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# In order to evenly and effectively paint a rough surface, it

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07 Oct 2008, 10:08
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In order to evenly and effectively paint a rough surface, it is necessary to sand it and apply primer before applying the paint.
(A) it and apply primer before applying the paint
(B) it and prime it and paint it
(C) it, then prime it, then paint it
(D) the surface and apply primer before you
apply paint to the surface
(E) the surface, apply primer to the surface and then paint it

pls explain

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07 Oct 2008, 10:34
i think A

"it" may seem ambiguous, but i think it clearly refers to "rough surface"
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08 Oct 2008, 13:52
Here is my analysis

(A) it and apply primer before applying the paint
--> Concise and clear in meaning. "it" refers to "a rough surface"
(B) it and prime it and paint it
--> "prime it" carries a different meaning from "apply primer"
(C) it, then prime it, then paint it
--> again, "prime it" is not same as "apply primer"
(D) the surface and apply primer before you apply paint to the surface
--> redundant use of "surface"
(E) the surface, apply primer to the surface and then paint it
--> again, redundant use of "surface"

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11 Oct 2008, 10:47
jitendra wrote:
In order to evenly and effectively paint a rough surface, it is necessary to sand it and apply primer before applying the paint.
(A) it and apply primer before applying the paint
(B) it and prime it and paint it
(C) it, then prime it, then paint it
(D) the surface and apply primer before you
apply paint to the surface
(E) the surface, apply primer to the surface and then paint it

pls explain

I think E expresses the meaning in the best way !!!

A-> here we talk about only two activities and is incorrect unlike E where 3 activities are considered in sequence
B -> and and is wrong
C-> then then is wrong
D-> is wrong
E is perfect !!
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11 Oct 2008, 12:14
Another E.

It in A can be referring to surface or paint.
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11 Oct 2008, 12:17
amitdgr wrote:
Another E.

It in A can be referring to surface or paint.

I think the word 'paint' is used as verb not a noun

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