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publishing divisions Post Fri Dec 05, 2008 9:03 am
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    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

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    Post Fri Dec 05, 2008 9:18 am
    A. their share of the country's $21 billion book market from 6 percent to 10 percent, a market ranging
    Their is the incorrect pronoun

    B. from 6 percent to 10 percent its share of the $21 billion book market in the country, which ranges
    its is the correct pronoun, however which incorrectly modifies country instead of the book market.

    C. to 10 percent from 6 percent in their share of the $21 billion book market in the country, a market ranging
    Their is the incorrect pronoun

    D. in its share, from 6 percent to 10 percent, of the $21 billion book market in the country, which ranges
    This is very awkward sounding. "the company will increase in its share"

    E. to 10 percent from 6 percent its share of the country's $21 billion book market, which ranges
    its is the correct pronoun and which correctly refers to the book market.


    I choose E.

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    Post Fri Dec 05, 2008 9:28 am
    My main doubt with E is that it uses the incorrect idiom ' to x from y' instead of correct idiom 'from x to y'..correct me if i am wrong.

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    Post Fri Dec 05, 2008 9:31 am
    In MGMAT sc book:

    Idoms:

    The price fell FROM 10 euros TO 3 euros.
    The price fell TO 3 euros FROM 10 euros.

    They are both correct.

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    Post Fri Dec 05, 2008 9:39 am
    cool..thanks

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    Post Fri Dec 05, 2008 10:06 am
    imo:E

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    Post Fri Dec 05, 2008 8:41 pm
    D in its share, from 6 percent to 10 percent, of the $21 billion book market in the country, which ranges

    Simply eliminate D for illogical reference of which to country

    no need to think so much about awkward construction...they are generally personalised....

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    Post Fri Dec 05, 2008 9:12 pm
    A. Their (company是单数,没有出现复数的主语,their指代不清) 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 (修饰country,有歧义) ranges
    C. to 10 percent from 6 percent in Their (company是单数,没有出现复数的主语,their指代不清)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 (修饰country,有歧义) ranges
    E. to 10 percent from 6 percent its share of the country's $21 billion book market, which ranges

    So it is clearly E Laughing Laughing Laughing

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    Post Sun May 24, 2009 4:22 pm
    logitech wrote:
    A. Their (company是单数,没有出现复数的主语,their指代不清) 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 (修饰country,有歧义) ranges
    C. to 10 percent from 6 percent in Their (company是单数,没有出现复数的主语,their指代不清)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 (修饰country,有歧义) ranges
    E. to 10 percent from 6 percent its share of the country's $21 billion book market, which ranges

    So it is clearly E Laughing Laughing Laughing
    what is the OA?

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    Post Sun Jul 05, 2009 3:03 am
    What's the OA for this question?

    I have a paper test which has this question. The OA is mentioned as (B). I doubt it.

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    Post Tue Jul 21, 2009 12:56 am
    OA is (E) and comes from one of the 15 sets, said to be consisting of REAL GMAT questions.

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    Post Tue Jul 21, 2009 2:21 am
    I believe answer to be B. I havent read/confronted with the answer to X from Y.

    Is to X from Y the correct idiom?

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    Post Tue Jul 21, 2009 3:50 am
    viju9162 wrote:
    I believe answer to be B. I havent read/confronted with the answer to X from Y.

    Is to X from Y the correct idiom?
    to X from Y AND from X to Y

    Both are correct.

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    Post Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:04 am
    Thank you cata1yst

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    Post Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:17 am
    viju9162 wrote:
    Thank you cata1yst
    Also B is wrong because which refers to country and not market like it should...



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