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Cost cutting and restructuring has allowed the manufacturing company to lower its projected losses for the second quarter, and they are forecasting a profit before the end of the year.

A. has allowed the manufacturing company to lower its projected losses for the second quarter, and they are forecasting
B. has allowed for the manufacturing company to lower its projected losses in the second quarter and to forecast
C. have allowed that the manufacturing company can lower the projected losses for the second quarter, and to forecast
D. have allowed the manufacturing company to lower its projected second-quarter losses and to forecast
E. have allowed for the manufacturing company to lower the projected losses in the second quarter, as well as forecasting
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First identify that "cost cutting and restructuring" create a compound plural subject necessitating the plural verb "have allowed". Eliminate A and B.

Then, seek out the parallel items in the list of things that have been allowed which should be "to lower" and "to forecast". Eliminate C and E. Methodically working through the individual relevant pieces of this problem should allow it to be completed in well under a minute.
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Cost cutting and restructuring has allowed the manufacturing company to lower its projected losses for the second quarter, and they are forecasting a profit before the end of the year.

A. has allowed the manufacturing company to lower its projected losses for the second quarter, and they are forecasting
B. has allowed for the manufacturing company to lower its projected losses in the second quarter and to forecast
C. have allowed that the manufacturing company can lower the projected losses for the second quarter, and to forecast
D. have allowed the manufacturing company to lower its projected second-quarter losses and to forecast
E. have allowed for the manufacturing company to lower the projected losses in the second quarter, as well as forecasting

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Imo D
Plural subject so have should be used .
Have allowed X is correct idiom


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compound subject <--> plural verb

have over has

The subjunctive allow needs to form.

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I would go for D

as 1) Cost cutting and restructuring is plural needs "have" A&B are out
2) Have allowed for is not idiomatic in my opinion
3) for C "Have allowed that" is wrong as well idiom needs to. Have Allowed X (Noun). Additionally the addition of CAN in the sentence changes the initial meaning of the sentence!

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