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The purring noise of a cat, although most people think that [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2012, 17:44
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The purring noise of a cat, although most people think that cats purr because they are content, is actually involuntary and is not directly related with the emotion of the cat.

A) The purring noise of a cat, although most people think that cats purr because they are content, is actually involuntary and is not directly related with the emotion of the cat.
B) Although most people think that cats purr because they are content, the purring noise of a cat is actually involuntary and is not directly related with the emotion of the cat.
C) Although most people think that cats purr because they are content, the purring noise of a cat is actually involuntary and is not directly related to the emotion of the cat.
D) The purring noise of a cat, although most people think that cats purr because they are content, is actually involuntary and is not directly related to the emotion of the cat.
E) Although most people think that cats are purring because they are content, the purring noise of a cat is actually involuntary and is not directly related with the emotion of the cat.


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This question focuses on idiom and rhetorical construction. In this sentence the placement of the adverb clause beginning with although breaks up the sentence. The clause would best be placed in the beginning of the sentence in order for the sentence to be more easily read. Related with is not the correct idiom. The correct idiom is related to.

A) The placement of the adverb clause beginning with although breaks up the sentence. The clause would best be placed in the beginning of the sentence in order for the sentence to read more easily. Related with is not the correct idiom. The correct idiom is related to.

B) Related with is not the correct idiom. The correct idiom is related to.

C)This sentence is correct as is. The adverb clause beginning with although is well placed, and the correct idiom, related to is used.

D)The placement of the adverb clause beginning with although breaks up the sentence. The clause would best be placed in the beginning of the sentence in order for the sentence to be more easily read.

E) The placement of the adverb clause beginning with although breaks up the sentence. The clause would best be placed in the beginning of the sentence in order for the sentence to be more easily read. All the verbs in the sentence are in the present tense except for are purring, which is in the present progressive. In order to agree with the rest of the sentence are purring should be in the simple present tense purr. Related with is not the correct idiom. The correct idiom is related to.
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Re: The purring noise of a cat, although most people think that [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2015, 08:35
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