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# 229. Nations or For nations?

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25 Feb 2008, 18:02
229.Crises in international diplomacy do not always result from malice; for nations, like individuals, can find themselves locked into difficult positions, unable to back down.
(A) do not always result from malice; for nations, like individuals, can find
(B) do not always results from malice; nations, just as individuals, finding
(C) do not always results from malice; nations, such as individuals, can find
(D) aren’t always the results of malice; nations in the same way that individuals can find
(E) aren’t resulting always from malice; just like individuals who can find
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25 Feb 2008, 18:40
i dont particulary like any of them, but of the lot, A is the best.
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25 Feb 2008, 18:46
i think the answer is B.
all others can be eliminated easily.
Crisis in singular and sentences seperated by semi colon should be able to stand on their own.
for in the initial statement doesnot make the statement stand on its own.
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25 Feb 2008, 23:41
Neochronic wrote:
i think the answer is B.
all others can be eliminated easily.
Crisis in singular and sentences seperated by semi colon should be able to stand on their own.
for in the initial statement doesnot make the statement stand on its own.

Are you sure: Crises is singular?
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26 Feb 2008, 00:05
Sentence has Subject to Verb, like/Such as usage and Conjunction issues.
Subject phrase Crises in international diplomacy is singular – eliminate D and E – eliminate D and E

(A) do not always result from malice; for nations, like individuals, can find [ two independent clauses coordinated suing semi-colon plus both are parallel – hold it]
(B) do not always results from malice; nations, just as individuals, finding [do not; finding is not parallel – eliminate it]
(C) do not always results from malice; nations, such as individuals, can find [Such as – is preferred when we have list of things – eliminate it]
(D) aren’t always the results of malice; nations in the same way that individuals can find
(E) aren’t resulting always from malice; just like individuals who can find

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26 Feb 2008, 00:23
I go with A too,

Nothing else sounds semantically correct.

I learnt point C, thanks Hanumayamma
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26 Feb 2008, 01:24
hanumayamma wrote:
Sentence has Subject to Verb, like/Such as usage and Conjunction issues.
Subject phrase [color=#FF0000]Crises
in international diplomacy is singular – eliminate D and E – eliminate D and E[/color]

He he,hanumayamma, A say: Crises...do not always...A correct, so Crises can not be singular.Thanks anyway!

(A) do not always result from malice; for nations, like individuals, can find [ two independent clauses coordinated suing semi-colon plus both are parallel – hold it]
(B) do not always results from malice; nations, just as individuals, finding [do not; finding is not parallel – eliminate it]
(C) do not always results from malice; nations, such as individuals, can find [Such as – is preferred when we have list of things – eliminate it]

I like this explaination to eliminate C

(D) aren’t always the results of malice; nations in the same way that individuals can find
(E) aren’t resulting always from malice; just like individuals who can find

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27 Feb 2008, 10:25
A. You need like to compare nouns. Nations... Individuals. B and C incorrectly use as. Just as.
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