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Although it claims to delve into political issues, television can be superficial such as when each of the three major networks broadcast exactly the same statement from a political candidate.

(A) superficial such as when each of the three major networks
(B) superficial, as can sometimes occur if all of the three major networks
(C) superficial if the three major networks all
(D) superficial whenever each of the three major networks
(E) superficial, as when the three major networks each

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23 Oct 2007, 23:35
Fistail wrote:
Although it claims to delve into political issues, television can be superficial such as when each of the three major networks broadcast exactly the same statement from a political candidate.

(A) superficial such as when each of the three major networks
(B) superficial, as can sometimes occur if all of the three major networks
(C) superficial if the three major networks all
(D) superficial whenever each of the three major networks
(E) superficial, as when the three major networks each

I pick A. Nothing seems to be wrong with it.

B is too wordy & 'if' changes the meaning.
C 'if' changes the meaning
D 'whenever' changes the meaning
E I like this one but I prefer 'such as' in A vs 'as' in E. 'when each of the three major networks broadcast exactly the same statement' is an example of when TV can be superficial. Examples are expressed using 'such as' as in A.
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24 Oct 2007, 07:40
Fistail wrote:
Although it claims to delve into political issues, television can be superficial such as when each of the three major networks broadcast exactly the same statement from a political candidate.

(A) superficial such as when each of the three major networks
(B) superficial, as can sometimes occur if all of the three major networks
(C) superficial if the three major networks all
(D) superficial whenever each of the three major networks
(E) superficial, as when the three major networks each

Between 'B' & 'C'

Will go for 'B'
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24 Oct 2007, 20:53
I will got with C.

The sentence says CAN BE and it CAN only do this IF all three broadcast at the same time
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24 Mar 2009, 18:10
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Although it claims to delve into political issues, television can be superficial such as when each of the three major networks broadcast exactly the same statement from a political candidate.

(A) superficial such as when each of the three major networks
(B) superficial, as can sometimes occur if all of the three major networks
(C) superficial if the three major networks all
(D) superficial whenever each of the three major networks
(E) superficial, as when the three major networks each

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24 Mar 2009, 19:27
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neeshpal wrote:
Although it claims to delve into political issues, television can be superficial such as when
each of the three major networks
broadcast exactly the same statement from a political
candidate.

(A) superficial such as when each of the three major networks - singular
-- followed by plural verb "broadcast", so A is wrong
(B) superficial, as can sometimes occur if all of the three major networks
- "if" rule violated
(C) superficial if the three major networks all
- "if" rule violated
(D) superficial whenever each of the three major networks
- Same as A, out
(E) superficial, as when the three major networks each - Plural
- Correct.

Each of the items - singular
Items each - plural
~ Whenever "each" is preceded by noun, verb agrees the number of noun.

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27 Mar 2009, 09:47
nitya34 wrote:
Yes C is better

Nitya, I think it's E.

(E) superficial, as when the three major networks each

When "each" followed by subject it will be considers as plural if the subject is plural.
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27 Mar 2009, 15:00
OA is E
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28 Mar 2009, 04:08
Priyankur, can u pls explain how is the if rule violated in C?
priyankur_saha@ml.com wrote:
neeshpal wrote:
Although it claims to delve into political issues, television can be superficial such as when
each of the three major networks
broadcast exactly the same statement from a political
candidate.

(A) superficial such as when each of the three major networks - singular
-- followed by plural verb "broadcast", so A is wrong
(B) superficial, as can sometimes occur if all of the three major networks
- "if" rule violated
(C) superficial if the three major networks all
- "if" rule violated
(D) superficial whenever each of the three major networks
- Same as A, out
(E) superficial, as when the three major networks each - Plural
- Correct.

Each of the items - singular
Items each - plural
~ Whenever "each" is preceded by noun, verb agrees the number of noun.
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28 Mar 2009, 11:24
A and D can be eliminated
B is wrong - " as can sometimes.... if"

Between C and E, I actually thought it was C. But E sounds better after the explanations. But I would like to know why the usage of "if" is wrong in C.
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30 Mar 2009, 01:00
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Nice example to catch the verb-noun agreement.. I missed it !:(
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01 Jul 2009, 16:18
Although it claims to delve into political issues, television can be superficial such as when each of the three major networks broadcast exactly the same statement from a political candidate.
(A) superficial such as when each of the three major networks
(B) superficial, as can sometimes occur if all of the three major networks
(C) superficial if the three major networks all
(D) superficial whenever each of the three major networks
(E) superficial, as when the three major networks each

I found this a little intriguing. Can someone explain. Thanks.
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(A) superficial such as when each of the three major networks best one
(B) superficial, as can sometimes occur if all of the three major networks wordy , awkward
(C) superficial if the three major networks all changes the original meaning
(D) superficial whenever each of the three major networks again this too changes the original meaning
(E) superficial, as when the three major networks each "as when" is wrong.

C and D imply that tv can be superficial only when (if; whenever) the 3 major networks broadcast ......

the original statement used this as an example, not as a condition. "such as" properly introduced the example.
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01 Jul 2009, 21:26
I go with D
A >> "such as when" looks awkward.
OA pls?
rashminet84 wrote:
(A) superficial such as when each of the three major networks best one
(B) superficial, as can sometimes occur if all of the three major networks wordy , awkward
(C) superficial if the three major networks all changes the original meaning
(D) superficial whenever each of the three major networks again this too changes the original meaning
(E) superficial, as when the three major networks each "as when" is wrong.

C and D imply that tv can be superficial only when (if; whenever) the 3 major networks broadcast ......

the original statement used this as an example, not as a condition. "such as" properly introduced the example.
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01 Jul 2009, 21:39
Even I thought A, except for this construction subject+verb mismatch in A

each of the three major networks broadcast

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IMO E

The statement follows a plural verb, i.e. broadcast, so th subject should also be plural.

> A and D are out for using subject "each of the three" which is singular.

> B and C are out for using "if" which distorts the meaning of the sentence. It sounds as if this is the only case when television becomes superficial.

Option E is using "the three major networks each" which is a plural verb. Though in option E "as when" sounds awkward, but this is the best option among all five.
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01 Jul 2009, 22:45
It boils down to A or D. I go with D, for the reasons stated above by D supporters

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02 Jul 2009, 00:23
It boils down to A or D. I go with D, for the reasons stated above by D supporters

OA Pls

Sorry to contradict you, but A and D are surely incorrect for using "each of the three" which is singular along with "broadcast" which is plural.
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Although it claims to delve into political issues, television can be superficial such as when each of the three major networks broadcast exactly the same statement from a political candidate.
(A) superficial such as when each of the three major networks
'such as' is used to give examples, here it species the time and not superficial. So is incorrect
Not sure, but it should be like can be superficial in times such as .. (opinions!)

(B) superficial, as can sometimes occur if all of the three major networks
wordy, awkward, and also if is implying "when" here.
(C) superficial if the three major networks all
it is changing the meaning that it can be superficial only when the ..X.. happens. X is one of the event when television can be superficial.
(D) superficial whenever each of the three major networks.
changes the meaning, similar to C
(E) superficial, as when the three major networks each
Correct.
superficial, as (they are/can) when the three major networks each
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03 Jul 2009, 12:02
A, , D and E are out IMO. plural form of the verb 'broadcast' requires plural subject. Between B and C no idea, perhaps C what's OA?
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