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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
23 Nov 2006, 06:02
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