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American executives, unlike their japanese

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B) are under pressure to show 
Here's how I thought through this one... 
1. What's the split? "are/pressure" vs. "have pressure" 
2. Which split can I eliminate? 
> Okay, you have pressure on something, not "to" or "that" 
> Eliminate "have pressure" split, i.e., Eliminate A and E! 
3. Out of B,C and D, which two can I definitely eliminate? 
> "are pressured toward showing" -- ambiguous. Are they pressured or not? This seems to change the meaning of the sentence. Eliminate D! 
> "are under the pressure of..." Hmm, are the Am. execs under a Rock?? As arashyazdiha pointed out, the way this is worded, you expect the "subject" of the sentence to come right after "of". 
>> For example, Am. execs ... are are under the pressure of "the sarbanes-oxley" law. 
> Okay, Eliminate C 
4. Answer, by POE, is (B) 
> B is a valid idiom too! "under pressure to.." 
 

answered May 16, 2016 by Guru (5,628 points)
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