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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 blind 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 be deemed legally blind for an adult, would be rated about 20/500.
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(D). This problem is testing whether or not we understand how to use the semicolon. Both sentences can stand alone.
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 [#permalink] New post 18 Dec 2005, 11:39
D is correct and has a correct usage of a semicolon where two clauses are able to stand on their own
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As a baby emerges from the darkness of the womb with a [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2008, 08:36
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 form 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 blind 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 be deemed legally blind for an adult, would be rated about 20/500.
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Re: SC-BABY [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2008, 09:52
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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 form 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 blind 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 be deemed legally blind for an adult, would be rated about 20/500.
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Re: SC-BABY [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2008, 11:32
At first i liked E, but "its" is slightly ambiguous.
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Re: SC-BABY [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2008, 20:07
I narrowed it down to B and D because they are in the active voice. Then I choose D because I didn't think "or" was correct.
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Re: SC-BABY [#permalink] New post 14 Mar 2008, 02:47
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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 form 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 blind 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 be deemed legally blind for an adult, would be rated about 20/500.



I dont think you can eliminate A,C and E on the basis of the usage of 'it' because you can use 'it' when referring to a person whose gender is unknown.
e.g When is the baby due?
(When is it due?)
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Re: SC-BABY [#permalink] New post 14 Mar 2008, 03:34
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I dont think you can eliminate A,C and E on the basis of the usage of 'it' because you can use 'it' when referring to a person whose gender is unknown.
e.g When is the baby due?
(When is it due?)


In A 'it' is ambiguous. In C,E maybe you are right: 'its' is not worse than 'with'. :?
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Re: SC-BABY [#permalink] New post 14 Mar 2008, 15:03
I think one can eliminate C due to the presence of the semi colon.
There should be a comma instead.
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Re: SC-BABY [#permalink] New post 16 Mar 2008, 05:27
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Re: As a baby emerges from the darkness of the womb with a [#permalink] New post 04 Aug 2013, 03:21
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. 'it' may refer to sense of vision as well as a baby, and vision cannot 'be blind'
(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 blind as an adult. same as A
(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. An integrate sentences should follow a semicolon
(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. correct. semicolon here can separate two sentence with interlinked meaning.
(E) As a baby emerges from the darkness of the womb, its rudimentary sense of vision, which would be deemed legally blind for an adult, would be rated about 20/500. same as A
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