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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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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

Nothing wrong with the original sentence, correct Answer must be (A)
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A because there is a cause and effect here
I.e. As they do
First and third have as and the rest all are eliminated

First makes sense and meaningful.

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Bunuel 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


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There's no error in the original sentence, but to eliminate the other options on solid grounds, let's take a look at each of the choices.
B -"more and more" inserted between two parts of the verb. It's incorrect to use present perfect continuous tense here as it is used to highlight that an action started in the past and lasts until now, but this sentence speaks about a certain process in progress and does not concentrate on the fact how long it has lasted.
C - The passive form makes the sentence unnecessarily long and awkward.
D - It is not clear what "more and more" refers to.
E - Incorrect verb form and "more and more" incorrectly separated with commas from the subject "investors".

Correct answer is A.
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Bunuel 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



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OFFICIAL EXPLANATION
• A, the best choice, most precisely establishes that the action of the main clause is a consequence
of the action of the introductory clause, and that the two actions are continuing contemporaneously.

While in B and E is less clear than as because while can indicate contrast or concession
rather than contemporaneity.

• The present perfect tense in these choices is also inappropriate; contemporaneous actions should be expressed
by verbs of the same tense.

• C contains an awkward use of the passive.

• B, C, D, and E alter the original meaning by changing more and more from an adjectival to an awkwardly placed
adverbial phrase: that is, more and more no longer modifies people but loosely describes
the action of investing money in savings certificates.

That official explanation is thorough and good.

Prateekj05 posted the clearest and best answer. Kudos!
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