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Although low in per capita income, India is among the ten most industrialized nations, among the only seven countries that have launched their own Earth satellites, and among the three countries that have the largest pools of technically trained persons.

a) among the only seven countries that have launched their own Earth satellites, and among
b) the only seven countries to have launched their own Earth satellites, and
c) among the only seven countries to have launched their own Earth satellites, and
d) the seven countries that are the only ones that launched their own Earth satellites, and
e) the seven countries that have been the only ones to launch their own Earth satellites, and

Which one is correct?

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Ans A.

Although low in per capita income, India is among the ten most industrialized nations, among the only seven countries that have launched their own Earth satellites, and among the three countries that have the largest pools of technically trained persons.

Parrallel structure: ....India is among the ...ten nations, among the ..seven countries, and among the...three countries...

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If u choose A.
You will see the redundancy of employing among.

coz it is designed to describe that:
India is among 10 countries, which 7 of those countries.......,
and the remaining 3 countries..............

so tricky.

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Yes, the correct answer should be E.
thanks.

Originally posted by mr_sarn

If u choose A.
You will see the redundancy of employing among.

coz it is designed to describe that:
India is among 10 countries, which 7 of those countries.......,
and the remaining 3 countries..............

so tricky.

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Why isn't it c?

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'Have been' is not appropriate in E. Therefore A should be the correct one.

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A is correct.

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Hi Erin,

Just wanted to understand, the problem with choosing E - notwithstanding all the arithmetic involved with it - is that it awkwardly uses "that have been the only ones" which must rule out any chances of selecting it.
Besides if you do the math - being among a pool of 7 achievers and also among the pool of 3 achievers adds upto 7 as indicated in the main clause so we are good with choosing A which is otherwise grammatically perfect.

Thank you.

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I did the math wrong. 7 and 3 add upto 10 as indicated in the main clause. Some problem keeping track of numbers!!!

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