its dissolution, executives likely will: WRONG TENSE
(C) conflicts plague a small company, which in the past it might have led to the business’s dissolution, executives are liable to: MEANING CHANGE
(D) conflicts, which in the past might have led to dissolution of the business, plague a small company, executives are liable to: SAME AS C
(E) conflicts, which in the past might have led to its dissolution, plague a small company, executives tend to: ESSENTIAL INFO PLACED AS NON-ESSENTIAL CLAUSE / BESIDES, PRONOUN 'ITS': DISSOLUTION OF BUSINESS (ORIGINAL SENTENCE) MAY NOT NECESSARILY MEAN DISSOLUTION OF THE COMPANY.
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When bitter managerial conflicts plague a small company, conflicts that in the past might have led to dissolution of the business, executives are likely to turn to outside professional counselors to help resolve disagreement.

(A) conflicts plague a small company, conflicts that in the past might have led to dissolution of the business, executives are likely to
(B) conflicts plague a small company, conflicts that might have in the past led to its dissolution, executives likely will
(C) conflicts plague a small company, which in the past it might have led to the business’s dissolution, executives are liable to
(D) conflicts, which in the past might have led to dissolution of the business, plague a small company, executives are liable to
(E) conflicts, which in the past might have led to its dissolution, plague a small company, executives tend to

The first entry point is the inappropriate adjective 'liable'. Liable 'as per custom' is used only to denote some bad things, such as in 'liable to fall down' or 'liable to be ambushed by enemies' etc. It is not used in such cases as when somebody turns to some normal course in the ordinary of business of life. Therefore, let's first dump C and D.

In E, the pronoun 'its' has no antecedent.

Both A and B use correctly the appositive 'conflicts' to pinpoint the possible damage by the feuds and therefore are the contenders.

However, B uses both 'when' and l'ikely will' for a simultaneous occurrence of the cause and effect.

A by virtue of using 'when' and the present tense 'are likely' is a clear winner.

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I like A for using noun modifier to modify conflicts. Though I am not sure as to how which is incorrect in D &E.
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When bitter managerial conflicts plague a small company, conflicts that in the past might have led to dissolution of the business, executives are likely to turn to outside professional counselors to help resolve disagreement.

(A) conflicts plague a small company, conflicts that in the past might have led to dissolution of the business, executives are likely to
(B) conflicts plague a small company, conflicts that might have in the past led to its dissolution, executives likely will
(C) conflicts plague a small company, which in the past it might have led to the business’s dissolution, executives are liable to
(D) conflicts, which in the past might have led to dissolution of the business, plague a small company, executives are liable to
(E) conflicts, which in the past might have led to its dissolution, plague a small company, executives tend to


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Logical predication; Rhetorical construction

The sentence is in order as it stands; the best answer choice is option A. The other four answer choices have significant errors.

A. Correct. This choice is the best answer. It contains neither the errors in the other choices nor any other errors.

B. The placement of the adverbial phrase in the past creates redundancy because have already indicates a past tense. Placing the phrase in the past preceding might, as in choice A, indicates that the adverbial phrase correctly modifies the entire verb might have led. But likely will . . . is common in speech and somewhat informal; in a formal writing context, are likely to, as in choice A, is better.

C. This construction appears to make it the subject and which the object of the verb led, but the pronoun it has no logically plausible referent. Liable is sometimes used informally as a synonym of likely, but in formal written English, it is typically used only where the potential outcome is undesirable. In this sentence, likely is rhetorically a better choice.

D. The phrase the business is inappropriate given that no business has, by this point, been mentioned. The verb plague is too far removed from its subject conflicts, making the sentence awkward and difficult to read.

E. The possessive adjective its is meant to refer to a small company and could only do so if a company had already been mentioned. The verb plague is too far removed from its subject conflicts, making the sentence awkward and difficult to read.

The correct answer is A.
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I like A for using noun modifier to modify conflicts. Though I am not sure as to how which is incorrect in D &E.


The use of "which is not incorrect in D and E. There are other problems with these choices.

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(D) conflicts, which in the past might have led to dissolution of the business, plague a small company, executives are liable to

Here the overall structure is awkwardly written and then the use of "Liable to" changes the meaning of the sentence.

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(E) conflicts, which in the past might have led to its dissolution, plague a small company, executives tend to

There is no logical antecedent for "it".
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New post 14 Dec 2019, 08:12
is this from official source?

