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# New equipment and other improvements reduced the amount of

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New equipment and other improvements reduced the amount of time - from eleven hours in 1982 to six in 1988 - needed by workers so that they could produce a ton of steel.

(A) needed by workers so that they could produce
(B) needed when workers are producing
(C) workers need in producing
(D) workers needed to produce
(E) workers need for their producing of

Do we treat hypens as commas in the sentence?
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02 Jul 2009, 20:22
joyseychow wrote:
New equipment and other improvements reduced the amount of time - from eleven hours in 1982 to six in 1988 - needed by workers so that they could produce a ton of steel.

(A) needed by workers so that they could produce
(B) needed when workers are producing
(C) workers need in producing
(D) workers needed to produce
(E) workers need for their producing of

Do we treat hypens as commas in the sentence?

I have never seen a hyphen in an SC.

I would click D in this case.

I maintains the past tense.
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02 Jul 2009, 22:03
btw, just out of curiosity I'm asking, whats the source of this question ? Is it from some standard GMAT books ?
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02 Jul 2009, 22:07
would go with D....I have seen hyphens on real GMAT questions
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03 Jul 2009, 06:31
IMO D.

- extra info - will not affect the whole sentence, i think.
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Updated on: 14 Dec 2013, 03:38
joyseychow wrote:
New equipment and other improvements reduced the amount of time - from eleven hours in 1982 to six in 1988 - needed by workers so that they could produce a ton of steel.

(A) needed by workers so that they could produce
(B) needed when workers are producing
(C) workers need in producing
(D) workers needed to produce
(E) workers need for their producing of

Do we treat hypens as commas in the sentence?

Between needed by workers and workers needed GMAT prefer the easiest and simplest one ! Here it is workers needed !

the answer C is clearly wrong because of the use of the gerund.

The answer is either D or E.

Here, answer E is wordy, and for their producing of is wrong

Hope I helps!
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Originally posted by Paris75 on 01 Nov 2013, 10:35.
Last edited by Paris75 on 14 Dec 2013, 03:38, edited 2 times in total.
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02 Dec 2013, 03:39
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btw, just out of curiosity I'm asking, whats the source of this question ? Is it from some standard GMAT books ?

Its standard all right. Its GMAT PREP
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