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# More common among friendly competitors than among bitter

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More common among friendly competitors than among bitter rivals, the undesirable consequences of tacit collusion often include oligopoly, which harms consumers by raising prices above efficient levels.

a) More common among friendly competitors than among bitter rivals, the undesirable consequences of tacit collusion often include

b) Leading to undesirable consequences, and more common among friendly rivals than bitter enemies, tacit collusion often include

c) Tacit collusion, which is more common among friendly competitors than among bitter rivals, leads to undesirable consequences, often including

d) More common among friendly competitors than bitter rivals, tacit collusion leads to undesirable consequences, such as

e) More common among friendly competitors than bitter rivals, the undesirable consequences of tacit collusion are often including
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22 Nov 2004, 10:58
Will go with A .. the singular noun+of+plural noun and the verb agreement is perfect.
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22 Nov 2004, 21:51
I must have been sleeping
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22 Nov 2004, 22:54
I don't get D. I'll vote for C.
I'll eliminate the stuff within commans and seen if the sentence makes sense.

c) Tacit collusion, which is more common among friendly competitors than among bitter rivals, leads to undesirable consequences, often including which harms consumers by raising prices above efficient levels.
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22 Nov 2004, 23:12
D doesnt seem parallel, as in "More common among X than among Y"?
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23 Nov 2004, 05:41
kingpin333 wrote:
D doesnt seem parallel, as in "More common among X than among Y"?

I picked D as well

OA is C and the reason stated is along the lines of kingpin333. i.e. D is not parallel in construction.
23 Nov 2004, 05:41
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