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# The hybrid-car concept remained dormant until the 1970s,

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The hybrid-car concept remained dormant until the 1970s, when the price of gasoline tripled, the higher cost had brought to light an inherent problem of using internal combustion engines in cars: inefficiency.

A. tripled, the higher cost had brought
B tripled because the higher cost brought
C. tripled with the higher cost bringing
D. tripled, the higher cost brought
E. tripled and the higher cost brought

Originally posted by mangomangodolly on 30 Nov 2012, 04:44.
Last edited by gmatbusters on 26 May 2018, 12:25, edited 1 time in total.
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30 Nov 2012, 05:25
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mangomangodolly wrote:
The hybrid-car concept remained dormant until the 1970s, when the price of gasoline tripled, the higher cost had brought to light an inherent problem of using internal combustion engines in cars: inefficiency.

A. tripled, the higher cost had brought
B tripled because the higher cost brought
C. tripled with the higher cost bringing
D. tripled, the higher cost brought
E. tripled and the higher cost brought

A) seems two different things

B) semems that the price tripled due to the higher cost

C) with doesnt have sense

D) same as A

E) is logic and fluent
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A. tripled, the higher cost had brought – a run on
B tripled because the higher cost brought - no cause and effect involved; even so tripling was not the effect of the inefficiency; it must be otherwise.
C. tripled with the higher cost bringing ---1. 'With' denotes a physical accompaniment.
2. Looks as if tripling were the effect of the inefficiency of internal combustion

D. tripled, the higher cost brought ---- a run on
E. tripled and the higher cost brought -- correct choice with proper conjunction

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03 Mar 2013, 22:52
Answer E looks much better then other ones, BUT comma between two clauses (price tripled, and cost brought) is missed.
("tripled, and the higher cost brought").
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21 Jun 2013, 04:39
What is the OA? My answer would be D
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21 Jun 2013, 06:15
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mangomangodolly wrote:
The hybrid-car concept remained dormant until the 1970s, when the price of gasoline tripled, the higher cost had brought to light an inherent problem of using internal combustion engines in cars: inefficiency.

A. tripled, the higher cost had brought
B tripled because the higher cost brought
C. tripled with the higher cost bringing
D. tripled, the higher cost brought
E. tripled and the higher cost brought

A) seems two different things

B) semems that the price tripled due to the higher cost

C) with doesnt have sense

D) same as A

E) is logic and fluent

Completely agree with explanations. I'd like to add. The first sentence is run on sentence - two independented clauses witout FUNBOYS
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04 Dec 2018, 21:30
daagh wrote:
A. tripled, the higher cost had brought – a run on
B tripled because the higher cost brought - no cause and effect involved; even so tripling was not the effect of the inefficiency; it must be otherwise.
C. tripled with the higher cost bringing ---1. 'With' denotes a physical accompaniment.
2. Looks as if tripling were the effect of the inefficiency of internal combustion

D. tripled, the higher cost brought ---- a run on
E. tripled and the higher cost brought -- correct choice with proper conjunction

hello sir,

could you please tell me what exactly is a run on sentence? and how does it differ from a correct sentence.

thank you very much in advance.

i have gone through a lot of your posted answers and love the crisp answers, they enable me to work at more questions in a short period of time.
thank you for that.
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24 Dec 2018, 22:22
mangomangodolly wrote:
The hybrid-car concept remained dormant until the 1970s, when the price of gasoline tripled, the higher cost had brought to light an inherent problem of using internal combustion engines in cars: inefficiency.

A. tripled, the higher cost had brought
B tripled because the higher cost brought
C. tripled with the higher cost bringing
D. tripled, the higher cost brought
E. tripled and the higher cost brought

"had brought" in A breaks the chronology of events.
"because" in B terribly changes the meaning.
"bringing" in C breaks the parallelism.
The comma after "tripled" in D leads to an incomplete construction.
E is the best choice here.
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31 Dec 2018, 19:55
Considering the sentence, “when the price of gasoline tripled” does it make more sense to go with Option “D” instead of “E”. Can any of the experts clarify? Thanks!

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04 Jan 2019, 13:30
mangomangodolly wrote:
The hybrid-car concept remained dormant until the 1970s, when the price of gasoline tripled, the higher cost had brought to light an inherent problem of using internal combustion engines in cars: inefficiency.

A. tripled, the higher cost had brought
B tripled because the higher cost brought
C. tripled with the higher cost bringing
D. tripled, the higher cost brought
E. tripled and the higher cost brought

B says that highlighting the problem caused the price rise. That is illogical, so B is wrong.
A and D seem to be two independent clauses. I think this makes them run on sentences, which are usually bas choices
I am confused between C and E but am going to go with E as ‘with’ seems to be a bit awkward.
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04 Jan 2019, 14:30
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mangomangodolly wrote:
The hybrid-car concept remained dormant until the 1970s, when the price of gasoline tripled, the higher cost had brought to light an inherent problem of using internal combustion engines in cars: inefficiency.

A. tripled, the higher cost had brought
B tripled because the higher cost brought
C. tripled with the higher cost bringing
D. tripled, the higher cost brought
E. tripled and the higher cost brought

B says that highlighting the problem caused the price rise. That is illogical, so B is wrong.
A and D seem to be two independent clauses. I think this makes them run on sentences, which are usually bas choices
I am confused between C and E but am going to go with E as ‘with’ seems to be a bit awkward.

Option C seems to present that cost of diesel tripled along with higher cost bringing the problem....which is illogical
Sentence original seems to convey that as fuel price tripled , new problem of fuel efficiency came to light

Therefore C is wrong

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