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As it becomes more frequent to have spouses who both work outside the home, companies are beginning to help in finding new employment for the spouses of transferred employees.


(A) it becomes more frequent to have spouses who both work outside the home

(B) it becomes more frequent to have couples both working outside the home

(C) it becomes more common that both husband and wife should be working outside the home

(D) it becomes more common for both husband and wife to work outside the home

(E) couples in which both of the spouses working outside the home become more common

Originally posted by Skewed on 01 Dec 2007, 15:18.
Last edited by Bunuel on 11 Jan 2019, 03:21, edited 1 time in total.
Renamed the topic, edited the question and added the OA.
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As it becomes more frequent to have spouses who both work outside the home, companies are beginning to help in finding new employment for the spouses of transferred employees.

(A) it becomes more frequent to have spouses who both work outside the home

(B) it becomes more frequent to have couples both working outside the home

(C) it becomes more common that both husband and wife should be working outside the home

(D) it becomes more common for both husband and wife to work outside the home

(E) couples in which both of the spouses working outside the home become more common

Pls Explain. Thanks.


I will go with D- Correct

A- who both is awkard

B- Couples both awkward and redundant

c- use of "should"

E- what has become more common "couples" or "situation"

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I am not an expert in SC, but let me try explain the ans option D to be perfect match here.

use of frequent in A and B is wrong as it usually referes to a phenomenon and not a practice. couples working is a practice n not a phenomenon.

common that, is not appropriate idiom. also use of should make it more authoritative than actual optional practice, hence OA C is not acceptable.

OE doesn't have a verb and sentence is fragmented as such.

I would go with option D, i guess.
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Hey All,

I got asked to explain two things on this question.

1) Why is E wrong. E is wrong because it gets the meaning scrambled. Take a look:

couples in which both of the spouses working outside the home become more common

The question is what is becoming more common. In this one, "become more common" has the subject "both of the spouses working outside the home." But that's not what we want. We want THE FACT that both spouses work outside of the home to be becoming more common.

Which brings me to the second questions: 2) What is the "it" standing in for?

This is a special "it" that gets used in the subject of object position to refer to a specific or situational subject or object later in the sentence. For example: It is hot out today. It's likely you'll come over later.

The "it" here is exactly what we want to be more common; the situation of two working spouses in households.

Does that make sense?

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