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Crises in international diplomacy do not always result from malice; for nations, like individuals, can find themselves locked into difficult positions, unable to back down.
(A) do not always result from malice; for nations, like individuals, can find
(B) do not always results from malice; nations, just as individuals, finding
(C) do not always results from malice; nations, such as individuals, can find
(D) aren’t always the results of malice; nations in the same way that individuals can find
(E) aren’t resulting always from malice; just like individuals who can find

Why ans shouldn't be B.
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19 Jul 2008, 10:39
vivektripathi wrote:
Crises in international diplomacy do not always result from malice; for nations, like individuals, can find themselves locked into difficult positions, unable to back down.
(A) do not always result from malice; for nations, like individuals, can find
(B) do not always results from malice; nations, just as individuals, finding
(C) do not always results from malice; nations, such as individuals, can find
(D) aren’t always the results of malice; nations in the same way that individuals can find
(E) aren’t resulting always from malice; just like individuals who can find

Why ans shouldn't be B.

IMO A

In B. "finding" is the issue here. Here nations are being copared to individuals and nations can find themselves locked into difficult situations. "finding" modifies individuals and suggests that individuals find themselves in difficult situations.
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19 Jul 2008, 17:54
the use of a semicolon requires that the second part be a complete sentence.

if you read it outloud, you will realize that it is not a complete sentence. "finding" should be "find"
nations, just as individuals, finding themselves locked into difficult positions, unable to back down
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20 Jul 2008, 10:56
If I am right, there ought to be an independent clause after semi colon (;).
my question is, ' Is, in A, for nations, like individuals, can find an independent clause? If yes, then what role is for playing here?'
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20 Jul 2008, 19:09
MY IOA is B again
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21 Jul 2008, 05:46
I think it is A because "Crises" plural will need "result" not "results"

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22 Jul 2008, 06:28
vivektripathi wrote:
Crises in international diplomacy do not always result from malice; for nations, like individuals, can find themselves locked into difficult positions, unable to back down.
(A) do not always result from malice; for nations, like individuals, can find
(B) do not always results from malice; nations, just as individuals, finding
(C) do not always results from malice; nations, such as individuals, can find
(D) aren’t always the results of malice; nations in the same way that individuals can find
(E) aren’t resulting always from malice; just like individuals who can find

Why ans shouldn't be B.

A is better.
do + verb (verb should be in infinite form) whether Subject is singlular or plural)

Crises ..do result
Crisis .. do result
both are correct.
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