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# One automobile manufacturer has announced plans to increase

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One automobile manufacturer has announced plans to increase [#permalink]

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03 Aug 2008, 00:01
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One automobile manufacturer has announced plans to increase the average fuel efficiency of its sport utility vehicles by 25% over the next five years, amounting to roughly five miles per gallon, and representing the first significant change in the fuel efficiency of any class of passenger vehicle in almost two decades.

(A) ...
(B) amounting to roughly five miles per gallon, and it would represent
(C) an increase that would amount to roughly five miles per gallon, and it would represent
(D) an increase that would amount to roughly five miles per gallon and would represent
(E) which is an increase amounting to roughly five miles per gallon, representing
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03 Aug 2008, 04:33
IIRC D.

'Amounting' and 'which' incorrectly refer to 'the next five years', so we are left with C and D. C sounds funny (GMATSpeak: wordy) and D it is. Is that the AO? Again, I've seen this before and still don't quite remember the answer.
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14 Aug 2008, 16:03
A) 'amounting' is incorrect
B) 'amounting' is incorrect
C) 'it' not needed
D) works
E) 'amounting' is incorrect
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14 Aug 2008, 16:37
A, B - Amounting incorrectly modifies the next five years - Eliminate it
E – which incorrectly modifies the next five years
C – It has referent issue

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Re: One automobile manufacturer has announced plans to increase [#permalink]

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19 Jan 2012, 18:41
I picked C; would like to see OA and understand it.
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19 Jan 2012, 20:37
(A) ... ==> amounting incorrect modifies the years
(B) amounting to roughly five miles per gallon, and it would represent ==> amounting incorrect modifies the years and it incorrectly refers automobile manufacturer
(C) an increase that would amount to roughly five miles per gallon, and it would represent ==> it incorrect refers automobile manufacturer
(D) an increase that would amount to roughly five miles per gallon and would represent ==> ||sm maintained and is a good candidate
(E) which is an increase amounting to roughly five miles per gallon, representing ==> which incorrectly modifies the years
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Re: One automobile manufacturer has announced plans to increase   [#permalink] 19 Jan 2012, 20:37
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