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6. Because paper of all kinds is the biggest single
component of municipal trash, many municipalities
have tried recycling to reduce the cost of trash
disposal.

(A) Because paper of all kinds is the biggest single
component of municipal trash, many munici-
palities have tried recycling to reduce the cost
of trash disposal.
(B) Because paper of all kinds is the biggest single
component in municipal trash, many munici-
palities tried to recycle so that the cost of trash
disposal is rduced.
(C) Because paper of all kinds are the biggest single
components in municipal trash, many munici-
palities have tried to recycle to reduce the cost
of trash disposal.
(D) All kinds of paper are the biggest single compo-
nents of municipal trash, and so many munici-
palities have tried recycling to reduce the cost
of trash disposal.
(E) All kinds of paper is the biggest single compo-
nent of municipal trash, so many municipalities
have tried to recycle so that the cost of trash
disposal could be reduced.
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10 Jul 2004, 21:10
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C and E are out. - subject - verb agreement error

C :paper of all kinds singular
E : all kinds of paper plural

D out. , and so is wrong. looking awkward.

A is wrong - wrong tense use "have"

B is right choice[/b]
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10 Jul 2004, 21:51
1min15. A it is
A) I don't see anything wrong with present perfect tense. Subject-verb agreement is fine here
B) I don't like passive form here. Also, the idiom is "...so that X be reduced"
C) subject-verb agreement error. Should read "is" because it is the paper which is the single biggest component
D) double use of conjunction "and" + "so"
E) subject-verb agreement. "are" is needed.
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10 Jul 2004, 23:13
A should be it (45.45s)

Agree with Paul - though there was a lot that I could learn from Paul's explanation
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11 Jul 2004, 04:58
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I can not add anything to Paul's explaination. Excellent.
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