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27 Apr 2005, 08:34
The health insurance dispute between the company and its employees is not likely to be resolved for several weeks, and, in the meantime, both sides are bent on creating obstructions for the other.

(A) both sides are bent on creating obstructions for the other

(B) both sides are bent on creating obstructions for each other

(C) each side is bent on creating obstructions for the other

(D) each side is bent on creating obstructions for one another

(E) the sides are both bent on creating obstructions for each other

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27 Apr 2005, 08:48
"C"

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27 Apr 2005, 08:49
"C"

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27 Apr 2005, 08:58
One more for C

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27 Apr 2005, 09:13
B and C are close

but C wins

B seems to say that both sides created obstructions for both sides.

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27 Apr 2005, 09:18
interesting question -and C looks good...

but why C ???

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27 Apr 2005, 11:29
GMATT73 wrote:
The health insurance dispute between the company and its employees is not likely to be resolved for several weeks, and, in the meantime, both sides are bent on creating obstructions for the other.

(A) both sides are bent on creating obstructions for the other

(B) both sides are bent on creating obstructions for each other

(C) each side is bent on creating obstructions for the other

(D) each side is bent on creating obstructions for one another

(E) the sides are both bent on creating obstructions for each other

Here is my explanation:

E: is wrong because the adjective "both" modifies the wrong noun.

B,D is wrong becuase "each" is redundant.

Between A and C, A uses "both" and C uses "each". AC "A" is wrong because "both" isnt compatible with "the other". Doesnt make sense. If "both" sides are bent on creating obstruction then who is "the other" associated with?

My AC is "C".

Each fits well with "the other". Dunno the grammatical reason. Any explanations????

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27 Apr 2005, 15:59
C

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27 Apr 2005, 18:55
yes (C).

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27 Apr 2005, 21:05
GMATT73 wrote:
The health insurance dispute between the company and its employees is not likely to be resolved for several weeks, and, in the meantime, both sides are bent on creating obstructions for the other.

(A) both sides are bent on creating obstructions for the other

(B) both sides are bent on creating obstructions for each other

(C) each side is bent on creating obstructions for the other

(D) each side is bent on creating obstructions for one another

(E) the sides are both bent on creating obstructions for each other

Here is my finding.

Each other should not be used as the subject of a clause in writing.

Instead of We always know what each other is thinking, one should write Each of us knows what the other is thinking.

I go for C.

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27 Apr 2005, 21:16
gmataquaguy wrote:
Between A and C, A uses "both" and C uses "each". AC "A" is wrong because "both" isn't compatible with "the other". Doesnt make sense. If "both" sides are bent on creating obstruction then who is "the other" associated with? Each fits well with "the other".

that's nice. Also go with C.

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28 Apr 2005, 02:23

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28 Apr 2005, 06:46
OA is "C"

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