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# The airline industry is cutting its lowest discount fares

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The airline industry is cutting its lowest discount fares more widely, more substantially, and earlier this year than it normally does at the end of the summer, a time during which travel usually decreases and the industry uses some lower fares for the attraction of passengers.

(A) during which travel usually decreases and the industry uses some lower fares for the attraction of

(B) during which travel usually decreases and therefore the industry will use some lower fares for the attraction of

(C) in which travel usually decreases and in which the industry therefore uses some lower fares attracting

(D) when travel usually decreases and the industry uses some lower fares to attract

(E) when travel usually decreases and therefore the industry will use lower fares for the attraction of

OA is D
The questions are:
- Why can't we use in which in C to make the sentence paralleled
- Why can't we use therefore to make a cause-effect relationship because, according to the context, it will be more understandable
- The OA seems like fragments of ideas because it contains no apparent connection between them. But why it is correct ?

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05 Jun 2009, 06:05
Minheequang wrote:
The airline industry is cutting its lowest discount fares more widely, more substantially, and earlier this year than it normally does at the end of the summer, a time during which travel usually decreases and the industry uses some lower fares for the attraction of passengers.

(A) during which travel usually decreases and the industry uses some lower fares for the attraction of

(B) during which travel usually decreases and therefore the industry will use some lower fares for the attraction of

(C) in which travel usually decreases and in which the industry therefore uses some lower fares attracting

(D) when travel usually decreases and the industry uses some lower fares to attract

(E) when travel usually decreases and therefore the industry will use lower fares for the attraction of

OA is D
The questions are:

- Why can't we use in which in C to make the sentence paralleled
- Why can't we use therefore to make a cause-effect relationship because, according to the context, it will be more understandable
- The OA seems like fragments of ideas because it contains no apparent connection between them. But why it is correct ?

we can't use "therefore" because "therefore" doesn't suggest cause-effect relationship, but it rather suggests conclusion. Also, the author just talks about "travel usually decreases" and 'the industry uses some lower fares" to suggest that they appear simultaneously. There's no suggestion that one is causing the other.

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05 Jun 2009, 06:23
tarek99 wrote:
The questions are:

- Why can't we use in which in C to make the sentence paralleled
- Why can't we use therefore to make a cause-effect relationship because, according to the context, it will be more understandable
- The OA seems like fragments of ideas because it contains no apparent connection between them. But why it is correct ?

Here we are referring to "a time during ", "when" is correct.
- "When" is used to refer to time,
- "Who" to people.
- "That" and "which" refer to groups or things.
- "where" to places.
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05 Jun 2009, 07:48
in this question, its fairly simple to get the correct answer..

all other options other than to attract are wrong...

for the attraction, attracting sound very weird..

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20 Apr 2010, 15:01
small confusion b/w "when" and "during which"

Tried to google abt the qsn and found that...

Whe we talk about a span of time like in this case summer, we should use during. The correct structure would be.

The airline industry is cutting its lowest discount fares more widely, more substantially, and earlier this year than it normally does at the end of the summer, during which travel usually decreases and the industry uses some lower fares to attract passengers.

But when we talk about a specific time like "summer, a time" we should use when. Here when refers to "a time" not summer.

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20 Sep 2017, 05:37
Minheequang wrote:
The airline industry is cutting its lowest discount fares more widely, more substantially, and earlier this year than it normally does at the end of the summer, a time during which travel usually decreases and the industry uses some lower fares for the attraction of passengers.

(A) during which travel usually decreases and the industry uses some lower fares for the attraction of

(B) during which travel usually decreases and therefore the industry will use some lower fares for the attraction of

(C) in which travel usually decreases and in which the industry therefore uses some lower fares attracting

(D) when travel usually decreases and the industry uses some lower fares to attract

(E) when travel usually decreases and therefore the industry will use lower fares for the attraction of

OA is D
The questions are:
- Why can't we use in which in C to make the sentence paralleled
- Why can't we use therefore to make a cause-effect relationship because, according to the context, it will be more understandable
- The OA seems like fragments of ideas because it contains no apparent connection between them. But why it is correct ?

OA is D , somehow it is not visible above.
" To attract " should be used here.
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13 Oct 2017, 23:31
please provide a proper explanation for OA -D to be correct and eliminate others.

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14 Oct 2017, 00:15
C also has a modifier error.
The verb-ing word "attracting" in choice C is modifying lower fares. The things to notice here is that the fares are not attracting passengers. The industry uses the lower fares as a "means to" attract passengers.
Therefore, use of "To" is required in order to express the intention or purpose of the airline industry.
Now about the usage of "in which" usually "when" is used to indicate time, however i have come across some problems that use "in which" to refer to a long period such as an era or ages.

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