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Bombast is when high sounding words for effect, not suitability, are used.

A. is when high sounding words for effect, not suitability, are used.
B. is the use of high-sounding words for effect rather than for suitability.
C. is where high-sounding words are used for effect not suitability.
D. is the using of high-sounding words for effect only.
E. is when you use high-sounding words for effect rather than for suitability.

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Originally posted by PureReason on 13 Mar 2018, 05:57.
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Re: Bombast is when high sounding words for effect [#permalink]

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New post 13 Mar 2018, 07:59
A. is when high sounding words for effect, not suitability, are used. - are used at the end of the sentence makes it passive.
B. is the use of high-sounding words for effect rather than for suitability. - Correct usage
C. is where high-sounding words are used for effect not suitability. - where is used for places.
D. is the using of high-sounding words for effect only. - incorrect usage. 'the use of' is more appropriate.
E. is when you use high-sounding words for effect rather than for suitability. - Seems Ok, but B is more concise.
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Re: Bombast is when high sounding words for effect [#permalink]

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New post 13 Mar 2018, 08:57
I attempted this question wrongly.
In my opinion Option E is wrong because "when" should be used to express some condition when the subject will occur or describing a phenomenon.

Bombast is Noun here and Option B "is the " is correct amoung choices.
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