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# If the claims of coastal nations to 200-mile territorial

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If the claims of coastal nations to 200-mile territorial seas were accepted on a worldwide basis, more than thirty per cent of the world’s ocean area would come under the jurisdiction of one or other national states.

(A) one or other national states
(B) one or another national state
(C) one or the other national state
(D) some or another of the national states
(E) each and every national state
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10 Jul 2009, 21:12
nightwing79 wrote:
If the claims of coastal nations to 200-mile territorial seas were accepted on a worldwide basis, more than thirty per cent of the world’s ocean area would come under the jurisdiction of one or other national states.

(A) one or other national states
(B) one or another national state
(C) one or the other national state
(D) some or another of the national states
(E) each and every national state

IMHO, it's B.

It should be state, not states (plural). A, D are out. E changes the meaning of the sentence to a certain extent. C sounds awkward to me, seems to point towards a specific nation state -- but this is a generalization, not pointing at any specific state. Leaves B, IMO.
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11 Jul 2009, 02:48
OA is B

one or other - means between first or second that is out of two choices
one or another - between multiple choices not restricted to two
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11 Jul 2009, 02:50
IMO C.

i remember reading sumwhr, 'another' is used when we r talking abt only 2 things.

A looks too generalized to me.... as in .... the ocean will belong to one state or else to all other states at one time... 'to one or other states'....means a part of ocean will belong to one nation or else to many nations at one time..

therefore, C. wats OA.?
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11 Jul 2009, 02:52
nightwing79 wrote:
OA is B

one or other - means between first or second that is out of two choices
one or another - between multiple choices not restricted to two

seems i read the correct way but remember the wrong way..
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