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walkman4mba well explained man..
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walkman4mba well explained man..


hahaha... Thanks man...

I didn't notice an increase in the number of Kudos though <grin>
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Agree with C

Just knew that "exactly the same" is redundant. Great Q. Thanks!
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crejoc wrote:
walkman4mba well explained man..


hahaha... Thanks man...

I didn't notice an increase in the number of Kudos though <grin>


ha ha .. have your kudos man,... cheer up... :-D
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Very unusual question. it is rare to see a question in which, we can write off four choices on a single factor such as redundancy. If one gets this question like this, then it is danger signal about your standing in the test.
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The original sentence suffers from three redundancies. First, the verb “to find” is redundant of “seeking.” Second, the phrase “once in every 4 weeks” is wordy and can be replaced with the more concise form “every 4 weeks” without any loss of content. Finally, the construction “exactly the same” is repetitive, since the word “the same” already implies exact equivalence.

(A) This answer choice is incorrect as it repeats the original sentence

(B) In this answer choice, the phrase “once in every 4 weeks” is wordy and can be replaced with the more concise form “every 4 weeks” without any loss of content. Moreover, the construction “exactly the same” is repetitive, since the word “the same” already implies exact equivalence. "In a row 3 times" is awkward.

(C) CORRECT. This answer choice corrects all of the original redundancies, thus creating a concise and idiomatic sentence. Specifically, the repetitive construction “seeking to find alternative explanations” is reduced to the simpler form “seeking alternative explanations.” Further, the redundant phrase “once in every 4 weeks” is replaced with the more concise construction “every 4 weeks.” Finally, the wordy phrase “exactly the same” is replaced with the more concise construction “the same.”

(D) In this answer choice, the construction “exactly the same” is repetitive, since the word “the same” already implies exact equivalence.

(E) This answer choice corrects the original problems but introduces the redundant pronoun “he” in the second part of the sentence, thus unnecessarily repeating the original subject “Jean-Baptiste Lamarck.” Furthermore, the construction “the same identical results” is redundant; the adjective “identical” can be omitted without any loss of content.
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During the summer of 1778, seeking to find alternative explanations for the process of evolution, Jean-Baptiste Lamarck repeated his initial experiment on mollusks once in every 4 weeks but received exactly the same results 3 times in a row.


A) to find alternative explanations for the process of evolution, Jean-Baptiste Lamarck repeated his initial experiment on mollusks once in every 4 weeks but received exactly the same results 3 times in a row.

B) alternative explanations for the process of evolution, Jean-Baptiste Lamarck repeated his initial experiment on mollusks once in every 4 weeks but received exactly the same results in a row 3 times.

C) alternative explanations for the process of evolution, Jean-Baptiste Lamarck repeated his initial experiment on mollusks every 4 weeks but received the same results 3 times in a row.

D) alternative explanations for the process of evolution, Jean-Baptiste Lamarck repeated his initial experiment on mollusks every 4 weeks but received exactly the same results 3 times in a row.

E) alternative explanations for the process of evolution, Jean-Baptiste Lamarck repeated his initial experiment on mollusks every 4 weeks but he received the same identical results 3 times in a row.


POE:
A, D, E) Exactly + Identical + Same used together is redundant
B) Once IN every 4 weeks is not correct. "In a row 3 times" sounds off but I do not know the exact grammatical rule that makes it incorrect. Could someone please share more info here?
C) Correct
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