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Until quite recently, American presidents lived in a world in which the public and private realms of their lives were largely separate, and the press cooperated in maintaining the distinction, and Americans judged national leaders without receiving, or expecting, intimate information about them.

(A) and the press cooperated in maintaining the distinction, and
(B) where the press cooperated in maintaining the distinction, and where
(C) for the press cooperated to maintain the distinction and
(D) the press cooperated to maintain the distinction, for
(E) in which the press cooperated in maintaining the distinction, and in which
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02 Aug 2012, 10:47
Until quite recently, American presidents lived in a world in which the
public and private realms of their lives were largely separate, and the press
cooperated in maintaining the distinction, and Americans judged national
The basic problem here is the conjunction "and" , which is not necessary and is not intending the right meaning, so it should be replaced
(A) and the press cooperated in maintaining the distinction, and
(B) where the press cooperated in maintaining the distinction, and where
in a world is inferring to a situation so "in which"is the proper modifier.
(C) for the press cooperated to maintain the distinction and
"....the public for...." incorrect
(D) the press cooperated to maintain the distinction, for
incorrect
(E) in which the press cooperated in maintaining the distinction, and in which
in which is modifying "in a world"
and is correctly used and parallelism is maintained
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Until quite recently, American presidents lived in a world in which the
public and private realms of their lives were largely separate, and the press
cooperated in maintaining the distinction, and
Americans judged national

(A) and the press cooperated in maintaining the distinction, and

The parallelism of 'in which' is violated by two 'and's.

(B) where the press cooperated in maintaining the distinction, and where

The 'where' clashes with the 'in which.' Typically, unless you are talking about a specific place, use 'in which.'

(C) for the press cooperated to maintain the distinction and

Here we are erroneously implying that the press caused the separation in the 'public and private realms.'

(D) the press cooperated to maintain the distinction, for

'the press...' would form a comma splice.

(E) in which the press cooperated in maintaining the distinction, and in which

This choice maintains parallelism by use of the 'in which' across the three phrases A, B, and C. Each of the 'in which' correctly modify 'world.'
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02 Aug 2012, 18:50
thevenus wrote:
Until quite recently, American presidents lived in a world in which the
public and private realms of their lives were largely separate, and the press
cooperated in maintaining the distinction, and Americans judged national
The basic problem here is the conjunction "and" , which is not necessary and is not intending the right meaning, so it should be replaced
(A) and the press cooperated in maintaining the distinction, and
(B) where the press cooperated in maintaining the distinction, and where
in a world is inferring to a situation so "in which"is the proper modifier.
(C) for the press cooperated to maintain the distinction and
"....the public for...." incorrect
(D) the press cooperated to maintain the distinction, for
incorrect
(E) in which the press cooperated in maintaining the distinction, and in which
in which is modifying "in a world"
and is correctly used and parallelism is maintained

thanks sir ,
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can you differentiate where 'which and where' shuold be employed????

your explanation for third option i.e for usqge is not clear ..
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02 Aug 2012, 19:25
mohan514 wrote:
thevenus wrote:
Until quite recently, American presidents lived in a world in which the
public and private realms of their lives were largely separate, and the press
cooperated in maintaining the distinction, and Americans judged national
The basic problem here is the conjunction "and" , which is not necessary and is not intending the right meaning, so it should be replaced
(A) and the press cooperated in maintaining the distinction, and
(B) where the press cooperated in maintaining the distinction, and where
in a world is inferring to a situation so "in which"is the proper modifier.
(C) for the press cooperated to maintain the distinction and
"....the public for...." incorrect
(D) the press cooperated to maintain the distinction, for
incorrect
(E) in which the press cooperated in maintaining the distinction, and in which
in which is modifying "in a world"
and is correctly used and parallelism is maintained

thanks sir ,
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can you differentiate where 'which and where' shuold be employed????

your explanation for third option i.e for usqge is not clear ..

Where is used to infer a place, Which is used to infer a situation/condition
In this question "in the world" is a situation in which the Presidents lived, so which is used.(There are not many worlds, so presidents can't have ant option to live in some other world rather they may live in the same world with different situations/conditions such as,political, fiscal or social etc..)

