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    An Urch Guru Pundit Swami Sage maverick312's Avatar
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    for what which refer to?

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    119. Executives and federal officials say that the use of crack and cocaine is growing rapidly among workers, significantly compounding the effects of drug and alcohol abuse. which already are a cost to business of more than $100 billion a year.

    (A) significantly compounding the effects of drug and alcohol abuse, which already are a cost to business of
    (B) significantly compounding the effects of drug and alcohol abuse, which already cost business

    here which referes to effects or alcohol abuse? can any one provide me the underlying explanation ?

    there is quite good link on pronoun reference, but it didn't cover my question

    http://www.urch.com/forums/gmat-sent...tecedents.html

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    i guess B is better structured... which here refers to the "use of crack and cocaine"

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    which already are a cost to business is not right.

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    Which refers to 'effects' (of drug and alchohal abuse). It can not refer to 'use..'.

    B is correct.

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    B is correct;I agree with srtushar, which refers to 'effects'.

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    My answer is B.

    Agree to the above explanations.
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    IMO B! Concise and clear
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    I go with B. Option A is wordy

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    Ans 'B' is right

    'A' is very poorly worded...
    Which is referreing to effects of blah blah

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    Another vote for B

    which refers to effects

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