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Am unable to identify the right answer here, all I could do was eliminate E.. Please help
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19 Mar 2012, 04:10
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Am unable to identify the right answer here, all I could do was eliminate E.. Please help

Hi,

Request you to kindly type out the question in the forum. Its kinda easier to review & answer the question
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19 Mar 2012, 04:16
devinawilliam83 wrote:
Am unable to identify the right answer here, all I could do was eliminate E.. Please help

Hi,

I hope this helps

As identified by you " Fact that the " is incorrect as it makes the sentence wordy. Hence eliminate D & E

Great so now we got 3 options left

C : Growing number of people purchasing plane tickets online -> SV error Hence eliminate

Now we come to the last 2 A & B

B : Airline executives are convinced, just as 1/3 of bank customers
What are they convinced off ? It should be customers prefer human teller but B does not link it

Thus A is correct using that to make the sentence make sense.

Disclaimer : I am not a Verbal Whiz so plz feel free to provide insights to my reasoning as well
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19 Mar 2012, 09:41
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Despite the growing number of people who purchase plane tickets online, airline executives are convinced that, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers to automatic teller machine, many travelers will still use travel agents

A) growing number of people who purchase plane tickets online, airline executives are convinced that, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers to automatic teller machines, many travelers will

B) growing number of people who purchase plane tickets online, airline executives are convinced, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers to automatic teller machines, that many travelers would

C) growing number of people purchasing plane tickets online, airline executives are convinced, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers as compared to automatic teller machines, many travelers will

D) fact that the number of people purchasing plane tickets online is growing, airline execituves are convinced, just as one-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers as compared to automatic teller machines, that many travelers would

E) fact that the number of people who purchase plane tickets online are growing, airline executives are convinced that, just as obe-third of bank customers still prefer human tellers compared with automatic teller machines, many travelers would

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19 Mar 2012, 09:43
My Answer - B
Same analysis as boomtangboy.
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19 Mar 2012, 09:59
A is the answer.
"That" should come after "convinced".
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19 Mar 2012, 13:51
^ I agree. Regarding the reasoning for eliminating C, I think the lack of "that" is what makes it incorrect. I don't see how there is a subject verb disagreement. Could anyone explain that??
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19 Mar 2012, 22:06
What SV error are you referring to in option C. ? couldn't find one .
On a side note, I tried making the statement // with convinced that... that many travellers.. but missed to see no that in B

One explanation I read also mentioned that "as compared to" is wrong

boomtangboy wrote:
devinawilliam83 wrote:
Am unable to identify the right answer here, all I could do was eliminate E.. Please help

Hi,

I hope this helps

As identified by you " Fact that the " is incorrect as it makes the sentence wordy. Hence eliminate D & E

Great so now we got 3 options left

C : Growing number of people purchasing plane tickets online -> SV error Hence eliminate

Now we come to the last 2 A & B

B : Airline executives are convinced, just as 1/3 of bank customers
What are they convinced off ? It should be customers prefer human teller but B does not link it

Thus A is correct using that to make the sentence make sense.

Disclaimer : I am not a Verbal Whiz so plz feel free to provide insights to my reasoning as well
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20 Mar 2012, 02:23
Not very definite...Confused with A and B
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A Correct (Though i thought will is too strong to use and would should be used)

B wrong . because ... "That" is placed at the wrong place which seems to be modifying the clause before it.

C wrong Because of wrong usage of idiom prefer x to Y " still prefer human tellers as compared to automatic teller machines"

D and E also eliminated for the same reason.

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20 Mar 2012, 11:06
A - we have to use 'will' becoz the phrase which is not underlined says 'still use'
convinced that X will use

B - would - not preferred
C d E wrong - prefer X to Y

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