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65. 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(A)
(E) computers and spy satellites as well as dishwashers, appears to have

what is the correct answer for this ,its given (A) ,whether it should be appears to has or appears to have
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Good Question !

'appear' is one of the verbs that is usually used with to be as infinitive.

Other examples,
They appear to have run away from home. They cannot be traced.
I seem to have lost my way. Can you help me?
It seems to be some kind of jellyfish. Do not go near it.
They appear not to be at home. Nobody's answering.
They do not appear to be at home. No one's answering.

Few other verbs that are used similarly.
seem, look, turn, become, appear, sound, smell, taste, feel and get

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learn ... v353.shtml

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am confused here, what is wrong with D, I think D grammatically is right. "Appear that" is an idiom too, none of you provided an explanation why it is wrong.
??????? I think am missing something here


"appears that" is normally used after "it".
For example: It appears that he has done well in the exam.

It is awkward to say: He appears that he has done well in the exam.
"He appears to have done well in the exam" sounds better.
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65. 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(A)
(E) computers and spy satellites as well as dishwashers, appears to have



A is the right option.

My Analysis is as follows,

Omitting "which makes chips that run everything from computers and spy satellites to dishwashers" as it is optional in the sentence, we see a 3:1:1 split in the choices. "appears to have" is gramatically correct.Hence A and E remains. Comparing the two choices, A is clearly the better choice .
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Sorry people, cant understand why D is incorrect. Please help. Below is my reasoning.

the nation’s semiconductor industry (this is singular) has/have made a long-awaited recovery.-- I would go with 'has' here, please let me know this is incorrect.


65. 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(A)
(E) computers and spy satellites as well as dishwashers, appears to have


Notice that in Sentence A the main verb is appears which is singular and goes with subject nation's semiconductor industry.

in option D "that it has" actually makes the sentence redundant and long.
the nation’s semiconductor industry, which makes chips that run everything from computers and spy satellites to dishwashers,appears that it has made a long-awaited recovery

"The semiconductor industry appears that it has made -------> The construction doesn't make sense"

A does a much better job here

More explanation is here :http://gmatclub.com/forum/after-suffering-2-billion-in-losses-and-25-000-layoffs-the-82694.html#p1164316

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Re: 1000SC Doubt [#permalink] New post 18 Aug 2009, 23:27
to has is incorrect.
to have is correct.

"have" is used as the infinitive form and not "has"
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Re: 1000SC Doubt [#permalink] New post 18 Aug 2009, 23:29
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65. 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

what is the correct answer for this ,its given (A) ,whether it should be appears to has or appears to have


Thats fine.

Appears is main verb, which is in singular.
Have is helping verb and is in plural form. In fact the helping verb is always in plural from.

Did you ever see "x will has"? Never and thats always incorrect..

Therefore A is correct.
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Re: 1000SC Doubt [#permalink] New post 19 Aug 2009, 00:00
65. 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

A is right IMO.

1. from X(computers and spy satellites) to Y(dishwashers) is right Idiom.
2. "appears to have" sounds better than other options
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Re: 1000SC Doubt [#permalink] New post 19 Aug 2009, 03:13
thanks for the infinitive funda :-D
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Re: 1000SC Doubt [#permalink] New post 11 Feb 2010, 22:07
Since before the underlined part we have "from" a "to" must appear in the underlined part of the sentence to make it idiomatically correct.

Also it must be Industry...appears...to have(not that it has)...

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Re: 1000SC Doubt [#permalink] New post 10 Apr 2010, 23:42
A or E because of have

E as well as - wrong idiom

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Re: 1000SC Doubt [#permalink] New post 10 May 2010, 23:27
am confused here, what is wrong with D, I think D grammatically is right. "Appear that" is an idiom too, none of you provided an explanation why it is wrong.
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Re: 1000SC Doubt [#permalink] New post 27 Jun 2010, 21:07
good to know the helping verb funda. missed it :(
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Re: 1000SC Doubt [#permalink] New post 23 Jul 2010, 08:30
65. 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(A)
(E) computers and spy satellites as well as dishwashers, appears to have

A is the right answer comp and spy satellites to dishwasher indicates the range in technology
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Re: 1000SC Doubt [#permalink] New post 21 Dec 2010, 08:26
appears to have,
and the idiom from x & y to z is the correct one
A.. easy one. :)
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Re: 1000SC Doubt [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2011, 23:19
from X to Y--idiom used in A,D
A is concise and clear(have---not used as helping verb)
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Re: 1000SC Doubt [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2011, 06:50
this one is quite simple, seems like a sub 500 level question
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Re: 1000SC Doubt [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2011, 07:01
its A, use of perfect infinitive is correct here
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Re: After suffering $2 billion in losses and 25,000 layoffs, the [#permalink] New post 04 Jan 2013, 00:38
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65. 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(A)
(E) computers and spy satellites as well as dishwashers, appears to have

what is the correct answer for this ,its given (A) ,whether it should be appears to has or appears to have



Correct Answer: A

First, Sentence uses ...from....to.. construction, Answer should have a word to also.. Eliminate B, C , E.

Second, Divide the sentence and find out the subject, it will help to check the verb agreement.
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.

Here, Subject is semiconductor industry, i.e. singular, Verb will be appears not appear. can't eliminate any more option choice.

Now, verb 'appear' should be follow by 'to' for correct sentence construction. Between A & E, A have correct usage as 'appears to have'
Correct Answer A

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