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# According to United States Air Force officials, a cannon

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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.
(B) shooting dead chickens at airplanes has proved itself helpful as a demonstration of
(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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16 Jul 2004, 13:17
I go with E on this!

Reason: "a cannon shooting dead chickens " implies that the cannon itself is shooting dead chickens which is not correct.

therefore A is out - and out of the rest whereever "itself" is, eliminate that choice (as cannon in itself cannot perform any action)

Now I am just left with E - the answer
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16 Jul 2004, 13:28
Agree with Vithal, E makes the intended sense than A.
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17 Jul 2004, 10:35
POE makes me choose between A and E. E seems better than A, but just better enough

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