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saumarkb wrote:
Isn’t the ’because of’ the same as ’due to’?

due to can modify nouns and IN B it is modifying verb
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Shwetagupta0198 wrote:
A

why "A" is not correct because after comma we need a helping verb to start with
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Shwetagupta0198 wrote:
Why C is the answer can someone explain?

A is incorrect because it reads: Malaysia’s economy is expected to grow between 4% and 5% in 2017, ..., hurt by
It is expected to grow hurt by? A makes 0 sense.
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poojaarora1818 wrote:
Option A has a same problem as them has no antecedent. It seems that them refers to elephants but elephants is not the subject of the sentence. So, that’s why option A is incorrect. Hope it helps!

I was discussing about the Malaysia’s economy….. question. I agree with your view on the Africa’s population of elephants… question.
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anand123prk wrote:
I was discussing about the Malaysia’s economy….. question. I agree with your view on the Africa’s population of elephants… question.

Oops! Sorry, I have misunderstood your ques.
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No problem. What do you think about the ‘Malaysia’s economy….’ question.
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anand123prk wrote:
No problem. What do you think about the ‘Malaysia’s economy….’ question.

Firstly, to solve any SC questions you need to see that the correct option is logical and should make sense and then fix any grammar issues. I have rejected option A as it seems to be illogical or non-sensical whereas C is more crystal clear and logically correct. So, option C is the best one.
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Shwetagupta0198 wrote:
Why C is the answer can someone explain?

a. There’s no helping verb to support the sentence. (Also if in case you read the sentence it is somewhat illogical.)
b. Malaysia’s economy is expected <growing.....> (Not in the continuous stage. Doesn’t make any sense to even consider this option).
c. Malaysia’s economy is expected to grow between 4% and 5% in 2017, compared with 4% and 4.5% growth this year, and "has" (helping verb for this sentence) been hurt by.....
d. "compared with" -> used for similar things whereas "compared to" used for dissimilar things. Since we are comparing the growth rate of the economy, we can’t use "compared to".
e. Final option to is same as option ’c’ (but commas help to read the sentence in a clear tone rather than reading whole sentence without any break!)

I hope it helps.
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Q1. Every action has consequences and among the consequences of any action are other actions. And knowing whether an action is good requires knowing whether its consequences are good, but we cannot know the future, so good actions are impossible. Which of the following is an assumption on which the argument depends? (A) Some actions have only other actions as consequences. (B) We can know that past actions were good. (C) To know that an action is good requires knowing that refraining from performing it is bad. (D) Only actions can be the consequences of other actions. (E) For an action to be good we must be able to know that it is good.

E

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Q2. Country Z’s National Health-Care Program(NHCP) provides free health care to all citizens. In the last five years, NHCP has received increase funds, both in absolute terms and as a percent of country Z’s gross national product. Yet the standard of health care in the country Z has decreased. Meanwhile, the standard of health care in other industrialized countries has increased. Clearly, over the past five years, NHCP must have become an overgrown and wasteful bureaucracy. Which of the following, if true, would most seriously weaken the conclusion reached in the passage? A. Over the past five years, the percentage of the NHCP funds spent on actual health care has increased, while the percentage spent on the management of NHCP’s program has decreased. B. Five years ago the standard of health care in the country Z was better than the standard of health care in other industrialized countries that have national health care programs. C. The average salaries of doctors and nurses in country Z are slightly higher than the average salaries of doctors and nurses in other industrialized countries that have national health care programs D. National Healthcare programs in other industrialized countries provide free medical care to resident aliens and tourists, as well as to citizens. E. Over the past five years, the increase in the absolute amount of funds received by NHCP has averaged approximately two percent above country Z’s rate of inflation during that time period.

A

CR Questions September - 19 :

Q1. Science, because people engage in it, is a socially embedded activity. It progresses by hunch, vision, and intuition. Much of its change through time does not record a closer approach to absolute truth, but the alternation of the cultural contexts that influence it so strongly. Facts are not pure and unsullied bits of information— culture influences what we see and how we see it. Theories, moreover, are not inexorable inductions from facts. The most creative theories are often imaginative visions imposed upon facts; the source of imagination is also strongly cultural.

