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# If additional deposits of oil are found, it will expand the

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339. If additional deposits of oil are found, it will expand the amount that can be used as fuel and reduce the price of oil, even if the deposits are not immediately tapped.
(A) it will expand the amount that can be used as fuel and reduce the price of oil
(B) the amount that is able to be used as fuel will expand and the price of oil be reduced
(C) it will cause an increase in the amount that is able to be used as fuel and a reduction in the price of oil
(D) the amount that can be used as fuel will increase and the price of oil will drop
(E) it will increase the amount of oil that can be used as fuel and cause a drop in the price

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28 Jul 2007, 02:44
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339. If additional deposits of oil are found, it will expand the amount that can be used as fuel and reduce the price of oil, even if the deposits are not immediately tapped.
(A) it will expand the amount that can be used as fuel and reduce the price of oil
(B) the amount that is able to be used as fuel will expand and the price of oil be reduced
(C) it will cause an increase in the amount that is able to be used as fuel and a reduction in the price of oil
(D) the amount that can be used as fuel will increase and the price of oil will drop
(E) it will increase the amount of oil that can be used as fuel and cause a drop in the price

I believe it's D. What's the OA? E has a syntactic expletive IT (in other words the IT doesn't have a referent)

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28 Jul 2007, 03:55
I believe it's D as well.

Reason is , it in options A,C and E tries to refer something that is plural i.e If additional deposits of oil are found

with B, the able to be is awkward....hence D

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28 Jul 2007, 04:22
I believe it is D.
"It" does not have clear referant so ACE are out.
In B- is able to be is awakward.

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01 Aug 2007, 10:29
OA is D

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03 Aug 2007, 01:21
D it is. The 'it' in other choices seems to refer to the ACT OF FINDING THE DEPOSITS and not THE DEPOSITS. Thats wrong.
bmwhype2 wrote:
339. If additional deposits of oil are found, it will expand the amount that can be used as fuel and reduce the price of oil, even if the deposits are not immediately tapped.
(A) it will expand the amount that can be used as fuel and reduce the price of oil
(B) the amount that is able to be used as fuel will expand and the price of oil be reduced
(C) it will cause an increase in the amount that is able to be used as fuel and a reduction in the price of oil
(D) the amount that can be used as fuel will increase and the price of oil will drop
(E) it will increase the amount of oil that can be used as fuel and cause a drop in the price

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11 Jun 2010, 22:00
No referent on "it", so eliminate A, B, and E, "amount that is able to be used" is wordy. IMO, D.

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12 Jun 2010, 01:30
Thanks for awesome explanation. Actually I missed the answer because I didnt see "it" referring to plural deposits.

Ashwin_Mohan wrote:
I believe it's D as well.

Reason is , it in options A,C and E tries to refer something that is plural i.e If additional deposits of oil are found

with B, the able to be is awkward....hence D

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20 Jun 2010, 13:31
D for me.

"it" cannot refer to plural "additional deposits"

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31 Aug 2011, 22:51
It has to be D , here is the explaination :

A)Expand cannt be used to signify increase
B) that is able is wordy and awkward
C) that is able is wordy and awkward
D) correct
E)it doesnt go with deposits which is plural
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