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# To maintain a high demand for their product, the

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To maintain a high demand for their product, the manufacturers first took over the marketing and sales functions previously performed by outside agents; next, they began changing their advertising campaigns monthly to keep pace with the rapid changes in consumersâ€™ lives.

(A) they began changing
(B) this began changing
(C) the former began changing
(D) to begin changing
(E) to change

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21 Nov 2006, 21:06
ak_idc wrote:
Is it C ?

A looks fine to me.

C is wordy.

Independent clauses seperated by semi colon.

A should be it

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22 Nov 2006, 07:40
C sounds gud..................

Whom does "they" refer to ????

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22 Nov 2006, 07:41
jyotsnasarabu wrote:
C sounds gud..................

Whom does "they" refer to ????

manufacturers
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22 Nov 2006, 23:51
ak_idc wrote:
jyotsnasarabu wrote:
C sounds gud..................

Whom does "they" refer to ????

manufacturers

smart u ............................But do u have an explanation for A being the rite answer?

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23 Nov 2006, 01:22
OA is A

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23 Nov 2006, 03:16
a definite A for me

(B) what does 'this' refer to?
(C) what does "the former" refer to?
(D) & (E) --> odd sentence structure

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23 Nov 2006, 03:33
jyotsnasarabu wrote:
ak_idc wrote:
jyotsnasarabu wrote:
C sounds gud..................

Whom does "they" refer to ????

manufacturers

smart u ............................But do u have an explanation for A being the rite answer?

I agree... "they" can refer to manufacturers, and outside agents

But I have seen answers where this sort of logical ambiguity is there. In some cases, we might have to choose based on the meaning and not just structure.
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23 Nov 2006, 06:02
ak_idc wrote:
jyotsnasarabu wrote:
ak_idc wrote:
jyotsnasarabu wrote:
C sounds gud..................

Whom does "they" refer to ????

manufacturers

smart u ............................But do u have an explanation for A being the rite answer?

I agree... "they" can refer to manufacturers, and outside agents

But I have seen answers where this sort of logical ambiguity is there. In some cases, we might have to choose based on the meaning and not just structure.

Thanx

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23 Nov 2006, 06:02
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