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Although more expensive to set up than fossil fuel power, alternative energy sources, such as solar energy and wind farms, both of which could easily supply all of the US's energy needs, they would provide vast savings over time, not only in direct upkeep, but also medical costs due to lower cancer rates.

A) Although more expensive to set up than fossil fuel power, alternative energy sources, such as solar energy and wind farms, both of which could easily supply all of the US's energy needs, they

B) Although alternative energy sources, such as solar energy and wind farms, both of which easily could supply all of the US's energy needs, are more expensive to set up than fossil fuel power, they

C) Although they are more expensive to set up than fossil fuel power, solar energy and wind energy are two examples, both of which could supply easily all of the US's energy needs, alternative energy sources

D) Exemplified by solar energy and wind farms, both of which easily could supply all of the US's energy needs, alternative energy sources are more expensive to set up than fossil fuel power, they

E) Alternative energy sources, such as solar energy and wind farms, both of which could supply easily all of the US's energy needs, although they are more expensive to set up than fossil fuel power, they

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17 Feb 2015, 08:14
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is it B?

It is B . Does anyyone know whats wrong with C though ?
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saicharan1191 wrote:
is it B?

It is B . Does anyyone know whats wrong with C though ?

hi lucky,

why C is wrong..
C) Although they are more expensive to set up than fossil fuel power, solar energy and wind energy are two examples, both of which could supply easily all of the US's energy needs, alternative energy source
firstly they is incorrectly modifying solar eneregy and wind energy, whereas it is supposed to modify alternative energy source..
secondly 'such as' is a better than 'are two examples'

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18 Feb 2015, 16:35
Although more expensive to set up than fossil fuel power, alternative energy sources, such as solar energy and wind farms, both of which could easily supply all of the US's energy needs, they would provide vast savings over time, not only in direct upkeep, but also medical costs due to lower cancer rates.

A) Although more expensive to set up than fossil fuel power, alternative energy sources, such as solar energy and wind farms, both of which could easily supply all of the US's energy needs, they
Incorrect. Although is a subordinate conjunction, so it demands a clause.
B) Although alternative energy sources, such as solar energy and wind farms, both of which easily could supply all of the US's energy needs, are more expensive to set up than fossil fuel power, they
Correct.
C) Although they are more expensive to set up than fossil fuel power, solar energy and wind energy are two examples, both of which could supply easily all of the US's energy needs, alternative energy sources
Incorrect. Unclear to what the pronoun "they" is referring to, and the structure overall is awkward.
D) Exemplified by solar energy and wind farms, both of which easily could supply all of the US's energy needs, alternative energy sources are more expensive to set up than fossil fuel power, they
Incorrect. Run-on clauses, i.e. there is no connector between the two clauses.
E) Alternative energy sources, such as solar energy and wind farms, both of which could supply easily all of the US's energy needs, although they are more expensive to set up than fossil fuel power, they
Incorrect. Double subject mistake. [noun] [modifier] [noun] [predicate].
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Although more expensive to set up than fossil fuel power, alternative energy sources, such as solar energy and wind farms, both of which could easily supply all of the US's energy needs, they would provide vast savings over time, not only in direct upkeep, but also medical costs due to lower cancer rates.

A)Although more expensive to set up than fossil fuel power, alternative energy sources, such as solar energy and wind farms, both of which could easily supply all of the US's energy needs, they
B)Although alternative energy sources, such as solar energy and wind farms, both of which easily could supply all of the US's energy needs, are more expensive to set up than fossil fuel power, they
C)Although they are more expensive to set up than fossil fuel power, solar energy and wind energy being two examples, both of which could supply easily all of the US's energy needs, alternative energy sources
D)Exemplified by solar energy and wind farms, both of which easily could supply all of the US's energy needs, alternative energy sources are more expensive to set up than fossil fuel power, they
E)Alternative energy sources, such as solar energy and wind farms, both of which could supply easily all of the US's energy needs, although they are more expensive to set up than fossil fuel power, they

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17 May 2015, 08:44
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Although more expensive to set up than fossil fuel power, alternative energy sources, such as solar energy and wind farms, both of which could easily supply all of the US's energy needs, they would provide vast savings over time, not only in direct upkeep, but also medical costs due to lower cancer rates.

