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# Around the World in 80 Questions (Day 2): The national insurance firm

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We need a complete Clause in underlined part as it is preceded by semicolon.
There are 2 statements -
1. buyers can choose among bronze, silver, gold, and platinum plans
2. there are no plans that offer greater coverage than the platinum tier or less than the bronze

We need something that show that stmnt 1 is connected to underlined part and in contrast to 2nd Stmnt.

A - A run on line joining 2 clauses with a comma
B - Usage of Because is not justified here as there is not cause effect
C - however, ... , and - Incorrect
D - This is correct as the but clearly signifies the contrast. Moreover the first part just after the semicolon clearly describes the first clause (non underlined part)
E - Although - Cannot join 2 independent clauses.
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The national insurance firm offers four tiers of coverage plans; buyers can choose among bronze, silver, gold, and platinum plans, there are no plans that offer greater coverage than the platinum tier or less than the bronze.

(A) buyers can choose among bronze, silver, gold, and platinum plans, there are
(B) because buyers can choose bronze, silver, gold, or platinum, there are
(C) however, buyers can choose among bronze, silver, gold, and platinum, and
(D) buyers can choose among bronze, silver, gold, platinum plans, but
(E) although buyers can choose among bronze, silver, gold, and platinum plans, there are

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The question tests the structure of a sentence.
There are two independent clauses joined by a semicolon.
A- The second independent clause again has an independent clause joined by a comma.- incorrect
B-Introduce a because, which changes the meaning. The intended meaning is that: Though buyers can choose among various plans, platinum has the greatst coverage and bronze the least.
C- 'and' after the comma in the second independent clause is an issue.
D-we need 'there are' after but. A run on independent clause.
E- Wins
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The national insurance firm offers four tiers of coverage plans; buyers can choose among bronze, silver, gold, and platinum plans, there are no plans that offer greater coverage than the platinum tier or less than the bronze.

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(A) buyers can choose among bronze, silver, gold, and platinum plans, there are

This is a run-on sentence since buyers can choose among bronze, silver, gold, and platinum plans and there are no plans that offer greater coverage than the platinum tier or less than the bronze. are independent clauses and are not connected.
Incorrect

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(B) because buyers can choose bronze, silver, gold, or platinum, there are

Usage of because is incorrect
This is also a run-one sentence since because buyers can choose bronze, silver, gold, or platinum and there are no plans that offer greater coverage than the platinum tier or less than the bronze are independent clauses and are not connected.
Incorrect

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(C) however, buyers can choose among bronze, silver, gold, and platinum, and

There is no contrast between The national insurance firm offers four tiers of coverage plans and buyers can choose among bronze, silver, gold, and platinum. Therefore, usage of however is incorrect

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(D) buyers can choose among bronze, silver, gold, platinum plans, but

There is no verb in but no plans that offer greater coverage than the platinum tier or less than the bronze.
Incorrect

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(E) although buyers can choose among bronze, silver, gold, and platinum plans, there are

Two independent clauses buyers can choose among bronze, silver, gold, and platinum plans, and there are no plans that offer greater coverage than the platinum tier or less than the bronze. are properly connected with although
Correct

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The sentence after the semi-colon should be a supporting full statement. Moreover the "there are" is very problematic in most statements. Option E introduces the "although" and makes the best sense.
Thus E is correct
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The sentence should be grammatically correct and clear. The word "however" is not necessary in the sentence, and the word "but" is a better choice because it shows a contrast between the two parts of the sentence.

Here is the corrected sentence:

The national insurance firm offers four tiers of coverage plans, although buyers can choose among bronze, silver, gold, and platinum plans, there are no plans that offer greater coverage than the platinum tier or less than the bronze.

The other options are incorrect for the following reasons:

(A) The word "however" is not necessary in the sentence.
(B) The word "because" does not show a contrast between the two parts of the sentence.
(C) The word "and" does not show a contrast between the two parts of the sentence.
(D) The word "but" is a better choice than "however" because it shows a contrast between the two parts of the sentence.
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The national insurance firm offers four tiers of coverage plans; buyers can choose among bronze, silver, gold, and platinum plans, there are no plans that offer greater coverage than the platinum tier or less than the bronze.

