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New post 18 Dec 2015, 21:28
The three genuine splits in this case are:

1. The correct 'seemingly younger' or incorrect 'seeming younger'? – Eliminate B and E. Among A, C, and D:
2. 'over' or 'instead of'? – Over may imply that the glass towers physically stand over the brownstone units and hence is inappropriate. Eliminate A. Between C and D:
3. Present tense or past tense? We need the present ‘accentuates’ to the past’ accentuated’ – Eliminate D.

C is the answer.

By choosing or in choosing is not a critical factor
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confused between "in choosing" and "by choosing" and hence got the wrong answer...had eliminated answer choices and was left with 2 options a and c, chose c because in choosing seemed ambiguous. can someone explain why the split between the two is immaterial?
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confused between "in choosing" and "by choosing" and hence got the wrong answer...had eliminated answer choices and was left with 2 options a and c, chose c because in choosing seemed ambiguous. can someone explain why the split between the two is immaterial?


A has other problems also. It is using "accentuated". Past tense is not making sense here.

Remember if you are making a decision between one point, you should not cancel it out unless you are 100% sure. There may be some other decision points that can help you reject the option.

I don't think it is worth considering "in choosing" and "by choosing" as a decision point.

I hope it makes sense.
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The original sentence contains two problems. First, “towering a hundred feet over brownstone units” is
unclear and implies the absurd meaning that the glass apartments are located directly over
brownstone units in different buildings. Second, the verb "accentuated" should be in the present tense,
since the earlier use of the present perfect tense ("have embraced") implies that the embracing is still
happening, and therefore that the ethic accentuates the lives in the general present. Incidentally, in
this context, "by choosing" and "in choosing" have nearly identical meanings; as a result, this split is
immaterial.

(A) Incorrect, as it repeats the original sentence.

(B) This choice repeats the errors from the choice (A) and adds another. The adjective
“seeming” is incorrect, since adjectives modify nouns; it is not “seeming professionals,” but
“seemingly younger... professionals.” An adverb must be used to describe an adjective.

(C) CORRECT. Using “in hundred-foot towers instead of” rather than “towering a hundred feet
over” makes the intended meaning clearer. Also, the verb "accentuates" is in the proper tense
(present).

(D) The verb "accentuated" should not be in the past tense, as noted above.

(E) In this choice, “towering a hundred feet over brownstone units” is unclear and implies the
absurd meaning that the glass apartments are located directly over brownstone units in
different buildings. The adjective “seeming” is incorrect, as noted earlier in choice B. An
adverb must be used to describe an adjective. Finally, the participle "accentuating"
should arguably be replaced with the relative clause "that accentuates"; following
a comma, the participle implies that the professionals are doing the accentuating,
rather than the design ethic. This change of meaning is inadvisable.
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