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# In 1929, relatively small declines in the market ruined many

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In 1929, relatively small declines in the market ruined many [#permalink]

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04 Oct 2003, 00:31
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In 1929, relatively small declines in the market ruined many
speculators having bought on margin; they had to sell, and their
selling pushed other investors to the brink.

(A)speculators having bought on margin; they had to sell, and
to sell, and
(E)speculators, who, having bought on margin and having to sell

Probably easy, but i have a question with this one..but i will let y'all answer this one..

thanks
praetorian

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04 Oct 2003, 05:20
MartinMag wrote:
My choice is C also

Is "they" in C ambigous.... we have declines and speculators...i think

there may be a referent problem...further ..i feel "their" needs a subject in

the independent clause (after the semi colon)

what do you think?
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04 Oct 2003, 06:27
praetorian123 wrote:
MartinMag wrote:
My choice is C also

Is "they" in C ambigous.... we have declines and speculators...i think

there may be a referent problem...further ..i feel "their" needs a subject in

the independent clause (after the semi colon)

what do you think?
praetorian

I think "they" is clearly refer to "speculators", not ambigous...........
As for the last sentence, "their selling" is subject and "pushed" is verb.
Therefore, I choose "C" as my answer.

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10 Oct 2003, 08:28
LIONHEART wrote:
hey,
B).

un .... I do not think B is good choice because :

Having ....... , and .......... << Dangling modifiers >>

does not seems logical grammar structure ? in my opinion , the sentence might be better in this way :

Having (P.P) .......... , (S) + (V) ............. .

what you think ?

First time I saw this question, I choose C or E, but I really don't understand what's the reason "who" come with " , " so .......... I think maybe " C " will be better ..........

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13 Oct 2003, 10:55
I think C is right.
E does not make sense
Having had is not right so B is out
Those is redundant in D
A is passive voice and does not sound right.

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I agree with the iead of " D " --- redundancy [#permalink]

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13 Oct 2003, 13:42
neitzsche wrote:
I think C is right.
E does not make sense
Having had is not right so B is out
Those is redundant in D
A is passive voice and does not sound right.

I agree with the iead of " D " --- redundancy

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