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We live in a world in which crime is rampant, children are [#permalink] New post 27 Nov 2005, 15:18
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We live in a world in which crime is rampant, children are recalcitrant, change is the only constant, and uncertainty prevails.

(A) children are recalcitrant, change is the only constant, and uncertainty prevails.
(B) children are recalcitrant, change is the only constant, and uncertainty is prevalent.
(C) in which children are recalcitrant, in which change is the only constant, and in which uncertainty is prevalent.
(D) where children are recalcitrant, where change is the only constant and where uncertainty is prevalent.
(E) where children are recalcitrant, change is the only constant, and uncertainty is prevalent

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Re: SC-crime is rampant [#permalink] New post 27 Nov 2005, 15:20
(C) in which children are recalcitrant, in which change is the only constant, and in which uncertainty is prevalent.
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Nov 2005, 17:59
C in IMO

it is ||...we need to make sure we have which, which is a pronoun before each item to make it ||....
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Nov 2005, 20:27
Yup, agree with 'C'.

We need 'in which' with each parallel clause to make it more clear (to modify "world" & not "crime").
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Nov 2005, 21:09
Hmm, my answer is B.

Doesn't all the "whiches" make the sentence sound redundant?

Which clearly is used to modify "world" in B....
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Nov 2005, 22:52
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Hmm, my answer is B.

Doesn't all the "whiches" make the sentence sound redundant?

Which clearly is used to modify "world" in B....


I agree.. C makes it a wordy sentence. ...
I would go with B.

What is the OA?
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Nov 2005, 12:24
I think C is wordy too.

so B should be the right choice.
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Nov 2005, 14:44
C is best because of parallelism
in which children are recalcitrant, in which change is the only constant, and in which uncertainty is prevalent.
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Re: SC-crime is rampant [#permalink] New post 29 Nov 2005, 00:19
I would go with C. We would require which to maintain paralelism.
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Nov 2005, 12:20
OA is C

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What is wrong with B?

"in which" is part of a prepositional phrase. If we start the parallelism after "in which" we are using parallel fragments. Also without “in whichâ€
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