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Re: Sales of wines declines in the late 1980s, but they began to [#permalink] New post 11 Mar 2012, 15:33
I chose A for this question:

A. The pronoun "they" accurately refers back to "sales of wines." This is because the "they" is in the subject position of the 2nd clause and "sales of wines" is in the subject position of the main clause. Also, "particularly of red wine" correctly modifies alcohol and not consumption. Finally, the use of the verb "began" is correct because it is in the past and is given a definite time.

B. The pronoun "they" is so far away from "sales of wines" that it leads to alot of confusion. Also, "particularly red wine" seems to be modifying consumption instead of alcohol.

C. The relative pronoun "which" seems to modify red wine, but this is incorrect. It was the moderate alcohol consumption that led to a reduction in heart disease, not red wine specifically. Also, "to begin" is incorrect - it should be the simple past tense "began." Finally, "them" is really far away from "sales of wines" - this is incorrect.

D. Again, "particular red wine" seems to be modifying consumption and not alcohol. The pronoun "they" is really far away from the subject "sales of wines."

E. The modifier "in a 1991 report" is incorrectly placed. This should be placed at the very beginning of the sentence. Also, the modifier "in particular red wine" seems to be modifying the report which makes no sense.
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Re: Sales of wines declines in the late 1980s, but they began to [#permalink] New post 04 Apr 2012, 21:11
IMO A..

To grow is better than growing
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Re: Sales of wines declines in the late 1980s, but they began to [#permalink] New post 06 Apr 2012, 22:30
IMO A
a. correct
b. modification error
c. modification error due to wrong usage of which
d. modification issues.
e. awkward construction
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Re: Sales of wines declines in the late 1980s, but they began to [#permalink] New post 10 Apr 2012, 01:39
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Sales of wines declines in the late 1980s, but they began to grow again after the 1991 report that linked moderate consumption of alcohol, and particularly of red wine, with a reduced risk of heart disease.

A)they began to grow again after the 1991 report that linked moderate consumption of alcohol, and particularly of red wine, with a reduced risk of heart disease
B)after the 1991 report that linked a reduced risk of heart disease with a moderate alcohol consumption, particularly red wine, they began growing again
C)in a 1991 report, moderate alcohol consumption, and particularly of red wine, which was linked with a reduced risk of heart disease, caused them to begin to grow again
D)with a reduced risk of heart disease linked in a 1991 report with moderate alcohol consumption, in particular red wine, they began growing again
E)a reduced risk of heart disease linked to moderate alcohol consumption in a 1991 report, and in particular red wine, started them growing again

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OA:A, please explain differences.. B looks ok


A)they began to grow again after the 1991 report that linked moderate consumption of alcohol, and particularly of red wine, with a reduced risk of heart disease looks okay
B)after the 1991 report that linked a reduced risk of heart disease with a moderate alcohol consumption, particularly red wine, they began growing againparticularly red wine, should be particularly that of red wine. wrong
C)in a 1991 report, moderate alcohol consumption, and particularly of red wine, which was linked with a reduced risk of heart disease, caused them to begin to grow again.misplaced modifer. wrong
D)with a reduced risk of heart disease linked in a 1991 report with moderate alcohol consumption, in particular red wine, they began growing againmisplaced modifer. wrong
E)a reduced risk of heart disease linked to moderate alcohol consumption in a 1991 report, and in particular red wine, started them growing againmisplaced modifer. wrong
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Re: Sales of wines declines in the late 1980s, but they began to [#permalink] New post 17 Apr 2012, 11:36
I3igDmsu wrote:
Sales of wines declines in the late 1980s, but they began to grow again after the 1991 report that linked moderate consumption of alcohol, and particularly of red wine, with a reduced risk of heart disease.

A)they began to grow again after the 1991 report that linked moderate consumption of alcohol, and particularly of red wine, with a reduced risk of heart disease
B)after the 1991 report that linked a reduced risk of heart disease with a moderate alcohol consumption, particularly red wine, they began growing again
C)in a 1991 report, moderate alcohol consumption, and particularly of red wine, which was linked with a reduced risk of heart disease, caused them to begin to grow again
D)with a reduced risk of heart disease linked in a 1991 report with moderate alcohol consumption, in particular red wine, they began growing again
E)a reduced risk of heart disease linked to moderate alcohol consumption in a 1991 report, and in particular red wine, started them growing again

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OA:A, please explain differences.. B looks ok

consumption, particularly red wine, is incorrect
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Re: Sales of wines declines in the late 1980s, but they began to [#permalink] New post 30 Sep 2013, 07:22
I see a change of meaning between A and B.

A says report linked "moderate consumption of alcohol" (X), (and particularly of red wine), "with a reduced risk of heart disease(Y)".
Means, report liked X with Y.

B says report linked "a reduced risk of heart disease" (Y) with a moderate alcohol consumption (X), particularly red wine.
Means, report linked Y with X.

This is change of meaning is not allowed in SC.
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Re: Sales of wines declines in the late 1980s, but they began to [#permalink] New post 15 Oct 2013, 04:44
An imminent problem with big SC questions is that they take up a lot of time which then goes on to become a major issue. U jus can't afford to take more than 90 seconds on SC but ques. such as these almost take 120 seconds : (
Re: Sales of wines declines in the late 1980s, but they began to   [#permalink] 15 Oct 2013, 04:44
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