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# Although energy prices have tripled in the United States

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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!
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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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13 Dec 2005, 21:56
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"Indicates that" is idiomatic....E is also parallel - "have reduced" vs. (have) made

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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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13 Dec 2005, 12:18
GMATT73 wrote:
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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13 Dec 2005, 13:01
E.

Although the price of X increased, research shows that ....

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13 Dec 2005, 13:32
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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13 Dec 2005, 14:08
E for ||ism.

have significantly reduced
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13 Dec 2005, 22:10
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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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14 Dec 2005, 10:53
I would go with E. || and concise. In addition "that" is required.

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24 Feb 2012, 15:25
"indicate that" is right - A and B donzo

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

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05 Aug 2017, 19:33
choose E because "few people" is a negative expression so we have to use "or" not "and" to link the two parallel parts
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