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Excepting programs like Betamax, which in the 1970s outperformed VHS as a result of exceptional marketing strategies, inferior technologies and the stocks associated with them tend to perform poorly in the global market.

A) Excepting programs like Betamax,

B) Programs like Betamax being excepted,

C) Except for a program such as Betamax,

D) With the exception of programs such as Betamax

E) As an exception to programs such as Betamax

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Excepting programs like Betamax, which in the 1970s outperformed VHS as a result of exceptional marketing strategies, inferior technologies and the stocks associated with them tend to perform poorly in the global market.

A) Excepting programs like Betamax, -- Examples can't be used with "like"

B) Programs like Betamax being excepted, -- same as A

C) Except for a program such as Betamax, -- with example given with "Such as", it is expected that the example is part of a collective plural. Hence, singular "program" doesn't make sense

D) With the exception of programs such as Betamax -- CORRECT, the issue in C is fixed here

E) As an exception to programs such as Betamax -- "As" here adds a causality to contrasting clauses.

So, the answer should be D
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Excepting programs like Betamax, which in the 1970s outperformed VHS as a result of exceptional marketing strategies, inferior technologies and the stocks associated with them tend to perform poorly in the global market.


A) Excepting programs like Betamax,

1. "Such as" is used instead of "like" when there are examples in a statement.
2. " Excepting programs like Betamax" - modifying the "inferior technologies and the stocks associated with them" - changes the meaning.

- Incorrect

B) Programs like Betamax being excepted,

1. "Such as" is used instead of "like" when there are examples in a statement. "Like" is used for comparison only.
2. Usage of "being" is inappropriate.

- Incorrect

C) Except for a program such as Betamax,

- "Except for a program..." changed the meaning.
- Incorrect

D) With the exception of programs such as Betamax

- Correct

E) As an exception to programs such as Betamax

- "As an exception..." made comparison with "inferior technologies and the stocks associated with them" which is incorrect
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Answer: D

A) Excepting programs like Betamax,
"Excepting" is just too awkward.

B) Programs like Betamax being excepted,
"Being excepted" is awkward as well.

C) Except for a program such as Betamax,
"Except for" is much better here, but "a program" implies ONE program, so it doesn't make sense to follow with an example "sch as Betamax".

Something like "Except for the program Betamax" would make much more sense.


D) With the exception of programs such as Betamax
"With the exception of" is idiomatic. Good.

E) As an exception to programs such as Betamax
"An as exception...". Just wrong.
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Excepting programs like Betamax, which in the 1970s outperformed VHS as a result of exceptional marketing strategies, inferior technologies and the stocks associated with them tend to perform poorly in the global market.

A) Excepting programs like Betamax,

B) Programs like Betamax being excepted,

C) Except for a program such as Betamax,

D) With the exception of programs such as Betamax

E) As an exception to programs such as Betamax


D , IMO

Meaning :

1.Except certain programs , inferior technologies and the stocks associated with these technologies tend to perform poorly in the global market.
2. Example of exception of these certain programs is Betamax , which in the 1970s outperformed VHS as a result of exceptional marketing strategies .

Analysis :
1. Opening phrase Excepting programs makes sense with subject of sentence inferior technologies and the stocks associated with them .
2. However there is an idiom issue .. Like is used to show the examples

Excepting programs like Betamax, which in the 1970s outperformed VHS as a result of exceptional marketing strategies, inferior technologies and the stocks associated with them tend to perform poorly in the global market.

A) Excepting programs like Betamax,

-- 1. Like is used for examples -Incorrect - Out

B) Programs like Betamax being excepted,

-- 1. Like is used for examples .
2. incorrect use of being -Incorrect - Out



C) Except for a program such as Betamax,

-- 1. a program doesnot make sense . If it is a program then there is no need to use such as . We can directly use Except for program Betamax , .. -Incorrect - Out


D) With the exception of programs such as Betamax

-- Correct

E) As an exception to programs such as Betamax

-- 1. Meaning distorted . inferior technologies and the stocks associated with them are not an exception to programs such as Betamax

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Excepting programs like Betamax, which in the 1970s outperformed VHS as a result of exceptional marketing strategies, inferior technologies and the stocks associated with them tend to perform poorly in the global market.

POE:
STOP SIGN- 'which'.
'which' requires subject before it. Eliminate (B). Plus, (B) has 'being'.
Eliminate (B) - change of meaning.
'them' in the non-underlined part refers to a plural verb. We need programs here. Eliminate (C)
Eliminate (E)- wrong idiom plus a change of meaning.


A) Excepting programs like Betamax,

B) Programs like Betamax being excepted,

C) Except for a program such as Betamax,

D) With the exception of programs such as Betamax - CORRECT

E) As an exception to programs such as Betamax
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Excepting programs like Betamax, which in the 1970s outperformed VHS as a result of exceptional marketing strategies, inferior technologies and the stocks associated with them tend to perform poorly in the global market.

A) Excepting programs like Betamax,

B) Programs like Betamax being excepted,

C) Except for a program such as Betamax,

D) With the exception of programs such as Betamax

E) As an exception to programs such as Betamax



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Re: Excepting programs like Betamax, which in the 1970s outperformed   [#permalink] 07 Jun 2020, 00:16

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