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The organic food industry has organized a successful grassroots campaign—using Web sites, public meetings, and also mass mailings—that have convinced the Department of Agriculture to change the proposed federal regulations for organically grown food.

A. using Web sites, public meetings, and also mass mailings—that have convinced
B. using Web sites, public meetings, and mass mailings—that has convinced
C. by using Web sites, public meetings, and mass mailings—in convincing
D. by the use of Web sites, public meetings, as well as mass mailings—that convinced
E. which used Web sites, public meetings, and mass mailings—in convincing
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I chose D but that is wrong. Is it ok to use has twice in a sentence, as in the OA?
The organic food industry has........that has convinced....!!
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I chose D but that is wrong. Is it ok to use has twice in a sentence, as in the OA?
The organic food industry has........that has convinced....!!

Hello scofield1521

The structure of of the sentence is: The organic food industry has organized campaign -............- that has convinced government......

The part between the two dashes is just modifier, so "that" modifies "campaign". Thus, the second "has" agrees with "campaign" not the main subject - the organic industry.

In addition, D is wrong because:

1. Verb tense. Past simple tense does not match with present perfect tense "has organized" because the effect of the action, organizing, is still effective at present. If you use "convinced", you mean the action is done, but it's not the intended meaning.

2. Too wordy. Clearly, "by using X, Y, and Z" is much better than "by the use of X, Y as well as Z".

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01 Sep 2014, 21:20
pqhai wrote:
scofield1521 wrote:
I chose D but that is wrong. Is it ok to use has twice in a sentence, as in the OA?
The organic food industry has........that has convinced....!!

Hello scofield1521

The structure of of the sentence is: The organic food industry has organized campaign -............- that has convinced government......

The part between the two dashes is just modifier, so "that" modifies "campaign". Thus, the second "has" agrees with "campaign" not the main subject - the organic industry.

In addition, D is wrong because:

1. Verb tense. Past simple tense does not match with present perfect tense "has organized" because the effect of the action, organizing, is still effective at present. If you use "convinced", you mean the action is done, but it's not the intended meaning.

2. Too wordy. Clearly, "by using X, Y, and Z" is much better than "by the use of X, Y as well as Z".

Hope it helps.

Thanks pqhai,
Now makes sense.
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11 Jun 2016, 02:40
B.

A is out coz of S/V agreement

That here is a restrictive clause here which is needed to explain that the campaign helped to changed he regulation.

Plus after the - a,b,and c is much better than a,b,as well as c

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