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From Long Island to Buffalo, judges are sorting through duelling

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From Long Island to Buffalo, judges are sorting through duelling [#permalink]

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From Long Island to Buffalo, judges are sorting through duelling claims of electoral wrongdoing and election workers are pouring over ballots trying to determine the voters‘ intent.
A. judges are sorting through duelling claims of electoral wrongdoing and election workers are pouring over ballots trying to determine
B. judges were sorting in duelling claims of electoral wrongdoing and election workers pour over ballots trying to determine
C. judges are sorting from duelling claims of electoral wrongdoing and election workers are pouring over ballots trying in an effort for determining
D. judges are sorting through dual claims of electoral wrongdoing but election workers are pouring over ballots for trying to determine
E. judges sort through duelling claims of electoral wrongdoing and election workers are pouring over ballots determining

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Re: From Long Island to Buffalo, judges are sorting through duelling [#permalink]

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Re: From Long Island to Buffalo, judges are sorting through duelling [#permalink]

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Hi,
Do we need comma before "trying to determine"?
IMHO,"trying to determine something" should modifies the preceding sentence.

Please share your thoughts
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Re: From Long Island to Buffalo, judges are sorting through duelling [#permalink]

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From Long Island to Buffalo, judges are sorting through duelling claims of electoral wrongdoing and election workers are pouring over ballots trying to determine the voters‘ intent.
A. judges are sorting through duelling claims of electoral wrongdoing and election workers are pouring over ballots trying to determine
B. judges were sorting in duelling claims of electoral wrongdoing and election workers pour over ballots trying to determine
C. judges are sorting from duelling claims of electoral wrongdoing and election workers are pouring over ballots trying in an effort for determining
D. judges are sorting through dual claims of electoral wrongdoing but election workers are pouring over ballots for trying to determine
E. judges sort through duelling claims of electoral wrongdoing and election workers are pouring over ballots determining


My reasoning:

A- ok , keep it
B-tense error , not intended as in question stem..
C-trying to determine is better than Trying in for determining , sorting through is correct..
D-changes meaning
E-same as B.
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Re: From Long Island to Buffalo, judges are sorting through duelling [#permalink]

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Hi,
Do we need comma before "trying to determine"?
IMHO,"trying to determine something" should modifies the preceding sentence.

Please share your thoughts
Thanks :-)


Yes, a comma is required in order that present participle "trying to..." refers to the subject of the previous clause "election workers". Without a comma, it seems that the ballots are trying.
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Re: From Long Island to Buffalo, judges are sorting through duelling [#permalink]

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sobby wrote:
nitiny wrote:
From Long Island to Buffalo, judges are sorting through duelling claims of electoral wrongdoing and election workers are pouring over ballots trying to determine the voters‘ intent.
A. judges are sorting through duelling claims of electoral wrongdoing and election workers are pouring over ballots trying to determine
B. judges were sorting in duelling claims of electoral wrongdoing and election workers pour over ballots trying to determine
C. judges are sorting from duelling claims of electoral wrongdoing and election workers are pouring over ballots trying in an effort for determining
D. judges are sorting through dual claims of electoral wrongdoing but election workers are pouring over ballots for trying to determine
E. judges sort through duelling claims of electoral wrongdoing and election workers are pouring over ballots determining


My reasoning:

A- ok , keep it
B-tense error , not intended as in question stem..
C-trying to determine is better than Trying in for determining , sorting through is correct..
D-changes meaning
E-same as B.


Is "for trying to determine" a correct idiom here? Shouldn't it be just "trying to determine"?
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Re: From Long Island to Buffalo, judges are sorting through duelling [#permalink]

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New post 07 Sep 2017, 19:13
Why dont we require a comma before "trying to determine" in option A

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Re: From Long Island to Buffalo, judges are sorting through duelling [#permalink]

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New post 07 Sep 2017, 20:21
My reasoning:

A- Fine for now....go to other choices
B-Tense problem..Should be in present continous
C-Wrong idiom...Sorting from duelling claims
D-Meaning changed
E-same as B.
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