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# A study commissioned by the Department of Agriculture showed

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A study commissioned by the Department of Agriculture showed that if calves exercise and associated with other calves, they will require less medication and gain weight quicker than do those raised in confinement.
(A) associated with other calves, they will require less medication and gain weight quicker than do
(B) associated with other calves, they require less medication and gain weight quicker than
(C) associate with other calves, they required less medication and will gain weight quicker than do
(D) associate with other calves, they have required less medication and will gain weight more quickly than do
(E) associate with other calves, they require less medication and gain weight more quickly than

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06 Dec 2005, 21:35
HIMALAYA....

Don't you think the E should have "do"...I think the comparision is between the who gain weight more quickly. So it should have do as verb for .those raised in confinement.... where i am going wrong here... pls explain
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06 Dec 2005, 21:40
cool_jonny009 wrote:
HIMALAYA....
Don't you think the E should have "do"...I think the comparision is between the who gain weight more quickly. So it should have do as verb for .those raised in confinement.... where i am going wrong here... pls explain

yes, but "do" here is understood. i mean it is a case of eplise. though, i have yet to learn about eplises.
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06 Dec 2005, 21:43
This is one of the very good SCs to learn.

We need "more quicklty than" in this, for better contrast. There is no reason why 'quicker' should be used.

"E" is the best... short & weet, & conveys intended meaning econimocally.
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06 Dec 2005, 21:44
but the eclipse ..should not destroy the comparison.

here it seems that the comparison is between the rate of weight gain and those raised in confinment.
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07 Dec 2005, 05:38
Definite E

Keep C, D E because it is parallel. C is out out because there are two tenses used. D is out for the same reason as D.

We are left with E.

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A study commissioned by the Department of Agriculture showed that if calves exercise and associated with other calves, they will require less medication and gain weight quicker than do those raised in confinement.
(A) associated with other calves, they will require less medication and gain weight quicker than do
(B) associated with other calves, they require less medication and gain weight quicker than
(C) associate with other calves, they required less medication and will gain weight quicker than do
(D) associate with other calves, they have required less medication and will gain weight more quickly than do
(E) associate with other calves, they require less medication and gain weight more quickly than

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07 Dec 2005, 05:42
more quickly than is clearer than quickly than do.

Straight (E)
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08 Dec 2005, 01:51
more quickly than is the correct usage.

all other choices are mixing wrong tenses

like associated and required.

tense needs to be || as well
only E uses exercise,associate ...... and require is ||

that is why E is the righ answer.
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28 Jan 2006, 09:36
cool_jonny009 wrote:
but the eclipse ..should not destroy the comparison.

here it seems that the comparison is between the rate of weight gain and those raised in confinment.

Gurus please help. ...I am bringing up this Q again because I think the following is important:

I do believe that 'DO' is required in choice E. Why is it not there? Can elipse be really the reason? Isn't "DO' kind of important in this sentence to be elipsed?

..can someone point me to any information on elipses? ..when are they allowed etc.
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28 Jan 2006, 14:19
believe2 wrote:
cool_jonny009 wrote:
but the eclipse ..should not destroy the comparison.

here it seems that the comparison is between the rate of weight gain and those raised in confinment.

Gurus please help. ...I am bringing up this Q again because I think the following is important:

I do believe that 'DO' is required in choice E. Why is it not there? Can elipse be really the reason? Isn't "DO' kind of important in this sentence to be elipsed?

..can someone point me to any information on elipses? ..when are they allowed etc.

believe2 : Its proper comparison without "do"
They gain weight more quickly (calves )
than
those raised in confinement(calves)

If i add "do" then to me it would sound like calves are doing something speical to gain weight
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28 Jan 2006, 15:01
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believe2 : Its proper comparison without "do"
They gain weight more quickly (calves )
than
those raised in confinement(calves)

If i add "do" then to me it would sound like calves are doing something speical to gain weight
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Lets consider a simpler sentence:
X gains weight more quickly than Y does.

I think X's gaining weight is being compared with Y's gaining weight here. Not just X vs Y. So the 'Does' is required.
similarly the DO is required in the original Q.
what do you think?
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28 Jul 2007, 21:26
believe2 wrote:
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believe2 : Its proper comparison without "do"
They gain weight more quickly (calves )
than
those raised in confinement(calves)

If i add "do" then to me it would sound like calves are doing something speical to gain weight
*********************************

Lets consider a simpler sentence:
X gains weight more quickly than Y does.

I think X's gaining weight is being compared with Y's gaining weight here. Not just X vs Y. So the 'Does' is required.
similarly the DO is required in the original Q.
what do you think?

i also think so.

it must have a DO in E whether it is before THOSE or AFTER. If it is before THOSE, it is simple subject verb inversion.

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30 Jul 2007, 01:20
This one is really easy... straight up E, I got it in 15 seconds.

I would rate the difficulty as 3 / 10
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