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There are several ways to build solid walls using just mud [#permalink] New post 20 Mar 2006, 12:59
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There are several ways to build solid walls using just mud or clay, but the most extensively used method has been the forming of bricks out of mud or clay, and, aftersome preliminary air drying or sun drying, they are laid in the wall in mud mortar.

A. the forming of bricks out of mud or clay, and, after some preliminary air drying or sun drying, they are laid

B. forming the mud or clay into bricks, and, after some preliminary air drying or sun drying, to lay them

C. having bricks formed from mud or clay, and, after some preliminary air drying or sun drying, they were laid

D. to form the mud or clay into bricks, and, after some preliminary air drying or sun drying, to lay them

E. that bricks were formed from mud or clay, which, after some preliminary air drying or sun drying, were laid
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Mar 2006, 18:57
agree with meera

In D, the parallelism (to form..to lay) and " the method.. to" is bang on target.
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Mar 2006, 19:36
It's D. ||ism.

to form the mud or clay into bricks, and, after some preliminary air drying or sun drying, to lay them

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 [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2006, 07:28
^ D ^

There are several ways to build solid walls using just mud or clay, but the most extensively used method has been to form the mud or clay into bricks, and, after some preliminary air drying or sun drying, to lay them in the wall in mud mortar.

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There are several ways to build solid walls using just mud [#permalink] New post 25 Sep 2008, 10:48
There are several ways to build solid walls using just mud or clay, but the most
extensively used method has been the forming of bricks out of mud or clay, and, after
some preliminary air drying or sun drying, they are laid
in the wall in mud mortar.
A. the forming of bricks out of mud or clay, and, after some preliminary air drying or
sun drying, they are laid
B. forming the mud or clay into bricks, and, after some preliminary air drying or sun
drying, to lay them
C. having bricks formed from mud or clay, and, after some preliminary air drying or
sun drying, they were laid
D. to form the mud or clay into bricks, and, after some preliminary air drying or sun
drying, to lay them
E. that bricks were formed from mud or clay, which, after some preliminary air
drying or sun drying, were laid
again missed it?
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Re: SC-Bricks [#permalink] New post 25 Sep 2008, 11:10
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There are several ways to build solid walls using just mud or clay, but the most
extensively used method has been the forming of bricks out of mud or clay, and, after
some preliminary air drying or sun drying, they are laid
in the wall in mud mortar.
A. the forming of bricks out of mud or clay, and, after some preliminary air drying or
sun drying, they are laid
B. forming the mud or clay into bricks, and, after some preliminary air drying or sun
drying, to lay them
C. having bricks formed from mud or clay, and, after some preliminary air drying or
sun drying, they were laid
D. to form the mud or clay into bricks, and, after some preliminary air drying or sun
drying, to lay them
E. that bricks were formed from mud or clay, which, after some preliminary air
drying or sun drying, were laid
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Answer should be D.

To form & to lay are parallel.
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Re: SC-Bricks [#permalink] New post 28 Sep 2008, 06:53
OA is D
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Re: solid walls sc [#permalink] New post 20 Oct 2008, 02:50
I think the answer could be D or E.

bricks were formed ..... bricks were laid (parallel?)

Please correct me if i'm wrong. Can someone tell me why E is incorrect? i thought the OA is E
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Re: solid walls sc [#permalink] New post 20 Oct 2008, 04:46
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I think the answer could be D or E.

bricks were formed ..... bricks were laid (parallel?)

Please correct me if i'm wrong. Can someone tell me why E is incorrect? i thought the OA is E


E could be wrong because of past tense "were".
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There are several ways to build solid walls using just mud [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2008, 21:09
There are several ways to build solid walls using just mud or clay, but the most
extensively used method has been the forming of bricks out of mud or clay, and, after
some preliminary air drying or sun drying, they are laid
in the wall in mud mortar.

A. the forming of bricks out of mud or clay, and, after some preliminary air drying or
sun drying, they are laid
B. forming the mud or clay into bricks, and, after some preliminary air drying or sun
drying, to lay them
C. having bricks formed from mud or clay, and, after some preliminary air drying or
sun drying, they were laid
D. to form the mud or clay into bricks, and, after some preliminary air drying or sun
drying, to lay them
E. that bricks were formed from mud or clay, which, after some preliminary air
drying or sun drying, were laid
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Re: sc [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2008, 21:15
my bet is on D

to form bla bla, and, to lay bla bla
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Re: sc [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2008, 01:00
yes D (although "to form....into" looks little awkward).
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Re: sc [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2008, 16:56
Another D

to form X and Y into B and to lay them in Z
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Re: sc [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2008, 17:55
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A. the forming of bricks out of mud or clay, and, after some preliminary air drying or
sun drying, they are laid [they can point to ways or walls]
B. forming the mud or clay into bricks, and, after some preliminary air drying or sun
drying, to lay them [forming … and … to – not parallel]
C. having bricks formed from mud or clay, and, after some preliminary air drying or
sun drying, they were laid [ method has been having --- awkward]
D. to form the mud or clay into bricks, and, after some preliminary air drying or sun
drying, to lay them [ to form … and to lay – parallel - hold]
E. that bricks were formed from mud or clay, which, after some preliminary air
drying or sun drying, were laid [which incorrectly points clay]

