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10 Jun 2004, 15:26
22.Bill Walton continued on playing, even though he had injuries that recurred over and over again, always hoping to return back to his position as a regular starter in the game he loved.
(A) on playing, even though he had injuries that recurred over and over again, always hoping to return back
(B) playing, in spite of recurrent injuries, always hoping to return
(C) playing, though injured over and over, and he was always hoping to return back
(D) on playing, even with injuries that recurred, and always hoped to return
(E) to play, despite recurring injuries, hoping that the return
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19 Oct 2005, 18:47
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'return back' -> 'back' is redundant. A and C are out.

In (D), 'continued on playing' is awkward. The 'on' is not required.

Between (B) and (E), choice B is a better choice.

In (E), 'hoping that the return' will result in an awkward sentence.

"in spite of" and "despite" both means the same thing. (Read this link for more information on 'in spite of' and 'despite' http://www.learnenglish.org.uk/grammar/archive/contrast01.html)

B for me!
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10 Jun 2004, 17:03
B I will explain if I am right
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10 Jun 2004, 17:40
B sounds good...
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10 Jun 2004, 18:02
returned back,
recurring over and over

These are redundant structures.

(B) is the best choice.
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10 Jun 2004, 18:07
B.

Main reason I go with B is,I dont find any errors in it.
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11 Jun 2004, 00:24
I will also go with B
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11 Jun 2004, 07:05
I feel this is a very good example of redunducy, verbosity, short and sweet answers and crisp tone.

Well between B and E, I choose B as my FA.
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11 Jun 2004, 07:10
B - no redunduncies, concise, therefore, the best!
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11 Jun 2004, 09:07
finally I got a chance to answer

and I go with B
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11 Jun 2004, 21:51
I had marked E but the answer is B ...Cheers Guys u did it right
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19 Oct 2005, 12:01
So why is D wrong??
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19 Oct 2005, 16:35
gmat2006 wrote:
So why is D wrong??

I believe the correct usage of continue is

- continue to do
- continue doing
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21 Oct 2005, 00:50
my choice B.
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17 Jun 2007, 11:44
ywilfred wrote:
'return back' -> 'back' is redundant. A and C are out.

In (D), 'continued on playing' is awkward. The 'on' is not required.

Between (B) and (E), choice B is a better choice.

In (E), 'hoping that the return' will result in an awkward sentence.

What is the significance of the tense differences of to play and playing?
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18 Jun 2007, 00:05
THis was an easy one. B for me.

When I read the question itself I saw 2 very obvious mistakes.
1. "continued on playing" - to make this right there are 2 options. either change it to "conitued to play" or to "continued playing".

2. "to return back" - this is redundant. return and back mean the same thing.

based on 1. I ruled out A and D immediately.
based on 2, I ruled out C.

Now I am left with B and E. In E "hoping that the return to his position as a regular starter in the game he loved. " This sounded wrong to me. So I chose B.
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11 Aug 2007, 18:00
bmwhype2 wrote:
ywilfred wrote:
'return back' -> 'back' is redundant. A and C are out.

In (D), 'continued on playing' is awkward. The 'on' is not required.

Between (B) and (E), choice B is a better choice.

In (E), 'hoping that the return' will result in an awkward sentence.

What is the significance of the tense differences of to play and playing?

lol. not a tense difference.

A. recurred over and over..redundant
B. correct
C. return back..redundant
D. continued on...redundant
E. incomplete sentence.
11 Aug 2007, 18:00
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