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by bupbebeo » Thu Apr 29, 2010 7:09 pm
In a leveraged buyout, investors borrow huge sums of money to buy companies, hoping to pay off the debt by using the company's earnings and to profit richly by the later resale of the companies or their divisions.

A. by using the company's earnings and to profit
B. by using the companies' earnings and by profiting
C. using the companies' earnings and profiting
D. with the company's earnings, profiting
E. with the companies' earnings and to profit

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by bupbebeo » Thu Apr 29, 2010 7:10 pm
2. In a leveraged buyout, investors borrow huge sums of money to buy companies, hoping to pay off the debt by using the company's earnings and to profit richly by the later resale of the companies or their divisions.

A. by using the company's earnings and to profit
B. by using the companies' earnings and by profiting
C. using the companies' earnings and profiting
D. with the company's earnings, profiting
E. with the companies' earnings and to profit

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by sumanr84 » Thu Apr 29, 2010 7:28 pm
bupbebeo wrote:In a leveraged buyout, investors borrow huge sums of money to buy companies, hoping to pay off the debt by using the company's earnings and to profit richly by the later resale of the companies or their divisions.

A. by using the company's earnings and to profit
B. by using the companies' earnings and by profiting
C. using the companies' earnings and profiting
D. with the company's earnings, profiting
E. with the companies' earnings and to profit

Please give me right answer and explanation in details
"by using" is an awkward phase. So, I would eliminate A & B straightaway. D is using possessive company's but we have plural companies here so eliminated. Between C & E, E is better as it says to profit, also, pay with the companies' earning looks better than using the companies'
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by bupbebeo » Thu Apr 29, 2010 7:31 pm
sumanr84 wrote:
bupbebeo wrote:In a leveraged buyout, investors borrow huge sums of money to buy companies, hoping to pay off the debt by using the company's earnings and to profit richly by the later resale of the companies or their divisions.

A. by using the company's earnings and to profit
B. by using the companies' earnings and by profiting
C. using the companies' earnings and profiting
D. with the company's earnings, profiting
E. with the companies' earnings and to profit

Please give me right answer and explanation in details
"by using" is an awkward phase. So, I would eliminate A & B straightaway. D is using possessive company's but we have plural companies here so eliminated. Between C & E, E is better as it says to profit, also, pay with the companies' earning looks better than using the companies'
Why by using is awkward, can you explain more

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by loi.fu.yogi » Thu Apr 29, 2010 7:42 pm
IMO E.

1. Parallelism required - Hoping X and Y. X- to pay off debt;Y - to profit richly. Eliminate b,c,d
2. i guess pay off debt with sounds better than pay off debt by. A is out

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by pradeepkaushal9518 » Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:16 pm
ya its parallel question to pay off the debt with companies's earnings and to profit

in place of by using only using is better but option C is out because it is not pararllel.

so with is better option. hence E must be the answer plz post OA

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by bupbebeo » Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:21 pm
pradeepkaushal9518 wrote:ya its parallel question to pay off the debt with companies's earnings and to profit

in place of by using only using is better but option C is out because it is not pararllel.

so with is better option. hence E must be the answer plz post OA
Oa is E, you're correct

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by pradeepkaushal9518 » Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:40 pm
in sentence correction i learned that

1.first compare all answer find the words which changes its form in each sentence.
2. find the error and eliminate the options
3.find the rules whether parallel,idioms,singular/plural forms/modifiers etcs then then eliminates other options.
4. when left with 1 or 2 options listen which sentence sounds better normally 80 % works
5.then choose yr answer

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by bupbebeo » Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:48 pm
pradeepkaushal9518 wrote:in sentence correction i learned that

1.first compare all answer find the words which changes its form in each sentence.
2. find the error and eliminate the options
3.find the rules whether parallel,idioms,singular/plural forms/modifiers etcs then then eliminates other options.
4. when left with 1 or 2 options listen which sentence sounds better normally 80 % works
5.then choose yr answer

pradeep

plz post your learnings also

I see many people use 3/2 split. what does it mean? anyone can answer me?

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by sumanr84 » Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:14 pm
bupbebeo ,
3/2 split is a process by which we narrow down the correct answer in first 30-40 secs.
GMAT answers are usually presented in a fashion that would lead you to choose b/w 2 sub-groups. One group will have one thing similar and other group will have other things similar. So, what we do first is to choose the sub-group based on whichever error strikes our eyes first. Then you don't even look at the other sub-set and proceed to search the right answer only in your choosen group.

Try to observer the answer patterns in question and you will see that you are saving your time.

Try to parse answers vertically before scanning each answer horizontally. This give a hint of changing patterns and you will come to know what exactly is changing among options, (tense is changing, Subject-verb agreement mismatch etc) then you pick your group and proceed to locate the best answer. Analysing each option horizontally, and then finding error in them is time consuming and not the right way to go about in GMAT.
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by bupbebeo » Thu Apr 29, 2010 11:28 pm
sumanr84 wrote:bupbebeo ,
3/2 split is a process by which we narrow down the correct answer in first 30-40 secs.
GMAT answers are usually presented in a fashion that would lead you to choose b/w 2 sub-groups. One group will have one thing similar and other group will have other things similar. So, what we do first is to choose the sub-group based on whichever error strikes our eyes first. Then you don't even look at the other sub-set and proceed to search the right answer only in your choosen group.

Try to observer the answer patterns in question and you will see that you are saving your time.

Try to parse answers vertically before scanning each answer horizontally. This give a hint of changing patterns and you will come to know what exactly is changing among options, (tense is changing, Subject-verb agreement mismatch etc) then you pick your group and proceed to locate the best answer. Analysing each option horizontally, and then finding error in them is time consuming and not the right way to go about in GMAT.
thank you for your reply sumanr.

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by loveusonu » Fri Apr 30, 2010 8:46 am
bupbebeo wrote:In a leveraged buyout, investors borrow huge sums of money to buy companies, hoping to pay off the debt by using the company's earnings and to profit richly by the later resale of the companies or their divisions.

A. by using the company's earnings and to profit
B. by using the companies' earnings and by profiting
C. using the companies' earnings and profiting
D. with the company's earnings, profiting
E. with the companies' earnings and to profit

Please give me right answer and explanation in details
Not sure, Why A is rejected??
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by thephoenix » Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:04 am
company's earnings vs companies' earnings
can anyone make explain what does the above two form stands for
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by sumanr84 » Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:31 am
thephoenix wrote:company's earnings vs companies' earnings
can anyone make explain what does the above two form stands for
company's earnings - Acts as Singular possesive
companies' earnings - Acts as Plural possesive
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by loveusonu » Fri Apr 30, 2010 12:34 pm
sumanr84 wrote:
thephoenix wrote:company's earnings vs companies' earnings
can anyone make explain what does the above two form stands for
company's earnings - Acts as Singular possesive
companies' earnings - Acts as Plural possesive
Both should be plural yaar, because at the end earnings is plural??
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