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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.
C. inflated and made.
D. inflated and make.
E. inflated to make.
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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.

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C.

"make" doesn't fit with the rest of the sentence which is in past tense.
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C. inflated and made.

"make" would imply that it might still be true.

But I can't figure out between C and D... too close.

Going with C.

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Count my vote for D

would appear when X and make ....
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Swagatalakshmi wrote:
Count my vote for D

would appear when X and make ....



same reason. go for D

Yea, all the sentence is in past tense, and wud b tempted to go for "made"

but jus bfore made, the author brings it into future tense.

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I beg to differ. I think its E. :? :?

Its the "appearance of burst of smoke" that makes the passenger think not the air bag or "burst of smoke"

So better would be "inflated to make"
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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.
C. inflated and made.
D. inflated and make.
E. inflated to make.


OA: (E)

I am with (D)

Is there any logic to pick (E) ?

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(E) would be correct if the phrase would be like this:

When the bag inflated to make an already terrified passenger think the car was on fire, it ( the safer airbag) eliminated the possibility that a burst of smoke would appear.


What do you think?

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E can also be thought to be correct, but it just seems weird.

"to" has a slight meaning of purpose, or intention. but the smoke certainly just naturally appears and does not intend to make the passenger terrified.

to me, D still seems to be natural.

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its E, good question....D changes the meaning....

similar situations:

"to try and fix a problem" sounds correct but it is not.

" to try to fix a problem" is correct

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jerrywu wrote:
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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.
C. inflated and made.
D. inflated and make.
E. inflated to make.


OA: (E)

I am with (D)

Is there any logic to pick (E) ?



OA is D.
Please let us know where did you find the OA as E.

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Nice question. Good Parallel structure
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Hi Moderators,

For the same question ,OA is different in this link
new-items-developed-for-automobiles-in-the-1997-model-year-37140.html.

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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.

would appear and would make ( would understood) need to be parallel and this is happening in choice D only

A. inflated, and making - not parallel to appear
B. inflated, so that it could make. - not parallel
C. inflated and made - wrong tense use d, not parallel
D. inflated and make. - make is parallel to appear
E. inflated to make - to is used to give intention, which makes no sense here.

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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.
C. inflated and made.
D. inflated and make.
E. inflated to make.


Great question!

The new airbag eliminated the possibility that a burst of smoke 'would appear' and 'would make' .......

'C' is wrong because usage of 'made' is wrong.

'E' is wrong because inflated bag intentionally didn't do anything :P. 'to' implies the intention
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This problem can be solved by paying attention to parallelism.

would appear ... and ....
We need to make the thing after "would" to be parallel to "appear". Hence we need a present tense.
Hence we are left with options D and E

But option D changes the meaning. It seems that the air bag wants to make the passengers afraid.

Correct Option: D

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Sorry I still don't understand how you saw that present tense is needed.

How is 'would appear' parallel to 'make'?

My choice would have been: 'would appear' and 'would make'; so I went for B

Does someone has a link to understand this topic better?

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Sorry I still don't understand how you saw that present tense is needed.

How is 'would appear' parallel to 'make'?

My choice would have been: 'would appear' and 'would make'; so I went for B

Does someone has a link to understand this topic better?


Just for you -

would-when-to-use-170427.html#p1357641

http://gmat-grammar.blogspot.in/2006/09/would-uses.html

Hope these helps..

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what should terrify a passenger- a burst of smoke - need to understand the meaning

so here option d goes like -

a burst of smoke would appear when the bag inflated and make an
already terrified passenger think the car was on fire.

here is the brief-

so burst would appear and make an already terrified passenger.....

verb appear and make are parallel and are attached to the subject burst

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