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# The rise in the price of gold and an increase in demand has

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The rise in the price of gold and an increase in demand has convinced some miners they should try to mine and sell a similar type of metal that looks much like gold.

(A) has convinced some miners they should try to mine and sell a similar type of metal
(B) has convinced some miners to try mining and selling a similar metal type
(C) has convinced some miners that they should try the mine and sale of a similar metal type
(D) have convinced some miners to try to mine and sell a type of similar metal
(E) have convinced some miners to try and mine and sell a similar metal type
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02 Dec 2005, 12:04
D.

have is correct form as noun is plural.

try to is correct idiom
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02 Dec 2005, 15:24
GMATT73 wrote:
The rise in the price of gold and an increase in demand has convinced some miners they should try to mine and sell a similar type of metal that looks much like gold.

(A) has convinced some miners they should try to mine and sell a similar type of metal
(B) has convinced some miners to try mining and selling a similar metal type
(C) has convinced some miners that they should try the mine and sale of a similar metal type
(D) have convinced some miners to try to mine and sell a type of similar metal
(E) have convinced some miners to try and mine and sell a similar metal type

D

The rise in the price of gold and an increase in demand is like X and Y i.e plural subject so we need have

down to D and E
E "to try and mine and sell sounds" awkward

what's OA ..?
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02 Dec 2005, 16:39
IMO should be B because the rise is singular not plural
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02 Dec 2005, 20:45
'D' it is.

Here it is compound subject: "The rise and the increase"
A,B,C - out
E - "to try and mine" is incorrect.
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02 Dec 2005, 20:52
hkm_gmat wrote:
IMO should be B because the rise is singular not plural

the subject is "the rise in the price of gold and an increase in demand" not "rise". so needs plural verb...

Between D and E, D is clearly a better. E is unidiomatic.
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02 Dec 2005, 20:56
Try to is the correct idiom.

OA is D.
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03 Dec 2005, 03:29
try to is the correct idiom
and we have plural subject.
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03 Dec 2005, 19:59
D.

I always got "to try and ..."wrong to try to is correct.
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04 Dec 2005, 01:48
ALso chose D.
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