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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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14 Sep 2006, 02:43
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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 (a verb is required)
B. As the cost of wireless service plummeted in the last year and as mobile phones became increasingly common, many people (same as (A))
C. In the last year, with the cost of wireless service plummeting, and mobile phones have become increasingly common, there are many people (not parallel)
D. With the cost of wireless service plummeting in the last year and mobile phones becoming increasingly common, many people are (right)
E. While the cost of wireless service has plummeted in the last year and mobile phones are increasingly common, many people are

(D) is the right choice.
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14 Sep 2006, 02:52
A. Because of wireless service costs plummeting in the last year, and as mobile phones are increasingly common, many people - Not parallel. Because - as.WRONG.

B. As the cost of wireless service plummeted in the last year and as mobile phones became increasingly common, many people - Verb tense problem.

C. In the last year, with the cost of wireless service plummeting, and mobile phones have become increasingly common, there are many people - not parallel. plummeting - become. WRONG

D. With the cost of wireless service plummeting in the last year and mobile phones becoming increasingly common, many people are - parallel. CORRECT

E. While the cost of wireless service has plummeted in the last year and mobile phones are increasingly common, many people are - not parallel. plummeted - increasingly. WRONG
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14 Sep 2006, 13:49
A and B are missing the verb.
C and E are not parallel so that leaves D.
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14 Sep 2006, 21:04
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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 (a verb is required)
B. As the cost of wireless service plummeted in the last year and as mobile phones became increasingly common, many people (same as (A))
C. In the last year, with the cost of wireless service plummeting, and mobile phones have become increasingly common, there are many people (not parallel)
D. With the cost of wireless service plummeting in the last year and mobile phones becoming increasingly common, many people are (right)
E. While the cost of wireless service has plummeted in the last year and mobile phones are increasingly common, many people are

(D) is the right choice.

Agree with D.
Also, E is not parallel......"had plummeted.......are increasingly"
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