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In the traditional Japanese household, most clothing could be packed flatly, and so it was not necessary to have elaborate closet facilities.
(A) flatly, and so it was not necessary to have elaborate closet facilities
(B) flat, and so elaborate closet facilities were unnecessary
(C) flatly, and so there was no necessity for elaborate closet facilities
(D) flat, there being no necessity for elaborate closet facilities
(E) flatly, as no elaborate closet facilities were necessary
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24 Oct 2006, 16:47
not flatly allowed here. B or C. no being allowed here either. So my vote for B.
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25 Oct 2006, 00:10
pick (D) by POE

(A) (B) (C) out - "so" can serve as conjunction by itself

(E) out - "as" means "because" when used as conjunction, distorting what the sentence is suposed to mean
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25 Oct 2006, 02:04
Please tell me how you can rule out "flatly" without knowing that the meaning is different from "flat"; I mean is it a question of meaning or is there any grammar I didn't see here ?
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25 Oct 2006, 03:45
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Please tell me how you can rule out "flatly" without knowing that the meaning is different from "flat"; I mean is it a question of meaning or is there any grammar I didn't see here ?
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you need an adjective(flat) how to arrange the clothing(noun) rather than an adverb(flatly)......
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25 Oct 2006, 04:08
funny, because for me, "how to + verb" requires an adverb ! ?
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25 Oct 2006, 06:33
I initially picked A but then I looked down and got influenced with number of folks picking B or D. Heck, i'm gonna stick with my guns...

Why A?

Because flatly (an adverb) modifying a verb 'pack'

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26 Oct 2006, 12:25
In the traditional Japanese household, most clothing could be packed flatly, and so it was not necessary to have elaborate closet facilities.
(A) flatly, and so it was not necessary to have elaborate closet facilities
(B) flat, and so elaborate closet facilities were unnecessary
(C) flatly, and so there was no necessity for elaborate closet facilities
(D) flat, there being no necessity for elaborate closet facilities
(E) flatly, as no elaborate closet facilities were necessary

Hmm.. I am really confused.
The approach that I took is as follows. Please let me know where I am wrong.

First I had to choose between flat (adjective) and flatly(adverb). I choosed flatly. Reason: Flatly is modifying a verb which is "packed". So B and D is eliminated.
But most of the guys are mentioning B as the answer..
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07 Jun 2016, 13:02
i think that options A,D and E are out
between options B and C i think the more correct is option C
Re: SC - traditional Japanese household   [#permalink] 07 Jun 2016, 13:02
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