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The use of the bar code, or Universal Product Code, which was created in part to enable supermarkets to process customers at a faster rate, has expanded beyond supermarkets to other retail outlets and have become readily accepted despite some initial opposition when it was first introduced in 1974.

A) have become readily accepted despite some initial opposition when it was first introduced in 1974
B) has become readily accepted despite some initial opposition when they were first introduced in 1974
C) have become readily accepted despite some initial opposition when first introduced in 1974
D) has become readily accepted despite some initial opposition when the bar code was first introduced in 1974
E) bar codes have become readily accepted despite initial opposition when it was first introduced in 1974

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The use of the bar code, or Universal Product Code, which was created in part to enable supermarkets to process customers at a faster rate, has expanded beyond supermarkets to other retail outlets and have become readily accepted despite some initial opposition when it was first introduced in 1974.

A) have become readily accepted despite some initial opposition when it was first introduced in 1974
B) has become readily accepted despite some initial opposition when they were first introduced in 1974
C) have become readily accepted despite some initial opposition when first introduced in 1974
D) has become readily accepted despite some initial opposition when the bar code was first introduced in 1974
E) bar codes have become readily accepted despite initial opposition when it was first introduced in 1974

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no SVA, pronoun ambiguity

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The use of the bar code, or Universal Product Code, which was created in part to enable supermarkets to process customers at a faster rate, has expanded beyond supermarkets to other retail outlets and have become readily accepted despite some initial opposition when it was first introduced in 1974.

A) have become readily accepted despite some initial opposition when it was first introduced in 1974
B) has become readily accepted despite some initial opposition when they were first introduced in 1974
C) have become readily accepted despite some initial opposition when first introduced in 1974
D) has become readily accepted despite some initial opposition when the bar code was first introduced in 1974
E) bar codes have become readily accepted despite initial opposition when it was first introduced in 1974

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The use of the bar code,or Universal Product Code, which was created in part to enable supermarkets to process customers at a faster rate, has expanded beyond supermarkets to other retail outlets and have become readily accepted despite some initial opposition when it was first introduced in 1974.

so the underlined portion has to begin with HAS.... B and D left
In B, 'they' incorrectly refers to singular- bar code......
D corrects PRONOUN error and ambiguity by changing to BAR CODE

D
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The use of the bar code, or Universal Product Code, which was created in part to enable supermarkets to process customers at a faster rate, has expanded beyond supermarkets to other retail outlets and have become readily accepted despite some initial opposition when it was first introduced in 1974.

A) have become readily accepted despite some initial opposition when it was first introduced in 1974
B) has become readily accepted despite some initial opposition when they were first introduced in 1974
C) have become readily accepted despite some initial opposition when first introduced in 1974
D) has become readily accepted despite some initial opposition when the bar code was first introduced in 1974
E) bar codes have become readily accepted despite initial opposition when it was first introduced in 1974

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The use of barcode has expanded and has become readily accepted. 'Has' is required to maintain parallelism and SV agreement. A, C and E are out.

B) has become readily accepted despite some initial opposition when they were first introduced in 1974 . Barcode is singular, and its not clear what 'they' is referring to.

Choice 'D' is the right answer
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The use of the bar code, or Universal Product Code, which was created in part to enable supermarkets to process customers at a faster rate, has expanded beyond supermarkets to other retail outlets and have become readily accepted despite some initial opposition when it was first introduced in 1974.

A) have become readily accepted despite some initial opposition when it was first introduced in 1974
B) has become readily accepted despite some initial opposition when they were first introduced in 1974
C) have become readily accepted despite some initial opposition when first introduced in 1974
D) has become readily accepted despite some initial opposition when the bar code was first introduced in 1974
E) bar codes have become readily accepted despite initial opposition when it was first introduced in 1974

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D is the correct answer
no SVA, pronoun ambiguity


In my Opinion, the issue with E not only lies with use of 'Bar codes' again, but also with use of 'it' to refer to plural 'bar codes' that is introduced after and.

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The use of the bar code, or Universal Product Code, which was created in part to enable supermarkets to process customers at a faster rate, has expanded beyond supermarkets to other retail outlets and have become readily accepted despite some initial opposition when it was first introduced in 1974.

A) have become readily accepted despite some initial opposition when it was first introduced in 1974
B) has become readily accepted despite some initial opposition when they were first introduced in 1974
C) have become readily accepted despite some initial opposition when first introduced in 1974
D) has become readily accepted despite some initial opposition when the bar code was first introduced in 1974
E) bar codes have become readily accepted despite initial opposition when it was first introduced in 1974

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D is the correct answer
no SVA, pronoun ambiguity


In my Opinion, the issue with E not only lies with use of 'Bar codes' again, but also with use of 'it' to refer to plural 'bar codes' that is introduced after and.


