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# Dr. Sayres lecture recounted several little-known episodes

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Director
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Dr. Sayreâ€™s lecture recounted several little-known episodes in the <<relations between nations that illustrates<< what is wrong with alliances and treaties that do not have popular support.

(A) relations between nations that illustrates
(B) relation of one nation with another that illustrates
(C) relations between nations that illustrate
(D) relation of one nation with another and illustrate
(E) relations of nations that illustrates

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18 Oct 2005, 03:06
I go for (C).

"relation between X and Y" looks better than "relation of X with Y".

"relations" is plural, so it has to be "illustrate", not "illustrates".
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18 Oct 2005, 03:19
"relations between nations", "Relations of nation", doesn't sound good (idiomatic).

I go for B.
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18 Oct 2005, 03:56
a tricky one and we discussed it here : http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic ... ht=#138438
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Re: SC -relations between nations [#permalink]

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18 Oct 2005, 04:05
shahnandan wrote:
Dr. Sayreâ€™s lecture recounted several little-known episodes in the <<relations between nations that illustrates<< what is wrong with alliances and treaties that do not have popular support.

(A) relations between nations that illustrates
(B) relation of one nation with another that illustrates
(C) relations between nations that illustrate
(D) relation of one nation with another and illustrate
(E) relations of nations that illustrates

" between" is used when we talk about two objects ----->for "between ( two, as we latently understand here) nations" , " relation" must be "relation" coz there's certainly only one relation between two objects We can't say relations between you and I. Thus, A and C are out!
" relations of nations" in E seems ok but it , indeed, doesn't succeed at expressing the interaction. One may ask " relations of nations" with what?? . Eliminate E.
D is out because "relation" is singular and the clause need a singular verb; "illustrate" is wrong.
We're left with B.
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Re: SC -relations between nations [#permalink]

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18 Oct 2005, 04:11
laxieqv wrote:
shahnandan wrote:
Dr. Sayreâ€™s lecture recounted several little-known episodes in the <<relations between nations that illustrates<< what is wrong with alliances and treaties that do not have popular support.

(A) relations between nations that illustrates
(B) relation of one nation with another that illustrates
(C) relations between nations that illustrate
(D) relation of one nation with another and illustrate
(E) relations of nations that illustrates

" between" is used when we talk about two objects ----->for "between ( two, as we latently understand here) nations" , " relation" must be "relation" coz there's certainly only one relation between two objects We can't say relations between you and I. Thus, A and C are out!
" relations of nations" in E seems ok but it , indeed, doesn't succeed at expressing the interaction. One may ask " relations of nations" with what?? . Eliminate E.
D is out because "relation" is singular and the clause need a singular verb; "illustrate" is wrong.
We're left with B.

Nice explanation. I'll have to change my answer to (B).
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18 Oct 2005, 05:24
I really do not like any of the answer choices.

In B, illustrates should be illustrate as it refers to episodes.
18 Oct 2005, 05:24
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