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Cartographers have long struggled with the problem of having the spherical Earth to draw on a flat sheet of paper.

(A) having the spherical Earth to draw on a flat sheet of paper
(B) having a flat sheet of paper on which to draw the spherical Earth
(C) how can one draw the spherical Earth on a flat sheet of paper
(D) how they could use a flat sheet of paper to draw the spherical Earth
(E) how to draw the spherical Earth on a flat sheet of paper

https://www.nytimes.com/1988/10/25/science/the-impossible-quest-for-the-perfect-map.html

CARTOGRAPHERS since Ptolemy in the second century have struggled with the problem of drawing the round Earth on a flat sheet of paper, knowing there is no perfect solution.

the focus of this question is the problem and how addresses the problem. Therefore AB are out. D is out because we cannot use a flat sheet of paper TO DRAW something.

C, I think is wrong because the emphasis is on how can one draw rather than how one can draw. This changes the meaning of the sentence.

Therefore E.

Originally posted by bmwhype2 on 17 Jun 2007, 20:39.
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New post 18 Jun 2007, 12:50
You are right, I would go with E as well. But what is the point of posting the question and giving the answer as well as explanations along with it? :)
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New post 20 Jun 2007, 12:29
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You are right, I would go with E as well. But what is the point of posting the question and giving the answer as well as explanations along with it? :)


I wanted other people to criticise my mistakes, if any.
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Cartographers have long struggled with the problem of having the spherical Earth to draw on a flat sheet of paper.

(A) having the spherical Earth to draw on a flat sheet of paper
(B) having a flat sheet of paper on which to draw the spherical Earth
(C) how can one draw the spherical Earth on a flat sheet of paper
(D) how they could use a flat sheet of paper to draw the spherical Earth
(E) how to draw the spherical Earth on a flat sheet of paper

the focus of this question is the problem and how addresses the problem. Therefore AB are out. D is out because we cannot use a flat sheet of paper TO DRAW something.

C, I think is wrong because the emphasis is on how can one draw rather than how one can draw. This changes the meaning of the sentence.

Therefore E.


Can we say that C would have been correct, if like
(C) how one can draw the spherical Earth on a flat sheet of paper
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