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In recent years cattle breeders have increasingly used

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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
Explain your choices.
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02 Aug 2004, 09:58
E is my FA.

D has a passive tone apart from "should" which is not needed.
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02 Aug 2004, 19:53
My pick would be D. Point taken its a passive voice, Still, I prefer D.

I am somehow not very much convinced on the sentence formation "to acquire certain characteristics in their steer" Is it right ?

Need some clarification. Thanks
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02 Aug 2004, 20:05
E is fine to me. Active voice is certainly prefered over passive one and E is also more concise.
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04 Aug 2004, 04:00
The OA is D - reason - active voice is preferred over the passive voice.
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04 Aug 2004, 04:03
I think you meant the OA is E. I remember this question from ETS paper tests and I think the answer is E
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04 Aug 2004, 21:20
OlegC, you are right , i made a mistake. The OA is E.
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