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Beginning in the 1970s, when oil prices soared due to a decrease in the global supply with foreign automakers flooding the market, the automotive industry in the United States suffered numerous setbacks from which, despite periodically resurging, it has never fully recovered.

A) Beginning in the 1970s, when oil prices soared due to a decrease in the global supply with foreign automakers entering the market, the automotive industry in the United States suffered numerous setbacks from which, despite periodically resurging, it has never fully recovered.

B) Since the 1970s, when oil prices soared as a result of a decreased global supply and foreign automakers flooding the market, the United States automotive industry suffered numerous setbacks and despite periodically resurging, it never fully recovered.

C) Soaring prices of oil and foreign automakers flooding the market in the 1970s, resulting from a decreased global supply, caused the automotive industry in the United States to suffer numerous setbacks that, despite a periodic resurgence, it has never fully recovered.

D) Beginning in the 1970s, when, as a result of a decreased global supply, oil prices soared and foreign automakers flooded the market, the United States automotive industry suffered numerous setbacks that, despite a periodic resurgence, it never fully recovered from.

E) Despite periodically resurging, the United States automotive industry has never fully recovered from the numerous setbacks that began in the 1970s, when both oil prices soared as a result of a decreased global supply and foreign automakers flooded the market.
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Beginning in the 1970s, when oil prices soared due to a decrease in the global supply with foreign automakers flooding the market, the automotive industry in the United States suffered numerous setbacks from which, despite periodically resurging, it has never fully recovered.

A) Beginning in the 1970s, when oil prices soared due to a decrease in the global supply with foreign automakers entering the market, the automotive industry in the United States suffered numerous setbacks from which, despite periodically resurging, it has never fully recovered.

B) Since the 1970s, when oil prices soared as a result of a decreased global supply and foreign automakers flooding the market, the United States automotive industry suffered numerous setbacks and despite periodically resurging, it never fully recovered.

C) Soaring prices of oil and foreign automakers flooding the market in the 1970s, resulting from a decreased global supply, caused the automotive industry in the United States to suffer numerous setbacks that, despite a periodic resurgence, it has never fully recovered.

D) Beginning in the 1970s, when, as a result of a decreased global supply, oil prices soared and foreign automakers flooded the market, the United States automotive industry suffered numerous setbacks that, despite a periodic resurgence, it never fully recovered from.

E) Despite periodically resurging, the United States automotive industry has never fully recovered from the numerous setbacks that began in the 1970s, when both oil prices soared as a result of a decreased global supply and foreign automakers flooded the market.


Got correct...

Observe carefully, A,B,C and D got independent clause at the end without co-ordinating conjunctions...

Hence E.. first dependent clause,independent clause.
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Beginning in the 1970s, when oil prices soared due to a decrease in the global supply with foreign automakers flooding the market, the automotive industry in the United States suffered numerous setbacks from which, despite periodically resurging, it has never fully recovered.

A) Beginning in the 1970s, when oil prices soared due to a decrease in the global supply with foreign automakers entering the market, the automotive industry in the United States suffered numerous setbacks from which, despite periodically resurging, it has never fully recovered.

B) Since the 1970s, when oil prices soared as a result of a decreased global supply and foreign automakers flooding the market, the United States automotive industry suffered numerous setbacks and despite periodically resurging, it never fully recovered.

C) Soaring prices of oil and foreign automakers flooding the market in the 1970s, resulting from a decreased global supply, caused the automotive industry in the United States to suffer numerous setbacks that, despite a periodic resurgence, it has never fully recovered.

D) Beginning in the 1970s, when, as a result of a decreased global supply, oil prices soared and foreign automakers flooded the market, the United States automotive industry suffered numerous setbacks that, despite a periodic resurgence, it never fully recovered from.

E) Despite periodically resurging, the United States automotive industry has never fully recovered from the numerous setbacks that began in the 1970s, when both oil prices soared as a result of a decreased global supply and foreign automakers flooded the market.

