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In this particular job we have discovered that to be diligent is more important than being bright.

(1) that to be diligent is more important than being bright.
(2) by being diligent is important than being bright.
(3) being diligent is more important than being bright.
(4) diligence is more important than brightness.
(5) for one to be diligent is more important than being bright.
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Mar 2004, 08:37
A) looks fine.
I believe "discovered that" is a proper construction.
Choice D is most concise but akward.
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Mar 2004, 08:49
D.


Rajbhai are you sure that "that" is part of the underlined portion of the question?
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Mar 2004, 08:53
its A..if 'that' is not in the underlined part...then it should be C...


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 [#permalink] New post 12 Mar 2004, 08:55
"that" is indeed part of the underlined question. I did double check it.
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Mar 2004, 09:10
I will choose D instead of A.
I will give more preference to parallel construction.
Can we have the official answer too?
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Re: SC - #1 [#permalink] New post 12 Mar 2004, 09:14
Rajbhai wrote:
In this particular job we have discovered that to be diligent is more important than being bright.

(A) that to be diligent is more important than being bright.
(B) by being diligent is important than being bright.
(C) being diligent is more important than being bright.
(D) diligence is more important than brightness.
(E) for one to be diligent is more important than being bright.



The official answer is: D
Parallel construction error in the original statement. A similar form is required on each side of the comparison. тАЬDiligence - brightnessтАЭ
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Re: SC - #1 [#permalink] New post 12 Mar 2004, 10:50
Rajbhai wrote:
In this particular job we have discovered that to be diligent is more important than being bright.

(1) to be diligent is more important than being bright.
(2) by being diligent is important than being bright.
(3) being diligent is more important than being bright.
(4) diligence is more important than brightness.
(5) for one to be diligent is more important than being bright.


there seems to be a problem here.

A relative pronoun is needed in the rest of the choices. I removed
"that" from the underlined sentence. IMO, D is the best
Re: SC - #1   [#permalink] 12 Mar 2004, 10:50
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