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# Every year, around June or July, John and Jane, sometimes joined by fr

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Every year, around June or July, John and Jane, sometimes joined by friends, go on their annual vacation, that they usually spend in Indonesia.

A. Every year, around June or July, John and Jane, sometimes joined by friends, go on their annual vacation, that they usually spend in Indonesia

B. John and Jane, sometimes joined by friends, go on their annual vacation, that they usually spend in Indonesia, around June or July

C. Every year, around June or July, John and Jane, usually accompanied by friends, go on vacation, usually spent in Indonesia

D. Around June or July, John and Jane, sometimes accompanied by friends, go on their annual vacation, which they usually spend in Indonesia

E. John and Jane, sometimes joined by friends, go on their annual vacation, which they usually spend in Indonesia, around June or July every year

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26 Feb 2020, 01:19
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An apparently simple looking question but with a few traps.
Start by comparing either A and C or B and E because these two pairs start similarly.
Doing so, we find that b/w A and C, A is redundant- annual... every year.
E has the same problem.

In B, using the essential modifier ‘that’ after a comma is incorrect. Moreover the last modifier ‘around June or July’ is incorrectly placed after Indonesia.

In C, ‘usually spent in Indonesia’ is vague- is it referring to the Vacation or to the friends or John and Jane themselves? Also, C changes the meaning of the original sentence by suggesting that the friends ‘usually accompany them’ while the original sentence suggested that the friends ‘sometimes join’ them.
In D, ‘which’ clearly refers to the vacation. The order of the modifiers is also apt.

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A. Every year, around June or July, John and Jane, sometimes joined by friends, go on their annual vacation, that they usually spend in Indonesia. Incorrect. Every year……………annual” is redundant.

B. John and Jane, sometimes joined by friends, go on their annual vacation, that they usually spend in Indonesia, around June or July. Incorrect. “Joined by friends” is not preferable.

C. Every year, around June or July, John and Jane, usually accompanied by friends, go on vacation, usually spent in Indonesia.Incorrrect. Usually indicates present form of verbs. So “spent” is wrong.

D. Around June or July, John and Jane, sometimes accompanied by friends, go on their annual vacation, which they usually spend in Indonesia. Correct.

E. John and Jane, sometimes joined by friends, go on their annual vacation, which they usually spend in Indonesia, around June or July every year. Incorrect. “ annual ………every year” is redundant.

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26 Feb 2020, 06:46
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Every year, around June or July, John and Jane, sometimes joined by friends, go on their annual vacation, that they usually spend in Indonesia.

A. Every year, around June or July, John and Jane, sometimes joined by friends, go on their annual vacation, that they usually spend in Indonesia

B. John and Jane, sometimes joined by friends, go on their annual vacation, that they usually spend in Indonesia, around June or July

C. Every year, around June or July, John and Jane, usually accompanied by friends, go on vacation, usually spent in Indonesia

D. Around June or July, John and Jane, sometimes accompanied by friends, go on their annual vacation, which they usually spend in Indonesia

E. John and Jane, sometimes joined by friends, go on their annual vacation, which they usually spend in Indonesia, around June or July every year

NOTES: "year…annual" are redundant; "which" must be used to refer to a noun after a comma, not "that".

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26 Feb 2020, 10:23
Every year, around June or July, John and Jane, sometimes joined by friends, go on their annual vacation, that they usually spend in Indonesia.

A. Every year, around June or July, John and Jane, sometimes joined by friends, go on their annual vacation, that they usually spend in Indonesia

Every year... Annual vacation - Redundancy

B. John and Jane, sometimes joined by friends, go on their annual vacation, that they usually spend in Indonesia, around June or July

Making John and Jane the subject makes the sentence clear to comprehend - No errors

C. Every year, around June or July, John and Jane, usually accompanied by friends, go on vacation, usually spent in Indonesia

Usually - changes the meaning of the sentence.

D. Around June or July, John and Jane, sometimes accompanied by friends, go on their annual vacation, which they usually spend in Indonesia

John and Jane wrongly modifies Around June or July.

E. John and Jane, sometimes joined by friends, go on their annual vacation, which they usually spend in Indonesia, around June or July every year

Every year... Annual vacation - Redundancy.

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26 Feb 2020, 10:42
Every year, around June or July, John and Jane, sometimes joined by friends, go on their annual vacation, that they usually spend in Indonesia.

'Every year' and 'annual vacation' should not come together in a sentence since that would cause redundancy. 'around June or July' must be as near to 'every year' as possible.

