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# According to a recent study of consumer spending on

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04 Sep 2010, 05:19
According to a recent study of consumer spending on prescription medications, increases in the sales of the 50 drugs that were advertised most heavily accounts for almost half of the \$20.8 billion increase in drug spending last year, the remainder of which came from sales of the 9,850 prescription medicines that companies did not advertise or advertised very little.

A.heavily accounts for almost half of the \$20.8 billion increase in drug spending last year, the remainder of which came
B.heavily were what accounted for almost half of the \$20.8 billion increase in drug spending last year; the remainder of the increase coming
C.heavily accounted for almost half of the \$20.8 billion increase in drug spending last year, the remainder of the increase coming
D.heavily, accounting for almost half of the \$20.8 billion increase in drug spending last year, while the remainder of the increase came
E.heavily, which accounted for almost half of the \$20.8 billion increase in drug spending last year, with the remainder of it coming

the choice is c,but is there should be a 'with' before 'the remainder of the...'?

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04 Sep 2010, 08:28
weird question. what is the source of this question. All options look incorrect.

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04 Sep 2010, 21:11
It's from gmatprep,I have got it. c is really the right one.
the structure is called 'Independent Genitive':noun+present participle
'the remainder of the increase'+'coming'

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05 Sep 2010, 17:41
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According to a recent study of consumer spending on prescription medications, increases in the sales of the 50 drugs that were advertised most heavily accounts for almost half of the \$20.8 billion increase in drug spending last year, the remainder of which came from sales of the 9,850 prescription medicines that companies did not advertise or advertised very little.

A.heavily accounts for almost half of the \$20.8 billion increase in drug spending last year, the remainder of which came
B.heavily were what accounted for almost half of the \$20.8 billion increase in drug spending last year; the remainder of the increase coming
C.heavily accounted for almost half of the \$20.8 billion increase in drug spending last year, the remainder of the increase coming
D.heavily, accounting for almost half of the \$20.8 billion increase in drug spending last year, while the remainder of the increase came
E.heavily, which accounted for almost half of the \$20.8 billion increase in drug spending last year, with the remainder of it coming

the principal clause of the the sentence is
increases in the sales of the 50 drugs that were advertised most accounted .....
A-- should be in past tense.
B--were what accounted is wrong.
D-- accounting for makes the principal clause without any verb, it is participle.
E-- which accounted is a relative clause which again makes the principal clause without any verb

C is correct

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06 Sep 2010, 03:07
According to a recent study of consumer spending on prescription medications, increases in the sales of the 50 drugs that were advertised most heavily accounts for almost half of the \$20.8 billion increase in drug spending last year, the remainder of which came from sales of the 9,850 prescription medicines that companies did not advertise or advertised very little.

A.heavily accounts for almost half of the \$20.8 billion increase in drug spending last year, the remainder of which came
B.heavily were what accounted for almost half of the \$20.8 billion increase in drug spending last year; the remainder of the increase coming
C.heavily accounted for almost half of the \$20.8 billion increase in drug spending last year, the remainder of the increase coming
D.heavily, accounting for almost half of the \$20.8 billion increase in drug spending last year, while the remainder of the increase came
E.heavily, which accounted for almost half of the \$20.8 billion increase in drug spending last year, with the remainder of it coming

C - it is!
a: usage of tenses
b: incorrect - use of what what
d: incorrect -ing
e: incorrect - with the remainder of it coming ...

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07 Sep 2010, 02:30
geturdream wrote:
licampus wrote:
According to a recent study of consumer spending on prescription medications, increases in the sales of the 50 drugs that were advertised most heavily accounts for almost half of the \$20.8 billion increase in drug spending last year, the remainder of which came from sales of the 9,850 prescription medicines that companies did not advertise or advertised very little.

A.heavily accounts for almost half of the \$20.8 billion increase in drug spending last year, the remainder of which came
B.heavily were what accounted for almost half of the \$20.8 billion increase in drug spending last year; the remainder of the increase coming
C.heavily accounted for almost half of the \$20.8 billion increase in drug spending last year, the remainder of the increase coming
D.heavily, accounting for almost half of the \$20.8 billion increase in drug spending last year, while the remainder of the increase came
E.heavily, which accounted for almost half of the \$20.8 billion increase in drug spending last year, with the remainder of it coming

the principal clause of the the sentence is
increases in the sales of the 50 drugs that were advertised most accounted .....
A-- should be in past tense.
B--were what accounted is wrong.
D-- accounting for makes the principal clause without any verb, it is participle.
E-- which accounted is a relative clause which again makes the principal clause without any verb

C is correct

stripping the sentence:
A- increases-plural
B-increases ...were what accounted for... - i think is correct. However, the part after the semicolon is missing a verb (coming is a participle, not a verb..), making B a wrong choice.
C-increases...accounted for..., the remainder ...-correct-increases(noun) accounted(verb)
"the remainder..." is a modifier
D- increases..., accounting for...,while...- fragmented sentence- there is no verb to go with "increases"
E-increases...,which accounted....,while the remainder...-fragmented-again no verb to go with "increases"

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09 Sep 2010, 04:08
C seems the best out the given options.

But shouldn't "coming" be replaced with "came" since the context is increase in sales last year?

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16 Sep 2010, 20:48
geturdream wrote:
A.heavily accounts for almost half of the \$20.8 billion increase in drug spending last year, the remainder of which came
B.heavily were what accounted for almost half of the \$20.8 billion increase in drug spending last year; the remainder of the increase coming
C.heavily accounted for almost half of the \$20.8 billion increase in drug spending last year, the remainder of the increase coming
D.heavily, accounting for almost half of the \$20.8 billion increase in drug spending last year, while the remainder of the increase came
E.heavily, which accounted for almost half of the \$20.8 billion increase in drug spending last year, with the remainder of it coming

the principal clause of the the sentence is
increases in the sales of the 50 drugs that were advertised most accounted .....
A-- should be in past tense.
B--were what accounted is wrong.
D-- accounting for makes the principal clause without any verb, it is participle.
E-- which accounted is a relative clause which again makes the principal clause without any verb

C is correct[/quote]

great explanation

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17 Sep 2010, 11:45
Hi,

Can any one clarify the sentence structure for optionC

According to ..., Independent clause, the remainder....

shouldnt there be a subordinate conjunction to connect the independent clause and the dependent clause

Thanks in advance for the replies

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