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# In a typical relay race, the baton is passed from one runner to the ne

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In a typical relay race, the baton is passed from one runner to the next on the same team, and each team wants its last runner to finish before any other team's can do so.

A. each team wants its last runner to finish before any other team's can do so
B. every team wants their last runner to finish before each other team's last runner can do so
C. all teams want their last runners to finish before the last runners of every team can finish
D. every team wants its last runner to finish before the last runners of all teams can finish
E. each team wants their last runner to finish before the last runner of any other team can finish
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10 Jan 2018, 19:14
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C and D logic error
B and E uses plural their

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10 Jan 2018, 19:47
A implies that team can do so. I think it's E

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10 Jan 2018, 21:15
[quote="karthikkaushik91"]A implies that team can do so. I think it's E

its TEAM'S (POSSESIVE FORM)
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10 Jan 2018, 21:53
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E?

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it is A my friend. "any other " is the key word
karthikkaushik91, does it make sense to you?
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10 Jan 2018, 22:27
+1 A

A. each team wants its last runner to finish before any other team's can do so-Looks perfect hold.
B. every team wants their last runner to finish before each other team's last runner can do so-every team-their wrong SV agreement
C. all teams want their last runners to finish before the last runners of every team can finish-This sentence is logically wrong.The use of every implies that any team wants its last runner to finish before the last runner of its own team.This sentence would be correct if every other team were used instead of every team
D. every team wants its last runner to finish before the last runners of all teams can finish-same error as C
E. each team wants their last runner to finish before the last runner of any other team can finish - each team-their wrong SV agreement[/color]
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22 May 2018, 06:59

Magoosh Official Explanation:

Split #1: to compare one of a group to the whole group, we need the word "other". The answer choices omitting "other" make the logical mistake discuss in this post; these choices, (C) & (D), are incorrect.

Split #2: "each team" and "every team" are singular, so we need the singular pronoun "its", not the plural pronoun "their". Choices (B) & (E) make this mistake and are incorrect.

Split #3: repeated words in comparisons. The first part talk about one team's "last runner", so we can compare this to another team's last runner, or we can just compare it to "another team's". The possessive alone is sufficient to denote the second term of the comparison.

Split #4: repeating a predicate. When the same action is repeated in a sentence, we can repeat the same verb "… before any other team's can finish" or we can use the generic substitute "… before any other team's can do so." Either is correct.

Because of these splits, choice (A) is the only possible answer.
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