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According to a recent study of consumer spending on prescription medications, increases in the sales of the 50 drugs that were advertised most heavily accounts for almost half of the $20.8 billion increase in drug spending last year, the remainder of which came fromsales of the 9,850 prescription medicines that companies did not advertise or advertised very little. A. heavily accounts for almost half of the$20.8 billion increase in drug spending last year, the remainder of which came

B. heavily were what accounted for almost half of the $20.8 billion increase in drug spending last year; the remainder of the increase coming C. heavily accounted for almost half of the$20.8 billion increase in drug spending last year, the remainder of the increase coming

D. heavily, accounting for almost half of the $20.8 billion increase in drug spending last year, while the remainder of the increase came E. heavily, which accounted for almost half of the$20.8 billion increase in drug spending last year, with the remainder of it coming
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26 Dec 2004, 16:20
It is (D).

A. heavily accounts for almost half of the $20.8 billion increase in drug spending last year, the remainder of which came "increases" is plural B. heavily were what accounted for almost half of the$20.8 billion increase in drug spending last year; the remainder of the increase coming
Awkward. The use of ";" set off a seperate sentence but grammatically incorrect

C. heavily accounted for almost half of the $20.8 billion increase in drug spending last year, the remainder of the increase coming The part after "," created an incorrect clause D. heavily, accounting for almost half of the$20.8 billion increase in drug spending last year, while the remainder of the increase came
Correct. The part "accounting ..." modyfies "increases...", also making contrast "while..."

E. heavily, which accounted for almost half of the \$20.8 billion increase in drug spending last year, with the remainder of it coming
"which" does not modify anything. The use of "..., with..." is incorrect.

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26 Dec 2004, 19:53
I would also pick D. I narrowed down to D and E. E has "which" and "it" - seem ambiguous.
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27 Dec 2004, 20:36
Hi Everbody! I would like everybody to reconsider the options!

don't you guys think that the parts set apart by the " comma" makes no sense??????

Moreover D is not the correct option

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28 Dec 2004, 05:28
I pick (C) and i agree that the parts separated by the comma look awkward.

Can we have the OA pls
28 Dec 2004, 05:28
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