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Despite her recent promise not to talk about her divorce with the medi

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Despite her recent promise not to talk about her divorce with the media, she decided to do so at the press conference because she thought that many women, likely most, would appreciate her message of empowerment.

(A) do so at the press conference because she thought that many women, likely most, would appreciate

(B) talk at the press conference since she thought that many women, likely most, would have appreciated

(C) so talk at the press conference due to her thinking that many women, even most, would likely appreciate

(D) do so at the press conference because she thought that many women, if not most, would appreciate

(E) do so at the press conference since she thought many women, and even most, would likely appreciate

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11 Sep 2018, 05:06
Bunuel wrote:
Despite her recent promise not to talk about her divorce with the media, she decided to do so at the press conference because she thought that many women, likely most, would appreciate her message of empowerment.

(A) do so at the press conference because she thought that many women, likely most, would appreciate

(B) talk at the press conference since she thought that many women, likely most, would have appreciated

(C) so talk at the press conference due to her thinking that many women, even most, would likely appreciate

(D) do so at the press conference because she thought that many women, if not most, would appreciate

(E) do so at the press conference since she thought many women, and even most, would likely appreciate

+1 for D

(A) do so at the press conference because she thought that many women, likely most, would appreciate

(B) talk at the press conference since she thought that many women, likely most, would have appreciated

(C) so talk at the press conference due to her thinking that many women, even most, would likely appreciate

(D) do so at the press conference because she thought that many women, if not most, would appreciate --> Worded correctly

(E) do so at the press conference since she thought many women, and even most, would likely appreciate
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Re: Despite her recent promise not to talk about her divorce with the medi  [#permalink]

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11 Sep 2018, 05:12
+1 for D.

(A) do so at the press conference because she thought that many women, likely most, would appreciate --> awkward

(B) talk at the press conference since she thought that many women, likely most, would have appreciated --> "Do so" preferred

(C) so talk at the press conference due to her thinking that many women, even most, would likely appreciate --> "Do so" preferred

(D) do so at the press conference because she thought that many women, if not most, would appreciate --> Correct, rectifies diction error and conveys intended meaning

(E) do so at the press conference since she thought many women, and even most, would likely appreciate --> awkward

Hence, D.
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12 Sep 2018, 01:19
Bunuel wrote:
Despite her recent promise not to talk about her divorce with the media, she decided to do so at the press conference because she thought that many women, likely most, would appreciate her message of empowerment.

(A) do so at the press conference because she thought that many women, likely most, would appreciate

(B) talk at the press conference since she thought that many women, likely most, would have appreciated

(C) so talk at the press conference due to her thinking that many women, even most, would likely appreciate

(D) do so at the press conference because she thought that many women, if not most, would appreciate

(E) do so at the press conference since she thought many women, and even most, would likely appreciate

MANHATTAN REVIEW OFFICIAL EXPLANATION:

Likely most’ is incorrect idiomatically. Eliminate A and B. ‘To so talk’ in C is also incorrect idiomatically. ‘Due to’ in C is also incorrect. ‘Due to’ can only be used as a replacement for ‘attributable to’. For example, ‘the low level of the lakes is due to the lack of rain’. ‘Would likely appreciate’ in C and E is also incorrect idiomatically. D is correct.
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