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1. Public-access cable television was created in the 1970s as a means to derive public benefit from the laying of private television cables on public land.
A) from the laying of private television cables on public land
B) from laying private television cables on the public land
C) by the laying of private television cables on the public's land
D) from private television cables being laid on public land
E) by laying private television cables on land that was public

2. The bowerbirds of Australia derive their name from the fact that the males build elaborate bowers of sticks and twigs to attract females, decorating them with flowers and other vegetation in a display of courtship.
A) the fact that the males build elaborate bowers of sticks and twigs to attract females, decorating them with flowers and other vegetation
B) the elaborate bowers of sticks and twigs that the males build and decorate with flowers and other vegetation in order to attract females
C) the elaborate bowers of sticks and twigs, decorated with flowers and other vegetation that the males use to attract females
D) the fact that the males build elaborate bowers of sticks and twigs, having decorated them with flowers and other vegetation, to attract females
E) the elaborate bowers of sticks and twigs that are built by the males and decorated with flowers and other vegetation to attract females

3. Due to the highly sensitive nature of the court proceedings, the jury has been sequestered to prevent the leaking of information to the press.
A) has been sequestered to prevent the leaking of information
B) have been sequestered to prevent the leaking of information
C) has been sequestered to prevent them from leaking information
D) have been sequestered in an attempt to prevent them from leaking information
E) has been sequestered to prevent the leaks of information from them

4. After moving to Switzerland in the 1890’s, Albert Einstein attended the Swiss Federal Polytechnic School in Zurich, receiving in-depth training in quantitative analysis and developing a foundation for his future work in mathematical physics.
A) attended the Swiss Federal Polytechnic School in Zurich, receiving in-depth training in quantitative analysis and developing
B) attended the Swiss Federal Polytechnic School in Zurich, receiving in-depth training in quantitative analysis and developed
C) attended the Swiss Federal Polytechnic School in Zurich, received in-depth training in quantitative analysis, and he developed
D) attended the Swiss Federal Polytechnic School in Zurich, received in-depth training in quantitative analysis, developing
E) attending the Swiss Federal Polytechnic School in Zurich, receiving in-depth training in quantitative analysis, and developing

5. The Daughters of the American Revolution, a volunteer service organization, admits as members only women who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution.
A) admits as members only women who can prove lineal descent
B) admit as members only women who can prove lineal descent
C) admits as members women who can prove lineal descent
D) only admit as members women who can prove lineal descent
E) admits as members women who can prove lineal descent only

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OA: A, B, A, A, A

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7. Though most people take it for granted now, the nationwide admission of students to colleges and universities based on academic merit is a relatively recent phenomenon, beginning only after World War II.

A. Though most people take it for granted now, the nationwide admission of students to colleges and universities based on academic merit
B. Though it is now taken for granted by most people, the admission of nationwide students to colleges and universities based on academic merit
C. Now taken for granted by most people, colleges and universities admitting students based on their academic merit
D. Most take them for granted now, but the admission of nationwide students to colleges and universities based on their academic merit
E. Most people now take for granted that colleges and universities admit students nationally based on academic merit, and it

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6. While the stock market was bouncing back from its 2002 low, U.S. families are still reeling from the recent recession; between 2001 to 2004, typical household savings plummeted nearly 25% and the median household debt rose by a third.
A. was bouncing back from its 2002 low, U.S. families are still reeling from the recent recession; between
B. bounced back from its 2002 low, U.S. families are still reeling from the recent recession, from
C. has bounced back from its 2002 low, U.S. families are still reeling from the recent recession; between
D. has bounced back from its 2002 low, U.S. families are still reeling from the recent recession; from
E. bounced back from its 2002 low, U.S. families are still reeling from the recent recession; from

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8. The pigments used in modern oil paints are different than the ones used in older paints because they are more lightfast and vibrant.
A. are different than the ones used in older paints because they are
B. differ from those used in older paints in that the modern ones are
C. are different than those used in older paints because the modern ones are
D. are different from the ones used in older paints on account of being
E. differ from the ones used in older paints because they are

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02 May 2010, 08:55
Hi all,

Dont just post the answers. Please come with your reason why you selected a particular reason so that others can take the benefits.

