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# In response to growing demand for high-end vehicles,

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can somebody explain why the "active voice" is correct.

In response to growing demand for high-end vehicles, the interiors of the newest models of car are so luxurious that they sell for nearly twice the price of last year's models.

the interiors of the newest models of car are so luxurious that they sell
the interiors of the newest models of car are so luxurious that the cars sell
auto makers have installed interiors in the newest models of car that are so luxurious that they sell
the interior of the newest models of car are so luxurious that they are sold
auto makers have installed interiors in the newest models of car that are so luxurious that the cars sell
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04 Nov 2006, 10:56
In response to growing demand for high-end vehicles, the interiors of the newest models of car are so luxurious that they sell for nearly twice the price of last year's models.

A)the interiors of the newest models of car are so luxurious that they sell
B)the interiors of the newest models of car are so luxurious that the cars sell
C)auto makers have installed interiors in the newest models of car that are so luxurious that they sell
D)the interior of the newest models of car are so luxurious that they are sold
E)auto makers have installed interiors in the newest models of car that are so luxurious that the cars sell

A,B and D are out since it is not clear who responded to the growing demands.....

C is out since 'they' in it doesn't have a clear reference. It can refer either to model or to interiors.

E is correct!
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04 Nov 2006, 11:05
Should be E....

Automakers are the subject here... so A, B, D out....
C is so clumsy...
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Unless it is a declarative statement, active voice is always preferred in written english. However here active voice is not the issue.

"In response to growing demand for high-end vehicles" automakers did something.
Car interiors cann't respond to growing deamnd
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04 Nov 2006, 12:38
Yeah this is a modifier problem, not a passive voice problem.

E it is
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05 Nov 2006, 04:22
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Yeah this is a modifier problem, not a passive voice problem.

E it is

Yes it is a modifier problem also, "that the cars sell" is active , this sounds weird to me. Cars should be sold, no ?
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In response to growing demand for high-end vehicles, the interiors of the newest models of car are so luxurious that they sell for nearly twice the price of last year's models.

A) the interiors of the newest models of car are so luxurious that they sell for nearly twice the price of last year's models

B) the interiors of the newest models of car are so luxurious that the cars sell for nearly twice the price of last year's models

C) auto makers have installed interiors in the newest models of car that are so luxurious that they sell for nearly twice the price of last year's models

D) the interior of the newest models of car are so luxurious that they are sold for nearly twice the price of last year's models

E) auto makers have installed interiors in the newest models of car that are so luxurious that the cars sell for nearly twice the price of last year's models
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11 Jan 2014, 21:06
In response to growing demand for high-end vehicles, the interiors of the newest models of car are so luxurious that they sell for nearly twice the price of last year's models.

The phrase cannot modify interiors. So, A, B, D are out.

A) the interiors of the newest models of car are so luxurious that they sell for nearly twice the price of last year's models

B) the interiors of the newest models of car are so luxurious that the cars sell for nearly twice the price of last year's models

C) auto makers have installed interiors in the newest models of car that are so luxurious that they sell for nearly twice the price of last year's models
'they' doesn't have a clear antecedent.

D) the interior of the newest models of car are so luxurious that they are sold for nearly twice the price of last year's models

E) auto makers have installed interiors in the newest models of car that are so luxurious that the cars sell for nearly twice the price of last year's models
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20 Feb 2015, 01:03
In response to growing demand for high-end vehicles, the interiors of the newest models of car are so luxurious that they sell for nearly twice the price of last year's models.

A. the interiors of the newest models of car are so luxurious that they sell
B. the interiors of the newest models of car are so luxurious that the cars sell
C. auto makers have installed interiors in the newest models of car that are so luxurious that they sell
D. the interior of the newest models of car are so luxurious that they are sold
E. auto makers have installed interiors in the newest models of car that are so luxurious that the cars sell
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Confused with E.
Car that are..

Can "car that" followed by "are"

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27 Feb 2015, 21:53
I don't understand! How can it be correct when "auto makers have installed interiors in the newest models of car that are so luxurious that the cars sell for nearly twice the price of last year's models" - it can't be active voice, only passive here. Cars can't sell anything, they can be sold by somebody (auto makers). It must be a mistake.

Pls smb. comment this.
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27 Feb 2015, 22:00
bleajor wrote:
In response to growing demand for high-end vehicles, the interiors of the newest models of car are so luxurious that they sell for nearly twice the price of last year's models.

A. the interiors of the newest models of car are so luxurious that they sell
B. the interiors of the newest models of car are so luxurious that the cars sell
C. auto makers have installed interiors in the newest models of car that are so luxurious that they sell
D. the interior of the newest models of car are so luxurious that they are sold
E. auto makers have installed interiors in the newest models of car that are so luxurious that the cars sell
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Confused with E.
Car that are..

Can "car that" followed by "are"

Bleajor,

You have to look not at "car that are" but at "models of car that are" . So it is fine here. I don't understand smth else - how cars can sell?- we can't use active voice here! Or can?
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08 Jul 2016, 06:28
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08 Jul 2016, 23:15
Not getting y THEY in option C is wrong ,we have cars as the closest noun so they should point to cars ...plz hlp
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03 Aug 2016, 13:05
shonakshi wrote:
Not getting y THEY in option C is wrong ,we have cars as the closest noun so they should point to cars ...plz hlp

Hi,
It is not just closest nouns , but logical nouns 'they' can refer . Noun it can refer could be 'interiors' or 'models' and in option e , it is very clear what entity is sold.
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