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Originally developed by ancient Hawaiians, surfing appeals [#permalink] New post 15 Oct 2009, 07:55
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Originally developed by ancient Hawaiians, surfing appeals to people due to the sport’s unusual confluence of adrenaline, skill, and high paced maneuvering, an unpredictable backdrop that is, by turns, graceful and serene, violent and formidable, and the camaraderie that often develops among people in their common quest to conquer nature.

A. surfing appeals to people due to the sport’s unusual confluence of adrenaline, skill, and high paced maneuvering, an unpredictable backdrop that is, by turns, graceful and serene, violent and formidable, and the camaraderie that often develops
B. surfing’s appeal is its unusual confluence of adrenaline, skill, and high paced maneuvering, an unpredictable backdrop that is, by turns, graceful and serene, violent and formidable, and the camaraderie that often develops
C. surfing’s appeal to people is due to the sport’s unusual confluence of adrenaline, skill, and high paced maneuvering, an unpredictable backdrop that is, by turns, graceful and serene, violent and formidable, and developing camaraderie
D. surfing appeals to people due to the sport’s unusual confluence of adrenaline, skill, and high paced maneuvering, a backdrop that is unpredictable and that is, by turns, gracefully and serenely violent and formidable, and the camaraderie that often develops
E. surfing appeals to people due to their unusual confluence of adrenaline, skill, and high paced maneuvering, an unpredictable backdrop that is, by turns, graceful and serene, violent and formidable, and the camaraderie that often develops
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Re: Surfing Appeal [#permalink] New post 15 Oct 2009, 08:50
Misread C.

Its surely A. :)
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Re: Surfing Appeal [#permalink] New post 15 Oct 2009, 09:11
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Originally developed by ancient Hawaiians, surfing appeals to people due to the sport’s unusual confluence of adrenaline, skill, and high paced maneuvering, an unpredictable backdrop that is, by turns, graceful and serene, violent and formidable, and the camaraderie that often develops among people in their common quest to conquer nature.

A. surfing appeals to people due to the sport’s unusual confluence of adrenaline, skill, and high paced maneuvering, an unpredictable backdrop that is, by turns, graceful and serene, violent and formidable, and the camaraderie that often develops
B. surfing’s appeal is its unusual confluence of adrenaline, skill, and high paced maneuvering, an unpredictable backdrop that is, by turns, graceful and serene, violent and formidable, and the camaraderie that often develops
C. surfing’s appeal to people is due to the sport’s unusual confluence of adrenaline, skill, and high paced maneuvering, an unpredictable backdrop that is, by turns, graceful and serene, violent and formidable, and developing camaraderie
D. surfing appeals to people due to the sport’s unusual confluence of adrenaline, skill, and high paced maneuvering, a backdrop that is unpredictable and that is, by turns, gracefully and serenely violent and formidable, and the camaraderie that often develops
E. surfing appeals to people due to their unusual confluence of adrenaline, skill, and high paced maneuvering, an unpredictable backdrop that is, by turns, graceful and serene, violent and formidable, and the camaraderie that often develops

A IMO.
Reasoning:
1. B and C are out because after "," we need a noun. surfing's appeal was not originally developed by ancient Hawaiians :-D ---- Left with A, D and E.
2. D is out because "a backdrop that is unpredictable" is wordy in D which is replaced by "unpredictable backdrop" in A and E ---- Left with A and E.
3. E is out because "their" is referring to people which is not correct. It has to be sport's.

So left with A. What is the OA?
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Re: Surfing Appeal [#permalink] New post 19 Oct 2009, 09:31
OA is A

This sentence contains three parallel elements: “the unusual confluence,” “an unpredictable backdrop,” and “the camaraderie.” Additionally, the introductory modifying phrase “originally developed by ancient Hawaiians” correctly modifies the noun “surfing.”
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Re: Surfing Appeal [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2009, 19:24
yepper A sounded right to me too
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Re: Surfing Appeal [#permalink] New post 26 Oct 2009, 04:54
is D wrong only because its wordy? (unpredictable backdrop vs backdrop that is unpredictable)
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Re: Surfing Appeal [#permalink] New post 05 Feb 2011, 16:34
Not sure how A can be correct. How can the sentence read, "the sport’s unusual confluence of adrenaline, skill, and high paced maneuvering"? How can the sport possess adrenaline, skill, and high paced maneuvering? The people performing the sport possess this.

I choose E.
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Re: Surfing Appeal [#permalink] New post 21 Feb 2011, 17:40
Chose A. B and C are wrong because of the possessive and E has a wrong subject-verb agreement (their). D doesn't keep the parallelism in the list of reasons.
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Re: Surfing Appeal [#permalink] New post 22 Feb 2011, 05:09
A it is. Are you sure this is a 700 level question? Or am i feeling lucky today :-)
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Re: Surfing Appeal [#permalink] New post 22 Feb 2011, 19:35
A stands out the best...surfing appeals......parallelism for the rest "graceful,..."
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Re: Surfing Appeal [#permalink] New post 22 Feb 2011, 23:10
Jamico7 wrote:
Not sure how A can be correct. How can the sentence read, "the sport’s unusual confluence of adrenaline, skill, and high paced maneuvering"? How can the sport possess adrenaline, skill, and high paced maneuvering? The people performing the sport possess this.

I choose E.

Answer should be A. It is not stating that the sport has adrenaline, it s saying that the sport has confluence of adrenaline etc..
Re: Surfing Appeal   [#permalink] 22 Feb 2011, 23:10
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