(A) buyers can choose among bronze, silver, gold, and platinum plans, there are
(B) because buyers can choose bronze, silver, gold, or platinum, there are
(C) however, buyers can choose among bronze, silver, gold, and platinum, and
(D) buyers can choose among bronze, silver, gold, platinum plans, but
(E) although buyers can choose among bronze, silver, gold, and platinum plans, there are

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(A) buyers can choose among bronze, silver, gold, and platinum plans, there are

Run on sentence, two independent clauses joined by a comma.

(B) because buyers can choose bronze, silver, gold, or platinum, there are

Illogical meaning. Because they can choose the plans, there are no plans ? - The sentence is illogical.

(C) however, buyers can choose among bronze, silver, gold, and platinum, and

The use of and disjoints the two parts. As if both the parts are independent of each other. This is not the original meaning. Elliminate.

(D) buyers can choose among bronze, silver, gold, platinum plans, but

There is no contrast in the sentence. The use of but is not correct.

(E) although buyers can choose among bronze, silver, gold, and platinum plans, there are

The only option left. E is correct as it conveys a proper meaning and has the right structure.

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The national insurance firm offers four tiers of coverage plans; buyers can choose among bronze, silver, gold, and platinum plans, there are no plans that offer greater coverage than the platinum tier or less than the bronze.

(A) buyers can choose among bronze, silver, gold, and platinum plans, there are
(B) because buyers can choose bronze, silver, gold, or platinum, there are
(C) however, buyers can choose among bronze, silver, gold, and platinum, and
(D) buyers can choose among bronze, silver, gold, platinum plans, but
(E) although buyers can choose among bronze, silver, gold, and platinum plans, there are
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A - 2 statements cant be simply divided by comma here. ''buyers can choose among bronze, silver, gold, and platinum plans'' and ''there are no plans that..'' - illogic meaning
B - the answer choice says buyers can choose all of the 4 options. - Illogic meaning
C - the sentence starts with ''However'' meaning it contradicts the sentence about insurance coverage plans. - Hold on the answer choice
D - after ''but'' there is not an independent clause. - incorrect grammar usage.
E - Usage of ''Although'' gives a contradictory meaning in the sentence and there is an independent clause after '' Plans''. Hold on the answer choice

If compare C to E, answer choice E gives more logical meaning. Therefore, E is our winner.
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The national insurance firm offers four tiers of coverage plans; buyers can choose among bronze, silver, gold, and platinum plans, there are no plans that offer greater coverage than the platinum tier or less than the bronze.

(A) buyers can choose among bronze, silver, gold, and platinum plans, there are - Wrong becoz connector is missing

(B) because buyers can choose bronze, silver, gold, or platinum, there are - Wrong becoz connector is missing

(C) however, buyers can choose among bronze, silver, gold, and platinum, and - Wrong buyers can chose amoung various plans but there is no mention of plans

(D) buyers can choose among bronze, silver, gold, platinum plans, but - Worng - Becoz and is missing before Platinum plans

(E) although buyers can choose among bronze, silver, gold, and platinum plans, there are - correct, as although is there and buyers can chose amoung various plans

Option E is Correct
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Bunuel wrote:
The national insurance firm offers four tiers of coverage plans; buyers can choose among bronze, silver, gold, and platinum plans, there are no plans that offer greater coverage than the platinum tier or less than the bronze.

(A) buyers can choose among bronze, silver, gold, and platinum plans, there are
(B) because buyers can choose bronze, silver, gold, or platinum, there are
(C) however, buyers can choose among bronze, silver, gold, and platinum, and
(D) buyers can choose among bronze, silver, gold, platinum plans, but
(E) although buyers can choose among bronze, silver, gold, and platinum plans, there are

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(A) missing conjunction.
(B) the meaning does not make sense. because buyers can choose, there are no plans...
(C) the meaning does not make much sense: The firm offers 4 plans; however, ...
(D) Correct.
(E) the meaning does not make sense.
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The national insurance firm offers four tiers of coverage plans; buyers can choose among bronze, silver, gold, and platinum plans, there are no plans that offer greater coverage than the platinum tier or less than the bronze.

Problem:- Sentence Structure - 2 Independent clauses are joined together by only comma
1] buyers can choose among bronze, silver, gold, and platinum plans.
2] there are no plans that offer greater coverage than the platinum tier or less than the bronze.

