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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
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

Originally posted by Jp27 on 19 Oct 2012, 01:41.
Last edited by hazelnut on 18 Dec 2017, 01:19, edited 2 times in total.
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New post 19 Oct 2012, 20:35
I think its C
Amount of time - from eleven hours in 1982 to six in 1988 -workers need in producing ..
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New post 19 Oct 2012, 21:31
Hello - D is the correct answer

(c)
unidiomatic -- you don't need X in VERBing; you need X to VERB..

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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

OA after some discussion....



It should be D
Here is my explanation

from eleven hours in 1982 to six in 1988 -- this is modifier for "amount of time" so we can avoid this

So
New equipment and other improvements reduced the amount of time workers needed to produce

This seems to be precise and less ambiguous... :-D

Please correct me if im wrong
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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 - "so that" is wordy, but also doesn't make literal sense here -- "X so that Y" implies that X is an action taken toward the goal Y. i.e., i studied hard so that i could get a good grade.
needing time is not an action taken toward a goal, so this doesn't make sense.
(B) needed when workers are producing - read literally, this sentence doesn't give any indication that the workers themselves need the time -- it just states that the time is "needed" (we don't know by whom) when the workers are working.
(C) workers need in producing - present tense doesn't make sense
(D) workers needed to produce - Correct
(E) workers need for their producing of - present tense doesn't make sense

Answer D
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The correct answer is C. active voice better than passive voice for GMAT test
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Jp27 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



(A) needed by workers so that they could produce (wordy and "could" also distorts the meaning)

(B) needed when workers are producing Awkward

(C) workers need in producing "need to" required here

(D) workers needed to produce Correct

(E) workers need for their producing of (Does not make sense)
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