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During the second half of the last century, [u]as airplanes

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During the second half of the last century, [u]as airplanes [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2013, 09:23
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During the second half of the last century, as airplanes replaced ships as the means of transportation, it was widely anticipated that the time spent in transit by the average traveler would decrease considerably.

as airplanes replaced ships as the means of transportation, it was widely anticipated that

as airplanes replaced ships as the means of transportation, it was anticipated widely that

with ships being replaced by airplanes as the means of transportation, there was wide anticipation that

as ships were replacing airplanes, many anticipated that

airplanes replacing ships as the means of transportation produced anticipation widely that
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Re: During the second half of the last century, [u]as airplanes [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2013, 04:41
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A, it is correctly referring to "the time spent in transit by the average traveler ..."
B, Changes the order of anticipated and widely
C, With here is serving as a prepositional modifier, referent of there is not clear, being is a temporary state and not preferred
D, Primarily changes who replaced what.
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Re: During the second half of the last century, [u]as airplanes [#permalink] New post 05 Nov 2013, 21:18
Spoiler - I got this question wrong - the sentence seemed awkward to me, a bit long with too many modifiers and commas and I had difficultly identifying the subject and determining what was an independent clause and dependent, if any. After a closer look at the answer, some research, and the description provided by ramannanda9, I disagree with his analysis. Here's why:

Here's the correct sentence "During the second half of the last century, as airplanes replaced ships as the means of transportation, it was widely anticipated that the time spent in transit by the average traveler would decrease considerably."

IMO the subject of the sentence is "It" which is apart of an independent clause of "it was widely anticipated that the time spent in transit by the average traveler would decrease considerably." Of all the answers choices this is the most preferable way to communicate this intended meaning.

IMO the sentence is introduced by a prepositional phrase that modifies another prepositional phrase. The prep. phrase "During the second half of the last century" modifies "as airplanes replaced ships". Traditionally a modifiers will modify the noun closest to it but the phrase is a prep. phrase beginning with "as". If you want to check the logic of this assertion, just flip the modifier and see if it makes sense.

as airplanes replaced ships During the second half of the last century as the means of transportation, ....

In addition, the correct sentence uses a passive construction. Let me explain. The subject is "It", but "It" is a pronoun. What is the antecedent? IMO it's "Time". A concise uncluttered active sentence would read as follows: The time spent in transit by the average traveler was widely anticipated to would decrease considerably.
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Re: During the second half of the last century, [u]as airplanes [#permalink] New post 05 Nov 2013, 21:40
andybond87 - I am curious about the source of this question. Could you list the source in the problem?
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