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As a baby emerges from the darkness of the womb with a rudimentary sense of vision, it would be rated about 20/500, or legally blind if it were an adult with such vision.

A. As a baby emerges from the darkness of the womb with a rudimentary sense of vision, it would be rated about 20/500, or legally blind if it were an adult with such vision.
B. A baby emerges from the darkness of the womb with a rudimentary sense of vision that would be rated about 20/500, or legally lind as an adult.
C. As a baby emerges from the darkness of the womb, its rudimentary sense of vision would be rated about 20/500; qualifying it to be legally blind if an adult.
D. A baby emerges from the darkness of the womb with a rudimentary sense of vision that would be rated about 20/500; an adult with such vision would be deemed legally blind.
E. As a baby emerges from the darkness of the womb, its rudimentary sense of vision, which would deemed legally blind for an adult, would be rated about 20/500.
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15 Nov 2012, 23:03
I searched this question, its not properly explained.

Frens find split, so that we can make it mas 1 min 30 sec kill................
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15 Nov 2012, 23:15
Archit143 wrote:
As a baby emerges from the darkness of the womb with a rudimentary sense of vision, it would be rated about 20/500, or legally blind if it were an adult with such vision.

A. As a baby emerges from the darkness of the womb with a rudimentary sense of vision, it would be rated about 20/500, or legally blind if it were an adult with such vision.
B. A baby emerges from the darkness of the womb with a rudimentary sense of vision that would be rated about 20/500, or legally lind as an adult.
C. As a baby emerges from the darkness of the womb, its rudimentary sense of vision would be rated about 20/500; qualifying it to be legally blind if an adult.
D. A baby emerges from the darkness of the womb with a rudimentary sense of vision that would be rated about 20/500; an adult with such vision would be deemed legally blind.
E. As a baby emerges from the darkness of the womb, its rudimentary sense of vision, which would deemed legally blind for an adult, would be rated about 20/500.

I think this question tests your idiom knowledge. As x so y..... A,C & E all being with as without so, hence eliminate all of these.
left with B&D. look at B after "20/500", legally blind as an adult..who the baby no, it means vision, hence eliminate B. Further more look at the usage of As. It is being used for comparison. Whenever as is used for comparison, make sure it is followed by a clause. Hope this helps.
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15 Nov 2012, 23:20
Archit143 wrote:
As a baby emerges from the darkness of the womb with a rudimentary sense of vision, it would be rated about 20/500, or legally blind if it were an adult with such vision.

A. As a baby emerges from the darkness of the womb with a rudimentary sense of vision, it would be rated about 20/500, or legally blind if it were an adult with such vision.
B. A baby emerges from the darkness of the womb with a rudimentary sense of vision that would be rated about 20/500, or legally lind as an adult.
C. As a baby emerges from the darkness of the womb, its rudimentary sense of vision would be rated about 20/500; qualifying it to be legally blind if an adult.
D. A baby emerges from the darkness of the womb with a rudimentary sense of vision that would be rated about 20/500; an adult with such vision would be deemed legally blind.
E. As a baby emerges from the darkness of the womb, its rudimentary sense of vision, which would deemed legally blind for an adult, would be rated about 20/500.

First and foremost, there is a split with "it/its" and without it. In any of these options with "its" , there is pronoun ambiguity. Therefore we can simply eliminate - or they way u say- kill A, C and E.
between B and D a major difference is meaning and minor difference is punctuation. B has an incorrect meaning , suggesting that vision would be rated legally blind. D has semicolon and uses IC post semicolon correctly.

Ans D it is.
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15 Nov 2012, 23:44
Vips0000 wrote:
Archit143 wrote:
As a baby emerges from the darkness of the womb with a rudimentary sense of vision, it would be rated about 20/500, or legally blind if it were an adult with such vision.

A. As a baby emerges from the darkness of the womb with a rudimentary sense of vision, it would be rated about 20/500, or legally blind if it were an adult with such vision.
B. A baby emerges from the darkness of the womb with a rudimentary sense of vision that would be rated about 20/500, or legally lind as an adult.
C. As a baby emerges from the darkness of the womb, its rudimentary sense of vision would be rated about 20/500; qualifying it to be legally blind if an adult.
D. A baby emerges from the darkness of the womb with a rudimentary sense of vision that would be rated about 20/500; an adult with such vision would be deemed legally blind.
E. As a baby emerges from the darkness of the womb, its rudimentary sense of vision, which would deemed legally blind for an adult, would be rated about 20/500.

First and foremost, there is a split with "it/its" and without it. In any of these options with "its" , there is pronoun ambiguity. Therefore we can simply eliminate - or they way u say- kill A, C and E.
between B and D a major difference is meaning and minor difference is punctuation. B has an incorrect meaning , suggesting that vision would be rated legally blind. D has semicolon and uses IC post semicolon correctly.

Ans D it is.

Hi Vipps

few doubts........

A has " it" which i think correctly refer to " sense of vision", So i don't A has an error of "it"
whereas in C and E it refers to " womb' which is wrong.
In B meaning is wrong because use of " or" calls for parallelism, so i think it wrongly refers to rudimentary sense of vision instead of baby as legally blind......Am i correct.

Aslo , does it has idiom error "As X so Y", mentioned in some of the posts

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16 Nov 2012, 01:06
Archit143 wrote:
Vips0000 wrote:
Archit143 wrote:
As a baby emerges from the darkness of the womb with a rudimentary sense of vision, it would be rated about 20/500, or legally blind if it were an adult with such vision.

A. As a baby emerges from the darkness of the womb with a rudimentary sense of vision, it would be rated about 20/500, or legally blind if it were an adult with such vision.
B. A baby emerges from the darkness of the womb with a rudimentary sense of vision that would be rated about 20/500, or legally lind as an adult.
C. As a baby emerges from the darkness of the womb, its rudimentary sense of vision would be rated about 20/500; qualifying it to be legally blind if an adult.
D. A baby emerges from the darkness of the womb with a rudimentary sense of vision that would be rated about 20/500; an adult with such vision would be deemed legally blind.
E. As a baby emerges from the darkness of the womb, its rudimentary sense of vision, which would deemed legally blind for an adult, would be rated about 20/500.

First and foremost, there is a split with "it/its" and without it. In any of these options with "its" , there is pronoun ambiguity. Therefore we can simply eliminate - or they way u say- kill A, C and E.
between B and D a major difference is meaning and minor difference is punctuation. B has an incorrect meaning , suggesting that vision would be rated legally blind. D has semicolon and uses IC post semicolon correctly.

Ans D it is.

Hi Vipps

few doubts........

A has " it" which i think correctly refer to " sense of vision", So i don't A has an error of "it"
whereas in C and E it refers to " womb' which is wrong.
In B meaning is wrong because use of " or" calls for parallelism, so i think it wrongly refers to rudimentary sense of vision instead of baby as legally blind......Am i correct.

Aslo , does it has idiom error "As X so Y", mentioned in some of the posts

"it" in A doesnt necessarily refere to 'sense of vision'. Infact if you put this in context of entire sentence you'd find, 'it' is used again . Do both 'it' essentially refer to same 'sense of vision'? can 'sense of vision' be adult?
Additionally C and E also have same issue with 'it/its'.
B as you correctly pointed out distorts the meaning due to incorrect construction based on 'or'.

idiom error of As X so Y is definitely not tested here, "As" is not used for comparison here.

Hope it helps.
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