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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 consumers’ 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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ak_idc wrote:
baski6 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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C sounds gud..................

Whom does "they" refer to ????

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C sounds gud..................

Whom does "they" refer to ????


manufacturers :wink:
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jyotsnasarabu wrote:
C sounds gud..................

Whom does "they" refer to ????


manufacturers :wink:


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

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OA is A

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a definite A for me :lol:

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

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jyotsnasarabu wrote:
ak_idc wrote:
jyotsnasarabu wrote:
C sounds gud..................

Whom does "they" refer to ????


manufacturers :wink:


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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ak_idc wrote:
jyotsnasarabu wrote:
ak_idc wrote:
jyotsnasarabu wrote:
C sounds gud..................

Whom does "they" refer to ????


manufacturers :wink:


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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