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# Although some officials noted that using machines for

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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 yearâ€™s costs were cut in half.(
A) mechanization of farming in the village of Long Bow doubled the corn yield while the previous yearâ€™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 yearâ€™s
(D) farming mechanization in the village of Long Bow doubled the corn yield as it cut in half the previous yearâ€™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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18 Feb 2006, 00:41
B,

" mechanization of farmaing" if the right ..?
A) mechanization of farming in the village of Long Bow doubled the corn yield while the previous yearâ€™s costs were cut in half can't cut the cost of previous year
(B) mechanization of farming in the village of Long Bow doubled the corn yield while cutting costs to half those of the previous year .... looks right
(C) mechanization of farming in the village of Long Bow doubled the corn yield as cost were cut to half of the previous yearâ€™s Wrong verb

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18 Feb 2006, 08:14
D looks tempting, but I believe "as" is tossed in to purposely make it the trap answer.

doubled...while...cutting....

Banking on (B).

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