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Quarter million jobs [#permalink] New post 10 Jun 2005, 07:14
Florida will gain another quarter-million jobs this year alone, many of them in high-paying fields like electronics and banking, making the state’s economy far more diversified than ten years ago.
(A) high-paying fields like electronics and banking, making the state’s economy far more diversified than
(B) high-paying fields like electronics and banking, and making the state’s economy far more diversified than its economy
(C) high-paying fields such as electronics and banking, to make the state’s economy far more diversified than
(D) such high-paying fields as electronics and banking, making the state’s economy far more diversified than it was
(E) such high-paying fields as electronics and banking, and make the state’s economy far more diversified than it was
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Jun 2005, 08:05
looks like A
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Jun 2005, 10:51
Florida will gain another quarter-million jobs this year alone, many of them in high-paying fields like electronics and banking, making the state’s economy far more diversified than ten years ago.
(A) high-paying fields like electronics and banking, making the state’s economy far more diversified than
- use of like -- BAD BAD

(B) high-paying fields like electronics and banking, and making the state’s economy far more diversified than its economy
- use of like -- BAD BAD

(C) high-paying fields such as electronics and banking, to make the state’s economy far more diversified than
weird construction, to make should be making..

(D) such high-paying fields as electronics and banking, making the state’s economy far more diversified than it was

- good

(E) such high-paying fields as electronics and banking, and make the state’s economy far more diversified than it was

this is also bad. trying to make things parallel here. seems to indicate that florida will make the state's economy ...

it is high paying jobs that will make the economy more diverisified.

D should be it.
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Jun 2005, 15:14
D it is..
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Jun 2005, 15:18
My answer is D too...
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Jun 2005, 20:05
i was between D and E,why is E wrong?
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Jun 2005, 20:14
E has comma splice problem; it is introducing a comma where there shouldn't be one. Furthermore, the last part is meant to modify the preceding part, the appositive starting with "many..." and should thus be under the participial form instead of setting up a separate IC of its own.
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Jun 2005, 17:28
I'll choose D.

Let me give you my reasoning as to why E is wrong:
", and make the state's ecomony ..." is an independent clause, and hence doesn't show that this will be an effect of the job increases. I read this as Florida is going to increase the number and jobs and independently improve the economy due to other reasons.

"D" is clear in showing that the ecomony will improve because of the job increases.

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 [#permalink] New post 11 Jun 2005, 19:00
D for me also. such as....
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Jun 2005, 19:04
Paul wrote:
E has comma splice problem; it is introducing a comma where there shouldn't be one. Furthermore, the last part is meant to modify the preceding part, the appositive starting with "many..." and should thus be under the participial form instead of setting up a separate IC of its own.


Paul, I would disagree about the comma. Although I do see D as a correct answer, let's look at this:
"Florida will gain another quarter-million jobs this year alone, and make the state’s economy far more diversified than it was."

I know this would make more sense if something like "not only, but also" was introduced but this somehow looks orright as well.
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Jun 2005, 19:58
E says Florida will make the state's economy diversified, which obviously is not the original meaning of the author. Wrong subject.
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Jun 2005, 20:03
Agree michalky, I disagree with my own explanation now but I stick to what I said in the second sentence. Honghu explained it well.
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Jun 2005, 20:07
When we are showing some examples we are supposed to use "such as" . But in this question why was it not done. I am talking about choice C...Please explain
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Jun 2005, 20:11
By splitting the idiom, there is more emphasis on the fact that electronics and banking are high paying fields. Furthermore, the infinitive phrase at the end simply does not make sense because it is not modifying any anteceding noun/gerund/action; it has no reason to be there.
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Jun 2005, 20:13
"Things such as" + examples in C is correct, as "Such things as" + examples in D. C's problem is "to make ...".
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Jun 2005, 20:14
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Agree michalky, I disagree with my own explanation now but I stick to what I said in the second sentence. Honghu explained it well.


I agree with that as well. yes.
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Jun 2005, 01:01
D. need 'such as' to introduce examples.

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 [#permalink] New post 12 Jun 2005, 04:18
paul and co - is there a compendium of jargons you guys use available somewhere, words like appositives, participial etc etc....

i frankly didnt understand much of what u said while explaining for the first time...
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Jun 2005, 04:38
You can find all phrase types here: http://cctc.commnet.edu/grammar/phrases.htm#appositive

Basically, phrases act as adjectives and do NOT have verbs. Clauses do have verbs and can stand on their own (independent) or are subordinated to some other sentence (dependent)
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Jun 2005, 07:19
Paul, Hong thanks for explaining it so well
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