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Work that is not finished is not work at all, it is merely a botch, a failure.

A. all, it is merely a botch, a failure.
B. all, it is a botch merely, and a failure.
C. all; it is merely a botch, a failure.
D. all; the work merely is a botch and a failure.
E. all; the work being merely a botch, a failure

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02 Sep 2009, 12:35
IMO C

Work that is not finished is not work at all, it is merely a botch, a failure.

A. all, it is merely a botch, a failure. --- comma splice there should be a semi colon between the 2 independent clause
B. all, it is a botch merely, and a failure. ---wrong placement of adverb merely.
C. all; it is merely a botch, a failure.---- correct
D. all; the work merely is a botch and a failure.---- no need to repeat work as 'ít' refers to work
E. all; the work being merely a botch, a failure---same as d.

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02 Sep 2009, 12:40
Yes, C it is. We need semicolon to join two independent clauses.
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02 Sep 2009, 15:57
going with C, it's two separate sentences, and merely a botch, a failure is better than a botch merely, a failure
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02 Sep 2009, 19:15
OA is"C"

OE: A semicolon is need to link two sentences. Of the choices with the semicolon, C is short and clear (and correct), D has merely in the wrong place, and E does not have a complete sentence after the semicolon
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