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100 points for $49 worth of Veritas practice GMATs FREE VERITAS PRACTICE GMAT EXAMS Earn 10 Points Per Post Earn 10 Points Per Thanks Earn 10 Points Per Upvote ## Rising inventories ##### This topic has 2 expert replies and 17 member replies Goto page Junior | Next Rank: 30 Posts Joined 17 May 2011 Posted: 13 messages Test Date: End June Target GMAT Score: 720+ GMAT Score: 620 Rising inventories, when unaccompanied correspondingly by increases in sales, can lead to production cutbacks that would hamper economic growth. (A) when unaccompanied correspondingly by increases in sales, can lead (B) when not accompanied by corresponding increases in sales, possibly leads (C) when they were unaccompanied by corresponding sales increases, can lead (D) if not accompanied by correspondingly increased sales, possibly leads (E) if not accompanied by corresponding increases in sales, can lead I started with the split can lead v/s possibly leads. The verb lead is plural and modifies inventories. So I eliminated B & D. second split: increases in sales v/s sales increases. Increase in sales seems better because it is clarifying that the increase that has taken place is of sales. Sales increases is not very clear. Eliminate C. We are left with A & E. I prefer E because of the use of 'not accompanied by' and 'corresponding'. I pick E. Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts Joined 05 Jun 2011 Posted: 3 messages Hi ...can u plz explain ..why they have taken Inventories rather than taking "rising inventories" - gerund phrase - which would have been singular...and we could have used Leads instead of lead. ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 25 May 2010 Posted: 15386 messages Followed by: 1872 members Upvotes: 13060 GMAT Score: 790 vikramk1986 wrote: Hi ...can u plz explain ..why they have taken Inventories rather than taking "rising inventories" - gerund phrase - which would have been singular...and we could have used Leads instead of lead. If rising were a gerund here, then inventories would be its direct object. But the verb TO RISE cannot take a direct object. We don't rise something; we RAISE something. Hence, rising here is an ADJECTIVE modifying the subject inventories. _________________ Mitch Hunt Private Tutor for the GMAT and GRE GMATGuruNY@gmail.com If you find one of my posts helpful, please take a moment to click on the "UPVOTE" icon. Available for tutoring in NYC and long-distance. For more information, please email me at GMATGuruNY@gmail.com. Student Review #1 Student Review #2 Student Review #3 Free GMAT Practice Test How can you improve your test score if you don't know your baseline score? Take a free online practice exam. Get started on achieving your dream score today! Sign up now. Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts Joined 26 Feb 2012 Posted: 1 messages May I ask what the difference below...still confuse : ((( A. if not accompanied by corresponding increase in sales B. if not accompanied corresponding by increase in sales Thanks Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts Joined 22 Jun 2012 Posted: 258 messages Followed by: 3 members Upvotes: 6 GMAT Score: 640 when they are unaccompanied by corresponding sales increases, can lead Will this be correct grammatically ? I am not feeling something right about they _________________ Regards, Sach • Free Trial & Practice Exam BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Free Veritas GMAT Class Experience Lesson 1 Live Free Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • 5 Day FREE Trial Study Smarter, Not Harder Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • FREE GMAT Exam Know how you'd score today for$0

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