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# As more and more people invest their money in savings

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As more and more people invest their money in savings [#permalink]

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11 Apr 2006, 21:05
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As more and more people invest their money in savings certificates or money-market funds in order to earn higher interest, they are abandoning traditional low-interest investment havens such as passbook accounts and life insurance policies.
(A) As more and more people invest their money
(B) While people have more and more been investing their money
(C) As money is more and more invested by people
(D) More and more, when investors put their money
(E) While, more and more, investors have been putting their money

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13 Apr 2006, 17:23
oa is A,

B,C,D changes meaning

E is wordy

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02 Aug 2007, 00:09
Bump--looking for explanations that would help me understand why I should rule out the other choices...

Specifically, what rules out choices D and E and why is "A" considered the clear answer?

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02 Aug 2007, 02:17
A is best. The rest are lacking either in clarity or conciseness.

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02 Aug 2007, 02:36
A it is. A word of caution though. When As is used in the beginning of a sentence to show a cause-effect relationship, a comma should separate the cause from the effect. Else it would mean that the cause and the effect happened at the same time.
ywilfred wrote:
A is best. The rest are lacking either in clarity or conciseness.

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02 Aug 2007, 03:30
sankha wrote:
A it is. A word of caution though. When As is used in the beginning of a sentence to show a cause-effect relationship, a comma should separate the cause from the effect. Else it would mean that the cause and the effect happened at the same time.
ywilfred wrote:
A is best. The rest are lacking either in clarity or conciseness.

I dont think this is a cause & effect relationship.

As X occurs, Y happens shows two concurrent actions.

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02 Aug 2007, 03:51
True. Thanks for pointing that out. Nevertheless caution should be exercised. You have to be absolutely certain that both are happening at the same time. Else you risk having ambiguity in the sentence.
bmwhype2 wrote:
sankha wrote:
A it is. A word of caution though. When As is used in the beginning of a sentence to show a cause-effect relationship, a comma should separate the cause from the effect. Else it would mean that the cause and the effect happened at the same time.
ywilfred wrote:
A is best. The rest are lacking either in clarity or conciseness.

I dont think this is a cause & effect relationship.

As X occurs, Y happens shows two concurrent actions.

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02 Aug 2007, 04:34
As more and more people invest their money in savings certificates or money-market funds in order to earn higher interest, they are abandoning traditional low-interest investment havens such as passbook accounts and life insurance policies

The text in bold is an adverbial clause.

Original stmt is right.

A

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02 Aug 2007, 04:34
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