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Lacking information about energy use, people tend to overestimate the amount of energy used by equipment, such as lights, that are visible and must be turned on and off and underestimate that used by unobtrusive equipment, such as water heaters.

A. equipment, such as lights, that are visible and must be turned on and off and underestimate that
B. equipment, such as lights, that are visible and must be turned on and off and underestimate it when
C. equipment, such as lights, that is visible and must be turned on and off and underestimate it when
D. visible equipment, such as lights, that must be turned on and off and underestimate that
E. visible equipment, such as lights, that must be turned on and off and underestimate it when
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06 Jul 2005, 21:42
D is parallel.

Lacking information about energy use, people tend to overestimate the amount of energy used by visible equipment, such as lights, that must be turned on and off and underestimate that used by unobtrusive equipment, such as water heaters.
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06 Jul 2005, 23:45
D

'visible equipment' is parallel with 'unobtrusive equipment'.
In E, "it" is ambiguous.

Edit: Typo - changed it to D

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07 Jul 2005, 06:53
Go with D

A B and C are not parallel. They have 3 problems. Verb problems, none of these can decide which is their subject equipment/lights and what to use with it. B and C use 'when' unneccessary. B and C use 'it' unneccessary.

E is parallel but 'it' has no referrent. Is it equipment or amount of energy.

D has all problems solved

A) equipment, such as lights, that are visible and must be turned on and off and underestimate that
B. equipment, such as lights, that are visible and must be turned on and off and underestimate it when
C. equipment, such as lights, that is visible and must be turned on and off and underestimate it when

D. visible equipment, such as lights, that must be turned on and off and underestimate that
E. visible equipment, such as lights, that must be turned on and off and underestimate it when
07 Jul 2005, 06:53
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