A] Wrong for above stated reason
B] Incorrect Meaning - there is no causal relationship between the 2 clauses
C] Incorrect Sentence Structure - the phrase after , + and that is no plans that offer greater coverage than the platinum tier or less than the bronze makes no sense. Also It is not an independent clause
D] Incorrect for 2 reasons -> 1] 'and' missing before platinum for Parallelism 2] No independent clause after ", + but" and also no requirement of but here.
E] First clause is converted into a dependent clause and is properly connected to second. Best choice among all

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The national insurance firm offers four tiers of coverage plans; buyers can choose among bronze, silver, gold, and platinum plans, there are no plans that offer greater coverage than the platinum tier or less than the bronze.

(A) buyers can choose among bronze, silver, gold, and platinum plans, there are -> No subordinate conj.
(B) because buyers can choose bronze, silver, gold, or platinum, there are -> shows no contradiction.
(C) however, buyers can choose among bronze, silver, gold, and platinum, and
(D) buyers can choose among bronze, silver, gold, platinum plans, but - List is presented as A,B,C,D [and is missing]
(E) although buyers can choose among bronze, silver, gold, and platinum plans, there are - CORRECT

Structure is -> IC; subordinate conjunction DC, IC
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Statement E is correct.
It starts an independant clause after semicolon and uses correct tense but the statement sounds incomplete and does not make sense and alters the intended meaning of the statement
Statement B is wrong as a dependant clause starts after the semicolon
Statement C is wrong as it uses dependant clause just like B does
Statement D is wrong as it doesn't use and after platinum and the statement after but is incorrect tense wise
Statement E is correct. It uses independant clause after semicolon and is not awkward. It drives home the intended meaning of the statement.
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national insurance firm offers four tiers of coverage plans...now the details is coming....so However will be used ...ans C is correct.
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The way I thought about it is C and E can be directly eliminated because however and although both can be used in contradicting sentences but here that is not happening ,
In option D there is missing
In option B because is used which is not the correct connector
So the most suitable option is A

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Let's evaluate:

A. This is a run-on sentence. There should be a coordinating conjunction or a semicolon between the two independent clauses. (eliminate)

B. The use of "because" doesn't create the needed contrast in the sentence. The cause and effect sounds incorrect here. (eliminate)

C. Illogical use. It would imply that the options are contrary to an expectation set up by a previous sentence. Buyers cannot choose among bronze, silver, gold, and platinum, and there are no plans ... (the options) (eliminate)

D. "but" isn't the most effective way to set up the contrast in this case. It sounds awkward. (eliminate)

E. The word "although" sets up the contrast effectively.

I think the correct answer is E.
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use of ; indicates two IC on either side
only option A & D can be either one correct
rest options are using conjunction so eliminate
(D) buyers can choose among bronze, silver, gold, platinum plans, [b]but[/b]
.. and is missing here also , but is connector which is nor requried

(A) buyers can choose among bronze, silver, gold, and platinum plans, there are
correct option

OPTION A is correct

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The national insurance firm offers four tiers of coverage plans; buyers can choose among bronze, silver, gold, and platinum plans, there are no plans that offer greater coverage than the platinum tier or less than the bronze.

(A) buyers can choose among bronze, silver, gold, and platinum plans, there are
(B) because buyers can choose bronze, silver, gold, or platinum, there are
(C) however, buyers can choose among bronze, silver, gold, and platinum, and
(D) buyers can choose among bronze, silver, gold, platinum plans, but
(E) although buyers can choose among bronze, silver, gold, and platinum plans, there are

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The national insurance firm offers four tiers of coverage plans; buyers can choose among bronze, silver, gold, and platinum plans, there are no plans that offer greater coverage than the platinum tier or less than the bronze.
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(A) buyers can choose among bronze, silver, gold, and platinum plans, there arecorrectList of items is always separated by semi colon
(B) because buyers can choose bronze, silver, gold, or platinum, there are.Incorrectuse of the word "because it explains something which is incorrect in this case
(C) however, buyers can choose among bronze, silver, gold, and platinum, and.Incorrectuse of contradictory word "however" is wrong
(D) buyers can choose among bronze, silver, gold, platinum plans, but.Incorrectuse of "or" with "but" is incorrect
(E) although buyers can choose among bronze, silver, gold, and platinum plans, there are.Incorrect"although " is a negative word
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