A. Every year, around June or July, John and Jane, sometimes joined by friends, go on their annual vacation, that they usually spend in Indonesia - WRONG. Redundancy error as elaborated above.

B. John and Jane, sometimes joined by friends, go on their annual vacation, that they usually spend in Indonesia, around June or July - WRONG. The sentence suggests to modify 'Indonesia' by 'around.. July'. Also, their gathering seems to be happening in June or July rather than vacation.

C. Every year, around June or July, John and Jane, usually accompanied by friends, go on vacation, usually spent in Indonesia - CORRECT.

D. Around June or July, John and Jane, sometimes accompanied by friends, go on their annual vacation, which they usually spend in Indonesia - WRONG. May be they just gather in June or July to discuss their plans of annual vacation that may not necessarily be in June or July as suggested in the original sentence.

E. John and Jane, sometimes joined by friends, go on their annual vacation, which they usually spend in Indonesia, around June or July every year. - WRONG. Redundancy error.

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26 Feb 2020, 13:17
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D. Around June or July, John and Jane, sometimes accompanied by friends, go on their annual vacation, which they usually spend in Indonesia

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26 Feb 2020, 16:07
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(A) is grammatically incorrect. The relative pronoun "that" cannot follow a comma. Using both "annual" and "every year" is also redundant.

Although (B) corrects the original redundancy, it is grammatically incorrect: the relative pronoun "that" cannot follow a comma.

Although (C) corrects the original redundancy, it changes the meaning of the original sentence as a result of replacing the word "sometimes" (appearing in the original sentence after Jane) with "usually".

(D) is the CORRECT ANSWER because it contains no grammatical error and no redundancy. Replacing "joined" with "accompanied" does not constitute a meaning change since these words essentially have the same meaning.

Although (E) corrects the original grammatical mistake, it repeats the original redundancy: the use of both "annual" and "every year".

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26 Feb 2020, 22:20
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Every year, around June or July, John and Jane, sometimes joined by friends, go on their annual vacation, that they usually spend in Indonesia........................every year and annual vacation is redundant....

A. Every year, around June or July, John and Jane, sometimes joined by friends, go on their annual vacation, that they usually spend in Indonesia............INCORRECT

B. John and Jane, sometimes joined by friends, go on their annual vacation, that they usually spend in Indonesia, around June or July....placement of around june or july....and joined by.....INCORRECT

C. Every year, around June or July, John and Jane, usually accompanied by friends, go on vacation, usually spent in Indonesia......repetition of 'usually '
is redundant
D. Around June or July, John and Jane, sometimes accompanied by friends, go on their annual vacation, which they usually spend in Indonesia..........CORRECT

E. John and Jane, sometimes joined by friends, go on their annual vacation, which they usually spend in Indonesia, around June or July every year................every year and annual vacation is redundant....INCORRECT

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26 Feb 2020, 22:41

OFFICIAL EXPLANATION

Every year, around June or July, John and Jane, sometimes joined by friends, go on their annual vacation, that they usually spend in Indonesia.

A. Every year, around June or July, John and Jane, sometimes joined by friends, go on their annual vacation, that they usually spend in Indonesia

This answer choice is grammatically incorrect. The relative pronoun that cannot follow a comma.

What helps us identify this question as a Relative Clause question well as identify the mistake is the following Stop Sign: who, which, that, whose, whom

Also, this answer choice is stylistically flawed. Using both annual and year is redundant.

What helps us identify this question as a redundancy question as well as identify this mistake is the following Stop Sign: annual + year

B. John and Jane, sometimes joined by friends, go on their annual vacation, that they usually spend in Indonesia, around June or July

While this answer choice corrects the original redundancy, it repeats the original grammatical mistake: the relative pronoun that cannot follow a comma.

What helps us identify this question as a Relative Clause question well as identify the mistake is the following Stop Sign: who, which, that, whose, whom

C. Every year, around June or July, John and Jane, usually accompanied by friends, go on vacation, usually spent in Indonesia

While this answer choice corrects both original mistakes, it changes the meaning of the original sentence as a result of replacing the word sometimes (appearing in the original sentence after Jane) with usually.

D. Around June or July, John and Jane, sometimes accompanied by friends, go on their annual vacation, which they usually spend in Indonesia

Replacing joined with accompanied does not constitute a meaning change since these words have the same meaning.

E. John and Jane, sometimes joined by friends, go on their annual vacation, which they usually spend in Indonesia, around June or July every year[/quote]

While this answer choice corrects the original grammatical mistake, it repeats the original stylistic mistake: using both annual and year is redundant.

What helps us identify this question as a redundancy question as well as identify this mistake is the following Stop Sign: annual + year

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