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305. 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 think D is more straightforward.. what is wrong with option D?
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06 Dec 2008, 18:00
lgon wrote:
305. 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 think D is more straightforward.. what is wrong with option D?

"it" in D and E disagrees with "vacations", so even straightforward but out
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06 Dec 2008, 20:29
Is B the OA?
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07 Dec 2008, 09:02
IMO A... but what is the OA?
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07 Dec 2008, 14:35
A for me too. QA pls ?
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07 Dec 2008, 22:13
My ans is B
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305. For many travelers, charter vacations often turn out to cost considerably more than they originally seemed.
(A) they originally seemed No need of past tense
(B) they originally seem to hold
(C) they seemingly would cost originally awkward
(D) it seemed originally it does not match with vacations(E) it originally seemed they would

I think D is more straightforward.. what is wrong with option D? same as D
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07 Dec 2008, 23:59
OA is A.. and thank you sondenso..
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08 Dec 2008, 21:56
But wht is wrong with B?
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OA is A.. and thank you sondenso..
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09 Dec 2008, 00:31
ritula wrote:
But wht is wrong with B?

I think redundancy "to"
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29 Aug 2011, 11:24
Not sure if the question is too basic.

wouldn't the reference to "they" be confusing? travelers or vacations?
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06 Sep 2011, 04:44
mikeworld wrote:
Not sure if the question is too basic.

wouldn't the reference to "they" be confusing? travelers or vacations?

Not really... travelers is seperated by comma and being modified by the clause - charter vacations often turn out to cost considerably. Also logically speaking it would not refer to the travelers but rather vacations (or at best cost)...
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06 Sep 2011, 05:13
thank-you...now understand it better!
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06 Sep 2011, 09:27
lgon wrote:
305. 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 think D is more straightforward.. what is wrong with option D?

Against the OA. "B" makes more sense.

"For many travelers, charter vacations often turn out to cost considerably more than X"
"often turn out"- this tone is in simple present, which conveys the fact.

"they originally seemed."
It ends with a past tense, giving an impression that we were talking about few specific vacations.

Following make more sense IMO:
For many travelers, charter vacations have turned out to cost considerably more than they originally seemed.
For many travelers, charter vacations are turning out to cost considerably more than they originally seemed.

Or, as a fact
For many travelers, charter vacations often turn out to cost considerably more than they originally seem to.
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07 Sep 2011, 09:02
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lgon wrote:
305. 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 think D is more straightforward.. what is wrong with option D?

Against the OA. "B" makes more sense.

"For many travelers, charter vacations often turn out to cost considerably more than X"
"often turn out"- this tone is in simple present, which conveys the fact.

"they originally seemed."
It ends with a past tense, giving an impression that we were talking about few specific vacations.

Following make more sense IMO:
For many travelers, charter vacations have turned out to cost considerably more than they originally seemed.
For many travelers, charter vacations are turning out to cost considerably more than they originally seemed.

Or, as a fact
For many travelers, charter vacations often turn out to cost considerably more than they originally seem to.

+1 B - there is no reason to use past here. we use "often" and present. no reason to change it.
the additional "to" - is completely fine and shows of ||
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