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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 MBAnce Junior | Next Rank: 30 Posts Joined 31 Jul 2008 Posted: 10 messages Target GMAT Score: 800 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. _________________ Any Test Takers In Maharashtra? aj5105 Legendary Member Joined 06 Jul 2008 Posted: 1169 messages Followed by: 1 members Upvotes: 25 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. GMAT/MBA Expert dmateer25 Community Manager Joined 06 Apr 2008 Posted: 1049 messages Followed by: 27 members Upvotes: 113 GMAT Score: 710 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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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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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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cool..thanks

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imo:E

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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.... _________________ Admission champion, Hauz khaz 011-27565856 logitech Legendary Member Joined 20 Oct 2008 Posted: 2136 messages Followed by: 25 members Upvotes: 237 GMAT Score: 730 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

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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
what is the OA?

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Is to X from Y the correct idiom?

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viju9162 wrote:

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

Both are correct.

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Thank you cata1yst

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viju9162 wrote:
Thank you cata1yst
Also B is wrong because which refers to country and not market like it should...

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