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Question

Despite the growing number of people who purchase plane tickets online, airline executives are convinced that, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers to automatic teller machines, many travelers will still use travel agents.


 

Option A:

growing number of people who purchase plane tickets online, airline executives are convinced that, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers to automatic teller machines, many travelers will

Option B:

growing number of people who purchase plane tickets online, airline executives are convinced, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers to automatic teller machines, that many travelers would

Option C:

growing number of people purchasing plane tickets online, airline executives are convinced, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers as compared to automatic teller machines, many travelers will

Option D:

fact that the number of people purchasing plane tickets online is growing, airline executives are convinced, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers as compared to automatic teller machines, that many travelers would

Option E:

fact that the number of people who purchase plane tickets online are growing, airline executives are convinced that, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers compared with automatic teller machines, many travelers would

Difficulty Level

Hard

Solution

Option A is the correct answer.


Option Analysis

Concept tested: Construction, Modifiers

A) Correct answer

B) Doesn’t use the right form of the idiom “Convinced that…”

C) Same as B.

D) This option changes the sense of the sentence. It tends to say “Despite the fact…”. It should be “Despite the growing number..”

E) Same as D.


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