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# The hybrid-car concept remained dormant until the 1970s,

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The hybrid-car concept remained dormant until the 1970s, when the price of gasoline tripled, the higher cost had brought to light an inherent problem of using internal combustion engines in cars: inefficiency.

A. tripled, the higher cost had brought
B tripled because the higher cost brought
C. tripled with the higher cost bringing
D. tripled, the higher cost brought
E. tripled and the higher cost brought
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The hybrid-car concept remained dormant until the 1970s, when the price of gasoline tripled, the higher cost had brought to light an inherent problem of using internal combustion engines in cars: inefficiency.

A. tripled, the higher cost had brought
B tripled because the higher cost brought
C. tripled with the higher cost bringing
D. tripled, the higher cost brought
E. tripled and the higher cost brought

A) seems two different things

B) semems that the price tripled due to the higher cost

C) with doesnt have sense

D) same as A

E) is logic and fluent
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30 Nov 2012, 07:45
A. tripled, the higher cost had brought – a run on
B tripled because the higher cost brought - no cause and effect involved; even so tripling was not the effect of the inefficiency; it must be otherwise.
C. tripled with the higher cost bringing ---1. 'With' denotes a physical accompaniment.
2. Looks as if tripling were the effect of the inefficiency of internal combustion

D. tripled, the higher cost brought ---- a run on
E. tripled and the higher cost brought -- correct choice with proper conjunction

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03 Mar 2013, 22:52
Answer E looks much better then other ones, BUT comma between two clauses (price tripled, and cost brought) is missed.
("tripled, and the higher cost brought").
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21 Jun 2013, 04:39
What is the OA? My answer would be D
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21 Jun 2013, 06:15
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mangomangodolly wrote:
The hybrid-car concept remained dormant until the 1970s, when the price of gasoline tripled, the higher cost had brought to light an inherent problem of using internal combustion engines in cars: inefficiency.

A. tripled, the higher cost had brought
B tripled because the higher cost brought
C. tripled with the higher cost bringing
D. tripled, the higher cost brought
E. tripled and the higher cost brought

A) seems two different things

B) semems that the price tripled due to the higher cost

C) with doesnt have sense

D) same as A

E) is logic and fluent

Completely agree with explanations. I'd like to add. The first sentence is run on sentence - two independented clauses witout FUNBOYS
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06 Nov 2013, 08:16
Do we need a comma after 'and' on answer E?

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