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# In her recently published study, Rubin asserts that most

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In her recently published study, Rubin asserts that most women do not suffer from the empty nest syndrome; they are, in fact, relieved when their children depart.

A. they are, in fact, relieved when their children depart

B. and they are, in fact, relieved when their children departed

C. they are, in fact, relieved when their children departed

D. in fact, they are relieved when their children departed

E. they are relieved at the departure of the children, in fact

Pls explain the difference b/w A and C..

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20 Jan 2006, 06:14
In A "depart" is present tense, in B "departed" is past.

"relieved" is in both cases present perfect.

because, first there has to be the departure of the children and then the relieve, the 2relieved" should be followed by a past tense.

C should be correct.

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20 Jan 2006, 07:42
(A) sounds fine.

tense problem fixed by A. C has problem in the sequence of tense.

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20 Jan 2006, 15:46
I don't see anything wrong with A.

present tense is used ("are") thats why "depart" is fine here.
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20 Jan 2006, 22:28
'A' is the best!

C - wrong in using "departed". It's grammatically wrong.

Here, this will help,
"X is relieved when Y departs" --> is correct.
"X was relived when Y departed" --> is correct.

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16 Jun 2007, 23:47
cool_jonny009 wrote:
In her recently published study, Rubin asserts that most women do not suffer from the empty nest syndrome; they are, in fact, relieved when their children depart.

A. they are, in fact, relieved when their children depart

B. and they are, in fact, relieved when their children departed

C. they are, in fact, relieved when their children departed

D. in fact, they are relieved when their children departed

E. they are relieved at the departure of the children, in fact

Pls explain the difference b/w A and C..

What is the OA? and can someone break down each answer choice and elaborate on why they are wrong?

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02 Oct 2007, 10:53
In her recently published study, Rubin asserts that most women do not suffer from the empty nest syndrome; they are, in fact, relieved when their children depart.

In option A,
'are relieved' (present perfect) is parallel in tense with 'depart'

imo ans is A

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02 Oct 2007, 11:02
cool_jonny009 wrote:
In her recently published study, Rubin asserts that most women do not suffer from the empty nest syndrome; they are, in fact, relieved when their children depart.

A. they are, in fact, relieved when their children depart

B. and they are, in fact, relieved when their children departed

C. they are, in fact, relieved when their children departed

D. in fact, they are relieved when their children departed

E. they are relieved at the departure of the children, in fact

Pls explain the difference b/w A and C..

A is right. Relieved is a past participle serving as an adjective describing women. The sentence is in present tense as it is making a general statement - They are relieved when their children depart. A general statement of truth (such as - Truth always triumphs) is usually written in the present tense.

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02 Oct 2007, 11:55
cool_jonny009 wrote:
In her recently published study, Rubin asserts that most women do not suffer from the empty nest syndrome; they are, in fact, relieved when their children depart.

A. they are, in fact, relieved when their children depart

B. and they are, in fact, relieved when their children departed

C. they are, in fact, relieved when their children departed

D. in fact, they are relieved when their children departed

E. they are relieved at the departure of the children, in fact

Pls explain the difference b/w A and C..

I'd go with A. B,C,D are incorrect past tense. E is wordy and incorrectly phrased.

OA?

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02 Oct 2007, 18:34
cool_jonny009 wrote:
In her recently published study, Rubin asserts that most women do not suffer from the empty nest syndrome; they are, in fact, relieved when their children depart.

A. they are, in fact, relieved when their children depart

B. and they are, in fact, relieved when their children departed

C. they are, in fact, relieved when their children departed

D. in fact, they are relieved when their children departed

E. they are relieved at the departure of the children, in fact

Pls explain the difference b/w A and C..

Depart - Verb

Departed - Adjective. Hence 'C' is no good.

I will go for 'A'

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04 Oct 2007, 20:28
cool_jonny009 wrote:
In her recently published study, Rubin asserts that most women do not suffer from the empty nest syndrome; they are, in fact, relieved when their children depart.

A. they are, in fact, relieved when their children depart

B. and they are, in fact, relieved when their children departed

C. they are, in fact, relieved when their children departed

D. in fact, they are relieved when their children departed

E. they are relieved at the departure of the children, in fact

Pls explain the difference b/w A and C..

B,D cause a sentence fragment.

E: awkward ending "in fact" is not grammatical.

C: not grammatical and I believe this is a sentence fragment. "departed" is wrong.

Ans A.

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05 Oct 2007, 10:34
A doesn't have any errors

are relieved when their children depart
For C to be correct - "were relieved" when their children "departed"

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31 Dec 2008, 18:36
OA is A

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01 Jan 2009, 04:12
Original sentence is very clear and in present tense
A

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