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# A large rise in the number of housing starts in the coming

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10. A large rise in the number of housing starts in the coming year should boost new construction dollars by several billion dollars, making the construction industry’s economic health much more robust than five years ago

(A) making the construction industry’s economic health much more robust than five years ago
(B) and make the construction industry’s economic health much more robust than five years ago
(C) making the construction industry’s economic health much more robust than it was five years ago
(D) to make the construction industry’s economic health much more robust than five years ago
(E) in making the construction industry’s economic health much more robust than it as five years ago
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10. A large rise in the number of housing starts in the coming year should boost new construction dollars by several billion dollars, making the construction industry’s economic health much more robust than five years ago

(A) making the construction industry’s economic health much more robust than five years ago
(B) and make the construction industry’s economic health much more robust than five years ago
(C) making the construction industry’s economic health much more robust than it was five years ago
(D) to make the construction industry’s economic health much more robust than five years ago
(E) in making the construction industry’s economic health much more robust than it as five years ago

Absolutely C. Here the use of the -Ing form is perfectly used to express the result of the main clause. In light of this, I eliminated answers B and D straight away.
A is incorrect because of illogical comparison. economic health is compared to five years ago.
E is incorrect because we don't need the preposition "in" here.
C correctly uses the -Ing form to express the result of the main clause and also maintains a logical comparison.
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17 Oct 2010, 07:26
C for me for rightly comparing the state of construction industry's health now from what it was five years ago.
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17 Oct 2010, 07:28
went C and I completely agree with shekharvineet. I think you deserve a Kudos because I don't have to type a reason
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