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Sentence Correction: Preposition and Idiom Questions - Overview

An insurance underwriter takes a vast number of factors into account when deciding whether to insure a clinical trial or not, especially in cases in which a drug intended for the international market is being developed.

In the GMAT, the addition of the phrase or not at any point after the word whether is considered redundant and, therefore, a stylistic error. Look for a more concise answer choice.

In the GMAT, the addition of the phrase or not at any point after the word whether is considered redundant and, therefore, a stylistic error. Look for a more concise answer choice.

Although this answer choice corrects the original Stylistic flaw by removing the phrase or not, it creates a grammatical error by using the incorrect preposition (at) in the phrase intended at the international market. The correct idiomatic expression in this case would be intended for the international market.

Although this answer choice corrects the original Stylistic flaw by removing the phrase or not, it creates a grammatical error by using the incorrect preposition (by) after factors. The correct idiomatic expression is to take something into account.

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In the GMAT, the addition of the phrase or not at any point after the word whether is considered redundant and, therefore, a stylistic error.

An insurance underwriter takes a vast number of factors into account when deciding whether to insure a clinical trial or not, especially in cases in which a drug intended for
When deciding whether to insure a clinical trial, an insurance underwriter takes a vast number of factors into account, especially in cases in which a drug intended for
An insurance underwriter takes a vast number of factors into account when deciding whether to insure a clinical trial, especially in cases in which a drug intended at
An insurance underwriter takes a vast number of factors by account when deciding whether to insure a clinical trial, especially in cases in which a drug intended for
When deciding whether or not to insure a clinical trial, an insurance underwriter takes a vast number of factors into account especially in cases in which a drug intended for