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# After several years of rapid growth, the health care company

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After several years of rapid growth, the health care company became one of the largest health care providers in the metropolitan area, while it then proved unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in its payment to doctors and hospitals.

A. while it then proved unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in its payment to

B. while it then proved unable to handle the increase in business and fell months behind in its payment to

C. but then it proved unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in its paying

D. but then proving unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in paying

E. but then proved unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in paying
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07 Sep 2006, 08:34
D.but then proving unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in paying

Needs contracts in logic... eliminate A and B.

C used "its paying" why possesive? Incorrect.

D and E are close...

E has "... then proved ... paying" which is wrong tense usage... if it has already "proved" then why "paying".

D provides correct ||ism : proving ..paying

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07 Sep 2006, 09:01
can we see paralleism between "proving" and "paying"?
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07 Sep 2006, 09:07
I guess not going by the answers I see...

The way I think, the company is implicitly proving that it cannot handle the growth by not paying the doctors and hospitals.

I would have gone for E if there was "by" between the two parts i.e.

"but then proved unable to ... by falling behind.... "

But as there is no "by", I think it should be "proving" and "paying".

ak_idc wrote:
can we see paralleism between "proving" and "paying"?
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07 Sep 2006, 17:53
In E I thought we need "fell months behind"

Looks like D
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After several years of rapid growth, the healthy care company became one of the largest health care providers in the metropolitan area, while it then proved unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in its payment to doctors and hospitals.
A. while it then proved unable to handle the increase in business, falling months
behind in its payment to
B. while it then proved unable to handle the increase in business and fell months
behind in its payment to
C. but then it proved unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind
in its paying
D. but then proving unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind
in paying
E. but then proved unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind
in paying
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09 Sep 2006, 19:15
Covered recently... although OA is still awaited...
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10 Sep 2006, 10:24
E.

I was close between C and E. "it" 's use in C is unclear, makes it ambiguous, so I went with E.
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After several years of rapid growth, the healthy care company became one of the largest health care providers in the metropolitan area, while it then proved unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in its payment to doctors and hospitals.

A. while it then proved unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in its payment to
B. while it then proved unable to handle the increase in business and fell months behind in its payment to
C. but then it proved unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in its paying
D. but then proving unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in paying
E. but then proved unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in paying
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22 Oct 2006, 22:23
one more E.

"while" is wrong A and B.

"Proving" is not acceptable in D.

E is the only logical choice.
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26 Mar 2007, 10:34
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After several years of rapid growth, the healthy care company became one of the largest health care providers in the metropolitan area, while it then proved unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in its payment to doctors and hospitals.

A. while it then proved unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in its payment to
B. while it then proved unable to handle the increase in business and fell months behind in its payment to
C. but then it proved unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in its paying
D. but then proving unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in paying
E. but then proved unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in paying

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The answer is E. but I do not understand why C can not be the answer. To me, C looks clearer than E since it clearly specifies the subject.
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26 Mar 2007, 11:31
falling months behind in its paying doctors and hospitals VS.

falling months behind in paying doctors and hospitals

its is not needed and makes the sentence awkward
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After several years of rapid growth, the healthy care company became one of the largest health care providers in the metropolitan area, while it then proved unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in its payment to doctors and hospitals.

A. while it then proved unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in its payment to --at the same time? No, the meaning is not
B. while it then proved unable to handle the increase in business and fell months behind in its payment to
C. but then it proved unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in its paying--What does the "it" refer to? "its paying" is definitely wrong here.
D. but then proving unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in paying
E. but then proved unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in paying --correct
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26 Mar 2007, 13:08
It is not 'C', bcos 'it' doesn't explain the exact reference. it can refer to several years of rapid growth or to health care company.
Usage of pronouns is strongly discouraged by ETS and should not be used.

For E, as wudy explained, 'became' is a past tense and so 'proved unable' is also past tense is used completing the sentence.

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26 Mar 2007, 20:20
Here the key the hospital became famous in the past but again lost its lustre

E provides that sequence in a neat way

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After several years of rapid growth, the healthy care company became one of the largest health care providers in the metropolitan area, while it then proved unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in its payment to doctors and hospitals.

A. while it then proved unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in its payment to

B. while it then proved unable to handle the increase in business and fell months behind in its payment to

C. but then it proved unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in its paying

D. but then proving unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in paying

E. but then proved unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in paying
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05 Oct 2007, 20:03
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After several years of rapid growth, the healthy care company became one of the largest health care providers in the metropolitan area, while it then proved unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in its payment to doctors and hospitals.

A. while it then proved unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in its payment to

B. while it then proved unable to handle the increase in business and fell months behind in its payment to

C. but then it proved unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in its paying

D. but then proving unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in paying

E. but then proved unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in paying

We need the proper connecting word here. "but"

Elim AB.

I don't think "it" and "its" are neccessary in C.

Btwn D and E. I go for E.
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After several years of rapid growth, the healthy care company became one of the largest health care providers in the metropolitan area, while it then proved unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in its payment to doctors and hospitals.

A. while it then proved unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in its payment to

B. while it then proved unable to handle the increase in business and fell months behind in its payment to

C. but then it proved unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in its paying

D. but then proving unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in paying

E. but then proved unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in paying

so I would go for E
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06 Oct 2007, 08:28
A, B,C out because of pronoun error "IT"

D awkward

E is a winner.
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06 Oct 2007, 08:50
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After several years of rapid growth, the healthy care company became one of the largest health care providers in the metropolitan area, while it then proved unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in its payment to doctors and hospitals.

A. while it then proved unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in its payment to

B. while it then proved unable to handle the increase in business and fell months behind in its payment to

C. but then it proved unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in its paying

D. but then proving unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in paying

E. but then proved unable to handle the increase in business, falling months behind in paying

Between D and E, my pick E.

E. company became....proved. "proving" in D is wrong.
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