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67. This April, three out of seven people will file tax returns with a disk found in software stores and accounting texts.

A. tax returns with a disk found in software stores and accounting texts
B. a tax return with a disk found in software stores and accounting texts
C. tax returns with disks found in a software store and an accounting text
D. tax returns with a disk found in a software store and an accounting text
E. a tax return with a disk found in a software sotre and an accounting text
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Re: Brutal #67 - tax returns with a disk found [#permalink] New post 29 Jan 2010, 20:19
Im going to say C- you cant say "tax return" because that implies three people are filing one return. Disks implies two, so software store AND accounting texts. (this is just my off the cuff reasoning- I was hinging a bit on D as well). Whats the answer?
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Re: Brutal #67 - tax returns with a disk found [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2010, 14:25
The answer shown on the thread for BRUTAL 100 questions is
B.. It will help us if some one can explain..
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Re: Brutal #67 - tax returns with a disk found [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2010, 15:04
Well, I'll do my best but when it comes to SC I tend to just go with what sounds right to me.

If you are going to go with "tax returns" I think the proper continuity would be:

tax returns with disks found in a software stores and an accounting texts

blue gets deleted, red inserted, so the full sentence is:

tax returns with disks found in software stores and accounting texts

Other than that between (B) and (E) the "in a" in (E) is to put it as the Verbal guide goes "redundant and wordy."

Hope this helped.
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Re: Brutal #67 - tax returns with a disk found [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2010, 11:13
C,D and E are out because "software store and an accounting text" means there is only single store and text
A is out because a person can file only one tax return -- so plural form of tax returns is incorrect
B is best choice.
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Re: Brutal #67 - tax returns with a disk found [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2010, 12:35
I voted C at the first time.
after knowing the right answer, I choose B now. bcz everybody only can file his/ her own tax return, it must be single . a disk can be found in differernt stores, so stores must be plurle.
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Re: Brutal #67 - tax returns with a disk found [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2010, 16:59
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C,D and E are out because "software store and an accounting text" means there is only single store and text
A is out because a person can file only one tax return -- so plural form of tax returns is incorrect
B is best choice.


Exactly...I also analyzed the same and chose B.
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Re: Brutal #67 - tax returns with a disk found [#permalink] New post 25 Aug 2011, 17:25
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Re: Brutal #67 - tax returns with a disk found [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2011, 06:45
does anybody have the OA ? I was gonna say C
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Re: Brutal #67 - tax returns with a disk found [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2011, 20:37
I chose C.If the OA is B, how can people file "a" tax return ?
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Re: Brutal #67 - tax returns with a disk found [#permalink] New post 16 Oct 2011, 19:09
This truly was a Brutal question :) . I got it all wrong.

I can now see why B would be the correct answer.

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Re: Brutal #67 - tax returns with a disk found [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2011, 21:27
vijaykp wrote:
67. This April, three out of seven people will file tax returns with a disk found in software stores and accounting texts.

A. tax returns with a disk found in software stores and accounting texts
B. a tax return with a disk found in software stores and accounting texts
C. tax returns with disks found in a software store and an accounting text
D. tax returns with a disk found in a software store and an accounting text
E. a tax return with a disk found in a software sotre and an accounting text


+1 for B.

C, D, E are ruled out coz of "in a software store and an accounting text" --> this implies that the disk is found in a particular software store / accounting text.

Narrows down choice to A or B

My choice (B).

"tax returns" in (A) is ambiguous - also suggests that the people will file more than one tax return. Hence by POE, answer is (B)
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Re: This April, three out of seven people will file tax returns [#permalink] New post 02 Nov 2011, 04:10
I got completely stumbled on this question.... I selected D, but after reading explainations I am convince that answer should be B. "a software store and an accounting text" means single store and accounting text which is wrong.
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Re: This April, three out of seven people will file tax returns [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2011, 21:03
I knew it was between B and E... A TAX RETURN.... but i chose E :(

very brutal! great post!
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Re: This April, three out of seven people will file tax returns [#permalink] New post 04 Sep 2013, 13:04
Option B is correct.

Option C,D,E are incorrect because " a software store and an accounting text " means a specific store/text,which is incorrect.
"Tax return "in option A is ambiguous because it may mean that one person can file more than one return.
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