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Heirloom tomatoes, grown from seeds saved from the previous [#permalink] New post 18 Dec 2007, 11:27
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Heirloom tomatoes, grown from seeds saved from the previous year, only look less appetizing than their round and red supermarket cousins, often green and striped, or have plenty of bumps and bruises, but are more flavorful.

A.cousins, often green and striped, or have plenty of bumps and bruises, but are
B.cousins, often green and striped, or with plenty of bumps and bruises, although
C.cousins, often green and striped, or they have plenty of bumps and bruises, although they are
D.cousins; they are often green and striped, or with plenty of bumps and bruises, although
E.cousins; they are often green and striped, or have plenty of bumps and bruises, but they are

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 [#permalink] New post 18 Dec 2007, 12:28
e.

"they are often green and striped" describes the heirloom tomatoes not the supermarket tomatoes. therefore you can eliminate A,B,C.

D doesn't really make sense. So I went with E.
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 [#permalink] New post 18 Dec 2007, 13:22
I also pick "E".

A/B/C have the misplaced modifier 'often green and striped'

D/E have corrected the misplaced modifier error.

If you remove the ',or have plenty of bumps and bruises,' then you have 'they are often green and striped'...so I would pick BUT since it is compared to the RED supermarket tomatoes and not ALTHOUGH.
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 [#permalink] New post 18 Dec 2007, 14:03
Thanks.
Great explanations.

The OA is E

I don't quite understand this question at first because I don't know what a heirloom tomato is. I do know what tomato looks like though. So I went to the grocery store to look for them. Now, it all makes sense. :)
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 [#permalink] New post 18 Dec 2007, 14:26
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e.

"they are often green and striped" describes the heirloom tomatoes not the supermarket tomatoes. therefore you can eliminate A,B,C.

D doesn't really make sense. So I went with E.


Thanks for the explanation. I got confused with green and striped.
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2007, 12:36
eileen1017 wrote:
So I went to the grocery store to look for them. Now, it all makes sense. :)


They are very tasty. 8-)
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Re: SC heirloom tomatoes [#permalink] New post 20 Dec 2007, 22:32
eileen1017 wrote:
Heirloom tomatoes, grown from seeds saved from the previous year, only look less appetizing than their round and red supermarket cousins, often green and striped, or have plenty of bumps and bruises, but are more flavorful.

A.cousins, often green and striped, or have plenty of bumps and bruises, but are
B.cousins, often green and striped, or with plenty of bumps and bruises, although
C.cousins, often green and striped, or they have plenty of bumps and bruises, although they are
D.cousins; they are often green and striped, or with plenty of bumps and bruises, although
E.cousins; they are often green and striped, or have plenty of bumps and bruises, but they are

Please explain your answers.


E.

ABC seem to refer to red tomatoes which cannot be followed by often green and striped.

D: not as well written as E.
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Re: SC heirloom tomatoes [#permalink] New post 21 Dec 2007, 00:36
[quote="marcodonzelli"][quote="eileen1017"]Heirloom tomatoes, grown from seeds saved from the previous year, only look less appetizing than their round and red supermarket cousins, often green and striped, or have plenty of bumps and bruises, but are more flavorful.

A.cousins, often green and striped, or have plenty of bumps and bruises, but are
B.cousins, often green and striped, or with plenty of bumps and bruises, although
C.cousins, often green and striped, or they have plenty of bumps and bruises, although they are
D.cousins; they are often green and striped, or with plenty of bumps and bruises, although
E.cousins; they are often green and striped, or have plenty of bumps and bruises, but they are


A, B and C are wrong because it seems that the cousins are green while it is stated that they are red. D seem better than E because "although" is more senseful than "but they are" in this case....D seems correct...why is OA E???
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Re: SC heirloom tomatoes [#permalink] New post 22 Dec 2007, 18:52
eileen1017 wrote:
Heirloom tomatoes, grown from seeds saved from the previous year, only look less appetizing than their round and red supermarket cousins, often green and striped, or have plenty of bumps and bruises, but are more flavorful.

A.cousins, often green and striped, or have plenty of bumps and bruises, but are
B.cousins, often green and striped, or with plenty of bumps and bruises, although
C.cousins, often green and striped, or they have plenty of bumps and bruises, although they are
D.cousins; they are often green and striped, or with plenty of bumps and bruises, although
E.cousins; they are often green and striped, or have plenty of bumps and bruises, but they are

Please explain your answers.


There are two independent clauses, and they should not be joined with commas. We need semi-colon to join the independent clause.

This leaves us with either D or E.

In D, with plenty of X and Y is wrong idiom here. They have plenty of bumps and not "with". Further, although has been incorrectly.

E is the correct answer.
Re: SC heirloom tomatoes   [#permalink] 22 Dec 2007, 18:52
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