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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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(A) it will expand the amount that can be used as fuel and reduce the price of oil ---- Using expand is not correct usage.

(B) the amount that is able to be used as fuel will expand and the price of oil be reduced ---------- that refers to amount.

(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 ------- amount what ?

(D) the amount that can be used as fuel will increase and the price of oil will drop ------- same as B

(E) it will increase the amount of oil that can be used as fuel and cause a drop in the price ----- correct usage of increase meaning is conveyed perfectly.
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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


--(Amount)---"will increase"--------AND---(Price)----"will drop"-------> (Parallel structure with clear meaning, no Pronoun-antecedent ambiguity )

Ans. (D)
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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


Here is my take.

The split is sentence with 'it' and without 'it'.

Now 'it' has ambiguous meaning. It can either refer to 'findings' or 'missing do-er'. so to avoid confusion, fill the previous clause with some do-er. Lets say, "if additional oil deposits are found by US, it will ....". Now 'it' can't refer back to US. so the remove the split containing 'it'.

Between B and D, B is awkward. so D
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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


Here is my take.

The split is sentence with 'it' and without 'it'.

Now 'it' has ambiguous meaning. It can either refer to 'findings' or 'missing do-er'. so to avoid confusion, fill the previous clause with some do-er. Lets say, "if additional oil deposits are found by US, it will ....". Now 'it' can't refer back to US. so the remove the split containing 'it'.

Between B and D, B is awkward. so D


And also, B and D convey differences of meaning by using expand and increase.

Expand refers to increase in volume/mass
Increase refers to increase in quantity.

So D is much better answer than B

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Clearly it is D

Amount will increase so d and e
But in e second part reduce the price of what?

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ankit9291 wrote:
Clearly it is D

Amount will increase so d and e
But in e second part reduce the price of what?

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E. it will increase the amount of oil that can be used as fuel and cause a drop in the price

E suggests increase in amount of oil and drop in the price of oil, here drop in price is implied.
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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 --> correct

(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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