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Schliemann determined at the age of seven to find the site

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15. Schliemann determined at the age of seven to find the site of ancient Troy and devoted his subsequent career to do it.
A. devoted his subsequent career to do it
B. has devoted his subsequent career to do that
C. devoted his subsequent career to such an end
D. has devoted his subsequent career for that
E. devoted his subsequent career to that end
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Re: Brutal #15 [#permalink] New post 30 Sep 2009, 07:42
OA on brutal SC thread is E. Can you explain your reasoning?
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Re: Brutal #15 [#permalink] New post 30 Sep 2009, 09:21
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reason:- do it.. it can replace a noun .. to replace a verb u require so ,,, that end is next best
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Re: Brutal #15 [#permalink] New post 30 Sep 2009, 23:25
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reason:- do it.. it can replace a noun .. to replace a verb u require so ,,, that end is next best


wow thanku i was confused with this Q from Long time thanku for the explanation :-D
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Re: Brutal #15 [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2009, 17:56
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15. Schliemann determined at the age of seven to find the site of ancient Troy and devoted his subsequent career to do it.
A. devoted his subsequent career to do it
B. has devoted his subsequent career to do that
C. devoted his subsequent career to such an end
D. has devoted his subsequent career for that
E. devoted his subsequent career to that end


determined and devoted are parallel - that gets us down to A/C/E. "It" is a pronoun and thus "it" cannot refer to "to find".
Between C and E - I find to that end better stylistically.
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