"its dissolution" is wrong meaning. "its" refer to small business and so, is wrong
"liable" is responsible for. this is wrong meaning

choice a present a special pattern. a noun+noun modifier at the end of sentence can refer to a noun in the sentence, very far from the noun+noun modifier. this pattern normally happen with independent clause but can happen in dependent clause.
if gmat agree this pattern, we follow. is this from official source? if it is not from official source, we can waste our time
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New post 18 Dec 2019, 00:53
B : Its has no antecedent even if it refers to conflicts it should be in plural sense, likely followed by to not will
C : Which is wrongly modifying company and liable must be used in negative connotation . business’s dissolution possessive sense
D : Same as C
E : Its has no antecedent even if it refers to conflicts it should be in plural sense
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When bitter managerial conflicts plague a small company, conflicts that in the past might have led to dissolution of the business, executives are likely to turn to outside professional counselors to help resolve disagreement.

(A) conflicts plague a small company, conflicts that in the past might have led to dissolution of the business, executives are likely to
(B) conflicts plague a small company, conflicts that might have in the past led to its dissolution, executives likely will
(C) conflicts plague a small company, which in the past it might have led to the business’s dissolution, executives are liable to
(D) conflicts, which in the past might have led to dissolution of the business, plague a small company, executives are liable to
(E) conflicts, which in the past might have led to its dissolution, plague a small company, executives tend to

The first entry point is the inappropriate adjective 'liable'. Liable 'as per custom' is used only to denote some bad things, such as in 'liable to fall down' or 'liable to be ambushed by enemies' etc. It is not used in such cases as when somebody turns to some normal course in the ordinary of business of life. Therefore, let's first dump C and D.

In E, the pronoun 'its' has no antecedent.

Both A and B use correctly the appositive 'conflicts' to pinpoint the possible damage by the feuds and therefore are the contenders.

However, B uses both 'when' and l'ikely will' for a simultaneous occurrence of the cause and effect.

A by virtue of using 'when' and the present tense 'are likely' is a clear winner.




Hello sir,

In the choice (A), the highlighted subject of the dependent clause, "Conflicts" does not have any verb. Can you explain, on which ground choice A is correct?

(A) conflicts plague a small company, conflicts that in the past might have led to dissolution of the business, executives are likely to
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When bitter managerial conflicts plague a small company, conflicts that in the past might have led to dissolution of the business, executives are likely to turn to outside professional counselors to help resolve disagreement.

(A) conflicts plague a small company, conflicts that in the past might have led to dissolution of the business, executives are likely to
(B) conflicts plague a small company, conflicts that might have in the past led to its dissolution, executives likely will
(C) conflicts plague a small company, which in the past it might have led to the business’s dissolution, executives are liable to
(D) conflicts, which in the past might have led to dissolution of the business, plague a small company, executives are liable to
(E) conflicts, which in the past might have led to its dissolution, plague a small company, executives tend to


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Logical predication; Rhetorical construction

The sentence is in order as it stands; the best answer choice is option A. The other four answer choices have significant errors.

A. Correct. This choice is the best answer. It contains neither the errors in the other choices nor any other errors.

B. The placement of the adverbial phrase in the past creates redundancy because have already indicates a past tense. Placing the phrase in the past preceding might, as in choice A, indicates that the adverbial phrase correctly modifies the entire verb might have led. But likely will . . . is common in speech and somewhat informal; in a formal writing context, are likely to, as in choice A, is better.

C. This construction appears to make it the subject and which the object of the verb led, but the pronoun it has no logically plausible referent. Liable is sometimes used informally as a synonym of likely, but in formal written English, it is typically used only where the potential outcome is undesirable. In this sentence, likely is rhetorically a better choice.

D. The phrase the business is inappropriate given that no business has, by this point, been mentioned. The verb plague is too far removed from its subject conflicts, making the sentence awkward and difficult to read.

E. The possessive adjective its is meant to refer to a small company and could only do so if a company had already been mentioned. The verb plague is too far removed from its subject conflicts, making the sentence awkward and difficult to read.

The correct answer is A.


the explanation of choice E is not good enough.
verb plague is too far from removed from its suject conflicts. this is inferior not incorrect. but choice A is also inferior because "the conflict that hat might..." is also inferior because it refers to a noun in preceding clause while there is another clause following this phrase.

possessive "its" should follow its noun". this is inferior error if gmat agree that it is an error.

so, why choice a is better than choice E. ?
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