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Shooting cannon [#permalink] New post 05 Jul 2007, 22:28
According to United States Air Force officials, a cannon shooting dead chickens at airplanes has proved helpful to demonstrate what kind of damage can result when jets fly into a flock of large birds.
(A) shooting dead chickens at airplanes has proved helpful to demonstrate
(B) shooting dead chickens at airplanes has proved itself helpful as a demonstration of
(C) shooting dead chickens at airplanes proves itself helpful as demonstrating
(D) that shoots dead chickens at airplanes proves itself helpful to demonstrate
(E) that shoots dead chickens at airplanes has proved helpful in demonstrating
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Jul 2007, 01:13
B,C,D - 'itself' points to cannon which changes the meaning of the passage
E is correct with 'in demonstrating'
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Jul 2007, 01:22
I'll go with A.

I think 'demonstrate' should be verb.
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Jul 2007, 04:12
It was a close call b/w A and E.
I agree with ywilfred. Will go with E . in demonstrating is correct.
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Jul 2007, 04:47
I woder if a cannon shoots dead chichkes continuously in present. That's why I chose 'shooting' instead of restrictive clause. And A) looks more efficient than C).

Would you please explain why ' in demonstrating' is correct ? Why not ' to demonstrate'?
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Re: Shooting cannon [#permalink] New post 06 Jul 2007, 05:47
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According to United States Air Force officials, a cannon shooting dead chickens at airplanes has proved helpful to demonstrate what kind of damage can result when jets fly into a flock of large birds.
(A) shooting dead chickens at airplanes has proved helpful to demonstrate --->WRONG, "cannon shooting" reads as if "cannon that is currently shooting"
(B) shooting dead chickens at airplanes has proved itself helpful as a demonstration of
(C) shooting dead chickens at airplanes proves itself helpful as demonstrating
(D) that shoots dead chickens at airplanes proves itself helpful to demonstrate
(E) that shoots dead chickens at airplanes has proved helpful in demonstrating --->CORRECT


Also, has proved in + GERUND is idiomatical

There is little ground to consider other choices

Do we have OA, folk?
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Jul 2007, 11:42
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I woder if a cannon shoots dead chichkes continuously in present. That's why I chose 'shooting' instead of restrictive clause. And A) looks more efficient than C).

Would you please explain why ' in demonstrating' is correct ? Why not ' to demonstrate'?



the correct idiom is 'proved helpful in' not helpful to.

E is the correct.
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Re: Shooting cannon [#permalink] New post 06 Jul 2007, 22:13
pawan82 wrote:
According to United States Air Force officials, a cannon shooting dead chickens at airplanes has proved helpful to demonstrate what kind of damage can result when jets fly into a flock of large birds.
(A) shooting dead chickens at airplanes has proved helpful to demonstrate
(B) shooting dead chickens at airplanes has proved itself helpful as a demonstration of
(C) shooting dead chickens at airplanes proves itself helpful as demonstrating
(D) that shoots dead chickens at airplanes proves itself helpful to demonstrate
(E) that shoots dead chickens at airplanes has proved helpful in demonstrating


E. because "help + to" is wrong.
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Jul 2007, 22:28
Elminated all that had "shooting". D and E were left. D sounds awkward.

E makes the most sense.
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Jul 2007, 00:54
OA is E
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Jul 2007, 07:23
rishi2377 wrote:
even46 wrote:
I woder if a cannon shoots dead chichkes continuously in present. That's why I chose 'shooting' instead of restrictive clause. And A) looks more efficient than C).

Would you please explain why ' in demonstrating' is correct ? Why not ' to demonstrate'?



the correct idiom is 'proved helpful in' not helpful to.

E is the correct.


Could you please mention the reference..
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Aug 2007, 12:18
Amit05 wrote:
rishi2377 wrote:
even46 wrote:
I woder if a cannon shoots dead chichkes continuously in present. That's why I chose 'shooting' instead of restrictive clause. And A) looks more efficient than C).

Would you please explain why ' in demonstrating' is correct ? Why not ' to demonstrate'?



the correct idiom is 'proved helpful in' not helpful to.

E is the correct.


Could you please mention the reference..


I am a native English speaker so I picked E also simply based on this idiom. proved helpful in
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missing [#permalink] New post 08 Aug 2007, 19:40
I picked D as it makes it clear that what is helpful i.e. has proved itself.
Don't you think that something is missing in E??
has proved 'what' to be helpful??? I would have been right if it was- has been proved helpful
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