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

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

Which of the following options are correct or incorrect? and state the reason why?
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Last edited by tirupatibalaji on 20 Jan 2011, 09:10, edited 3 times in total.

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20 Jan 2011, 07:31
tirupatibalaji wrote:
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 was five years ago
(B) and make the construction industry’s economic health much more robust than it was five years ago
(C) making the construction industry’s economic health much more robust than it was five years ago => correct
(D) to make the construction industry’s economic health much more robust than it was five years ago
(E) in making the construction industry’s economic health much more robust than it was five years ago

Which of the following options are correct or incorrect? and state the reason why?

Comparison and modifier problem.
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20 Jan 2011, 10:15
@tirupatibalaji: Have you produced the correct version? I find several basic erros in your text. First thing Choice A is not the same as in the text. The text has no ‘was’ after ‘than’, while choice A has “was”. This is wrong. Please recheck the text and the choices.
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21 Jan 2011, 02:26
Thanks for pointing out daag, it has been corrected.
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28 Jan 2011, 19:26
IMO C.

Comparing something to itself should have 'it'.

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29 Jan 2011, 11:56
+1 C

Two reasons:
Correct verb modifier (making...)
It is necessary a pronoun. (IT)
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