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1. Many children ride their bicycles at night unpro-tected by neither rudimentary safety equipment, reflectors, nor headlights.
(A) neither rudimentary safety equipment, reflectors, nor
(B) neither rudimentary safety equipment, reflectors, or
(C) rudimentary safety equipment, reflectors, or
(D) rudimentary safety equipment, reflectors, nor
(E) either rudimentary safety equipment, reflectors or

Plz explain, I already know the OA. :)
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New post 15 Feb 2005, 15:33
This is a tough one in my opinion...once i see the word un-protected it makes me question using the Neither ...Nor rule...cause if the sentence were

Many children ride their bicycles at night pro-tected by neither rudimentary safety equipment, reflectors, nor headlights.

It would make complete sense; the un-protected i think warrants choice D
...wow i actually agree with Folaa on this one :shock:

I dont know why C is wrong i just feel it is cause OR should be used in a positive connotation.
Someone got better xplanations please post em
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New post 15 Feb 2005, 17:54
C for parallelism. Others mix the 'either.. or' or 'neither..nor' which are usually used between 2 things.
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New post 15 Feb 2005, 18:12
so what is the differrence between C being right and D wrong?
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New post 15 Feb 2005, 19:19
C it is

(C) rudimentary safety equipment, reflectors, or

uses the right structure A,B or C
also learn this structure A,B and C

(D) rudimentary safety equipment, reflectors, nor

usage of nor is in correct here
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either..or suggests the children are not using safety equipments or headlights.
But a single 'or' result in a more concise sentence. C for me.
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(C)

For (E) to be correct, the sentence str should be ... either A or B....
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New post 16 Feb 2005, 06:55
Ans C. Either... or OR Neither... nor is for comparison or presenting a set of two. Here we have three objects and a simple A,B or C usage is good.
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New post 16 Feb 2005, 09:52
OA is "C", thx guys
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New post 16 Feb 2005, 10:02
Out of C and E I pick...E


So I ruled out A and B right away because the correct form would be "protected by neither"


D I ruled out mostly because it is neither/nor...nor alone doesn't work.

That left with C and E I chose E only because of the either/or idiom but really had no other reason.
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DAMN! :x
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