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## Tough GMATPrep SC

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#### Tough GMATPrep SC

Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:42 am
Corporations will soon be required to report to the government whether they have the necessary reserves to pay the pension benefits earned by their employees and that the information be published in annual reports to shareholders.

A) earned by their employees and that the information be published
B) that their employees earned and that the information be published
C) that was earned by their employees with the information being published
D) earned by their employees, information that must also be published
E) earned by their employees and published the information

OA: D

I do not understand how to solve the question?

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Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:00 am
Mo2men wrote:
Dear Mitch,

Is 'information in the OA considered Summative modifier??

Thanks
Correct!
In the OA, information that must be published serves to SUM UP the preceding clause (whether the companies have the necessary reserves).

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Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:30 am
GMATGuruNY wrote:
Mo2men wrote:
Corporations will soon be required to report to the government whether they have the necessary reserves to pay the pension benefits earned by their employees and that the information be published in annual reports to shareholders.

A) earned by their employees and that the information be published
B) that their employees earned and that the information be published
C) that was earned by their employees with the information being published
D) earned by their employees, information that must also be published
E) earned by their employees and published the information
and must serve to connect PARALLEL FORMS.

A and B: to report...whether they have the necessary reserves...and that the information be published.
Here, the two colored portions are not parallel forms.
Eliminate A and B.

E: to report...whether they have the necessary reserves to pay the pension benefits earned by their employees and published the information in annual reports to shareholders.
Here, it is unclear what form is intended to be parallel with the portion in red.
If the red portion is intended to be parallel with the preceding whether-clause, the sentence would need to read as follows:
to report to the government whether they have the necessary reserves to pay the pension benefits earned by their employees and whether they have published the information in annual reports to shareholders.
Eliminate E.

C: benefits that was earned
Here, was earned (singular) does not agree with benefits (plural).
Eliminate C.

Dear Mitch,

Is 'information in the OA considered Summative modifier??

Thanks

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Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:01 am
Mo2men wrote:
Corporations will soon be required to report to the government whether they have the necessary reserves to pay the pension benefits earned by their employees and that the information be published in annual reports to shareholders.

A) earned by their employees and that the information be published
B) that their employees earned and that the information be published
C) that was earned by their employees with the information being published
D) earned by their employees, information that must also be published
E) earned by their employees and published the information
and must serve to connect PARALLEL FORMS.

A and B: to report...whether they have the necessary reserves...and that the information be published.
Here, the two colored portions are not parallel forms.
Eliminate A and B.

E: to report...whether they have the necessary reserves to pay the pension benefits earned by their employees and published the information in annual reports to shareholders.
Here, it is unclear what form is intended to be parallel with the portion in red.
If the red portion is intended to be parallel with the preceding whether-clause, the sentence would need to read as follows:
to report to the government whether they have the necessary reserves to pay the pension benefits earned by their employees and whether they have published the information in annual reports to shareholders.
Eliminate E.

C: benefits that was earned
Here, was earned (singular) does not agree with benefits (plural).
Eliminate C.

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