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Post Sun Jul 31, 2016 4:11 pm
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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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 Mon Aug 01, 2016 1:36 am
I have the same doubt. Experts Please help

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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.

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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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