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Machines replacing human labor, there was wide anticipation

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Machines replacing human labor, there was wide anticipation that the workweek would continue to become shorter.

(A) Machines replacing human labor, there was wide anticipation that

(B) When machines replaced human labor, there was wide anticipation

(C) As machines replaced human labor, it was widely anticipated that

(D) Insofar as machines replaced human labor, it was widely anticipated

(E) Human labor being replaced by machines, there was wide anticipation that
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New post 17 Jun 2009, 00:25
Usage of 'As' seems correct, but it should imply that gradually machines were replacing the humans.

I think best choice would have been if given an option
As machines started replacing the human labor

For me C doesn't represent the continuous process, which should correctly correspond to the second part of the sentence "continue to become shorter".

.. It would keep getting shorter as machines were replacing the human labors.

I think continuous is required in here. (left with the options A and E)

A is awkward.
I will go with E.

In E

"Human labor being replaced by machines" is modifying "there" (location could be city, town , etc). Any opinions on it? Is it the correct modification. I am not sure but make some sense to me.

Please put forth your opinions.
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C.. :)
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C :lol:
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New post 18 Jun 2009, 04:20
correct usage will be "anticipated that"...Out of the options with the correct usage, C has no modifier error..My vote for C...
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New post 18 Jun 2009, 04:22
Dude E is passive...As far as possible, avoid usages of being in GMAT...

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Usage of 'As' seems correct, but it should imply that gradually machines were replacing the humans.

I think best choice would have been if given an option
As machines started replacing the human labor

For me C doesn't represent the continuous process, which should correctly correspond to the second part of the sentence "continue to become shorter".

.. It would keep getting shorter as machines were replacing the human labors.

I think continuous is required in here. (left with the options A and E)

A is awkward.
I will go with E.

In E

"Human labor being replaced by machines" is modifying "there" (location could be city, town , etc). Any opinions on it? Is it the correct modification. I am not sure but make some sense to me.

Please put forth your opinions.

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New post 18 Jun 2009, 07:07
Also.. it is widely anticipated looks a lot better than there is a wide anticipation ..
C IMO
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New post 20 Sep 2017, 02:25
perfectstranger wrote:
1. Machines replacing human labor, there was wide
anticipation that
the workweek would continue to become shorter.
(A) Machines replacing human labor, there was wide anticipation that
(B) When machines replaced human labor, there was wide anticipation
(C) As machines replaced human labor, it was widely anticipated that
(D) Insofar as machines replaced human labor, it was widely anticipated
(E) Human labor being replaced by machines, there was wide anticipation that


Is the answer to this one really C?
What is the referent of "It".
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