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The relative prosperity of the first years of the twentieth century

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The relative prosperity of the first years of the twentieth century came to a halt in 1907 when drains on the money supply, revealing a weak national financial infrastructure of banking and credit, it precipitated an economic crisis that lasted nearly a year.

(A) supply, revealing a weak national financial infrastructure of banking and credit, it precipitated

(B) supply, revealing a weak national financial infrastructure of banking and credit, they precipitated

(C) supply both revealed a weak national financial infrastructure of banking and credit and precipitating

(D) supply revealed both a weak national financial infrastructure of banking and credit and precipitating

(E) supply revealed a weak national infrastructure of banking and credit and precipitated

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Originally posted by ttanvir on 14 Dec 2006, 22:03.
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Why is E wrong?

when the precipitation lasted a year from 1907 why is that you are using precipitating?
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trivikram wrote:
Why is E wrong?

when the precipitation lasted a year from 1907 why is that you are using precipitating?



I was focusing fully idiom on this one and got into trap.

I think E seems better than D here.
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drains on the money supply... revealed...precipitated.
E it is
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I go for E, as it is the shortest correct way. the use of Both...and ... can be avoided. (wordy)
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Yes, I agree. Novice like me spends time on these questions without any value addition :(
Well I go with E on this one :)
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VarunBhardwaj & Blackbox:

This question was posted almost 8 years ago. As far i know, it was not mandatory to post the OA and source of the question at that time.

Some time back(Not sure of exact time frame) it is made mandatory to select the source and provide OA whenever a member post new questions.


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Thanks Gnpth for your answer.
Is it possible for some expert/moderator to update the post with OA when the question is bumped up by verbalbot?
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Thanks Gnpth for your answer.
Is it possible for some expert/moderator to update the post with OA when the question is bumped up by verbalbot?


VarunBhardwaj: I have posted the OA and tagged the post as of now.

But i'm little skeptical that each time we have to check for post with OA & the tag when it is bumped. I believe only few questions(which are pretty old) have this kind of issues.

Most of the questions with these type of issues have been resolved. But there is an exception like the above one.
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ttanvir wrote:
The relative prosperity of the first years of the twentieth century came to a halt in 1907 when drains on the money supply, revealing a weak national financial infrastructure of banking and credit, it precipitated an economic crisis that lasted nearly a year.

A. supply, revealing a weak national financial infrastructure of banking and credit, it precipitated.

B. Supply, revealing a weak national financial infrastructure of banking and credit, they precipitated.

C. Supply both revealed a weak national financial infrastructure of banking and credit and precipitating.

D. Supply revealed both a weak national financial infrastructure of banking and credit and precipitating.

E. Supply revealed a weak national infrastructure of banking and credit and precipitated.


A and B are run on sentences. C and D lack parallelism.

E is the answer
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ttanvir wrote:
The relative prosperity of the first years of the twentieth century came to a halt in 1907 when drains on the money supply, revealing a weak national financial infrastructure of banking and credit, it precipitated an economic crisis that lasted nearly a year.

A. supply, revealing a weak national financial infrastructure of banking and credit, it precipitated.

B. Supply, revealing a weak national financial infrastructure of banking and credit, they precipitated.

C. Supply both revealed a weak national financial infrastructure of banking and credit and precipitating.

D. Supply revealed both a weak national financial infrastructure of banking and credit and precipitating.

E. Supply revealed a weak national infrastructure of banking and credit and precipitated.



A. supply,revealing a weak national financial infrastructure of banking and credit, it precipitated.

B. supply,, revealing a weak national financial infrastructure of banking and credit, they precipitated.

C. Supply both revealed a weak national financial infrastructure of banking and credit and precipitating.

D. Supply revealed both a weak national financial infrastructure of banking and credit and precipitating.

E. Supply revealed a weak national infrastructure of banking and credit and precipitated.


So, (E) is the best among the rest !! :-D :lol:
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IMO E is best option = but doesn't it require a "," before "and precipitated" ? need advice thank you
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C,D—both X and
Y—wrong syntax goes off
A) "it" no antecedent
B) "they" no antecedent. Moreover, option B is a run on sentence. Since the main clause ” They precipitated…..” is connected to other clause merely by a comma

So E is correct. Correct ||sm 'revealed' .... 'precipitated' .
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The relative prosperity of the first years of the twentieth century came to a halt in 1907 when drains on the money supply, revealing a weak national financial infrastructure of banking and credit, it precipitated an economic crisis that lasted nearly a year.

A. supply, revealing a weak national financial infrastructure of banking and credit, it precipitated. - run- on sentence , antecedent for it

B. Supply, revealing a weak national financial infrastructure of banking and credit, they precipitated. - run- on sentence , antecedent for they

C. Supply both revealed a weak national financial infrastructure of banking and credit and precipitating. - parallelism issue

D. Supply revealed both a weak national financial infrastructure of banking and credit and precipitating. - parallelism issue

E. Supply revealed a weak national infrastructure of banking and credit and precipitated. - Correct

Answer E
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