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1. Charlotte Parkins Gilman, a late nineteenth-century feminist, called for urban apartment houses including child-care facilities and clustered suburban houses including communal eating and social facilities.

A. including child-care facilities and clustered suburban houses including communal eating and social facilities
B. that included child-care facilities, and for clustered suburban houses to include communal eating and social facilities
C. with child-care facilities included and for clustered suburban houses to include communal eating and social facilities
D. that included child-care facilities and for clustered suburban houses with communal eating and social facilities
E. to include child-care facilities and for clustered suburban houses with communal eating and social facilities included

The answer is D. What's wrong with answer B, C, and E?

2. For many people, household labor remains demanding even if able to afford household appliances their grandparents would find a miracle.

C. even if they can afford household appliances their grandparents would have found miraculous
D. although they could afford household appliances their grandparents would find miraculous

The answer is C. Why is C better than D?

3. India is country with at least fifty major regional languages, of whom fourteen have official recognition.

C. fourteen of which are officially recognized
D. fourteen that are officially recognized

The answer is C. What's wrong with D? Isn't answer C (together with the part of sentence not underlined) a comma splice?

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15 Aug 2003, 15:57
1) I think C is the correct answer. So if the answer is really D I am as bewildered as you are.. or more..

2) Answer D is wrong because of the tense: "Labor remains demanding" is present tense, and "could" is past tense.

3) The underlined part of the sentence is a modifier. so there's got to be a reference to the other part. "which" does that job, "that" doesn't.
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15 Aug 2003, 16:06
It would've been great if you had shared the other answer options with us on questions 2 and 3...

it's always nice to try the questions as they are asked ...
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17 Aug 2003, 03:41
Thanks for answering Q2 and Q3
I repost those two questions as follows:

2. For many people, household labor remains demanding even if able to afford household appliances their grandparents would find a miracle.

A. even if able to afford household appliances their grandparents would find a miracle
B. despite being able to afford household appliances their grandparents would find a miracle
C. even if they can afford household appliances their grandparents would have found miraculous
D. although they could afford household appliances their grandparents would find miraculous
E. even if they are able to afford household appliances which would have been a miracle to their grandparents

3. India is country with at least fifty major regional languages, of whom fourteen have official recognition.

A. of whom fourteen have official recognition
B. fourteen that have official recognition
C. fourteen of which are officially recognized
D. fourteen that are officially recognized
E. among whom fourteen have official recognition

Can somebody help me with Question No.1?
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18 Aug 2003, 07:05
Joviest wrote:
1. Charlotte Parkins Gilman, a late nineteenth-century feminist, called for urban apartment houses including child-care facilities and clustered suburban houses including communal eating and social facilities.

A. including child-care facilities and clustered suburban houses including communal eating and social facilities
B. that included child-care facilities, and for clustered suburban houses to include communal eating and social facilities
C. with child-care facilities included and for clustered suburban houses to include communal eating and social facilities
D. that included child-care facilities and for clustered suburban houses with communal eating and social facilities
E. to include child-care facilities and for clustered suburban houses with communal eating and social facilities included

The answer is D. What's wrong with answer B, C, and E?

2. For many people, household labor remains demanding even if able to afford household appliances their grandparents would find a miracle.

C. even if they can afford household appliances their grandparents would have found miraculous
D. although they could afford household appliances their grandparents would find miraculous

The answer is C. Why is C better than D?

3. India is country with at least fifty major regional languages, of whom fourteen have official recognition.

C. fourteen of which are officially recognized
D. fourteen that are officially recognized

The answer is C. What's wrong with D? Isn't answer C (together with the part of sentence not underlined) a comma splice?

Thanks for all your patience!

I agree that Q1 is a little tough. But if you see, all choices other than D have "....included...and to include....." or "....to include.... and ....included..." structure which do not go together. The only choice that sounds okay is D
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18 Aug 2003, 22:26
Joviest wrote:
Thanks for answering Q2 and Q3

Can somebody help me with Question No.1?
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here it goes. (don't trust my opinion very much, i ain't native speaker)

a. including child-care facilities and clustered suburban houses including (seems like she calls for houses and she calls for facilities. second including is very ambiguous)
b. that included child-care facilities, and for clustered suburban houses to include (do you see difference? eliminate)
c. with child-care facilities included and for clustered s.houses to include (included is ambiguous. it is houses that should include facilities. to include - 'neither here nor there')
d. very easy to read and coherent sentence.
e. to include.. (houses to include? if it is necessary to keep to, then i'd say 'houses to be equipped with')
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19 Aug 2003, 00:23
Joviest wrote:
1. Charlotte Parkins Gilman, a late nineteenth-century feminist, called for urban apartment houses including child-care facilities and clustered suburban houses including communal eating and social facilities.

A. including child-care facilities and clustered suburban houses including communal eating and social facilities
B. that included child-care facilities, and for clustered suburban houses to include communal eating and social facilities
C. with child-care facilities included and for clustered suburban houses to include communal eating and social facilities
D. that included child-care facilities and for clustered suburban houses with communal eating and social facilities
E. to include child-care facilities and for clustered suburban houses with communal eating and social facilities included

The answer is D. What's wrong with answer B, C, and E?

2. For many people, household labor remains demanding even if able to afford household appliances their grandparents would find a miracle.

C. even if they can afford household appliances their grandparents would have found miraculous
D. although they could afford household appliances their grandparents would find miraculous

The answer is C. Why is C better than D?

3. India is country with at least fifty major regional languages, of whom fourteen have official recognition.

C. fourteen of which are officially recognized
D. fourteen that are officially recognized

The answer is C. What's wrong with D? Isn't answer C (together with the part of sentence not underlined) a comma splice?

Thanks for all your patience!

in number 1, D is correct because it is the only choice that correctly and in a parallel manner shows that each type of building was restricted to a certain type.
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