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After suffering $2 billion in losses and 25,000 layoffs, the [#permalink] ### Show Tags 07 Jan 2007, 19:35 00:00 Difficulty: (N/A) Question Stats: 0% (00:00) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 0 sessions ### HideShow timer Statistics 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
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07 Jan 2007, 19:59
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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 from....to So the choices left are A and D "appears to have" is idiomatically correct IMO so A Senior Manager Joined: 24 Sep 2006 Posts: 281 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 29 [0], given: 0 ### Show Tags 07 Jan 2007, 20:13 appears to have is correct idiom & tense A it is I have the following from my error log, if this helps -------------- 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. ---- _________________ AimHigher VP Joined: 07 Nov 2005 Posts: 1131 Location: India Followers: 5 Kudos [?]: 41 [0], given: 1 ### Show Tags 07 Jan 2007, 21:59 Straight A. "appears to have" is correct usage. Also, since it is mentioned "run everything from ", " computers and spy satellites to dishwashers " should be used to show a range of products. _________________ Trying hard to conquer Quant. Intern Joined: 04 Jan 2007 Posts: 11 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0 ### Show Tags 08 Jan 2007, 23:15 from should have to .. Idiom. Choices A and D/ Choose A. Manager Joined: 08 Jan 2007 Posts: 67 Location: D.C. Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 0 ### Show Tags 09 Jan 2007, 16:39 Agree with A, "appears to have" is the correct idiom However, can someone explain to me further why an infinitive is needed after the word "appears" and not "that" Thanks in advance! Senior Manager Joined: 24 Nov 2006 Posts: 350 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 25 [0], given: 0 Re: SC-1000 Semiconductor industry [#permalink] ### Show Tags 09 Jan 2007, 18:38 Straight A. The other choices -but E- display non idiomatic uses of the verb appear. However, the linked nouns in E lack the preposition "to" that "from", in the non-underlined portion of the stem, requires. Re: SC-1000 Semiconductor industry [#permalink] 09 Jan 2007, 18:38 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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