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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, 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

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06 Feb 2009, 07:21
priyankur_saha@ml.com 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

I will go with A

Here for=because
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06 Feb 2009, 09:15
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priyankur_saha@ml.com 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

I will go with A

Here for=because

Whew! never knew that we can substitute because in place of for

While one can arrive at A with the Subject/Verb agreement in other answers, this for/because is totally news to me. Can you please elaborate?

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06 Feb 2009, 09:44
icandy wrote:
x2suresh wrote:
priyankur_saha@ml.com 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

I will go with A

Here for=because

Whew! never knew that we can substitute because in place of for

While one can arrive at A with the Subject/Verb agreement in other answers, this for/because is totally news to me. Can you please elaborate?

Thanks

Initally I thought,, A looks good except "for nations can find.. " sounds little weird..

Then remembered that.. "for" and "since" can act as "because" .. then A looks absolutely fine.

For have many uses.

For as a coordinating conjunction.
I cannot tell a lie, for that would be dishonest. (for means because)

This movie is particularly interesting to feminist film theorists, for the screenplay was written by Mae West.

In this example, the co-ordinating conjunction "for" is used to link two independent clauses.

SINCE: Since can be an adverb, a preposition or a conjunction. As a conjunction, it means "during a period following a time when", "continuously from some time in the past", or "because".

"Sarah went to see "Titanic" by herself since Michael did not like love stories." You could substitute because for since in this sentence. It introduces or connects the reason why Sarah went to the movies alone.

"Thomas had not fallen on the ice since he was a little boy." Since refers to the continuous time from his childhood during which Thomas didn't fall on the ice, until now.

"The weeds had grown wildly since I pulled them out last week." I pulled out the weeds last week, but from then until now they grew rapidly. Since refers to the time period following the last time I pulled out the weeds.

"We went to the store to buy extra food since we were expecting company for the weekend." The conjunction since means because in this sentence. It introduces the reason why we were buying extra food.
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06 Feb 2009, 10:35
priyankur_saha@ml.com 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

Agree with A.

A: "Like" correctly makes the comparision.
B: "Just as" cannot be used for phrase.
C: "such as " is used to give examples. Nations cannot examplified as individuals.
Nations, such as USA, UK, UAE, ......... is correct.
D and E: The use of "are" changes the meaning.
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06 Feb 2009, 14:27
Hi mates,

now A seems to be correct (for=because )

can anyone explain why D is wrong?

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06 Feb 2009, 23:28
thanks for the explanation Suresh and GMAT TIGER. I eliminated A because "for" seemed obnoxious to me otherwise A is really good.

OA is A.

D uses wrong idiom "result of" and "crises" are not "Results" themselves but they result from malice. Also sentence after ";" is messed up - not clear who is "unable to back down"

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