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# International sporting events need not be fiscal disasters,

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International sporting events need not be fiscal disasters, the financial success of the 1992 Olympic Games demonstrates that fact.

(A) the financial success of the 1992 Olympic Games demonstrates that fact
(B) for example, the 1992 Olympic Games were financially successful
(C) like the financial success of the 1992 Olympic Games demonstrates
(D) a fact demonstrated by the 1992 Olympic Games, which were financially successful
(E) as the financial success of the 1992 Olympic Games demonstrates
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03 Jul 2005, 23:04
i'll go with B. although it might be A but I am deciding firm on B. the sentence flows easily and doesnt feel sluggish and overburdened. also follows logically - conclusion followed by evidence. [i've been doing too many CR's as of latelly lol
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04 Jul 2005, 04:51
A would have been correct had it been a ;
C is out
Tough choice betwwen B,D,E
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04 Jul 2005, 14:59
E.

B & D are out because of the use of 'were'
C is out because of 'like'
Between A & E I will go with E
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04 Jul 2005, 16:33
i'm still sticking with B change of tense is allowed here because there are two past events in the sentence - present/future games and past games such as 1992 which obviously has occured before the present/future therefore the usage of past tense 'were' is OK
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04 Jul 2005, 16:33
oh and if the poster can underline the erroneous part it would help a lot
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05 Jul 2005, 08:42
E should be it.

International sporting events need not be fiscal disasters, the financial success of the 1992 Olympic Games demonstrates that fact.

(A) the financial success of the 1992 Olympic Games demonstrates that fact
- Created Run on sentence. 2 IC without coordinate conjunction

(B) for example, the 1992 Olympic Games were financially successful
- Created Run on sentence. 2 IC without coordinate conjunction
(C) like the financial success of the 1992 Olympic Games demonstrates

OUT Like comparing the financial success to International sporting events
and morover like is not a conjunction, it is a preposition.

(D) a fact demonstrated by the 1992 Olympic Games, which were financially successful
- moreover passive construction Created Run on sentence. 2 IC without coordinate conjunction

(E) as the financial success of the 1992 Olympic Games demonstrates
- This is good
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05 Jul 2005, 17:04
OA is E.

but why we need coma (,) here. i think coma is unnecessary.
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06 Jul 2005, 09:24
You always need comma when you join clauses to make compound, complex, and complex compound senetences.

If you dont than their subject need to be same and verbs are repeated.

I read, and I study. (need comma)

I read and study ( no comma because second verb has a subject)
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06 Jul 2005, 09:43
Awesome Ritesh. You have deconstructed the choices very clearly. I now understand why the other choices are wrong. I was trying to choose between A and E, and picked A. I understand now, why A is wrong
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17 Jun 2007, 01:02
riteshgupta1 wrote:
E should be it.

International sporting events need not be fiscal disasters, the financial success of the 1992 Olympic Games demonstrates that fact.

(A) the financial success of the 1992 Olympic Games demonstrates that fact
- Created Run on sentence. 2 IC without coordinate conjunction

(B) for example, the 1992 Olympic Games were financially successful
- Created Run on sentence. 2 IC without coordinate conjunction
(C) like the financial success of the 1992 Olympic Games demonstrates

OUT Like comparing the financial success to International sporting events
and morover like is not a conjunction, it is a preposition.

(D) a fact demonstrated by the 1992 Olympic Games, which were financially successful
- moreover passive construction Created Run on sentence. 2 IC without coordinate conjunction

(E) as the financial success of the 1992 Olympic Games demonstrates
- This is good

(A) the financial success of the 1992 Olympic Games demonstrates that fact
- Created Run on sentence. 2 IC without coordinate conjunction

(B) for example, the 1992 Olympic Games were financially successful
Run on sentence. 2 IC without coordinate conjunction

(C) like the financial success of the 1992 Olympic Games demonstrates
Like compares nouns. As compares phrases and clauses.

(D) a fact demonstrated by the 1992 Olympic Games, which were financially successful
wrong subject verb tense.

(E) as the financial success of the 1992 Olympic Games demonstrates
no errors
17 Jun 2007, 01:02
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