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the United States and Canada have agreed to joint action on acid raid, an environmental pollutant that each exports to the other.

(A) that each exports to the other..
(B) each is exporting to the other one
(C) that one exports to the next
(D) they are exporting to one another
(E) that they both export to each other

please explain, thank you
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New post 23 Jul 2004, 05:22
between (A) and (E), will go for (E) sounds better.

(D) is wrong because of usage of "another" while we are talking about entities already present in the discussion.
And you need "that" to connect the pollutant.. to rest of the sentence.
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New post 23 Jul 2004, 07:23
MY FA was A.

I think the "they both export" is not correct. not sure though.
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The OA is (A)

why?
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New post 24 Jul 2004, 09:26
I think its more to do with the logic in the sentence. The pollutant exchange is automatic - flows from US to Canada because of the pollution fom US and pollutants from Canada reach the US. Meaning this is happening without control and this means that no one is physically exporting to the other and viceversa. Now the question stem actually seem to bring up this natural process of pollution exchange, which is best outlined on A.

You can see that B, C , D and E seem to emphasise on the countries as though this is a trade issue - which it is not.

What do u guys think..if its bull, let me know :wink:
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New post 05 Sep 2004, 11:05
In E "they both" is redundant. The sentence mentions onlt two entities, so either "they" or "both" should be dropped.
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New post 05 Sep 2004, 11:23
Thanks venksune for the explaination, it is bang on. Even I had opted for Choice E, till I read your explaination.
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New post 05 Sep 2004, 12:12
venksune wrote:
I think its more to do with the logic in the sentence. The pollutant exchange is automatic - flows from US to Canada because of the pollution fom US and pollutants from Canada reach the US. Meaning this is happening without control and this means that no one is physically exporting to the other and viceversa. Now the question stem actually seem to bring up this natural process of pollution exchange, which is best outlined on A.

You can see that B, C , D and E seem to emphasise on the countries as though this is a trade issue - which it is not.

What do u guys think..if its bull, let me know :wink:


Honestly, this is really a little bit of bull :wink: :lol: :lol:
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I chose A too.

In B, one is redundant.
In C, next is wrong usage
In E, both is redundant
Between, D and A, I chose A - since D uses continuous tense, A keeps it simple present.
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New post 06 Sep 2004, 00:09
The best answer would be: that they export to each other.

Failing that and from the given choices, A may be close but it still sounds awful.
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