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Churchgoers in the Oldcastle parish have asked the leaders of the Human Genome Project not to hold a convention in the center opposite the local church since the agenda presented in the convention may be offensive to them.

A. the leaders of the Human Genome Project not to hold a convention in the center opposite the local church since the agenda presented in the convention may be offensive to them
B. the leaders of the Human Genome Project not to hold a convention at the local church since the agenda presented in the convention may be offensive to them
C. the leaders of the Human Genome Project not to hold a convention in the center opposite the local church due to the fact that the agenda presented in the convention may be offensive to them.
D. the leadership of the Human Genome Project not to hold a convention in the center opposite the local church due to the fact the agenda presented in the convention may be offensive to them
E. the leadership of the Human Genome Project not to hold a convention in the center opposite the local church since the agenda presented in the convention may be offensive to them




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Churchgoers in the Oldcastle parish have asked the leaders of the Human Genome Project not to hold a convention in the center opposite the local church since the agenda presented in the convention may be offensive to them.

the leaders of the Human Genome Project not to hold a convention in the center opposite the local church since the agenda presented in the convention may be offensive to them

the leaders of the Human Genome Project not to hold a convention at the local church since the agenda presented in the convention may be offensive to them

the leaders of the Human Genome Project not to hold a convention in the center opposite the local church due to the fact that the agenda presented in the convention may be offensive to them.

the leadership of the Human Genome Project not to hold a convention in the center opposite the local church due to the fact the agenda presented in the convention may be offensive to them

the leadership of the Human Genome Project not to hold a convention in the center opposite the local church since the agenda presented in the convention may be offensive to them

Post your reason and I will post the solution, the reason is I don't want to color analysis.


Original sentence has ambigous pronoun "them". Same in B and C.
Correct ans must be D or E.
D has incorrect 'due to the fact'

Hence Ans E it is.
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Wow, you are an absolute machine Vips. Thats exactly what the solution says.


But here to you is my question. I don't quite understand why "the leaders" can be ambiguous, but somehow, "the leadership" is not.

In fact, I narrowed down this question to A and E. and I actually saw the ambiguous word "them", but I chose A because in my opinion, it changed the meaning of the subject from "leaders" to "leadership" while not reducing any redundancy and in my opinion not addressing the issue of ambiguity.

Can't wait for your insight as always :)
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Wow, you are an absolute machine Vips. Thats exactly what the solution says.


But here to you is my question. I don't quite understand why "the leaders" can be ambiguous, but somehow, "the leadership" is not.

In fact, I narrowed down this question to A and E. and I actually saw the ambiguous word "them", but I chose A because in my opinion, it changed the meaning of the subject from "leaders" to "leadership" while not reducing any redundancy and in my opinion not addressing the issue of ambiguity.

Can't wait for your insight as always :)

The difference between the leaders and the leadership is that the leadership is singular while the leaders is plural. Thus no ambiguity with use of leadership,as we know what them refers to.

Hope it helps:)
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Keen observance Vips

Thank you for the explanation.
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Churchgoers in the Oldcastle parish have asked the leaders of the Human Genome Project not to hold a convention in the center opposite the local church since the agenda presented in the convention may be offensive to them.

    (A) the leaders of the Human Genome Project not to hold a convention in the center opposite the local church since the agenda presented in the convention may be offensive to them

    (B) the leaders of the Human Genome Project not to hold a convention at the local church since the agenda presented in the convention may be offensive to them

    (C) the leaders of the Human Genome Project not to hold a convention in the center opposite the local church due to the fact that the agenda presented in the convention may be offensive to them.

    (D) the leadership of the Human Genome Project not to hold a convention in the center opposite the local church due to the fact the agenda presented in the convention may be offensive to them

    (E) the leadership of the Human Genome Project not to hold a convention in the center opposite the local church since the agenda presented in the convention may be offensive to them

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anon1 wrote:
Wow, you are an absolute machine Vips. Thats exactly what the solution says.


But here to you is my question. I don't quite understand why "the leaders" can be ambiguous, but somehow, "the leadership" is not.

In fact, I narrowed down this question to A and E. and I actually saw the ambiguous word "them", but I chose A because in my opinion, it changed the meaning of the subject from "leaders" to "leadership" while not reducing any redundancy and in my opinion not addressing the issue of ambiguity.

Can't wait for your insight as always :)

The difference between the leaders and the leadership is that the leadership is singular while the leaders is plural. Thus no ambiguity with use of leadership,as we know what them refers to.

Hope it helps:)


Hey i have one doubt. I don't understand how would the churchgoers ask the leadership..the churchgoers can only ask leaders....could you please help me understand..thanks!!
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Hey i have one doubt. I don't understand how would the churchgoers ask the leadership..the churchgoers can only ask leaders....could you please help me understand..thanks!!


hi,

Leadership is the action of leading a group of people. Or, the actual people who lead the group.
If you think you have leadership skills, you better be able to rally the troops and get the job done. Leadership can be the act of leading, or a name for the group of people doing the leading.

https://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/leadership

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Nice Question.

Answer E, Official Solution Economist:
This answer choice corrects the original ambiguity mistake in a clever way. It retains the originally ambiguous pronoun them, but changes one of the plural nouns with which it agreed (leaders) to the singular leadership. The result is that them now agrees with one noun only - Churchgoers, so it is no longer ambiguous.
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