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by ashishrs » Thu Jul 19, 2007 11:23 pm

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Although energy prices have tripled in the United States over the last two years, research indicates few people to have significantly reduced the amount of driving they do, nor are they making fuel efficiency a priority when shopping for cars.
A. few people to have significantly reduced the amount of driving they do, nor are they making
B. few people having significantly reduced the amount of driving they do or made
C. that there are few people who have significantly reduced the amount of driving they do, nor having made
D. that few people have significantly reduced the amount of driving they do and are not making
E. that few people have significantly reduced the amount of driving they do or made

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by givemeanid » Fri Jul 20, 2007 5:42 am

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Is it E?
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by ashishrs » Fri Jul 20, 2007 5:53 am

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yes it's correct...

nor are they making

confused me...

can you explain how did you land to answer E

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by givemeanid » Fri Jul 20, 2007 6:11 am

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'That' is required after indicates. C, D and E remain.
C - 'nor' requires neither. The correct idiom is 'neither X... nor Y'. 'there are few people who have' is wordy and awkward
D - 'have reduced' is not parallel to 'making'.
E - 'have reduced' is parallel to 'made'
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by BTGmoderatorRO » Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:06 am

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Option A. 'nor are they making' this statement is not correct because 'nor' must appear with 'Neither'
Option B 'having significantly' this is an inappropriate word combination ,it does not follow.

Option C. This is similar to the error in option A 'nor' cannot appear in a sentence without Neither preceding it .

Option D. This is the not correct answer 'that few people have significantly reduced the amount of driving they do and are not making' this option is the most suitable to the question.Since the prices of energies have been tripled,few people reduced the amount of driving they do AND ARE NOT MAKING(this contradicts the fact that energy prices are high).

Option E. Here,'that few people have significantly reduced the amount of driving they do OR MADE.
in layman explanation,since energies price have been tripled they Either reduced the amount of driving OR made fuel efficiency a priority when shopping.