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With Arcsun Corporation announcing their new home video system, Playli

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With Arcsun Corporation announcing their new home video system, Playlite has to upgrade their systems to compete with them.

(A) With Arcsun Corporation announcing their new home video system, Playlite has to upgrade their systems to compete with them

(B) With Arcsun Corporation announcing its new home video system, Playlite must upgrade their systems in competition with it

(C) Because Arcsun Corporation is announcing their new home video system, Playlite has to upgrade its own systems by competing with them

(D) Since Arcsun Corporation is announcing their new home video system, Playlite is to upgrade their systems by competing with them

(E) Since Arcsun Corporation has announced its new home video system, Playlite must upgrade its own systems to compete with Arcsun


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Re: With Arcsun Corporation announcing their new home video system, Playli  [#permalink]

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New post 02 Jul 2015, 13:24
Thank you for posting the question Mike :)

Let's solve this one :)
pronouns, pronouns, and one more time pronouns!

mikemcgarry wrote:
With Arcsun Corporation announcing their new home video system, Playlite has to upgrade their systems to compete with them.


(A) With Arcsun Corporation announcing [color=#ff0000]their new home video system, Playlite has to upgrade their systems to compete with them
AC is singurlar, but their is plural - nope!
P is singular while their is plural - nope!
to compete with whom? them? but who them refers to? there is a mistake here!!! :)

(B) With Arcsun Corporation announcing its new home video system, Playlite must upgrade their systems in competition with it
ITS - mm good
Their - antecedent Playlite - do not agree in number

(C) Because Arcsun Corporation is announcing their new home video system, Playlite has to upgrade its own systems by competing with them
again their/them

(D) Since Arcsun Corporation is announcing their new home video system, Playlite is to upgrade their systems by competing with them
this one is a disaster.
Playlite is to... :shock:
BY competing - :shock: :shock:
their/them - :shock: :shock: :shock:

(E) Since Arcsun Corporation has announced its new home video system, Playlite must upgrade its own systems to compete with Arcsun[/color]
looks good. best answer choice, although it might appear that MUST changes the meaning of the sentence.
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New post 10 Aug 2016, 05:56
Thank you for the question and the explanation. =)

I was wondering about tense issues regarding (C) and (D): (C) says "Because Arcsun Corporation is announcing their new home video system, Playlite has to upgrade its own systems by competing with them; (D) says "Since Arcsun Corporation is announcing their new home video system, Playlite is to upgrade their systems by competing with them."
Compared to the right answer (E)(Since ... has announced..., ...must...), is there any preference among these three? Or all of them are just fine?

Thank you in advance!
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New post 15 Jan 2018, 08:50
chesstitans wrote:
With Arcsun Corporation announcing their new home video system, Playlite has to upgrade their systems to compete with them.

(A) With Arcsun Corporation announcing their new home video system, Playlite has to upgrade their systems to compete with them

(B) With Arcsun Corporation announcing its new home video system, Playlite must upgrade their systems in competition with it

(C) Because Arcsun Corporation is announcing their new home video system, Playlite has to upgrade its own systems by competing with them

(D) Since Arcsun Corporation is announcing their new home video system, Playlite is to upgrade their systems by competing with them

(E) Since Arcsun Corporation has announced its new home video system, Playlite must upgrade its own systems to compete with Arcsun


Given options are wrong for highlighted reason -

(A) With Arcsun Corporation announcing their new home video system, Playlite has to upgrade their systems to compete with them

(B) With Arcsun Corporation announcing its new home video system, Playlite must upgrade their systems in competition with it - we need unambiguous antecedent

(C) Because Arcsun Corporation is announcing their new home video system, Playlite has to upgrade its own systems by competing with them

(D) Since Arcsun Corporation is announcing their new home video system, Playlite is to upgrade their systems by competing with them

(E) Since Arcsun Corporation has announced its new home video system, Playlite must upgrade its own systems to compete with Arcsun - Correct
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