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# In recent years cattle breeders have increasingly used

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396. In recent years cattle breeders have increasingly used crossbreeding, in part that their steers should acquire certain characteristics and partly because crossbreeding 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 Nov 2006, 08:11
partly because ... partly because .

should be between C and D.

C seems best.
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28 Nov 2006, 08:42
A & B out for obvious reasons.

To me it seems that 'C' changes the meaning. I prefer 'D'.

D is my choice.
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28 Nov 2006, 09:42
In recent years cattle breeders have increasingly used crossbreeding, in part that their steers should acquire certain characteristics and partly because crossbreeding is said to provide hybrid vigor.
(A) in part that their steers should acquire certain characteristics not parallel in part/parly(B) in part for the acquisition of certain characteristics in their steers incorrect usage of acqusition
(C) partly because of their steers acquiring certain characteristics wrong tense
(D) partly because certain characteristics should be acquired by their steers wordy
(E) partly to acquire certain characteristics in their steers partly to.... partly to parallel
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28 Nov 2006, 12:08
I pick E....

It explains the purpose of crossbreeding.....
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28 Nov 2006, 20:59
SimaQ wrote:
I pick E....

It explains the purpose of crossbreeding.....

E says the cattle breeders will aqquire certain characterestics in their steers.

D makes more sense, even if it is passive
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29 Nov 2006, 22:52
well, folks the OA is E................But my concern really is that how can cattle breeders acquire ccertain characteristics in their steers......................is it not for the cattle to imbibe those characteristics ..............
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30 Nov 2006, 21:46
D.

Parallelism: partly because ... and partly because ...

"certain characteristics should be acquired by their steers" sounds fine to me.
30 Nov 2006, 21:46
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