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# GMAT v2f Cosmology is is the study of the universe in

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Cosmology is is the study of the universe in totality, cosmetology is the treatment of skin, of hair, and nails

b. the study of the universe in its totality, cosmetology being the treatment of skin, hair,
c. the studying of the universe in its totality; cosmetology studies the treatment of skin, hair, and
d. the study of the universe in its totality; cosmetology is the treatment of skin, hair, and
e. to study the universe in its totality, while cosmetology is to treat skin, hair, and

please explain the use of the semi-colon to me as well!!

thanks
The correct answer is D actually

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01 Jan 2009, 11:24
hbs2012 wrote:
GMAT v2f
Cosmology is the study of the universe in totality, cosmetology is the treatment of skin, of hair, and nails

a. the study of the universe in totality, cosmetology is the treatment of skin, of hair, and
b. the study of the universe in its totality, cosmetology being the treatment of skin, hair,
c. the studying of the universe in its totality; cosmetology studies the treatment of skin, hair, and
d. the study of the universe in its totality; cosmetology is the treatment of skin, hair, and
e. to study the universe in its totality, while cosmetology is to treat skin, hair, and

please explain the use of the semi-colon to me as well!!

thanks
The correct answer is D actually

a. run-on.
b. run-on and awakward.
c. studying sounds not good.
d. two independent clauses seperated by semi-colon (;).
e. another awakward construction.
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02 Jan 2009, 15:49
hbs2012 wrote:
GMAT v2f
Cosmology is is the study of the universe in totality, cosmetology is the treatment of skin, of hair, and nails

b. the study of the universe in its totality, cosmetology being the treatment of skin, hair,
c. the studying of the universe in its totality; cosmetology studies the treatment of skin, hair, and
d. the study of the universe in its totality; cosmetology is the treatment of skin, hair, and
e. to study the universe in its totality, while cosmetology is to treat skin, hair, and

please explain the use of the semi-colon to me as well!!

thanks
The correct answer is D actually

whenever a semicolon is used makes sure that the sentences that are separated by the semicolon are independent sentences.

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03 Jan 2009, 01:34
Cosmology is is the study of the universe in totality, cosmetology is the treatment of skin, of hair, and nails....not parallel ...treatment of X,of X and of Z ...is the required format ..b. the study of the universe in its totality, cosmetology being the treatment of skin, hair,.....use of being makes it passive .
c. the studying of the universe in its totality; cosmetology studies the treatment of skin, hair, and ...studying and studies are not parallel..
d. the study of the universe in its totality; cosmetology is the treatment of skin, hair, and....correct choice ..
e. to study the universe in its totality, while cosmetology is to treat skin, hair, and...akward sentense construction .
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