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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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23 Aug 2008, 17:56
E

Parallel ; putting - abondoning

B has same structure but is slightly awkward
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23 Aug 2008, 18:25
Same I also thought but unfortunately thats not the OA.
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23 Aug 2008, 23:26
marshpa wrote:
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

It's easy to filter down to A and E. E make unnecessary use of "have been".

A should be it.
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24 Aug 2008, 05:46
I choose A.

in this case is "abandoning" a gerund? My understanding of gerunds is pretty weak.
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24 Aug 2008, 21:49
marshpa wrote:
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

A looks good.

C - passive voice
B,E -- present perfect continous tense.. which is not required.
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24 Aug 2008, 21:58
stopper5 wrote:
I choose A.

in this case is "abandoning" a gerund? My understanding of gerunds is pretty weak.

i dont think it's gerund here..
its present continous tense.
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25 Aug 2008, 01:43
abandoning indicates the progressive tense of the verb, whereas the underlinied portion is using the simple tense.

"E" is the only answer choice which corrects this mistake.
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25 Aug 2008, 01:45
x2suresh wrote:
marshpa wrote:
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

A looks good.

C - passive voice
B,E -- present perfect continous tense.. which is not required.

Aghh! you are right. Have been is wrong usage!
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25 Aug 2008, 04:17
This is a perfect examle of how too much thinking is bad in SC. All of the answer choices except A sound outright wierd. If it sounds weird, it is not the correct answer.
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25 Aug 2008, 23:37
LM wrote:

Aghh! you are right. Have been is wrong usage!

another vote for A

what do u mean have been is wrong usage?
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26 Aug 2008, 05:42
I chose A. I think we need a simple tense, so B and E out. C- is passive voice- out. In D, "when investors...." sounds like a subordonate clause, so what we do with "they" from the second clause? On the other hand, A sounds better.
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26 Aug 2008, 09:53
marshpa wrote:
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

A. Comparision between two clauses.
A is also in direct, clear and active
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26 Aug 2008, 09:58
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marshpa wrote:
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

A. Comparision between two clauses.
A is also in direct, clear and active

Can you explain what clauses comapring each other?
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28 Aug 2008, 14:14
Hi,

I believe what he is talking about comparison is the clause before the comma and the clause after the comma. This is why 'As' is correct and required there.

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28 Aug 2008, 18:39
x2suresh wrote:
GMAT TIGER wrote:
marshpa wrote:
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

A. Comparision between two clauses.
A is also in direct, clear and active

Can you explain what clauses comapring each other?

Clasue 1: More and more people invest their money in savings certificates or money-market funds in order to earn higher interest.
Clasue 2: They are abandoning traditional low-interest investment havens such as passbook accounts and life insurance policies.

Two clasues can be combined only by conjunction or semi-colon (;) or comparitives such as "as", just as", contrast words etc......
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