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# During the first nine months of 1979, textbook publishers

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09 May 2004, 03:12
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During the first nine months of 1979, textbook publishers incurred substantial costs for creating products that, due to a decline in public <funding for instructional material, never were> sold.
(A) funding for instructional material, never were
(B) funding for instructional material, never was
(C) funding, the instructional material, was never
(D) funding for instructional material, the products were never
(E) funding, they were never
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09 May 2004, 07:20
A it is
B and C are out because "were" is required to link the verb to the "products" which were never sold.
D is wrong because the repetition of "products" after a relative clause (after the comma) is not required
E is also wrong for the same reason; "they" is not needed
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09 May 2004, 07:32
Agree with A.

Getrid of evrything after the comma after "that"
and you get the following sentence.
substantial costs for creating products that never were sold.
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09 May 2004, 19:38
back to the mainstream.. after a long sabbatical.

"..products that..never were sold" A it is.
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09 May 2004, 20:50
A is right. "never were sold" sounds funny. it should be "were never sold".
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09 May 2004, 21:06
Unusual, yes; but not grammatically flawed

Good to see you back DJ! It's been a while. Are you gonna write your test anytime soon?
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09 May 2004, 21:21
Paul wrote:

Good to see you back DJ! It's been a while. Are you gonna write your test anytime soon?

it 's pleasure to be a part of this forum. indeed!! was busy aligning other priorities, or (u can say, i was too lazy to work). starting the preparation back again. will be writing the Gmat in a couple of weeks.
09 May 2004, 21:21
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