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Question Stats:

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After suffering $2 billion in losses and 25,000 layoffs, the nation’s semiconductor industry, which makes chips that run everything from computers and spy satellites to dishwashers, appears to have made a long-awaited recovery. (A) computers and spy satellites to dishwashers, appears to have (B) computers, spy satellites, and dishwashers, appears having (C) computers, spy satellites, and dishwashers, appears that it has (D) computers and spy satellites to dishwashers, appears that it has (E) computers and spy satellites as well as dishwashers, appears to have [Reveal] Spoiler: OA If you have any questions you can ask an expert New! Senior Manager Joined: 12 Oct 2011 Posts: 266 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 50 [1] , given: 110 Re: difficult SC [#permalink] ### Show Tags 13 Dec 2011, 08:28 1 This post received KUDOS I feel that this is not such a difficult question. However, I am no authority on that either. As a suggestion, please underline the proper part of the sentence. It reduces a lot of effort that otherwise gets wasted on reading, understanding and solving SC problems. The sentence, as stated, is correct. The first hint that you can pick up is the "from...to" idiomatic construction. That rules out options B, C and E. Between A and D, you will be able to eliminate D because "appears that it has..." is nonsensical. The industry "appears to have recovered" makes more sense. "It appears that X has recovered" - This construction is correct. In the given problem, however, the X (nation's semiconductor industry) is present BEFORE the "appears". That is why D is wrong. "X appears to have recovered" - This construction is also correct. This matches the given problem (option A). X = semiconductor industry. Hope this is helpful. Intern Joined: 13 Mar 2007 Posts: 25 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 26 [0], given: 2 Re: difficult SC [#permalink] ### Show Tags 13 Dec 2011, 10:04 Sorry for not underlining. Nice explanation. Thanks Senior Manager Joined: 12 Oct 2011 Posts: 266 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 50 [0], given: 110 Re: difficult SC [#permalink] ### Show Tags 03 Jan 2012, 00:46 kenguva wrote: Sorry for not underlining. Nice explanation. Thanks You're welcome. Consider KUDOS if you find the explanation helpful. Manager Joined: 15 Dec 2011 Posts: 182 Schools: LBS '14 (A) GMAT 1: 730 Q50 V39 GPA: 3.9 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 43 [0], given: 13 Re: difficult SC [#permalink] ### Show Tags 03 Jan 2012, 03:14 After suffering$2 billion in losses and 25,000 layoffs, the nation’s semiconductor industry, which makes chips that run everything from computers and spy satellites to dishwashers, appears to have made a long-awaited recovery.

(A) computers and spy satellites to dishwashers, appears to have
(B) computers, spy satellites, and dishwashers, appears having
(C) computers, spy satellites, and dishwashers, appears that it has
(D) computers and spy satellites to dishwashers, appears that it has
(E) computers and spy satellites as well as dishwashers, appears to have

There are two sentences in this SC:
a) the nation’s semiconductor industry appears to have made a long-awaited recovery
b) industry makes chips that run everything from computers and spy satellites to dishwashers

The sentence also has a idiom; from A to B: from computers and spy satellites to dishwashers

Due to wrong idiom you can rule out: E, B, and C

A and D are both grammatically correct: D is of the form: noun + verb + nuon clause, but isn't the correct way to write. A is concise.

Go with A
Re: difficult SC   [#permalink] 03 Jan 2012, 03:14
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