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When considering the purchase of a new automobile, dome [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2010, 02:24
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When considering the purchase of a new automobile, dome buyers carefully weight may factors before buying, while others simply go to a dealership and buy a car based on its color.

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B. Some buyers carefully weight many factors before buying, when considering the purchase of a new automobile, while others simply go to a dealership and buy a car based on its color
C. Some buyers considering the purchase of a new automobile carefullu weight many factors before before buying, while others simply go to dealership and buy a car based on its color
D. When considering the purchase of a new automobile, many factors are weighted by some buyers, before buying, while others simply go to a dealership and buy a car based on its color
E. Many factors are weighted by some buiers before buying, when considering the purchase of a new automobile, while others simply go to a dealership and buy a car based on its color.

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Re: When considering the purchase of a new automobile [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2010, 03:24
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Having no OA is not the issue and critiquing is always welcome. But the problem here is of different kind. I think some glaring typos should be avoided by proper proof-reading before uploading to make the responders really get involved. This is a must. Instead of directly keying in on the box, you can do it in a word file, proof read and then transfer. Again re-look at the posted passage and edit any errors. For example in the given passage,

When considering the purchase of a new automobile, [highlight]dome[/highlight]buyers carefully [highlight]weight[/highlight][highlight]may[/highlight]factors before buying, while others simply go to a dealership and buy a car based on its color.

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B. Some buyers carefully [highlight]weight[/highlight]many factors before buying, when considering the purchase of a new automobile, while others simply go to a dealership and buy a car based on its color
C. Some buyers considering the purchase of a new automobile [highlight]carefullu[/highlight]weight many factors [highlight]before before[/highlight] buying, while others simply go to dealership and buy a car based on its color
D. When considering the purchase of a new automobile, many factors are weighted by some buyers, before buying, while others simply go to a dealership and buy a car based on its color
E. Many factors are weighted by some [highlight]buiers[/highlight]before buying, when considering the purchase of a new automobile, while others simply go to a dealership and buy a car based on its color.
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Now to critique the passage. – When - is a more restrictive term than – while -. When can be used to denote a particular moment, rather a temporary instance, even as –while - can be used to denote a longer durational period and to indicate general habits like the one in the given case.

But for this small error of usage, (not a great grammatical error) Choice A looks pretty good, with proper modification,
In B, the placement of the modifier away from the buyers is a misplaced modification.
C has a punctuation error; the missing of the comma after the automobile leads to mean as though the purchase of the automobile is done carefully, rather than –carefully - modifying – weigh - .
In D, the introductory modifier wrongly modifies many factors
E is unparallel in using passive voice for the first part and active voice for the second part. Again the modifier in this case points to many factors, a wrong modification.
So my vote is for A.
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Re: When considering the purchase of a new automobile [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2010, 19:07
Typos galore in those sentences!

What's wrong with B... [I think it should be "weigh" everywhere]... can't "when considering" be a non-restrictive modifier of "before buying"?
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Re: When considering the purchase of a new automobile [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2010, 00:19
The typos are glaring and constitute a nuisance.
Sorry about that; please below is a retype of the question.

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Re: When considering the purchase of a new automobile [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2010, 00:24
When considering the purchase of a new automobile, some buyers carefully weigh many factors before buying, while others simply go to a dealership and buy a car based on its color.

A..
B. Some buyers carefully weigh many factors before buying, when considering the purchase of a new automobile, while others simply go to a dealership and buy a car based on its color
C. Some buyers considering the purchase of a new automobile carefully weigh many factors before buying, while others simply go to a dealership and buy a car based on its color
D. When considering the purchase of a new automobile, many factors are weighted by some buyers, before buying, while others simply go to a dealership and buy a car based on its color
E. Many factors are weighted by some buyers before buying, when considering the purchase of a new automobile, while others simply go to a dealership and buy a car based on its color
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