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New items developed for automobiles in the 1997 model year

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24 Dec 2016, 08:46
E changes the meaning way more than D. The "burst of smoke" is not meant to make the passenger scared. Also, "inflated and made" would be wrong, as "eliminated the possibility" already introduces past tense.
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05 Jan 2017, 21:48
jerrywu wrote:
New items developed for automobiles in the 1997 model year included
a safer air bag , which, unlike previous air bags, eliminated the possibility
that a burst of smoke would appear when the bag inflated, and making an
already terrified passenger think the car was on fire.

A. inflated, and making.
B. inflated, so that it could make.
D. inflated and make.
E. inflated to make.

The correct answer here should be D. There is a comparison between features of new air bag and older air bag.
A is out because -ing does not make sense in these sentence.
B. is out because it unnecessary wordy.
C. is out because "made" is our because it is an adjective.
E. is out because the smoke does not itself appear to when the bag is inflated.

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06 Jan 2017, 02:55
jerrywu wrote:
New items developed for automobiles in the 1997 model year included
a safer air bag , which, unlike previous air bags, eliminated the possibility
that a burst of smoke would appear when the bag inflated, and making an
already terrified passenger think the car was on fire.

A. inflated, and making.
B. inflated, so that it could make.
D. inflated and make.
E. inflated to make.

A. No verb for second IC.
B. Shows intentional inflation.
C. appear and made - Not parallel
D. RIGHT OPTION.
E. Same as B.
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10 Feb 2017, 21:16
New items developed for automobiles in the 1997 model year included a safer air bag , which, unlike previous air bags, eliminated the possibility that a burst of smoke would appear when the bag inflated, and making an already terrified passenger think the car was on fire.

A. inflated, and making.
-- no parallel item with "making"

B. inflated, so that it could make.
-- the air bag is developed to scare people!!

-- This is interesting."And" is a signal for parallelism.With this construction,"eliminated" and "made" are parallel.
However the meaning is as if the airbag terrifies people!!

D. inflated and make.
-- That's it.Here,"would appear" is parallel with (would) make.

E. inflated to make.
-- same as B
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19 Feb 2017, 06:10
I am finding it hard to eliminate E and choose D (the OA)

My view.:
The sentence means that the air bag eliminated something that its predecessors did not.
The bag eliminated the possibility of appearance of smoke when the bag would inflate.
Smoke appearance could terrify the passenger , more so because he would already be terrified of the inflated bag.

Between D&E
I chose E in mock. Reason was that inflation of bag would add to the terror the passenger is already experiencing.
In choice D, is a 'would' hidden ? ---- eliminated the possibility that a burst of smoke would appear when the bag inflated, and 'would' make an already terrified passenger think.
OA is D
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19 Feb 2017, 09:49
lan583 wrote:
I believe that the answer is D. parallelism i think.

eliminated the possibility that a burst of smoke eliminated the possibility
that a burst of smoke would appear when the bag inflated, and make an
already terrified passenger think the car was on fire.
For the same reason, i am with D...good parallel structure.
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20 Feb 2017, 09:44
A - the two verbs in this sentence are "appear" and "make", making is parallel to nothing - Since we have an "and" we should look out for parallelism
B. - "so that it could make" sounds like this is the mechanism of how the burst of smoke scares the passenger
C.- wrong time since Made is in the past and the action is generally speaking
E.- it is not the purpose of the inflation to scare the passenger - wrong meaning

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I am finding it hard to eliminate E and choose D (the OA)

My view.:
The sentence means that the air bag eliminated something that its predecessors did not.
The bag eliminated the possibility of appearance of smoke when the bag would inflate.
Smoke appearance could terrify the passenger , more so because he would already be terrified of the inflated bag.

Between D&E
I chose E in mock. Reason was that inflation of bag would add to the terror the passenger is already experiencing.
In choice D, is a 'would' hidden ? ---- eliminated the possibility that a burst of smoke would appear when the bag inflated, and 'would' make an already terrified passenger think.
OA is D

Yes, in D the parallelism is between "appear" and "make". "Would" is outside the structure and covers both: would appear and make.

Option E is wrong because of the infinitive "to make", which a conveys a purpose. The purpose of the burst of smoke is not to make the passenger think. The "thinking" is just a result of the burst of smoke, not on purpose.

I went there to see him...correct: "to see him" is my purpose of going there.
The burst of smoke would appear to make the passenger think... wrong. "to make the passenger think" is NOT the burst's purpose of appearing.
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23 Jun 2017, 01:28
New items developed for automobiles in the 1997 model year included
a safer air bag , which, unlike previous air bags, eliminated the possibility
that a burst of smoke would appear when the bag inflated, and making an
already terrified passenger think the car was on fire.

A. inflated, and making.
B. inflated, so that it could make. (possibility)
D. inflated and make.
E. inflated to make.
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23 Jun 2017, 04:31
Beautiful question .
The answer is D because it maintains parallelism .
C on the other hand make us believe that parallelism exists between inflated and made , but this is wrong as inflated is a state and make should be parallel to would appear because and is conjunction here connecting two sentences not list.
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31 Oct 2017, 15:39
New items developed for automobiles in the 1997 model year included a safer air bag , which, unlike previous air bags, eliminated the possibility that a burst of smoke would appear when the bag inflated, and making an already terrified passenger think the car was on fire.

A. inflated, and making. Making is not parallel with appear
B. inflated, so that it could make.. Changes meaning. The purpose of the airbag is not to make a passenger think the car is on fire.
C. inflated and made. Not pparallel
D. inflated and make.
E. inflated to make. Changes meaning. The intention of the airbag is not to make a passenger think the car is on fire.
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04 Nov 2017, 03:06
jerrywu wrote:
New items developed for automobiles in the 1997 model year included a safer air bag , which, unlike previous air bags, eliminated the possibility that a burst of smoke would appear when the bag inflated, and making an already terrified passenger think the car was on fire.

A. inflated, and making.
B. inflated, so that it could make.
D. inflated and make.
E. inflated to make.

B and E are out as they signal intention. A uses wrong grammar.

Between C and D even if you are not able to spot the parallelism, think of it in this way. What makes the passenger think the car is on fire? The inflated bad or the smoke? THE SMOKE.

SO, it should be - The smoke would appear and make an already terrified ....
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09 Nov 2017, 13:15
Seeing some requests for verbal expert replies here, but I think sayantanc2k and others have answered this one nicely. If you have a specific question for us that hasn't already been answered, please hit the "request expert reply" button again, and tag me in your question!
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