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Forced to cut back their stock, automobile dealers in the area have cut prices; their pick-up trucks have been priced to sell, and they are.


(A) have been priced to sell, and they are

(B) are priced to sell, and they have

(C) are priced to sell, and they do

(D) are being priced to sell, and have

(E) had been priced to sell, and they have

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Forced to cut back their stock, automobile dealers in the area have cut prices; their pick-up trucks have been priced to sell, and they are.


(A) have been priced to sell, and they are

(B) are priced to sell, and they have

(C) are priced to sell, and they do

(D) are being priced to sell, and have

(E) had been priced to sell, and they have
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automobile dealers in the area have cut prices

Let's do a quick POE-

E--> past perfect does not make sense as their is no other action in simple past

D---> are being priced to sell, and have ( they are selling or something should come but nothing in the previous statement makes sense )

C---->are priced to sell, and they do sell
Keep this

B---->are priced to sell, and they have ( what??)

A---->have been priced to sell, and they are ( selling?? But nothing of that sort is present in the previous part)

Looks like answer is C

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Forced to cut back their stock, automobile dealers in the area have cut prices; their pick-up trucks have been priced to sell, and they are.


(A) have been priced to sell, and they are

Use of present perfect here seems wrong. This is because we want to express a fact that pickup trucks are priced to sell. So using simple present would be apt

(B) are priced to sell, and they have

Like option A, we don't wanna use present perfect here. The intent is to express a fact. So second half of B is incorrect. Eliminate

(C) are priced to sell, and they do

Correct choice

(D) are being priced to sell, and have

Eliminate. use of "being" is incorrect here

(E) had been priced to sell, and they have

Eliminate. Past perfect is not required
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Correct Answer must be (C) for the reasons cited by the users above...


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Forced to cut back their stock, automobile dealers in the area have cut prices; their pick-up trucks have been priced to sell, and they are.


(A) have been priced to sell, and they are

(B) are priced to sell, and they have

(C) are priced to sell, and they do

(D) are being priced to sell, and have

(E) had been priced to sell, and they have


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Parallel structure demands agreement in verb tenses. The only option using the same tense throughout is C.
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