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A delegation of 60 farmers called on the chief minister so as to plead for revival of the benefit scheme together with the revised compensation package offered by the government and the chief minister has very graciously conceded their request

A. chief minister so as to plead for revival of the benefit scheme together with the revised compensation package offered by the government and
B. chief minister and pleaded for revival of the benefit scheme together with the revised compensation package offered by the government but
C. chief minister and were pleading towards revival of the benefit scheme as well as the revised compensation package offered by the government and
D. chief minister and pleaded for revival of the benefit scheme together with the revised compensation package offered by the government and
E. chief minister to plead for revival of the benefit scheme together with the revised compensation package offered by the government but
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A delegation of 60 farmers called on the chief minister so as to plead for revival of the benefit scheme together with the revised compensation package offered by the government and the chief minister has very graciously conceded their request

A. chief minister so as to plead for revival of the benefit scheme together with the revised compensation package offered by the government and
B. chief minister and pleaded for revival of the benefit scheme together with the revised compensation package offered by the government but
C. chief minister and were pleading towards revival of the benefit scheme as well as the revised compensation package offered by the government and
D. chief minister and pleaded for revival of the benefit scheme together with the revised compensation package offered by the government and---correct
E. chief minister to plead for revival of the benefit scheme together with the revised compensation package offered by the government but

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it seems a poorly written question

SC : A delegation of 60 farmers called on the chief minister so as to plead for revival of the
benefit scheme together with the revised compensation package offered by the
government and
the chief minister has very graciously conceded their request----------->"delegation" can never go with "their"

also D is wrong for following reason
D says: chief minister and pleaded for revival of the benefit scheme together
with the revised compensation package offered by the government
and
-------------->there is no need for parallelism between "called" and "pleaded" .
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06 Oct 2012, 08:38
getgyan wrote:
A delegation of 60 farmers called on the chief minister so as to plead for revival of the benefit scheme together with the revised compensation package offered by the government and the chief minister has very graciously conceded their request

A. chief minister so as to plead for revival of the benefit scheme together with the revised compensation package offered by the government and
B. chief minister and pleaded for revival of the benefit scheme together with the revised compensation package offered by the government but
C. chief minister and were pleading towards revival of the benefit scheme as well as the revised compensation package offered by the government and
D. chief minister and pleaded for revival of the benefit scheme together with the revised compensation package offered by the government and
E. chief minister to plead for revival of the benefit scheme together with the revised compensation package offered by the government but

IMO A....
the correct idiom is..." call on TO "
all others are wrong due the reasons cited in the above post...

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07 Oct 2012, 22:32
IMO A....
the correct idiom is..." call on TO "
all others are wrong due the reasons cited in the above post...

Please check your post if it is in-line with what you wanted to post.
OA is D.

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A delegation of 60 farmers called on the chief minister so as to plead for revival of the
benefit scheme together with the revised compensation package offered by the
government and
the chief minister has very graciously conceded their request

A. chief minister so as to plead for revival of the benefit scheme together with
the revised compensation package offered by the government and

B. chief minister and pleaded for revival of the benefit scheme together with the
revised compensation package offered by the government but

C. chief minister and were pleading towards revival of the benefit scheme as well
as the revised compensation package offered by the government and

D. chief minister and pleaded for revival of the benefit scheme together
with the revised compensation package offered by the government
and

E. chief minister to plead for revival of the benefit scheme together with the
revised compensation package offered by the government but

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A. chief minister so as to plead for revival of the benefit scheme together with the revised compensation package offered by the government and
Wrong ; correct idiomatic expression is : so ...... as to not so as to

B. chief minister and pleaded for revival of the benefit scheme together with the revised compensation package offered by the government but
But not required ; no contrast here
C. chief minister and were pleading towards revival of the benefit scheme as well as the revised compensation package offered by the government and
were pleading and as well as doesnt make any sense here

D. chief minister and pleaded for revival of the benefit scheme together with the revised compensation package offered by the government and
Best of the lot ; maintains ||'sm

E. chief minister to plead for revival of the benefit scheme together with the revised compensation package offered by the government but
But not required ; no contrast here
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Hi all,
A delegation of 60 farmers called on the chief minister so as to plead for revival of the benefit scheme together with the revised compensation package offered by the government and the chief minister has very graciously conceded their request

I have several questions with this sentence.The meaning lead us to the use of "and" to connect two sentence "A delegation...." and "the chef minister..";however,shouldn't a comma be placed before this "and"?

Also,the correct option(D) presents "called on the minister" and "pleaded for" in parallel.IMO,this two action shouldn't be parallel since the latter should be the purpose of this visit.To connect these actions with "and" creates the sense of two separate actions.Any thoughts?
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23 Dec 2016, 19:29
Y s it nt E

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23 Dec 2016, 23:00
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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").
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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").

why is Option A incorrect? Also, is the construction correct: "blah blah and pleaded for revival of the benefit scheme together with the revised compensation package offered by the government and blah blah""

The highlighted part cannot stand on its own. Also, what should be the antecedent of their?
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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?
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sayantanc2k wrote:
nailin16 wrote:
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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").

why is Option A incorrect? Also, is the construction correct: "blah blah and pleaded for revival of the benefit scheme together with the revised compensation package offered by the government and blah blah""

The highlighted part cannot stand on its own. Also, what should be the antecedent of their?

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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).
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Hi, I dont see usage of ITS anywhere. The only difference between option A and correct option D is called so as to plead and CALLED and pleaded. I think option A is better. They called to plead.
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A delegation of 60 farmers called on the chief minister so as to plead for revival of the benefit scheme together with the revised compensation package offered by the government and the chief minister has very graciously conceded their request

A. chief minister so as to plead for revival of the benefit scheme together with the revised compensation package offered by the government and
B. chief minister and pleaded for revival of the benefit scheme together with the revised compensation package offered by the government but
C. chief minister and were pleading towards revival of the benefit scheme as well as the revised compensation package offered by the government and
D. chief minister and pleaded for revival of the benefit scheme together with the revised compensation package offered by the government and
E. chief minister to plead for revival of the benefit scheme together with the revised compensation package offered by the government but

If there is a COMMA before and in D, I will choose D. But two ANDs don't seem right :/

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rakaisraka wrote:
Hi, I dont see usage of ITS anywhere. The only difference between option A and correct option D is called so as to plead and CALLED and pleaded. I think option A is better. They called to plead.

Hi rakaisraka, here sayantanc2k is referring to this HIGHLIGHTED part.
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A delegation of 60 farmers called on the chief minister so as to plead for revival of the benefit scheme together with the revised compensation package offered by the government and the chief minister has very graciously conceded their request

Their should be replaced with its to make the sentence more concise.
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