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The Industrial Revolution, making it possible to mass-produce manufactured goods, was marked by their use of new machines, new energy sources, and new basic materials.

A) making it possible to mass-produce manufactured goods, was marked by their use of
B) making possible the mass production of manufactured goods, marked by the use of
C) which made it possible that manufactured goods were mass-produced, was marked by their using
D) which made possible the mass-production of manufactured goods, was marked by the use of
E) which made the mass production of manufactured goods possible and was marked by using

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A,B,C is awkward...but IMO D and E both have problem....OA later..
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Originally posted by jeunesis on 23 Jul 2006, 10:44.
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23 Jul 2006, 11:06
I would go in this case for D considering that is the most sound even If I do not really like the use of which considering that introduce a modifier non essential in nature and this is not the case...
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another one for D

E looks bad because of "using" and "which" part is not set off by commas continuing the sentence... so it's gotta be wrong.

A and C have the pronoun "their" that isn't clear
B has my favorite type of problem... standing gerund by itself... "making"... it implies an action, so it isn't playing a role of a noun! so B is OUT.
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23 Jul 2006, 12:29
thanx...yup E is wrong
but.

D) which made possible the mass-production of manufactured goods, was marked by the use of

is it ok?

I think it should be

D) which made the mass-production of manufactured goods possible, was marked by the use of

Plz explain it
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23 Jul 2006, 12:32
jeunesis wrote:
The Industrial Revolution, making it possible to mass-produce manufactured goods, was marked by their use of new machines, new energy sources, and new basic materials.

A) making it possible to mass-produce manufactured goods, was marked by their use of
B) making possible the mass production of manufactured goods, marked by the use of
C) which made it possible that manufactured goods were mass-produced, was marked by their using
D) which made possible the mass-production of manufactured goods, was marked by the use of
E) which made the mass production of manufactured goods possible and was marked by using

A,B,C is awkward...but IMO D and E both have problem....OA later..

D for me as well.
Cannot be E, since the sentence is not complete.
D has a complete sentence.
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23 Jul 2006, 12:37
Going for D. Which makes sense here and others, except D, are out as per U2 explanation.
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23 Jul 2006, 12:39
no offense...but i'm asking.. which one is better or no problem....

D) which made possible the mass-production of manufactured goods, was marked by the use of

D) which made the mass-production of manufactured goods possible, was marked by the use of

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23 Jul 2006, 13:39
jeunesis wrote:
no offense...but i'm asking.. which one is better or no problem....

D) which made possible the mass-production of manufactured goods, was marked by the use of

D) which made the mass-production of manufactured goods possible, was marked by the use of

my take on this is that 1st option stresses "made" possible vs. impossible, whereas 2nd stresses mass-production as possible... I believe these 2 have slightly different meanings.
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23 Jul 2006, 14:05
u2lover wrote:
jeunesis wrote:
no offense...but i'm asking.. which one is better or no problem....

D) which made possible the mass-production of manufactured goods, was marked by the use of

D) which made the mass-production of manufactured goods possible, was marked by the use of

my take on this is that 1st option stresses "made" possible vs. impossible, whereas 2nd stresses mass-production as possible... I believe these 2 have slightly different meanings.

E is not even a complete sentence..
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24 Jul 2006, 03:26
Will go with D.

A/C - S-V disagreement.
B - very awkward.
E - not a complete sentence.
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24 Jul 2006, 04:47
u2lover wrote:
another one for D

E looks bad because of "using" and "which" part is not set off by commas continuing the sentence... so it's gotta be wrong.

A and C have the pronoun "their" that isn't clear
B has my favorite type of problem... standing gerund by itself... "making"... it implies an action, so it isn't playing a role of a noun! so B is OUT.

Even I go for D ....

U2... can you explain a bit more - the error with B...
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u2lover wrote:
another one for D

E looks bad because of "using" and "which" part is not set off by commas continuing the sentence... so it's gotta be wrong.

A and C have the pronoun "their" that isn't clear
B has my favorite type of problem... standing gerund by itself... "making"... it implies an action, so it isn't playing a role of a noun! so B is OUT.

Even I go for D ....

U2... can you explain a bit more - the error with B...

ok... are you ready? hammer this down... this is important!!!

Gerund is a base form of the verb without article "TO" but with "-ING" in the end.

Gerund is NOT A VERB when it stands alone, w/out "TO BE"... Gerund with a verb usually indicates the continuous process during a specific time.
I am typing... at this moment
I was watching tennis during the day yesterday. (during the day is a time stretch... so I was continuously watching tennis)
... these are gerunds with "to be" and they play verbs here

gerund can be a noun
Watching tennis on TV is not as fun as watching it in the stadium. "Watching tennis" plays the role of the noun.

to the question...

