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# Verb Tense Revision: The recent global boom in the market

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This question is part of the GMAT Club Sentence Correction : Verb Tense Revision Project.

The recent global boom in the market price for scrap steel and aluminum leads to a sudden rise in the theft of everyday metal objects like manhole covers, guard rails, and empty beer kegs.

A. leads to a sudden rise in the theft of everyday metal objects like manhole covers, guard rails, and empty beer kegs

B. have led to a sudden rise in the theft of everyday objects such as manhole covers, guard rails, and empty beer kegs

C. has led to a sudden increase in the number of thieves for everyday metal objects like manhole covers, guard rails, and empty beer kegs

D. has led to a sudden rise in the theft of everyday metal objects such as manhole covers, guard rails, and empty beer kegs

E. is leading the suddenly rising theft of everyday metal objects: manhole covers, guard rails, and empty beer kegs
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07 Mar 2015, 01:35
+1 for D.
"such as" should be used instead of "like". A and C are out.
B has wrong plural verb, which is wrong. E is using wrong used of "lead" without "to", which changes the meaning. "Suddenly rising" also awkward.
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07 Mar 2015, 06:58
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This question is part of the GMAT Club Sentence Correction : Verb Tense Revision Project.

The recent global boom in the market price for scrap steel and aluminum leads to a sudden rise in the theft of everyday metal objects like manhole covers, guard rails, and empty beer kegs.

A. leads to a sudden rise in the theft of everyday metal objects like manhole covers, guard rails, and empty beer kegs

B. have led to a sudden rise in the theft of everyday objects such as manhole covers, guard rails, and empty beer kegs

C. has led to a sudden increase in the number of thieves for everyday metal objects like manhole covers, guard rails, and empty beer kegs

D. has led to a sudden rise in the theft of everyday metal objects such as manhole covers, guard rails, and empty beer kegs

E. is leading the suddenly rising theft of everyday metal objects: manhole covers, guard rails, and empty beer kegs

+1 for D

hi KS15, it will be appreciated if you give explanation... just +1 for D does not help
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07 Mar 2015, 11:42
The recent global boom in the market price for scrap steel and aluminum leads to a sudden rise in the theft of everyday metal objects like manhole covers, guard rails, and empty beer kegs.

A. leads to a sudden rise in the theft of everyday metal objects like manhole covers, guard rails, and empty beer kegs
Subject: recent boom indicates present perfect and need a verb which is missing and for examples such as is used.Incorrect

B. have led to a sudden rise in the theft of everyday objects such as manhole covers, guard rails, and empty beer kegs
Subject is singular so 'has' is required.Incorrect
C. has led to a sudden increase in the number of thieves for everyday metal objects like manhole covers, guard rails, and empty beer kegs
Wordy construction : boom increasing the number of thieves for everyday metal objects--wrong . Such as is used for examples--> Incorrect

D. has led to a sudden rise in the theft of everyday metal objects such as manhole covers, guard rails, and empty beer kegs
Correct makes sense

E. is leading the suddenly rising theft of everyday metal objects: manhole covers, guard rails, and empty beer kegs
wrong tense is shows the present tense --- Incorrect

Kindly clarify if i have mentioned something wrong

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07 Mar 2015, 18:28
The recent global boom in the market price for scrap steel and aluminum leads to a sudden rise in the theft of everyday metal objects like manhole covers, guard rails, and empty beer kegs.

A. leads to a sudden rise in the theft of everyday metal objects like manhole covers, guard rails, and empty beer kegs

B. have led to a sudden rise in the theft of everyday objects such as manhole covers, guard rails, and empty beer kegs

C. has led to a sudden increase in the number of thieves for everyday metal objects like manhole covers, guard rails, and empty beer kegs

D. has led to a sudden rise in the theft of everyday metal objects such as manhole covers, guard rails, and empty beer kegs

E. is leading the suddenly rising theft of everyday metal objects: manhole covers, guard rails, and empty beer kegs.

hi,
the question tests us on the following aspects...
1) verb tense... as it is a continuing process, a singular present perfect is required... A and E are out
2) verb should be singular as 'The recent global boom' is singular... B is out
3) such as is the correct word and not like when we are giving examples.. C is also out

only D satisfies all conditions ans D...
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The phrase “recent global boom” describes something that began in the past and is
continuing into the present; hence, the present perfect tense “has led” is more
appropriate than the simple present tense “leads.” In addition, “such as” is preferred
to “like” when introducing examples.

(A) This choice is incorrect as it repeats the original sentence.

(B) The singular subject “boom” does not agree with the plural verb “have led.”

(C) The meaning of the sentence has changed because this choice states that the
number of “thieves” has increased rather than the number of “thefts.” In addition,
“such as” is preferred to “like” when introducing examples.

(D) CORRECT. This choice correctly uses the present perfect tense “has led” to
indicate that the boom began in the past and is continuing into the present, and also
to properly indicate that the boom started before the rise in theft. In addition, “such as”
is preferred to “like” when introducing examples.

(E) The present perfect tense “has led” is more appropriate than the present
progressive tense “is leading” because although the present progressive indicates an
action or state that is continuing, it does not properly indicate the relative time
sequence of the boom and the subsequent rise in the theft of metal objects.
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04 Mar 2017, 04:57
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The recent global boom in the market price for scrap steel and aluminum leads to a sudden rise in the theft of everyday metal objects like manhole covers, guard rails, and empty beer kegs.

A. leads to a sudden rise in the theft of everyday metal objects like manhole covers, guard rails, and empty beer kegs

B. have led to a sudden rise in the theft of everyday objects such as manhole covers, guard rails, and empty beer kegs

C. has led to a sudden increase in the number of thieves for everyday metal objects like manhole covers, guard rails, and empty beer kegs

D. has led to a sudden rise in the theft of everyday metal objects such as manhole covers, guard rails, and empty beer kegs

E. is leading the suddenly rising theft of everyday metal objects: manhole covers, guard rails, and empty beer kegs.

hi,
the question tests us on the following aspects...
1) verb tense... as it is a continuing process, a singular present perfect is required... A and E are out
2) verb should be singular as 'The recent global boom' is singular... B is out
3) such as is the correct word and not like when we are giving examples.. C is also out

only D satisfies all conditions ans D...

quick question: Answer choice E is clearly out because of the tense violation, but if we ignore that, would the sentence be correct ?

I specifically mean the terms "suddenly rising theft" &
The use of the colon

I think from a grammatical point of view (not regarding wordiness) these two should be correct

What do you (or anyone else) think ?
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I would not think so. Grammar might be ok but the meaning is not. Because the boom is not leading the suddenly rising thefts. Rather it is leading to the rising thefts. Notwithstanding the grammatical fault, the meaning seems to be substantively altered in E.
Of course, there is no issue about the use of the colon.
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