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A group of engineering students, dissatisfied with recent robotics projects, argued that robots could be used not only to mix cocktails but also to search and diffuse land mines, a weapon that threatens the safety of millions of innocent people around the world.


A. A group of engineering students, dissatisfied with recent robotics projects, argued that robots could be used not only to mix cocktails but also to search

B. A group of engineering students, dissatisfied with recent robotics projects, argued that robots could be used to mix cocktails but also to search for

C. A group of engineering students, dissatisfied with recent robotics projects, argued that robots could be used not only for cocktail mixes but also to search for

D. A group of engineering students, dissatisfied with recent robotics projects, argued that robots could not only be used to mix cocktails but to search for

E. Dissatisfied with recent robotics projects, a group of engineering students argued that robots could be used not only to mix cocktails but also to search for

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IMO answer is E.

Between A and E, I prefer E because it has 'search for' instead of 'search'.
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A group of engineering students, dissatisfied with recent robotics projects, argued that robots could be used not only to mix cocktails but also to search and diffuse land mines, a weapon that threatens the safety of millions of innocent people around the world.


A. A group of engineering students, dissatisfied with recent robotics projects, argued that robots could be used not only to mix cocktails but also to search

B. A group of engineering students, dissatisfied with recent robotics projects, argued that robots could be used to mix cocktails but also to search for

C. A group of engineering students, dissatisfied with recent robotics projects, argued that robots could be used not only for cocktail mixes but also to search for

D. A group of engineering students, dissatisfied with recent robotics projects, argued that robots could not only be used to mix cocktails but to search for

E. Dissatisfied with recent robotics projects, a group of engineering students argued that robots could be used not only to mix cocktails but also to search for


IMO A is correct as it perfectly uses not only but also idiom also parallel but in others search for is not parallel with diffuse
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A group of engineering students, dissatisfied with recent robotics projects, argued that robots could be used not only to mix cocktails but also to search and diffuse land mines, a weapon that threatens the safety of millions of innocent people around the world.


A. A group of engineering students, dissatisfied with recent robotics projects, argued that robots could be used not only to mix cocktails but also to search

B. A group of engineering students, dissatisfied with recent robotics projects, argued that robots could be used to mix cocktails but also to search for

C. A group of engineering students, dissatisfied with recent robotics projects, argued that robots could be used not only for cocktail mixes but also to search for

D. A group of engineering students, dissatisfied with recent robotics projects, argued that robots could not only be used to mix cocktails but to search for

E. Dissatisfied with recent robotics projects, a group of engineering students argued that robots could be used not only to mix cocktails but also to search for


between A and E, E is preferred why because robots will not search the land mines instead robots will search for land mines both have different meaning . so E is preferred.
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A group of engineering students, dissatisfied with recent robotics projects, argued that robots could be used not only to mix cocktails but also to search and diffuse land mines, a weapon that threatens the safety of millions of innocent people around the world.


A. A group of engineering students, dissatisfied with recent robotics projects, argued that robots could be used not only to mix cocktails but also to search

B. A group of engineering students, dissatisfied with recent robotics projects, argued that robots could be used to mix cocktails but also to search for

C. A group of engineering students, dissatisfied with recent robotics projects, argued that robots could be used not only for cocktail mixes but also to search for

D. A group of engineering students, dissatisfied with recent robotics projects, argued that robots could not only be used to mix cocktails but to search for

E. Dissatisfied with recent robotics projects, a group of engineering students argued that robots could be used not only to mix cocktails but also to search for
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Why is E preferred over A? How is "but also to search" wrong as pointed out in option A??
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Prateek176 - If you have given a better version of your thinking probably I could help you in better ways, let me still try.

So What is the difference between these two choices. Clearly placement of modifier --- dissatisfied with recent robotics projects. Also the use of 'for' at the end.

Effect of this modifier - in both choices is equal So its must be use of idiom. "Search for" is used when there is a purpose of search. here purpose is to find "land mines". What A means is that robot picked up a land mine and searching it for something. That bring our attention to these two choices and clearly E wins.

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Prateek176 - If you have given a better version of your thinking probably I could help you in better ways, let me still try.

So What is the difference between these two choices. Clearly placement of modifier --- dissatisfied with recent robotics projects. Also the use of 'for' at the end.

Effect of this modifier - in both choices is equal So its must be use of idiom. "Search for" is used when there is a purpose of search. here purpose is to find "land mines". What A means is that robot picked up a land mine and searching it for something. That bring our attention to these two choices and clearly E wins.

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Thanks aragonn . There was indeed a subtle change in meaning that I missed
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Well, this was a really interesting question for me!!!

1) If you pay attention to parallelism and idiom (not only X, but also Y) you can easily eliminate choices B, D and C.
2) Both A and E may seem correct. For me the only difference was between "search" and "search for".

After some research I found this explanation:

"When we just use the word SEARCH without a preposition, it means we are talking about the area we are looking.
Examples:
I searched the ocean (I swam around in the ocean and went on a boat looking for something).
He searched his car all day long but never found it (He was looking in his car - in the trunk, in the seats, etc - for something)

Searching his car is difference than searching for his car
When we use the preposition FOR after SEARCH, it means we are talking about the actual thing we want to find.
Examples:
I searched for my keys and couldn't find them (I didn't know where my keys were so I looked around my apartment for them).
He searched for his car (He had forgotten where he had parked it and was looking to find the automobile)."

This clearly shows that we need "search for" and thus the correct answer is E.

Do you agree with this explanation? I would like to hear your opinions on this.
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Well, this was a really interesting question for me!!!

1) If you pay attention to parallelism and idiom (not only X, but also Y) you can easily eliminate choices B, D and C.
2) Both A and E may seem correct. For me the only difference was between "search" and "search for".

After some research I found this explanation:

"When we just use the word SEARCH without a preposition, it means we are talking about the area we are looking.
Examples:
I searched the ocean (I swam around in the ocean and went on a boat looking for something).
He searched his car all day long but never found it (He was looking in his car - in the trunk, in the seats, etc - for something)

Searching his car is difference than searching for his car
When we use the preposition FOR after SEARCH, it means we are talking about the actual thing we want to find.
Examples:
I searched for my keys and couldn't find them (I didn't know where my keys were so I looked around my apartment for them).
He searched for his car (He had forgotten where he had parked it and was looking to find the automobile)."

This clearly shows that we need "search for" and thus the correct answer is E.

Do you agree with this explanation? I would like to hear your opinions on this.


This post is so spot-on!

For me, it is the key difference between A and E and not the placement of the "Dissatisfied..." modifier.

A implies that we could use robots to search landmines.

But E implies, which is correct given the context, that we could use robots to search for/locate landmines.

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