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6.Within the boundaries of artistic rivalry lies a sense of family: the shared genetic inheritance, or accident, that enables musicians to make music.
(A) Within the boundaries of artistic rivalry lies a sense of family
(B) Within the boundaries of artistic rivalry lays a sense of family
(C) A sense of family lies inside of the boundaries of artistic rivalry
(D) A family sense lies within artistic rivalryâ€™s boundaries
(E) Within artistic rivalryâ€™s boundaries lays a family sense
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11 Jun 2004, 22:33
A is my FA

All others contain mistakes (lays is definitely incorrect) between A & C and I go with A
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11 Jun 2004, 22:35
B is my final answer. we have to use an intransitive verb here and I think this choice makes it clear. lies can also act as a noun and can be misconstrued for lie as in deciet.
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12 Jun 2004, 00:39
A should be it.

B is wrong because â€œlayâ€
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22 Jun 2004, 23:44
Can anyone explain what "transitive and intransitive verbs" are and how to diffrentiate them

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23 Jun 2004, 03:22
vkranthi7 wrote:
Can anyone explain what "transitive and intransitive verbs" are and how to diffrentiate them

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transitive verbs take an object, a receipient of action, whereas intransitive ones do not.
TO LAY is transitive, it does not make sense standing alone---I lay (lay what? an object is necessary)

TO LIE (meaning to recline) is intransitive. I lie -- sounds OK.
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26 Jun 2004, 20:47
OA is A
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15 Nov 2009, 00:10
Can someone please explain why OA os A? what's wrong with D?
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Re: boundaries.....   [#permalink] 15 Nov 2009, 00:10
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