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The people of the ancient Near East believed that the Earth's dry land first appeared when the Creator separated the "water above" from the "water below", and that there is another ocean in the sky, above the firmament.

(A) appeared when the Creator separated the "water above" from the "water below", and that there is

(B) appeared when the Creator had separated the "water above" from the "water below", and that there is

(C) appeared when the Creator separated the "water above" from the "water below", and that there was

(D) had appeared when the Creator had separated the "water above" from the "water below", and that there was

(E) appeared when the Creator had separated the "water above" from the "water below", and that there was

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  • OA Pls. 1h.
  • Should be E. 21m.

The people of the ancient Near East believed that the Earth's dry land first appeared when the Creator separated the "water above" from the "water below", and that there is another ocean in the sky, above the firmament.

(A) appeared when the Creator separated the "water above" from the "water below", and that there is

(B) appeared when the Creator had separated the "water above" from the "water below", and that there is

(C) appeared when the Creator separated the "water above" from the "water below", and that there was

(D) had appeared when the Creator had separated the "water above" from the "water below", and that there was

(E) appeared when the Creator had separated the "water above" from the "water below", and that there was

  • D..... isn't it?. 1d.
  • c ?. 1d.

Affording strategic proximity to the Strait of Gibraltar, Morocco was also of interest to the French throughout the first half of the twentieth century because they assumed that if they did not hold it, their grip on Algeria was always insecure.

(A) if they did not hold it, their grip on Algeria was always insecure

(B) without it their grip on Algeria would never be secure

(C) their grip on Algeria was not ever secure if they did not hold it

(D) without that, they could never be secure about their grip on Algeria

(E) never would their grip on Algeria be secure if they did not hold it

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  • b. 1d.
  • The underline portion of the sentence has two pronouns, t.... 1d.
arunspanda
Arun Panda @arunspanda 33

The underline portion of the sentence has two pronouns, they and it, and it has an if construction expressing an assumption. The sentence, written as it is, has no pronoun error: plural pronoun "they" refers to French and singular pronoun "it" refers to Morocco. But, the underline part expressing the hypothetical condition in the past requires a consequent expressed in past tense. Choice(A) and (C) has wrong if construction. The word "that" in choice (D) is placed wrongly -the phrase after comma illogically describes "that" and  the part of the sentence  reads...they assumed that without that,...... The choice (E) is a perfect trap with correct tense. The usage of pronoun "it" and its placement in choice (E) lead to ambiguity in the meaning. The sentence with Choice (B) is the best expression.

Added to the increase in hourly wages requested last July, the railroad employees are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits.

(A) Added to the increase in hourly wages requested last July, the railroad employees are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits.

(B) Added to the increase in hourly wages which had been requested last July, the employees of the railroad are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits.

(C) The railroad employees are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits added to the increase in hourly wages that were requested last July.

(D) In addition to the increase in hourly wages that were requested last July, the railroad employees are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits.

(E) In addition to the increase in hourly wages requested last July, the employees of the railroad are now seeking an expanded program of retirement benefits.

  • e ?. 1d.
  • e. 1d.

According to United States Air Force officials, a cannon shooting dead chickens at airplanes has proved helpful to demonstrate what kind of damage can result when jets fly into a flock of large birds.

(A) shooting dead chickens at airplanes has proved helpful to demonstrate

(B) shooting dead chickens at airplanes has proved itself helpful as a

demonstration of

(C) shooting dead chickens at airplanes proves itself helpful as demonstrating

(D) that shoots dead chickens at airplanes proves itself helpful to demonstrate

(E) that shoots dead chickens at airplanes has proved helpful in demonstrating

  • a ?. 1d.

According to the professor's philosophy, the antidote to envy is one's own work, always one's own work: not thinking about it, not assessing it, but simply doing it.

(A) one's own work, always one's own work: not thinking about it, not assessing it, but simply doing it

(B) always work; because you don't think about it or assess it, you just do it

(C) always one's own work: not thinking about or assessing it, but simply to do it

(D) not to think or assess, but doing one's own work

(E) neither to think about one's own work nor to assess it, it is always simply doing it

Experts pls help in this ques...

kindly explain in detail esp..............usage of " : "

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  • a?. 1d.
  • a. 1d.

