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# Sales of wines declines in the late 1980s, but they began to

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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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07 Jun 2009, 18:29
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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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A it is.

B is flawed because you need an infinitive to declare that after the 1991 report, growth started all over again (and still continues)
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07 Jun 2009, 19:27
paneer - not sure what you mean here, could you clarify?
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07 Jun 2009, 23:49
I vote for 'A' too..
If we look at the tenses " Sales of wines declines in the late 1980s,..." the verb is in present tense, therefore, sentences with 'growing' can be eliminated, because that is present continuous. We discard 'B', 'D' and 'E'.
Now, in 'C', "... caused them to begin to grow again" does not sound good, so the only option left is 'A'.

Correct me if I am wrong.
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08 Jun 2009, 00:11
"Sales of wines declines in the late 1980s"
Is the sentence above correct? Is "declines" a typo of "declined"?
If "declines" is correct, subject should be "Sale" and pronoun should be "it", not "they".

Please excuse me if the above comment is grammatically illogical.

Anyway, I take B.

A seems clear, but "consumption of alcohol, and particularly of red wine" looks odd. Since red wine a part of alcohol, "and" should be omitted.
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paneer - not sure what you mean here, could you clarify?

well, there's no rule as such to guide one when to use a gerund and when to use an infinitive. It comes naturally for the native speaker and for the rest, through practice and learning

I 'knew' that after begin (or began), there had to be an infinitive. Refer this to get a hook of what verbs need infinitive following

When ever you express a wish or a desire or a perception, infinitives are used
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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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The modifier in particular red wine refer to consumption, which is not correct. Red wine cant not be consumption
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10 Jun 2009, 00:48
Sorry I marked "and particularly of red wine" red in C which is correct. The preposition "of" here refer to the consumption of red wine. So B, D, E are out. C has another error: which after red wine wrongly refer to red wine, not report instead
Hence A
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10 Jun 2009, 18:17
So is it correct to say "link A with B"? I've always thought that is was "Link A to B."
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11 Jun 2009, 02:05
B is wrong because, it is tryint to compare 'alcohol comsumption' to 'red wine', which is wrong.

A corrrectly eliminates this mistake.

so, I choose A too.
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14 Jun 2009, 00:29
A is the answer....All other have pronoun reference error...
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14 Jun 2009, 02:59
''Sales of wines declines'' This sentence is the most ungrammatic sentence that I've ever seen . How plural sales and wines can lead to decline - s
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14 Jun 2009, 09:02
Sales of wines declines
it should be Sales of wines declined
anyways....IMO A...not a quality question....whats the source
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14 Jun 2009, 10:35
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

I think the question has some issues such as plurality and tense.

Anyway, A is still best among bad.
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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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hi moderator i think the correct version of this sentence actually is:
Sales of wines declined in the late 1980s
It makes sense. So the version in the whole should be:
Sales of wines declined 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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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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hi moderator i think the correct version of this sentence actually is:
Sales of wines declined in the late 1980s
It makes sense. So the version in the whole should be:
Sales of wines declined 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

i was going to tell the same thing.It is bit confusing to see 'declines' after 'sales'
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With the grammatical error in the stem, i still choose A
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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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Why is "AND particularly"? I am not able to justify the AND. Can somebody please explain?
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21 Jul 2011, 03:33
chose B.. but get the modifier error pointed out in B..
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21 Jul 2011, 08:35
Hmm indeed error in the question. I think even A has pronoun ref error "they"

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