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Although American fast food restaurants once used only domestic beef, the hamburgers produced by companies like McDonald's are now made using a variety of beef sources, sometimes from America and sometimes they come ---as a consequence of there simply not being enough domestic lean cattle beef to satisfy demand --- from countries like Australia and New Zealand.

A) sometimes from America and sometimes they come
B) sometimes from America and sometimes
C) that come sometimes from America or sometimes
D) from America sometimes, or sometimes they come
E) from America sometimes, or sometimes coming
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Although American fast food restaurants once used only domestic beef, the hamburgers produced by companies like McDonald's are now made using a variety of beef sources, sometimes from America and sometimes they come ---as a consequence of there simply not being enough domestic lean cattle beef to satisfy demand --- from countries like Australia and New Zealand.

A) sometimes from America and sometimes they come
B) sometimes from America and sometimes
C) that come sometimes from America or sometimes
D) from America sometimes, or sometimes they come
E) from America sometimes, or sometimes coming

I doubt the usage of Like in the above sentence.
In the given sentence pronoun they plays the spoilsport thereby ruining the structure of parallelism.
Removing they gives a proper modifier indicating the source of beef sources.

C is wrong as that come from X or from Y is wordy and usage of sometimes needs AND not OR.

D and E contain following errors mentioned above in other options
1. they from A
2. or from C
3. coming.new error
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In order to get the correct structure, one has to read it with the effective non-underlined part after ignoring the intrusive modifier. Then we can see the parallel structure of sometimes from X and sometimes from Y in place; B is the best choice. In C, the comma before ‘that’ is ungrammatical. On the question of ‘and’ or ‘or’, -and- is appropriate because both occurrences are happening at the same time. The phenomenon is ‘this and this and not ‘this or that’
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In order to get the correct structure, one has to read it with the effective non-underlined part after ignoring the intrusive modifier. Then we can see the parallel structure of sometimes from X and sometimes from Y in place; B is the best choice. In C, the comma before ‘that’ is ungrammatical. On the question of ‘and’ or ‘or’, -and- is appropriate because both occurrences are happening at the same time. The phenomenon is ‘this and this and not ‘this or that’


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I didn't look at it because it is not underlined. Secondly, I feel that Veritas wants us to ignore such hair splitters and perhaps focus on the larger picture. Of course, unless our aim is tail-twisting ..... :wink:
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Although American fast food restaurants once used only domestic beef, the hamburgers produced by companies like McDonald's are now made using a variety of beef sources, sometimes from America and sometimes they come ---as a consequence of there simply not being enough domestic lean cattle beef to satisfy demand --- from countries like Australia and New Zealand.

A) sometimes from America and sometimes they come
B) sometimes from America and sometimes
C) that come sometimes from America or sometimes
D) from America sometimes, or sometimes they come
E) from America sometimes, or sometimes coming


dashes are qual to commaas .

Lets break it ,

Although American fast food restaurants once used only domestic beef, the hamburgers produced by companies like McDonald's are now made using a variety of beef sources, sometimes from America and sometimes they come, as a consequence of there simply not being enough domestic lean cattle beef to satisfy demand , from countries like Australia and New Zealand.

Correct parallel structure will be -

Sometimes from X and Sometimes from Y

None except B uses the correct form.



Although American fast food restaurants once used only domestic beef, the hamburgers produced by companies like McDonald's are now made using a variety of beef sources, sometimes from America and sometimes, as a consequence of there simply not being enough domestic lean cattle beef to satisfy demand , from countries like Australia and New Zealand.

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B is for sure better than C, however I wonder if the sentence wouldn't be made much clearer with the conjunction "that" following the "beaf sources." Any opinion?

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The comma before "that" in C makes the option ungrammatical. (That acting as subject refers to the noun in the subject - variety. This reference of THAT needs the verb singular and not plural (Come)). In addition, the usage of "from" parallel marker and the usage of "or" are wrong in this option.
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I am confused here. I may agree that , before that is incorrect; however
when using list this and that means either the source is this or that but not both. when using or we can have this or that and both.

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