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# Which of the following best completes the passage? States

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Which of the following best completes the passage?

States hit hardest by losses in manufacturing jobs are in a strong position to recover employment opportunities by expanding into the “green energy” sector. Existing infrastructure and transportation systems put these states in a position to adapt quickly and ___________.

(A) begin manufacturing materials and finished renewable energy products.
(C) regain jobs lost due to a slowdown in the manufacturing industry.
(D) continue manufacturing wind turbines and other products popular in the green energy sector.
(E) start an aggressive research process to determine the viability of green energy in the area.
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23 Sep 2008, 09:54
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Which of the following best completes the passage?

States hit hardest by losses in manufacturing jobs are in a strong position to recover employment opportunities by expanding into the “green energy” sector. Existing infrastructure and transportation systems put these states in a position to adapt quickly and .

* begin manufacturing materials and finished renewable energy products.
* regain jobs lost due to a slowdown in the manufacturing industry.
* continue manufacturing wind turbines and other products popular in the green energy sector.
* start an aggressive research process to determine the viability of green energy in the area.

A wins the game. Final goal is to regain employment opportunities. But existing infrastructure & tpt systems, directly can't help in regaining the jobs. They can be used to manufacture new energy products & hence increase employment.
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23 Sep 2008, 10:17
D for me.
D connects to crucial ponits of the question, losses in manufacturing jobs and expanding into the “green energy” sector.
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23 Sep 2008, 11:43
jatinrai wrote:
elmagnifico wrote:
Which of the following best completes the passage?

States hit hardest by losses in manufacturing jobs are in a strong position to recover employment opportunities by expanding into the “green energy” sector. Existing infrastructure and transportation systems put these states in a position to adapt quickly and .

* begin manufacturing materials and finished renewable energy products.
* regain jobs lost due to a slowdown in the manufacturing industry.
* continue manufacturing wind turbines and other products popular in the green energy sector.
* start an aggressive research process to determine the viability of green energy in the area.

A wins the game. Final goal is to regain employment opportunities. But existing infrastructure & tpt systems, directly can't help in regaining the jobs. They can be used to manufacture new energy products & hence increase employment.

Agree. It's A. The infrastructure and systems are in a position to recover the employment by expanding into the new, green energy sector. Thus, the existing infrastructure and systems now begin adapted manufacturing works.
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23 Sep 2008, 12:56
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D for me.
D connects to crucial ponits of the question, losses in manufacturing jobs and expanding into the “green energy” sector.

Your logic is right but the final choice is flawed. Expanding means they have to start afresh. They can't continue.
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23 Sep 2008, 14:54
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D for me.
D connects to crucial ponits of the question, losses in manufacturing jobs and expanding into the “green energy” sector.

Your logic is right but the final choice is flawed. Expanding means they have to start afresh. They can't continue.

agree silly mistake...
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01 Feb 2010, 20:40
Which of the following best completes the passage?

States hit hardest by losses in manufacturing jobs are in a strong position to recover employment opportunities by expanding into the “green energy” sector. Existing infrastructure and transportation systems put these states in a position to adapt quickly and --------.

a) begin manufacturing materials and finished renewable energy products.
c) regain jobs lost due to a slowdown in the manufacturing industry.
d) continue manufacturing wind turbines and other products popular in the green energy sector.
e) start an aggressive research process to determine the viability of green energy in the area.

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03 Feb 2010, 19:13
a) begin manufacturing materials and finished renewable energy products.
>> Renewable energy - Out of Scope
>>Tax rebates ??? - Out of Scope
c) regain jobs lost due to a slowdown in the manufacturing industry.
--CORRECT. This relates to the issue raised in the begining of the passage and here we can handle it.
d) continue manufacturing wind turbines and other products popular in the green energy sector.
>>Wind Turbine - Out of Scope
e) start an aggressive research process to determine the viability of green energy in the area.
>>Research - Out of Scope
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03 Feb 2010, 19:14
a) begin manufacturing materials and finished renewable energy products.
>> Renewable energy - Out of Scope
>>Tax rebates ??? - Out of Scope
c) regain jobs lost due to a slowdown in the manufacturing industry.
--CORRECT. This relates to the issue raised in the begining of the passage and here we can handle it.
d) continue manufacturing wind turbines and other products popular in the green energy sector.
>>Wind Turbine - Out of Scope
e) start an aggressive research process to determine the viability of green energy in the area.
>>Research - Out of Scope

hence "C"
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18 Feb 2010, 17:08
Finally its between A and C for me and I picked A

A is not irrelevant. C also directly jumps to the conclusion without giving any reason for it whatsoever.

A. begin manufacturing materials and finished renewable energy products.

Renewable energy and green energy are the related things isnt it?
Jobs were lost in manufacturing so if you start manufacturing materials related to renewable energy you get the jobs back. Existing infrastructure facilitates it.

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06 Apr 2010, 08:54
my ans is also c
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06 Apr 2010, 09:20
The passage excerpt "hit hardest by losses in manufacturing jobs are in a strong position to recover employment opportunities " stresses on the jobs that were lost, so the appropriate option to finish the passage is C.
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06 Apr 2010, 23:35
even i'll go with C !
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06 Jun 2010, 23:25
Which of the following best completes the passage?

States hit hardest by losses in manufacturing jobs are in a strong position to recover employment opportunities by expanding into the “green energy” sector. Existing infrastructure and transportation systems put these states in a position to adapt quickly and _______________.

A) begin manufacturing materials and finished renewable energy products.
C) regain jobs lost due to a slowdown in the manufacturing industry.
D) continue manufacturing wind turbines and other products popular in the green energy sector.
E) start an aggressive research process to determine the viability of green energy in the area.

