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09 Jul 2006, 11:04
According to United States Air Force officials, a cannon shooting dead chickens at airplanes has proved helpful to demonstrate what kind of damage can result when jets fly into a flock of large birds.
(B) shooting dead chickens at airplanes has proved itself helpful as a demonstration of
(D) that shoots dead chickens at airplanes proves itself helpful to demonstrate
(E) that shoots dead chickens at airplanes has proved helpful in demonstrating
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09 Jul 2006, 11:24
E)...

"helpful in demonstrating" should be correct.
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09 Jul 2006, 12:19
will go with D
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09 Jul 2006, 14:03
(D) that shoots dead chickens at airplanes proves itself helpful to demonstrate

A is incorrect as "shooting" and "proved" are in different tenses.

B, C are the same. E is incorrect as "shoots" and "proved" aren't the same tense.

D. is correct.
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09 Jul 2006, 15:26
Must be E.

"helpful in" + gerund, is the correct construction.
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09 Jul 2006, 23:00
Will go with E.

D - proves itself helpful is certainly incorrect.
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10 Jul 2006, 02:16
haas_mba07 wrote:
(D) that shoots dead chickens at airplanes proves itself helpful to demonstrate

A is incorrect as "shooting" and "proved" are in different tenses.

B, C are the same. E is incorrect as "shoots" and "proved" aren't the same tense.

D. is correct.

shoots" and "proved" don't need to be same tense.. ideally, I would like to use phrase - cannon capable of shooting dead chicken - as opposed to - canoon that shoots dead chicken..
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10 Jul 2006, 04:36
haas_mba07 wrote:
(D) that shoots dead chickens at airplanes proves itself helpful to demonstrate

A is incorrect as "shooting" and "proved" are in different tenses.

B, C are the same. E is incorrect as "shoots" and "proved" aren't the same tense.

D. is correct.

shoots" and "proved" don't need to be same tense.. ideally, I would like to use phrase - cannon capable of shooting dead chicken - as opposed to - canoon that shoots dead chicken..

I agree here .... It should be A

I think we do not want - the cannon that shoots. The emphasis should not be on the cannon but on the act. It is the cannon shooting that helps to understand bird hits and not the cannon itself.

Last edited by sumitsarkar82 on 10 Jul 2006, 05:47, edited 1 time in total.
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10 Jul 2006, 05:00
I think it is A as its is not the cannon alone but the cannon+can that has proved helpful.
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10 Jul 2006, 05:17
Should be E.
The construction 'has proved helpful ' is better than 'proves itself helpful'
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10 Jul 2006, 06:46
E

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10 Jul 2006, 06:51
"helpful in ~ " is idiomatic.

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10 Jul 2006, 06:53
I like E.

It looks like "itself" is not needed. So eliminate B, C, D.

Between A and E. "helpful in demonstrating" sounds more grammatically correct than "helpful to demonstrate"
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10 Jul 2006, 06:55
Firing chickens at fighter jets must be really graphic
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10 Jul 2006, 14:22
shoots would imply that the canon keeps shooting all the time. I think it should be A.

what is OA?
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10 Jul 2006, 15:22
I am jumping on 'E' train

"shooting" in A B C is a gerund and gerund is NOT a verb, so we can't use is alone

D is really awkward "proves itself helpful" and "helpful to demonstrate" "helpful" is an ajective and can't describe the infinitive in this case
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10 Jul 2006, 17:30
mailtheguru wrote:
According to United States Air Force officials, a cannon shooting dead chickens at airplanes has proved helpful to demonstrate what kind of damage can result when jets fly into a flock of large birds.
(B) shooting dead chickens at airplanes has proved itself helpful as a demonstration of
(D) that shoots dead chickens at airplanes proves itself helpful to demonstrate
(E) that shoots dead chickens at airplanes has proved helpful in demonstrating

(E) to me
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10 Jul 2006, 21:27
sumitsarkar82 wrote:
haas_mba07 wrote:
(D) that shoots dead chickens at airplanes proves itself helpful to demonstrate

A is incorrect as "shooting" and "proved" are in different tenses.

B, C are the same. E is incorrect as "shoots" and "proved" aren't the same tense.

D. is correct.

shoots" and "proved" don't need to be same tense.. ideally, I would like to use phrase - cannon capable of shooting dead chicken - as opposed to - canoon that shoots dead chicken..

I agree here .... It should be A

I think we do not want - the cannon that shoots. The emphasis should not be on the cannon but on the act. It is the cannon shooting that helps to understand bird hits and not the cannon itself.

I agree it is A, gud explanation dude....I too made the mistake of goin for D.
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27 Aug 2006, 04:53
so what should be the OA .. A or E ???
I too belueve the focus should be on the "shooting" rather than cannon, a cannon cannot cannot demonstrate anything on its own......
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27 Aug 2006, 05:54
Jump on the E train.
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