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A. their share of the country¡¯s $21 billion book market from 6 percent to 10 percent, a market ranging B. from 6 percent to 10 percent its share of the$21 billion book market in the country, which ranges
C. to 10 percent from 6 percent in their share of the $21 billion book market in the country, a market ranging D. in its share, from 6 percent to 10 percent, of the$21 billion book market in the country, which ranges
E. to 10 percent from 6 percent its share of the country¡¯s $21 billion book market, which ranges OA (E) Doubt : 1. Idiom is : increase from 6 % to 10% and NOT increase to 10% from 6%.(So he has to be incorrect) 2. IMO B Last edited by gmat740 on Tue Aug 11, 2009 11:56 am; edited 1 time in total Need free GMAT or MBA advice from an expert? Register for Beat The GMAT now and post your question in these forums! kanha81 Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts Joined 10 Jan 2009 Posted: 431 messages Followed by: 1 members Thanked: 16 times Mon Jun 08, 2009 3:10 pm gmat740 wrote: By merging its two publishing divisions, the company will increase their share of the country¡¯s$21 billion book market from 6 percent to 10 percent, a market ranging from obscure textbooks to mass-market paperbacks.
A. their share of the country¡¯s $21 billion book market from 6 percent to 10 percent, a market ranging B. from 6 percent to 10 percent its share of the$21 billion book market in the country, which ranges
C. to 10 percent from 6 percent in their share of the $21 billion book market in the country, a market ranging D. in its share, from 6 percent to 10 percent, of the$21 billion book market in the country, which ranges
E. to 10 percent from 6 percent its share of the country¡¯s $21 billion book market, which ranges OA (E) Doubt : 1. Idiom is : increase from 6 % to 10% and NOT increase to 10% from 6%.(So he has to be incorrect) 2. IMO B Dude gmat740, Sometimes underlining helps others to understand what requires to be examined!! IMO [D] because it maintains the context of the sentence all the way, when the details between commas is omitted. B is not correct because it should be the company will increase its share from 6% to 10% its share AND NOT from 6% to 10% its share _________________ Want to Beat GMAT. Always do what you're afraid to do. Whoooop GMAT real2008 Legendary Member Joined 01 May 2008 Posted: 527 messages Thanked: 7 times Mon Jun 08, 2009 10:46 pm gmat740 wrote: By merging its two publishing divisions, the company will increase their share of the country¡¯s$21 billion book market from 6 percent to 10 percent, a market ranging from obscure textbooks to mass-market paperbacks.
A. their share of the country¡¯s $21 billion book market from 6 percent to 10 percent, a market ranging B. from 6 percent to 10 percent its share of the$21 billion book market in the country, which ranges
C. to 10 percent from 6 percent in their share of the $21 billion book market in the country, a market ranging D. in its share, from 6 percent to 10 percent, of the$21 billion book market in the country, which ranges
E. to 10 percent from 6 percent its share of the country¡¯s $21 billion book market, which ranges OA (E) Doubt : 1. Idiom is : increase from 6 % to 10% and NOT increase to 10% from 6%.(So he has to be incorrect) 2. IMO B Is Choice E having some typo probs? Can you retype it please? tohellandback Legendary Member Joined 17 May 2009 Posted: 752 messages Thanked: 81 times Target GMAT Score: 750 GMAT Score: 680 Tue Jun 09, 2009 2:30 am IMO E: reasons: A)'their' is wrong B)which refers to the country and not the market C)their is wrong D)again which refers to the country E) consistent and correct _________________ The powers of two are bloody impolite!! gracezz Junior | Next Rank: 30 Posts Joined 12 Apr 2010 Posted: 10 messages Sat Apr 17, 2010 6:22 am B. from 6 percent to 10 percent its share of the$21 billion book market in the country, which ranges

i got something to say about this option, in the original sentence, country was modifying market, here in B, country is changed into "in the country", first, it becomes a modifer for the whole sentence, and when in the country is modifying the whole sentence, which can directly refer to country and result in a modifier problem....

check this out...
$21 billion book market of the country, which...which can go to market because of the country is part of that noun phrase,$21 billion book market in the country, which...which can't go to the market because the country is cut out from that noun phrase..

anyone can tell me whether my way of thinking is right?

thx

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gmat740 wrote:
By merging its two publishing divisions, the company will increase their share of the countryï¿½ï¿½s $21 billion book market from 6 percent to 10 percent, a market ranging from obscure textbooks to mass-market paperbacks. A. their share of the countryï¿½ï¿½s$21 billion book market from 6 percent to 10 percent, a market ranging
B. from 6 percent to 10 percent its share of the $21 billion book market in the country, which ranges C. to 10 percent from 6 percent in their share of the$21 billion book market in the country, a market ranging
D. in its share, from 6 percent to 10 percent, of the $21 billion book market in the country, which ranges E. to 10 percent from 6 percent its share of the countryï¿½ï¿½s$21 billion book market, which ranges

OA (E)
Doubt :
1. Idiom is : increase from 6 % to 10% and NOT increase to 10% from 6%.(So he has to be incorrect)
2. IMO B

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