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# In this particular job we have discovered that to be

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12 Mar 2004, 09:27
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In this particular job we have discovered that to be diligent is more important than being bright.

(1) that to be diligent is more important than being bright.
(2) by being diligent is important than being bright.
(3) being diligent is more important than being bright.
(4) diligence is more important than brightness.
(5) for one to be diligent is more important than being bright.

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12 Mar 2004, 09:37
A) looks fine.
I believe "discovered that" is a proper construction.
Choice D is most concise but akward.

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12 Mar 2004, 09:49
D.

Rajbhai are you sure that "that" is part of the underlined portion of the question?

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12 Mar 2004, 09:53
its A..if 'that' is not in the underlined part...then it should be C...

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12 Mar 2004, 09:55
"that" is indeed part of the underlined question. I did double check it.

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12 Mar 2004, 10:10
I will choose D instead of A.
I will give more preference to parallel construction.
Can we have the official answer too?
Thanks,
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12 Mar 2004, 10:14
Rajbhai wrote:
In this particular job we have discovered that to be diligent is more important than being bright.

(A) that to be diligent is more important than being bright.
(B) by being diligent is important than being bright.
(C) being diligent is more important than being bright.
(D) diligence is more important than brightness.
(E) for one to be diligent is more important than being bright.

Parallel construction error in the original statement. A similar form is required on each side of the comparison. тАЬDiligence - brightnessтАЭ

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12 Mar 2004, 11:50
Rajbhai wrote:
In this particular job we have discovered that to be diligent is more important than being bright.

(1) to be diligent is more important than being bright.
(2) by being diligent is important than being bright.
(3) being diligent is more important than being bright.
(4) diligence is more important than brightness.
(5) for one to be diligent is more important than being bright.

there seems to be a problem here.

A relative pronoun is needed in the rest of the choices. I removed
"that" from the underlined sentence. IMO, D is the best

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