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When working with overseas clients, an understanding of cultural norms is at least as important as grasping the pivotal business issues for the global manager.

(A) When working with overseas clients, an understanding of cultural norms is at least as important as grasping the pivotal business issues for the global manager.

(B) When they work with overseas clients, understanding cultural norms is at least of equal importance to the global manager as grasping the pivotal business issues.

(C) For global managers working with overseas clients, understanding cultural norms is at least as important as grasping the pivotal business issues.

(D) For global managers working with overseas clients, an understanding of cultural norms is at least as important to them as that they grasp the pivotal business issues.

(E) Global managers working with overseas clients find an understanding of cultural norms to be equally important as grasping the pivotal business issues.

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A. When working with overseas clients, an understanding of cultural norms is at least as important as grasping the pivotal business issues for the global manager.
- misplaced modifier, an understanding is working with overseas clients

B. When they work with overseas clients, understanding cultural norms is at least of equal importance to the global manager as grasping the pivotal business issues.

- again misplaced modifier, understanding cultural norms are working with overseas clients because the subject of independent clause is subject of dependent clause.

C. For global managers working with overseas clients, understanding cultural norms is at least as important as grasping the pivotal business issues.

- keep this.

D. For global managers working with overseas clients, an understanding of cultural norms is at least as important to them as that they grasp the pivotal business issues.

- weird construction... as that..they does not refer to anything here...

E. Global managers working with overseas clients find an understanding of cultural norms to be equally important as grasping the pivotal business issues.

a noun, understanding, is compared with a participle phrase...
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C. For global managers working with overseas clients, understanding cultural norms is at least as important as grasping the pivotal business issues.

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C here. B has a modifier error. E uses incorrect idiom find...to be .. equally important 'to' NOT 'as'.
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When working with overseas clients, an understanding of cultural norms is at least as important as grasping the pivotal business issues for the global manager.

A. When working with overseas clients, an understanding of cultural norms is at least as important as grasping the pivotal business issues for the global manager.
B. When they work with overseas clients, understanding cultural norms is at least of equal importance to the global manager as grasping the pivotal business issues.
C. For global managers working with overseas clients, understanding cultural norms is at least as important as grasping the pivotal business issues.
D. For global managers working with overseas clients, an understanding of cultural norms is at least as important to them as that they grasp the pivotal business issues.
E. Global managers working with overseas clients find an understanding of cultural norms to be equally important as grasping the pivotal business issues.


A. Modifier error. Also, 'for grasping ...for the global managers'. Is someone grasping the issues for the global managers? Or the global managers themselves need to grasp the issue?
B. Modifier error. Also, they has no antecedent. Global manager is singular; therefore 'they' can refer to global manager.
C. Correct. Short and sweet.
D. Awkward construction. Working verbs are preferred over action nouns (an understanding). 'As X as Y' is the correct idiom. Here it is As to X As that.
E. 'Equally important as' seems redundant. It should be 'to be as important as grasping'. Also, 'at least' and 'equal' are different in meaning.
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"an understanding" or "understanding" -- which is correct?

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C. For global managers working with overseas clients, understanding cultural norms is at least as important as grasping the pivotal business issues.

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A. When working with overseas clients, an understanding of cultural norms is at least as important as grasping the pivotal business issues for the global manager.

"When working with overseas clients,….." is a descriptive phrase that describes "global managers." According to the modification rules, "global managers" should come next (right after that comma). Eliminate A.

B. When they work with overseas clients, understanding cultural norms is at least of equal importance to the global manager as grasping the pivotal business issues.

Answer B has the same error as A - an incorrect phrase after the comma. Eliminate B.

D. For global managers working with overseas clients, an understanding of cultural norms is at least as important to them as that they grasp the pivotal business issues.

The sentence in D is ambiguous. It describes two things that matter to global managers (an understanding of cultural norms, and grasping business issues). These two things have to be written in "parallel format" and use a two-part phrase. Clearly, "an understanding of cultural norms is at least as important to them as that they grasp" is not parallel. Eliminate D.

E. Global managers working with overseas clients find an understanding of cultural norms to be equally important as grasping the pivotal business issues

Answer E is not a proper two-part phrase. Eliminate E.

C. For global managers working with overseas clients, understanding cultural norms is at least as important as grasping the pivotal business issues

This answer has proper modification, is parallel, and is expressed as a two-part phrase. Answer C is correct!
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When working with overseas clients, an understanding of cultural norms is at least as important as grasping the pivotal business issues for the global manager.

