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    In reference to the ad placed in today’s newspaper, several callers expressed interest in renting the currently empty loft.

    A.In reference to the ad placed in today’s newspaper, several callers expressed interest in
    B.Referring to the ad placed in today’s newspaper, callers expressed interest about
    C.Referring to the ad placed in today’s newspaper, callers have expressed interest in
    D.With reference to the ad placed in today’s newspaper, callers frequently expressed interest about
    E.When referring to the ad placed in today’s newspaper, callers frequently express interest about

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    C for me.
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    C for me as well. today's newspaper in the modifier gives the clue that the action is still going on.

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    C for me as well.

    "interest in" is the correct idiom eliminating B,D,E. "In reference" is incorrect eliminating A.
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    one more vote for C

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    You guys got it.I was narrowed down to A nd C as i got the idiom interest in. Then i picked A.

    Ram! why are u saying "In Reference" is incorrect? Is it unidiomatic or since this sentence is present continuous, using "In reference" is wrong.

    Can u please clarify.

    BTW OA is C

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    Agree with 'C' though I got it wrong in the first attempt.

    IMO, If one has to use, then 'With reference' is the correct usage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by preity
    You guys got it.I was narrowed down to A nd C as i got the idiom interest in. Then i picked A.

    Ram! why are u saying "In Reference" is incorrect? Is it unidiomatic or since this sentence is present continuous, using "In reference" is wrong.

    Can u please clarify.

    BTW OA is C
    "In reference to" is a prepositional phrase which means the same thing as "Regarding". A better example would be "In reference to the question asked by my opponent, I would like to state that..."

    In this context (a newspaper ad) "with reference to" would be preferrable, IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ramanathansankar View Post
    C for me as well.

    "interest in" is the correct idiom eliminating B,D,E. "In reference" is incorrect eliminating A.
    Apart from this,would we prefer present perfect tense over past since action still on-going ( in today;s newspaper so...)
    Pls reply ASAP

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