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# In times of economic difficulty, young adults and old people

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In times of economic difficulty, young adults and old people tend to live with other family members and not to maintain separate households, with implications for businesses that sell vacuum cleaners and dishwashers.

(A) to maintain separate households, with implications for businesses that sell
(B) to maintain separate households, a fact with implications for businesses that sell
(C) maintain different households, which has implications for businesses selling
(D) maintain households that are separate, which has implications for businesses selling
(E) to maintain different households, and this has implications for businesses selling

Hey guys i'm confused on this one for a few reasons, can someone provide some insight?
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03 Mar 2005, 21:07
(B)..

(C), (D) : wrong : which has wrong reference.
(D): wrong: this : what does it refer to??
(A): wrong: what does prepostional phrase "with..." modify?
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04 Mar 2005, 07:52
the OA is in fact B, wow I didn't even see that. So which is incorrectly modifiing separate as opposed to the household making D wrong?

I was struggling to find why D was wrong. Thanks!!
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04 Mar 2005, 07:56
jpv wrote:
(B)..

(C), (D) : wrong : which has wrong reference.
(D): wrong: this : what does it refer to??
(A): wrong: what does prepostional phrase "with..." modify?

can you further explain why is D wrong. i don't quite understand it.
and Grant if you don't mind can you please underline the SC..
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04 Mar 2005, 08:39
vprabhala wrote:
jpv wrote:
(B)..

(C), (D) : wrong : which has wrong reference.
(D): wrong: this : what does it refer to??
(A): wrong: what does prepostional phrase "with..." modify?

can you further explain why is D wrong. i don't quite understand it.
and Grant if you don't mind can you please underline the SC..

i think we can eliminate C and D, because

...young adults and old people tend to live...and (tend) not to...

=> we cannot omit "to" because we have to maintain parallelism

eliminate E) because of selling
eliminate A) because it seems that the households have the implications

hence B)
04 Mar 2005, 08:39
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