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The utility company has announced that it will permanently close its Unit I nuclear power plant, the first plant that had been built by private industry and the model for a generation of modern nuclear reactors.
(A) that had been built by private industry and
(B) built by private industry and which was
(C) to be built by private industry and which was
(D) built by private industry and
(E) to have been built by private industry and was

Please provide reasons for selecting an answer choice and rejecing other answer choices.
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 [#permalink] New post 21 Dec 2004, 07:01
Pick D.

The plant is still functional so using "was" is inappropriate. That eliminates B, C & E. I do not think "that" in A is necessary. D is more concise and also maintains parallelism.
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 [#permalink] New post 21 Dec 2004, 07:10
I'd pick (E)

The usage "the first... to have been.." sounds more appropriate to me. Moreover, the "was" refers to the fact that it served as a model for a generation of modern nuclear plants; however, it's not necessary that it still maintains its model role.
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 [#permalink] New post 21 Dec 2004, 07:10
I'd pick (E)

The usage "the first... to have been.." sounds more appropriate to me. Moreover, the "was" refers to the fact that it served as a model for a generation of modern nuclear plants; however, it's not necessary that it still maintains its model role.
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 [#permalink] New post 21 Dec 2004, 15:04
Before I post the answer, may be we can learn a bit more.

If two of the choices were

F) that was built by private industry and had been

G) built by private industry and had been

Do you think these are correct (aside from the fact they are wordy).
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Jan 2005, 11:38
Fight is between A and D and

I would go with D.

Had been - Past Perfect - should not be used here. It describes an action completed before a certain moment in the past, which in this sentence is not provided.
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Jan 2005, 16:04
A, though D sounds awfully nice...but not relying on my ears here and going with the past perfect tense rule...A is my choice.
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Jan 2005, 21:07
D for me too - but the wait for the OA is killing me...
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Jan 2005, 22:03
i am going with D too. it is concise and it seems to be the best answer. on the GMAT one is not supposed to choose the correct answer, but the BEST answer. since both E and D are grammatically correct, for GMAT purposes i will go with D. yeah what happened with the OA??? :beer

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 [#permalink] New post 04 Jan 2005, 08:56
My two cents of opinion. Please jump in with your inputs

I don't think we need was in the last part of our choices. "Unit I nuclear power plant," is the end of the first segment. if we use "was", then it will read Unit I nuclear power plant, was the model for a generation of ....". This does not sound right....

Only choice A and D are left. I don't think we need "had been" in A. There is no simple past tense,which should lead to past perfect, prior to this part of the sentnece. In this case, simply past tense will do (built or was build).

My choice is D.
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Re: SC - Utility Company [#permalink] New post 04 Jan 2005, 10:53
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The utility company has announced that it will permanently close its Unit I nuclear power plant, the first plant that had been built by private industry and the model for a generation of modern nuclear reactors.
(A) that had been built by private industry and
(B) built by private industry and which was
(C) to be built by private industry and which was
(D) built by private industry and
(E) to have been built by private industry and was

Please provide reasons for selecting an answer choice and rejecing other answer choices.


go with D. Ellipse of "which was"

in D, (which was) built by private industry and (which was) the model for...
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Jan 2005, 20:43
what happend with the OA?? anyone. i am still sticking with D
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Re: SC - Utility Company [#permalink] New post 04 Jan 2005, 21:18
D seems best.

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The utility company has announced that it will permanently close its Unit I nuclear power plant, the first plant that had been built by private industry and the model for a generation of modern nuclear reactors.


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(A) that had been built by private industry and


notice the use of "that".

the first plant that X and that Y ...... is the correct usage. you want to link two phrases to the same subject and you need to use relative pronoun that" in the second phrase .here thats not the case. A is gone


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(B) built by private industry and which was


relative pronoun "which" is commonly used for a non-restrictive clause such as :

The pen , which is on the table, is a gift. here you can remove the clause starting with "which" and still the sentence wont be affect. thats not the case here.

Also, if we really wanted to use "which" here, we would need another "which" after "the first plant".... the same logic that could make A a correct choice.

Also, use of "was" may suggest that the plant is no longer a model for nuclear reactors

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(C) to be built by private industry and which was


same thing with B. "to be" may be redundant.

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(D) built by private industry and


Seems good to me.

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(E) to have been built by private industry and was


use of "have been" is incorrect. "have been" is present perfect continuous tense. it suggests that an action started in the past and is STILL continuing.
this means, private industry started building the plant in the past and is still building it.


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Please provide reasons for selecting an answer choice and rejecing other answer choices.


let me know if you need more explanations.

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 [#permalink] New post 30 Jan 2005, 09:48
OA is D. OOPS I missed replying to it
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