OA is A and OE is:
Situation: Existing infrastructure and transportation systems put states that have lost manufacturing jobs in a strong position to recover.

Reasoning: Which of the following best completes the sentence? The correct answer to this question depends on filling in the blank with an idea that continues the one introduced in the first half of the passage. The first half of the passage is concerned with a way to recover employment opportunities. The infrastructure and transportation in these states mean that they are already prepared to begin manufacturing.

A) This option correctly completes the sentence by continuing an idea from the first half of the passage: states that have lost manufacturing jobs are in the best position to begin manufacturing materials in the green energy sector.
B) Tax rebates are not discussed in the passage.
C) This option is merely a paraphrase of the first sentence and does not add new information to the passage.
D) The word continue is incorrect; according to the passage, green energy manufacturing would be a new industry for the states.
E) The words adapt quickly just before the blank make it clear that the states are expected to begin using their infrastructure and transportation immediately, not researching.

My quetion is:
In the first part of the stimulus, we are given job losses. So, the continuation should be as per C. A says that begin manufacturing, but it is not necessary that there will be regain in the job losses equivalent or more than the previous.

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09 Jun 2010, 13:06
I think I understand why A because I picked D (which is only one word different from A)...I didnt pay attention to the word "continue in D...my bad

My logic was:

The argument says:

States which are hit by job losses are in strong position to recover employment opportunities by expanding into green energy sector.

So, states are in strong position to expand employment opportunities by (existing infrastructure and transportation which they already have) and (beginning to manufacture materials and finished renewable energy products).

If we closely read the argument, option (C) does not make sense.
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Which of the following best completes the passage?

States hit hardest by losses in manufacturing jobs are in a strong position to recover employment opportunities by expanding into the “green energy” sector. Existing infrastructure and transportation systems put these states in a position to adapt quickly and ______________________________________.

A begin manufacturing materials and finished renewable energy products.
C regain jobs lost due to a slowdown in the manufacturing industry.
D continue manufacturing wind turbines and other products popular in the green energy sector.
E start an aggressive research process to determine the viability of green energy in the area.

Any input guys. I am not convinced with the OE.
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20 Jul 2010, 07:10
Which of the following best completes the passage?

States hit hardest by losses in manufacturing jobs are in a strong position to recover employment opportunities by expanding into the “green energy” sector. Existing infrastructure and transportation systems put these states in a position to adapt quickly and ______________________________________.

A begin manufacturing materials and finished renewable energy products.
C regain jobs lost due to a slowdown in the manufacturing industry.
D continue manufacturing wind turbines and other products popular in the green energy sector.
E start an aggressive research process to determine the viability of green energy in the area.

Any input guys. I am not convinced with the OE.

I agree with A. What do you think is the answer?
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20 Jul 2010, 07:27
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Which of the following best completes the passage?

States hit hardest by losses in manufacturing jobs are in a strong position to recover employment opportunities by expanding into the “green energy” sector. Existing infrastructure and transportation systems put these states in a position to adapt quickly and ______________________________________.

A begin manufacturing materials and finished renewable energy products.
C regain jobs lost due to a slowdown in the manufacturing industry.
D continue manufacturing wind turbines and other products popular in the green energy sector.
E start an aggressive research process to determine the viability of green energy in the area.

Any input guys. I am not convinced with the OE.

I agree with A. What do you think is the answer?

Thanks lagomez.

I marked C. Because as per me in case if reader is not from science background or does not know relation between green energy and renewable energy then how can we mark A?.What is ur view on this?
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Which of the following best completes the passage?

States hit hardest by losses in manufacturing jobs are in a strong position to recover employment opportunities by expanding into the “green energy” sector. Existing infrastructure and transportation systems put these states in a position to adapt quickly and ______________________________________.

A begin manufacturing materials and finished renewable energy products.
C regain jobs lost due to a slowdown in the manufacturing industry.
D continue manufacturing wind turbines and other products popular in the green energy sector.
E start an aggressive research process to determine the viability of green energy in the area.

Any input guys. I am not convinced with the OE.

I agree with A. What do you think is the answer?

Thanks lagomez.

I marked C. Because as per me in case if reader is not from science background or does not know relation between green energy and renewable energy then how can we mark A?.What is ur view on this?

I think the key here is to not concentrate so much on the terminology but the flow of events.

State A lost a lot of manufacturing jobs. They can regain jobs by going into something else. They are at an advantage because of the existing infrastructure therefore.....

a. begin manufacturing
b. take advantage of tax rebates - this kind of goes to another area so not this one
c. regain jobs. Yes, that would be the end result but the answer is asking for something in between "they have an advantage and regaining jobs". I think A fits in the middle. They have an advantage, they can begin manufacturing, therefore they can regain jobs.

That's my take.
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20 Jul 2010, 09:07
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Thanks lagomez.

I marked C. Because as per me in case if reader is not from science background or does not know relation between green energy and renewable energy then how can we mark A?.What is ur view on this?

I think the key here is to not concentrate so much on the terminology but the flow of events.

State A lost a lot of manufacturing jobs. They can regain jobs by going into something else. They are at an advantage because of the existing infrastructure therefore.....

a. begin manufacturing
b. take advantage of tax rebates - this kind of goes to another area so not this one
c. regain jobs. Yes, that would be the end result but the answer is asking for something in between "they have an advantage and regaining jobs". I think A fits in the middle. They have an advantage, they can begin manufacturing, therefore they can regain jobs.

That's my take.[/quote]

Thanks Lagomez, yes you are correct. Actually in C i missed to read "job lost due to slowdown " , which is out of scope.
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