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# The steel industry has changed radically over the last two

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The steel industry has changed radically over the last two decades, as large, integrated companies such as Bethlehem Steel once conducted operations from mining at one end of the process to shipping at the other have greatly downsized, or in some cases shut down altogether.

A. as large, integrated companies such as Bethlehem Steel
B. as large, integrated companies, such as Bethlehem Steel, that
C. with large, integrated companies, such as Bethlehem Steel, that
D. while large, integrated companies, such as Bethlehem Steel, that
E. and large, integrated companies such as Bethlehem Steel

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11 Feb 2007, 00:02
Editing:Intially thought B. On second thoughts, I am not so sure.

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11 Feb 2007, 23:50
is ", that" in B is right? ", which" is right I guess. NO?

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12 Feb 2007, 02:11
I will go with B. "as" can be replaced with "because" without changing the meaning of the sentence. Debated with C, but then the sentence should have read

The steel industry has changed radically over the last two decades,with large, integrated companies, such as Bethlehem Steel, that
once conducted operations from mining at one end of the process to shipping at the other having greatly downsized, or in some cases having shut down altogether.

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12 Feb 2007, 23:54
Really a tough choice between A and B....will do a guess on it and pick B.

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13 Feb 2007, 08:44
tough one.

Will go with B.

I think "that is necessary to introduce the dependent clause. I almost went with C, because I thought it sounded better. But "as" is better to show examples, as is the case with Bethlehem Steel in the STeel industry.

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13 Feb 2007, 08:44
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