A)Although more expensive to set up than fossil fuel power, alternative energy sources, such as solar energy and wind farms, both of which could easily supply all of the US's energy needs, they
B)Although alternative energy sources, such as solar energy and wind farms, both of which easily could supply all of the US's energy needs, are more expensive to set up than fossil fuel power, they
C)Although they are more expensive to set up than fossil fuel power, solar energy and wind energy being two examples, both of which could supply easily all of the US's energy needs, alternative energy sources
D)Exemplified by solar energy and wind farms, both of which easily could supply all of the US's energy needs, alternative energy sources are more expensive to set up than fossil fuel power, they
E)Alternative energy sources, such as solar energy and wind farms, both of which could supply easily all of the US's energy needs, although they are more expensive to set up than fossil fuel power, they

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A. Sentence fragment. Alternative energy sources does not have a verb.
B. Correct
C. Being makes the sentence wordy. Sentence fragment.
D. Creates incorrect meaning. The cause effect relationship is not brought out properly.
E. Sentence fragment again.
B is correct.
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24 Feb 2017, 05:50
option B should be the right answer.
the problem with C is that the pronoun they refers to solar energy instead of alternative energy sources so wrong .
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Although more expensive to set up than fossil fuel power, alternative energy sources, such as solar energy and wind farms, both of which could easily supply all of the US's energy needs, they would provide vast savings over time, not only in direct upkeep, but also medical costs due to lower cancer rates.

A) Although more expensive to set up than fossil fuel power, alternative energy sources, such as solar energy and wind farms, both of which could easily supply all of the US's energy needs, they

B) Although alternative energy sources, such as solar energy and wind farms, both of which easily could supply all of the US's energy needs, are more expensive to set up than fossil fuel power, they

C) Although they are more expensive to set up than fossil fuel power, solar energy and wind energy are two examples, both of which could supply easily all of the US's energy needs, alternative energy sources
D) Exemplified by solar energy and wind farms, both of which easily could supply all of the US's energy needs, alternative energy sources are more expensive to set up than fossil fuel power, they
E) Alternative energy sources, such as solar energy and wind farms, both of which could supply easily all of the US's energy needs, although they are more expensive to set up than fossil fuel power, they

A does not have a clear subject and is wrong for that reason.Option B is correct answer.
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05 Jan 2018, 18:21
pronoun "they" is fine in this question.
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05 Jan 2018, 19:30
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tia2112 wrote:
Although more expensive to set up than fossil fuel power, alternative energy sources, such as solar energy and wind farms, both of which could easily supply all of the US's energy needs, they would provide vast savings over time, not only in direct upkeep, but also medical costs due to lower cancer rates.

A)Although more expensive to set up than fossil fuel power, alternative energy sources, such as solar energy and wind farms, both of which could easily supply all of the US's energy needs, they
B)Although alternative energy sources, such as solar energy and wind farms, both of which easily could supply all of the US's energy needs, are more expensive to set up than fossil fuel power, they
C)Although they are more expensive to set up than fossil fuel power, solar energy and wind energy being two examples, both of which could supply easily all of the US's energy needs, alternative energy sources
D)Exemplified by solar energy and wind farms, both of which easily could supply all of the US's energy needs, alternative energy sources are more expensive to set up than fossil fuel power, they
E)Alternative energy sources, such as solar energy and wind farms, both of which could supply easily all of the US's energy needs, although they are more expensive to set up than fossil fuel power, they

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A. Sentence fragment. Alternative energy sources does not have a verb.
B. Correct
C. Being makes the sentence wordy. Sentence fragment.
D. Creates incorrect meaning. The cause effect relationship is not brought out properly.
E. Sentence fragment again.
B is correct.

