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Maris, a fund manager from Europe

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Maris, a fund manager from Europe, who said that he has been “tactically” trading more than usual due to the threat of tariffs, to increase his position in companies such as Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd, which is dominating domestic markets.



A. who said that he has been “tactically” trading more than usual due to the threat of tariffs, to increase his position in companies such as Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd, which is dominating domestic markets.

B. said that he has been “tactically” trading more than usual because of the threat of tariffs, has increased his position in companies such as Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd, which are dominating their domestic markets

C. when asked, said that he has been “tactically” trading more than usual due to the threat of tariffs, has increased his position in companies such as Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd, which are dominating their domestic markets.

D. said that he has been “tactically” trading more than usual because of the threat of tariffs with an increase in his position in companies like Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd, which are dominating their domestic market.

E. who said that he has been “tactically” trading more than usual because of the threat of tariffs, has increased his position in companies such as Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd, which are dominating their domestic markets.



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Originally posted by daagh on 15 Jun 2018, 06:56.
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Maris, a fund manager from Europe, who said that he has been “tactically” trading more than usual due to the threat of tariffs, to increase his position in companies such as Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd, which is dominating domestic markets.



A. who said that he has been “tactically” trading more than usual due to the threat of tariffs, to increase his position in companies such as Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd, which is dominating domestic markets.

1. Due to is incorrect
2. The more than usual trading is because of the higher tariffs. Increasing his stake in domestic-market oriented companies is another action. This is a subtle point.
3. 'Which' points to the companies and not to the Alibaba Group. Hence, we need plural 'are.'



B. said that he has been “tactically” trading more than usual because of the threat of tariffs, has increased his position in companies such as Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd, which are dominating their domestic markets.

1. In this simple sentence, 'said' and 'has increased are two verbs for the subject Maris not connected by a proper conjunction (called double-verbing)

C. when asked, said that he has been “tactically” trading more than usual due to the threat of tariffs, has increased his position in companies such as Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd, which are dominating their domestic markets.

1. Due to is wrong
2. Double verbing as in B.



D. said that he has been “tactically” trading more than usual because of the threat of tariffs with an increase in his position in companies like Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd, which are dominating their domestic market.

1. threat of tariffs with an increase in his position - doesn't convey any meaning
2. Use of 'like' is wrong
3. Their domestic 'market' is wrong. It should be domestic 'markets.'

E. who said that he has been “tactically” trading more than usual because of the threat of tariffs, has increased his position in companies such as Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd, which are dominating their domestic markets.

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New post 15 Jun 2018, 07:16
Because of is correct.
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So E is correct

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A) wrong - verb is missing
B) wrong - parallelism error.. has been trading and has increased don’t go along
C) wrong - same as B
D) wrong - meaning change
E) correct


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New post 15 Jun 2018, 07:29
IMO E.

A: No verb
B & C: Only 'Comma' is incorrect to join two independent clauses
D: incorrect usage of 'like'
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New post 03 Mar 2019, 22:36
A has an SV agreement problem. Should be ‘which are’ not ‘which is’.
B has a double verb
C has a double verb too and ‘due to’ is the wrong phrase.
D SV agreement problem. Should be ‘Their markets’ not ‘market.
E right answer.
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