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03 Aug 2012, 08:18
Where is used to infer a place, Which is used to infer a situation/condition
In this question "in the world" is a situation in which the Presidents lived, so which is used.(There are not many worlds, so presidents can't have ant option to live in some other world rather they may live in the same world with different situations/conditions such as,political, fiscal or social etc..)
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thanks sir..

but the world here looks like place a bit confused but your explanation has made it clear..

dont know if i ll be overcoming this problem in similar type of question
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Until quite recently, American presidents lived in a world in which the
public and private realms of their lives were largely separate, and the press
cooperated in maintaining the distinction, and Americans judged national
(A) and the press cooperated in maintaining the distinction, and
(B) where the press cooperated in maintaining the distinction, and where
(C) for the press cooperated to maintain the distinction and
(D) the press cooperated to maintain the distinction, for
(E) in which the press cooperated in maintaining the distinction, and in which

Hi there, thanks a lot for your question.
But in the future, please use underline to make it easier for people to read. Doesn't take too long and makes a big difference
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28 Oct 2013, 15:02
ChrisLele wrote:
Until quite recently, American presidents lived in a world in which the
public and private realms of their lives were largely separate, and the press
cooperated in maintaining the distinction, and
Americans judged national

(A) and the press cooperated in maintaining the distinction, and

The parallelism of 'in which' is violated by two 'and's.

(B) where the press cooperated in maintaining the distinction, and where

The 'where' clashes with the 'in which.' Typically, unless you are talking about a specific place, use 'in which.'

(C) for the press cooperated to maintain the distinction and

Here we are erroneously implying that the press caused the separation in the 'public and private realms.'

(D) the press cooperated to maintain the distinction, for

'the press...' would form a comma splice.

(E) in which the press cooperated in maintaining the distinction, and in which

This choice maintains parallelism by use of the 'in which' across the three phrases A, B, and C. Each of the 'in which' correctly modify 'world.'

Can you kindly explain more why D is wrong ?

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03 Feb 2014, 12:17
kassim wrote:
ChrisLele wrote:
Until quite recently, American presidents lived in a world in which the
public and private realms of their lives were largely separate, and the press
cooperated in maintaining the distinction, and
Americans judged national

(A) and the press cooperated in maintaining the distinction, and

The parallelism of 'in which' is violated by two 'and's.

(B) where the press cooperated in maintaining the distinction, and where

The 'where' clashes with the 'in which.' Typically, unless you are talking about a specific place, use 'in which.'

(C) for the press cooperated to maintain the distinction and

Here we are erroneously implying that the press caused the separation in the 'public and private realms.'

(D) the press cooperated to maintain the distinction, for

'the press...' would form a comma splice.

(E) in which the press cooperated in maintaining the distinction, and in which

This choice maintains parallelism by use of the 'in which' across the three phrases A, B, and C. Each of the 'in which' correctly modify 'world.'

Can you kindly explain more why D is wrong ?

Best,
Kassim

I was also between D and E but chose E because I thought that cooperating in maintaining sounded better than cooperated to mantain

Just my 2c, hope someone can help this guy and clarify
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09 Feb 2016, 03:39
ChrisLele wrote:
Until quite recently, American presidents lived in a world in which the
public and private realms of their lives were largely separate, and the press
cooperated in maintaining the distinction, and
Americans judged national

(A) and the press cooperated in maintaining the distinction, and

The parallelism of 'in which' is violated by two 'and's.

(B) where the press cooperated in maintaining the distinction, and where

The 'where' clashes with the 'in which.' Typically, unless you are talking about a specific place, use 'in which.'

(C) for the press cooperated to maintain the distinction and

Here we are erroneously implying that the press caused the separation in the 'public and private realms.'

(D) the press cooperated to maintain the distinction, for

'the press...' would form a comma splice.

(E) in which the press cooperated in maintaining the distinction, and in which

This choice maintains parallelism by use of the 'in which' across the three phrases A, B, and C. Each of the 'in which' correctly modify 'world.'

