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It may someday be worthwhile to try to recover uranium from seawater, but at present this process is prohibitively expensive.

(A) lt may someday be worthwhile to try to recover uranium from seawater
(B) Someday, it may be worthwhile to try and recover uranium from seawater
(C) Trying to recover uranium out of seawater may someday be worthwhile
(D) To try for the recovery of uranium out of seawater may someday be worthwhile
(E) Recovering uranium from seawater may be worthwhile to try to do someday
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New post 29 Apr 2009, 11:54
I am between A and C..

I'd go with A..

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New post 29 Apr 2009, 15:05
IMO B

(A) lt may someday be worthwhile to try to recover uranium from seawater
(B) Someday, it may be worthwhile to try and recover uranium from seawater
(C) Trying to recover uranium out of seawater may someday be worthwhile
(D) To try for the recovery of uranium out of seawater may someday be worthwhile
(E) Recovering uranium from seawater may be worthwhile to try to do someday

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New post 30 Apr 2009, 10:52
B is the only choice in which the perellelism error is not present. The subjects of the two phrases, Someday and present are compared correctly in B.
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New post 30 Apr 2009, 17:08
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B is the only choice in which the perellelism error is not present. The subjects of the two phrases, Someday and present are compared correctly in B.


I disagree.. "try and" is not a correct idiom.. "try TO" is.

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IMO A.
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It may someday be worthwhile to try to recover uranium from seawater, but at present this process is prohibitively expensive.

(A) lt may someday be worthwhile to try to recover uranium from seawater --> best choice. Artificial subject it correctly fulfill the role of referring to all the process of to try to recover uranium from seawater and recover sth from sth is idiomatic.
(B) Someday, it may be worthwhile to try and recover uranium from seawater --> to try and recover is problematic
(C) Trying to recover uranium out of seawater may someday be worthwhile --> bringing a participle phrase to the beginning of the sentence distorts the original meaning that this process is happening at the moment. Besides, recover ... out of is not idiomatic
(D) To try for the recovery of uranium out of seawater may someday be worthwhile -->to try for is not precise as to try to
(E) Recovering uranium from seawater may be worthwhile to try to do someday --> V-ing + Object + maybe + to try + to do... is not parallel and is wordy

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I am confused.... A,B and C all look correct to me. However, A sounds concise and easily conveys the intended meaning. Can somebody please explain what's wrong with the other choices ?

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It may someday be worthwhile to try to recover uranium from seawater, but at present this process is prohibitively expensive.

(A) lt may someday be worthwhile to try to recover uranium from seawater - correctly used.
(B) Someday, it may be worthwhile to try and recover uranium from seawater - wrong
(C) Trying to recover uranium out of seawater may someday be worthwhile -wrong
(D) To try for the recovery of uranium out of seawater may someday be worthwhile -wrong
(E) Recovering uranium from seawater may be worthwhile to try to do someday-wrong

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It may someday be worthwhile to try to recover uranium from seawater, but at present this process is prohibitively expensive.

(A) lt may someday be worthwhile to try to recover uranium from seawater
(B) Someday, it may be worthwhile to try and recover uranium from seawater
(C) Trying to recover uranium out of seawater may someday be worthwhile
(D) To try for the recovery of uranium out of seawater may someday be worthwhile
(E) Recovering uranium from seawater may be worthwhile to try to do someday


B- "to try and recover" does not mean "to try to recover". it means its sure that it will be recovered but here we are trying to recover.
C- out if wrong.
D- try for is wrong .. it should be try to.

will go with A

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I will go with A as "try to" is correct idiom and also only option A conveys the correct meaning and sense of sentence.
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New post 15 May 2010, 13:35
to try to is the correct ideam hence A must be the answer.

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A it is.

"to try to recover" is correct.

"to try and recover" is wrong.

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Why B is wrong.... why are we saying to try and recover is wrong construction ?
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I chose B over A, but looking at the posts I think A is correct...
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can someone clarify whether B is ruled out for Idiom
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between A and C, picked C :oops:

Minheequang, you are right "recover out of", is not correct, "recover from" is.

For me B is wrong because its just wrong to say "to try and recover" in this sentence. For me, it is the same as to say "I try and read" instead of saying " I try to read"

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kt00381n you sound right. But the last quote makes me feel a bit sceptic
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Did OG12 today and came across #62 problem. Seems the same..try to establish or try and establish 8-)

GMAT states that "to try and" is not correct on GMAT, Undiomatic
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kt00381n you sound right. But the last quote makes me feel a bit sceptic


You can assume that phrase for all my posts. Im not here to teach im hear to learn :-D
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