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Although energy prices have tripled in the United States over the last two years, research indicates few people to have significantly reduced the amount of driving they do, nor are they making fuel efficiency a priority when shopping for cars.

A. few people to have significantly reduced the amount of driving they do, nor are they making
B. few people having significantly reduced the amount of driving they do or made
C. that there are few people who have significantly reduced the amount of driving they do, nor having made
D. that few people have significantly reduced the amount of driving they do and are not making
E. that few people have significantly reduced the amount of driving they do or made

Originally posted by vivek123 on 13 Dec 2005, 07:21.
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Notice how similiar D and E are? That is because the writer of this question knows that most test takers can eliminate A and B due to the incorrect idiomatic construction: "indicates that~"

(E) is less wordy and the present perfect tense stays parallel.
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Notice how similiar D and E are? That is because the writer of this question knows that most test takers can eliminate A and B due to the incorrect idiomatic construction: "indicates that~"

(E) is less wordy and the present perfect tense stays parallel.


we need to use indicates that..... no doubt,

but although introduces contradicting clause. I think D contradics with the first clause. so I pick D)
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E.

Although the price of X increased, research shows that ....
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I would eliminate all other choices except D and E.

Then it becomes difficult, I rely on my instincts and choose E.
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E for ||ism.

have significantly reduced
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My answer is E

"Indicates that" is idiomatic....E is also parallel - "have reduced" vs. (have) made
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Although energy prices have tripled in the United States over the last two years, research indicates few people to have significantly reduced the amount of driving they do, nor are they making fuel efficiency a priority when shopping for cars.

A. few people to have significantly reduced the amount of driving they do, nor are they making
B. few people having significantly reduced the amount of driving they do or made
C. that there are few people who have significantly reduced the amount of driving they do, nor having made
D. that few people have significantly reduced the amount of driving they do and are not making
E. that few people have significantly reduced the amount of driving they do or made


I don't have an OA for this!

the idiomatic structure is " indicates that ...."
Although "few" slightly has negative meaning but we can't use "nor" here
-----> D and E stand.
yes, E is more concise.

E it is.
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I would go with E. || and concise. In addition "that" is required.
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"indicate that" is right - A and B donzo

||ism, have reduced....and (have) made..... final ans is E

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I am discussing only, C, D and E.
C. that there are few people who have significantly reduced the amount of driving they do, nor having made---have made/ having made is un//.
D. that few people have significantly reduced the amount of driving they do and are not making--- have reduced and are not making is un//. In addition, the choice changes the meaning in that few people (not many people - a negative) when coupled with are not making (another negative) turns the meaning to positive, implying that many people are making fuel efficiency ----- ----- etc.
E. that few people have significantly (reduced the amount of driving they do) or (made). This parsing is perfectly //. Hence the right choice

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Although energy prices have tripled in the United States over the last two years, research indicates few people to have significantly reduced the amount of driving they do, nor are they making fuel efficiency a priority when shopping for cars.

A. few people to have significantly reduced the amount of driving they do, nor are they making - indicates should be followed by that
B. few people having significantly reduced the amount of driving they do or made - indicates should be followed by that
C. that there are few people who have significantly reduced the amount of driving they do, nor having made - Parallelism issue
D. that few people have significantly reduced the amount of driving they do and are not making - "Few people ... are not making fuel efficiency a priority".
Which means that most people are making fuel efficiency a priority. That's precisely the opposite of the desired meaning. the two things being studied are presumably simultaneous -- they're in the same study, regarding the same consumers -- so the sentence is most sensible if the tenses are the same.
E. that few people have significantly reduced the amount of driving they do or made - Correct


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