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    At the end of 2001, motion picture industry representatives said that there were about a million copies of Hollywood movies available online and expected piracy to increase with high-speed Internet connections that become more widely available.

    A) online and expected piracy to increase with high-speed Internet connections that become more widely available
    B) online and expect the increase of piracy with the wider availability of high-speed Internet connections
    C) online, and they expect more piracy to increase with the wider availability of high-speed Internet connections
    D) online, and that they expected the increase of piracy as high-speed Internet connections would become more widely available
    E) online, and that they expected piracy to increase as high-speed Internet connections became more widely available

    OA: E

    Why is Option E preferred over D?

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    I have the same doubt. Experts Please help

    Post Mon Aug 01, 2016 3:02 am
    richachampion wrote:
    Why is Option E preferred over D?
    To refer to a percentage, we use increase OF:
    an increase OF ten percent
    To refer to something becoming larger or more prevalent, we use increase IN:
    an increase IN the crime rate

    D: they expected the increase of piracy
    Here, increase OF incorrectly serves to refer to piracy (something expected to become more prevalent).
    Correct: they expected an increase IN piracy.
    Eliminate D.

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    Post Mon Aug 01, 2016 3:08 am
    GMATGuruNY wrote:
    richachampion wrote:
    Why is Option E preferred over D?
    To refer to a percentage, we use increase OF:
    an increase OF ten percent
    To refer to something becoming larger or more prevalent, we use increase IN:
    an increase IN the crime rate

    D: they expected the increase of piracy
    Here, increase OF incorrectly serves to refer to piracy (something expected to become more prevalent).
    Correct: they expected an increase IN piracy.
    Eliminate D.
    Thanks Mr, Hunt You are very helpful.

    Post Mon Aug 01, 2016 3:25 am
    richachampion wrote:
    Thanks Mr, Hunt You are very helpful.
    My pleasure.
    An error in D that does not rely on idiomatic knowledge:

    Generally, an as-clause must serve to modify an ACTION.
    It cannot serve to modify a noun or noun phrase.
    D: the increase of piracy as high-speed Internet connections would become
    Here, the as-clause in red incorrectly serves to modify not an action but a NOUN phrase (the increase of piracy).
    Eliminate D.

    OA: to increase as high-speed Internet connections became more widely available
    Here, the as-clause in green correctly serves to modify an action (to increase).

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    Post Sat Oct 01, 2016 4:57 am
    GMATGuruNY wrote:
    richachampion wrote:
    Thanks Mr, Hunt You are very helpful.
    My pleasure.
    An error in D that does not rely on idiomatic knowledge:

    Generally, an as-clause must serve to modify an ACTION.
    It cannot serve to modify a noun or noun phrase.
    D: the increase of piracy as high-speed Internet connections would become
    Here, the as-clause in red incorrectly serves to modify not an action but a NOUN phrase (the increase of piracy).
    Eliminate D.

    OA: to increase as high-speed Internet connections became more widely available
    Here, the as-clause in green correctly serves to modify an action (to increase).
    Hi Mitch!

    Thanks for the valuable information.
    I have a doubt in one piece if you can help.

    I have learned that the usage of word expected/expectation calls for a future tense usage.
    Now, since we have a past tense verb here (expected), usage of 'would'(future tense from a past perspective) should make sense. I'm still not sure how a simple past tense usage (became - past form of become) in OA makes sense.

    Regards
    SR

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