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# A Swiss government panel recommended that the country sell

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A Swiss government panel recommended that the country sell about half of its gold reserves and this raised fears of other countries that do the same and inundate the market.

A. reserves and this raised fears of other countries that
B. reserves, which, as a result, raised fears of other countries that
C. reserves, as a result, they feared that other countries would
D. reserves, with fears raised that other countries would
E. reserves, raising fears that other countries would

Originally posted by okdongdong on 12 Aug 2005, 07:15.
Last edited by kvazar on 17 Nov 2015, 01:43, edited 2 times in total.
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12 Aug 2005, 08:48
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I checked this question and there is a would in the end. Sometimes while copying a question from a source, the last word gets left out. It has already happened to me in these forums.

Ok!! reasons.

A is out because 'this' as Ritesh pointed out has no clear referrent
B WRONG. how can the fears of other countries by raised?
C WRONG. They has no clear referrent
D WRONG. "With fears raised that is wrong
E is concise and expresses the meaning effectively.
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22 Aug 2015, 12:10
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A Swiss government panel recommended that the country sell about half of its gold reserves and this raised fears of other countries that do the same and inundate the market.

A Swiss government panel recommended X and this X resulted in Y.
or simply panel took x causing Y.

In given sentence, this is improperly used pronoun to refer the recommendation.
This pronoun also results in improper meaning.

In option B. reserves, which, as a result, raised fears of other countries that

Which refers to reserves instead of recommendation.
as a result is wordy and modifies which.

C. reserves, as a result, they feared that other countries would

as a result is wordy and modifies which.
they implies is absurd as it refers to reserves wrongly thereby introducing the meaning error.

D. reserves, with fears raised that other countries would

with construction after comma is improper and wrong modifier
fears raised is in passive voice instead of active voice as indicated in non underlined part of the sentence.

E. reserves, raising fears that other countries o

This sentence solves all the problems.
raising fears is the correct verb-ing modifier correctly modifying previous action(panel recommending sth) and presenting result of the previous action in correct tense, voice and construction.

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need help,confused between C and E.
[/quote] I think this solves ur pb
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12 Aug 2005, 08:02
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E is missing a verb. I think would needs to be there after E...

Without verb WOULD E is incomplete...

okdongdong, please make sure the choice E is complete...

A Swiss government panel recommended that the country sell about half of its gold reserves and this raised fears of other countries that do the same and inundate the market.
A. reserves and this raised fears of other countries that
- this has no clear referent...
B. reserves, which, as a result, raised fears of other countries that
- wrong use of restrictive clause...
C. reserves, as a result, they feared that other countries would
- wrong THEY, it would be better...
D. reserves, with fears raised that other countries would
- with clause, not effectively joining the main clause...
E. reserves, raising fears that other countries
- incomplete without WOULD..
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03 Jul 2017, 00:12
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yt770 wrote:
Hi Experts, Could you please explain what's wrong with choice D in this question? Thanks!

Hi yt770 ,

D has the problem with "with fears raised that other countries would".

Using with clause as a modifier is incorrect here.

Also, it is trying to mean gold reserves were with fear that...

Obviously, how can reserves have fear of anything? Hence, D is Incorrect.

I hope that makes sense.
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17 Aug 2015, 08:05
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Hi,

If you have boiled it down to between C and E then it should be easy.

"The panel" is singular. So we cant have C because the option uses "they" to refer to the panel.

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17 Aug 2015, 19:08
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E seems to be the best answer with no errors. However, shouldn't it be connected with a 'would' at the end to connect with whole sentence?
reserves, raising fears that other countries would do the same
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17 Aug 2015, 19:26
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How can it be C or E? They change the meaning, they indicate Swiss government has fears , but actually it is the other countries that have fears
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12 Aug 2005, 07:53
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B is out - lengthy and awkward
C is out - 'they' improperly suggests the reserves
D is out - 'with fears' makes the sentence nonsensical by suggesting gold is sold along with fears

Between E and A, I'll take E. The progressive 'raising' nicely suggests that the concerns were 'ongoing' as a result of the recommendation.

E for me.
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12 Aug 2005, 08:08
I agree with Ritesh, 'E' is the choice only if there is a verb at the end of underlined portion. I think 'would' should be there after 'countries'.
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12 Aug 2005, 08:32
vivek123 wrote:
I agree with Ritesh, 'E' is the choice only if there is a verb at the end of underlined portion. I think 'would' should be there after 'countries'.

Nice one, i didn't see that... perhaps that's the sign for me to go to bed !
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12 Aug 2005, 08:52
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I checked this question and there is a would in the end. Sometimes while copying a question from a source, the last word gets left out. It has already happened to me in these forums.

Ok!! reasons.

A is out because 'this' as Ritesh pointed out has no clear referrent
B WRONG. how can the fears of other countries by raised?
C WRONG. They has no clear referrent
D WRONG. "With fears raised that is wrong
E is concise and expresses the meaning effectively.

A-D just doesn't makes sense. E with the would doesn't make sense as well, but now we know it's an error while typing, E should be it.
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17 Aug 2015, 20:50
Hi akhilbajaj,

You are right. A "would" has to come in option E after "countries"

krutik123 pls edit the question..

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17 Aug 2015, 23:12
A. reserves and this raised fears of other countries that >> run on sentence, "this" does not convey the meaning clearly,
B. reserves, which, as a result, raised fears of other countries that >> changing meaning++fear of Swiss government is correct
C. reserves, as a result, they feared that other countries would>>Swiss Gov. is singular
D. reserves, with fears raised that other countries would>>with fears stands awkward
E. reserves, raising fears that other countries >> correct modifier and meaning intact
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18 Aug 2015, 06:15
Swiss government recommends that country should sell its gold and this fact raises fears

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18 Aug 2015, 12:54
Swiss government panel recommended that the country sell about half of its gold reserves, raising fears that other countries do the same and inundate the market.

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20 Aug 2015, 23:40
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21 Nov 2015, 05:26
Between A & E - E would be correct as in A we can see 'fears of the other countries' is wrong .. It must be 'fears that the other countries!
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A Swiss government panel recommended that the country sell about half of its gold reserves and this raised fears of other countries that do the same and inundate the market.

A. reserves and this raised fears of other countries that
B. reserves, which, as a result, raised fears of other countries that
C. reserves, as a result, they feared that other countries would
D. reserves, with fears raised that other countries would
E. reserves, raising fears that other countries would
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17 Jun 2017, 00:09
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