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In response to growing demand for high-end vehicles, [#permalink] New post 04 Nov 2006, 09:20
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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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 [#permalink] New post 04 Nov 2006, 09:56
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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 [#permalink] New post 04 Nov 2006, 10:05
Should be E....

Automakers are the subject here... so A, B, D out....
C is so clumsy... :)
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Nov 2006, 11:02
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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 :-D
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Nov 2006, 11:38
Yeah this is a modifier problem, not a passive voice problem.

E it is
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Nov 2006, 03:22
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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 [#permalink] New post 11 Jan 2014, 18:50
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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Re: In response to growing demand [#permalink] New post 11 Jan 2014, 20:06
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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