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# According to United States Air Force officials, a cannon

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25 Jul 2008, 08:07
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According to United States Air Force officials, a cannon shooting dead chickens at airplanes has proved helpful to demonstrate what kind of damage can result when jets fly into a flock of large birds.

(B) shooting dead chickens at airplanes has proved itself helpful as a demonstration of

(D) that shoots dead chickens at airplanes proves itself helpful to demonstrate

(E) that shoots dead chickens at airplanes has proved helpful in demonstrating

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25 Jul 2008, 08:27
saravalli wrote:
According to United States Air Force officials, a cannon shooting dead chickens at airplanes has proved helpful to demonstrate what kind of damage can result when jets fly into a flock of large birds.

(B) shooting dead chickens at airplanes has proved itself helpful as a demonstration of

(D) that shoots dead chickens at airplanes proves itself helpful to demonstrate

(E) that shoots dead chickens at airplanes has proved helpful in demonstrating

Hi saravalli,

I believe the answer here is E.

1) Obviouly wrong, has proved helpful doesn't sound right

2-4 include the word 'itself'. Clearly since the subject we are talking about is canon, we do not need to include itself.

5) Sounds right and doesn't include the word 'itself'

What's the OA?
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25 Jul 2008, 08:31
saravalli wrote:
According to United States Air Force officials, a cannon shooting dead chickens at airplanes has proved helpful to demonstrate what kind of damage can result when jets fly into a flock of large birds.

(B) shooting dead chickens at airplanes has proved itself helpful as a demonstration of

(D) that shoots dead chickens at airplanes proves itself helpful to demonstrate

(E) that shoots dead chickens at airplanes has proved helpful in demonstrating

B,C,D -- are out itself is wrong here.
itself = Cannon itself demonstrating.. wrong...
Cannon that shoots dead chickens demonstrating..

Between A, E.

A) cannon shooting dead chickens ..demonstrate
(or)
A is little ambiogous.

E is better.

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