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14 Oct 2007, 11:44
After suffering $2 billion in losses and 25,000 layoffs, the nation’s semiconductor industry, which makes chips that run everything from computers and spy satellites to dishwashers, appears to have made a long-awaited recovery. (A) computers and spy satellites to dishwashers, appears to have (B) computers, spy satellites, and dishwashers, appears having (C) computers, spy satellites, and dishwashers, appears that it has (D) computers and spy satellites to dishwashers, appears that it has (E) computers and spy satellites as well as dishwashers, appears to have here the subject is industry so shouldn't the correct option be the one that says "has" rather than "have". Also is option D incorrect but it is unclear as to what "it" is referring to? Cheers !!! If you have any questions you can ask an expert New! VP Joined: 09 Jul 2007 Posts: 1104 Location: London Followers: 6 Kudos [?]: 103 [0], given: 0 Re: nation's semiconductor industry [#permalink] ### Show Tags 14 Oct 2007, 12:15 johnbaker wrote: After suffering$2 billion in losses and 25,000 layoffs, the nation’s semiconductor industry, which makes chips that run everything from computers and spy satellites to dishwashers, appears to have made a long-awaited recovery.
(A) computers and spy satellites to dishwashers, appears to have
(B) computers, spy satellites, and dishwashers, appears having
(C) computers, spy satellites, and dishwashers, appears that it has
(D) computers and spy satellites to dishwashers, appears that it has
(E) computers and spy satellites as well as dishwashers, appears to have

here the subject is industry so shouldn't the correct option be the one that says "has" rather than "have".

Also is option D incorrect but it is unclear as to what "it" is referring to?

Cheers !!!

A should be fine,
the following being tested
from ....to..., appears to (infin. tense)

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14 Oct 2007, 12:16
johnbaker wrote:
After suffering $2 billion in losses and 25,000 layoffs, the nation’s semiconductor industry, which makes chips that run everything from computers and spy satellites to dishwashers, appears to have made a long-awaited recovery. (A) computers and spy satellites to dishwashers, appears to have (B) computers, spy satellites, and dishwashers, appears having (C) computers, spy satellites, and dishwashers, appears that it has (D) computers and spy satellites to dishwashers, appears that it has (E) computers and spy satellites as well as dishwashers, appears to have here the subject is industry so shouldn't the correct option be the one that says "has" rather than "have". Also is option D incorrect but it is unclear as to what "it" is referring to? Cheers !!! I pick A. We need from X to Y, so only B, C and E are out. Between A (industry appears to have) is better than (industry appears that it has) Director Joined: 26 Mar 2006 Posts: 647 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 31 [0], given: 0 ### Show Tags 14 Oct 2007, 16:18 Will go for 'A' CEO Joined: 29 Mar 2007 Posts: 2583 Followers: 19 Kudos [?]: 422 [0], given: 0 Re: nation's semiconductor industry [#permalink] ### Show Tags 14 Oct 2007, 17:48 johnbaker wrote: After suffering$2 billion in losses and 25,000 layoffs, the nation’s semiconductor industry, which makes chips that run everything from computers and spy satellites to dishwashers, appears to have made a long-awaited recovery.
(A) computers and spy satellites to dishwashers, appears to have
(B) computers, spy satellites, and dishwashers, appears having
(C) computers, spy satellites, and dishwashers, appears that it has
(D) computers and spy satellites to dishwashers, appears that it has
(E) computers and spy satellites as well as dishwashers, appears to have

here the subject is industry so shouldn't the correct option be the one that says "has" rather than "have".

Also is option D incorrect but it is unclear as to what "it" is referring to?

Cheers !!!

I don't think have is affected here but S-V agreement. you would never say

"I has to go to the park."

"I have to go to the park."

Why this is, im not sure. I did the same as you and went for D =(.
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15 Oct 2007, 19:58
I am going with D.

After reading the above post I see why A. "Industry appears to have" is correct
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15 Oct 2007, 20:07
johnbaker wrote:
After suffering $2 billion in losses and 25,000 layoffs, the nation’s semiconductor industry, which makes chips that run everything from computers and spy satellites to dishwashers, appears to have made a long-awaited recovery. (A) computers and spy satellites to dishwashers, appears to have (B) computers, spy satellites, and dishwashers, appears having (C) computers, spy satellites, and dishwashers, appears that it has (D) computers and spy satellites to dishwashers, appears that it has (E) computers and spy satellites as well as dishwashers, appears to have here the subject is industry so shouldn't the correct option be the one that says "has" rather than "have". have is correct because use of perfec infinitive here. My money is on A again. Also is option D incorrect but it is unclear as to what "it" is referring to? Cheers !!! Director Joined: 22 Aug 2007 Posts: 567 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 51 [0], given: 0 Re: nation's semiconductor industry [#permalink] ### Show Tags 15 Oct 2007, 20:46 johnbaker wrote: After suffering$2 billion in losses and 25,000 layoffs, the nation’s semiconductor industry, which makes chips that run everything from computers and spy satellites to dishwashers, appears to have made a long-awaited recovery.
(A) computers and spy satellites to dishwashers, appears to have
(B) computers, spy satellites, and dishwashers, appears having
(C) computers, spy satellites, and dishwashers, appears that it has
(D) computers and spy satellites to dishwashers, appears that it has
(E) computers and spy satellites as well as dishwashers, appears to have

here the subject is industry so shouldn't the correct option be the one that says "has" rather than "have".

