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# As the price of gasoline rises, which makes substituting

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As the price of gasoline rises, which makes substituting alcohol distilled from cereal grain attractive, the prices of bread and livestock feed are sure to increase.

(A) which makes substituting alcohol distilled from cereal grain attractive
(B) which makes substituting the distillation of alcohol from cereal grain attractive
(C) which makes distilling alcohol from cereal grain an attractive substitute
(D) making an attractive substitution of alcohol distilled from cereal grain
(E) making alcohol distilled from cereal grain an attractive substitute

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23 Apr 2012, 04:03
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As the price of gasoline rises, which makes substituting alcohol distilled from cereal grain attractive, the prices of bread and livestock feed are sure to increase.

(A) which makes substituting alcohol distilled from cereal grain attractive
Never use which to indicate a result. Use V-ing instead.
(B) which makes substituting the distillation of alcohol from cereal grain attractive
Never use which to indicate a result. Use V-ing instead.
(C) which makes distilling alcohol from cereal grain an attractive substitute
Never use which to indicate a result. Use V-ing instead.
(D) making an attractive substitution of alcohol distilled from cereal grain
Change in meaning. It means sth should be substitute for alcohol distilled from cereal grain
(E) making alcohol distilled from cereal grain an attractive substitute
Correct.
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monir6000 wrote:
As the price of gasoline rises, which makes substituting alcohol distilled from cereal grain attractive, the prices of bread and livestock feed are sure to increase.

(A) which makes substituting alcohol distilled from cereal grain attractive
(B) which makes substituting the distillation of alcohol from cereal grain attractive
(C) which makes distilling alcohol from cereal grain an attractive substitute
(D) making an attractive substitution of alcohol distilled from cereal grain
(E) making alcohol distilled from cereal grain an attractive substitute

my take if E. A, B and C are out because "which" has no clear referent. D sounds awkward to me. and it has idiomatic error. Make X Y. "making an attractive substitution of alcohol distilled from cereal grain" is nonsensical. correct me if i am wrong
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07 Jun 2012, 23:22
IMO Option E.

A, B, C are wrong because which can not modify rises.
D is awkward
E -correct
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monir6000 wrote:
As the price of gasoline rises, which makes substituting alcohol distilled from cereal grain attractive, the prices of bread and livestock feed are sure to increase.

(A) which makes substituting alcohol distilled from cereal grain attractive
(B) which makes substituting the distillation of alcohol from cereal grain attractive
(C) which makes distilling alcohol from cereal grain an attractive substitute
(D) making an attractive substitution of alcohol distilled from cereal grain
(E) making alcohol distilled from cereal grain an attractive substitute

Picked 'E'. "Which" cannot modify "rises" in the sentence. Choice 'E' is more clearer than choice 'D'
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The 'which' is incorrect because it could either refer to 'gasoline' or 'price'. Therefore we can eliminate (A), (B), and (C). The participial phrase 'making an attractive...' clearly refers to the subject 'price.' The 'attractive substitution of alcohol...' is awkward. Therefore the answer is (E).

As the price of gasoline rises, which makes substituting alcohol distilled from cereal grain attractive, the prices of bread and livestock feed are sure to increase.
(A) which makes substituting alcohol distilled from cereal grain attractive
(B) which makes substituting the distillation of alcohol from cereal grain attractive
(C) which makes distilling alcohol from cereal grain an attractive substitute
(D) making an attractive substitution of alcohol distilled from cereal grain
(E) making alcohol distilled from cereal grain an attractive substitute
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(A) which makes substituting alcohol distilled from cereal grain attractive
Which cannot modify rises.

(B) which makes substituting the distillation of alcohol from cereal grain
attractive
Which cannot modify rises.

(C) which makes distilling alcohol from cereal grain an attractive substitute
Which cannot modify rises.

(D) making an attractive substitution of alcohol distilled from cereal grain
idiom is subsitute for.
Moreover alcohol is becoming an attractive substitute.....not the process is causing the attractive substitution for alcohol.

(E) making alcohol distilled from cereal grain an attractive substitute
Correct.
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29 Oct 2015, 11:44
D. Making an attractive substitution of alcohol distilled from cereal gain
E. Making alcohol distilled from cereal grain an attractive substitute

Between substitute and substitution, i am lost. In E, is substitution more correct and appropriate, as "attractive" is adjective that should modify a noun?

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25 May 2018, 12:53
A. Which is not the correct word to explain cause and effect relation ship - kicked out
B. Which is not the correct word to explain cause and effect relation ship - kicked out
C. Which is not the correct word to explain cause and effect relation ship - kicked out
D.This answer choice states that, the rise of price of gasoline makes the gasoline the attractive substitute of alcohol. But it should be other way - The rise of price of gasoline makes the alcohol the attractive substitute - Kicked out
E. This choice correctly states that the rise of price of gasoline makes the alcohol an attractive substitute. - Correct
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