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Although the square root of a negative number has no real value, it is
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Although the square root of a negative number has no real value, it is not necessarily true that equations involving imaginary numbers like these are practically inapplicableA) equations involving imaginary numbers like these are practically inapplicable B) equations involving such imaginary numbers have no practical applications C) equations involving these inapplicable imaginary numbers are practical D) equations involving imaginary numbers such as these are inapplicable practically E) there is no practical applications for equations involving such imaginary numbers as these source: Kaplan Premier
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Originally posted by diogoguitarrista on 04 Nov 2009, 14:25.
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Practically inapplicable...



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Although the square root of a negative number has no real value, it is not necessarily true that equations involving imaginary numbers like these are practically inapplicable A) equations involving imaginary numbers like these are practically inapplicable B) equations involving such imaginary numbers have no practical applications  CORRECT C) equations involving these inapplicable imaginary numbers are practical  misplaced modifier D) equations involving imaginary numbers such as these are inapplicable practically  awkward E) there is no practical applications for equations involving such imaginary numbers as these  lengthy and awkward B is the best option. It contains 'such' not like and it is short and concise and is in active voice also.
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B is the winner here.
We need the adjective "practical" to qualify applications.
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My answer is B.
Can "such as these" be correct in a sentence?



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diogoguitarrista wrote: source: Kaplan PremierAlthough the square root of a negative number has no real value, it is not necessarily true that equations involving imaginary numbers like these are practically inapplicableA) equations involving imaginary numbers like these are practically inapplicable B) equations involving such imaginary numbers have no practical applications C) equations involving these inapplicable imaginary numbers are practical D) equations involving imaginary numbers such as these are inapplicable practically E) there is no practical applications for equations involving such imaginary numbers as these So, you thought I put this question in the wrong forum? these, this those must be followed by noun so A and D are out. C is just reversed the intended meaning. E is just wordy. so B wins
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I went with "B". Could anyone explain if option "E" is grammatically incorrect? Thanks Vishwa
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E) There is no practical applications for equations involving such imaginary numbers as these  there is no practical applications– SV error: it should be  there are no practical applications, since the real subject applications is plural
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daagh wrote: E) There is no practical applications for equations involving such imaginary numbers as these  there is no– SV error: it should be  there are no practical applications, since the real subject applications is plural Oops, I should have noticed that!
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The word "these" must be followed by a noun, am I right? In that case the only valid answer would be B.



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Although the square root of a negative number has no real value, it is not necessarily true that equations involving imaginary numbers like these are practically inapplicableA) equations involving imaginary numbers like these are practically inapplicableB) equations involving such imaginary numbers have no practical applicationsI eliminated options C, D and E for the following reasons. After eliminating them, I was left with A and B. B is more precise, and clear in meaning than B is. C) equations involving these inapplicable imaginary numbers are practicalThis option changes the meaning by making the numbers inapplicable, Eliminated D) equations involving imaginary numbers such as these are inapplicable practicallyPractically inapplicable is much better than inapplicable practically E) there is no practical applications for equations involving such imaginary numbers as these Wordy. "As these" is an unnecessary addon
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I could come down to a and b but chose a.Isn't these referring to the noun 'Square root...' and is therefore correct?Or like should only be followed by a Noun,never a pronoun?



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Although the square root of a negative number has no real value, it is not necessarily true that equations involving imaginary numbers like these are practically inapplicableA) equations involving imaginary numbers like these are practically inapplicable to state example 'such as' should be used not like B) equations involving such imaginary numbers have no practical applications correct C) equations involving these inapplicable imaginary numbers are practical changes the meaning. here the point is about equations' , which use imaginary numbers, practical applicationD) equations involving imaginary numbers such as these are inapplicable practically these should be followed by imaginary numbers (noun) E) there is no practical applications for equations involving such imaginary numbers as these 'is' wrong 'are' should have been used. Wrong usage of these. Changes the original meaning
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Although the square root of a negative number has no real value, it is not necessarily true that equations involving imaginary numbers like these are practically inapplicable.
A) equations involving imaginary numbers like these are practically inapplicable > these can't refer to the singular noun 'the square root of a negative number' B) equations involving such imaginary numbers have no practical applications > correct C) equations involving these inapplicable imaginary numbers are practical D) equations involving imaginary numbers such as these are inapplicable practically E) there is no practical applications for equations involving such imaginary numbers as these



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diogoguitarrista wrote: Although the square root of a negative number has no real value, it is not necessarily true that equations involving imaginary numbers like these are practically inapplicableA) equations involving imaginary numbers like these are practically inapplicable B) equations involving such imaginary numbers have no practical applications C) equations involving these inapplicable imaginary numbers are practical D) equations involving imaginary numbers such as these are inapplicable practically E) there is no practical applications for equations involving such imaginary numbers as these source: Kaplan PremierKAPLAN OFFICIAL EXPLANATION: Choices (A), (C), (D), and (E) use the plural pronoun these to refer to the singular noun square root. That's not a problem in (B); the phrase such imaginary numbers means "numbers like the one mentioned."
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