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# A common disability in test pilots is hearing impairment, a

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A common disability in test pilots is hearing impairment, a consequence of sitting too close to large jet engines for long periods of time.
(A) a consequence of sitting too close to large jet engines for long periods of time
(B) a consequence from sitting for long periods of time too near to large jet engines
(C) a consequence which resulted from sitting too close to large jet engines for long periods of time
(D) damaged from sitting too near to large jet engines for long periods of time
(E) damaged because they sat too close to large jet engines for long periods of time
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22 Nov 2009, 06:56
I know its A but don't understand why ....
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"a consequence of" is the correct idiom and it modifies "hearing impairment"
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22 Nov 2009, 19:20
Yes, choice A is best. "A consequence of" is always used, not "consequence from."

A - Correctly use of idiom "consequence of."
B - "A consequence from" uses the wrong idiom.
C - The use of "consequence" and "resulted" is redundant.
D - "Damaged" illogically modifies "hearing impairment."
E - See D above.
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23 Nov 2009, 00:14
A common disability in test pilots is hearing impairment, a consequence of sitting too close to large jet engines for long periods of time.
(A) a consequence of sitting too close to large jet engines for long periods of time
(B) a consequence from sitting for long periods of time too near to large jet engines
(C) a consequence which resulted from sitting too close to large jet engines for long periods of time
(D) damaged from sitting too near to large jet engines for long periods of time
(E) damaged because they sat too close to large jet engines for long periods of time

A. I must have answered it before too.
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consequence of and result from so A
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13 Dec 2009, 11:32
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pls correct me if i am wrong in eliminating an ans

first if i am not aware of the idiom then

A) seems flaw less (so keep it as a contender)
B) wrong modification as it appears as if hearing impairment is a consequence of sitting for long periods times
and ofcourse if sme one is aware of -wrng idiom
C) consequence and resulted bth are same and thus redundant
D) hearing impairment and damage are redundant
E) same as D

pls comment if my way of eliminations contains any error

i think to be perfect it is necessary to understand y am i eliminating an ans
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09 Aug 2010, 03:35
A and whenever an A is the correct answer I always double-check:))
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IMO A..
D and E can be ruled out..
C uses redundant.. consequence and result..
B incorrect..

Thus, A
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10 Aug 2010, 08:41
A for me. "a consequence of" is correct idiom.
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01 Feb 2015, 22:04
A common disability in test pilots is hearing impairment, a consequence of sitting too close to large jet engines for long periods of time.
(A) a consequence of sitting too close to large jet engines for long periods of time
(B) a consequence from sitting for long periods of time too near to large jet engines
(C) a consequence which resulted from sitting too close to large jet engines for long periods of time
(D) damaged from sitting too near to large jet engines for long periods of time
(E) damaged because they sat too close to large jet engines for long periods of time

A - Correct. Consequence of is correct idiom and modifies hearing impairment.
B - Consequence from is wrong idiom
C - reduntant words.
D and E - Wrong modifier.
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25 May 2016, 14:11
A common disability in test pilots is hearing impairment, a consequence of sitting too close to large jet engines for long periods of time.
(A) a consequence of sitting too close to large jet engines for long periods of time
(B) a consequence from sitting for long periods of time too near to large jet engines
(C) a consequence which resulted from sitting too close to large jet engines for long periods of time
(D) damaged from sitting too near to large jet engines for long periods of time
(E) damaged because they sat too close to large jet engines for long periods of time

A consequence is the right usage, as it's absolute phrase here. Cross off D and E
A consequence of is the right idiom. Cross off B and C

A is the answer - 27 secs :D
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29 Jul 2016, 15:41
hi,
the phrase is 'consequence of...' , as absolute phrase contains noun+relative pronoun/verbed/verbing modifiers, this phrase is noun phrase or absolute phrase?. does absolute phrase also has 'of ' in its structure?.. I'm confused with noun phrase, absolute phrase and noun+noun modifier. Please explain.
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29 Jul 2016, 15:46
hi,

as noun phrase modifies the noun before it? is 'consequence of... ' modifies hearing impairment because it is just before the phrase?.please explain me the difference between noun phrase, absolute phrase and noun+noun modifier.

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