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sentence correct [#permalink] New post 17 Nov 2003, 18:27
To help preserve ancient Egyptian monuments threatened by high water tables, a Swedish engineering firm has proposed installing pumps, perhaps solar powered, to lower the underground water level and dig trenches around the bases of the stone walls.
(A) to lower the underground water level and dig trenches
(B) to lower the underground water level and to dig trenches
(C) to lower the underground water level and digging trenches
(D) that lower the underground water level and that trenches be dug
(E) that lower the underground water level and trench digging
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Nov 2003, 18:41
I vote for C.
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Nov 2003, 20:13
Vote C as well.
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Nov 2003, 23:26
i shall go with B.
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 [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2003, 07:04
Right,
pumps can lower the water level but not dig trenches
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 [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2003, 07:05
Right,
pumps can lower the water level but can not dig trenches
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 [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2003, 10:47
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Nov 2003, 07:31
it is the second time i chose the wrong answer, b... :( around 2 months ago i saw this problem and voted for "b" as well, then read the explanation and punched my stupid head..
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Nov 2003, 12:38
Can somebody pls. explain why not E
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Nov 2003, 13:02
ann,

"..swedish firm has proposed installing pumps." ..to do what? if you use 'that' then you have to split "..installing pumps.." from "..trenches..."

consider .. 'swedish firm proposed installing pumps that lower the underground water level and digging trenches.....' this seems like pumps will lower the water level and will help digging trenches... doesn't make sense :wink:

furthermore, digging trenches is parallel to installing pumps.

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