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Although some officials noted that using machines for farming in China costs more than traditional hand cultivation, the mechanization of farming in the village of Long Bow doubled the corn yield while the previous year’s costs were cut in half.(A) mechanization of farming in the village of Long Bow doubled the corn yield while the previous year’s costs were cut in half
(B) mechanization of farming in the village of Long Bow doubled the corn yield while cutting costs to half those of the previous year
(C) mechanization of farming in the village of Long Bow doubled the corn yield as cost were cut to half of the previous year’s
(D) farming mechanization in the village of Long Bow doubled the corn yield as it cut in half the previous year’s costs
(E) farming mechanization in the village of Long Bow doubled the corn yield while costs were cut to half that of the previous year

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B. while cutting costs is preferred and those clealrly refers to costs.

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New post 16 Jul 2005, 20:09
Really funky,

All seem to indicate that the machinization cut the previous year cost, instead of saying the costs were cut in half of those in the previous year.

Although B stinks, but is the best option available.

C has verb problems, otherwise C were (was - same problem as it is in E) my pick.

B is my pick.

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qpoo wrote:
I pick B

but what is wrong with C ?


"doubled the corn yield as cost were"

suggest costs as the factor increasing productivity.

HMTG.

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B doesn't stink...that much :)

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New post 19 Jul 2005, 08:11
HowManyToGo wrote:
qpoo wrote:
I pick B

but what is wrong with C ?


"doubled the corn yield as cost were"

suggest costs as the factor increasing productivity.

HMTG.


hmtg,

'as' also has the meaning of 'while/when'

according to http://www.m-w.com

5 : WHILE, WHEN <spilled the milk as she got up>

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New post 21 Jul 2005, 04:20
Himalaya,

Qn for u. Did you choose B over E because B used active voice (cutting costs) against E which used passive voice (costs were cut)?

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