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Coming to be regarded as a miracle food in the 1980s, it was a staple

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Coming to be regarded as a miracle food in the 1980s, it was a staple of the Mediterranean diet even in antiquity; the olive oil consumed in the United States increased steadily ever since, and may surpass that of Greece by next year.

A) Coming to be regarded as a miracle food in the 1980s, it was a staple of the Mediterranean diet even in antiquity; the olive oil consumed in the United States
B) Being a staple of the Mediterranean diet since antiquity and having been regarded as a miracle food since the 1980s, the olive oil consumed in the United States
C) Having been a staple of the Mediterranean diet since antiquity and coming to be regarded as a miracle food in the 1980s, the olive oil consumption of the United States
D) A staple of the Mediterranean diet since antiquity, olive oil came to be regarded as a miracle food in the 1980s; the olive oil consumption of the United States has
E) Being regarded as a miracle food since the 1980s and a staple of the Mediterranean diet even in antiquity; the amount of olive oil consumed in the United States has

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Re: Coming to be regarded as a miracle food in the 1980s, it was a staple  [#permalink]

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Coming to be regarded as a miracle food in the 1980s, it was a staple of the Mediterranean diet even in antiquity; the olive oil consumed in the United States increased steadily ever since, and may surpass that of Greece by next year.

A) Coming to be regarded as a miracle food in the 1980s, it was a staple of the Mediterranean diet even in antiquity; the olive oil consumed in the United States
B) Being a staple of the Mediterranean diet since antiquity and having been regarded as a miracle food since the 1980s, the olive oil consumed in the United States
C) Having been a staple of the Mediterranean diet since antiquity and coming to be regarded as a miracle food in the 1980s, the olive oil consumption of the United States
D) A staple of the Mediterranean diet since antiquity, olive oil came to be regarded as a miracle food in the 1980s; the olive oil consumption of the United States has
E) Being regarded as a miracle food since the 1980s and a staple of the Mediterranean diet even in antiquity; the amount of olive oil consumed in the United States has


Modifier question.

A) There is no subject in the first part of the sentence. INCORRECT
B) Being should never be used as a modifier. INCORRECT
C) Olive oil consumption is the wrong subject to be modified. INCORRECT
D) CORRECT
E) Same as B
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Re: Coming to be regarded as a miracle food in the 1980s, it was a staple  [#permalink]

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Coming to be regarded as a miracle food in the 1980s, it was a staple of the Mediterranean diet even in antiquity; the olive oil consumed in the United States increased steadily ever since, and may surpass that of Greece by next year.

A) Coming to be regarded as a miracle food in the 1980s, it was a staple of the Mediterranean diet even in antiquity; the olive oil consumed in the United States(modifier error, in 2nd clause the olive didn't increase rather the consumption of olive oil increased)
B) Being a staple of the Mediterranean diet since antiquity and having been regarded as a miracle food since the 1980s, the olive oil consumed in the United States( in the 2nd clause,meaning changes, the olive oil didn't increase rather the consumption increased)
C) Having been a staple of the Mediterranean diet since antiquity and coming to be regarded as a miracle food in the 1980s, the olive oil consumption of the United States(having been is incorrect)
D) A staple of the Mediterranean diet since antiquity, olive oil came to be regarded as a miracle food in the 1980s; the olive oil consumption of the United States has( correct)
E) Being regarded as a miracle food since the 1980s and a staple of the Mediterranean diet even in antiquity; the amount of olive oil consumed in the United States has( being regarded modifies the amount)

Will go with choice D.

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New post 10 Jan 2019, 05:19
Why is no one tackling the "in the US" and "of the US" split? IMO "in" would infer that it is the oil consumption within the US. However, "of" the US, would infer that it is the US that does the consumption.
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