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The use of the bar code, or Universal Product Code, which was created in part to enable supermarkets to process customers at a faster rate, has expanded beyond supermarkets to other retail outlets and have become readily accepted despite some initial opposition when it was first introduced in 1974.

A) have become readily accepted despite some initial opposition when it was first introduced in 1974
B) has become readily accepted despite some initial opposition when they were first introduced in 1974
C) have become readily accepted despite some initial opposition when first introduced in 1974
D) has become readily accepted despite some initial opposition when the bar code was first introduced in 1974
E) bar codes have become readily accepted despite initial opposition when it was first introduced in 1974

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The use of the barcode, or Universal Product Code, which was created in part to enable supermarkets to process customers at a faster rate, has expanded beyond supermarkets to other retail outlets and have become readily accepted despite some initial opposition when it was first introduced in 1974.

A) have become readily accepted despite some initial opposition when it was first introduced in 1974
B) has become readily accepted despite some initial opposition when they were first introduced in 1974
C) have become readily accepted despite some initial opposition when first introduced in 1974
D) has become readily accepted despite some initial opposition when the bar code was first introduced in 1974
E) bar codes have become readily accepted despite initial opposition when it was first introduced in 1974

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Can someone explain why E is wrong. It appeared to me that "bar code become more accepted" makes more sense than "use of bar code become more accepted" !!

However, that also changes the intended meaning. Otherwise D.

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Can someone explain why E is wrong. It appeared to me that "bar code become more accepted" makes more sense than "use of bar code become more accepted" !!

However, that also changes the intended meaning. Otherwise D.


Correct answer must be (D) , for correct Pronoun usage ...

The use of the bar code, or Universal Product Code, which was created in part to enable supermarkets to process customers at a faster rate, has become readily accepted despite some initial opposition when the bar code was first introduced in 1974.

Exploring option (E)

The use of the barcode, or Universal Product Code, which was created in part to enable supermarkets to process customers at a faster rate, has expanded beyond supermarkets to other retail outlets and bar codes have become readily accepted despite initial opposition when it was first introduced in 1974.

Check carefully, option (E) has Pronoun Antecedent error as highlighted above...

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Can someone explain why E is wrong. It appeared to me that "bar code become more accepted" makes more sense than "use of bar code become more accepted" !!

However, that also changes the intended meaning. Otherwise D.


Correct answer must be (D) , for correct Pronoun usage ...

The use of the bar code, or Universal Product Code, which was created in part to enable supermarkets to process customers at a faster rate, has become readily accepted despite some initial opposition when the bar code was first introduced in 1974.

Exploring option (E)

The use of the barcode, or Universal Product Code, which was created in part to enable supermarkets to process customers at a faster rate, has expanded beyond supermarkets to other retail outlets and bar codes have become readily accepted despite initial opposition when it was first introduced in 1974.




Check carefully, option (E) has Pronoun Antecedent error as highlighted above...






Yes ...... That right. Choice E has a Pronoun error. I missed it. My bad :cry:

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Can someone explain why E is wrong. It appeared to me that "bar code become more accepted" makes more sense than "use of bar code become more accepted" !!

However, that also changes the intended meaning. Otherwise D.


Correct answer must be (D) , for correct Pronoun usage ...

The use of the bar code, or Universal Product Code, which was created in part to enable supermarkets to process customers at a faster rate, has become readily accepted despite some initial opposition when the bar code was first introduced in 1974.

Exploring option (E)

The use of the barcode, or Universal Product Code, which was created in part to enable supermarkets to process customers at a faster rate, has expanded beyond supermarkets to other retail outlets and bar codes have become readily accepted despite initial opposition when it was first introduced in 1974.

Check carefully, option (E) has Pronoun Antecedent error as highlighted above...



Hi experts and GMATNinja

Option D is the best choice but is this construction correct:

The use of bar code has become readily accepted.............

The subject 'use' does not really makes sense as it won't be correct to say that 'use' has become readily accepted.

I assume that 'use' is the subject of both the verbs because the two verbs 'has expanded' and 'has become' are connected using 'and'.


Please explain if this understanding is correct or not?


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I have the same doubt as Shiv 2016 above

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The use of the bar code, or Universal Product Code, which was created in part to enable supermarkets to process customers at a faster rate, has expanded beyond supermarkets to other retail outlets and have become readily accepted despite some initial opposition when it was first introduced in 1974.

A) have become readily accepted despite some initial opposition when it was first introduced in 1974 - Subject-verb agreement issue
B) has become readily accepted despite some initial opposition when they were first introduced in 1974 - plural pronoun “they” refers to singular “bar code”
C) have become readily accepted despite some initial opposition when first introduced in 1974 - Subject-verb agreement issue
D) has become readily accepted despite some initial opposition when the bar code was first introduced in 1974 - Correct
E) bar codes have become readily accepted despite initial opposition when it was first introduced in 1974 - use of singular pronoun “it” is incorrect since this option uses plural “bar codes” ; also we need , and to connect two independent clauses

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