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According to United States Air Force officials, a cannon [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2003, 10:49
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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
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2003, 11:06
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why shoot dead chicken?? they are already dead.. :dunnow
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2003, 11:33
It seems to me that chicken is uncountable, so we can't say chickens.
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2003, 22:11
vote for E. "...in demonstrating.." fits better than ".. to demostrate.." .
..chicken too has to fit better :banana :rocket
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Nov 2003, 18:08
Not A, but E...........
I'm confusing for the question that "E" sounds better than "A"........

Could you explain it?
If the reason is idiomatic express, I have no comment ............. :cry:
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Re: SC [#permalink] New post 27 May 2011, 03:26
Option (E) is clear compared to option (A)
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Re: SC [#permalink] New post 27 May 2011, 15:00
+1 E

In this case, "shooting" is not clear. We need a relative clause to indicate the correct tense.
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