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In recent years cattle breeders have increasingly used crossbreeding, in part that their steers should acquire certain characteristics and partly because crossbreeding is said to provide hybrid vigor.
(A) in part that their steers should acquire certain characteristics
(B) in part for the acquisition of certain characteristics in their steers
(C) partly because of their steers acquiring certain characteristics
(D) partly because certain characteristics should be acquired by their steers
(E) partly to acquire certain characteristics in their steers
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19 Feb 2006, 23:07
It E for || lism.

C is wrong becuase it changes the meaning, D is || but wordy and passive.

A & B are not ||.
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19 Feb 2006, 23:14
partly to acquire....partly to provide....

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19 Feb 2006, 23:38
think that "partly because " is required, so A, B and E are out
chose D)
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20 Feb 2006, 01:49
E for ||ism.

partly to acquire..... and partly.....to provide....
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22 Feb 2006, 14:40
I got E too
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22 Feb 2006, 14:53
I see nothing wrong with A. I know I have encountered this SC in the OG 10th edition.

As I understand it, the way to solve this SC is as follows.

In recent years cattle breeders have increasingly used crossbreeding. Ask the question WHY?

And the answer becomes more obvious - that the steers should acquire certain characteristics. While C and E are tempting choices, because it seems to maintain llism. BEWARE!!

C is wrong, because it seems to be incomplete.
partly because of their steers acquiring certain characteristics/
C seems to suggest that the steers are acquiring characteristics from someone or something, but that someone or something isn't mentioned

E seems to suggest that the farmers are going "to acquire characteristics from their steers.

Thus C and E don't make sense. Given that. A is the best choice, and is grammatically correct, even though it isn't parallel.
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22 Feb 2006, 20:31
I still would go with D.
partly because ..... and party because.... ll
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22 Feb 2006, 20:37
D uses the passive voice which is virtually forbidden on the GMAT.

Letting my bet ride on (E).

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23 Feb 2006, 02:35
I stand corrected. I took a second look at this SC. llism is being tested here, and A is definitely out. E is the best answer. E actually fits in when you ask the question Why? - and the answer that fits in best is "Partly to acquire certain characteristics in their steers". "In part that" in A is awkward.

C seems to suggest that the acquisition of certain characteristics by the steers caused the crossbreeding
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23 Feb 2006, 06:18
I would go with E . It is more ||.To acquire and to provide are parallel.
A and B are out because they are not ||. D uses passive voice so out and C is unclear. So E is the answer.
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25 Feb 2006, 23:12
(A) in part that their steers should acquire certain characteristics
-- not parallel
(B) in part or the acquisition of certain characteristics in their steers
-- not parallel
(C) partly because of their steers acquiring certain characteristics
-- parallel but "steers acquiring" is improper grammar
(D) partly because certain characteristics should be acquired by their steers
-- parallel; but destroys the tense
-- should is future tense
(E) partly to acquire certain characteristics in their steers
-- parallel and correct tense is maintained here
25 Feb 2006, 23:12
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