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1. Public-access cable television was created in the 1970s as a means to derive public benefit from the laying of private television cables on public land.
A) from the laying of private television cables on public land
B) from laying private television cables on the public land
C) by the laying of private television cables on the public's land
D) from private television cables being laid on public land
E) by laying private television cables on land that was public

The idiom is "derive from"

I narrowed it to A and B.....did not understand what is wrong...and hence picked (B). Can someone explain what is the wrong between A and B

2. The bowerbirds of Australia derive their name from the fact that the males build elaborate bowers of sticks and twigs to attract females, decorating them with flowers and other vegetation in a display of courtship.

A) the fact that the males build elaborate bowers of sticks and twigs to attract females, decorating them with flowers and other vegetation
B) the elaborate bowers of sticks and twigs that the males build and decorate with flowers and other vegetation in order to attract females - correct
C) the elaborate bowers of sticks and twigs, decorated with flowers and other vegetation that the males use to attract females - changes meaning
D) the fact that the males build elaborate bowers of sticks and twigs, having decorated them with flowers and other vegetation, to attract females
E) the elaborate bowers of sticks and twigs that are built by the males and decorated with flowers and other vegetation to attract females - awkward

3. Due to the highly sensitive nature of the court proceedings, the jury has been sequestered to prevent the leaking of information to the press.
A) has been sequestered to prevent the leaking of information - correct
B) have been sequestered to prevent the leaking of information
C) has been sequestered to prevent them from leaking information
D) have been sequestered in an attempt to prevent them from leaking information
E) has been sequestered to prevent the leaks of information from them

4. After moving to Switzerland in the 1890’s, Albert Einstein attended the Swiss Federal Polytechnic School in Zurich, receiving in-depth training in quantitative analysis and developing a foundation for his future work in mathematical physics.

A) attended the Swiss Federal Polytechnic School in Zurich, receiving in-depth training in quantitative analysis and developing
B) attended the Swiss Federal Polytechnic School in Zurich, receiving in-depth training in quantitative analysis and developed
C) attended the Swiss Federal Polytechnic School in Zurich, received in-depth training in quantitative analysis, and he developed
D) attended the Swiss Federal Polytechnic School in Zurich, received in-depth training in quantitative analysis, developing
E) attending the Swiss Federal Polytechnic School in Zurich, receiving in-depth training in quantitative analysis, and developing

5. The Daughters of the American Revolution, a volunteer service organization, admits as members only women who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution.

A) admits as members only women who can prove lineal descent
B) admit as members only women who can prove lineal descent
C) admits as members women who can prove lineal descent - changes meaning
D) only admit as members women who can prove lineal descent
E) admits as members women who can prove lineal descent only
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6. While the stock market was bouncing back from its 2002 low, U.S. families are still reeling from the recent recession; between 2001 to 2004, typical household savings plummeted nearly 25% and the median household debt rose by a third.

A. was bouncing back from its 2002 low, U.S. families are still reeling from the recent recession; between
B. bounced back from its 2002 low, U.S. families are still reeling from the recent recession, from - needs semicolon
C. has bounced back from its 2002 low, U.S. families are still reeling from the recent recession; between
D. has bounced back from its 2002 low, U.S. families are still reeling from the recent recession; from
E. bounced back from its 2002 low, U.S. families are still reeling from the recent recession; from

I do not know the grammatical reason behind (D) to be correct....just know that between (D) and (E)....D is correct. Would appreciate if someone can explain that.
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03 May 2010, 07:54
forgot to mention that "between" is wrong because "2001 to 2004" is not underlined....which means we cannot have "between"....if "between" is used it should be "between 2001 and 2004"..."from X to Y" will work in this case.
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7. Though most people take it for granted now, the nationwide admission of students to colleges and universities based on academic merit is a relatively recent phenomenon, beginning only after World War II.

A. Though most people take it for granted now, the nationwide admission of students to colleges and universities based on academic merit - "is" is singular verb and hence we need a singular subject......"nationwide admission" is singular subject
B. Though it is now taken for granted by most people, the admission of nationwide students to colleges and universities based on academic merit - passive voice
C. Now taken for granted by most people, colleges and universities admitting students based on their academic merit
D. Most take them for granted now, but the admission of nationwide students to colleges and universities based on their academic merit
E. Most people now take for granted that colleges and universities admit students nationally based on academic merit, and it
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8. The pigments used in modern oil paints are different than the ones used in older paints because they are more lightfast and vibrant.

