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# Although Ms. Bakara had previously emphasized that she could

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Although Ms. Bakara had previously emphasized that she could not speak for other Black people, she ventured to do so on this one occasion because she firmly believed that many minority people, likely most, would agree with her.

(A) do so on this one occasion because she firmly believed that many minority people, likely most, would agree
(B) speak on this one occasion since she firmly believed that many minority people, likely most, would have agreed
(C) so speak on this one occasion due to her firmly believing that many minority people, even most, would likely agree
(D) do so on this one occasion because she firmly believed that many minority people, if not most, would agree
(E) do so on this one occasion since she firmly believed many minority people, and even most, would likely agree

Originally posted by TIANMU on 15 Aug 2004, 19:58.
Last edited by broall on 09 Sep 2017, 19:58, edited 1 time in total.
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15 Aug 2004, 20:06
Go for D.

"likely most" in A & B is incorrect.
"so speak on" in C is incorrect.

I prefer "if not most" in D to "even most" in E.
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15 Aug 2004, 22:03
D for me too.

In E 'would likley agree' - would and likely is redundant.
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15 Aug 2004, 22:04
Yes it is. OA is D.

I was torn between A and D. Is "if not most" an idiom?
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16 Aug 2004, 01:33
Although Ms. Bakara had previously emphasized that she could not speak for other Black people, she ventured to do so on this one occasion because she firmly believed that many minority people, likely most, would agree with her.

(A) do so on this one occasion because she firmly believed that many minority people, likely most, would agree
(B) speak on this one occasion since she firmly believed that many minority people, likely most, would have agreed
(C) so speak on this one occasion due to her firmly believing that many minority people, even most, would likely agree
(D) do so on this one occasion because she firmly believed that many minority people, if not most, would agree
(E) do so on this one occasion since she firmly believed many minority people, and even most, would likely agree

(A) -- likely most is incorrect
(B) -- again 'likely most' is used here
(C) -- even most ? this option is incredible
(D) -- best of the lot here ! if not most is appropriately used in this option
(E) -- agin even most is not correct

I don't think if not most is an idiom. You just have to understand when to use it.
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16 Aug 2004, 07:33
Thanks ywilfred!

Because I am nonnative, meaning problem is my challenge.
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06 Jun 2010, 09:58
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89. Although Ms. Bakara had previously emphasized that she could not speak for other Black people, she ventured to do so on this one occasion because she firmly believed that many minority people, likely most, would agree with her.
(A) do so on this one occasion because she firmly believed that many minority people, likely most, would agree
(B) speak on this one occasion since she firmly believed that many minority people, likely most, would have agreed
(C) so speak on this one occasion due to her firmly believing that many minority people, even most, would likely agree
(D) do so on this one occasion because she firmly believed that many minority people, if not most, would agree
(E) do so on this one occasion since she firmly believed many minority people, and even most, would likely agree
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07 Jun 2010, 07:40
But in D, it says 'if not most' where as in original sentence it is 'likely most'. Doesn't it change the meaning itself?
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07 Jun 2010, 20:27
89. Although Ms. Bakara had previously emphasized that she could not speak for other Black people, she ventured to do so on this one occasion because she firmly believed that many minority people, likely most, would agree with her.

(A) do so on this one occasion because she firmly believed that many minority people, likely most, would agree
likely can be an adjective or an adverb, and think there is some ambiguity as to what it is modifying: people or the verb agree. I think this works but option d is better.

(B) speak on this one occasion since she firmly believed that many minority people, likely most, would have agreed
should use "do so"

(C) so speak on this one occasion due to her firmly believing that many minority people, even most, would likely agree
should use "do so"

(D) do so on this one occasion because she firmly believed that many minority people, if not most, would agree
correct, if unambiguously modifies people

(E) do so on this one occasion since she firmly believed many minority people, and even most, would likely agree
should use "beleive that"
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29 Dec 2014, 11:20
I agree that D reads well, but the problem is are we not changing the intention of the author.

In the question stem, the author says most minority people would agree. but answer D (grammatically correct) says many will but not most.

Need some experts to review this one, please.

TIANMU wrote:
Although Ms. Bakara had previously emphasized that she could not speak for other Black people, she ventured to do so on this one occasion because she firmly believed that many minority people, likely most, would agree with her.

(A) do so on this one occasion because she firmly believed that many minority people, likely most, would agree
(B) speak on this one occasion since she firmly believed that many minority people, likely most, would have agreed
(C) so speak on this one occasion due to her firmly believing that many minority people, even most, would likely agree
(D) do so on this one occasion because she firmly believed that many minority people, if not most, would agree
(E) do so on this one occasion since she firmly believed many minority people, and even most, would likely agree

OA will be followed. Thank you!

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30 Dec 2014, 05:34
Can someone please provide the OA and OE for this one. Thanks.
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30 Dec 2014, 08:19
The source of this question is 1000SC. Mostl experts recommend to stay away from 1000 series.
If not most makes the answer option gramatically correct but renders no meaning per se.
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30 Dec 2014, 08:48
Please could you explain. Is the question correct or wrong?

WaterFlowsUp wrote:
The source of this question is 1000SC. Mostl experts recommend to stay away from 1000 series.

If not most makes the answer option gramatically correct but renders no meaning per se.

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09 Sep 2017, 20:03
TIANMU wrote:
Although Ms. Bakara had previously emphasized that she could not speak for other Black people, she ventured to do so on this one occasion because she firmly believed that many minority people, likely most, would agree with her.

(A) do so on this one occasion because she firmly believed that many minority people, likely most, would agree
(B) speak on this one occasion since she firmly believed that many minority people, likely most, would have agreed
(C) so speak on this one occasion due to her firmly believing that many minority people, even most, would likely agree
(D) do so on this one occasion because she firmly believed that many minority people, if not most, would agree
(E) do so on this one occasion since she firmly believed many minority people, and even most, would likely agree

A. "likely most" doesn't agree with "minority"
B. same as A
C. "even most" doesn't agree with "minority"
D. "if not most" does agree with "minority"
E. "even most" doesn't agree with "minority"
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