A. When working with overseas clients, an understanding of cultural norms is at least as important as grasping the pivotal business issues for the global manager. - Parallelism issue -
if the first part is "an understanding", the second part should be "a grasp". if the second part is "grasping", the first part should be "understanding".
OPENING MODIFIER—"When working with overseas clients" - it MUST be followed by "the global manager" or "global managers".
B. When they work with overseas clients, understanding cultural norms is at least of equal importance to the global manager as grasping the pivotal business issues. - They is incorrect as global manager is singular
C. For global managers working with overseas clients, understanding cultural norms is at least as important as grasping the pivotal business issues. - Correct
D. For global managers working with overseas clients, an understanding of cultural norms is at least as important to them as that they grasp the pivotal business issues. - Parallelism issue
E. Global managers working with overseas clients find an understanding of cultural norms to be equally important as grasping the pivotal business issues. - Parallelism issue - understanding and grasping

Answer C
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Cannot understand why option E is wrong, Understanding and Grasping seem to be parallel..Plz expain..
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Cannot understand why option E is wrong, Understanding and Grasping seem to be parallel..Plz expain..

The easiest way to eliminate E is to recognize the redundancy in "equally important as." X can be as important as Y. X and Y can be equally important. But X cannot be equally important as Y.

(The parallelism thing is pretty subtle. "An understanding" is more noun-like because of the article "an." Take a silly example: "Amy has an understanding of why feeding her dog chocolate is a terrible idea." "An understanding" is the object in the sentence, something Amy can possess. "Grasping," though not a verb, is more verb-like - an action rather than something one could possess. So "an understanding" and "grasping" are not parallel. That's not an issue that I'd devote any brain space to.)

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leo125 wrote:
Cannot understand why option E is wrong, Understanding and Grasping seem to be parallel..Plz expain..

The easiest way to eliminate E is to recognize the redundancy in "equally important as." X can be as important as Y. X and Y can be equally important. But X cannot be equally important as Y.

(The parallelism thing is pretty subtle. "An understanding" is more noun-like because of the article "an." Take a silly example: "Amy has an understanding of why feeding her dog chocolate is a terrible idea." "An understanding" is the object in the sentence, something Amy can possess. "Grasping," though not a verb, is more verb-like - an action rather than something one could possess. So "an understanding" and "grasping" are not parallel. That's not an issue that I'd devote any brain space to.)

I hope that helps!
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Can I say that an understanding is complex gerrund and grasping is simple gerrund. Both of then can't be parallel. If we want to make then parallel, change grasping to grasp (action noun) OR An understanding to just understanding ( ie without the article an).

( PS: I understand that using jargons is not the best way to study. We should know how the construction work but as a non- native speaker, this split does not come out intuitively to me. May be pattern recognizing by remembering them as complex and simple gerrund will help me to spot the difference in some other construction)


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leo125 wrote:
Cannot understand why option E is wrong, Understanding and Grasping seem to be parallel..Plz expain..

The easiest way to eliminate E is to recognize the redundancy in "equally important as." X can be as important as Y. X and Y can be equally important. But X cannot be equally important as Y.

(The parallelism thing is pretty subtle. "An understanding" is more noun-like because of the article "an." Take a silly example: "Amy has an understanding of why feeding her dog chocolate is a terrible idea." "An understanding" is the object in the sentence, something Amy can possess. "Grasping," though not a verb, is more verb-like - an action rather than something one could possess. So "an understanding" and "grasping" are not parallel. That's not an issue that I'd devote any brain space to.)

I hope that helps!
HI GMATNinja

Can I say that an understanding is complex gerrund and grasping is simple gerrund. Both of then can't be parallel. If we want to make then parallel, change grasping to grasp (action noun) OR An understanding to just understanding ( ie without the article an).

( PS: I understand that using jargons is not the best way to study. We should know how the construction work but as a noun- native speaker, this split does not come out intuitively to me. May be pattern recognizing by remembering them as complex and simple gerrund will help me to spot the difference in some other construction)


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Sure - the second option is precisely what the OA does!

As for your question about using jargon, while I don't think it's necessary to internalize these terms, there's no harm in doing so. Just know that 1) this particular issue is rare on the GMAT and 2) you need to understand the function of the words before you can properly assign the labels, so if you're using the labels correctly, you've probably already done some version of the above analysis, making the labels themselves kind of unnecessary, anyway. :)
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