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# Boy I just love these 4 line long SCs. Pretty soon they will

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Boy I just love these 4 line long SCs. Pretty soon they will have a 75 line RC given as a SC... Anyways please explain your answers.

Faulty voting equipment, confusing ballots, voter error, and problems at polling places have been cited by a new study of the 2000 United States presidential election, which estimated that they did not count 4 million to 6 million of the 100 million votes cast.

A. Faulty voting equipment, confusing ballots, voter error, and problems at polling places have been cited by a new study of the 2000 United States presidential election, which estimated that they did not count 4 million to 6 million of the 100 million votes cast.

B. Citing faulty voting equipment, confusing ballots, voter error, and problems at polling places, a new study of the 2000 United States presidential election has estimated that 4 million to 6 million of the 100 million votes cast were not counted.

C. Citing faulty voting equipment, confusing ballots, voter error, and problems at polling places, 4 million to 6 million of the 100 million votes cast were not counted in the 2000 United States presidential election, a new study estimates.

D. A new study has cited faulty voting equipment, confusing ballots, voter error, and problems at polling places in estimating that 4 million to 6 million of the 100 million votes that were cast had not been counted in the 2000 United States presidential election.

E. A new study of the 2000 United States presidential election, citing faulty voting equipment, confusing ballots, voter error, and problems at polling places, has estimated 4 million to 6 million votes had not been counted of the 100 million votes cast.
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Re: SC - Set 1, Verbal 29  [#permalink]

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02 Sep 2007, 20:31
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Boy I just love these 4 line long SCs. Pretty soon they will have a 75 line RC given as a SC... Anyways please explain your answers.

Faulty voting equipment, confusing ballots, voter error, and problems at polling places have been cited by a new study of the 2000 United States presidential election, which estimated that they did not count 4 million to 6 million of the 100 million votes cast.

A. Faulty voting equipment, confusing ballots, voter error, and problems at polling places have been cited by a new study of the 2000 United States presidential election, which estimated that they did not count 4 million to 6 million of the 100 million votes cast.

B. Citing faulty voting equipment, confusing ballots, voter error, and problems at polling places, a new study of the 2000 United States presidential election has estimated that 4 million to 6 million of the 100 million votes cast were not counted.

C. Citing faulty voting equipment, confusing ballots, voter error, and problems at polling places, 4 million to 6 million of the 100 million votes cast were not counted in the 2000 United States presidential election, a new study estimates.

D. A new study has cited faulty voting equipment, confusing ballots, voter error, and problems at polling places in estimating that 4 million to 6 million of the 100 million votes that were cast had not been counted in the 2000 United States presidential election.

E. A new study of the 2000 United States presidential election, citing faulty voting equipment, confusing ballots, voter error, and problems at polling places, has estimated 4 million to 6 million votes had not been counted of the 100 million votes cast.

I got B
A had "they" that I cannot refer to
C is has a misplaced modifier
I feel that D & E uses unnecessary "had"
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02 Sep 2007, 20:34
E. there is a particpial phrase thrown in the middle. 15 seconds.
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02 Sep 2007, 20:38
Confused btw B and C but I choose B.

Simple and concise construction.
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03 Sep 2007, 05:49
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E. there is a particpial phrase thrown in the middle. 15 seconds.

Are you saying E is correct? Could you please explain why is B wrong in that case?

I am mightily confused between B and E. I still do not understand why either B or E would be wrong.

I will post OA after 24 hours.
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03 Sep 2007, 05:57
I am in agreement with BKK145. Answer is B.

E is wrong because of use of "had". There is no time sequence mentioned in the sentence so we can not use had here.
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03 Sep 2007, 11:09
gluon wrote:
bmwhype2 wrote:
E. there is a particpial phrase thrown in the middle. 15 seconds.

Are you saying E is correct? Could you please explain why is B wrong in that case?

I am mightily confused between B and E. I still do not understand why either B or E would be wrong.

I will post OA after 24 hours.

B. Citing faulty voting equipment, confusing ballots, voter error, and problems at polling places, a new study of the 2000 United States presidential election has estimated that 4 million to 6 million of the 100 million votes cast were not counted.

E. A new study of the 2000 United States presidential election, citing faulty voting equipment, confusing ballots, voter error, and problems at polling places, has estimated 4 million to 6 million votes had not been counted of the 100 million votes cast.

sorry. B is correct. We cannot have both perfect tenses.
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14 Jan 2012, 07:13
"counting" took place sometime earlier than announcing of the result of the study. So shouldn't we use past perfect to show this time shift?? (D and E)

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Re: Boy I just love these 4 line long SCs. Pretty soon they will  [#permalink]

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14 Jan 2012, 07:41
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@shahideh...past perfect is only essential when u want to show/prove a sequence of event for e.g
The train had left when we arrived
however here the sequence is not important at all...the emphasis is just not there.
hope this helps.
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14 Jan 2012, 14:26
A. Faulty voting equipment, confusing ballots, voter error, and problems at polling places have been cited by a new study of the 2000 United States presidential election, which estimated that they did not count 4 million to 6 million of the 100 million votes cast.

relative pronoun is not placed correctly

B. Citing faulty voting equipment, confusing ballots, voter error, and problems at polling places, a new study of the 2000 United States presidential election has estimated that 4 million to 6 million of the 100 million votes cast were not counted.

correct choice. Present participle phrase correctly modifies a new study and the verbs are in proper tenses.

C. Citing faulty voting equipment, confusing ballots, voter error, and problems at polling places, 4 million to 6 million of the 100 million votes cast were not counted in the 2000 United States presidential election, a new study estimates.

seems to suggest that "4 million to 6 million of the 100 million votes cast" were citing the reasons for problems

D. A new study has cited faulty voting equipment, confusing ballots, voter error, and problems at polling places in estimating that 4 million to 6 million of the 100 million votes that were cast had not been counted in the 2000 United States presidential election.

too verbose.

E. A new study of the 2000 United States presidential election, citing faulty voting equipment, confusing ballots, voter error, and problems at polling places, has estimated 4 million to 6 million votes had not been counted of the 100 million votes cast.

participle phrase has been placed at wrong place. seems to suggest that election was citing the issues

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15 Jan 2012, 02:49
+1 B......concise and clear.....
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13 Aug 2017, 21:36

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Re: Boy I just love these 4 line long SCs. Pretty soon they will   [#permalink] 13 Aug 2017, 21:36
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