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Researchers are studying plastics that dissolve at different rates, and they are finding that the so-called "quick disintegration" plastics are taking more time to deteriorate than they originally seemed.

A) than they originally seemed
B) they seemed originally
C) it seemed that they would originally
D) it originally seemed
E) it originally seemed they would
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2005, 21:53
nocilis wrote:
praveen, please explain your answer


I should really wait for OA, I may be jumping too early... anyway, here is my thought

first of all, I think there is a typo in A, choice A should exclude than in other words A should read "they originally seemed"

original sentence calls for more time to deteriorate than _ZZZ___
here we need a noun/pronoun to quantify (ZZZ) what is being compared. Only choices C,D & E provide that.
choice C is verbose
D is incomplete
only E makes correct comparison, also verb would highlight the uncertainty required in the comparison.

it originally seemed they would
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2005, 22:13
Hi I am sure this question is from Kaplan and is one of those AMBIGIOUS question about "PRONOUN REF." I think C,D,E sud be eliminated because plastics is PLURAL.

So I wil go with A.

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 [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2005, 22:40
Hello,
I also have the same doubt that Praveen has mentioned above(than not part of the correction).

Anywho, I will give the Benefit of doubt to the question and choose A
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2005, 07:05
The OA is E. Yes, it is from Kaplan...

I picked E more because it "sounded" rt. I was not happy with the explanation provided so wanted to see what the forum members came up with...
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2005, 16:10
good one. until i saw the OA i did not give importance to "it".

"it" actually refers "time". :shock:
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Jun 2005, 06:44
Bumping up this one.

The explanations above aren't clearing up the confusion I have.

Anyone can explain why the OA E is best ?

E has both "it" and "they". Kaplan says that both are required and "it" does not refer to any noun here. "it" is there to act wihtout any antecedent here.

Why do we need "it" ?
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Jun 2005, 12:52
ashkg wrote:
Bumping up this one.

The explanations above aren't clearing up the confusion I have.

Anyone can explain why the OA E is best ?

E has both "it" and "they". Kaplan says that both are required and "it" does not refer to any noun here. "it" is there to act wihtout any antecedent here.

Why do we need "it" ?


i could be wrong here but i picked E because i think there should be an 'it' before 'seemed'...just based on common usage..
the 'they' refers to the plastics
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