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# The FBI investigation included the Mafia and anyone

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The FBI investigation included the Mafia and anyone financially related to them, however distant.

A) financially related to them, however distant.

B) with financial relationships to them, even distantly.

C) financially related to them, however distantly.

D) with a financial relationship to them, however distantly.

E) that had any financial relation to them, however distant.

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11 Jul 2006, 18:13
The FBI investigation included the Mafia and anyone financially related to them, however distant.

A) financially related to them, however distant.

B) with financial relationships to them, even distantly.

C) financially related to them, however distantly.

D) with a financial relationship to them, however distantly.

E) that had any financial relation to them, however distant.

I am debating between A and E. I would rather go with E. But I am not sure about the explanation.... That doesn't help.... Does it?
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11 Jul 2006, 18:14
I think C.

Points:
1. "related" is implicit in the end. This is called Ellipsis
2. to modify "related" we need an adverb "distantly". A and E out.
3. B and D are unnecessarily wordy
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11 Jul 2006, 20:23
C it should be.
' financially related to ' requires ' distantly '.
Or it could have been :
' a financial relationship to them ' ......' however distant '

Nice explaination ps_Dahiya
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12 Jul 2006, 21:57
u2lover wrote:
The FBI investigation included the Mafia and anyone financially related to them, however distant.

A) financially related to them, however distant.

B) with financial relationships to them, even distantly.

C) financially related to them, however distantly.

D) with a financial relationship to them, however distantly.

E) that had any financial relation to them, however distant.

C.. We need adverbial phrase here.. "however distantly" that modifies "related"..
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12 Jul 2006, 22:06
Wow, great SC! I also fell for the A/E trap, but have been convinced as to why the answer should be (C). distantly+related
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12 Jul 2006, 22:32
I also fell for the A or E trap. But now Iam convinced its C.
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13 Jul 2006, 13:23
OA is C
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20 Jul 2006, 10:12
Mafia is singular. Its a group of people.
E.g. The Mafia is in town.

Where are you getting these questions from u2lover?
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20 Jul 2006, 12:26
u2lover wrote:
The FBI investigation included the Mafia and anyone financially related to them, however distant.

A) financially related to them, however distant.

B) with financial relationships to them, even distantly.

C) financially related to them, however distantly.

D) with a financial relationship to them, however distantly.

E) that had any financial relation to them, however distant.

C

He ran slowly, we slept peacefully, as you drank merrily. A is related to B distantly (not distant). A and E out.

B: "even distantly" can only be used interrogatively or in negation. e.g. Are you even distantly related to me?
You are not even distantly related to me.

so B is out

D wordy compared to C
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