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In recent years cattle breeders have increasingly used crossbreading , in part that their steers should acquire certain characteristics & partly because crossbreading is said to provide hybrid vigor.

A.in part that their steers should acquire certain characteristics
B. in part for the acquisition of certain characteristics in their steers
C. partly because of their steers acquiring certain characteristics
D. partly because certain characteristics should be acquired by their steers
E. partly to acquire certain characteristics in their steers

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28 Jan 2006, 01:55
jinesh wrote:
In recent years cattle breeders have increasingly used crossbreading , in part that their steers should acquire certain characteristics & partly because crossbreading is said to provide hybrid vigor.

A.in part that their steers should acquire certain characteristics
B. in part for the acquisition of certain characteristics in their steers
C. partly because of their steers acquiring certain characteristics
D. partly because certain characteristics should be acquired by their steers
E. partly to acquire certain characteristics in their steers

I will go with E here.

A. lacks parallelism ( needs to be consistent with "partly...and partly)
B. same as A.
C.steers acquiring is wrong, also changes the meaning of the sentence, which in essence should explain why cross breeding is done
D. passive tense and lacks parallelism ( to provide)
E. fits the bill parallelism maintained throughout.
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28 Jan 2006, 06:23
partly to acquire...partly to provide... is parallel.

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28 Jan 2006, 06:37
but isn't choice "D" parallel ????????

partly because certain characteristics should be acquired by their steers & partly because

...OA is "E"
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but isn't choice "D" parallel ????????

partly because certain characteristics should be acquired by their steers & partly because

...OA is "E"

"should be acquired by~" is unnecessarily wordy and PASSIVE.
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28 Jan 2006, 07:09
Thanx GMATT73
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28 Jan 2006, 15:44
Good SC. I too got D
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14 Jun 2006, 16:49
i don't understand why E is ||... I thought is should be || to "partly because X and partly because Y... and E uses infinitive "to acquire", which is not || to crossbreeding... so I picked D with passive voice for that reason.
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14 Jun 2006, 16:58
I thought E as well, I think the ||ism is due to - partly X, and partly Y

D - characteristics should be acquired by their steers is awkward
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14 Jun 2006, 16:59
u2lover wrote:
i don't understand why E is ||... I thought is should be || to "partly because X and partly because Y... and E uses infinitive "to acquire", which is not || to crossbreeding... so I picked D with passive voice for that reason.

'to acquire" does not have to be || with crossbreeding. Crossbreeding is a noun..not a verb in this case.

"to acquire" only needs to be || with "to provide"
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14 Jun 2006, 17:08
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u2lover wrote:
i don't understand why E is ||... I thought is should be || to "partly because X and partly because Y... and E uses infinitive "to acquire", which is not || to crossbreeding... so I picked D with passive voice for that reason.

'to acquire" does not have to be || with crossbreeding. Crossbreeding is a noun..not a verb in this case.

"to acquire" only needs to be || with "to provide"

I see it now! Thanks TeHCM
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14 Jun 2006, 22:09
Will go with E.

A/B not ||. C and D have awkward construction
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15 Jun 2006, 00:24
A and B - Out. Use of word 'in part'.
C and D - Out. Use of word 'because' twice.
E - Lonely and hence my pick.
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15 Jun 2006, 12:40
Go with E as well for the above reasons.

D is wrong becaues 1) it is awkward and 2) it changes the meaning of the sentence.

D says that cattle breeders use crossbreading because their steers should have certain characteristics.

E more clearly states that cattle breeders use crossbreading so that their steers can acquire certain characteristics.
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15 Jun 2006, 12:53
it should be starting from partly "in part" doesnt make sense...
so it boils down to C,D and E.
to provide and to acquire go hand in hand together.. so it should be E.[/b]
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15 Jun 2006, 22:45
A,B -> lacks parallelism
C, D ---> awkward

E for parallelism --> 'to acquire'... 'to provide'
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Re: In recent years cattle breeders have increasingly used [#permalink]

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13 Feb 2013, 11:02
I went with D initially ... but E is proved to be correct ... Thanks!
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Re: In recent years cattle breeders have increasingly used [#permalink]

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13 Feb 2013, 13:19
A. in part that their steers should acquire certain characteristics - Not parallel
B. in part for the acquisition of certain characteristics in their steers - Not parallel
C. partly because of their steers acquiring certain characteristics - Not parallel
D. partly because certain characteristics should be acquired by their steers - meaning change
E. partly to acquire certain characteristics in their steers

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