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998). The Industrial Revolution, making it possible to mass-produce manufactured goods, was marked by their use of new machines, new energy sources, and new basic materials.

A) making it possible to mass-produce manufactured goods, was marked by their use of

B) making possible the mass production of manufactured goods, marked by the use of

C) which made it possible that manufactured goods were mass-produced, was marked by their using

D) which made possible the mass-production of manufactured goods, was marked by the use of

E) which made the mass production of manufactured goods possible and was marked by using
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17 Jul 2008, 12:37
A) making it possible to mass-produce manufactured goods, was marked by their use of
"their" has no referent.

B) making possible the mass production of manufactured goods, marked by the use of
"making" is wrong tense. It cannot be taken as subordinate clause, as subordinate refers to verb form and not to the noun.

C) which made it possible that manufactured goods were mass-produced, was marked by their using
"their" has no referent.

D) which made possible the mass-production of manufactured goods, was marked by the use of
Seems OK.

E) which made the mass production of manufactured goods possible and was marked by using
This options creates a sentence fragment.

IMO D.

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17 Jul 2008, 13:15
IMO D

"which " correctly modifies revolution and introduces a non essential clause.

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17 Jul 2008, 13:37
One more for D. E was also close but I cancelled due to using & and.

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18 Jul 2008, 00:25
A and D- it doesn't have a reference ?

C- needa relative pronoun to refer The Industrial Revolution

E- isue with use of "AND"

so clear D

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18 Jul 2008, 11:25
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998). The Industrial Revolution, making it possible to mass-produce manufactured goods, was marked by their use of new machines, new energy sources, and new basic materials.

A) making it possible to mass-produce manufactured goods, was marked by their use of

B) making possible the mass production of manufactured goods, marked by the use of

C) which made it possible that manufactured goods were mass-produced, was marked by their using

D) which made possible the mass-production of manufactured goods, was marked by the use of

E) which made the mass production of manufactured goods possible and was marked by using

Iam stuck between D and E

I like :
1."made the mass production of manufactured goods possible " better than "made possible the mass-production of manufactured goods"
2."marked by the use of" better than "marked by using"

I choose .5D and .5E

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19 Jul 2008, 08:58
x2suresh wrote:
998). The Industrial Revolution, making it possible to mass-produce manufactured goods, was marked by their use of new machines, new energy sources, and new basic materials.

A) making it possible to mass-produce manufactured goods, was marked by their use of

B) making possible the mass production of manufactured goods, marked by the use of

C) which made it possible that manufactured goods were mass-produced, was marked by their using

D) which made possible the mass-production of manufactured goods, was marked by the use of

E) which made the mass production of manufactured goods possible and was marked by using

I choose D as well. Here is my reasoning:

First of all, our main subject here is "The Industrial Revolution," so naturally, we want to find its main verb as well. So:

A) making it possible to mass-produce manufactured goods, was marked by their use of

We have the main verb "was marked," but "their" is incorrectly referring to "The Industrial Revolution", which is singular. Eliminate!

B) making possible the mass production of manufactured goods, marked by the use of

"marked" is not even a verb, but rather an adjective describing "The Industrial Revolution," so we don't have a verb in this sentence and so must eliminate.

C) which made it possible that manufactured goods were mass-produced, was marked by their using

same issue as option A

D) which made possible the mass-production of manufactured goods, was marked by the use of

This looks fine or at least you're unable to find any obvious problem. So keep it and move on!

E) which made the mass production of manufactured goods possible and was marked by using

The whole remaining sentence is a non-essential modifier. So basically, the main thing mentioned in the sentence is "The Industrial Evolution"???? In order to have a sentence, you must have at least 1 subject and 1 verb. We only have 1 subject in this answer choice!

So our answer should be D!

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x2suresh wrote:
998). The Industrial Revolution, making it possible to mass-produce manufactured goods, was marked by their use of new machines, new energy sources, and new basic materials.

A) making it possible to mass-produce manufactured goods, was marked by their use of

B) making possible the mass production of manufactured goods, marked by the use of

C) which made it possible that manufactured goods were mass-produced, was marked by their using

D) which made possible the mass-production of manufactured goods, was marked by the use of

E) which made the mass production of manufactured goods possible and was marked by using

Why use of And in option E is incorrect?
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23 Dec 2011, 05:31
confused between D and E,

In Option E there is nothing wrong in using "and" and was is used as a helping verb

can someone explain hoe they have ruled out E?

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26 Dec 2011, 02:20
"and was marked by using" is wrong for E ,it is changing the meaning

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26 Dec 2011, 03:00
E becomes:
The Industrial Revolution, which made the mass production of manufactured goods possible and was marked by using of new machines, new energy sources, and new basic materials.
its a fragment, isn't it?
D is better option.

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998). The Industrial Revolution, making it possible to mass-produce manufactured goods, was marked by their use of new machines, new energy sources, and new basic materials.

A) making it possible to mass-produce manufactured goods, was marked by their use of
their is wrong. 'their' would refer to revolution and revo is singular.

B) making possible the mass production of manufactured goods, marked by the use of
fragment. not a sentence.

C) which made it possible that manufactured goods were mass-produced, was marked by their using
same error as in A above - 'their'

D) which made possible the mass-production of manufactured goods, was marked by the use of
correct.

E) which made the mass production of manufactured goods possible and was marked by using
fragment.

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08 Jul 2014, 08:32
manufactured goods, was marked by the use of

Isn't ''was marked by the use of'' an appositive modifier? If so, shouldn't it modify the goods and not Industrial revolution?

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"Was marked" is the main verb, not a modifier.

The Industrial Revolution (subject), which made possible the mass production of manufactured goods (modifier), was marked (verb) by the use of new machines, new energy sources and new basic materials (object).

How do you recognise the modifier? Appositive modifiers occur immediately after the subject: these moderns are typically surrounded by a pair of commas. That's why they are named as such -- they occur beside (and not "o"pposite) the noun they modify. For example: Federer, the best tennis player the world has ever seen, lost the Wimbledon this year.
In the correct sentence (option D), the presence of "which" is a further hint that the text that follows it (until the comma) is a modifier.

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09 Jul 2014, 02:43
IMO D...can u pls post the OA?

in option E , "and was" is not quite going with the whole sentence when seen altogether.

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