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Carpenters, dentists, sewing machine operators,

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50. Carpenters, dentists, sewing machine operators, needlepointers, piano players, and indeed anyone who works with their hands for long hours can get carpal tunnel syndrome.
(A) anyone who works
(B) anyone working
(C) workers
(D) those for whom work is
(E) any people who work

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14 Nov 2006, 08:53
B

A) It is correct.

B) Correct to, but better than A because it is more direct.

C) Workers, distort the meaning of the original sentence, because it refers to worker thats use their hands.

D) Wrong

E) is too long

jyotsnasarabu wrote:
50. Carpenters, dentists, sewing machine operators, needlepointers, piano players, and indeed anyone who works with their hands for long hours can get carpal tunnel syndrome.
(A) anyone who works
(B) anyone working
(C) workers
(D) those for whom work is
(E) any people who work

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14 Nov 2006, 09:07
hmmm.......the OA is E.........Dunno why...........

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14 Nov 2006, 09:35
E is correct.

you need to match noun pronoun here.....

X, Y, Z and U ..their.....

X Y Z and U all have to be plural noun!

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14 Nov 2006, 10:05
arjsingh1976 wrote:
E is correct.

you need to match noun pronoun here.....

X, Y, Z and U ..their.....

X Y Z and U all have to be plural noun!

Thanx a bunch...............never even thout on those lines

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14 Nov 2006, 11:37
arjsingh1976 wrote:
E is correct.

you need to match noun pronoun here.....

X, Y, Z and U ..their.....

X Y Z and U all have to be plural noun!

Right.. you need to go by the non-underlined part.. it uses THEIR hands.. and so has to be plural.

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14 Nov 2006, 12:58
dwivedys wrote:
arjsingh1976 wrote:
E is correct.

you need to match noun pronoun here.....

X, Y, Z and U ..their.....

X Y Z and U all have to be plural noun!

Right.. you need to go by the non-underlined part.. it uses THEIR hands.. and so has to be plural.

Hey,

Gud luck with ur exam.......................i have mine in a month's time from now..................ne last min advice that u wud have for me

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15 Nov 2006, 05:16
Yes E. the key words are their hands so A and B rule. C and D are way out.
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15 Nov 2006, 23:12
arjsingh1976 wrote:
E is correct.

you need to match noun pronoun here.....

X, Y, Z and U ..their.....

X Y Z and U all have to be plural noun!

Nothing personal, but this is probably the third weirdest explanation I have ever seen in this forum. "their" has nothing to do with previous nouns - carpenters, dentists etc.

Carpenters, dentists, sewing machine operators, needlepointers, piano players, and indeed any people who (this describes "people" which is plural) work with their hands ("their hands" refers to "people's hands") for long hours can get carpal tunnel syndrome.
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15 Nov 2006, 23:41
Swagatalakshmi wrote:
arjsingh1976 wrote:
E is correct.

you need to match noun pronoun here.....

X, Y, Z and U ..their.....

X Y Z and U all have to be plural noun!

Nothing personal, but this is probably the third weirdest explanation I have ever seen in this forum. "their" has nothing to do with previous nouns - carpenters, dentists etc.

Carpenters, dentists, sewing machine operators, needlepointers, piano players, and indeed any people who (this describes "people" which is plural) work with their hands ("their hands" refers to "people's hands") for long hours can get carpal tunnel syndrome.

Hi,

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