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Controlling most inroads to business ventures in Europe, economists argue that the U.S., with its diminished economic leverage there, now has reason to fear the European Common Market.

A) Controlling most inroads to business ventures in Europe, economists argue that the U.S., with its diminished economic leverage there, now has reason to fear the European Common Market.

B) Controlling most inroads to business ventures in Europe, the diminished economic leverage of the U.S. there is, according to economists, one reason to fear the European Common Market.

C) Because it controls most inroads to business ventures in Europe, a place where the U.S. have diminished economic leverage, economists argue that they now have a reason to fear the European Common Market.

D) Because it controls most inroads to business ventures in Europe, economists argue that the U.S.'s diminished economic leverage is a reason for the U.S. to fear the actions of the European Common Market.

E) Economists argue that the U.S., with its diminished economic leverage in Europe, now has reason to fear the actions of the European Common Market, which controls most inroads to business ventures in Europe.

can someone plz explain whats wrong with D? how am i supposed to know if they want to refer to the U.S. or the European Common Market that controls most inroads to business ventures in Europe. thanks.
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22 Dec 2007, 19:38
jimjohn wrote:
Controlling most inroads to business ventures in Europe, economists argue that the U.S., with its diminished economic leverage there, now has reason to fear the European Common Market.

A) Controlling most inroads to business ventures in Europe, economists argue that the U.S., with its diminished economic leverage there, now has reason to fear the European Common Market.

B) Controlling most inroads to business ventures in Europe, the diminished economic leverage of the U.S. there is, according to economists, one reason to fear the European Common Market.

C) Because it controls most inroads to business ventures in Europe, a place where the U.S. have diminished economic leverage, economists argue that they now have a reason to fear the European Common Market.

D) Because it controls most inroads to business ventures in Europe, economists argue that the U.S.'s diminished economic leverage is a reason for the U.S. to fear the actions of the European Common Market.

E) Economists argue that the U.S., with its diminished economic leverage in Europe, now has reason to fear the actions of the European Common Market, which controls most inroads to business ventures in Europe.

can someone plz explain whats wrong with D? how am i supposed to know if they want to refer to the U.S. or the European Common Market that controls most inroads to business ventures in Europe. thanks.

The answer should be "E". Most clear and most logical.
in "D", what is the referent for "it". it is wordy, awkward and absolutely unclear.
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23 Dec 2007, 00:38
D) Because it controls most inroads to business ventures in Europe, economists argue that the U.S.'s diminished economic leverage is a reason for the U.S. to fear the actions of the European Common Market.

I also agree with correct answer as E.

D) is wrong, becoz at first it says "...it controls most...",which indicates, according to this answer, economists, which is incorrect. Because "it" can't be a modifier of "economists", which one indicates as PERSON. so modifier "it" should not be used.
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23 Dec 2007, 09:21
should be E
23 Dec 2007, 09:21
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