Source: Official Guide for the GMAT 13th Ed. Sentence Correction; #14 Official Guide for the GMAT 2015 14th Ed. Sentence Correction; #14

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Rising inventories, when unaccompanied correspondingly by increases

Rising inventories, when unaccompanied correspondingly by increases in sales, can lead to production cutbacks that would hamper economic growth.

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Shray Taneja

Hello,
Is rising alone not subject here . rising is a greund that can function as a noun?why did we include inventories?

Nov 21, 2015 • Comment

Adam

Hi Shray,

"Rising" is functioning as an adjective here that describes "inventories."

If instead we had something like "The rising of inventories", then we would know that "rising" is being specified as the noun, and is being modified by inventories.

Nov 21, 2015 • Reply

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Gravatar Mike McGarry, Magoosh Tutor

May 22, 2013 • Comment

Li Jian Xin

i have a question. why not see "rising inventories‘ as a subject? i mean like this. Swimming in the sea makes people relax. if we see "rising inventories" as a subject, we should use leads instead of lead

Apr 12, 2016 • Reply

Cydney Seigerman, Magoosh Tutor

Hi there :) It turns out that the phrase "rising inventories" is the subject. Because inventories in the plural, the verb must also be in the plural. For that reason, lead is the correct conjugation of the verb :)

Hope this helps!

Apr 15, 2016 • Reply

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