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1) Because the time between the announcement of the programâ€™s existence and its implementation was so short, many observers assumed that it had been hastily put together; in reality, however, it was based off of years of careful research.

(A) in reality, however, it was based off of years of careful research.

(B) in reality, however, it was based on careful years of research.

(C) in reality, however, it was based on years of careful research.

(D) however, in reality, it was based off of years of careful research.

(E) however, in reality, its existence was actually based on years of careful research.
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23 Nov 2006, 08:41
jyotsnasarabu wrote:

D only reverses the order of however and in reality without fixing the basic issue with the sentence.

And the basic issue with the sentence is that it uses "based off of" something that's used in informal writing alone IMO. Based on years of research conveys the same meaning more clearly. Hence C.
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