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# Since the restaurant’s investment in a state of the art juice press

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Since the restaurant’s investment in a state-of-the-art juice press, they have been selling it a lot more, alone and as ingredients in healthy drinks.

A. Since the restaurant’s investment in a state-of-the-art juice press, they have been selling it

B. The restaurant, having invested in a state-of-the-art juice press, it has been selling them

C. Since the restaurant invested in a state-of-the-art juice press, it has been selling juices

D. With the restaurant’s investment in a state-of-the-art juice press, they sell

E. Having invested in a state-of-the-art juice press, the restaurant sells it

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20 Oct 2018, 19:41
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Since the restaurant’s investment in a state-of-the-art juice press, they have been selling it a lot more, alone and as ingredients in healthy drinks.

A. Since the restaurant’s investment in a state-of-the-art juice press, they have been selling it
Pronoun error..
THEY cannot stand for singular restaurant.
There is no logical antecedent of IT. It wrongly points to either restaurant or juice press instead of modifying just juice.

B. The restaurant, having invested in a state-of-the-art juice press, it has been selling them
Verb error- no verb if non essential part is removed.. the restaurant it has...
Pronoun error - them

C. Since the restaurant invested in a state-of-the-art juice press, it has been selling juices
Correct.. juices has been introduced correctly

D. With the restaurant’s investment in a state-of-the-art juice press, they sell
use of with is wrong
Pronoun error - they

E. Having invested in a state-of-the-art juice press, the restaurant sells it
changes the modifier with use of noun modifier. Since was giving a timeframe.
Pronoun error - IT does not have any antecedent.

C
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21 Oct 2018, 00:01
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Since the restaurant’s investment in a state-of-the-art juice press, they have been selling it a lot more, alone and as ingredients in healthy drinks.

A. Since the restaurant’s investment in a state-of-the-art juice press, they have been selling it
Pronoun error..
THEY cannot stand for singular restaurant.
There is no logical antecedent of IT. It wrongly points to either restaurant or juice press instead of modifying just juice.

B. The restaurant, having invested in a state-of-the-art juice press, it has been selling them
Verb error- no verb if non essential part is removed.. the restaurant it has...
Pronoun error - them

C. Since the restaurant invested in a state-of-the-art juice press, it has been selling juices
Correct.. juices has been introduced correctly

D. With the restaurant’s investment in a state-of-the-art juice press, they sell
use of with is wrong
Pronoun error - they

E. Having invested in a state-of-the-art juice press, the restaurant sells it
changes the modifier with use of noun modifier. Since was giving a timeframe.
Pronoun error - IT does not have any antecedent.

C

i agree with the soln but why D is wrong?
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D has a pronoun error. "They" refers to the "restaurant". It's wrong, because "restaurant" is singular; "they" should be "it" instead.
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Re: Since the restaurant’s investment in a state of the art juice press  [#permalink]

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22 Oct 2018, 07:32
saurabh9gupta wrote:
i agree with the soln but why D is wrong?

The version created via the use of D starts off with a meaning issue, as the use of “with” results in this version’s conveying a vague and somewhat illogical meaning. In what sense exactly are “they” “with” the investment in the juice press?

Also, “they” has no clear referent. While one might reasonably assume that “they” refers to people who own or work at the restaurant, the sentence is not effective, because it leaves the reader wondering who exactly “they” are.

Also, notice that, when this choice is combined with the non-underlined portion, the wording that results is “they sell much more, alone and as ingredients …” What they sell much more of is not made clear, and the sentence could be interpreted as conveying that “they” sell, alone or as ingredients, in other words, that whoever is selling acts as ingredients.
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Re: Since the restaurant’s investment in a state of the art juice press   [#permalink] 22 Oct 2018, 07:32
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