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In a crowded, acquisitive world, the disapperance of

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In a crowded, acquisitive world, the disapperance of lifestyles such as those once followed by southern Africa's Bushmen and Australia's aborigines, requiring vast wild spaces and permitting little accumulation of goods, seem inevitably doomed.
(B) requiring vast wild spaces and permitting little accumulation of goods, seems to be inevitably doomed
Â© which require vast wild spaces and permit little accumulation of goods, seems to be inevitably doomed
(D) life-styles that require vast wild spaces and permit little accumulation of goods, seem inevitable
(E) life-stlyes requiring vast wild spaces and permitting little accumulation of goods, seems inevitable

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10 May 2005, 13:14
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I will go with E
We need singular 'seems' to modify 'the disappearance', so 'A' & 'D' can be eliminated
C - 'which' refers to aborigines, so this can be eliminated.
'seems inevitable' in 'E' is shorter than the one in 'B' and also the mention of life-styles in 'E' is better
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10 May 2005, 13:15
perezhan wrote:
In a crowded, acquisitive world, the disapperance of lifestyles such as those once followed by southern Africa's Bushmen and Australia's aborigines, requiring vast wild spaces and permitting little accumulation of goods, seem inevitably doomed.
(B) requiring vast wild spaces and permitting little accumulation of goods, seems to be inevitably doomed
(C) which require vast wild spaces and permit little accumulation of goods, seems to be inevitably doomed
(D) life-styles that require vast wild spaces and permit little accumulation of goods, seem inevitable
(E) life-stlyes requiring vast wild spaces and permitting little accumulation of goods, seems inevitable

the disapperance ... seems - A and D are out.
E drops doomed... not good
I don't like requiring, because it doesn't make it clear if it is disapperance or lifestyles.

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10 May 2005, 14:39
I pick E.
the non-restrictive clause in C, can only be referring to Australia's aborigines.
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10 May 2005, 18:46
(E) life-stlyes requiring vast wild spaces and permitting little accumulation of goods, seems inevitable
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10 May 2005, 19:03
(A) - 'inevitably' is redundant as doomed would mean the outcome is inevitable

(B) requiring vast wild spaces and permitting little accumulation of goods, seems to be inevitably doomed
- 'inevitably' is redundant as doomed would mean the outcome is inevitable

C) which require vast wild spaces and permit little accumulation of goods, seems to be inevitably doomed
- 'inevitably' is redundant as doomed would mean the outcome is inevitable

(D) life-styles that require vast wild spaces and permit little accumulation of goods, seem inevitable
- 'seem' is the wrong tense for singular disappearance

(E) life-stlyes requiring vast wild spaces and permitting little accumulation of goods, seems inevitable

- E for me.
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11 May 2005, 08:56
I am between B/E

Not too sure of either of the one.
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11 May 2005, 09:04
E it is.

A, B and C sound like "Australia's aborigines" requiring, but actually should be lifestyle requiring.

between D and E. "Lifestyle" is singular, so we should have "seems"
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11 May 2005, 15:25
E says:

... the disapperance ... seems to be <B> inevitably doomed </B>

if not wrong, at least a little redundant to me.
doom has the meaning of 'the fate is fixed' or inevitable[/b]
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24 Jul 2007, 12:02
i like this question a lot. ETS threw in a resumptive modifier in the middle of the stem rather at the end.

In a crowded, acquisitive world, the disapperance of lifestyles such as those once followed by southern Africa's Bushmen and Australia's aborigines, life-stlyes requiring vast wild spaces and permitting little accumulation of goods, seems inevitable.

perezhan wrote:
In a crowded, acquisitive world, the disapperance of lifestyles such as those once followed by southern Africa's Bushmen and Australia's aborigines, requiring vast wild spaces and permitting little accumulation of goods, seem inevitably doomed.

(B) requiring vast wild spaces and permitting little accumulation of goods, seems to be inevitably doomed

(C) which require vast wild spaces and permit little accumulation of goods, seems to be inevitably doomed

(D) life-styles that require vast wild spaces and permit little accumulation of goods, seem inevitable
disappearance (of lifestyles such as..) seemS

(E) life-stlyes requiring vast wild spaces and permitting little accumulation of goods, seems inevitable
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24 Jul 2007, 12:29
Amazing question !!!. I initially went for C but missed the bigger picture of resumptive modifiers. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAArg
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16 Jan 2009, 18:13
In this sentence "In a crowded, acquisitive world, the disapperance of lifestyles such as those once
followed by southern Africa's Bushmen and Australia's aborigines, requiring vast wild
spaces and permitting little accumulation of goods, seem inevitably doomed.", I think crowded and acquisitive modify world. In my grammar, "in a crowded, acquisitive world" should be " in a crowded and acquisitive world".
Is there a rule regarding use of "and"?
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16 Jan 2009, 21:06
perezhan wrote:
In a crowded, acquisitive world, the disapperance of lifestyles such as those once followed by southern Africa's Bushmen and Australia's aborigines, requiring vast wild spaces and permitting little accumulation of goods, seem inevitably doomed.
(B) requiring vast wild spaces and permitting little accumulation of goods, seems to be inevitably doomed
(C) which require vast wild spaces and permit little accumulation of goods, seems to be inevitably doomed
(D) life-styles that require vast wild spaces and permit little accumulation of goods, seem inevitable
(E) life-stlyes requiring vast wild spaces and permitting little accumulation of goods, seems inevitable

A and D are out for incorrect verb "seem".
C is also out for "which".
B is also out for the same reason as C has. what refersto "which"? Ambigious.
So E, clear and concise, remains..
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17 Jan 2009, 16:04
E seems to be right...what is the OA?

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