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In little more than a decade, Argentina has become the world’s leading exporter of honey,
with nearly 90,000 tons a year sold to foreign markets, almost half of which going to the
United States.

A. with nearly 90,000 tons a year sold to foreign markets, almost half of which going

B. with the sale of nearly 90,000 tons a year to foreign markets, and almost half of it
that goes

C. with the sale to foreign markets of nearly 90,000 tons a year, with almost half of it
going

D. selling nearly 90,000 tons a year to foreign markets, and almost half of it goes

E. selling nearly 90,000 tons a year to foreign markets, with almost half going

Please do no just answer, explain your reasoning
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Dec 2006, 16:46
C... misplaced modifier... 90000 should be close to almost half of it...
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Dec 2006, 18:01
anindyat wrote:
Why not E ?
I think "selling" is required.


Absolutely...

You need a participle phrase (which is the -ing form)

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E. selling nearly 90,000 tons a year to foreign markets, with almost half going

1. Subordinate clause that provides additional information about Argentina's world position in honey exports.
2. Parallelism: selling - going
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Dec 2006, 19:59
In the entire sentence, I could not find a subordinate clause. Part that is joined by "selling" is a participle modifying the subject of the sentence - Argentina. A clause is a group of related words containing a subject and a verb. Subordination involves turning one of the clauses into a subordinate element through the use of a Subordinating Conjunction (athough, because etc) or a Relative Pronoun (who, which etc)

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 [#permalink] New post 11 Dec 2006, 20:01
Swagatalakshmi wrote:
In the entire sentence, I could not find a subordinate clause. Part that is joined by "selling" is a participle modifying the subject of the sentence - Argentina. A clause is a group of related words containing a subject and a verb. Subordination involves turning one of the clauses into a subordinate element through the use of a Subordinating Conjunction (athough, because etc) or a Relative Pronoun (who, which etc)

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I stand corrected on the 'clause'. As you explained, it is not a clause, but a participal phrase. But the phrase is subordinate nonetheless as it adds additional information regarding Argentina's position. Refer the Manhattan SC guide (Chapter on parallelism).

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Swagatalakshmi wrote:
In the entire sentence, I could not find a subordinate clause. Part that is joined by "selling" is a participle modifying the subject of the sentence - Argentina. A clause is a group of related words containing a subject and a verb. Subordination involves turning one of the clauses into a subordinate element through the use of a Subordinating Conjunction (athough, because etc) or a Relative Pronoun (who, which etc)

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Refer the Manhattan SC guide (Chapter on parallelism).


No thanks - Manhattan guide is not a grammar book. Refer to any standard grammar book for definition of a clause and the rules of subordination.
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2006, 02:08
Go for E

a - incorrect tenses - sold, going

b,c - wordy - with the sale of

d - incorrect tenses - selling, goes
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Dec 2006, 01:50
E looks best for me, but shouldn't there be an it at the end?

"Half of what?", GMAC might ask.
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