The Industrial Revolution, making it possible to mass-produce manufactured goods, was marked by their use of new machines, new energy sources, and new basic materials.

note that "making it possible..." is a modifier for Industrial Revolution... it describes it... Revolution is a subject and a noun... we need a verb here to show that it makes something possible...

does it make sense?

I don't mean to act as I know everthing... so other people are welcome to comment...
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24 Jul 2006, 09:06
u2lover wrote:
sumitsarkar82 wrote:
u2lover wrote:
another one for D

E looks bad because of "using" and "which" part is not set off by commas continuing the sentence... so it's gotta be wrong.

A and C have the pronoun "their" that isn't clear
B has my favorite type of problem... standing gerund by itself... "making"... it implies an action, so it isn't playing a role of a noun! so B is OUT.

Even I go for D ....

U2... can you explain a bit more - the error with B...

ok... are you ready? hammer this down... this is important!!!

Gerund is a base form of the verb without article "TO" but with "-ING" in the end.

Gerund is NOT A VERB when it stands alone, w/out "TO BE"... Gerund with a verb usually indicates the continuous process during a specific time.
I am typing... at this moment
I was watching tennis during the day yesterday. (during the day is a time stretch... so I was continuously watching tennis)
... these are gerunds with "to be" and they play verbs here

gerund can be a noun
Watching tennis on TV is not as fun as watching it in the stadium. "Watching tennis" plays the role of the noun.

to the question...

The Industrial Revolution, making it possible to mass-produce manufactured goods, was marked by their use of new machines, new energy sources, and new basic materials.

note that "making it possible..." is a modifier for Industrial Revolution... it describes it... Revolution is a subject and a noun... we need a verb here to show that it makes something possible...

does it make sense?

I don't mean to act as I know everthing... so other people are welcome to comment...

It does ... thanks mate....Is including a gerund.... If so I have seen it being used in such situations...

Generally we have -ing words after such commas... would they be wrong then...
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24 Jul 2006, 09:15
is including... is a verb...

I am including attachment to this email.
Are you including the letter with your application?

but here it isn't a verb...
All of her friends, including BONO, were at the u2lover's party when she passed the freaking GMAT.
Here including isn't a verb... [, including BONO,] modifies friends, but friends is not a subject it is a prep. phrase [of her friends] -> All WERE at the party.... may be this isn't a best example, as one might say "all of the friends" is a subject... but I couldn't think of a better one
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24 Jul 2006, 09:19
u2lover wrote:
is including... is a verb...

I am including attachment to this email.
Are you including the letter with your application?

but here it isn't a verb...
All of her friends, including BONO, were at the u2lover's party when she passed the freaking GMAT.
Here including isn't a verb... [, including BONO,] modifies friends, but friends is not a subject it is a prep. phrase [of her friends] -> All WERE at the party.... may be this isn't a best example, as one might say "all of the friends" is a subject... but I couldn't think of a better one

Generally we have -ing words after such commas... would they be wrong then...
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24 Jul 2006, 09:22
sumitsarkar82 wrote:
u2lover wrote:
is including... is a verb...

I am including attachment to this email.
Are you including the letter with your application?

but here it isn't a verb...
All of her friends, including BONO, were at the u2lover's party when she passed the freaking GMAT.
Here including isn't a verb... [, including BONO,] modifies friends, but friends is not a subject it is a prep. phrase [of her friends] -> All WERE at the party.... may be this isn't a best example, as one might say "all of the friends" is a subject... but I couldn't think of a better one

Generally we have -ing words after such commas... would they be wrong then...

I don't know what you're talking about... if you can give an example which commas... "including" was after a comma
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12 Sep 2013, 02:34

D) which made possible the mass-production of manufactured goods, was marked by the use of.

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03 Dec 2013, 11:11
thank you for realizing that. i agree with your point. D which made xxx possible

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jeunesis wrote:
no offense...but i'm asking.. which one is better or no problem....

D) which made possible the mass-production of manufactured goods, was marked by the use of

D) which made the mass-production of manufactured goods possible, was marked by the use of

my take on this is that 1st option stresses "made" possible vs. impossible, whereas 2nd stresses mass-production as possible... I believe these 2 have slightly different meanings.[/quote]
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04 Nov 2016, 01:44
In option b......Making should actually modify a clause. Here IR is a noun.Am I right experts???

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06 Nov 2016, 04:48
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In option b......Making should actually modify a clause. Here IR is a noun.Am I right experts???

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A present participle may modify a clause as a whole, but it may as well refer to a noun:
The man wearing the white shirt is my father. (notice that there is no comma before wearing)

The present participle may also refer to the subject of the preceding or succeeding clause:
Steffi won the Wimbledon, defeating Sabatini in straight sets.
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