A. are different than the ones used in older paints because they are
B. differ from those used in older paints in that the modern ones are
C. are different than those used in older paints because the modern ones are
D. are different from the ones used in older paints on account of being
E. differ from the ones used in older paints because they are - "they" refers to pigments or older paints
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23 May 2010, 09:40
In 7th question, I still don't understand why A is preferred over B?
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23 May 2010, 10:46
Prax wrote:
In 7th question, I still don't understand why A is preferred over B?

The use of the initial modifier is correct. However, the adjective “nationwide” is incorrectly applied to students, when it is meant to apply to the admission process
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24 May 2010, 21:10
can anybody explain the answers for 1 and 4 in more details ?
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[quote="ykaiim"]1. Public-access cable television was created in the 1970s as a means to derive public benefit from the laying of private television cables on public land.
A) from the laying of private television cables on public land
B) from laying private television cables on the public land
C) by the laying of private television cables on the public's land
D) from private television cables being laid on public land - no need for being
E) by laying private television cables on land that was public

the correct ididom is benefit from - so C and E are out.

btw A and B.

as far as I get the difference - "the" is used to point out specific phrase as well. In this case weve got two options:
laying of private television cables, and
public land

So, in this case the sense of the sentence is to point out the benefits from a particular change, and the change here is the laying of private television cables.

So, A
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ykaiim wrote:
1. Public-access cable television was created in the 1970s as a means to derive public benefit from the laying of private television cables on public land.
A) from the laying of private television cables on public land
B) from laying private television cables on the public land
C) by the laying of private television cables on the public's land
D) from private television cables being laid on public land - no need for being
E) by laying private television cables on land that was public

the correct ididom is benefit from - so C and E are out.

btw A and B.

as far as I get the difference - "the" is used to point out specific phrase as well. In this case weve got two options:
laying of private television cables, and
public land

So, in this case the sense of the sentence is to point out the benefits from a particular change, and the change here is the laying of private television cables.

So, A

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2. The bowerbirds of Australia derive their name from the fact that the males build elaborate bowers of sticks and twigs to attract females, decorating them with flowers and other vegetation in a display of courtship.

A) the fact that the males build elaborate bowers of sticks and twigs to attract females, decorating them with flowers and other vegetation n o need for them
B) the elaborate bowers of sticks and twigs that the males build and decorate with flowers and other vegetation in order to attract females
C) the elaborate bowers of sticks and twigs, decorated with flowers and other vegetation that the males use to attract females
D) the fact that the males build elaborate bowers of sticks and twigs, having decorated them with flowers and other vegetation, to attract females no need for continuous and them
E) the elaborate bowers of sticks and twigs that are built by the males and decorated with flowers and other vegetation to attract females
passive voice - changes the meaning

B - nice and clear
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3. Due to the highly sensitive nature of the court proceedings, the jury has been sequestered to prevent the leaking of information to the press.
A) has been sequestered to prevent the leaking of information
B) have been sequestered to prevent the leaking of information
C) has been sequestered to prevent them from leaking information no need for them
D) have been sequestered in an attempt to prevent them from leaking information
E) has been sequestered to prevent the leaks of information from them n oneed for them

the jury is singular, so B and D are out.

A is the answer here
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4. After moving to Switzerland in the 1890’s, Albert Einstein attended the Swiss Federal Polytechnic School in Zurich, receiving in-depth training in quantitative analysis and developing a foundation for his future work in mathematical physics.
A) attended the Swiss Federal Polytechnic School in Zurich, receiving in-depth training in quantitative analysis and developing
B) attended the Swiss Federal Polytechnic School in Zurich, receiving in-depth training in quantitative analysis and developed
C) attended the Swiss Federal Polytechnic School in Zurich, received in-depth training in quantitative analysis, and he developed
D) attended the Swiss Federal Polytechnic School in Zurich, received in-depth training in quantitative analysis, developing no conjunction
E) attending the Swiss Federal Polytechnic School in Zurich, receiving in-depth training in quantitative analysis, and developing

I would go for A.
Here are some actions in a row - receive and develop. Einstein attended particular school and as a result he received ... and developed ...
As far as both actions are the result of the initial one - they shuold be in one form - receiving and developing.
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5. The Daughters of the American Revolution, a volunteer service organization, admits as members only women who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution.
A) admits as members only women who can prove lineal descent
B) admit as members only women who can prove lineal descent
C) admits as members women who can prove lineal descent - no only, we need contrast here
D) only admit as members women who can prove lineal descent
E) admits as members women who can prove lineal descent only - wrong word order

The Daughters of the American Revolution is singular because it is an organization. So B and D are out.

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