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nation's semiconductor industry [#permalink] New post 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?

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Re: nation's semiconductor industry [#permalink] New post 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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Re: nation's semiconductor industry [#permalink] New post 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)
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2007, 16:18
Will go for 'A'
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Re: nation's semiconductor industry [#permalink] New post 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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Re: nation's semiconductor industry [#permalink] New post 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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Re: nation's semiconductor industry [#permalink] New post 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?

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Re: nation's semiconductor industry [#permalink] New post 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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Re: nation's semiconductor industry [#permalink] New post 16 Oct 2007, 07:42
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.
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Re: nation's semiconductor industry [#permalink] New post 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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Re: nation's semiconductor industry [#permalink] New post 16 Oct 2007, 09:30
Thanks dwivedys!!!
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Re: nation's semiconductor industry [#permalink] New post 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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Re: nation's semiconductor industry [#permalink] New post 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.

whaddya think?
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Re: nation's semiconductor industry [#permalink] New post 12 Jun 2008, 07:37
From X to Y
leaves with A &D

In D, "it" doesnt reflect back on Industry

thus A is the answer.
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Re: nation's semiconductor industry [#permalink] New post 12 Jun 2008, 14:34
Clearly A

Reasons already posted
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