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Although warned by the economists that the price of vegetables and staples have risen and may climb further up because of the failure of the monsoon , the heads of the governing bodies took a casual view of their dismal performance

staples have risen and may climb further up because of the failure of the monsoon , the heads of the governing bodies took a casual view of their

staples have risen and may climb further up because of the failure of the monsoon , the head of the governing bodies took a casual view of the

staples may continue to climb because of the failure of the monsoon, the heads of the governing bodies took a casual view of the

staples has risen and may climb further up because of the failure of the monsoon , the heads of the governing bodies took a casual view of their

staples may continue to climb further because of the failure of the monsoon , the heads of the governing bodies took a casual view of their

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25 Feb 2011, 11:22
I tossed A and B just on account of Subject Verb agreement.

I believe subject is "price" and that as a consequence, "have" should turn into "has".

That said, answer choice D didn't work for me because "climb further up" appeared redundant.

That left me with C and E.

C appeared to obviate the "heads of the governing bodies" from any responsibility by using "the" in the last word as opposed to "their".

Hence, I went with E.
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25 Feb 2011, 13:13
I think it should be C. but, E seems equally attractive to me! Waiting for the OA.
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25 Feb 2011, 19:43
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100% C. E - "their" does not have clear antecedent.
C is clear winner. Anyone agree?
climb up, climb further - redundant.
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25 Feb 2011, 20:28
The cat is out of the bag. Gmat1220 has nailed the issue beautifully. The answer is indeed C as gmat1220 has made out.
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17 Aug 2011, 11:36
C

D) has risen and may climb further ... redundant way of saying "may continue to"
E) use of continue and further is redundant
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"further" is unnecesary.
"their" doesn't have a clear antecedent.
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17 Aug 2011, 23:45
All options with 'have' get eliminated: because of 'price' being singular.
between has and may:
may continue to climb includes the information that they have been climbing - so this is more concise way of saying as compared to D.
also, monsoons failure cant be called 'their' failure on the basis of what the statement is saying.
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14 Dec 2015, 01:22
daagh : It's a good question as concept of redundancy is tested in option D&E. And S&V agreement in A&B. My only concern in option C is that the sentence ends with 'the dismal performance', does DP refer to monsoon or the governing bodies.? IMO, if their is used then it shows a poor performance of the heads to control prices.? Am I thinking too far ahead.?
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As a matter of fact, ‘their’ should refer to the dismal performance of the price of the vegetables and staples meaning a very negative increase. . Note that the price is singular while the pronoun is plural, but it certainly does not refer to the economists; It wouldn’t be logical to think that the heads took a casual view of their own dismal performance. One may at best argue that the pronoun may pertain to vegetables and staples. OK, but should we entertain a pronoun with so much argument? That is why I thought best to get away from that muddle.
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24 Dec 2015, 07:49
One thing which jumps out immediately is "climb further up". Climb and further up are redundant, so A, B, D are out.

Between C and E, C is better because it concise and provides the meaning without any noise.

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Although warned by the economists that the price of vegetables and staples have risen and may climb further up because of the failure of the monsoon , the heads of the governing bodies took a casual view of their dismal performance

staples have risen and may climb further up because of the failure of the monsoon , the heads of the governing bodies took a casual view of their

staples have risen and may climb further up because of the failure of the monsoon , the head of the governing bodies took a casual view of the

staples may continue to climb because of the failure of the monsoon, the heads of the governing bodies took a casual view of the

staples has risen and may climb further up because of the failure of the monsoon , the heads of the governing bodies took a casual view of their

staples may continue to climb further because of the failure of the monsoon , the heads of the governing bodies took a casual view of their

OA after a while
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11 Feb 2016, 18:54
clear competition between C and E.
climb UP - redundant in A, B, and D.
continue to climb further - redundant.
E is out, and C looks good.
to be honest, i Picked E, because i misread the answer choices..
please format the question as it should be.. I thought that in C - we have "the head of the governing bodies took a casual view of the" - and picked E instead...
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