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The assembly speaker has called for a shorter fall session of the legislature in hopes that less amendments of a purely symbolic nature will be proposed by the state's lawmakers

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B hoping that fewer amendments that have a
C in hopes that fewer amendments of a
D in order that less amendments of a
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Re: SC assembly speaker [#permalink] New post 09 Jul 2004, 15:57
OOPS I posted this in the WRONG FORUM
Can someone move this to Verbal Section

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 [#permalink] New post 09 Jul 2004, 18:22
My take...B...

For E to be right..it shud have been..'in the hope that fewer amendments of..'
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Jul 2004, 21:58
I'll go with C
A and D are out because of "less amendments". "amendments" is countable so fewer would be right
B is very wordy to me with "hoping that... that..."
E is out because you usually have hopes about something happening. It should be plural. Also, when talking about characteristics of amendments, "of a purely symbolic nature" is better.
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Jul 2004, 03:30
(B)..

(A) (D) out. fewer should be used.

No particular explaination for the rest.
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Re: SC assembly speaker [#permalink] New post 10 Jul 2004, 09:10
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The assembly speaker has called for a shorter fall session of the legislature in hopes that less amendments of a purely symbolic nature will be proposed by the state's lawmakers

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B hoping that fewer amendments that have a
C in hopes that fewer amendments of a
D in order that less amendments of a
E in hope that fewer amendmenta of

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needs fewer not less ..A and D out

B ..hoping that fewer amendments that ... sounds wordy to me too. ..

I'll go with E as I feel (in C) "amendtments of a purely symbolic nature" is wrong..

Can you say "a purely symbolic nature" ? Isn't is saying like 'one nature' 'two nature'..There is only one nature so no need for 'a'.

I tried to look up for this, couldn't find any reference. Could somebody shed some light please?
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Jul 2004, 02:54
C.

in hopes of/that
in the hope of/that

“Amendmentsâ€
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Jul 2004, 05:17
This is a sentence I got on the bartleby.

This cliché is a kind of throat clearer, a formula for emphasis, for rounding up a scattered discourse in hopes of giving it a clarity that has thus far eluded the speaker or writer. There’s nothing wrong with the point is except too much of it.

I guess Paul and OB are correct. :idea:
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Jul 2004, 16:54
OA is C
Thanks for your explanations
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