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A delegation of 60 farmers called on the chief minister so

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arunavamunshi1988 wrote:
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Y s it nt E

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The conjunction "but" depicts contrast, but there is no contrast in the last clause ("the chief minister has very graciously conceded their request").


Hi Sayantan,

What does 'Concede request' mean? I initially thought it means 'turning down a request'... So I chose E first.


concede = "to allow someone to have something, even if you do not want to"
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Hi , What is wrong with the usage of SO AS TO in option A. It seems like they called TO plead. Whats wrong in this?


I do not see a problem with A - "so as to" is alright.

The construction is correct. Two verbs can be made parallel using a conjunction. ( I read and write...correct - similarly, A delegation called on and pleaded.. grammatically correct)

"Its" (referring to delegation) is better than "their" (referring to farmers).


Hi sayantanc2k

Hi can you help why A is wrong over D? I understand that " so as to " is another (more formal way) form of infinitive of purpose, but when you say "Its" (referring to delegation) is better than "their" (referring to farmers), how does this help us figure out that option D is better?


The observation that "its" is better than " their" is an independent observation, not related to the comparison between A and D. I already stated that in my view A is alright.
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D over A. Because for the minister to concede to the farmers' requests the action should have taken place. A suggests only the intent of the call and not whether the action of making the request took place. D clarifies this- they called, they requested, minister conceded. Hence, D.
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Could someone please clarify why A is wrong? 'so as to' can be used to indicate the purpose, right? egmat daagh
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