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For many travelers, charter vacations often turn out to cost considerably more than they originally seemed

(A) they originally seemed
(B) they originally seem to
(C) they seemingly would cost originally
(D) it seemed originally
(E) it originally seemed they would
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For many travelers, charter vacations often turn out to cost considerably more than they originally seemed

(A) they originally seemed
(B) they originally seem to
(C) they seemingly would cost originally
(D) it seemed originally
(E) it originally seemed they would


I go with B. I shall explain my reasons, if my answer is correct.
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New post 28 Sep 2005, 23:26
B. Vacations are plural, so D and E are eliminated. C is ridiculous and A suddenly jumps into the past tense.
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New post 29 Sep 2005, 03:05
I pick E.

In A, B, C they does not have a clear antecedent.
D is incomplete
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New post 29 Sep 2005, 03:41
I'd pick E here.

I think it refers to cost and they refer to vacations.
It is tough one.
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New post 29 Sep 2005, 05:56
I'll go for E....

IN A , B , C 'they' refer to travellers or vacations...it is not clear...

Options are D and E...I think E is a better choice that clearifies 'they' as vacations here....
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New post 29 Sep 2005, 06:17
I think A is ok

In E 'it' is referring to travelers which is not correct
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E .
....more than it originally seemed they would (cost)
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New post 29 Sep 2005, 13:33
my take is D...

first of all who is "they" refering to? the only noun is travellers..did the travellers turn out to be more costly...NO...

the pronoun in C, "it" refers to vacations, and yes it is fine to use "it" because we have plural subjcet vacations....

D is the only which is correct...D it is..

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New post 29 Sep 2005, 13:50
Great. D for me :)
A,B,C "they" is ambiguous
E - seemed originally (D) seems better than "originally seemed". "they would" seems awkward to me.
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B. Vacations are plural, so D and E are eliminated. C is ridiculous and A suddenly jumps into the past tense.


I like this comment :lol:

Anyway, seems this one was not so easy. OA is A
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New post 29 Sep 2005, 20:09
Antmavel wrote:
For many travelers, charter vacations often turn out to cost considerably more than they originally seemed

(A) they originally seemed
(B) they originally seem to
(C) they seemingly would cost originally
(D) it seemed originally
(E) it originally seemed they would


(A) ok, correct..
(B) to is unnecessary and seem is not correct verb. we need past from.
(C) absurd and rediculas (agree with GMATT73) too.
(D) pronoun it is incorrect.
(E) same as E.
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New post 30 Sep 2005, 01:53
I still think E is correct. "It" does not refer to anything, it is the expletive "it".
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