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Because of the sharp increases in the price of gold and silver, the value of Monica Taylor's portfolio rose as her daughter-in-law's dropped.


A. as her daughter-in-law's dropped

B. while her daughter-in-law's has dropped

C. as there was a drop in her daughter-in-law's

D. while that of her daughter-in-law's dropped

E. as it dropped for her daughter-in-law's


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Because of the sharp increases in the price of gold and silver, the value of Monica Taylor's portfolio rose as her daughter-in-law's dropped.

A) as her daughter-in-law's dropped

Incorrectly implies the portfolio of her daughter-in-law's dropped. It should convey that the value of her her daughter-in-law's portfolio dropped. INCORRECT

B) while her daughter-in-law's has dropped

Same error as in option A INCORRECT

C) as there was a drop in her daughter-in-law's

Same error as in option A INCORRECT

D) while that of her daughter-in-law's dropped

"that" refers to value and "daughter-in-law's" implies portfolio. So it conveys the intended meaning that value of daughter-in-law's portfolio dropped. CORRECT

E) as it dropped for her daughter-in-law's

Use of "because" and "as" is redundant. Same error as in option A INCORRECT

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Imo D... that of refers to value ..and daughter' refers to portfolio....n moreover those are simultaneous actions...so while has to be used..

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Correct ans D
A. Wrong comparison between value of Monica Taylor's portfolio and her daughter-in-law's portfolio.
B. Same as A as well as parallelism error of tenses.
C. There was drop is wrong. Comparison error exists.
E. It refers to value. Value for portfolio is wrong.
Since both actions are happening simultaneously so As or while both will work.
D conveys meaning in an appropriate way.

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Because of the sharp increases in the price of gold and silver, the value of Monica Taylor's portfolio rose as her daughter-in-law's dropped.


A. as her daughter-in-law's dropped - INCORRECT usage of as and because in the same sentence is redundant

B. while her daughter-in-law's has dropped - INCORRECT as meaning error. It is the value of Portfolio that has dropped and not the portfolio itself is dropped

C. as there was a drop in her daughter-in-law's INCORRECT usage of as and because in the same sentence is redundant


D. while that of her daughter-in-law's dropped - CORRECT. This answer choice is correctly saying that Value of Monica Taylor's portfolio rose while the value of portfolio of her daughter in law dropped. Perfect Comparison

E. as it dropped for her daughter-in-law's INCORRECT usage of as and because in the same sentence is redundant

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Notice that comparing entities are "value of one's portfolio" and "value of the other one's portfolio", so D is correct.
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