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In an effort to reduce the number of fires started by cigarettes, a major tobacco company is test-marketing a cigarette in which thin layers of extra paper are used to decrease the amount of oxygen entering the cigarette, thereby slowing the rate at which it burns and lowering the heat it generates.

A. in which thin layers of extra paper are used to decrease the amount of oxygen entering the cigarette, thereby slowing
B. in which they use thin layers of extra paper in decreasing the amount of oxygen entering the cigarette, which slows
C. that uses thin layers of extra paper to decrease the amount of oxygen when it enters the cigarette, thereby slowing
D. for which thin layers of extra paper are used to decrease the amount of oxygen that enters the cigarette, and thereby slowing
E. using thin layers of extra paper in decreasing the amount of oxygen entering the cigarette, which slows
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20 Sep 2004, 14:03
A is my choice

B. in which they use thin layers of extra paper in decreasing the amount of oxygen entering the cigarette, which slows
"they" is wrong

C. that uses thin layers of extra paper to decrease the amount of oxygen when it enters the cigarette, thereby slowing
that refers to cigarattes ... they dont use thin layers on their own!

D. for which thin layers of extra paper are used to decrease the amount of oxygen that enters the cigarette, and thereby slowing
no need of and
in which more idiomatic

E. using thin layers of extra paper in decreasing the amount of oxygen entering the cigarette, which slows[/quote]
Wrong!
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22 Sep 2004, 08:20
Is the usage of "in which " correct for A to be correct. ? Whatz the OA?
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23 Sep 2004, 10:55
Why not C?

"cigarette that uses..." is perfectly fine.

We say:

"This is a theory that uses physical-like terms in such a...."
"Lab View is a product that uses a circuit board-like layout to create program logic."
"A heat engine is an engine that uses heat to produce mechanical work by carrying a working substance through a cyclic process."
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23 Sep 2004, 12:19

Srijay has scorrectly stated the reason why C is incorrect. Cigarette can't use thin paper of its own. It is a thin in which manufacturer is using something to achieve something.
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23 Sep 2004, 18:35
OA is A
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25 Sep 2004, 06:33
Iam between A and E .
Could someone develop why this "using" construction is wrong ?
25 Sep 2004, 06:33
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