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The Deep Russian amethyst [#permalink] New post 04 Jul 2012, 13:10
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The Deep Russian amethyst, one of the rarest and most alluring of the gems known, is almost never found in the continental United States.


(A) of the gems known

(B) of the gems to be known

(C) of the gems that is known

(D) known of the gems

(E) gems known
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Re: The Deep Russian amethyst [#permalink] New post 06 Jul 2012, 23:53
Option choice E would be correct if not for the word correct. Did you add that, OP?

Update: Now answer choice E is the only suitable answer. The redundant of eliminates all other answer choices.

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Re: The Deep Russian amethyst [#permalink] New post 08 Jul 2012, 22:31
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"One of the rarest and most alluring of the gems known" - the two "of's" are redundant. This also eliminates (B), (C) and (D). This should be a pretty easy problem.
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Re: The Deep Russian amethyst [#permalink] New post 09 Jul 2012, 03:34
Correct answer is E.
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Re: The Deep Russian amethyst [#permalink] New post 09 Jul 2012, 04:21
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The Deep Russian amethyst, one of the rarest and most alluring of the gems known, is almost never found in the continental United States.


(A) of the gems known

(B) of the gems to be known

(C) of the gems that is known

(D) known of the gems

(E) gems known


My option would be E , because D is gramatically not correct, C is not correct bcoz & B doesnt suit the sentence .
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Re: The Deep Russian amethyst [#permalink] New post 15 Jul 2012, 23:45
What's wrong with A ?
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