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# The British Admiralty and the War Office met in March 1892

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The British Admiralty and the War Office met in March 1892 to consider a possible Russian attempt to seize Constantinople and how they would have to act militarily to deal with them.
(A) how they would have to act militarily to deal with them
(B) how to deal with them if military action would be necessary
(C) what would be necessary militarily for dealing with such an event
(D) what military action would be necessary in order to deal with such an event
(E) the necessity of what kind of military action in order to take for dealing with it

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The British Admiralty and the War Office met in March 1892 to consider a possible Russian attempt to seize Constantinople and how they would have to act militarily to deal with them.
(A) how they would have to act militarily to deal with them
(B) how to deal with them if military action would be necessary
(C) what would be necessary militarily for dealing with such an event
(D) what military action would be necessary in order to deal with such an event
(E) the necessity of what kind of military action in order to take for dealing with it

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D. "consider" requires a parallel "deal" and it avoids any reference errors that "they" creates.
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03 Jun 2009, 23:39
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(C) what would be necessary militarily for dealing with such an event
(D) what military action would be necessary in order to deal with such an event

what can be the reason for not selecting "C", is it the incorrect Idiom "for dealing with" ? I think D is wordy and is unnecessarily using "in order to" .
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03 Jun 2009, 23:47
bigoyal wrote:
snoor wrote:
(C) what would be necessary militarily for dealing with such an event
(D) what military action would be necessary in order to deal with such an event

what can be the reason for not selecting "C", is it the incorrect Idiom "for dealing with" ? I think D is wordy and is unnecessarily using "in order to" .

C would be correct if the sentence was using "considering" instead of consider. parallelism issue here imho.
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04 Jun 2009, 05:34
one more vote for D for the same reason..
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04 Jun 2009, 10:42
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IMO D

(A) how they would have to act militarily to deal with them ("they" and "them" Pronoun reference Error)
(B) how to deal with them if military action would be necessary ("them" Pronoun reference Error)
(C) what would be necessary militarily for dealing with such an event ("For dealing" incorrect usage of idiom)
(D) what military action would be necessary in order to deal with such an event (simple and clear)
(E) the necessity of what kind of military action in order to take for dealing with it (Wordy and Awkward)

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04 Jun 2009, 13:09
bigoyal wrote:
snoor wrote:
(C) what would be necessary militarily for dealing with such an event
(D) what military action would be necessary in order to deal with such an event

what can be the reason for not selecting "C", is it the incorrect Idiom "for dealing with" ? I think D is wordy and is unnecessarily using "in order to" .

C is using militarily, therefore sentence does not give correct meaning.
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30 Jan 2010, 10:04
The correct idiom is CONSIDER X AND Y

Here X is POSIBLE RUSSIAN ATTEMPT()which is a noun) .

The structure of Y should begin with noun.
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The correct idiom is CONSIDER X AND Y

Here X is POSIBLE RUSSIAN ATTEMPT()which is a noun) .

The structure of Y should begin with noun.

ans is D
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The British Admiralty and the War Office met in March 1892 to consider a possible Russian attempt to seize Constantinople and how they would have to act militarily to deal with them.
(A) how they would have to act militarily to deal with them
the noun is "a possible Russian attempt" and it cannot be refer by them. Also militarily is an adv which is less preferred if we have a possibility of an adj. Hence incorrect

(B) how to deal with them if military action would be necessary
the noun is "a possible Russian attempt" and it cannot be refer by them. Hence incorrect

(C) what would be necessary militarily for dealing with such an event
Not parallel to 'to seize'... hence incorrect!

(D) what military action would be necessary in order to deal with such an event
Correct - military is used as adj (which is preferred)... No pronoun used .... and to deal is parallel to to seize

(E) the necessity of what kind of military action in order to take for dealing with it
too wordy... also dealing is not parallel to to seize.... incorrect!
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31 Jan 2010, 11:45
amolsk11 wrote:
The British Admiralty and the War Office met in March 1892 to consider a possible Russian attempt to seize Constantinople and how they would have to act militarily to deal with them.
(A) how they would have to act militarily to deal with them
(B) how to deal with them if military action would be necessary
(C) what would be necessary militarily for dealing with such an event
(D) what military action would be necessary in order to deal with such an event
(E) the necessity of what kind of military action in order to take for dealing with it

D

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31 Jan 2010, 19:06
The British Admiralty and the War Office met in March 1892 to consider a possible Russian attempt to seize Constantinople and how they would have to act militarily to deal with them.
(A) how they would have to act militarily to deal with them
No clear antecedant of them

(B) how to deal with them if military action would be necessary
again, no clear referrent of them

(C) what would be necessary militarily for dealing with such an event
militarily seems to be wierd.

(D) what military action would be necessary in order to deal with such an event
Correct

(E) the necessity of what kind of military action in order to take for dealing with it
Awkward senetence.
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20 Apr 2010, 15:20
yes...for the above said reasons it is D...
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01 May 2010, 23:05
i also think that the best choice is D. how would you rate this question in difficulty? 600? 700? or less?
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31 Aug 2010, 18:51
can "what military action would be neccesary "parallel to the "a possible Russian attem", and "to"parallel to the "in order to" ? Thank you
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31 Aug 2010, 19:31
agree with jeeteshsingh's explanation. I picked D
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03 Jan 2011, 08:55
D from me.I think Q is already explained by others
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12 Jan 2011, 09:28
between B & D, i went with B. didnt notice them
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13 Jul 2011, 17:54
[quote="amolsk11"]The British Admiralty and the War Office met in March 1892 to consider a possible Russian attempt to seize Constantinople and how they would have to act militarily to deal with them.
(A) how they would have to act militarily to deal with them
(B) how to deal with them if military action would be necessary
(C) what would be necessary militarily for dealing with such an event
(D) what military action would be necessary in order to deal with such an event
(E) the necessity of what kind of military action in order to take for dealing with it

E is awkward and that leaves only D.
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The British Admiralty and the War Office met in March 1892 to consider a possible Russian attempt to seize Constantinople and how they would have to act militarily to deal with them.

Meaning:

X and Y MET to CONSIDER A and B (Everything stated must adhere to ||ism)

(A) how they would have to act militarily to deal with them
Although Pronoun ambiguity should be checked at last, 'them' doesn't have an antecedent.
Further, 'militarily' as an adverb is illogical per the meaning of the sentence.

(B) how to deal with them if military action would be necessary
Would never goes into IF clause.
Them has no antecedent.

(C) what would be necessary militarily for dealing with such an event
'militarily' as an adverb is illogical per the meaning of the sentence.
(D) what military action would be necessary in order to deal with such an event
Perfect -> maintains ||ism TO Consider X and Y
(E) the necessity of what kind of military action in order to take for dealing with it
Wordy,
IT has no referent.

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