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# The department defines a private passenger vehicle as one

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728. The department defines a private passenger vehicle as one registered to an individual with a gross weight of less than 8,000 pounds.

(A) as one registered to an individual with a gross weight of less than 8,000 pounds
(B) to be one that is registered to an individual with a gross weight of less than 8,000 pounds
(C) as one that is registered to an individual and that has a gross weight of less than 8,000 pounds
(D) to have a gross weight less than 8,000 pounds and being registered to an individual
(E) as having a gross weight of less than 8,000 pounds and registered to an individual
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04 Jun 2008, 19:15
Sentence has modifier issue:

(A) as one registered to an individual with a gross weight of less than 8,000 pounds [ Implies individual has 8000 pounds – eliminate it]
(B) to be one that is registered to an individual with a gross weight of less than 8,000 pounds [ Implies individual has 8000 pounds – eliminate it]
(C) as one that is registered to an individual and that has a gross weight of less than 8,000 pounds [Hold it]
(D) to have a gross weight less than 8,000 pounds and being registered to an individual [ to have and being – awkward construction – eliminate it]
(E) as having a gross weight of less than 8,000 pounds and registered to an individual [ as incorrect to create a phrase – eliminate it]

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04 Jun 2008, 20:54
can we have 2 'that' in the sentence - if that is the case then C seems apt too - what is the OA?
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04 Jun 2008, 21:15
sondenso wrote:
728. The department defines a private passenger vehicle as one registered to an individual with a gross weight of less than 8,000 pounds.

(A) as one registered to an individual with a gross weight of less than 8,000 pounds
(B) to be one that is registered to an individual with a gross weight of less than 8,000 pounds
(C) as one that is registered to an individual and that has a gross weight of less than 8,000 pounds
(D) to have a gross weight less than 8,000 pounds and being registered to an individual
(E) as having a gross weight of less than 8,000 pounds and registered to an individual

Both A and C can be correct answers. However, I choose A because I want to keep sentence concise and changed as least as possible.
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04 Jun 2008, 21:20
lexis wrote:
Both A and C can be correct answers. However, I choose A because I want to keep sentence concise and changed as least as possible.

A is wrong because it suggests that an individual has a gross weight of less than 8,000 pounds

edited - corrected a grammatical mistake individual have*/individual has

Last edited by rpmodi on 04 Jun 2008, 23:02, edited 2 times in total.
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04 Jun 2008, 21:28
C for me.

A isn't clear on whether it's the individual or car that weighs 8000 pounds. It's lacking "that" to further define what qualifies as a private passenger vehicle.

Also, I don't know if this is accurate, but "define as" seems to be a tested idiom in this question.
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04 Jun 2008, 22:00
hanumayamma wrote:
Sentence has modifier issue:

(A) as one registered to an individual with a gross weight of less than 8,000 pounds [ Implies individual has 8000 pounds – eliminate it]
(B) to be one that is registered to an individual with a gross weight of less than 8,000 pounds [ Implies individual has 8000 pounds – eliminate it]
(C) as one that is registered to an individual and that has a gross weight of less than 8,000 pounds [Hold it]
(D) to have a gross weight less than 8,000 pounds and being registered to an individual [ to have and being – awkward construction – eliminate it]
(E) as having a gross weight of less than 8,000 pounds and registered to an individual [ as incorrect to create a phrase – eliminate it]

I want to send you a lot of kudo,hanumayamma. Your reasoning is very useful! The modifier starting by "With...bla bla.." is so dangerous. Do you think so?

And many thanks to all!
OA is C
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04 Jun 2008, 22:03
Can anybody explain what's wrong with option 'E' ...????
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05 Jun 2008, 00:17
diehard4 wrote:
Can anybody explain what's wrong with option 'E' ...????

defined as having is odd & awakward
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05 Jun 2008, 00:28
C is the clear winner here

A is wrong because it seems to imply that the individual has a weight of 8000 pounds

what is the OA for this
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