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But it is not New-York streets built by the confluence of workmen and wealth of all nations, though stretching out toward Philadelphia until touch it, and northward until they touch New Haven, Hartford, Springfield, Worcester, and Boston, —not that makes the real estimation.

(A) touch it, and northward until they touch New Haven, Hartford,
Springfield, Worcester, and Boston, —not that makes the real
(B) touching it, and northward until touching New Haven, Hartford,
Springfield, Worcester, and Boston, —that make the real
(C) touch it, and northward until they touch New Haven, Hartford,
Springfield, Worcester, and Boston, —not these that making the real
(D) they touch it, and northward until they touch New Haven, Hartford,
Springfield, Worcester, and Boston, —not these that make the real
(E) it touches it, and northward until it touches New Haven, Hartford,
Springfield, Worcester, and Boston, —not these that make the real
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19 Sep 2003, 09:01
this a total bouncer... i have no idea what this sentence wants to convey.
Still i will try.
two parts connected by "and" are parallel. Other choices break parallelism. Stolyar do let us know the correct choice and reason for same.
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19 Sep 2003, 09:21
a nice one, no? let's wait for what other people will say
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19 Sep 2003, 15:23
stolyar wrote:
But it is not New-York streets built by the confluence of workmen and wealth of all nations, though stretching out toward Philadelphia until touch it, and northward until they touch New Haven, Hartford, Springfield, Worcester, and Boston, тАФnot that makes the real estimation.

(A) touch it, and northward until they touch New Haven, Hartford,
Springfield, Worcester, and Boston, тАФnot that makes the real
(B) touching it, and northward until touching New Haven, Hartford,
Springfield, Worcester, and Boston, тАФthat make the real
(C) touch it, and northward until they touch New Haven, Hartford,
Springfield, Worcester, and Boston, тАФnot these that making the real
(D) they touch it, and northward until they touch New Haven, Hartford,
Springfield, Worcester, and Boston, тАФnot these that make the real
(E) it touches it, and northward until it touches New Haven, Hartford,
Springfield, Worcester, and Boston, тАФnot these that make the real

I too dont understand the meaning of the sentence, but I will go with B because I feel that the "it" and "they" in D and E miss something and "touch it" in A and C seems wrong.

As u can c, I m soooo bad at explaining my answer.
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19 Sep 2003, 22:44
The answer is D. The idea is simple: It is not New-York streets that make the real estimation.
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20 Sep 2003, 06:10
Vicky wrote:
this a total bouncer... i have no idea what this sentence wants to convey.
Still i will try.
two parts connected by "and" are parallel. Other choices break parallelism. Stolyar do let us know the correct choice and reason for same.
-vicks

Good one Stolyar

Vicks, I dont see the parallelism issue here...can you explain further please?

This is not as intimidating as it might first appear.

D.
Even if one does not understand the sentence, only D correct conveys the idea that the the streets stretch out to philadelphia until "they" touch it.

"They" correctly refers to the plural "NY city streets" and it clearly refers to a noun philadephia

E.
it touches it in E...is poor construction...which it refers to what .

A & C
until touch it .. is poor usage..and leads us nowhere

B.
Until touching it ...poor usage...

All others do not come close..

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20 Sep 2003, 06:50
i worked out somewhat like this:
though stretching out toward Philadelphia until they touch it, and northward until they touch New Haven, Hartford, Springfield, Worcester, and Boston
I thought that part of sentences connected by and should be parallel in construction. plus i also thought that "they" shoould be used to refer to NYC streets.
guess first part of reasoning is not really correct.
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20 Sep 2003, 08:54
Vicky wrote:
i worked out somewhat like this:
though stretching out toward Philadelphia until they touch it, and northward until they touch New Haven, Hartford, Springfield, Worcester, and Boston
I thought that part of sentences connected by and should be parallel in construction. plus i also thought that "they" shoould be used to refer to NYC streets.
guess first part of reasoning is not really correct.
-vicks

Sure , they should be parallel...but here all of them exhibit "similar" constructs

parallelism is not tested here
20 Sep 2003, 08:54
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