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Citing the recent increase in earnings by several computer companies, economists feel
that a cycle has begun in which personal computer users, especially corporate consumers,
are replacing their PC’s with more powerful models.
A. a cycle has begun in which personal computer users
B. a cycle for personal computer users has begun in which they
C. there is a cycle beginning for personal computer users
D. it is the beginning of a cycle for personal computer users
E. personal computer users are in the beginning of a cycle when they

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botirvoy wrote:
Citing the recent increase in earnings by several computer companies, economists feel
that a cycle has begun in which personal computer users, especially corporate consumers,
are replacing their PC’s with more powerful models.
A. a cycle has begun in which personal computer users
B. a cycle for personal computer users has begun in which they - "they" is unnecessary"
C. there is a cycle beginning for personal computer users - awkward
D. it is the beginning of a cycle for personal computer users - changes meaning
E. personal computer users are in the beginning of a cycle when they - "they" is unnecessary".

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scthakur wrote:
botirvoy wrote:
Citing the recent increase in earnings by several computer companies, economists feel
that a cycle has begun in which personal computer users, especially corporate consumers,
are replacing their PC’s with more powerful models.
A. a cycle has begun in which personal computer users
B. a cycle for personal computer users has begun in which they - "they" is unnecessary"
C. there is a cycle beginning for personal computer users - awkward
D. it is the beginning of a cycle for personal computer users - changes meaning
E. personal computer users are in the beginning of a cycle when they - "they" is unnecessary".

scthakur, thanks for taking time. How is "they" in E unnecessary?

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New post 09 Nov 2008, 12:27
Hi guys,

IMO: A

A. a cycle has begun in which personal computer users Hold
B. a cycle for personal computer users has begun in which they for me it's wordy
C. there is a cycle beginning for personal computer users for me it should be a beginning cycle or a cycle that is beginning
D. it is the beginning of a cycle for personal computer users wordy, because of it is the beginning
E. personal computer users are in the beginning of a cycle when they it changes the meaning of the sentence

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botirvoy wrote:
Citing the recent increase in earnings by several computer companies, economists feel
that a cycle has begun in which personal computer users, especially corporate consumers,
are replacing their PC’s with more powerful models.

A. a cycle has begun in which personal computer users
B. a cycle for personal computer users has begun in which they
C. there is a cycle beginning for personal computer users
D. it is the beginning of a cycle for personal computer users
E. personal computer users are in the beginning of a cycle when they


Agree with A.
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New post 09 Nov 2008, 18:17
A is the most concise and best choice.Others are wordy and awkward.

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botirvoy wrote:
scthakur wrote:
botirvoy wrote:
Citing the recent increase in earnings by several computer companies, economists feel
that a cycle has begun in which personal computer users, especially corporate consumers,
are replacing their PC’s with more powerful models.
A. a cycle has begun in which personal computer users
B. a cycle for personal computer users has begun in which they - "they" is unnecessary"
C. there is a cycle beginning for personal computer users - awkward
D. it is the beginning of a cycle for personal computer users - changes meaning
E. personal computer users are in the beginning of a cycle when they - "they" is unnecessary".

scthakur, thanks for taking time. How is "they" in E unnecessary?



E uses extra pronoun word "they". Without this pronoun also, the meaning is clear in A.

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New post 12 Aug 2017, 15:54
A answer choice may be eliminated for pronoun ambiguity if another answer choice avoids the ambiguity and is free of errors.
In B and E, they has two eligible antecedents (economists and users).
Since A avoids this issue and is free of errors, eliminate B and E.
In C, are replacing lacks a subject.
Eliminate C.
In D, it lacks a viable referent.
Eliminate D.
The correct answer is A.

There are 2 prepositions that are confusing – when and “in which” and the confusion is when both of them are used when a reference to time has been made.

“When” is used when there is a specific time or a date that is being discussed.
Ex : 15th August 1947 is the day when India got its Independence.
“In which” is used when we are talking about a time period.
Ex : 1947 was the year in which the freedom struggle came to an end.
Here there is a cycle being referred to. And a cycle is usually a time period. That’s why usage of “which” makes more sense!
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