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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

Please explain why you eliminated an AC. One could get the OA, in this case, based on how each AC sounds. But i'd like to understand the concept being tested.
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 [#permalink] New post 21 Jun 2005, 10:19
A is just fine...

[prepositional phrase]After suffering $2 billion in losses and 25,000 layoffs, [subject]the nation’s semiconductor industry, [non-restrictive clause] which makes chips that run everything from computers and spy satellites to dishwashers, [predicate]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

followinf the above rule, C and D are out. these choice seem to indicate that National Semi industry appears that... appears what???

B lacks the idiom " from ... to..." and moreover using present participle. needs an "to infinitive"

So, only A and E are left. E can ruled out because of improper use of idiom.

So A should be it.
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Re: SC: Semiconductor [#permalink] New post 21 Jun 2005, 22:46
Eliminate B, C and E because the 'from' needs a 'to' to follow it.
D sounds strange 'appears that it has'.
Thus my ans is A
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Jun 2005, 04:01
A is fine...A,D are having the correct idion from...to.....and A is just concise and clear
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