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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
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Re: 1000 sc [#permalink] New post 18 Jan 2010, 13:26
There is nothing wrong with original sentence. It correctly uses idiom "from X to Y", while (B), (C) and (E) clearly omit "to" - thus are unidiomatic. (D) is inferior choice because of second part of sentence - 'appears that it has' sounds awkward. "appears to have" is correct and idiomatic.


I'll go with (A)
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Re: 1000 sc [#permalink] New post 18 Jan 2010, 15:09
I agree as well, Ans is A IMO. I do not see anything wrong with the original sentence.
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Re: 1000 sc [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2010, 00:12
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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


I scanned the answer choices pretty quickly. My first split was the ending. I was left with A and E. "As well as" looks good but is awkward. Plugging the choices into the original sentence was worthwhile because "from" makes a difference. "From...to..." works not. "From...as well as..." is simply wrong.
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Re: 1000 sc [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2011, 05:21
this question tests idom 'from X to Y' OR 'from X and Y to Z'. both are acceptable constructions. however, it doesn't test s/v agreement anywhere. the tag should have rather been 'idioms'.
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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 havecorrect usage of idiom
(B) computers, spy satellites, and dishwashers, appears havingfails the idiom test
(C) computers, spy satellites, and dishwashers, appears that it hasfails the idiom test
(D) computers and spy satellites to dishwashers, appears that it hascorrect idiom but wordy
(E) computers and spy satellites as well as dishwashers, appears to have
fails the idiom test
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Re: SC- computers and spy satellite(1000-SC) [#permalink] New post 18 Oct 2011, 09:43
Have or has? I think it should be "has" since industry is singular and not plural.
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Re: SC- computers and spy satellite(1000-SC) [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2011, 11:48
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Have or has? I think it should be "has" since industry is singular and not plural.


Have/has is not the verb that needs to agree with "Industry". "Appears" agrees with "industry". You will never, ever, ever see the phrase "verb to has". Always "appears to have".

Works with other verbs as well (even has!):

He is destined to have a great career.
She has to have the newest iPhone.
He likes to have coffee in the morning.
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Re: SC- computers and spy satellite(1000-SC) [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2011, 03:08
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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


A is idiomatic (from X and Y to Z) and concise. IMO A.
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Re: After suffering $2 billion in losses and 25,000 layoffs, the [#permalink] New post 03 Dec 2011, 23:41
But someone explain why have is used instead of has ..as subject is semiconductor industry (not industries).
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Re: After suffering $2 billion in losses and 25,000 layoffs, the [#permalink] New post 04 Dec 2011, 15:00
+1 A

"appear to" is the right idiom. Although, there are othe.r possible idioms with that verb.
Also, "from...to" is the right idiom too.
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Re: After suffering $2 billion in losses and 25,000 layoffs, the [#permalink] New post 04 Dec 2011, 15:03
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But someone explain why have is used instead of has ..as subject is semiconductor industry (not industries).


Because the sentence it is using an infinitive (TO), so we need the base form of the verb (HAVE).
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Re: After suffering $2 billion in losses and 25,000 layoffs, the [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2011, 22:02
from X to Y
that leaves with A and D
in D , "appears that it has" doesn't makes any sense
A is correct IMO
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Re: After suffering $2 billion in losses and 25,000 layoffs, the [#permalink] New post 08 Dec 2011, 00:56
OA is A
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Re: After suffering $2 billion in losses and 25,000 layoffs, the [#permalink] New post 08 Feb 2012, 04:26
A is the only which is idiomatic !!
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Re: After suffering $2 billion in losses and 25,000 layoffs, the [#permalink] New post 09 Feb 2012, 01:25
(A) computers and spy satellites to dishwashers, appears to have

(B) computers, spy satellites, and dishwashers, appears having --- AWKWARD and changes meaning.

(C) computers, spy satellites, and dishwashers, appears that it has --- Not parallel, "From computers, spy satellite, AND????" Wrong.

(D) computers and spy satellites to dishwashers, appears that it has ---AWKWARD.
e.g.
The company, blah blah, appears that it has made a recovery. DOES IT EVEN SOUND right?
We would say The company made a recover or the company recovered or in answer A, The company appears to have recovered.

Second reason why has is wrong is because the action is complete and not continuing. We only use Have/Has if the action is continuing.

(E) computers and spy satellites as well as dishwashers, appears to have --- Why do we need an "as well as" Wrong.


Well someone asked the question why have instead of has? This is because we use the word APPEARS. Appears is the verb here. Appears correctly complements the subject INDUSTRY.
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