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Making things even more difficult

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Making things even more difficult

Post Mon May 15, 2017 9:15 am
Making things even more difficult has been general market inactivity lately, if not paralysis, which has provided little in the way of pricing guidance.

A) has been general market inactivity lately, if not paralysis, which has provided
B) there is general market inactivity, if not paralysis, lately it has provided
C) general market inactivity, if not paralysis, has lately provided
D) lately, general market inactivity, if not paralysis, has provided
E) is that lately general market inactivity, if not paralysis, which provides

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Post Tue May 16, 2017 2:22 am
Good explanation here:
http://www.beatthegmat.com/og-17-t293413.html

Just want to add few things to that discussion:
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Making things even more difficult has been general market inactivity lately, if not paralysis, which has provided little in the way of pricing guidance.

A) has been general market inactivity lately, if not paralysis, which has provided

E) is that lately general market inactivity, if not paralysis, which provides
In A) and E), which clause cannot jump non-essential modifier to refer to its referent.

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E) is that lately general market inactivity, if not paralysis, which provides
Further, in E,which clause's tense itself is illogical as we don't have any universal truth, repeated action etc here.

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