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# For many travelers, charter vacations often turn out to cost

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305.For many travelers, charter vacations often turn out to cost considerably more than they originally seemed.
(A) they originally seemed
(B) they originally seem to
(C) they seemingly would cost originally
(D) it seemed originally
(E) it originally seemed they would

Pls give Explanations. I dont have OA

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07 Jul 2005, 17:26
A. required past tense to compare between present and past.

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07 Jul 2005, 17:31
B?

Is it acceptable to end a sentence with a preposition?

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07 Jul 2005, 18:14
Ans is 'A'
'seemed' is the appropriate verb tense to use here:

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07 Jul 2005, 19:50
I would go with D
Guys, aren't we comparing costs here?

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08 Jul 2005, 12:06
I believe the vacation turned out costing more, not the cost. Dangling prepositions are not considered to be proper usage, even though manuals of writing style claim that they are acceptable in some circumstances.
My choice is A.

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08 Jul 2005, 17:31
rthothad wrote:
I would go with D. Guys, aren't we comparing costs here?

the sentence is comparing current charter vacations with previous charter vacations. so we need they............

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08 Jul 2005, 19:54
A is just fine

(A) they originally seemed
- They clearly refer to charter vacations
(B) they originally seem to
- OUT need past tense...
(C) they seemingly would cost originally
- seemingly , an adverb modifying what???
(D) it seemed originally
- OUT what does it refer to. If it is referring to cost, the sentence has a different meaning.. replace "it" with the subject. The sentence will look something like this
COST SEEMED ORIGINALLY COST..
(E) it originally seemed they would
- same problem as D

COST ORIGINALLY SEEMED VACATIONS WOULD (COST)

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10 Jul 2005, 21:58
Lets conclude that OA is A, since perezhan doesnot have OA.

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11 Jul 2005, 11:20
I chose D until I read Ritesh's explanations. Yes, I completely agree, the answer has to be A.

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06 Aug 2005, 07:23
I disagree with A even though it is the OA. E is the choice for me. "it seemed x would" is the correct idiom in SWE.

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09 Aug 2005, 11:20
What does IT refer to in E..

IT has no referrent in E. It can not refer to charter vacations, which is plural.

Why A is better because the verb after THAN is ellipted.

Actually A says

they originally seemed (would).

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26 Aug 2005, 11:41
perezhan wrote:
305.For many travelers, charter vacations often turn out to cost considerably more than they originally seemed.
(A) they originally seemed
(B) they originally seem to
(C) they seemingly would cost originally
(D) it seemed originally
(E) it originally seemed they would

Pls give Explanations. I dont have OA

lookk in this case they clearly refer to the vacations.and its a past tense so seemed is better.hence A is the answer

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29 Aug 2005, 04:56
B is out. there is no need to explicitly put in the 'to' at the end
C is awkward
D and E are out. 'it' does not point correctly to plural noun vacations

A is the best chioce. 'they' is the correct pronoun, and 'seemed' is correct as the (to) is implied as in "they originally seemed (to cost)"

A for me.

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29 Aug 2005, 09:55
It should be E. The cost of the vacations is more than what it originally seemed. E has a clear reference. "it" refers to cost and "they" refers to vacations.

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29 Aug 2005, 11:05
HIMALAYA wrote:
rthothad wrote:
I would go with D. Guys, aren't we comparing costs here?

the sentence is comparing current charter vacations with previous charter vacations. so we need they............

It is not comparing the Current cost with Previous cost.

It is comapring the estimated cost with the actual cost.

Is "E" not the best out of the lot

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29 Aug 2005, 15:10
another A for me.

E, "IT originally seemed THEY would" makes no sense. what/who r these prononouns referring to?

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