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i really came down to A and B. simple past and past perfect - how do i choose between these?

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New post 08 Jun 2012, 12:12
sorry, these are not in past tenses :(

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New post 31 Jul 2012, 18:19
I think it has to do more with meaning related between A and B .

(A) Because paper of all kinds is the biggest single component of municipal trash, many municipalities have tried recycling to reduce the cost of trash disposal.

" have tried recycling to reduce "--> states the actually tried the process of recycling(like actual action) so that cost of disposal is reduced.

(B) Because paper of all kinds is the biggest single component in municipal trash, many municipalities tried to recycle so that the cost of trash disposal is reduced

" TRIED TO RECYCLE - states that they have done all preparation and planning to recycle but may not have done actual recycle process ( To recycle is an idea/goal but not actual action)

Analogy - I tried to get cheap tickets to Italy ( means still in process of getting tickets ,may be browsing,check sites etc But still not got tickets)

Have tried ABCtravelagent to get cheap tickets. ( means i actually got tickets for cheap price from that particular site).

One more split seems like COmponent In and component OF --> I would prefere component of something as better usage.

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This is testing singular/plural verb form. The subject will dictate which form to use.

"paper of all kinds" is singular. Paper is the subject. "of all kinds" is a phrase that modifies Paper. The verb form should be "is. Eliminate C.
"all kinds of paper" is plural. "All kinds" is the subject. "of paper" modifies it. The verb form should be "are" Eliminate E.

paper being the single component in municipal trash and efforts to reduce trash disposal are continuous thoughts and should not be disconnected by "and" Eliminate D.

B is wordier.

Answer: A

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(A) Because paper of all kinds is the biggest single component of municipal trash, many municipalities have tried recycling to reduce the cost of trash disposal.

(B) Because paper of all kinds is the biggest single component in municipal trash, many municipalities tried to recycle so that the cost of trash disposal is reduced.

Changes the meaning

Intended meaning is that many municipalities have tried recycling to do something. (In order to gain something they thought let's try recycling > moto behind recycling was to see if it will help )

This sentence says that they just tried it to reduce the waste while no concerns at the first place. There is a slight difference in the meaning.

>Don't get caught in this sentence because " so that " is used.
> Also wordy and sentence (a) is flawless and smooth
(C) Because paper of all kinds are the biggest single components in municipal trash, many municipalities have tried to recycle to reduce the cost of trash disposal. SUB -VERB

(D) All kinds of paper are the biggest single components of municipal trash, and so many municipalities have tried recycling to reduce the cost of trash disposal. unacceptable usage

(E) All kinds of paper is the biggest single component of municipal trash, so many municipalities have tried to recycle so that the cost of trash disposal could be reduced. SUB -VERB
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167. Because paper of all kinds is the biggest single component of municipal trash, many municipalities have tried recycling to reduce the cost of trash disposal.
(A) Because paper of all kinds is the biggest single component of municipal trash, many municipalities have tried recycling to reduce the cost of trash disposal.
(B) Because paper of all kinds is the biggest single component in municipal trash, many municipalities tried to recycle so that the cost of trash disposal is reduced.
(C) Because paper of all kinds are the biggest single components in municipal trash, many municipalities have tried to recycle to reduce the cost of trash disposal.
(D) All kinds of paper are the biggest single components of municipal trash, and so many municipalities have tried recycling to reduce the cost of trash disposal.
(E) All kinds of paper is the biggest single component of municipal trash, so many municipalities have tried to recycle so that the cost of trash disposal could be reduced.

whts wrong in E??



I think the fight is b/w A and D.

(D) All kinds of paper are the biggest single components of municipal trash, and so many municipalities have tried recycling to reduce the cost of trash disposal.
,and so : unacceptable usage ( ,and should be followed by independent clause). clause starting with So (dependent clause).

Correct Answer : A

Anybody pls comment on my understanding

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paper of all kinds is
all kinds of paper are
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