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# As its sales of computer products have surpassed those of

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As its sales of computer products have surpassed
those of measuring instruments, the company has
become increasingly willing to compete for the mass
market sales they would in the past have conceded
to rivals.

(A) they would in the past have conceded to rivals
(B) they would have conceded previously to their
rivals
(C) that in the past would have been conceded
previously to rivals
(D) it previously would have conceded to rivals in
the past
(E) it would in the past have conceded to rivals

I know the correct answer is E..but I have a doubt..'it would in the past have conceded to rivals' is a clause..so why there is no comma or conjunction before it?
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10 Jun 2012, 11:16
farukqmul wrote:
As its sales of computer products have surpassed
those of measuring instruments, the company has
become increasingly willing to compete for the mass
market sales they would in the past have conceded
to rivals.

(A) they would in the past have conceded to rivals
(B) they would have conceded previously to their
rivals
(C) that in the past would have been conceded
previously to rivals
(D) it previously would have conceded to rivals in
the past
(E) it would in the past have conceded to rivals

I know the correct answer is E..but I have a doubt..'it would in the past have conceded to rivals' is a clause..so why there is no comma or conjunction before it?

Why do you need either a comma or a conjunction here? The sentence would be incomplete without the clause that you have raised concern about.
Well, I have seen and noticed that the rules do help in sentence correction but it is the intent of the sentence that you have to capture and implement in the correct answer choice.

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10 Jun 2012, 12:04
mittal82 wrote:
farukqmul wrote:
As its sales of computer products have surpassed
those of measuring instruments, the company has
become increasingly willing to compete for the mass
market sales they would in the past have conceded
to rivals.

(A) they would in the past have conceded to rivals
(B) they would have conceded previously to their
rivals
(C) that in the past would have been conceded
previously to rivals
(D) it previously would have conceded to rivals in
the past
(E) it would in the past have conceded to rivals

I know the correct answer is E..but I have a doubt..'it would in the past have conceded to rivals' is a clause..so why there is no comma or conjunction before it?

Why do you need either a comma or a conjunction here? The sentence would be incomplete without the clause that you have raised concern about.
Well, I have seen and noticed that the rules do help in sentence correction but it is the intent of the sentence that you have to capture and implement in the correct answer choice.

Good luck!

the company has become increasingly willing to compete for the mass market sales...is this not a complete sentence?I thought the last part requires a 'that' or a 'comma' or an 'and'..Please can you explain where I am wrong ?
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10 Jun 2012, 13:45
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3/2 split right in the beginning.

- "As its" declares that the company is singular. :. Kill A & B.
- Eliminate C for redundancy with "in the past" and "previously"
- D or E?
- Eliminate D for same reason.
- E is Last Man Standing.

As per your question, the beauty of the process of elimination is it doesn't matter. Every answer is wrong somehow. Furthermore, you are in fact misreading that. That part at the end isn't an independent clause so much as a modifier.

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11 Jun 2012, 07:50
Solving by elimination..right?

Thanks mate.

3/2 split right in the beginning.

- "As its" declares that the company is singular. :. Kill A & B.
- Eliminate C for redundancy with "in the past" and "previously"
- D or E?
- Eliminate D for same reason.
- E is Last Man Standing.

As per your question, the beauty of the process of elimination is it doesn't matter. Every answer is wrong somehow. Furthermore, you are in fact misreading that. That part at the end isn't an independent clause so much as a modifier.

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13 Jul 2012, 06:02
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Furthermore, you are in fact misreading that. That part at the end isn't an independent clause so much as a modifier.

isn't a rule to join independent-dependent clauses using sub-ordinating conjunctions OR relative clause. 2 clause here are
>>> the company has become increasingly willing to compete for the mass market sales (independent)
>>> it would in the past have conceded to rivals (dependent)
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10 Mar 2015, 01:38
As its sales of computer products have surpassed those of measuring instruments, the company has become increasingly willing to compete for the mass market sales they would in the past have conceded to rivals.

(A) they would in the past have conceded to rivals

(B) they would have conceded previously to their rivals

(C) that in the past would have been conceded previously to rivals
"would have been" is unecessary lengthy

(D) it previously would have conceded to rivals in the past

(E) it would in the past have conceded to rivals
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