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After suffering $2 billion in losses and 25,000 layoffs, the nationâ€™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 Director Joined: 11 Mar 2005 Posts: 725 Followers: 2 Kudos [?]: 47 [0], given: 0 [#permalink] Show Tags 07 Sep 2005, 16:05 A is just fine from X to Y and appears to have is correct. Current Student Joined: 28 Dec 2004 Posts: 3385 Location: New York City Schools: Wharton'11 HBS'12 Followers: 14 Kudos [?]: 257 [0], given: 2 [#permalink] Show Tags 07 Sep 2005, 18:02 I pick A...but ritesh's point is key which I didnt realize... from X to Y... I was just reading the sentence and found nothing wrong with it... infact...as ritesh points out, from X to Y is the right idiom..... one more to chalk on the idiom list... Manager Joined: 04 Sep 2005 Posts: 142 Location: Fringes of the Boreal, Canada Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 16 [0], given: 0 [#permalink] Show Tags 07 Sep 2005, 19:03 I'm thinking D) here since the the nations semi conductor industry is singular. (i.e. it has vs. they have) Correct me if I'm wrong..... Senior Manager Joined: 27 Aug 2005 Posts: 331 Location: Montreal, Canada Followers: 2 Kudos [?]: 118 [0], given: 0 [#permalink] Show Tags 09 Sep 2005, 14:27 aikido_fudoshin wrote: I'm thinking D) here since the the nations semi conductor industry is singular. (i.e. it has vs. they have) Correct me if I'm wrong..... That would be true if we were using the verb in the present tense. As it is, the verb "to have" is in the infinitive tense. So "appears to have" is correct. If we were saying that the industry "has" made a comeback, then "has" and not "have" would be correct. Hope that helps. [#permalink] 09 Sep 2005, 14:27 Similar topics Replies Last post Similar Topics: After suffering$2 billion in losses and 25,000 layoffs, the 15 18 Jan 2010, 10:55
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