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sauravleo123 wrote:
tia2112 wrote:
Although more expensive to set up than fossil fuel power, alternative energy sources, such as solar energy and wind farms, both of which could easily supply all of the US's energy needs, they would provide vast savings over time, not only in direct upkeep, but also medical costs due to lower cancer rates.

A)Although more expensive to set up than fossil fuel power, alternative energy sources, such as solar energy and wind farms, both of which could easily supply all of the US's energy needs, they
B)Although alternative energy sources, such as solar energy and wind farms, both of which easily could supply all of the US's energy needs, are more expensive to set up than fossil fuel power, they
C)Although they are more expensive to set up than fossil fuel power, solar energy and wind energy being two examples, both of which could supply easily all of the US's energy needs, alternative energy sources
D)Exemplified by solar energy and wind farms, both of which easily could supply all of the US's energy needs, alternative energy sources are more expensive to set up than fossil fuel power, they
E)Alternative energy sources, such as solar energy and wind farms, both of which could supply easily all of the US's energy needs, although they are more expensive to set up than fossil fuel power, they

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A. Sentence fragment. Alternative energy sources does not have a verb.
B. Correct
C. Being makes the sentence wordy. Sentence fragment.
D. Creates incorrect meaning. The cause effect relationship is not brought out properly.
E. Sentence fragment again.
B is correct.

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E lacks the verb for "Alternative energy sources"
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Although more expensive to set up than fossil fuel power, alternative energy sources, such as solar energy and wind farms, both of which could easily supply all of the US's energy needs, they would provide vast savings over time, not only in direct upkeep, but also medical costs due to lower cancer rates.

A) Although more expensive to set up than fossil fuel power, alternative energy sources, such as solar energy and wind farms, both of which could easily supply all of the US's energy needs, they

Although is a subordinate clause marker. It needs a subject and verb.
Even if you assume it is a modifying phrase then it modifies alternative energy sources. That is well and good. But we do not have a verb for alternative energy sources. Hence A is incorrect.

B) Although alternative energy sources, such as solar energy and wind farms, both of which easily could supply all of the US's energy needs, are more expensive to set up than fossil fuel power, they
Correct

C) Although they are more expensive to set up than fossil fuel power, solar energy and wind energy are two examples, both of which could supply easily all of the US's energy needs, alternative energy sources
Alternative energy sources is placed too far away from Modifying clause "Although they are more expensive to set up than fossil fuel power".
Here the clause "Although they are more expensive to set up than fossil fuel power" is modifying Solar energy. Plus the transition from " solar energy and wind energy are two examples" to " alternative energy sources" is incorrect. It does not make any sense.

D) Exemplified by solar energy and wind farms, both of which easily could supply all of the US's energy needs, alternative energy sources are more expensive to set up than fossil fuel power, they
The purpose of contrast is absent here . Again two independent clause cannot be connected by a comma. Hence incorrect.

E) Alternative energy sources, such as solar energy and wind farms, both of which could supply easily all of the US's energy needs, although they are more expensive to set up than fossil fuel power, they
It lacks a verb. The structure is awkward. We have a better option in B
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Official Explanation Magoosh:

This is a long complicated sentence with a long underlined section. Let's go through the answer choices.

Choice (A) has the subordinate clause ("Although … power"), then the subject ("alternate energy sources"), then some modifiers, then "they would provide". Either the noun "alternate energy sources" or the pronoun "they" could be the subject, but they can't both be the subject. This one commits the double-subject mistake.

Choice (B) phrases everything correctly and clearly without error. This is promising.

Choice (C) has no verb --- it commits the missing verb mistake. The subject, "solar energy and wind energy" never gets a full bonafide verb.

Choice (D) is a run-on sentence. After some modifiers, we have one independent clause "alternative energy sources are more expensive to set up than fossil fuel power", then a comma, then another independent clause starting with "they." Separating two independent clauses with only a comma --- a "comma splice" ---- is a sure sign of a run-on sentence.

Choice (E) is also commits the missing verb mistake. The subject, "Alternative energy sources" never gets a full bonafide verb.

Four answer choices have serious grammatical errors, so choice (B) is the only possible answer.
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