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Crises in international diplomacy do not always result from [#permalink] New post 28 Jul 2006, 08:24
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Crises in international diplomacy do not always result from malice; for nations, like individuals, can find themselves locked into difficult positions, unable to back down.

(A) do not always result from malice; for nations, like individuals, can find
(B) do not always results from malice; nations, just as individuals, finding
(C) do not always results from malice; nations, such as individuals, can find
(D) aren’t always the results of malice; nations in the same way that individuals can find
(E) aren’t resulting always from malice; just like individuals who can find
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Re: SC --- Diplomacy [#permalink] New post 28 Jul 2006, 08:32
Will go with A

(B) do not always results from malice; nations, just as individuals, finding
(C) do not always results from malice; nations, such as individuals, can find
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Re: SC --- Diplomacy [#permalink] New post 28 Jul 2006, 08:36
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Crises in international diplomacy do not always result from malice; for nations, like individuals, can find themselves locked into difficult positions, unable to back down.

(A) do not always result from malice; for nations, like individuals, can find
(B) do not always results from malice; nations, just as individuals, finding
(C) do not always results from malice; nations, such as individuals, can find
(D) aren’t always the results of malice; nations in the same way that individuals can find
(E) aren’t resulting always from malice; just like individuals who can find


I'll go with A
I am not sure if Crises is singular, assuming it is we need 'result' and not 'results'
B. Just as x, so y is the correct idom
C. comparison is between nations and individuals, so use 'like'
D. too wordy
E. again i think just like is not correct usage.
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Jul 2006, 08:54
will go with A.

I think D is wrong,

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Crises in international diplomacy do not always result from malice; for nations, like individuals, can find themselves locked into difficult positions, unable to back down.

(D) aren’t always the results of malice; nations in the same way that individuals can find


==> ......................aren’t always the results of malice; nations in the same way that individuals can find themselves locked into difficult positions, unable to back down.

where is the verb for nations ?

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 [#permalink] New post 28 Jul 2006, 20:59
ps_dahiya wrote:
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crisIs is singular and crisEs is plural.



True, however, the part of the sentence after the ";" does not seem to be complete in itself. Is that not a requirement for sentences separated by a ";" :?:
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Jul 2006, 21:31
mailtheguru wrote:
ps_dahiya wrote:
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crisIs is singular and crisEs is plural.



True, however, the part of the sentence after the ";" does not seem to be complete in itself. Is that not a requirement for sentences separated by a ";" :?:


I am not sure about "for nations" used in A.
Could somebody explain please?

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 [#permalink] New post 29 Jul 2006, 08:04
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b14kumar wrote:
mailtheguru wrote:
ps_dahiya wrote:
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crisIs is singular and crisEs is plural.



True, however, the part of the sentence after the ";" does not seem to be complete in itself. Is that not a requirement for sentences separated by a ";" :?:


I am not sure about "for nations" used in A.
Could somebody explain please?

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For=Because here... implying a reason


which means that the second part is not complete. then why A?
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Jul 2006, 08:09
semicolon is appropriate here, because it talks about 2 different things... they are unrelated directly, but the sentence is trying to show the similarity. 1st is a fact, another one is explanation of the fact... 2 unparallel sentences.
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Jul 2006, 08:17
u2lover wrote:
semicolon is appropriate here, because it talks about 2 different things... they are unrelated directly, but the sentence is trying to show the similarity. 1st is a fact, another one is explanation of the fact... 2 unparallel sentences.


Sorry to be persistent, but there is a rule mentiond in MGMAT that both sentences should be complete in themselves (gramatically complete sentences). However the second sentence:
for nations, like individuals, can find themselves locked into difficult positions, unable to back down.
doesnt seem to be complete to me..
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Jul 2006, 08:23
what's not complete here?

Individuals can find themselves locked into difficult positions, unable to back down.

now that's a compete sentence... "for" doesn't claim to connect 1st and 2nd clause... at all... it tries to shows the reason why 1st clause is the fact.
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 [#permalink] New post 31 Jul 2006, 01:19
Will go with A.

Comparing nouns ..... nations and Individuals....... hence like is appropriate.
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Re: SC --- Diplomacy [#permalink] New post 31 Jul 2006, 13:23
I think A is the choice here. This is a difficult question to answer, but not a difficult question in which to eliminate poor choices.

B, C & D all use 'results' instead of 'result'; this is wrong so all 3 choices can be eliminated just through that one relation.

E contains language that is just plain un-grammatical (if that is a word :) ).

A is the only choice that isn't thrown out right away so that is my choice.
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