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# a cycle has begun

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OA is A.
I have 2 questions:
i) What's wrong with C?
ii) Would not "cycle" and "in which" have to be together?
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Citing the recent increase in earnings by several computer companies,
economists feel that a cycle has begun in which personal computer users,
especially corporate consumers, are replacing their PC’s with more powerful
models.

A. a cycle has begun in which personal computer users
B. a cycle for personal computer users has begun in which they
C. there is a cycle beginning for personal computer users
D. it is the beginning of a cycle for personal computer users
E. personal computer users are in the beginning of a cycle when they
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03 Jul 2010, 05:45
C is wrong since if you take out "especially corporate consumers", you're left with "there is a cycle beginning for personal computer users are replacing their PC's...". It's not correct since the "personal computer users" in the phrase could not be used as a subject in the second continuing phrase.
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03 Jul 2010, 06:53
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C is wrong since if you take out "especially corporate consumers", you're left with "there is a cycle beginning for personal computer users are replacing their PC's...". It's not correct since the "personal computer users" in the phrase could not be used as a subject in the second continuing phrase.

Thanks, that helped.
But again, would not "cycle" and "in which" have to be together?
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03 Jul 2010, 07:02
I can't logically defend it - I'm not sure about the grammar terms to use. For me, it just sounds right. Sorry it's not much help.

Are you referring to the concept wherein "which" must be "touching" the noun it modifies? I think the "in which" usage makes it unnecessary. It's just my hunch...
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03 Jul 2010, 12:36
Anything referring to a period of time should be 'in which'

example: It occured during an age in which...

All options other than A do not make sense.
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28 Jul 2010, 23:46
noboru wrote:
OA is A.
I have 2 questions:
i) What's wrong with C?
ii) Would not "cycle" and "in which" have to be together?
Thanks.

Citing the recent increase in earnings by several computer companies,
economists feel that a cycle has begun in which personal computer users,
especially corporate consumers, are replacing their PC’s with more powerful
models.

A. a cycle has begun in which personal computer users
B. a cycle for personal computer users has begun in which they
C. there is a cycle beginning for personal computer users
D. it is the beginning of a cycle for personal computer users
E. personal computer users are in the beginning of a cycle when they

C is wrong because there is a pronoun with no referrant....
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