Can Someone explain the role of "For" in option C?
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ChrisLele wrote:
Until quite recently, American presidents lived in a world in which the
public and private realms of their lives were largely separate, and the press
cooperated in maintaining the distinction, and
Americans judged national

(A) and the press cooperated in maintaining the distinction, and

The parallelism of 'in which' is violated by two 'and's.

(B) where the press cooperated in maintaining the distinction, and where

The 'where' clashes with the 'in which.' Typically, unless you are talking about a specific place, use 'in which.'

(C) for the press cooperated to maintain the distinction and

Here we are erroneously implying that the press caused the separation in the 'public and private realms.'

(D) the press cooperated to maintain the distinction, for

'the press...' would form a comma splice.

(E) in which the press cooperated in maintaining the distinction, and in which

This choice maintains parallelism by use of the 'in which' across the three phrases A, B, and C. Each of the 'in which' correctly modify 'world.'

Can Someone explain the role of "For" in option C?

Hi,
he role of 'for' is ofcourse illogical here..

But 'for' can be used in this form, meaning 'because of'/'because'..

I was tired, for I had played cricket throughout the day..
I was very happy with her, for she supported me in all situations..
I gave few examples on usage of 'for', for smartyguy wanted clarity on the usage..
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smartguy595 wrote:
ChrisLele wrote:
Until quite recently, American presidents lived in a world in which the
public and private realms of their lives were largely separate, and the press
cooperated in maintaining the distinction, and
Americans judged national

(A) and the press cooperated in maintaining the distinction, and

The parallelism of 'in which' is violated by two 'and's.

(B) where the press cooperated in maintaining the distinction, and where

The 'where' clashes with the 'in which.' Typically, unless you are talking about a specific place, use 'in which.'

(C) for the press cooperated to maintain the distinction and

Here we are erroneously implying that the press caused the separation in the 'public and private realms.'

(D) the press cooperated to maintain the distinction, for

'the press...' would form a comma splice.

(E) in which the press cooperated in maintaining the distinction, and in which

This choice maintains parallelism by use of the 'in which' across the three phrases A, B, and C. Each of the 'in which' correctly modify 'world.'

Can Someone explain the role of "For" in option C?

Hi,
he role of 'for' is ofcourse illogical here..

But 'for' can be used in this form, meaning 'because of'/'because'..

I was tired, for I had played cricket throughout the day..
I was very happy with her, for she supported me in all situations..
I gave few examples on usage of 'for', for smartyguy wanted clarity on the usage..

Thanks for Clarification & for good examples..
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ChrisLele wrote:
Until quite recently, American presidents lived in a world in which the
public and private realms of their lives were largely separate, and the press
cooperated in maintaining the distinction, and
Americans judged national

(A) and the press cooperated in maintaining the distinction, and

The parallelism of 'in which' is violated by two 'and's.

(B) where the press cooperated in maintaining the distinction, and where

The 'where' clashes with the 'in which.' Typically, unless you are talking about a specific place, use 'in which.'

(C) for the press cooperated to maintain the distinction and

Here we are erroneously implying that the press caused the separation in the 'public and private realms.'

(D) the press cooperated to maintain the distinction, for

'the press...' would form a comma splice.

(E) in which the press cooperated in maintaining the distinction, and in which

This choice maintains parallelism by use of the 'in which' across the three phrases A, B, and C. Each of the 'in which' correctly modify 'world.'

Option C could also be the correct choice . Press may also be the reason for the separation. I think i can think in this way also. Because it is about the meaning of the sentence.
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Until quite recently, American presidents lived in a world in which the
public and private realms of their lives were largely separate, and the press
cooperated in maintaining the distinction, and Americans judged national

(C) for the press cooperated to maintain the distinction and

Here we are erroneously implying that the press caused the separation in the 'public and private realms.'

Hi Robu,

Option C cannot be correct as per meaning of the original sentence -American presidents lived in a world in which the
public and private realms of their lives were largely separate & Press cooperated to do so.

As per choice C - American presidents lived in a world in which the
public and private realms of their lives were largely separate because Press cooperated to do so.

Please note that we should not deviate from the meaning of the original sentence.
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