The answer is E.
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E says when both oil prices soared...
both??? is confusing here. Can someone please explain??
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E) Despite periodically resurging, the United States automotive industry has never fully recovered from the numerous setbacks that began in the 1970s, when both oil prices soared as a result of a decreased global supply and foreign automakers flooded the market.


We must parse the sentence this way: when both (1.oil prices soared as a result of a decreased global supply and 2.foreign automakers flooded the market.)
Here both stands for oil prices soared and the foreign automakers flooded the market.
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Hi Daagh,

Don't you think that "when both oil prices soared as a result of a decreased global supply" and "foreign automakers flooded the market" are not parallel structures. Unless we frame it WHEN foreign automakers flooded the market
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Hi Daagh,

Don't you think that "when both oil prices soared as a result of a decreased global supply" and "foreign automakers flooded the market" are not parallel structures. Unless we frame it WHEN foreign automakers flooded the market


Ishan,

Note that after WHEN we have an idiom BOTH X and Y... X and Y are parallel..oil prices soared and FA flooded are parallel..

Hope this clears..
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IshanVirdhi wrote:
Hi Daagh,

Don't you think that "when both oil prices soared as a result of a decreased global supply" and "foreign automakers flooded the market" are not parallel structures. Unless we frame it WHEN foreign automakers flooded the market


Ishan,

Note that after WHEN we have an idiom BOTH X and Y... X and Y are parallel..oil prices soared and FA flooded are parallel..

Hope this clears..


Thanks, I missed "both" upon the first read. It was a closed marker for parallelism that made all the difference in the world.
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Beginning in the 1970s, when oil prices soared due to a decrease in the global supply with foreign automakers flooding the market, the automotive industry in the United States suffered numerous setbacks from which, despite periodically resurging, it has never fully recovered.

A) Beginning in the 1970s, when oil prices soared due to a decrease in the global supply with foreign automakers entering the market, the automotive industry in the United States suffered numerous setbacks from which, despite periodically resurging, it has never fully recovered.

B) Since the 1970s, when oil prices soared as a result of a decreased global supply and foreign automakers flooding the market, the United States automotive industry suffered numerous setbacks and despite periodically resurging, it never fully recovered.

C) Soaring prices of oil and foreign automakers flooding the market in the 1970s, resulting from a decreased global supply, caused the automotive industry in the United States to suffer numerous setbacks that, despite a periodic resurgence, it has never fully recovered.

D) Beginning in the 1970s, when, as a result of a decreased global supply, oil prices soared and foreign automakers flooded the market, the United States automotive industry suffered numerous setbacks that, despite a periodic resurgence, it never fully recovered from.

E) Despite periodically resurging, the United States automotive industry has never fully recovered from the numerous setbacks that began in the 1970s, when both oil prices soared as a result of a decreased global supply and foreign automakers flooded the market.



For A,B,D we have the sentence starting with .."Beginning in 1970 /Since the 1970 ...automotive industry suffered..." doesn't sound correct. Should be "automotive industry has been suffering.."

C changes the meaning and is completely wrong.
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Can anyone please elaborate on what wrong with option D?
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I am not able to find why B is wrong . Can any one explain.

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I am not able to find reasoning why B is wrong . Can you please explain

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In option B
The sentence @US auto industry is in past tense.
It should have been :
Since 1970, US Auto industry HAS suffered...

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Can anyone please elaborate on what wrong with option D?

In D the present participle opening modifier "Beginning in 1970's...." wrongly refers to the subject "the United States automotive industry". The industry did not begin in 1970's.

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I am not able to find reasoning why B is wrong . Can you please explain

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Your query has already been correctly answered by askul2389.
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"despite" actually is followed by a noun in this case! This is because "resurging" here is a gerund. A gerund is the -ing form of a verb acting as a noun in any of the “noun roles” possible in a sentence, including the object of a preposition

"it" seems ambiguous.
Many major flaws can be discovered in each option choice except E.
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sleepynut wrote:
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Can anyone please elaborate on what wrong with option D?

