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# In recent years cattle breeders have increasingly used crossbreeding,

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12 Aug 2017, 00:36
rohansherry wrote:
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

Imo E

A in part is wrong as it seem to suggest that the acquisition of the characteristics happened in parts.
B again same error as A
C is suggesting that steers on their own acquired the characteristics which is not the case .
D does not have parallelsim
E Correct
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09 Sep 2017, 17:10
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
- "in part" should be "partly" to be // to "partly" after the underline. also, illogical meaning -- "steers" cannot acquire certain characteristics

(B) in part for the acquisition of certain characteristics in their steers
- same as "A". "for the acquisition of" = awkward, unidiomatic.

(C) partly because of their steers acquiring certain characteristics
- illogical meaning -- "steers" cannot acquire certain characteristics

(D) partly because certain characteristics should be acquired by their steers
- same as "C"

(E) partly to acquire certain characteristics in their steers
- correct as is

couple of important things: 1) illogical meaning (steers CANNOT acquire certain characteristics); 2) maintain //ism: "partly" (kind of seen as a list)

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