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# Executives and federal officials say that the use of crack

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Executives and federal officials say that the use of crack [#permalink]

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10 Jan 2010, 04:54
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Executives and federal officials say that the use of crack and cocaine is growing rapidly among workers,
significantly compounding the effects of drug and alcohol abuse, which already are a cost to business of
more than \$100 billion a year.
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(A) significantly compounding the effects of drug and alcohol abuse, which already are a cost to business
of
(B) significantly compounding the effects of drug and alcohol abuse, which already cost business
(C) significantly compounding the effects of drug and alcohol abuse, already with business costs of
(D) significant in compounding the effects of drug and alcohol abuse, and already costing business
(E) significant in compounding the effects of drug and alcohol abuse, and already costs business

[Reveal] Spoiler:
B
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11 Jan 2010, 04:37
pjalan wrote:
jitendra wrote:
Executives and federal officials say that the use of crack and cocaine is growing rapidly among workers,
significantly compounding the effects of drug and alcohol abuse, which already are a cost to business of
more than \$100 billion a year.
128
(A) significantly compounding the effects of drug and alcohol abuse, which already are a cost to business
of
(B) significantly compounding the effects of drug and alcohol abuse, which already cost business
(C) significantly compounding the effects of drug and alcohol abuse, already with business costs of
(D) significant in compounding the effects of drug and alcohol abuse, and already costing business
(E) significant in compounding the effects of drug and alcohol abuse, and already costs business

[Reveal] Spoiler:
B

E. should be costs and not cost

I think that EFFECTS OF DRUGS AND ALCOHOL ABUSE are the subject of the which clause, therefore plural is needed.

Therefore B is the best answer
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11 Jan 2010, 17:00
I got answer B. question has noun workers so verb should be cost.
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