Also is option D incorrect but it is unclear as to what "it" is referring to?

Cheers !!!

Also for A,

"appears to have" is correct. It is correct to say "semiconductor industry...appears to have'', thus B, C, D are out.

A vs B, A wins because of "from"
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16 Oct 2007, 07:42
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johnbaker wrote:
After suffering $2 billion in losses and 25,000 layoffs, the nation’s semiconductor industry, which makes chips that run everything from computers and spy satellites to dishwashers, appears to have made a long-awaited recovery. (A) computers and spy satellites to dishwashers, appears to have (B) computers, spy satellites, and dishwashers, appears having (C) computers, spy satellites, and dishwashers, appears that it has (D) computers and spy satellites to dishwashers, appears that it has (E) computers and spy satellites as well as dishwashers, appears to have here the subject is industry so shouldn't the correct option be the one that says "has" rather than "have". Also is option D incorrect but it is unclear as to what "it" is referring to? Cheers !!! Also for A, "appears to have" is correct. It is correct to say "semiconductor industry...appears to have'', thus B, C, D are out. A vs B, A wins because of "from" I came down earlier to A and D ....for the sole reason was "everything from" ...... From x and y to Z" can some one tell me if I am right!!! the word "TO" was important. VP Joined: 15 Jul 2004 Posts: 1473 Schools: Wharton (R2 - submitted); HBS (R2 - submitted); IIMA (admitted for 1 year PGPX) Followers: 22 Kudos [?]: 175 [0], given: 13 Re: nation's semiconductor industry [#permalink] ### Show Tags 16 Oct 2007, 08:40 spider wrote: IrinaOK wrote: johnbaker wrote: After suffering$2 billion in losses and 25,000 layoffs, the nation’s semiconductor industry, which makes chips that run everything from computers and spy satellites to dishwashers, appears to have made a long-awaited recovery.
(A) computers and spy satellites to dishwashers, appears to have
(B) computers, spy satellites, and dishwashers, appears having
(C) computers, spy satellites, and dishwashers, appears that it has
(D) computers and spy satellites to dishwashers, appears that it has
(E) computers and spy satellites as well as dishwashers, appears to have

here the subject is industry so shouldn't the correct option be the one that says "has" rather than "have".

Also is option D incorrect but it is unclear as to what "it" is referring to?

Cheers !!!

Also for A,

"appears to have" is correct. It is correct to say "semiconductor industry...appears to have'', thus B, C, D are out.

A vs B, A wins because of "from"

I came down earlier to A and D ....for the sole reason was
"everything from" ...... From x and y to Z"

can some one tell me if I am right!!! the word "TO" was important.

You're right Spider. Perfect tense (appears to have made) is also correct and hence A.
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16 Oct 2007, 09:30
Thanks dwivedys!!!
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16 Oct 2007, 10:01
dwivedys wrote:
spider wrote:
IrinaOK wrote:
johnbaker wrote:
After suffering \$2 billion in losses and 25,000 layoffs, the nation’s semiconductor industry, which makes chips that run everything from computers and spy satellites to dishwashers, appears to have made a long-awaited recovery.
(A) computers and spy satellites to dishwashers, appears to have
(B) computers, spy satellites, and dishwashers, appears having
(C) computers, spy satellites, and dishwashers, appears that it has
(D) computers and spy satellites to dishwashers, appears that it has
(E) computers and spy satellites as well as dishwashers, appears to have

here the subject is industry so shouldn't the correct option be the one that says "has" rather than "have".

Also is option D incorrect but it is unclear as to what "it" is referring to?

Cheers !!!

Also for A,

"appears to have" is correct. It is correct to say "semiconductor industry...appears to have'', thus B, C, D are out.

A vs B, A wins because of "from"

I came down earlier to A and D ....for the sole reason was
"everything from" ...... From x and y to Z"

can some one tell me if I am right!!! the word "TO" was important.

You're right Spider. Perfect tense (appears to have made) is also correct and hence A.

I picked D initially, and I was wrong....

after i read through everyone's post, I realized the perfect tense in A "appears to have made"....

You also need the idiom " From....to..."

I need to be more careful when reading the questions....
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21 May 2008, 01:17
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For example, the 2 options -

The man has a brain.
The man appears to have a brain.

HAVE is correct here as it needs to be in the infinitive form.
It is independent of the plurality of the subject.

The men have brains.
The men appear to have brains.

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12 Jun 2008, 07:37
From X to Y
leaves with A &D

In D, "it" doesnt reflect back on Industry

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12 Jun 2008, 14:34
Clearly A

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