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Everyone of us have understood that without him helping us

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Everyone of us have understood that without him helping us we would not have succeeded in our program over the past six months

a. Everyone of us have understood that without him helping us
b. Everyone of us has understood that without his helping us
c. Everyone of us have understood that without his help
d. Everyone of us has understood that without him helping us
e. Every single one of us have understood that without him helping us

A thoroughly frightened child was seen by her cowering in the corner of the room.

a. A thoroughly frightened child was seen by her cowering in the corner of the room.
b. Cowering in the corner of the room a thoroughly frightened child was seen by her.
c. She saw, cowering in the corner of the room, a thoroughly frightened child.
d. A thoroughly frightened child, cowering in the corner of the room, was seen by her.
e. She saw a thoroughly frightened child who was cowering in the corner of the room.
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15 Mar 2006, 17:11
1. 'Everyone' is singular , so 'has' is required.

A & C are out.
E is wordy
Between B & D.

usage of 'his helping us' is wrong.

Will opt for D.

2. Modifier quesion.
D is my choice
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15 Mar 2006, 17:18
(1) D for Subject-Verb agreement and

(2) E - in active voice and uses modifier correctly .
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15 Mar 2006, 17:48
Yes, E is the choice for Question #2.

Thanks chuckle.
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15 Mar 2006, 19:58
Q1)
as vs have --> go with has since everyone is singular
Between b and d, go with d. 'him helping us' is the correct form.
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15 Mar 2006, 20:00
Q2)
a. awkward
b. awkward
d. Reject -> passive voice

Between c and e, e looks a better choice though c isn't all that bad.
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15 Mar 2006, 23:14
SC1: IMO it's D. 'has' is required and 'without him helping us' is correct.
SC2: It has to be E. Simple and concise.

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16 Mar 2006, 02:41
1) ^ D ^

We need "has" after everyone.

a. Everyone of us have understood that without him helping us

b. Everyone of us has understood that without his helping us ---> "his" is wrong here

c. Everyone of us have understood that without his help

e. Every single one of us have understood that without him helping us

2) ^ E ^

a. A thoroughly frightened child was seen by her cowering in the corner of the room. ---> wrong modifier

b. Cowering in the corner of the room a thoroughly frightened child was seen by her. ---> we need a comma after "room"

c. She saw, cowering in the corner of the room, a thoroughly frightened child. ---> wrong modifier

d. A thoroughly frightened child, cowering in the corner of the room, was seen by her. ---> passive
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16 Mar 2006, 09:29
D for 1st one. (everyone is always singular and its not a SANAM)
E for 2nd one. (active)
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16 Mar 2006, 10:44
in the second question if "cowering in the corner of the room" is the modifier for "she", then is nothing wrong with it and is correct one.
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16 Mar 2006, 12:24
i choose C for question 2.

what's wrong with C?

it's nice and short, and makes sense. i don't see a modifier problem. please elaborate on the incorrectness of C.
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16 Mar 2006, 13:53
djcham wrote:
i choose C for question 2.

what's wrong with C?

it's nice and short, and makes sense. i don't see a modifier problem. please elaborate on the incorrectness of C.

C has modifier problem.

c. She saw, cowering in the corner of the room, a thoroughly frightened child.

It sounds like She was cowering .... of the room. But it was not intended from original sentence.
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16 Mar 2006, 14:13
To Ketrin1 and djcham

C)She saw, cowering in the corner of the room, a thoroughly frightened child.

This choice has a modifier problem. It sounds as if the cowering person is "she". However, the person cowering should be "the throughly frightened child"
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16 Mar 2006, 14:19
1 D everyone requires has ..... and him is correct usage
2. E active,concise and clear
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18 Mar 2006, 05:56
No one has answered like OA, but Ketrin1 and djcham for Q2.

So the OA is:
Q1. B. Everyone is singular and requires the singular has. The preposition without requires the gerund helping preceded by the possessive his.

Q2. C. This is suspenseful sentence since what "she saw" is held off to the very last word in the sentence. Also, an active verb, saw, is preferable to the passive was seen.
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18 Mar 2006, 10:20
Vow!!! Both of my answers are wrong
I can at least attempt to understand the answer for Question 1 to be B.
But, I still do not understand the answer for Question 2.
Won't the "Cowering" modify "she" and not the "child" in C???
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18 Mar 2006, 11:01
I disagree on SC2 OA, "E" is the best.

"C" clearly has modifier issue.

What is the source of these questions, karlfurt?
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18 Mar 2006, 12:58
Q2: E doesn't seem right to me. The "who was" is redundant because the past tense is already used in "She saw". The sentence would sound better if "who was" was omitted: eg. "She saw a thoroughly frightened child cowering in the corner of the room."
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18 Mar 2006, 13:10
Both of my answers were wrong too. But I agree with the OAs. First one is definitely B (how could I pick 'him helping' ).

The second question is even more interesting. The important thing to note is that 'cowering in the corner of the room' modifies the 'frightened child'. D is definitely wrong because of passive voice. E is wordy. The modifier 'who was' immidiately follows 'frightened child' without comma. It can be removed without changing the meaning of the sentence in any way. But ofcourse all this is after getting to know the official answer. As they say, hindsight is 20-20.

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18 Mar 2006, 16:17
vipin7um wrote:
Both of my answers were wrong too. But I agree with the OAs. First one is definitely B (how could I pick 'him helping' ).

The second question is even more interesting. The important thing to note is that 'cowering in the corner of the room' modifies the 'frightened child'. D is definitely wrong because of passive voice. E is wordy. The modifier 'who was' immidiately follows 'frightened child' without comma. It can be removed without changing the meaning of the sentence in any way. But ofcourse all this is after getting to know the official answer. As they say, hindsight is 20-20.

- Vipin

I agree with you for the first question.

However, for the second one I still support ^ E ^. In C ,even if "who was" is omitted, we cannot think that it modifes the child because modifier is in wrong place.
18 Mar 2006, 16:17

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