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After suffering $2 billion in losses and 25,000 layoffs, the [#permalink] ### Show Tags 13 Dec 2011, 06:19 00:00 Difficulty: 25% (medium) Question Stats: 88% (01:43) correct 12% (01:24) wrong based on 17 sessions ### HideShow timer Statistics After suffering$2 billion in losses and 25,000 layoffs, the nation’s semiconductor industry, which makes chips that run everything from computers and spy satellites to dishwashers, appears to have made a long-awaited recovery.

(A) computers and spy satellites to dishwashers, appears to have
(B) computers, spy satellites, and dishwashers, appears having
(C) computers, spy satellites, and dishwashers, appears that it has
(D) computers and spy satellites to dishwashers, appears that it has
(E) computers and spy satellites as well as dishwashers, appears to have
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13 Dec 2011, 07:28
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I feel that this is not such a difficult question. However, I am no authority on that either.
As a suggestion, please underline the proper part of the sentence. It reduces a lot of effort that otherwise gets wasted on reading, understanding and solving SC problems.

The sentence, as stated, is correct. The first hint that you can pick up is the "from...to" idiomatic construction. That rules out options B, C and E.
Between A and D, you will be able to eliminate D because "appears that it has..." is nonsensical. The industry "appears to have recovered" makes more sense.

"It appears that X has recovered" - This construction is correct. In the given problem, however, the X (nation's semiconductor industry) is present BEFORE the "appears". That is why D is wrong.
"X appears to have recovered" - This construction is also correct. This matches the given problem (option A). X = semiconductor industry.

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13 Dec 2011, 09:04
Sorry for not underlining.

Nice explanation.

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02 Jan 2012, 23:46
kenguva wrote:
Sorry for not underlining.

Nice explanation.

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You're welcome. Consider KUDOS if you find the explanation helpful.
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03 Jan 2012, 02:14
After suffering $2 billion in losses and 25,000 layoffs, the nation’s semiconductor industry, which makes chips that run everything from computers and spy satellites to dishwashers, appears to have made a long-awaited recovery. (A) computers and spy satellites to dishwashers, appears to have (B) computers, spy satellites, and dishwashers, appears having (C) computers, spy satellites, and dishwashers, appears that it has (D) computers and spy satellites to dishwashers, appears that it has (E) computers and spy satellites as well as dishwashers, appears to have There are two sentences in this SC: a) the nation’s semiconductor industry appears to have made a long-awaited recovery b) industry makes chips that run everything from computers and spy satellites to dishwashers The sentence also has a idiom; from A to B: from computers and spy satellites to dishwashers Due to wrong idiom you can rule out: E, B, and C A and D are both grammatically correct: D is of the form: noun + verb + nuon clause, but isn't the correct way to write. A is concise. Go with A Re: difficult SC [#permalink] 03 Jan 2012, 02:14 Similar topics Replies Last post Similar Topics: After suffering$2 billion in losses and 25,000 layoffs, the 15 18 Jan 2010, 09:55
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