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The Environmental Protection Agencyâ€™s proposal to place restrictions on both diesel fuel and diesel engines has sparked a counterattack by the oil industry, saying that the move will exacerbate the nationâ€™s fuel supply problems.

A.on both diesel fuel and diesel engines has sparked a counterattack by the oil industry, saying
B.on both diesel fuel and engines have sparked the oil industry to counterattack, and they say
C.on both diesel fuel and diesel engines has sparked a counterattack by the oil industry, which says
D.both on diesel fuel and engines has sparked the oil industry to a counterattack, saying
E.both on diesel fuel and diesel engines have sparked the oil industry to counterattack, and it says

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24 Sep 2006, 01:12
the proposal --- has sparked

So B and E are out.

D has meaning problem --- it seems fuel and engines have sparked the oil industry. Essentially word order is not same.

Finally, i will prefer C over A because which correctly modifies oil industry.

A.on both diesel fuel and diesel engines has sparked a counterattack by the oil industry, saying
B.on both diesel fuel and engines have sparked the oil industry to counterattack, and they say
C.on both diesel fuel and diesel engines has sparked a counterattack by the oil industry, which says
D.both on diesel fuel and engines has sparked the oil industry to a counterattack, saying
E.both on diesel fuel and diesel engines have sparked the oil industry to counterattack, and it says
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24 Sep 2006, 05:01
mahesh004 wrote:
the proposal --- has sparked

So B and E are out.

D has meaning problem --- it seems fuel and engines have sparked the oil industry. Essentially word order is not same.

Finally, i will prefer C over A because which correctly modifies oil industry.

A.on both diesel fuel and diesel engines has sparked a counterattack by the oil industry, saying
B.on both diesel fuel and engines have sparked the oil industry to counterattack, and they say
C.on both diesel fuel and diesel engines has sparked a counterattack by the oil industry, which says
D.both on diesel fuel and engines has sparked the oil industry to a counterattack, saying
E.both on diesel fuel and diesel engines have sparked the oil industry to counterattack, and it says

Absolutely
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24 Sep 2006, 09:48
jerrywu wrote:
The Environmental Protection Agencyâ€™s proposal to place restrictions on both diesel fuel and diesel engines has sparked a counterattack by the oil industry, saying that the move will exacerbate the nationâ€™s fuel supply problems.

A.on both diesel fuel and diesel engines has sparked a counterattack by the oil industry, saying
B.on both diesel fuel and engines have sparked the oil industry to counterattack, and they say
C.on both diesel fuel and diesel engines has sparked a counterattack by the oil industry, which says
D.both on diesel fuel and engines has sparked the oil industry to a counterattack, saying
E.both on diesel fuel and diesel engines have sparked the oil industry to counterattack, and it says

This one is C. First of all why its correct because we need parallelism with both X and Y which C has, other reasons why its correct because proposal... has.. SVA. Third "which" has a clear antecedent which is oil industry Other choices are flawed.
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24 Sep 2006, 19:50
jerrywu wrote:
The Environmental Protection Agencyâ€™s proposal to place restrictions on both diesel fuel and diesel engines has sparked a counterattack by the oil industry, saying that the move will exacerbate the nationâ€™s fuel supply problems.

A.on both diesel fuel and diesel engines has sparked a counterattack by the oil industry, saying
B.on both diesel fuel and engines have sparked the oil industry to counterattack, and they say
C.on both diesel fuel and diesel engines has sparked a counterattack by the oil industry, which says
D.both on diesel fuel and engines has sparked the oil industry to a counterattack, saying
E.both on diesel fuel and diesel engines have sparked the oil industry to counterattack, and it says

Another way to think about it: You have two clauses and the ',which' is the begining of the second clause:

The Proposal has sparked anger by the Oil Industry. THE OIL INDUSTRY says that the move will...

In essence, Saying requires a subject as it is begining an indepedent claus with the verb says--it needs something doing the saying and that is filled by which, standing in for the oil industry and that makes the clause complete.
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24 Sep 2006, 20:16
I like D.

B and E are out for SVA.
C is out of incorrect use of 'which'

D won for active voice.
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24 Sep 2006, 21:11
I too would go with C because option C seems to correct two errors in the underlined portion.
1 the proposal --- has sparked
2 "says" pronoun is confusing. As per PR,it is a case of "Pronoun Reference"
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25 Sep 2006, 06:37
C

on the gmat, "which" always refers to the noun directly preceding it.
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26 Sep 2006, 02:21
Straight C.
1. S - V agreement
2. correct modifier
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26 Sep 2006, 15:12
deep wrote:
I think it's C - MATT did you want to say C?

Yep, posted that answer late last night. Should be (C)
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12 Oct 2006, 11:10
The electronics company has unveiled what it claims to be the worldâ€™s smallest network digital camcorder, the length of which is that of a handheld computer, and it weighs less than 11 ounces.

A. to be the worldâ€™s smallest network digital camcorder, the length of which is that of a handheld computer, and it weighs

B. to be the smallest network digital camcorder in the world, which is as long as a handheld computer, weighing

C. is the smallest network digital camcorder in the world, which is as long as a handheld computer, and it weighs

D. is the worldâ€™s smallest network digital camcorder, which is as long as a handheld computer and weighs

E. is the worldâ€™s smallest network digital camcorder, the length of which is that of a handheld computer, weighing
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12 Oct 2006, 11:17
Jerry wu wut is OA for first one....thanks

In my openion it is c

but can anyone spot the difference between

both on .............on both. i will appreciate the help
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12 Oct 2006, 14:38
For the 1st question:
C for correct use of "which" in the non-restrictive clause?

(edited to avoid confusion between the two questions)

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12 Oct 2006, 15:40
Jerrywu wrote:
The electronics company has unveiled what it claims to be the worldâ€™s smallest network digital camcorder, the length of which is that of a handheld computer, and it weighs less than 11 ounces.

A. to be the worldâ€™s smallest network digital camcorder, the length of which is that of a handheld computer, and it weighs

B. to be the smallest network digital camcorder in the world, which is as long as a handheld computer, weighing

C. is the smallest network digital camcorder in the world, which is as long as a handheld computer, and it weighs

D. is the worldâ€™s smallest network digital camcorder, which is as long as a handheld computer and weighs

E. is the worldâ€™s smallest network digital camcorder, the length of which is that of a handheld computer, weighing

D.

Only in D is it clear what "is as long as a handheld computer" and "weighs less than 11 ounces".

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12 Oct 2006, 16:34
yezz wrote:
Jerry wu wut is OA for first one....thanks

In my openion it is c

but can anyone spot the difference between

both on .............on both. i will appreciate the help

first OA is (C)

industry, which says is best ; others are unclear and ambiguous
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12 Oct 2006, 16:44
ivymba wrote:
B on the second one

Claims to be Idiomatic

in (B)

world, which is as long as a handheld computer, weighing less than 11 ounces.

world is as long as a computer ??

computer weights less than 11 ounces ??

in (D)

The electronics company has unveiled what it claims is.....

this sentence structure confuses me...can someone help me out..thanks heaps ..
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15 Oct 2006, 18:32
ak_idc wrote:
ivymba wrote:
B on the second one

Claims to be Idiomatic

But Ivy, "which" refers to "world" in B. Is it Ok?

the second OA is D
15 Oct 2006, 18:32
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