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The largest trade-book publisher in the US has announced the creation of a new digital imprint division, under which it will publish about 20 purely digital works to be sold online as either electronic books or downloadable copies that can be printed upon purchase.

A) works to be sold online as either electronic books or
B) works to sell them online, either as electronic books or
C) works and it will sell them online as either electronic books or as
D) works, and selling them online as either electronic books or as
E) works, and it will sell them online as either electronic books or
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01 Nov 2008, 10:51
Hi guys!

IMHO: B

A i think the use of pasive voice misslead the meaning of the sentence: what is to be sold? the division or the works?
C the structure is either ... or ...
D same
E I think 'it' can refer to the publisher or to the new division

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A) works to be sold online as either electronic books or
B) works to sell them online, either as electronic books or
C) works and it will sell them online as either electronic books or as
D) works, and selling them online as either electronic books or as
E) works, and it will sell them online as either electronic books or

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quote="leonidas"]The largest trade-book publisher in the US has announced the creation of a new digital imprint division, under which it will publish about 20 purely digital works to be sold online as either electronic books or downloadable copies that can be printed upon purchase.

A) works to be sold online as either electronic books or
B) works to sell them online, either as electronic books or
implies that the works are being published JUST to sell them online
C) works and it will sell them online as either electronic books or as
is it the company or division?
D) works, and selling them online as either electronic books or as
cannont use gerund here..need infinitive
E) works, and it will sell them online as either electronic books or[/quote]

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01 Nov 2008, 12:00
(A)bsolutely nothing wrong with original
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01 Nov 2008, 12:42
OA is (A)
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A) works to be sold online as either electronic books or
B) works to sell them online, either as electronic books or
C) works and it will sell them online as either electronic books or as
D) works, and selling them online as either electronic books or as
E) works, and it will sell them online as either electronic books or missing as
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I am able to understand the explanation in regards to the usage of either or ONLY .....
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