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# After more than four decades of research and development, a

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After more than four decades of research and development, a new type of jet engine is being tested that could eventually propel aircraft anywhere in the world within two hours or help boost cargoes into space at significantly lower costs than current methods permit.

A. tested that could eventually propel aircraft anywhere in the world within two hours or help
B. tested that could eventually have the capability of propelling aircraft anywhere in the world within two hours or to help
C. tested, eventually able to propel aircraft anywhere in the world within two hours, or helping
D. tested, and it eventually could propel aircraft anywhere in the world within two hours or helping
E. tested, and it could eventually have the capability to propel aircraft anywhere in the world within two hours or help
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02 Nov 2006, 05:29
propel...or help.

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02 Nov 2006, 08:32
tennis_ball wrote:
for E though.

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E. tested, and it could eventually have the capability to propel aircraft anywhere in the world within two hours or help

E is simply awkward and wordy IMO

Compare the two sentences - (2) is concise and clear and conveys the same meaning as (1)

it could eventually have the capability to propel --- (1)

that could eventually propel --- (2)
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02 Nov 2006, 08:36
I choose A - for parallelism; ..propel aircraft...help boost cargoes...
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02 Nov 2006, 10:06
A
in E, have the capability and could are redundent
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03 Nov 2006, 19:51
I can not tell you official answers for all my questions.
Just I can inform you the answers what I've got. =)

My choice for this question was A. HOWEVER,
my answer sheet says it's E...............

IMO, the problem of A is,
"being tested that could"
Where's subject of could? If a type of jet is subject for could, isn't this sentence adequate in terms of grammar?
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06 Nov 2006, 02:30
KC wrote:
I can not tell you official answers for all my questions.
Just I can inform you the answers what I've got. =)

My choice for this question was A. HOWEVER,
my answer sheet says it's E...............

IMO, the problem of A is,
"being tested that could"
Where's subject of could? If a type of jet is subject for could, isn't this sentence adequate in terms of grammar?

though E is wordy, it does not have grammatical error.
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06 Nov 2006, 23:19
tennis_ball wrote:
KC wrote:
I can not tell you official answers for all my questions.
Just I can inform you the answers what I've got. =)

My choice for this question was A. HOWEVER,
my answer sheet says it's E...............

IMO, the problem of A is,
"being tested that could"
Where's subject of could? If a type of jet is subject for could, isn't this sentence adequate in terms of grammar?

though E is wordy, it does not have grammatical error.

Oh I see.. wow.. missed it.

Well, jet engine is not the subject but the subject is TYPE [of jet engine]. Remember "of jet engine" is a prepositional phrase modifying TYPE - Subjects are never included within prepositonal phrases.. they just serve as adjectives.

Given that "TYPE" by itself can't propel - we need "something" that can.. Hence E.

Not sure if you all concur with the above - but this is certainly a tricky question and that's the way I would look at it if I had to explain E.
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07 Jan 2011, 11:05
Could anybody elaborate on whether "it" in E is correct?

I always have problems with pronouns, and I (for example: this "I" is needed?) dont know when do they need to be repeated and when not.
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