Answer: D
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Re: sc [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2008, 11:35
i marked D as well but the OA given was A ,,, but i feel the OA is wrong
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Re: sc [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2008, 02:32
Original sentence did not look wrong to me, however, after going through answer choices I thought D is better, but when we put back D in original sentence:

There are several ways to build solid walls using just mud or clay, but the most
extensively used method has been to form the mud or clay into bricks, and, after some preliminary air drying or sun drying, to lay them in the wall in mud mortar

to sounds redundant, isn't it?

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Re: sc [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2008, 03:51
I think it should be D too. A doesn't seem pararell to me.
Do you have the OE?
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Wierd answer with SC. Official guide [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2009, 16:45
Hi, all. Please look at the following questions. I am having problems with the answer

There are several ways to build solid walls using just mud or clay, but the most extensively used method has been the forming of bricks our of mud or clay, and, after some preliminary air drying or sun drying, they are laid in the wall in mud mortar.

A. the forming of bricks out of mud or clay, and, after some preliminary air drying or
sun drying, they are laid

B. forming the mud or clay into bricks, and, after some preliminary air drying or sun drying, to lay them

C. having bricks formed from mud or clay, and, after some preliminary air drying or sun drying, they were laid.

D. to form the mud or clay into bricks, and, after some preliminary air drying or sun drying, to lay them

E. that bricks were formed from mud or clay, which, after some preliminary air drying or sun drying, were laid

OA: D






Why is 'D' the answer? Doesn't the 'and' after the comma create a sentence fragment as it lacks a subject and a verb?
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Re: Wierd answer with SC. Official guide [#permalink] New post 02 Nov 2009, 09:10
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Hi, all. Please look at the following questions. I am having problems with the answer

There are several ways to build solid walls using just mud or clay, but the most extensively used method has been the forming of bricks our of mud or clay, and, after some preliminary air drying or sun drying, they are laid in the wall in mud mortar.

A. the forming of bricks out of mud or clay, and, after some preliminary air drying or
sun drying, they are laid

B. forming the mud or clay into bricks, and, after some preliminary air drying or sun drying, to lay them

C. having bricks formed from mud or clay, and, after some preliminary air drying or sun drying, they were laid.

D. to form the mud or clay into bricks, and, after some preliminary air drying or sun drying, to lay them

E. that bricks were formed from mud or clay, which, after some preliminary air drying or sun drying, were laid

OA: D






Why is 'D' the answer? Doesn't the 'and' after the comma create a sentence fragment as it lacks a subject and a verb?



I got D as answer. I looked at the parallel forms required-> "to form" and "to lay". 'and' doesn't create a fragment because it is used for supplying additional information with 'to form the mud or clay into bricks and to lay them in the wall in mud mortar'. E also has parallelism but the sentence somehow looks awkward.
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Re: Wierd answer with SC. Official guide [#permalink] New post 02 Nov 2009, 12:14
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mlsbbe wrote:
Hi, all. Please look at the following questions. I am having problems with the answer

There are several ways to build solid walls using just mud or clay, but the most extensively used method has been the forming of bricks our of mud or clay, and, after some preliminary air drying or sun drying, they are laid in the wall in mud mortar.

A. the forming of bricks out of mud or clay, and, after some preliminary air drying or
sun drying, they are laid

B. forming the mud or clay into bricks, and, after some preliminary air drying or sun drying, to lay them

C. having bricks formed from mud or clay, and, after some preliminary air drying or sun drying, they were laid.

D. to form the mud or clay into bricks, and, after some preliminary air drying or sun drying, to lay them

E. that bricks were formed from mud or clay, which, after some preliminary air drying or sun drying, were laid

OA: D








Why is 'D' the answer? Doesn't the 'and' after the comma create a sentence fragment as it lacks a subject and a verb?



I got D as answer. I looked at the parallel forms required-> "to form" and "to lay". 'and' doesn't create a fragment because it is used for supplying additional information with 'to form the mud or clay into bricks and to lay them in the wall in mud mortar'. E also has parallelism but the sentence somehow looks awkward.


Yes "D". "E" uses past tense while the non-underlined part is in present perfect
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