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As business grows more international, students majoring in culturally-based fields of study like those of foreign languages and international affairs have been becoming increasingly successful in the job market.

A. majoring in culturally-based fields of study like those of foreign languages and international affairs have been becoming increasingly

B. who major in such culturally-based fields of study as foreign languages and international affairs are becoming more and more

C. who majored in culturally-based fields of study such as those of foreign languages and international affairs are being increasingly

D. who major in culturally-based fields of study like those of foreign languages and international affairs have been becoming more and more

E. having majored in such culturally-based fields of study as foreign languages and international affairs are being increasingly

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28 Oct 2013, 22:58
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A. majoring in culturally-based fields of study like those of foreign languages
and international affairs have been becoming increasingly- Awkward

B. who major in such culturally-based fields of study as foreign languages and
international affairs are becoming more and more- Others seems to be ok- So hold

C. who majored in culturally-based fields of study such as those of foreign
languages and international affairs are being increasingly- Not a proper tense here

D. who major in culturally-based fields of study like those of foreign languages
and international affairs have been becoming more and more- Same as A

E. having majored in such culturally-based fields of study as foreign languages
and international affairs are being increasingly- Same as C.

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29 Oct 2013, 07:54
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As business grows more international, students majoring in culturally-based
fields of study like those of foreign languages and international affairs have
been becoming increasingly
successful in the job market.

A. majoring in culturally-based fields of study like those of foreign languages
and international affairs have been becoming increasingly Can't use like, this is saying fields of study are actually similar to foreign languages and international affairs, when in reality the latter are examples of fields of study

B. who major in such culturally-based fields of study as foreign languages and
international affairs are becoming more and more

C. who majored in culturally-based fields of study such as those of foreign
languages and international affairs are being increasingly "are being" is present tense, when intent is to show continued action into the future

D. who major in culturally-based fields of study like those of foreign languages
and international affairs have been becoming more and more Same as A

E. having majored in such culturally-based fields of study as foreign languages
and international affairs are being increasingly Same as C

B
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29 Oct 2013, 20:51
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- The major issue here is verb tense. The phrase "As business grows more international" describes a phenomenon that is leading to the phenomena described later in the sentence. Therefore, all of the ideas should be described using the same tense as the introductory phrase – present tense. A vertical scan allows us to eliminate choices (A) and (D) which both use present perfect tense for the idea of "becoming increasingly . . .", as well as (C), which uses the past tense "majored", and (E), which uses "having majored". (E) also uses the awkward "are being increasingly. That leaves (B), the correct answer.

Also note the choice of "like" versus "such as". "Like" should be used to introduce a comparison, while "such as" introduces examples. Here, the purpose is to introduce examples, so "such as" is correct. This realization would allow us to vertically scan and eliminate (A) and (D).
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26 Nov 2017, 22:53
Gnpth wrote:
A. majoring in culturally-based fields of study like those of foreign languages
and international affairs have been becoming increasingly- Awkward

B. who major in such culturally-based fields of study as foreign languages and
international affairs are becoming more and more- Others seems to be ok- So hold

C. who majored in culturally-based fields of study such as those of foreign
languages and international affairs are being increasingly- Not a proper tense here

D. who major in culturally-based fields of study like those of foreign languages
and international affairs have been becoming more and more- Same as A

E. having majored in such culturally-based fields of study as foreign languages
and international affairs are being increasingly- Same as C.

Is become increasingly awkward?
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01 Jan 2019, 07:18
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As business grows more international, students majoring in culturally-based fields of study like those of foreign languages and international affairs have been becoming increasingly successful in the job market.

A. majoring in culturally-based fields of study like those of foreign languages and international affairs have been becoming increasingly

B. who major in such culturally-based fields of study as foreign languages and international affairs are becoming more and more

C. who majored in culturally-based fields of study such as those of foreign languages and international affairs are being increasingly

D. who major in culturally-based fields of study like those of foreign languages and international affairs have been becoming more and more

E. having majored in such culturally-based fields of study as foreign languages and international affairs are being increasingly

1. There is no ccomapriso, so "like those" is wrong ---> A, D are out.
2. "As business grows more international" - present simple, so the 2nd part has to be present simple ---> C, E are out

B is perfect.
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