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Houseflies that hatch in summer live only about three weeks,

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Houseflies that hatch in summer live only about three weeks, but those that emerge in the cooler days of fall often live longer than six months.

(A) weeks, but those that emerge in the cooler days of fall often live
(B) weeks, but those that emerge in the cooler days of fall often live as long or
(C) weeks, which is different from those that emerge in the cooler days of fall and often live
(D) weeks; then those that emerge in the cooler days of fall often live as long as or
(E) weeks; this is different from those that emerge in the cooler days of fall, who often live

Originally posted by ayushi on 25 Oct 2006, 17:05.
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New post 25 Oct 2006, 17:35
It has to be A. No need for semicolon, "but" connects both parts just fine.
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New post 25 Oct 2006, 19:51
ayushi wrote:
Houseflies that hatch in summer live only about three weeks, but those that emerge in the cooler days of fall often live longer than six months.
(A) weeks, but those that emerge in the cooler days of fall often live
(B) weeks, but those that emerge in the cooler days of fall often live as long or
(C) weeks, which is different from those that emerge in the cooler days of fall and often live
(D) weeks; then those that emerge in the cooler days of fall often live as long as or
(E) weeks; this is different from those that emerge in the cooler days of fall, who often live


we can't use "as long as" if we are using "but" in this context.

Hence, D & B are out.
Which is wrongly used in C.
"Who" can't be used for a fly. It is meant only for a human being :wink: Not E.

Left with A.
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New post 25 Oct 2006, 23:10
Yes, but is a perfect conjunction. The original reads fine here.
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Houseflies that hatch in summer live only about three weeks, but those that emerge in the cooler days of fall often live longer than six months.

(A) weeks, but those that emerge in the cooler days of fall often live

(B) weeks, but those that emerge in the cooler days of fall often live as long or

(C) weeks, which is different from those that emerge in the cooler days of fall and often live

(D) weeks; then those that emerge in the cooler days of fall often live as long as or

(E) weeks; this is different from those that emerge in the cooler days of fall, who often live


Answer A.

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