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A private house in New York City is a building owned by an individual or individuals having less than eight units and no commercial space.
(A) a building owned by an individual or individuals having less than eight units and no commercial space
(B) one that an individual or individuals own with fewer than eight units and no commercial space
(C) a building with fewer than eight units, no commercial space, and is owned by an individual or individuals
(D) one that has fewer than eight units, no commercial space and it is owned by an individual or individuals
(E) one that has fewer than eight units, is owned by an individual or individuals, and has no commercial space
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03 Jan 2009, 22:23
this is a modifier nightmare

(E)
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04 Jan 2009, 10:06
vivektripathi wrote:
A private house in New York City is a building owned by an individual or individuals having less than eight units and no commercial space.
(A) a building owned by an individual or individuals having less than eight units and no commercial space
(B) one that an individual or individuals own with fewer than eight units and no commercial space
(C) a building with fewer than eight units, no commercial space, and is owned by an individual or individuals
(D) one that has fewer than eight units, no commercial space and it is owned by an individual or individuals
(E) one that has fewer than eight units, is owned by an individual or individuals, and has no commercial space

Tough call between D & E.

Settle for E. 'It' in D is troubling me.
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06 Jan 2009, 12:51
not sure between D and E
what is the OA
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06 Jan 2009, 13:01
I was going with C.

Why is C incorrect?
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07 Jan 2009, 12:53
I am also not sure between D and E...

C may be wrong (may be) because of passive voice ... other than that C also looks good
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07 Jan 2009, 19:58
vivektripathi wrote:
A private house in New York City is a building owned by an individual or individuals having less than eight units and no commercial space.
(A) a building owned by an individual or individuals having less than eight units and no commercial space
(B) one that an individual or individuals own with fewer than eight units and no commercial space
(C) a building with fewer than eight units, no commercial space, and is owned by an individual or individuals
(D) one that has fewer than eight units, no commercial space and it is owned by an individual or individuals
(E) one that has fewer than eight units, is owned by an individual or individuals, and has no commercial space

C does not follow the series of "X, Y , and Z", so C shocked me C out

E is parallelism
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08 Jan 2009, 02:35
C suits the best.

What is the OA.. Guys pls make it a habbit to post the OA's after few replies. otherwise v never know where we are standing. We are here to help each other.
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09 Jan 2009, 06:06
vivektripathi - What is the OA for this question?
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10 Jan 2009, 20:10
I am also split between C & E.

I read all the explanation to support E; so I agree with E.
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vivektripathi - What is the OA for this question?

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10 Jan 2009, 20:28
C because a private house "is a building"
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11 Jan 2009, 09:04
i think the sentence "A private house".......... itself states that its a building
so using the answer option i.e is a building......... would create redundacy.....

so answer E suits the best..

please correct if i am wrong
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02 Apr 2010, 22:54
E it is.
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11 Apr 2010, 07:50
Answer should be E. Parallelism
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