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As business grows more complex, students majoring in specialized areas like those of finance and marketing have been becoming increasingly successful in the job market.

A. majoring in specialized areas like those of finance and marketing have been becoming increasingly

B. who major in such specialized areas as finance and marketing are becoming more and more

C. who majored in specialized areas such as those of finance and marketing are being increasingly

D. who major in specialized areas like those of finance and marketing have been becoming more and more

E. having majored in such specialized areas as finance and marketing are being increasingly

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17 Jun 2006, 17:29
A. what a mess... "have been becoming"... ouch... never use that tense... also incorrect use of "like" see in answer D!

B. correct "who" reference and correct use of "SUCH AS" meaning "for example"

C. "such as those of finance and marketing" is redundant

D. like is used in meaning of "for instance" and not as a comparison of those to subjects, therefore incorrect.

E. "having majored" is awkward... what about those students who are majoring now? also "WHO" is preferred to refer to students

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17 Jun 2006, 18:09
I did not choose B because I thought it had to be..

specialzied areas such as finance and marketing.

can you have such specialzed areas as finance and marketing?

Thats what confused me...........
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17 Jun 2006, 18:09
willget800 wrote:
As business grows more complex, students majoring in specialized areas like those of finance and marketing have been becoming increasingly successful in the job market.

A. majoring in specialized areas like those of finance and marketing have been becoming increasingly

B. who major in such specialized areas as finance and marketing are becoming more and more

C. who majored in specialized areas such as those of finance and marketing are being increasingly

D. who major in specialized areas like those of finance and marketing have been becoming more and more

E. having majored in such specialized areas as finance and marketing are being increasingly

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to list examples, it's better to use " such as" or "such....as....." instead of "like". For this reason, B, C and E stand.
C is wrong for the past tense " majored" . We need present tense to describe a fact up to present.
" having majored" and "are being" in E are not suitable. We use "be being" in passion voice.

B is the best.
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17 Jun 2006, 18:18
In B, isn't "more and more" redundant?

In C, the referent of those is areas.
(who majored in specialized areas such as those of finance and marketing) => majored in areas of finance and marketing

And logically, students who already majored that field are becoming successful. The situation cannot be coherent. Hence, my guess is C.

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17 Jun 2006, 18:21
Isnt C wrong because you have such as those of finance and marketing.
It should be such as finance and marketing

Any think otherwise?
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17 Jun 2006, 21:12
foolbox wrote:
In B, isn't "more and more" redundant?

In C, the referent of those is areas.
(who majored in specialized areas such as those of finance and marketing) => majored in areas of finance and marketing

And logically, students who already majored that field are becoming successful. The situation cannot be coherent. Hence, my guess is C.

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yeah I thought it is better to use "increasingly" rather than "more and more"
17 Jun 2006, 21:12
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