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# Crises in international diplomacy do not always result from

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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, for nations, like individuals
(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

Rule is that clasue after semi colon (;), should be an independent clause. Now in A, the clause starting after semi-colon is for nations, like individuals......for nations, like individuals. Is this an independent clause? is yes then what does FOR means here.

The reason I am asking this is that this question has already been discussed here gmatclub.com/forum/11-t67459 and though OA was never posted but general feeling was that ans is A and I dont argue that cause other options too have some glaring mistakes.
I just want to clear my doubts regading clause started after semi-colon

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24 Jul 2008, 22:22
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Nations, such as individuals, can find .............. (stands as an individual clause)
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24 Jul 2008, 23:22
A is correct.
(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
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25 Jul 2008, 11:52
C is not the asnwer since 'such as' indicates examples of a certain group. here we are talking abt similarity between 2 completly different things.

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25 Jul 2008, 12:02

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

A - correct
B - "results" has to be singular
C - same as B, also, such as is used for examples. wrongly used here
D - "results" has to be singular
E - it left out the context of nations.

A for me
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26 Jul 2008, 06:38
Rules for semicolon from http://www.arts.uottawa.ca/writcent/hypergrammar/semicoln.html

Independent clauses

Abdominal exercises help prevent back pain; proper posture is also important.

No Dependent clauses

Although gaining and maintaining a high level of physical fitness takes a good deal of time; the effort pays off in the long run.-----THIS IS WRONG

Generally, you should not place a semicolon before a co-ordinating conjunction that links two independent clauses. The only exception to this guideline is if the two independent clauses are very long and already contain a number of commas
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27 Jul 2008, 18:42
aaron22197 wrote:
Rules for semicolon from http://www.arts.uottawa.ca/writcent/hypergrammar/semicoln.html

Independent clauses

Abdominal exercises help prevent back pain; proper posture is also important.

No Dependent clauses

Although gaining and maintaining a high level of physical fitness takes a good deal of time; the effort pays off in the long run.-----THIS IS WRONG

Generally, you should not place a semicolon before a co-ordinating conjunction that links two independent clauses. The only exception to this guideline is if the two independent clauses are very long and already contain a number of commas

Thx aaron, does this mean that A comes under exception?

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