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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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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


1. A and B have not main verb, making them awkward
2. "there are" makes the phrase "with the cost...common" cannot modify "many people", making the senctence awkward too.
3. "While" at the beggining and "when" at the middle of the sentence make no sense.

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Another forum claims the answer is E. Let's discuss... I also thought it was D. Plummeting in the last year appears to be incorrect because it should be present perfect.

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CONTENTION IS BETWEEN D AND E:

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

WITH (THE COST OF WS PLUMETTING IN THE LAST YEAR AND
MOBILE PHONE BECOMING INCREASINGLY COMMON)
CREATES THE CONDITIONS

MANY PEOPLE ARE....
STATES THE CONSEQUENCE

E. While the cost of wireless service has plummeted in the last year and mobile phones are increasingly common, many people are
WHILE X HAS PLUMMETED AND
Y ARE INCREASINGLY BECOMING COMMON (VERB IS MISSING ANYWAY)

STATES A SET OF FACTS

MANY PEOPLE ARE,
STATES ANOTHER FACT

IN E THE 2 FACTS SEEM TO BE CASUALLY CONNECTED WHEN ACTUALLY "MANY PEOPLE ARE.." IS MEANT TO BE A CONSEQUENCE OF THE FIRST 2 CONDITIONS AS PUT FORTH CORRECTLY IN D

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The answer to this question should be D since it has better parallelism

Option E reads

While the cost of wireless service has plummeted in the last year and mobile phones are increasingly common

the verb tenses are not parallel to each other.

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New post 23 Sep 2009, 13:19
I saw this question on two other forums and got conflicting OA's (D and E). I've seen this question on one of those pdf's that are floating around the web and the OA stated there was E. The actual source is unknown, so I won't waste any more time on this.

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I found this discussion here
http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/pos ... tml#p26901
Ron says that E cannot be the answer choice, to which I agree. I'd say that you can take D as OA

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D looks good, but is a sentence starting with 'with' correct?

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D is correct answer as E doesnt have tenses in parallel.
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twilight wrote:
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

D is the clear winner.
A is wrong because it is not structurally parallel and the whole sentence is awkward. Also, do not use two connecting words which is the case here as it uses "because", and "and".You just need one to join the subordinator with the main clause.
B- Parallelism is grammatically incorrect. Working verb parallel with a simple gerund which is a big no.
C- Wrong tense. Whole sentence is wordier and awkward.
E- The use of "while" is incorrect here because it should be used to bring out a contrast.
D- Best answer.

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twilight wrote:
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

D is the clear winner.
A is wrong because it is not structurally parallel and the whole sentence is awkward. Also, do not use two connecting words which is the case here as it uses "because", and "and".You just need one to join the subordinator with the main clause.
B- Parallelism is grammatically incorrect. Working verb parallel with a simple gerund which is a big no.
C- Wrong tense. Whole sentence is wordier and awkward.
E- The use of "while" is incorrect here because it should be used to bring out a contrast.
D- Best answer.


I am sorry but I dint not understand why B is incorrect from ur explanation.
Can you please explain it again.
My answer was B. But from this post inunderstand that B is wrong. But not able to interpret why..

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My issue with D is that "With the cost of [...] increasingly common" is a prepositional phrase so therefore is must be either an adjective or an adverb. If it is an adjective, it seems to modify the noun "many people". If it is an adverb, it seems to modifiy the verb "are". In either case, does not make any sense for me.
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i believe parallelism in D is the best sign of a correct answer

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D.

Many people are ...

ABC are obvious no.
Between D and E. While doesn't work so D.

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I picked D...Option E presents a confusing meaning.

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D for me. Tough question .2 minutes.

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As a MGMAT instructor correctly told us this a few day ago, wordiness is one of the things we should resort to at the latest stages of answerless-ness ;) C is eliminated simply because of the defective parallelism of "and"; no wordiness. BTW, it's not that much wordy, is it?
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E uses present perfect, "while the cost has plumetted" and then goes on to say that mobile phones are increasingly common.

Use of simple present and present perfect in the same sentence is unparallel and makes it unnecessarily wordy.

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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


(A) - Incorrect (we need "are")
(B) - Incorrect (we need "are")
(C) - Incorrect use of modifiers.
(D) - Correct
(E) - We do not need a contrast
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My 2 cents:

A – Because of X and Y, many people now using.... Missing an ‘are’ there. There is also missing parallelism between X and Y. Eliminate
B – Many people ARE now using.... same issue with the ‘are’ as above. There is also a tense violation here – As...plummeted....became....now using... Eliminate
C – In the last year.... there are many people now using = tense violation. It was either last year, or now. It can’t be both.
D – Correct
E – While implies that there is an opposite event that is occurring simulatniously. This is never articulated.

If I’m to be honest, E was mostly eliminated because it sounds bad to my ear. I’d love an experts opinion on E.

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