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# In geometry, polygons with up to twelve sides have different given nam

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In geometry, polygons with up to twelve sides have different given names; however, if the number of sides is greater than twelve, name the polygon by placing the suffix "gon" after the number of sides in the polygons.

A) if the number of sides is greater than twelve, name the polygon by placing the suffix "gon" after the number of sides in the polygons.

B) if the number of sides is higher than twelve, the polygon is named by placing the suffix "gon" after the number of sides in the polygons.

C) if the number of sides is higher than twelve, name the polygon by placing the suffix "gon" after the number of sides in the polygons.

D) if the number of sides is greater than twelve, the polygon is named by placing the suffix "gon" after the number of sides in the polygons.

E) if the number of sides is higher than twelve, place the suffix "gon" after the number of sides in the polygons.

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Re: In geometry, polygons with up to twelve sides have different given nam [#permalink]

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09 Sep 2017, 14:24
D.

No. Of sides is countable. So, greater is the apt Adjective. Boils it down to A,D.

First part of sentence ie.non underlined portion is in Active Voice.To maintain parallelism,later half should be also in Active Voice. A has Passive construction.So discarded. D is in properly Active Voice throughout.

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11 Jun 2018, 12:00
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In geometry, polygons with up to twelve sides have different given names; however, if the number of sides is greater than twelve, name the polygon by placing the suffix "gon" after the number of sides in the polygons.

A) if the number of sides is greater than twelve, name the polygon by placing the suffix "gon" after the number of sides in the polygons.

B) if the number of sides is higher than twelve, the polygon is named by placing the suffix "gon" after the number of sides in the polygons.

C) if the number of sides is higher than twelve, name the polygon by placing the suffix "gon" after the number of sides in the polygons.

D) if the number of sides is greater than twelve, the polygon is named by placing the suffix "gon" after the number of sides in the polygons.

E) if the number of sides is higher than twelve, place the suffix "gon" after the number of sides in the polygons.

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This question focuses on idiom and verb form. The first half of this sentence is written in the present indicative tense, and the second half of the sentence is written in the form of a command. The second half of the sentence introduces the implied pronoun you, which is not mentioned anywhere within the first half of the sentence. In order to agree with the first half of the sentence, the second half of the sentence should be in the indicative mood as well. The idiom greater than is correct.

A) The second half of the sentence introduces the implied pronoun you, which is not mentioned anywhere within the first half of the sentence. In order to agree with the first half of the sentence, the second half of the sentence should be in the indicative mood as well.

B) Higher than is not the correct idiom; the correct idiom is greater than.

C) The second half of the sentence introduces the implied pronoun you, which is not mentioned anywhere within the first half of the sentence. In order to agree with the first half of the sentence, the second half of the sentence should be in the indicative mood as well. Higher than is not the correct idiom; the correct idiom is greater than.

D) This sentence is correct as is. The second half of the sentence agrees with the first half of the sentence, and the idiom greater than is the correct idiom.

E) The second half of the sentence introduces the implied pronoun you, which is not mentioned anywhere within the first half of the sentence. In order to agree with the first half of the sentence, the second half of the sentence should be in the indicative mood as well. Higher than is not the correct idiom; the correct idiom is greater than.
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Re: In geometry, polygons with up to twelve sides have different given nam [#permalink]

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12 Jun 2018, 06:17
polygon is named by placing
in this pattern, placing refers to polygon. is this correct
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