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Although the production sector has currently added many new manufacturing units around the world and its profit figures have increased unexpectedly, its sales at manufacturing units open for more than 2 years have decreased.


(A) the production sector has currently added many new manufacturing units around the world and its profit figures have increased unexpectedly, its

(B) the production sector has currently added many manufacturing units around the world and its profit figures increased unexpectedly, its

(C) many new manufacturing units have been opened around the world and its profit figures increased unexpectedly, the production sector’s

(D) having recently added many new manufacturing units around the world and with the profit figures increasing unexpectedly, the production sector's

(E) currently adding many new manufacturing units around the world and having the profit figures increase unexpectedly, the production sector's

Originally posted by amgelcer on 24 Sep 2013, 17:40.
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Although the production sector has currently added many new manufacturing units around the world and its profit figures have increased unexpectedly, its sales at manufacturing units open for more than 2 years have decreased.


(A) the production sector has currently added many new manufacturing units around the world and its profit figures have increased unexpectedly, its
Correct. Keep parallel structure.

(B) the production sector has currently added many manufacturing units around the world and its profit figures increased unexpectedly, its
Wrong. Parallelism problem.

(C) many new manufacturing units have been opened around the world and its profit figures increased unexpectedly, the production sector’s
Wrong. Bad grammar structure. Not parallel. If you see "AND", you should maintain the parallel structure.

(D) having recently added many new manufacturing units around the world and with the profit figures increasing unexpectedly, the production sector's
Wrong. Parallelism problem.

(E) currently adding many new manufacturing units around the world and having the profit figures increase unexpectedly, the production sector's
Wrong. "Having X increase" is not correct grammar.

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But is it unclear which word "its" in A refers to? the world or the production sector?
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But is it unclear which word "its" in A refers to? the world or the production sector?


Actually, it is very clear. Is there any other noun in singular form before the first comma? The only logical antecedent to its must be production sector, not manufacturing facilities (as that is plural).
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As I said in the previous reply, I think its not clear whether it refers to "world" or "production sector" as both of them are in singular form.
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But the world's sales is totally nonsensical. Make sure to look at the meaning of the sentence, don't just blindly eliminate pronouns.
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amgelcer wrote:
Although the production sector has currently added many new manufacturing units around the world and its profit figures have increased unexpectedly, its sales at manufacturing units open for more than 2 years have decreased.



(A) the production sector has currently added many new manufacturing units around the world and its profit figures have increased unexpectedly, its


(B) the production sector has currently added many manufacturing units around the world and its profit figures increased unexpectedly, its


(C) many new manufacturing units have been opened around the world and its profit figures increased unexpectedly, the production sector’s


(D) having recently added many new manufacturing units around the world and with the profit figures increasing unexpectedly, the production sector's


(E) currently adding many new manufacturing units around the world and having the profit figures increase unexpectedly, the production sector's



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I rejected A because the production sector cannot add anything...anthropomorphism.
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A is the best answer. D and E are dangling modifiers. The rest has tense issues.
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Although the production sector has currently added many new manufacturing units around the world and its profit figures have increased unexpectedly, its sales at manufacturing units open for more than 2 years have decreased.

(A) the production sector has currently added many new manufacturing units around the world and its profit figures have increased unexpectedly, its
Although "currently" confused me, the sentence obeys parallel structure (tenses) and meaning intact.

(B) the production sector has currently added many manufacturing units around the world and its profit figures increased unexpectedly, its
Omits the word "new", therefore changing the meaning. Also, used past tense

(C) many new manufacturing units have been opened around the world and its profit figures increased unexpectedly, the production sector’s
possessive pronoun issue, it is not clear what it is referring to - the production sector's cannot take the noun role here.

(D) having recently added many new manufacturing units around the world and with the profit figures increasing unexpectedly, the production sector's
Wrong modifier, the production sector's sales cannot add new manufacturing units.

(E) currently adding many new manufacturing units around the world and having the profit figures increase unexpectedly, the production sector's
Same as in choice D.
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