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To maintain a high demand for their product, the manufacturers first took over the marketing and sales functions previously performed by outside agents; next, they began changing their advertising campaigns monthly to keep pace with the rapid changes in consumers’ lives.
(A) they began changing
(B) this began changing
(C) the former began changing
(D) to begin changing
(E) to change
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To maintain a high demand for their product, the manufacturers first took over the marketing and sales functions previously performed by outside agents; next, they began changing their advertising campaigns monthly to keep pace with the rapid changes in consumers’ lives.
(A) they began changing
(B) this began changing
(C) the former began changing
(D) to begin changing
(E) to change


Should be "C" as "The former" clearly refers to manufacturers where as "They" in A is ambiguous.
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another C.

if I remeber correctly, semicolon (;) separates two independent sentences. So any subject pronoun in either part of the sentence must have clear referent. The former = manufacturers.
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another C.

if I remeber correctly, semicolon (;) separates two independent sentences. So any subject pronoun in either part of the sentence must have clear referent. The former = manufacturers.

OA is A ,even i marked C
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if OA is indeed A, then issue lies in using FIRST ( this word is used with manufacturers} and NEXT (depending on FIRST we logically assume that "they" also refer to manufacturers}.
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To maintain a high demand for their product, the manufacturers first took over the marketing and sales functions previously performed by outside agents; next, they began changing their advertising campaigns monthly to keep pace with the rapid changes in consumers’ lives.
(A) they began changing
(B) this began changing
(C) the former began changing
(D) to begin changing
(E) to change


This should be A. We need to notice "their" in "to" phrase. This "their" takes the "the manufacturers" naturally. And "their advertising" means manufacturers' advertising. So, should be "they began~" I don't know why "the former" comes to the surface all of sudden.
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