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# After suffering \$2 billion in losses and 25,000 layoffs, the

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After suffering \$2 billion in losses and 25,000 layoffs, the nationâ€™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

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07 Jan 2007, 20:59
AK wrote:
After suffering \$2 billion in losses and 25,000 layoffs, the nationâ€™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

from....to

So the choices left are A and D

"appears to have" is idiomatically correct IMO so

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07 Jan 2007, 21:13
appears to have is correct idiom & tense

A it is

I have the following from my error log, if this helps

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the verb "to have" is in the infinitive tense. So "appears to have" is correct. If we were saying that the industry "has" made a comeback, then "has" and not "have" would be correct.

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07 Jan 2007, 22:59
Straight A.
"appears to have" is correct usage.
Also,
since it is mentioned "run everything from ", " computers and spy satellites to dishwashers " should be used to show a range of products.
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09 Jan 2007, 00:15
from should have to .. Idiom.
Choices A and D/
Choose A.

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09 Jan 2007, 17:39
Agree with A, "appears to have" is the correct idiom

However, can someone explain to me further why an infinitive is needed after the word "appears" and not "that"

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09 Jan 2007, 19:38
Straight A. The other choices -but E- display non idiomatic uses of the verb appear. However, the linked nouns in E lack the preposition "to" that "from", in the non-underlined portion of the stem, requires.

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