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New post 11 Sep 2011, 00:30
vote for A

subject of is wrong
such as in not appropriate here
D and E's structure change the original means. E's books last longer is not because E is more humid
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New post 12 Sep 2011, 00:15
E.. D is wrong because of two things

1) but still.. but is enough
2) subjected to.. not subject of

that's my opinion though.
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New post 12 Sep 2011, 00:53
+1 for A.

"such ... as... " is used for giving examples, thats why i didn't like E.

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After reading I found A fine, read others to eliminate them!
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Thanks for the explanations guys.
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Books in European libraries last longer than books in libraries in the United States because, although the climate in Europe is fairly humid, libraries there are not subjected to the extremes of temperature and humidity that damage collections in the United States.
A. because, although the climate in Europe is fairly humid, libraries there are not subjected to the extremes of temperature and humidity that
B. because, although the climate in Europe is fairly humid, libraries there are not subject of the extremes of temperature and humidity as those that
C. because, although the climate in Europe is fairly humid, libraries there are not subjected to the extremities of temperature and humidity as
D. because the climate in Europe is fairly humid, but still libraries there are not subject of the extremes of temperature and humidity as
E. because the climate in Europe is fairly humid, but libraries there are not subjected to the extremities of temperature and humidity such as those that


Except from the meaning change, is there any other grammatical error in option E? Is the usage of "such as" correct in option E. Experts please explain this.
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Hi sungoal!

'Such as' is used to provide examples.

"Low humidity, such as that in the Mojave desert, can do...."

In the above fragment, the Mojave desert is provided as a single example of a category of things (all low humidity)

In the sentence as it's written, the temperature extremes that damage books aren't one example from a groups of extremes in temperature. Rather, the extremes that damage book are the ONLY extremes we are concerned with. Therefore, indicating that those extremes are one example from a category with the words 'such as' is illogical and incorrect.
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Hi Eli,

I have a query here.

Is it correct to use because, although ?
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New post 27 Nov 2011, 08:27
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Hi Eli,

I have a query here.

Is it correct to use because, although ?
This is fine. Connecting words can be placed in many places around the sentence. The only hard-and-fast rule about connectors is that N clauses must have N-1 connecting words. In this case, we have three clauses (Books....last, the climate is, libraries...are not), and two connecting words (Although, Because), so the numbers are correct.
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A. because, although the climate in Europe is fairly humid, libraries there are not subjected to the extremes of temperature and humidity that Ok - Sentence is grammatically correct. I tested for an illogical modifier or fragment, but everything checked out.

B. because, although the climate in Europe is fairly humid, libraries there are not subject of the extremes of temperature and humidity as those that "As those that" is not necessary. Furthermore, "those" takes the last noun "libraries", making an illogical comparison.

C. because, although the climate in Europe is fairly humid, libraries there are not subjected to the extremities of temperature and humidity as extremities is a different word from extreme. Even if it were a word, the extremities would make the sentence illogical -- were there multiple extremes? How can there be?

D. because the climate in Europe is fairly humid, but still libraries there are not subject of the extremes of temperature and humidity as "but still" is not idiomatic but redundant; "but still" also creates an unnecessary contrast (even on the wrong clause). "As" is interchangeable.

E. because the climate in Europe is fairly humid, but libraries there are not subjected to the extremities of temperature and humidity such as those that "but" creates a contrast on the wrong clause. "such as those that" doesn't make any sense.

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i dont understand why this sentence use simultaneously "because" and "although"
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You can do a first word split and eliminate A,B and C because of "because, although"
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New post 08 Jun 2014, 11:43
Well this appeared on my mock tests.

Here are my inputs.

Structure:
Books in X last longer than books in Y because another idea is true.
Another idea= Although X, Y.




Books in European libraries last longer than books in libraries in the United States
because, although the climate in Europe is fairly humid, libraries there are not subjected
to the extremes of temperature and humidity that
damage collections in the United States.
A. because, although the climate in Europe is fairly humid, libraries there are not
subjected to the extremes of temperature and humidity that
B. because, although the climate in Europe is fairly humid, libraries there are not
subject of the extremes of temperature and humidity as those that
Libraries are not subject of something, they should be subjected to
C. because, although the climate in Europe is fairly humid, libraries there are not
subjected to the extremities of temperature and humidity as
As damage collections.... What was that?
D. because the climate in Europe is fairly humid, but still libraries there are not
subject of the extremes of temperature and humidity as
E. because the climate in Europe is fairly humid, but libraries there are not subjected
to the extremities of temperature and humidity such as those that
Those=Libraries
that damage collections. Oh so libraries are damaging collections strange !

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Between A and E, Rejected E because there is no clear antecedent for those. There are two possible antecedent for those 1. Libraries and 2. Extremities.

1. Such as libraries that damage collections .
2. Such as extremities that damage collections.

E. because the climate in Europe is fairly humid, but libraries there are not subjected
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In B, i thought that 'those' referring to 'extremes of temperature and humidity'.
So is that not valid enough?
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The biggest problem of E is that it says that the books in Europe last longer because the climate in Europe is humid; - precisely the opposite of what the prompt wants to say that the books last longer in Europe in spite of the humid climate there.
Therefore, E just has no chance
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Thanks for the explanation, guys.
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