According to the National Pasta Association, per-capita consumption of pasta in the United States, which has already been approaching 19 pounds a year, will achieve 30 pounds a year by the twenty-first century.

(A) According to the National Pasta Association, per-capita consumption of pasta in the United States, which has already been approaching 19 pounds a year, will achieve 30 pounds a year by the twenty-first century.

(B) Already approaching 19 pounds a year in the United States, the National Pasta Association predicts that per-capita consumption of pasta will reach 30 pounds a year by the twenty-first century.

(C) The National Pasta association predicts by the twenty-first century that percapita consumption of pasta in the United States, which is already approaching 19 pounds a year, will reach 30 pounds a year.

(D) By the twenty-first century, the National Pasta Association predicts that percapita consumption of pasta in the United States, having already approached 19 pounds a year, will reach 30 pounds a year.

(E) According to the National Pasta Association, per-capita consumption of pasta in the United States is already approaching 19 pounds a year and will reach 30 pounds a year by the twenty-first century.

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  • e. 2d.
  • E. 2d.

According to the Better Business Bureau, if you fail to advertise the highest price in a range of prices for a service or product as prominently as that of the lowest, it violates the New York Consumer Protection Law.

(A) if you fail to advertise the highest price in a range of prices for a service or product as prominently as that of the lowest, it

(B) if one fails to advertise the highest price in a range of prices for a service or product as prominently as the lowest price, it

(C) failure to advertise the highest price in a range of prices for a service or product as prominently as the lowest

(D) failure to advertise as prominently the highest price in a range of prices for a service or product as the lowest

(E) failing to advertise as prominently the highest price in a range of prices for a service or products as that of the lowest

  • C looks better.. 2d.
  • c ?. 1d.

According to scientists at the University of California, the pattern of changes that have occurred in human DNA over the millennia indicate the possibility that everyone alive today might be descended from a single female ancestor who lived in Africa sometime between 140,000 and 280,000 years ago.

(A) indicate the possibility that everyone alive today might be descended from a single female ancestor who

(B) indicate that everyone alive today might possibly be a descendant of a single female ancestor who had

(C) may indicate that everyone alive today has descended from a single female ancestor who had

(D) indicates that everyone alive today may be a descendant of a single female ancestor who

(E) indicates that everyone alive today might be a descendant from a single female ancestor who

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  • Its D.... It can not be descendant from.... it should de.... 1d.
  • S-V agreement violation in options (A) and (B). Option (C.... 1d.
PritPrit
PritPrit ..... @PritPrit

Its D.... It can not be descendant from.... it should  descendant of...

arunspanda
Arun Panda @arunspanda 33

S-V agreement violation in options (A) and (B). Option (C) is eliminated as it changes the meaning of the sentence. Both the words  May and Might indicate possibility in present or in future. The word "may" is more formal. Option (D) is more appropriate choice than (E).

According to a study published by Dr. Myrna Weissman, only one percent of Americans born before 1905 had suffered major depression by the age of seventyfive; of those born since 1955, six percent had become depressed by age twentyfour.

(A) only one percent of Americans born before 1905 had suffered major depression by the age of seventy-five; of those born since 1955, six percent had become depressed by age twenty-four

(B) only one percent of Americans born before 1905 suffer major depression by the age of seventy-five; if they are born since 1955, six percent become depressed by age twenty-four

(C) of Americans born before 1905, only one percent of them have suffered major depression by age seventy-five, but six percent of those born since 1955 do by the age of twenty-four

(D) major depression is suffered by the age of seventy-five by only one percent of Americans born before 1905, and by age twenty-four by the six percent born since 1955

(E) Americans born before 1905 suffer major depression by the age of seventyfive only one percent of the time, but six percent of those born since 1955 did so by age twenty-four

  • a..both independent clauses are in parallel and follows s.... 3d.
lochan_cancer
Rudra Lochan @lochan_cancer 242

a..both independent clauses are in parallel and follows same tense..in B 1st clause is in simple present and unnecessary addition of Conditional 'if'

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