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Palladium prices have soared, with Russia restricting exports and because automakers have started using it to make the huge engines in sport utility vehicles and other light trucks.

(A) Palladium prices have soared, with Russia restricting exports and because automakers have started using

(B) Palladium prices have soared, with Russia restricting exports, in addition to automakers that have started to use

(C) Prices for palladium have soared as Russia has restricted exports and automakers have started using

(D) Prices for palladium have soared as Russia has been restricting exports, in addition to automakers starting to use

(E) Prices for palladium have soared because Russia is restricting exports, as well as automakers that have started using

https://www.nytimes.com/2001/03/22/business/honda-to-use-exhaust-device-that-it-says-will-cut-costs.html

Palladium prices have soared as Russia has restricted exports and as automakers have started trying to make the huge engines in sport utility vehicles and other light trucks pollute as little as cars, usually by fitting them with much bigger catalytic converters. Palladium prices briefly approached $1,100 in early February during an interruption of Russian shipments, which drew speculators into the market.

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New post 21 Jun 2018, 09:30
The "it" in the non underlined portion should logically refer to "Palladium".

In A & B, "it" refers to "Russia", as it is the only singular noun, hence is not correct.

C makes more sense, as 'it" can now refer to "Palladium". The parallelism looks correct too. C is correct.

D & E have tense issues.

Answer C.

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(C) Prices for palladium have soared as Russia has restricted exports and automakers have started using --- correct parallellism and meaning.

(D) Prices for palladium have soared as Russia has been restricting exports, in addition to automakers starting to use --- So Russia was restricting from quiet long. and Russia restricted export to automakers --- very bad construction.

(E) Prices for palladium have soared because Russia is restricting exports, as well as automakers that have started using ---- we need a verb after as well as.

With + noun+ verb-ing --- bad construction A, b done.
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Pls advise whether OA is correct or there is some different concept tested over here

experts GMATNinja, daagh, chetan2u pls enlighten. :-) :-)
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Pls advise whether OA is correct or there is some different concept tested over here

experts GMATNinja, daagh, chetan2u pls enlighten. :-) :-)


Sorry. I have edited the OA. Refer the excerpt from New York Times.

https://www.nytimes.com/2001/03/22/business/honda-to-use-exhaust-device-that-it-says-will-cut-costs.html

Palladium prices have soared as Russia has restricted exports and as automakers have started trying to make the huge engines in sport utility vehicles and other light trucks pollute as little as cars, usually by fitting them with much bigger catalytic converters. Palladium prices briefly approached $1,100 in early February during an interruption of Russian shipments, which drew speculators into the market.
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Pls advise whether OA is correct or there is some different concept tested over here

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Hi Arun
It is clearly C for parallelism between russians and automakers and their respective activities..
AS is also correctly used

C should be the answer and E is way too wrong
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Pls advise whether OA is correct or there is some different concept tested over here

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Hi Arun
It is clearly C for parallelism between russians and automakers and their respective activities..
AS is also correctly used

C should be the answer and E is way too wrong


thanks chetan2u that is what I was thinking.

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New post 03 Sep 2018, 05:22
In A and B it is referring to Russia whereas must refer to Palladium. Hence A and B eliminated

In D and E there are tense issues as well as the construction is quite awkward

In Option C there is perfect parallelism "have soared" and "have started". Also now it is perfectly referring to "Palladium"

Hence Option C wins the race
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