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To cope with the 50 percent price plunge, companies laid off thousands of workers, focusing their rigs on the biggest gushers only and using cutting-edge technology to squeeze all the oil they could out of every well.


A) To cope with the 50 percent price plunge, companies laid off thousands of workers, focusing their rigs on the biggest gushers only and using cutting-edge technology to squeeze all the oil they could out of every well.

B) Coping with the 50 percent price plunge and laying off thousands of workers, focused their rigs on the biggest gushers only, companies used cutting-edge technology to squeeze all the oil they could out of every well.

C) To cope with the 50 percent price plunge, companies laid off thousands of workers, focused their rigs on the biggest gushers only and used cutting-edge technology to squeeze all the oil they could out of every well.

D) In order to cope with the 50 percent price plunge and lay off thousands of workers, companies focused their rigs on the biggest gushers only and used cutting-edge technology to squeeze all the oil they could out of every well.

E) In order to cope with the 50 percent price plunge and lay off thousands of workers, companies focused their rigs on the biggest gushers only and used cutting-edge technology to squeeze all the oil the companies could out of every well.
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To cope with the 50 percent price plunge, companies laid off thousands of workers, focusing their rigs on the biggest gushers only and using cutting-edge technology to squeeze all the oil they could out of every well.


A) To cope with the 50 percent price plunge, companies laid off thousands of workers, focusing their rigs on the biggest gushers only and using cutting-edge technology to squeeze all the oil they could out of every well.
We need the structure - To cope with the price, company did X, Y and Z.
B) Coping with the 50 percent price plunge and laying off thousands of workers, focused their rigs on the biggest gushers only, companies used cutting-edge technology to squeeze all the oil they could out of every well.
This changes the meaning of the sentence. The aim of the company is to cope with the price plunge only. This statements points that the aim is to cope with prices and lay of employees.
C) To cope with the 50 percent price plunge, companies laid off thousands of workers, focused their rigs on the biggest gushers only and used cutting-edge technology to squeeze all the oil they could out of every well.
Correct. This tells us the events logically. To cope with the price, company did X, Y and Z
D) In order to cope with the 50 percent price plunge and lay off thousands of workers, companies focused their rigs on the biggest gushers only and used cutting-edge technology to squeeze all the oil they could out of every well.
This changes the meaning of the sentence. The aim of the company is to cope with the price plunge only. This statements points that the aim is to cope with prices and lay of employees.
E) In order to cope with the 50 percent price plunge and lay off thousands of workers, companies focused their rigs on the biggest gushers only and used cutting-edge technology to squeeze all the oil the companies could out of every well.
This changes the meaning of the sentence. The aim of the company is to cope with the price plunge only. This statements points that the aim is to cope with prices and lay of employees.
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New post 28 Dec 2015, 04:37
There seems to be another parallel posting for this issue.
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C is the correct option as it is parallel.

C) To cope with the 50 percent price plunge, companies laid off thousands of workers, focused their rigs on the biggest gushers only and used cutting-edge technology to squeeze all the oil they could out of every well.

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