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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.
(A) shooting dead chickens at airplanes has proved helpful to demonstrate
(B) shooting dead chickens at airplanes has proved itself helpful as a demonstration of
(C) shooting dead chickens at airplanes proves itself helpful as demonstrating
(D) that shoots dead chickens at airplanes proves itself helpful to demonstrate
(E) that shoots dead chickens at airplanes has proved helpful in demonstrating

Can someone explain the answer. Thanks.

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New post 01 Jul 2009, 17:48
"proved itself" in C and D is wrong. Canon is not proving itself

"as a demonstration of" in B is wordy and awkward

among A and E, "in demonstrating" is better than "to demonstrate"

So E.

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New post 01 Jul 2009, 21:33
"Between" A and E. :)
I go with E.

A>> only when the cannon is "shooting" it is demonstrating...not the intended meaning
rashminet84 wrote:
"proved itself" in C and D is wrong. Canon is not proving itself

"as a demonstration of" in B is wordy and awkward

among A and E, "in demonstrating" is better than "to demonstrate"

So E.

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New post 01 Jul 2009, 22:49
OA is E

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I would go with A. Whats the OA?

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OA is "E."

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