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# Hi Guys..some doubts in SC and CR

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06 Jul 2007, 23:53
Hi... I have a few questions and would be immensely grateful if someone could help me sort them out. I obviously know the answers but I dont know how Im suppsoed to arrive at them. Here goes then...

In assesing the problems faced by rural migrant workers, the question of whether they are better off materially than the urban workers is irrelevant.

(A) In assesing the problems faced by rural migrant workers, the question of whether they are better off materially than the urban workers is irrelevant
(B) The question of whether the rural migrant worker is better off materially than the urban working poor is irrelevant in assessing the problems they face.
(C) A question that is irrelevant in assessing the problems that rural migrant workers face is whether they are better off materially than the urban working poor.
(D) In an assesment of the problems faced by the rural migrant workers, the question of whether they are better off materially than the urban working poor is irrelevant.
(E) The question of whether the rural migrant worker is better off materially than the urban working poor is irrelevant in an assessment of the problems they face.

In order to conserve foreign exchange, the government requires that a fee will be deposited by local importers with the central bank for six months ranging from forty to fifty percent of the value of all imported items.

(A) that a fee will be deposited by local importers with the central bank for six months ranging
(B) that local importers would deposit with the central bank for six months a fee ranging
(C) local importers to deposit with the central bank fo six months a fee ranging
(D) from local importers a fee deposit for six months with central bank of
(E) of local importers that they must deposit with the central bank for a six months a fee which ranges
(D)
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07 Jul 2007, 01:14
For the first one B and E are out since "they" refer to rural migrant worker. C is too wordy. Between A & D i would go for A.

For the second one since the sentence is of a subjuctive form it should be in present tense. hence A and B are elimnated. E is too verbose. Between C and D. Ddoes not make sense Hence C.
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07 Jul 2007, 06:38
How could I not see this first time...D is the answer for the first.Here's why:

A and C are out as it seems that the question itself is doing the assessing.
B and E lack a referent for 'they'.

For the second one...C is clearly the answer:It is the fee that ranges from X to Y and not the months as stated in A.Also the correct idiom is 'requires X to do Y' if 'requires that' doesn't fit in.
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07 Jul 2007, 07:26
For first - D
Correct modifier. Clear pronoun reference for 'they'.

For second - C
'requires X to do Y' is the correct idiom.
A and B are supposed to use subjunctive mood. D and E are unidiomatic.
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07 Jul 2007, 08:29
vineetgupta wrote:
How could I not see this first time...D is the answer for the first.Here's why:

A and C are out as it seems that the question itself is doing the assessing.
B and E lack a referent for 'they'.

For the second one...C is clearly the answer:It is the fee that ranges from X to Y and not the months as stated in A.Also the correct idiom is 'requires X to do Y' if 'requires that' doesn't fit in.

Can you please explain the modifier problem here ?? How is the question itself doing the assessment??
07 Jul 2007, 08:29
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