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53. According to the National Pasta Association, per-capita consumption of pasta in the United States, which has already been approaching 19 pounds a year, will achieve 30 pounds a year by the twenty-first century.
(A) According to the National Pasta Association, per-capita consumption of pasta in the United States, which has already been approaching 19 pounds a year, will achieve 30 pounds a year by the twenty-first century.
(B) Already approaching 19 pounds a year in the United States, the National Pasta Association predicts that per-capita consumption of pasta will reach 30 pounds a year by the twenty-first century.
(C) The National Pasta association predicts by the twenty-first century that per-capita consumption of pasta in the United States, which is already approaching 19 pounds a year, will reach 30 pounds a year.
(D) By the twenty-first century, the National Pasta Association predicts that per-capita consumption of pasta in the United States, having already approached 19 pounds a year, will reach 30 pounds a year.
(E) According to the National Pasta Association, per-capita consumption of pasta in the United States is already approaching 19 pounds a year and will reach 30 pounds a year by the twenty-first century.
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15 Nov 2006, 19:01
(A) 'which' seems to improperly modify United States
(B) sounds like association is at 19 pounds a year.
(C) awkward
(D) awkward

E is best.
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15 Nov 2006, 21:46
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(A) 'which' seems to improperly modify United States
(B) sounds like association is at 19 pounds a year.
(C) awkward
(D) awkward

E is best.

E for the same reason.
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08 Aug 2007, 13:09
Just curious for choice A:

(A) According to the National Pasta Association, per-capita consumption of pasta in the United States, which has already been approaching 19 pounds a year, will achieve 30 pounds a year by the twenty-first century.

Is "achieve" wrong usage in this context? Should just be "reach" right?
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08 Aug 2007, 15:46
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Just curious for choice A:

(A) According to the National Pasta Association, per-capita consumption of pasta in the United States, which has already been approaching 19 pounds a year, will achieve 30 pounds a year by the twenty-first century.

Is "achieve" wrong usage in this context? Should just be "reach" right?

I voided choice A b/c of an incorrect modifier.
In choice A: "...United States, which has already been approaching 19 lbs a year,..."

What has been approaching 19 lbs a year? The United States? No, pasta consumption.

I thought E was most concise and did not have any modifier issues.

To answer your question about "achieves" I guess I would need to see the next best answer to see what it uses. I agree, "achieves" sounds strange...
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D is wrong because the which doesn't have a clear antecedent - the US or the pasta consumption? E is clearer, and shorter, hence a better answer.
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53. According to the National Pasta Association, per-capita consumption of pasta in the United States, which has already been approaching 19 pounds a year, will achieve 30 pounds a year by the twenty-first century.
(A) According to the National Pasta Association, per-capita consumption of pasta in the United States, which has already been approaching 19 pounds a year, will achieve 30 pounds a year by the twenty-first century. - UNIDIOMATIC
(B) Already approaching 19 pounds a year in the United States, the National Pasta Association predicts that per-capita consumption of pasta will reach 30 pounds a year by the twenty-first century. - Misplaced Modifier
(C) The National Pasta association predicts by the twenty-first century that per-capita consumption of pasta in the United States, which is already approaching 19 pounds a year, will reach 30 pounds a year. - Misplaced Modifier
(D) By the twenty-first century, the National Pasta Association predicts that per-capita consumption of pasta in the United States, having already approached 19 pounds a year, will reach 30 pounds a year. - Misplaced Modifier
(E) According to the National Pasta Association, per-capita consumption of pasta in the United States is already approaching 19 pounds a year and will reach 30 pounds a year by the twenty-first century. - OK

IMO - These are the errors
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19 Mar 2009, 22:20
According to the National Pasta Association, per-capita consumption of pasta in the United States, which has already been approaching 19 pounds a year, will achieve 30 pounds a year by the twenty-first century.

(A) According to the National Pasta Association, per-capita consumption of pasta in the United States, which has already been approaching 19 pounds a year, will achieve 30 pounds a year by the twenty-first century.
(B) Already approaching 19 pounds a year in the United States, the National Pasta Association predicts that per-capita consumption of pasta will reach 30 pounds a year by the twenty-first century.
(C) The National Pasta association predicts by the twenty-first century that per-capita consumption of pasta in the United States, which is already approaching 19 pounds a year, will reach 30 pounds a year.
(D) By the twenty-first century, the National Pasta Association predicts that per-capita consumption of pasta in the United States, having already approached 19 pounds a year, will reach 30 pounds a year.
(E) According to the National Pasta Association, per-capita consumption of pasta in the United States is already approaching 19 pounds a year and will reach 30 pounds a year by the twenty-first century.

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19 Mar 2009, 22:39
only E

other options have either "meaning" or "Modifier" Probs
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20 Mar 2009, 10:33
Should be E.
The above post rightly highlights all things wrong with the sentences.
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20 Mar 2009, 11:57
(A) According to the National Pasta Association, per-capita consumption of pasta in the United States, which has already been approaching 19 pounds a year, will achieve 30 pounds a year by the twenty-first century.
- Modifying US
(B) Already approaching 19 pounds a year in the United States, the National Pasta Association predicts that per-capita consumption of pasta will reach 30 pounds a year by the twenty-first century.
- NPA is not approaching
(C) The National Pasta association predicts by the twenty-first century that per-capita consumption of pasta in the United States, which is already approaching 19 pounds a year, will reach 30 pounds a year.
(D) By the twenty-first century, the National Pasta Association predicts that per-capita consumption of pasta in the United States, having already approached 19 pounds a year, will reach 30 pounds a year.
- Modifying "prediction"
(E) According to the National Pasta Association, per-capita consumption of pasta in the United States is already approaching 19 pounds a year and will reach 30 pounds a year by the twenty-first century.
- Good
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21 Mar 2009, 03:31
Agree it is E...explanations same as above...
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30 Mar 2010, 05:40
Option E...fullll of Cheeeeseee
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30 Mar 2010, 06:47
Its E
all other options have modifier problems
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30 Mar 2010, 17:20
Option E... all others modified the pasta
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31 Mar 2010, 02:40
Definitely E, it all points toward this choice...
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31 Mar 2010, 03:39
E.

Choice A, B, C & D have modifiers and tense errors.
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31 Mar 2010, 09:54
IMO E ...........

According to ................... per capita production already approaching to 19 pounds ..... and will reach 30
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05 Apr 2010, 17:11
I chose E because the modifiers were out of place in all of the other answer choices.

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