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Post Sat Mar 31, 2007 1:28 pm
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    Hi,

    The answer is B) but it looks to me A) is also gramatically okay.... Can anyone help me understand what is wrong with A)?


    Analysts blamed May's sluggish retail sales on unexciting merchandise as well as the weather, colder and wetter than was usual in some regions, which slowed sales of barbecue grills and lawn furniture.

    (A) colder and wetter than was usual in some regions, which slowed
    (B) which was colder and wetter than usual in some regions, slowing
    (C) since it was colder and wetter than usually in some regions, which slowed
    (D) being colder and wetter than usually in some regions, slowing
    (E) having been colder and wetter than was usual in some regions and slowed

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    Post Sat Mar 31, 2007 4:44 pm
    In A, "which" is incorrectly placed -- it should be referring to the
    weather as the weather is the cause for the slow-down. Instead it
    seems to modify "some regions". The non-restrictive clause "colder
    and wetter than was usual in some regions" should be introduced
    by which.

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    Post Sat Mar 31, 2007 7:28 pm
    Okay - "which" needs to be placed right after the noun that needs explanation by "which". I got it!

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    Post Tue Apr 03, 2007 3:15 am
    C & D can be eliminated right away. colder and wetter "than usually" is faulty. A is wrong because the placement of the word "which" should be before colder and wetter and not afterwards. E uses a perfect tense when not needed. Hence the answer is B

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