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For people who have never worked for a living, any job """"may instill a valuable sense of self-worth and open doors to better jobs in the future"""".
(A) may instill a valuable sense of self-worth and open doors to better jobs in the future
(B) might instill for them a valuable sense of self- worth and to open doors to better jobs in the future
(C) may, in them, instill a valuable sense of self-worth, opening their doors to better jobs in the future
(D) opening the door later for a better job and giving them a valuable sense of self-worth now
(E) may open the door for a better job later and giving them a valuable sense now of their self-worth

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11 Aug 2004, 00:20
I will go with A here.

Few points
1. C has 'them, 'their' - very messy.
2. D and E alters intent of the sentence...so out.
3. A and B look good...however 'B' has this parallelism 'to open doors' 'to better jobs' - sounds weird.
4. So A 'may' be it by POE.

However, thought this 'may' (or should I say 'might') be useful!!

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11 Aug 2004, 10:15
A is my choice.

Reasons for Elimination
1. B, C, & E are out due to poor parallel structure 'instill' not parallel with 'opening/giving'
2. D is messed up by itself. 'any job opening.... '
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29 Jun 2007, 10:33
DMJ wrote:
For people who have never worked for a living, any job """"may instill a valuable sense of self-worth and open doors to better jobs in the future"""".
(A) may instill a valuable sense of self-worth and open doors to better jobs in the future
(B) might instill for them a valuable sense of self- worth and to open doors to better jobs in the future
(C) may, in them, instill a valuable sense of self-worth, opening their doors to better jobs in the future
(D) opening the door later for a better job and giving them a valuable sense of self-worth now
(E) may open the door for a better job later and giving them a valuable sense now of their self-worth

A. parallel structure. may instill....and....open
B. not parallel. might instill ...and ...to open
C. not too sure about the exact syntax on why this is wrong but their and them sound awkward
can anyone tell me exactly why this is wrong?
D. incomplete sentence.
E. not parallel. may open.and...giving
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30 Jun 2007, 01:26
Hi bmwhype2,

I also thought of C first but the usage of 'Opening their doors' looks weired so i will opt for A.
30 Jun 2007, 01:26
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