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229. 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

OA is A please explain....

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22 Oct 2009, 16:41
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a) correct subject verb agreement. Correct use of “like”
b) Incorrect Subject Verb agreement – “results” is wrong. “Just as” can be replaced with “like” so it is unnecessarily wordy.
c) Incorrect Subject Verb agreement – “results” is wrong. “Such as” is incorrect, as it is using individuals to provide an example of a nation, where as the original intention is to draw similarity.
d) Incorrect Subject Verb agreement – “results” is wrong. “In the same way that individuals” can be replaced by “like”.
e) Awkward sentence. The 2nd half of sentence is a fragment.

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I'm confused as I don't understand the meaning of this sentence

for nations, like individuals
=> what does it mean ? for nations, as it is for individuals?

the constructions seems awkward
could anyone explain ?

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pierrealexandre77 wrote:
I'm confused as I don't understand the meaning of this sentence

for nations, like individuals
=> what does it mean ? for nations, as it is for individuals?

the constructions seems awkward
could anyone explain ?

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the second part of the sentence is giving the reason for crises. 'for nations' -> 'because nations'.
All options except A has error(s).

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02 Nov 2009, 10:54
speeddeamon wrote:
the second part of the sentence is giving the reason for crises. 'for nations' -> 'because nations'.
All options except A has error(s).

Sorry again, but what it the subject of the 2nd sentence. Could you please rewrite it another way so that I can understand what I'm currently missing?

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02 Nov 2009, 12:28
Even i am still not able to understand what this sentence demands???

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sagarsabnis wrote:
229. 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.

The semi colon separates two individual but related sentences.
The purpose of the second sentence is to add more information to what the first sentence is explaining.

The second sentence basically says "Nations can find themselves lock into difficult positions".
From my understanding this is how I brokedown the second sentence:
"For" - basically means Because. Semicolons are often followed by words such as 'however', 'therefore' and 'for'.
"Nations" - Main subject
"like individuals" - is basically drawing a comparison from one noun to another. It is comparing that Nations are similar to individuals in how they can find themselves lock into difficult positions.
"Locked into difficult positions" - is what the subject is doing so its the verb component.
"unable to back down" - I think this is a modifier for difficult positions but am not completely sure on this one.

Hope this helps

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03 Nov 2009, 00:58
this helps a little bit thanks,

but for me this "FOR" breaks the stand alone characteristics of the 2nd sentence.

This is a nightmare question... Hope not to find such a question on D-Day

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03 Nov 2009, 03:32
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Is question correct??

Crises is plural then results should be be correct but in 2nd part of sentence after semicolon(;) "as" is used to compare nations with individuals and IMO "like" will be correct usuage..

so no ans is correct

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03 Nov 2009, 03:52
saorabh wrote:
Is question correct??

Crises is plural then results should be be correct but in 2nd part of sentence after semicolon(;) "as" is used to compare nations with individuals and IMO "like" will be correct usuage..

so no ans is correct

The plural, Crises, would have agreement with result (no 's').

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03 Nov 2009, 06:40
I could not understand the meaning of the sentence but could eliminate BCD with results/result.

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03 Nov 2009, 14:46
Awesome explanation yangsta8...thanks a lot..

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sagarsabnis wrote:
229. 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

B-- do not always results is wrong . it should be result
C-- same as B. such as is wrong. it should be like.
D-- wordy and awkward
E-- aren't resulting is wrong. we don't need any continuous tense

A uses do not always result and like

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13 Sep 2010, 00:14
A - nations compared to individuals - the word "like" used to compare nouns
B - just as - incomplete idiom
C - such as - to be used incase of examples
D - wordy
E - just like individuals...incomplete - individuals not compared to anything

A is right

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07 Mar 2011, 08:14
I think, "C" is the answer.

There are few rules i used to eliminate the answer.
1. Not to use just like, just as so eliminated options B & E
2. There is a rule which says " NEVER use a semi-colon and a coordinating conjunction together "
There are seven coordinating conjunctions: For,And,Nor,But,Or,Yet and So ( FAN BOYS )
Then option A ruled out.
3. Option D doesn't makes sense to me. ( results from Vs results of )
4. Then finally, Option C .
The option sentence make sense in different grammar rules.
i. do not always results from malice; nations, unable to back down.
ii. do not always results from malice; nations, such as individuals, unable to back down [ Note, nations will have citizens, here it means individuals ]
iii. do not always results from malice; nations, such as individuals, can find themselves locked into difficult positions, unable to back down.

like individuals sounds great here in option A but it has ; For. Even if For is not there it doesn't workout.
If For is not there options A looks like this.
Crises in international diplomacy do not always result from malice; nations, like individuals, can find themselves locked into difficult positions, unable to back down.
This is something like Like Vs Such as
nations, like individuals [ it sounds like nations will not have individuals but it will have similar to individuals ]
nations, such as individuals [ it sounds like nations will have individuals, etc.. i.e such as generally refers to an example]

While trying to narrow down the correct answer, I hope, I am right in my explanation.

I am not sure, how A is correct. Because second sentence itself doesn't stand.
Re-read the sentence with
a. for nations,...unable to back down
b. for nations, like individuals,....... unable to back down
c. for nations, like individuals,can find themselves locked into difficult positions

A correct explanation will be appreciated

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07 Mar 2011, 15:33
I think that A cannot be the answer. A noun (nations) after a preposition (for) cannot be the subject in a clause. In this sense, "for nations,...down" is a fragment, and not a clause.

Although it is wordy, I would choose D.
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22 Aug 2012, 06:33
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I think that A cannot be the answer. A noun (nations) after a preposition (for) cannot be the subject in a clause. In this sense, "for nations,...down" is a fragment, and not a clause.

Although it is wordy, I would choose D.

I totally agree. Starting a sentence with "for" after a semicolon creates a fragment in here.
The sentence should have another part after "unable to back down" to fix the error.

Although option D is wordy, it is gramatically correct. Is there any other thought on this?

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