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The particular design of muscles and bones in the neck and limbs of the turtle allow that it can draw in its exposed parts such that an attacker can find nothing but hard shell to bite.

A. allow that it can draw in its exposed parts such that
B. allow it to draw in its exposed parts, and so
C. allows for it to draw in its exposed parts and that
D. allows that it can draw in its exposed parts, and so
E. allows it to draw in its exposed parts, so that
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29 Oct 2007, 04:19
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The particular design of muscles and bones in the neck and limbs of the turtle allow that it can draw in its exposed parts such that an attacker can find nothing but hard shell to bite.

A. allow that it can draw in its exposed parts such that
B. allow it to draw in its exposed parts, and so
C. allows for it to draw in its exposed parts and that
D. allows that it can draw in its exposed parts, and so
E. allows it to draw in its exposed parts, so that

'The particular design' requires 'allows'. Eliminate A B.

'allows it' in E is the most concise and accurate.

I pick E.
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29 Oct 2007, 07:10
I will definitely go for E. Has to be "allows" as it refers to design....singular verb...........which eliminates A and B.
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29 Oct 2007, 07:13
The particular design of muscles and bones in the neck and limbs of the turtle allow that it can draw in its exposed parts such that an attacker can find nothing but hard shell to bite.

A. allow that it can draw in its exposed parts such that
[subject-verb not in agreement , wordy awkward construction]
B. allow it to draw in its exposed parts, and so
[subject-verb not in agreement - subject is "the design" ]
C. allows for it to draw in its exposed parts and that
[unidiomatic expression "allows for it"]
D. allows that it can draw in its exposed parts, and so
[unidiomatic expression "allows that it can" - awkward construction]
E. allows it to draw in its exposed parts, so that
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29 Oct 2007, 09:47
The OA is (D)............any takers??
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29 Oct 2007, 21:07
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The OA is (D)............any takers??

Whats the explanation for D? I prefer 'allows it' in E over 'allows that it' in D. Obviously I am missing some grammar rules in my assessment. Can someone give some insight?
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31 Oct 2007, 10:36
I also see E better than D, but one thing that is nagging me is the use of idiom. The correct idiom is "allows for" as in " This plan allows for ....

But E looks good too. D is wordier than E, but can't find any other issue with D.
31 Oct 2007, 10:36
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