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The Supreme Court’s concern with legitimacy is not for the sake of the court but the nation to which it is responsible.
(A) but the nation to which it is responsible
(B) but for the sake of the nation to which it is responsible
(C) so much as the nation it is responsible to
(D) as the nation it is responsible to
(E) but the nation

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 [#permalink] New post 24 Sep 2006, 11:19
(B) but for the sake of the nation to which it is responsible

Parallelism... not for the sake of the court but for the sake of the nation
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Re: 1000SC: The Supreme Court’s concern [#permalink] New post 24 Sep 2006, 14:03
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The Supreme Court’s concern with legitimacy is not for the sake of the court but the nation to which it is responsible.
(A) but the nation to which it is responsible
(B) but for the sake of the nation to which it is responsible
(C) so much as the nation it is responsible to
(D) as the nation it is responsible to
(E) but the nation

explain your answer...


Yup this one is B for Parallelism and is idiomatic

not for.... but for..
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Sep 2006, 20:26
I am with E.

The problem with A, B, C, D is that all of them use the pronoun 'it' to refer back to the Supreme court, but it is not valid. A pronoun cannot refer back to a possesive form. "Possessive poison'
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Sep 2006, 21:16
Hi mailtheguru,
your answer and reasoning seem intresting.But don't you think that option E gives an incomplete sentence ?I mean that though the sentence makes sense with option E but it still limits the information available from the question.
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Sep 2006, 21:48
mukeshnathani wrote:
Hi mailtheguru,
your answer and reasoning seem intresting.But don't you think that option E gives an incomplete sentence ?I mean that though the sentence makes sense with option E but it still limits the information available from the question.


I guess, i chose the one-eyed among blinds. The rest have the possessive poison, so we just cannot choose them. They are gramatically incorrect.
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Sep 2006, 23:00
I am for E too.

responsible to ... is wrong.

and the sentence only mentioned "the Court's", not the "Court". It is a possessive form of the noun. You could never find the antecedent of "it" if you use it.
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Sep 2006, 03:30
One more for E. Nicely explained by mailtheguru. :)

mailtheguru wrote:
I am with E.

The problem with A, B, C, D is that all of them use the pronoun 'it' to refer back to the Supreme court, but it is not valid. A pronoun cannot refer back to a possesive form. "Possessive poison'


Hehe!! 'Possessive Poison' - thats a first!! :-D
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 [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2006, 02:53
OA is B as many of you mentioned....

I was confused why not E...looks like the answer lies in the fact that this construction have to use 'not for.... but for' and so we have only one option.
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 [#permalink] New post 18 Jun 2007, 13:23
tennis_ball wrote:
it is a crappy question itself.

Yes indeed!!! The lesser of 5 evils prevails....
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Jun 2007, 11:03
the best out of 5 is "[b]B[/b]".

But a question :


what is " it " referring in the second part.

Mind it that we have " supreme court's "and not " supreme court " in the first part.

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Re: 1000SC: The Supreme Court’s concern [#permalink] New post 08 Aug 2011, 05:08
this is an example of BAD question in 1000 series.
Avoid it, since it does not teaches you.
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Re: 1000SC: The Supreme Court’s concern [#permalink] New post 09 Aug 2011, 03:32
good example of a bad question as 'it' in B probably refers to 'nation' rather than supremecourt
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