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In recent years cattle breeders have increasingly used crossbreeding, in part that their steers sould acquire certain characteristics and partly because crossbreeding is said to provide hybrid vigor.

(A) in part that their steers sould 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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partly to acquire certain characteristics in their steers .... partly to provide hybrid vigor
E for me
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Jul 2006, 06:33
(E)

Partly to acquire...partly to provide

Good job Yurik!
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Partly to acquire...partly to provide

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 [#permalink] New post 13 Jul 2006, 08:13
partly because crossbreeding is said to provide hybrid vigor

Thanks guys. OA is E.
One question though... What about the part I highlighted above? Doesn't that make it a clause rather than a phrase like 'to acquire...'?
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