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# During the first nine months of 1979, textbook publishers

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During the first nine months of 1979, textbook publishers [#permalink]

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30 Jun 2009, 08:36
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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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A

Last edited by smashingpumpkins on 01 Jul 2009, 09:01, edited 1 time in total.
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30 Jun 2009, 11:14
What is the OA?

I was looking for an answer that's on the lines of: "funding, the instructional material, were never"

A is close, but the last 3 words sound awkward to me.

Last edited by Jivana on 30 Jun 2009, 11:24, edited 1 time in total.
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30 Jun 2009, 11:17
Should be A

Products is plural, so "was sold" is wrong, B and C out.

In D and E, products are being referred again.

D - "products were never"
E - "they were never"

Though im not very comfortable with "never were" , there is no other option better than A
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01 Jul 2009, 03:39
A + 1 although 'were never sold' sounds not quite correct
Is it OA?
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01 Jul 2009, 04:39
It's all fine in the original sentence

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

D has redundancy issues and E says they and it is bloody ambiguous as ambiguous as
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01 Jul 2009, 04:54
I would also go for A, because that is the best amongst all.
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01 Jul 2009, 05:16
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

I agree A should be the answer, B & C out due to was and D shows that some products other than instructinal material were there and finally E has they whcih may refers to textbooks or publishers not clear.

Plz see if u can give OA in spoiler alongwith ur post it is very convinient.
Re: 1979   [#permalink] 01 Jul 2009, 05:16
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