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Bringing the Ford Motor Company back from the verge of bankruptcy shortly after the Second World War was a special governmentally sanctioned price increase during a period of wage and price controls.

(A) Bringing the Ford Motor Company back from the verge of bankruptcy shortly after the Second World War was a special governmentally sanctioned price increase during a period of wage and price controls.

(B) What brought the Ford Motor Company back from the verge of bankruptcy shortly after the Second World War was a special price increase that the government sanctioned during a period of wage and price controls.

(C) That which brought the ford Motor Company back from the verge of bankruptcy shortly after the Second World War was a special governmentally sanctioned price increase during a period of wage and price controls.

(D) What has brought the Ford Motor Company back from the verge of bankruptcy shortly after the Second World War was a special price increase that the government sanctioned during a period of wages and price controls.

(E) To bring the Ford Motor Company back from the verge of bankruptcy shortly after the Second World War, there was a special price increase during a period of wages and price controls that government sanctioned.

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Bringing the Ford Motor Company back from the verge of bankruptcy shortly after the Second World War was a special governmentally sanctioned price increase during a period of wage and price controls.

(A) Bringing the Ford Motor Company back from the verge of bankruptcy shortly after the Second World War was a special governmentally sanctioned price increase during a period of wage and price controls. - Passive construction - Not conveying the meaning clearly.


(B) What brought the Ford Motor Company back from the verge of bankruptcy shortly after the Second World War was a special price increase that the government sanctioned during a period of wage and price controls. - Correct

(C) That which brought the ford Motor Company back from the verge of bankruptcy shortly after the Second World War was a special governmentally sanctioned price increase during a period of wage and price controls. - Awkward

(D) What has brought the Ford Motor Company back from the verge of bankruptcy shortly after the Second World War was a special price increase that the government sanctioned during a period of wages and price controls. - Wrong verb tense

(E) To bring the Ford Motor Company back from the verge of bankruptcy shortly after the Second World War, there was a special price increase during a period of wages and price controls that government sanctioned. - Distorts the meaning



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Bringing the Ford Motor Company back from the verge of bankruptcy shortly after the Second World War was a special governmentally sanctioned price increase during a period of wage and price controls.


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(A) Bringing the Ford Motor Company back from the verge of bankruptcy shortly after the Second World War was a special governmentally sanctioned price increase during a period of wage and price controls.

"Bringing" has no referent. Who brought?? Incorrect.

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(B) What brought the Ford Motor Company back from the verge of bankruptcy shortly after the Second World War was a special price increase that the government sanctioned during a period of wage and price controls.

Crisp and clear . What brought correctly refers to special price increase.

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(C) That which brought the ford Motor Company back from the verge of bankruptcy shortly after the Second World War was a special governmentally sanctioned price increase during a period of wage and price controls.

The construction is awkward. special governmentally sanctioned and That which brought are not correct. B is better in this regard. Incorrect

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(D) What has brought the Ford Motor Company back from the verge of bankruptcy shortly after the Second World War was a special price increase that the government sanctioned during a period of wages and price controls.

The time frame is not mentioned in the question stem and hence what has brought is incorrect here.

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(E) To bring the Ford Motor Company back from the verge of bankruptcy shortly after the Second World War, there was a special price increase during a period of wages and price controls that government sanctioned.

To bring should refer to government which is not the case here. Also government sanctioned price increase not price controls. Incorrect

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Bringing the Ford Motor Company back from the verge of bankruptcy shortly after the Second World War was a special governmentally sanctioned price increase during a period of wage and price controls.

-> The subject is not linked to the verb "was". I will just look for the subject, agreed with the verb "was" from the answer choices.

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1. Eliminate (A), (C), (E) automatically.
2.(B) uses the verb with past simple, while (D) with present perfect. Present perfect makes sense in the sentence to be correct? definetely not, thus, B is the answer as the sentence talks about something happened in the past, which doesn't affect now.
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Official Explanation :

Choice A, awkward and imprecise, leaves one confused about what it was that happened during a period of wage and price controls-the revitalization of the Ford Motor Company or the sanctioning of a price increase.

Choice B, the best answer, clarifies the matter by making during. . . modify the government sanctioned.

Choice C, wordy and awkward, suffers from the same imprecision as choice A.

The present perfect has brought in D is inappropriate for action completed well in the past, and wages, which should modify control, is not idiomatic.

In choice E, wages is again wrong, and E, contrary to intent, suggests that the government sanctioned a period of. . . controls rather than a special price increase.
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Bringing the Ford Motor Company back from the verge of bankruptcy shortly after the Second World War was a special governmentally sanctioned price increase during a period of wage and price controls.

(A) Bringing the Ford Motor Company back from the verge of bankruptcy shortly after the Second World War was a special governmentally sanctioned price increase during a period of wage and price controls. - No referent/subject for the Dependent Clause [Bringing...].

(B) What brought the Ford Motor Company back from the verge of bankruptcy shortly after the Second World War was a special price increase that the government sanctioned during a period of wage and price controls. - The most concise and grammatically correct choice.

(C) That which brought the ford Motor Company back from the verge of bankruptcy shortly after the Second World War was a special governmentally sanctioned price increase during a period of wage and price controls. - "That which" is weird and redundant, and I would suspect that two back-to-back relative pronouns is a modifier error.

(D) What has brought the Ford Motor Company back from the verge of bankruptcy shortly after the Second World War was a special price increase that the government sanctioned during a period of wages and price controls. - Verb Tense error: simple past tense is used for general facts and definitions. The price increase had one effect, not a continual effect since WWII, i.e., it is not coming back perpetually. Parallelism: wages and price in comparison to wage and price

(E) To bring the Ford Motor Company back from the verge of bankruptcy shortly after the Second World War, there was a special price increase during a period of wages and price controls that government sanctioned. - Pronoun Error: There has no antecedent, as there has to refer to a location or a location within a prepositional phrase. Same parallelism error as D.
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