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Commissioner Wallace claims that he always has been and always will be a member of the American Civil Liberties Union.


(A) Commissioner Wallace claims that he always has been and always will be a member of the American Civil Liberties Union.

(B) Commissioner Wallace claims that he always has and always will be a member of the American Civil Liberties Union.

(C) Commissioner Wallace claims that he will always be a member of the American Civil Liberties Union.

(D) Always having been a member of the American Civil Liberties Union, Commissioner Wallace claims that he will always continue to be so.

(E) Commissioner Wallace has always been a member of the American Civil Liberties Union, and claims that he will always be.

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Commissioner Wallace claims that he always has been and always will be a member of the American Civil Liberties Union.


(A) Commissioner Wallace claims that he always has been and always will be a member of the American Civil Liberties Union.

(B) Commissioner Wallace claims that he always has and always will be a member of the American Civil Liberties Union.

(C) Commissioner Wallace claims that he will always be a member of the American Civil Liberties Union.

(D) Always having been a member of the American Civil Liberties Union, Commissioner Wallace claims that he will always continue to be so.

(E) Commissioner Wallace has always been a member of the American Civil Liberties Union, and claims that he will always be.

IMO C seems to be constructed well
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Commissioner Wallace claims that he always has been and always will be a member of the American Civil Liberties Union.


(A) Commissioner Wallace claims that he always has been and always will be a member of the American Civil Liberties Union.

(B) Commissioner Wallace claims that he always has and always will be a member of the American Civil Liberties Union.

(C) Commissioner Wallace claims that he will always be a member of the American Civil Liberties Union.

(D) Always having been a member of the American Civil Liberties Union, Commissioner Wallace claims that he will always continue to be so.

(E) Commissioner Wallace has always been a member of the American Civil Liberties Union, and claims that he will always be.

IMO C seems to be constructed well
How can it be C...C doesnt mentioned about past...but we know that he is also a member in the past..

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Commissioner Wallace claims that he always has been and always will be a member of the American Civil Liberties Union.


(A) Commissioner Wallace claims that he always has been and always will be a member of the American Civil Liberties Union.

(B) Commissioner Wallace claims that he always has and always will be a member of the American Civil Liberties Union.

(C) Commissioner Wallace claims that he will always be a member of the American Civil Liberties Union.

(D) Always having been a member of the American Civil Liberties Union, Commissioner Wallace claims that he will always continue to be so.

(E) Commissioner Wallace has always been a member of the American Civil Liberties Union, and claims that he will always be.


+1 for A

(A) Commissioner Wallace claims that he always has been and always will be a member of the American Civil Liberties Union. --> Correct Parallelism. He always has been a member of American Civil union. He always will be a member of the American Civil Union.

(B) Commissioner Wallace claims that he always has and always will be a member of the American Civil Liberties Union. --> Incorrect Parallelism. He always has a member of American Civil union. He always will be a member of the American Civil Union

(C) Commissioner Wallace claims that he will always be a member of the American Civil Liberties Union. --> Change in meaning. This removes the possibility that Wallace has always been a member of American union

(D) Always having been a member of the American Civil Liberties Union, Commissioner Wallace claims that he will always continue to be so.

(E) Commissioner Wallace has always been a member of the American Civil Liberties Union, and claims that he will always be.
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+1 for A.

(A) Commissioner Wallace claims that he always has been and always will be a member of the American Civil Liberties Union. --> Correct, mentions both the past and the future

(B) Commissioner Wallace claims that he always has and always will be a member of the American Civil Liberties Union.

(C) Commissioner Wallace claims that he will always be a member of the American Civil Liberties Union. --> Incorrect, does not mention about the past.
P.S. "I have always been and always will be a lurker on GC" and "I will always be a lurker on GC" do not mean the same, the later changes the meaning

(D) Always having been a member of the American Civil Liberties Union, Commissioner Wallace claims that he will always continue to be so. --> Incorrect, Much wordy

(E) Commissioner Wallace has always been a member of the American Civil Liberties Union, and claims that he will always be. --> Incorrect, Much wordy

Hence, A.
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Commissioner Wallace claims that he always has been and always will be a member of the American Civil Liberties Union.


(A) Commissioner Wallace claims that he always has been and always will be a member of the American Civil Liberties Union.

(B) Commissioner Wallace claims that he always has and always will be a member of the American Civil Liberties Union.

(C) Commissioner Wallace claims that he will always be a member of the American Civil Liberties Union.