In D the present participle opening modifier "Beginning in 1970's...." wrongly refers to the subject "the United States automotive industry". The industry did not begin in 1970's.

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I am not able to find reasoning why B is wrong . Can you please explain

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Your query has already been correctly answered by askul2389.


Hi sayantanc2k,

Just wanted to ask about your reasoning for option D. I thought it was incorrect because of verb tense, not because the subject and verb don't agree:

"Beginning in the 1970s, when, as a result of a decreased global supply, oil prices soared and foreign automakers flooded the market, the United States automotive industry suffered numerous setbacks that, despite a periodic resurgence, it never fully recovered from"

I thought the sentence was saying that the suffering began in the 1970s, not the industry, What I thought made it wrong was that "beginning in the 1970s" implies that it is still suffering, and the verbs suffered/recovered are past tense. Or does something else make it wrong?

I had E as the right answer, but want to make sure I completely understand what was wrong with the others.

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A) Beginning in the 1970s, when oil prices soared due to a decrease in the global supply with foreign automakers entering the market, the automotive industry in the United States suffered numerous setbacks from which, despite periodically resurging, it has never fully recovered.

B) Since the 1970s, when oil prices soared as a result of a decreased global supply and foreign automakers flooding the market, the United States automotive industry suffered numerous setbacks and despite periodically resurging, it never fully recovered.

C) Soaring prices of oil and foreign automakers flooding the market in the 1970s, resulting from a decreased global supply, caused the automotive industry in the United States to suffer numerous setbacks that, despite a periodic resurgence, it has never fully recovered.

D) Beginning in the 1970s, when, as a result of a decreased global supply, oil prices soared and foreign automakers flooded the market, the United States automotive industry suffered numerous setbacks that, despite a periodic resurgence, it never fully recovered from.

E) Despite periodically resurging, the United States automotive industry has never fully recovered from the numerous setbacks that began in the 1970s, when both oil prices soared as a result of a decreased global supply and foreign automakers flooded the market
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Thanks jaston. My mistake, sayantanc2k, I thought the “beginning in 1970s...” phrase was an adverbial modifier, not adjectival
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Beginning in the 1970s, when oil prices soared due to a decrease in the global supply with foreign automakers flooding the market, the automotive industry in the United States suffered numerous setbacks from which, despite periodically resurging, it has never fully recovered.

A) Beginning in the 1970s, when oil prices soared due to a decrease in the global supply with foreign automakers entering the market, the automotive industry in the United States suffered numerous setbacks from which, despite periodically resurging, it has never fully recovered.

B) Since the 1970s, when oil prices soared as a result of a decreased global supply and foreign automakers flooding the market, the United States automotive industry suffered numerous setbacks and despite periodically resurging, it never fully recovered.

C) Soaring prices of oil and foreign automakers flooding the market in the 1970s, resulting from a decreased global supply, caused the automotive industry in the United States to suffer numerous setbacks that, despite a periodic resurgence, it has never fully recovered.

D) Beginning in the 1970s, when, as a result of a decreased global supply, oil prices soared and foreign automakers flooded the market, the United States automotive industry suffered numerous setbacks that, despite a periodic resurgence, it never fully recovered from.

E) Despite periodically resurging, the United States automotive industry has never fully recovered from the numerous setbacks that began in the 1970s, when both oil prices soared as a result of a decreased global supply and foreign automakers flooded the market.


This is definitely not an 700+question..there are blatant errors in the choices.

Let's start with the meaning.
It seems to suggest that since 1970's the US automotive industry has suffered many setbacks from which it never recovered

"when oil prices soared due to a decrease in the global supply with foreign automakers flooding the market is "

This is something that happened in 1970s

A has modification error Beginning in 1970s incorrectly modifies US AUto industry.
B has tense error with Since we must use the perfect tense .
C changes the meaning
D modification error
E is correct perfect tense correctly used ,,,modifiers aptly placed.
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E says when both oil prices soared...
both??? is confusing here. Can someone please explain??



Both refers to the oil prices and the foreign automakers. Hope this helps.
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