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# Europes travel lndustry is suffering as a result of sluggish

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Europe’s travel lndustry is suffering as a result of sluggish economy, a stretch of bad weather as well as the chilling effects of terrorist activity that is persistent.

(A) as well as the chilling effects of terrorist activity that is persitstent
(B) and the chilling effect of terrorist activity that is persistent
(C) but persistent terrorist activity has had a chilling effect too
(D) and the chilling effects of persistent terrorist activity
(E) as well as the chilling effects of terrorist activity that persists

can any 1 pls explain this
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23 Sep 2009, 11:45
I say D.. sorry not good at explaining these
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23 Sep 2009, 12:54
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sagarsabnis wrote:
Europe’s travel lndustry is suffering as a result of sluggish economy, a stretch of bad weather as well as the chilling effects of terrorist activity that is persistent.
(A) as well as the chilling effects of terrorist activity that is persitstent
(B) and the chilling effect of terrorist activity that is persistent
(C) but persistent terrorist activity has had a chilling effect too
(D) and the chilling effects of persistent terrorist activity
(E) as well as the chilling effects of terrorist activity that persists

can any 1 pls explain this

X, Y AND Z - parallel
A, E - out
C - "but" changes the meaning

D - is better than B (that is persistent)
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24 Sep 2009, 01:57
will choose D but dont know Y B is wrong
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24 Sep 2009, 08:34
this sentence is waiting for a AND ...

D's construction is better than B's ... for the reasons that already have been given.
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24 Sep 2009, 08:38
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One thing to note: B has singular effect, D has plural effects.
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24 Sep 2009, 10:02
To me, B is better. D causes ambiguity since 'persistent' can modify terrorist or activity.
What is persistent? terrorist or terror activity. Of course, we can still guess which one, but the sentence still ambiguous.
In addition, to parallel with 'a result' and a stretch, 'effect' should be singular.

Europe’s travel lndustry is suffering as a result of sluggish economy, a stretch of bad weather

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24 Sep 2009, 10:11
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Persistent [Terrorist Activity] ...

This is not ambiguous, this is just an adjective to a noun that has already one.
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24 Sep 2009, 11:53
OA is D
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25 Sep 2009, 08:04
I'll go with D. Others are incorrect or wordy.
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06 Sep 2010, 04:55
This is a //ism qn.
as a result of X,Y and Z .
eliminate A,C,E
btw B and D
B - that makes the structure improper,
D - comparatively better
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06 Sep 2010, 05:03
usage of And is better than as well as . So left with B and D. D is precise and clear than B
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06 Sep 2010, 05:56
I too agree with D.
B is bit wordier than D .
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06 Sep 2010, 06:10
I will go with D , || in clause is clearly evident in the option D against the other options where we see inconsistency in the ||
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06 Sep 2010, 06:40
D obvious.

"as a result of X,Y and Z". is better than "as a result of X,Y as well as Z."

as well as introduces information which is already known to the listener/reader; the rest of the sentence gives new information.
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06 Sep 2010, 10:45
A very different SC indeed....
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06 Sep 2010, 13:24
I choose D

(A) unclear whether chilling effects are persistent or terror activity is persistent
(B) (that is persistent) is not concise
(C) but .... is not parallel
(D) and the chilling effects of persistent terrorist activity
(E) not parallel
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06 Sep 2010, 16:47
I agree that the answer is D, but there should be a comma after the word "weather."
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06 Sep 2010, 22:47
sagarsabnis wrote:
Europe’s travel lndustry is suffering as a result of sluggish economy, a stretch of bad weather as well as the chilling effects of terrorist activity that is persistent.

(A) as well as the chilling effects of terrorist activity that is persitstent
affects (plural), is persistence (singular)
(B) and the chilling effect of terrorist activity that is persistent
missing comma, but otherwise sound
(C) but persistent terrorist activity has had a chilling effect too
we need "and" since we are listing elements. "but" changes the meaning
(D) and the chilling effects of persistent terrorist activity
missing comma but otherwise sound, more concise than B
(E) as well as the chilling effects of terrorist activity that persists
same as A

can any 1 pls explain this

D is a better choice than B in term of concision
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07 Sep 2010, 02:10
I will try to explain
Europe’s travel lndustry is suffering as a result of sluggish economy, a stretch of bad weather as well as the chilling effects of terrorist activity that is persistent.
(A) as well as the chilling effects of terrorist activity that is persitstent
(B) and the chilling effect of terrorist activity that is persistent
(C) but persistent terrorist activity has had a chilling effect too
(D) and the chilling effects of persistent terrorist activity
(E) as well as the chilling effects of terrorist activity that persists

C is wrong because we have no contrast.
A & E use as well as with three reasons.
finally between B and D :D is better because sluggish ,bad and persistent are modifiers parallel.
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