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# Ignorance is not equal to stupidity, since you can often

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Ignorance is not equal to stupidity, since you can often correct ignorance but the same is not true of stupidity

(A) since you can often correct ignorance but the same is not true of stupidity
(B) because it can be corrected and the other cannot
(C) for ignorance can often be corrected but stupidity cannot
(D) because of the correctable nature of ignorance
(E) because the two differ regarding ability for correction

OA is not clear to me at all.

Originally posted by imaggic on 15 Nov 2011, 12:40.
Last edited by Mahmud6 on 04 Jan 2018, 03:21, edited 1 time in total.
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15 Nov 2011, 15:33
78) Ignorance is not equal to stupidity, since you can often correct ignorance but the same is not true of stupidity

(A) since you can often correct ignorance but the same is not true of stupidity.
"you", shouldn't be there because the sentence didnot indicate that this is a connversation or something, and even so, its not clear whom it refering to.
(B) because it can be corrected and the other cannot
"it" is not obvious whether it is refering to ignorance or stupidity, and in turn, "ther other" is not clear who it refering to.
(C) for ignorance can often be corrected but stupidity cannot.
this is the best answer as it is clear and concise and gramatically corret
(D) because of the correctable nature of ignorance.
this ignores stupidity and awkward rephrase and wordy enough to make you think it is correct
(E) because the two differ regarding ability for correction
this doesn't show the difference between ignorance and stupidity. and it is not clear what does it mean

so the correct answer is C
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15 Nov 2011, 15:37
C indeed looks good here. But in general, none of the choices sound right.
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15 Nov 2011, 16:32
C.

78) Ignorance is not equal to stupidity, since you can often correct ignorance but the same is not true of stupidity
(A) since you can often correct ignorance but the same is not true of stupidity
Not parallel. You is not parallel to stupidity.
(B) because it can be corrected and the other cannot
Unclear.
(C) for ignorance can often be corrected but stupidity cannot
Clear and correct.
(D) because of the correctable nature of ignorance
(E) because the two differ regarding ability for correction
Wordy and unclear which is correctable.
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15 Nov 2011, 17:29
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imaggic wrote:
78) Ignorance is not equal to stupidity, since you can often correct ignorance but the same is not true of stupidity
(A) since you can often correct ignorance but the same is not true of stupidity
(B) because it can be corrected and the other cannot
(C) for ignorance can often be corrected but stupidity cannot
(D) because of the correctable nature of ignorance
(E) because the two differ regarding ability for correction
OA is not clear to me at all.

I simply choose C after 10 second because of the existence of comma. When subordinate clause go after the independent clause, SC will not need the comma before it.

Recommend: you should read more about coordinator FANBOYS (for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so) and subordinate clause.

Hope that help
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15 Nov 2011, 17:54
"for ignorance" makes the sentence weird.
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16 Nov 2011, 04:41
+1 for C.

"for" here is acting as "because".

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16 Nov 2011, 10:48
tuanquang269 wrote:
imaggic wrote:
78) Ignorance is not equal to stupidity, since you can often correct ignorance but the same is not true of stupidity
(A) since you can often correct ignorance but the same is not true of stupidity
(B) because it can be corrected and the other cannot
(C) for ignorance can often be corrected but stupidity cannot
(D) because of the correctable nature of ignorance
(E) because the two differ regarding ability for correction
OA is not clear to me at all.

I simply choose C after 10 second because of the existence of comma. When subordinate clause go after the independent clause, SC will not need the comma before it.

Recommend: you should read more about coordinator FANBOYS (for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so) and subordinate clause.

Hope that help

Ignorance is not equal to stupidity - independent clause
ignorance can often be corrected but stupidity cannot - independent clause

Both the independent clause must be added with FANBOYS word. hence C is correct.
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17 Nov 2011, 21:21
+1 C

(A) "since" doesn't mean "because" in SC. Only in SC!
(B) "and" is wrong. we need "but".
(C) "for" means "because". Right.
(D) The meaning is not complete.
(E) It is not clear.
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04 Jan 2018, 02:25
imaggic wrote:
"for ignorance" makes the sentence weird.

Nope it doesn't. the word "For" is used in the form of because. Just as the word "As" can have multiple meanings, the same goes with the word "for".
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