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# More than any other single factor, increases in the price of

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More than any other single factor, increases in the price of imported oil that has been responsible for the inflation experienced by the United States in the last few years.

(A) More than any other single factor, increases in the price of imported oil that has been responsible for

(B) More than any other single factor, increases in the price of imported oil have been responsible for

(C) More than any single factor, increases in the price of imported oil have been responsible for

(D) Increases in the price of imported oil, more than any other single factor, is the cause of

(E) Increases in the price of imported oil, more than any single factor, has been responsible for

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18 May 2003, 01:35
I'd go with b too, any other single factor required + it is the increases in the price that is the subject therefore have...

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27 May 2003, 00:00
i vote for B

D is very similar but it uses a wordy clause which is avoided in B

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08 May 2006, 00:48
Go with B too.

(A) More than any other single factor, increases in the price of imported oil that has been responsible for - that makes it a run on sentence.
(B) More than any other single factor, increases in the price of imported oil have been responsible for - ok
(C) More than any single factor, increases in the price of imported oil have been responsible for - any other required.
(D) Increases in the price of imported oil, more than any other single factor, is the cause of - is .. in the last year - not correct
(E) Increases in the price of imported oil, more than any single factor, has been responsible for - increases.. has incorrect

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10 May 2006, 22:58
the answer is B: choice A, D and E are incorrect, because of error in subject-verb agreement.
Choice c is incorrect, because it changes the meaning.

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11 May 2006, 05:15
I'lll go with B.
Plural 'increases' will go with 'have'.

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11 May 2006, 06:51
B..
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11 May 2006, 10:26
evensflow wrote:
More than any other single factor, increases in the price of imported oil that has been responsible for the inflation experienced by the United States in the last few years.

(A) More than any other single factor, increases in the price of imported oil that has been responsible for (number wrong)

(B) More than any other single factor, increases in the price of imported oil have been responsible for

(C) More than any single factor, increases in the price of imported oil have been responsible for (wrong)

(D) Increases in the price of imported oil, more than any other single factor, is the cause of (number wrong, tense inappropriate,,,)

(E) Increases in the price of imported oil, more than any single factor, has been responsible for
(number, more than any other~)

Hence, B

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11 May 2006, 19:14
Yes will go with B.
'increases' requires 'have' and also ' any other ' required.

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