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# After suffering $2 billion in losses and 25,000 layoffs, the  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics Author Message Senior Manager Joined: 15 Aug 2007 Posts: 288 Followers: 3 Kudos [?]: 102 [0], given: 0 After suffering$2 billion in losses and 25,000 layoffs, the [#permalink]

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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 Director Joined: 08 Jun 2007 Posts: 578 Followers: 2 Kudos [?]: 98 [0], given: 0 Re: SC : semiconductor indusrty [#permalink] ### Show Tags 17 Feb 2008, 11:13 huntgmat wrote: 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

I would go for A.

from ( X and Y ) to Z
B C E uses incorrect idiom.
Between A and D. I think "it" is not required .
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18 Feb 2008, 03:30
OA A.
I posted this question as I wanted to be sure what is wrong with D.

I assume , that the use of "it"is not wrong but just redundant.
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19 Feb 2008, 20:39
I would go for A
You use that to introduce a clause. Here, a phrase "appears to have made" is more clear and concise.
B,C,E do not use the right idiom (run from x to y).
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20 Feb 2008, 00:55
Subject: the nation’s semiconductor industry singular and requires singular verb : appears
Idiom usage: from X to Y: Eliminate B, C and E

(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 [It has no clear referent eliminate it]
(E) computers and spy satellites as well as dishwashers, appears to have

Re: SC : semiconductor indusrty   [#permalink] 20 Feb 2008, 00:55
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