## Each team of business students are responsible for creating a marketable business plan. A. are responsible for creating

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### Each team of business students are responsible for creating a marketable business plan. A. are responsible for creating

by BTGmoderatorDC » Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:08 pm

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Each team of business students are responsible for creating a marketable business plan.

A. are responsible for creating a marketable business plan
B. are responsible to create a marketable business plan
C. is responsible for creating a business plan that is able to be marketed
D. is responsible for creating a marketable business plan
E. is responsible to create a marketable business plan

OA D

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### Re: Each team of business students are responsible for creating a marketable business plan. A. are responsible for crea

by sjain296 » Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:29 pm

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Option D

A. are responsible for creating a marketable business plan............S-V issue. 'Each Team' is a singular subject.

B. are responsible to create a marketable business plan..............S-V issue. You are 'Responsible for' something.

C. is responsible for creating a business plan that is able to be marketed.............Meaning-wise looks fine but it's wordy.

D. is responsible for creating a marketable business plan...................Short, concise, and meaning-wise looks fine.

E. is responsible to create a marketable business plan................'Responsible for' is preferred.

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### Re: Each team of business students are responsible for creating a marketable business plan. A. are responsible for crea

by GMATGuruNY » Tue Aug 18, 2020 3:11 am

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BTGmoderatorDC wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:08 pm
Each team of business students are responsible for creating a marketable business plan.

A. are responsible for creating a marketable business plan
B. are responsible to create a marketable business plan
C. is responsible for creating a business plan that is able to be marketed
D. is responsible for creating a marketable business plan
E. is responsible to create a marketable business plan
In A and B, are (plural) does not agree with team (singular).
Eliminate A and B.

Generally, the GMAT considers it improper to ascribe an ability to a non-living thing.
Incorrect: The table in the dining room is able to accommodate five people.
Correct: The table in the dining room CAN accommodate five people.

In C, is able is improperly ascribed to plan (a non-living thing).
Eliminate C.

E: is responsible to create a marketable business plan
Here, the portion in red is unidiomatic.
The correct idiom is responsible + FOR + VERBing, as in the OA:
Each team...is responsible for creating.

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### Re: Each team of business students are responsible for creating a marketable business plan. A. are responsible for crea

by JeffThorsen777 » Thu Jun 24, 2021 11:18 pm

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It's interesting, thanks!

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