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Seeming to be one of the few corporations diversified enough

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Seeming to be one of the few corporations diversified enough to survive the recession, many shareholders ignored the drop in third-quarter profits and invested even more heavily in Emco.

(A) Seeming to be
(B) As if
(C) In that they seemed
(D) Although it seemed
(E) Because it seemed to be
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E) !

(A) Seeming to be => modifies what ???
(B) As if => modifies what ???
(C) In that they seemed => "they" is plural, but we need singular (emco) "it"
(D) Although it seemed => changes meaning
(E) Because it seemed to be => right => "it" refers to emco and "because" is appropriate to maintain the meaning
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New post 14 Apr 2005, 05:28
One more for 'E'
Need 'because' to bring out the intented meaning of the sentence.
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New post 14 Apr 2005, 09:33
yes agree with (E).
We don't need a contrast (ALTHOUGH) here.
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New post 14 Apr 2005, 11:01
E i agree.

Besides A not sounding right, what else is wrong with A?
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New post 14 Apr 2005, 11:19
Another E.

"Because" is needed to make the second part of the sentence connect logically.
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New post 14 Apr 2005, 14:08
can we see because functioning as a conjunction here. My choice is E
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Thanks. OA is E.
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