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# A large and increasingly influential sector of publishing,

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A large and increasingly influential sector of publishing, 20 percent of all the National and American Book awards since 1950 have gone to university-press books.
(A) A large and increasingly influential sector of publishing, 20 percent of all the National and American Book awards since 1950 have gone to university-press books.
(B) A large and increasingly influential sector of publishing, university-press books have won 20 percent of all the National and American Book awards since 1950.
(C) Increasingly influential as a large sector of publishing, 20 percent of all the National and American Book awards since 1950 have gone to university-press books.
(D) Since 1950, a large and increasingly influential sector of publishing, 20 percent of all the National and American Book awards have gone to university-press books.
(E) Since 1950, university-press books, a large and increasingly influential sector of publishing, won 20 percent of all the National and American Book awards from then on.
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26 Jan 2009, 19:55
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I don't know how B is correct.

I think the subject of the sentence is " a large and influential sector". Therefore, it should be accompanied by a singular verb " has" not by "have".

But for the word " from then on" choice E is better than the other ones

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26 Jan 2009, 16:15
vivektripathi wrote:
A large and increasingly influential sector of publishing, 20 percent of all the National and American Book awards since 1950 have gone to university-press books.
(A) A large and increasingly influential sector of publishing, 20 percent of all the National and American Book awards since 1950 have gone to university-press books. Misplaced modifier, as "A large and increasingly influential sector of publishing" modifies "20 percent".
(B) A large and increasingly influential sector of publishing, university-press books have won 20 percent of all the National and American Book awards since 1950. OK
(C) Increasingly influential as a large sector of publishing, 20 percent of all the National and American Book awards since 1950 have gone to university-press books. Misplaced modifier. "Increasingly influential as a large sector of publishing" modifies "20 percent"
(D) Since 1950, a large and increasingly influential sector of publishing, 20 percent of all the National and American Book awards have gone to university-press books.Misplaced modifier. "A large and increasingly influential sector of publishing" modifies "20 percent"
(E) Since 1950, university-press books, a large and increasingly influential sector of publishing, won 20 percent of all the National and American Book awards from then on.

Since & from then on are redundant.
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26 Jan 2009, 18:15
vivektripathi wrote:
A large and increasingly influential sector of publishing, 20 percent of all the National and American Book awards since 1950 have gone to university-press books.
(A) A large and increasingly influential sector of publishing, 20 percent of all the National and American Book awards since 1950 have gone to university-press books.
(B) A large and increasingly influential sector of publishing, university-press books have won 20 percent of all the National and American Book awards since 1950.
(C) Increasingly influential as a large sector of publishing, 20 percent of all the National and American Book awards since 1950 have gone to university-press books.
(D) Since 1950, a large and increasingly influential sector of publishing, 20 percent of all the National and American Book awards have gone to university-press books.
(E) Since 1950, university-press books, a large and increasingly influential sector of publishing, won 20 percent of all the National and American Book awards from then on.

agree with B.
All other options have modifer issues or distors the original meaning.
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26 Jan 2009, 20:41
unplugged wrote:
I don't know how B is correct.

I think the subject of the sentence is " a large and influential sector". Therefore, it should be accompanied by a singular verb " has" not by "have".

But for the word " from then on" choice E is better than the other ones

Any thoughts???

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Good point "unplugged"

IMO,
sub -"university press books" -->
A large and influential sector of publishing is modifier which modifies "universtiy press books" --
univesity press books -- must be singular (publisher name)

only E remains.

+1 for you.
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Re: SC-publishing   [#permalink] 26 Jan 2009, 20:41
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