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In recent years cattle breeders have increasingly used crossbreeding, in part that their steers should acquire certain characteristics and partly because crossbreeding is said to provide hybrid vigor.

A) in part that their steers should acquire certain characteristics
B) in part for the acquisition of certain characteristics in their steers
C) partly because of their steers acquiring certain characteristics
D) partly because certain characteristics should be acquired by their steers
E) partly to acquire certain characteristics in their steers
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22 Jan 2009, 23:40
I am confused between A and D.

IMO A because i feel "their" is D could also mean "characteristics".

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22 Jan 2009, 23:46
E shld be the ans. A and B are out for usage of in part
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In recent years cattle breeders have increasingly used crossbreeding, in part that their steers should acquire certain characteristics and partly because crossbreeding is said to provide hybrid vigor.

A) in part that their steers should acquire certain characteristics
B) in part for the acquisition of certain characteristics in their steers
C) partly because of their steers acquiring certain characteristics awkward
D) partly because certain characteristics should be acquired by their steers unnecessrily wordy
E) partly to acquire certain characteristics in their steers Concise
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23 Jan 2009, 00:30
A seems to be the best.

B, D and E are out for ambiguous use of "their".
C seems to be changing meaning.
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23 Jan 2009, 11:49
in D the placement of "should" changes the meaning of the sentence

E is parallel and preserves the original intentions...go with E
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23 Jan 2009, 14:38
Hi mates,

IMO D

A) in part that their steers should acquire certain characteristics
B) in part for the acquisition of certain characteristics in their steers
C) partly because of their steers acquiring certain characteristics
D) partly because certain characteristics should be acquired by their steers
E) partly to acquire certain characteristics in their steers

A, B and E out, because the grammar structure is "partly because ... and partly because"

between C and D, I'd go with D because //-ism with the second part

OA and Source?

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23 Jan 2009, 15:49
bigtreezl wrote:
in D the placement of "should" changes the meaning of the sentence

E is parallel and preserves the original intentions...go with E

going with E also.

Somewhat confused about in part vs partly. Doesn't this follow the same rules as merely vs mere?
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23 Jan 2009, 17:00
What's wrong with D? OA please
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OA - E
Source OG Verbal review.
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I dont understand the "to acquire" part in E. Can someone explain. I found D a better option than E.
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27 Jan 2009, 22:56
rampuria wrote:
I dont understand the "to acquire" part in E. Can someone explain. I found D a better option than E.

Hi,

one reason why D is wrong is because of the word ' should'. 'Should' imposes a moral obligation and cattle breeders cannot impose a moral obligation on the steers.

Therefore E is better.

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rampuria wrote:
I dont understand the "to acquire" part in E. Can someone explain. I found D a better option than E.

OE SAYS:
"In option D":
Passive voice "should be acquired by" is awkward and illogical

In E:
to acquire certain characterstics is concise and clear.

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partly to acquire ..X and partly .. to provide Y (hybrid vigor.)
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28 Jan 2009, 14:55
For me E sounds bad...

The //ism says that it should be "partly because... and partly because..."

However, if OA is E... well, I'd have a mistake here

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x2suresh wrote:
In recent years cattle breeders have increasingly used crossbreeding, in part that their steers should acquire certain characteristics and partly because crossbreeding is said to provide hybrid vigor.

A) in part that their steers should acquire certain characteristics
B) in part for the acquisition of certain characteristics in their steers
C) partly because of their steers acquiring certain characteristics
D) partly because certain characteristics should be acquired by their steers
E) partly to acquire certain characteristics in their steers

E
partly to acquire...and partly because. They are parallel
You also need a "to" after the first partly to indicate action (don't know if this makes sense).
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