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## From 1965 on, Yugoslavia’s standard of living has soared,

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From 1965 on, Yugoslavia’s standard of living has soared, Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:59 am
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From 1965 on, Yugoslavia’s standard of living has soared, but unemployment and prices too.
(A) but unemployment and prices too
(B) and also unemployment and prices
(C) but so have unemployment and prices
(D) and so also unemployment and prices
(E) but so did unemployment and prices

OA （C）

pls explain

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Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:55 am
heymayank08 wrote:
From 1965 on, Yugoslavia’s standard of living has soared, but unemployment and prices too.
(A) but unemployment and prices too
(B) and also unemployment and prices
(C) but so have unemployment and prices
(D) and so also unemployment and prices
(E) but so did unemployment and prices

OA （C）

pls explain
here but is required for the meaning of the sentence to standout.

hence A/C/E remains. Also a verb is required after "but" for proper comparison. C/E remains. now the sentence says the phenomenon is still going on i.e. present tense hence C.

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Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:37 pm
Quote:
From 1965 on, Yugoslavia’s standard of living has soared, but unemployment and prices too.
(A) but unemployment and prices too
(B) and also unemployment and prices
(C) but so have unemployment and prices
(D) and so also unemployment and prices
(E) but so did unemployment and prices
To show the contrast, You have to use but. 'and' shows the continuation.

A -
B - Usage of And
C - Correct.
D - Usage of And
E - 'did' does not go with 'Soared'. You have to use the helping verb which makes sense with the main verb of first part.

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Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:21 am
This one tests on parallelism. The first clause use Present perfect tense, so the second part (I mean the second clause) must use Present perfect. Therefore, C.

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