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Because of wireless service costs plummeting in the last year, and as mobile phones are increasingly common, many people now using their mobile phones to make calls across a wide region at night and on weekends, when numerous wireless companies provide unlimited airtime for a relatively small monthly fee.

A. Because of wireless service costs plummeting in the last year, and as mobile phones are increasingly common, many people
B. As the cost of wireless service plummeted in the last year and as mobile phones became increasingly common, many people
C. In the last year, with the cost of wireless service plummeting, and mobile phones have become increasingly common, there are many people
D. With the cost of wireless service plummeting in the last year and mobile phones becoming increasingly common, many people are
E. While the cost of wireless service has plummeted in the last year and mobile phones are increasingly common, many people are
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05 Aug 2005, 12:16
Yes D it is.

A B are out because of missing verb
C is weird Phrase + phrase + and + clause ....
D is good. parallel phrases....
E out phrase joined by dependent clause with AND and then by comma. Nor parallel.
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07 Aug 2005, 06:19
The OA is D.
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07 Aug 2005, 06:58
To riteshgupta1:
Sorry, I still can not figure out why E is wrong. Could you kindly give more explanations? Many thanks!
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07 Aug 2005, 08:57
While the cost of wireless service has plummeted in the last year and mobile phones are increasingly common, many people are..

You have a dependent clause
While the cost of wireless service has plummeted in the last year

and independent clause
mobile phones are increasingly common

and independent clause
many people are

You can join a DC with IC with a subordicate conjunction but can never join a DC to a IC with AND (co-ordicate conjunction)

Second problem is the tense problem..

D is consistant in tenses, and E is switching from present perfect has to present becoming...

Hope it helps.

Actions are happening in present tence,
07 Aug 2005, 08:57
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