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# From 1965 on, Yugoslavias standard of living has soared, but

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25 Mar 2011, 11:27
C looks like the best option here..
but i would still prefer having "and so have..." as answer
if i had to use "but" then correct usage here would be like
"From 1965 on, Yugoslavia’s standard of living has soared, but same cannot be said for unemployment and prices."
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"From 1965 on, Yugoslavia’s standard of living has soared, but unemployment and prices have fallen."
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29 Mar 2011, 02:28
definitely there needs to be a contradiction here..
"but" makes a contradiction in explaining that if something +ive has happened, then along with some -ve has also happened and this is best done by option c.
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15 Jul 2011, 12:01
Easy question..C is the answer
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30 Aug 2011, 18:14
I struggled with Option C because of the usage of ' have' - Since it was followed by 'unemployment' it requires 'has' and not ' have'.

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30 Aug 2011, 19:44
shreya717 wrote:
I struggled with Option C because of the usage of ' have' - Since it was followed by 'unemployment' it requires 'has' and not ' have'.

It's a compound subject "Unemployment and prices", so "have" is required.
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Updated on: 21 Jul 2013, 07:12
From 1965 on, Yugoslavia’s standard of living has soared, but unemployment and prices too.
(A) but unemployment and prices too
(B) and also unemployment and prices
(C) but so have unemployment and prices
(D) and so also unemployment and prices
(E) but so did unemployment and prices

Originally posted by skamal7 on 20 Jul 2013, 20:46.
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20 Jul 2013, 21:03
IMO C
A - not sure on too and lacks causal relation
B - and also is redundant and lacks causal relation
C - shows contrast and casual relation
D - lacks contrast
E - did is not the right verb for comparison
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Updated on: 20 Jul 2013, 21:20
IMO C

The contrast is shown in A,C & E. Only C is grammatically correct among these options.

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Originally posted by argha on 20 Jul 2013, 21:14.
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20 Jul 2013, 21:15
skamal7 wrote:
From 1965 on, Yugoslavia’s standard of living has soared, but unemployment and prices too.
(A) but unemployment and prices too
(B) and also unemployment and prices
(C) but so have unemployment and prices
(D) and so also unemployment and prices
(E) but so did unemployment and prices

We need to show contrast because if something +ive happened, some negative has also happened. So to put these two points of information forward, we need "but".
Only A, C and E remain.
Only C is the choice that has "have" that is parallel to "has" present in the non-underlined part of the sentence. Hence correct.

Don't know why you have marked D as the answer as it is ridiculous.
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20 Jul 2013, 21:18
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Can you explain why did in option E can't be parallel to has?Please explain
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20 Jul 2013, 21:24
skamal7 wrote:
Marcab/others,
Can you explain why did in option E can't be parallel to has?Please explain

Niice,
okay.
What about these ones?
1) has and did are not parallel
2) did implies an action that held in past whereas "have" implies an action that is still going on.
Follow the sequence, if we are talking about "standard of living" that has been soaring since 1965, evident by the usage of "has", then the side-effects must also follow the same trend, must soar since 1965. If this is not the case then we can't put a relation between effect and side-effect.

Hope that has helped.
Do let me know if more clarification is needed.
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20 Jul 2013, 21:56
Asusual you are crisp and clear boss

Just a clarification
1. in the below link the second part of the comparison talks abt past event and hence the use of did is appropriate?AM i correct here
since-1990-the-global-economy-has-grown-more-than-it-did-63955.html#p1247666

2. i have read somewhere that to use ellipsis the subject and verb of the sentence should be of same form(same subject and verb). Is that so? If yes,Can you please enlighten me?
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Asusual you are crisp and clear boss

Just a clarification
1. in the below link the second part of the comparison talks abt past event and hence the use of did is appropriate?AM i correct here
since-1990-the-global-economy-has-grown-more-than-it-did-63955.html#p1247666

2. i have read somewhere that to use ellipsis the subject and verb of the sentence should be of same form(same subject and verb). Is that so? If yes,Can you please enlighten me?

1) IMSO, yes. Since the past even occured from the time of Neanderthals to 1950s, we need to use "did".
2) Can you be more specific about this one. What is ellipsis btw
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20 Jul 2013, 22:12
In the link provided, did comes in place of grew . To replace grew with did ,do we need to have the same subject ? Is there any such rule?
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20 Jul 2013, 22:21
skamal7 wrote:
In the link provided, did comes in place of grew . To replace grew with did ,do we need to have the same subject ? Is there any such rule?

See,
Since this is English that we are talking about, I can't speculate about any such rule. But if you ask me, then yes. For the continuation of what subject did, we need not use the same verb again. The past event can be managed just by "did".

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03 Feb 2014, 17:56
(A) but unemployment and prices too Missing verb
(B) and also unemployment and prices "and also" is redundant
(C) but so have unemployment and prices OK - verbs are consistent and conjunction is logical. The trap is that perhaps "have" alone is insufficient.
(D) and so also unemployment and prices "and so also" is redundant.
(E) but so did unemployment and prices "did" is past tense but verb tense is not consistent because "did" does not convey how unemployment and prices continues upto today.
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19 Dec 2018, 09:47
It's D.

(D) and so also unemployment and prices
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