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# In 1993 the rubber, clothing, and shipbuilding industries

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In 1993 the rubber, clothing, and shipbuilding industries put into effect a six-hour workday, believing it a seeming permanent acommodation rather than a temporary expedient for what many observers thought was an economy made overproductive by advances in technology.

(A)believing it a seeming permanent acommodation rather than a temporary expedient for what many observers thought was

(B) believing it a seeming permanent accommodation instead of a temporary expedient for what many observers thought was

(C)believing that it was not a temporary expedient but a seeming permanent accommodation to what many observers thought of as a

(D)not as a temporary expedient but as a seemingly permanent accommodation to what many observers thought was.

(E)not as a temporary expedient but believing it a seemingly permanent accommodation for what many observers thought
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31 Oct 2004, 11:03
agree with D. Proper idiom "not as X but as Y"
A and B "seeming permanent" is wrong
C is wordy
and E does not use proper idiom
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31 Oct 2004, 22:27
Another one for D. Not as... but as...

seeming permanent should be seemingly permanent
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01 Nov 2004, 18:26
Thanks all

The OA is (D).
01 Nov 2004, 18:26
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