(D) Always having been a member of the American Civil Liberties Union, Commissioner Wallace claims that he will always continue to be so.

(E) Commissioner Wallace has always been a member of the American Civil Liberties Union, and claims that he will always be.


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In this sentence, the complete phrase comes at the end and the ellipses precede it: Commissioner Wallace claims that he always has been [a member of the ACLU] and [that he] always will be a member of the ACLU. The brackets mark the ellipses, and the fact that the sentence is grammatically correct even with the omitted material indicates that the ellipses are used correctly. Choices (B) and (C) take out too much. (B) fails because always has [a member of the ACLU] and always will be a member doesn't work; the first verb needs to be complete and read always has been. (C) takes out the first verb completely but, since always has been and always will be express different ideas, both verbs are necessary. (D) and (E) play with the order of the sentence and both create wordier and more awkward options than (A), the correct answer.

An 800 test taker puts the omitted pieces back into the sentence to see if the abbreviated version is correct, as in the explanations above. This is an effective strategy for dealing with ellipsis questions.
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Commissioner Wallace claims that he always has been and always will be a member of the American Civil Liberties Union.


(A) Commissioner Wallace claims that he always has been and always will be a member of the American Civil Liberties Union.

(B) Commissioner Wallace claims that he always has and always will be a member of the American Civil Liberties Union.

(C) Commissioner Wallace claims that he will always be a member of the American Civil Liberties Union.

(D) Always having been a member of the American Civil Liberties Union, Commissioner Wallace claims that he will always continue to be so.

(E) Commissioner Wallace has always been a member of the American Civil Liberties Union, and claims that he will always be.


KAPLAN OFFICIAL EXPLANATION:



In this sentence, the complete phrase comes at the end and the ellipses precede it: Commissioner Wallace claims that he always has been [a member of the ACLU] and [that he] always will be a member of the ACLU. The brackets mark the ellipses, and the fact that the sentence is grammatically correct even with the omitted material indicates that the ellipses are used correctly. Choices (B) and (C) take out too much. (B) fails because always has [a member of the ACLU] and always will be a member doesn't work; the first verb needs to be complete and read always has been. (C) takes out the first verb completely but, since always has been and always will be express different ideas, both verbs are necessary. (D) and (E) play with the order of the sentence and both create wordier and more awkward options than (A), the correct answer.

An 800 test taker puts the omitted pieces back into the sentence to see if the abbreviated version is correct, as in the explanations above. This is an effective strategy for dealing with ellipsis questions.



Hi Bunuel
Can you elaborate reason for elimination of E.
I understand that E can be penalized for missing the first claim(that commissioner has been a member)
But we don't know whether Commissioner was a member of the union; can we give a benefit of doubt to original sentence. Hence, we don't know whether as in A he has to CLAIM that he has been a member OR whether as in E, he WAS(actually) a member (& hence doesn't require to claim).

Secondly, I find that E is not wordier(neither by the approx length of the thread nor by the no. of words if we ignore comma). I assume we are not expected to count the no. of words in the sentences to find out which one is wordier; I usually just compare the approx length .

In A, the second always is redundant hence I eliminated A.

Pls correct me if I am wrong.




"An 800 test taker puts the omitted pieces back into the sentence to see if whether the abbreviated version is correct."
Shouldn't we have a whether instead of an if in the above. Sorry, I am getting excessively obsessed by sentence correction.
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My question is here regrading always will, doesn't this express that he has been a member in the past and will continue to be in the future.
Hence IMO C is right ,Although i don't find anything wrong with A
What am i missing here ?
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goforgmat wrote:
My question is here regrading always will, doesn't this express that he has been a member in the past and will continue to be in the future.
Hence IMO C is right ,Although i don't find anything wrong with A
What am i missing here ?


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even though i got it wrong, i think i understand the change in meaning here -
suppose candidate X supports a party Y from year 2000- 2001 ....
after 2001 ,for a breif period of time (say 2 years) he supported a different party Z
now again he changes the party to Y and NOW he claims that he will always be a party Y person

now we cannot say he "always has been" becasue for a brief period of time he supported a different party but he can certainly claim now that he will always be party Y
Also the present tense "claims" gives us an idea that this is the PRESENT CONTEXT so the above provided explanation is plausible.

when we say "alwasy has been" we mean to say he never shifted from his support to party Y...

i hope u get the point...very subtle meaning
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