The author implies that those who rely on scientific results should

a) realize that science relies on imagination to approach absolute truth

b) insist on pure and unsullied facts rather than on theories

c) understand that theories are frequently strict inductions from facts

d) consider the cultural biases of scientists

e) reject the imaginative visions imposed on facts

Difficulty - Hard

Q2. Tent caterpillars’ routes between their nests and potential food sources are marked with chemical traces called pheromones that the caterpillars leave behind. Moreover, routes from food sources back to the nest are marked more heavily than are merely exploratory routes that have failed to turn up a food source. Thus, tent caterpillars are apparently among the insect species that engage in communal foraging, which consists in the conveying of information concerning the location of food to other members of the colony, nest, or hive.

Which one of the following, if true, adds the most support to the argument?

(A) A hungry tent caterpillar is more likely to follow heavily marked routes than lightly marked routes.

(B) Tent caterpillars can detect the presence but not the concentration of pheromones.

(C) Sometimes individual tent caterpillars will not return to the nest until a food source is located.

(D) The pheromones left by tent caterpillars are different from the pheromones left by other animals.

(E) The pheromones that tent caterpillars leave behind are detectable by certain other species of caterpillars.

Difficulty - Hard
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Q1. Science, because people engage in it, is a socially embedded activity. It progresses by hunch, vision, and intuition. Much of its change through time does not record a closer approach to absolute truth, but the alternation of the cultural contexts that influence it so strongly. Facts are not pure and unsullied bits of information— culture influences what we see and how we see it. Theories, moreover, are not inexorable inductions from facts. The most creative theories are often imaginative visions imposed upon facts; the source of imagination is also strongly cultural. The author implies that those who rely on scientific results should a) realize that science relies on imagination to approach absolute truth b) insist on pure and unsullied facts rather than on theories c) understand that theories are frequently strict inductions from facts d) consider the cultural biases of scientists e) reject the imaginative visions imposed on facts Difficulty - Hard

I think D because rejecting is not discussed anywhere
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these are today’s questions ?
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winterschool wrote:
Q1. Malaysia’s economy is expected to grow between 4% and 5% in 2017, compared with 4.0% and 4.5% growth this year, hurt by softer global crude prices since mid-2014. (a) to grow between 4% and 5% in 2017, compared with 4.0% and 4.5% growth this year, hurt (b) growing between 4% and 5% in 2017, compared with 4.0% and 4.5% growth this year, and has hurt (c) to grow between 4% and 5% in 2017, compared with 4.0% and 4.5% growth this year, and has been hurt (d) that it grow between 4% and 5% in 2017, compared to 4.0% and 4.5% growth this year, and has been hurt (e) to grow between 4% and 5% in 2017 compared with 4.0% and 4.5% growth this year and has hurt

C

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Q2. Africa’s population of elephants declined by nearly a third from 2007 to 2014, much of them because of poaching. A. Africa’s population of elephants declined by nearly a third from 2007 to 2014, much of them because of poaching. B. From 2007 to 2014, Africa’s elephant population has declined by nearly a third, mostly due to poaching. C. Africa’s elephant population declined by nearly a third from 2007 to 2014, much of that decline a result of poaching. D. The population of elephants in Africa declined by 30 percent from 2007 to 2014, many of them because of poaching. E. From 2007 to 2014, the African elephant population had declined by nearly a third, many of them being poached. Difficulty - Hard

C

SC Questions September - 20 :

Q1. Many women who might otherwise choose teaching as a career in the past are now going into business, government, and industry, areas where there are opportunities not previously available to them.

(A) who might otherwise choose teaching as a career in the past

(B) who otherwise might once choose teaching as a career

(C) who might once have chosen teaching as a career

(D) who, in the past, might otherwise once have chosen teaching as a career

(E) who, as a career, might have chosen teaching in the past

Q2. A huge flying reptile that died out with the dinosaurs some 65 million years ago, the Quetzalcoatlus had a wingspan of 36 feet, believed to be the largest flying creature the world has ever seen.

(A) believed to be

(B) and that is believed to be

(C) and it is believed to have been

(D) which was, it is believed,

(E) which is believed to be

Difficulty - Hard
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Q1. Many women who might otherwise choose teaching as a career in the past are now going into business, government, and industry, areas where there are opportunities not previously available to them. (A) who might otherwise choose teaching as a career in the past (B) who otherwise might once choose teaching as a career (C) who might once have chosen teaching as a career (D) who, in the past, might otherwise once have chosen teaching as a career (E) who, as a career, might have chosen teaching in the past

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Q2. A huge flying reptile that died out with the dinosaurs some 65 million years ago, the Quetzalcoatlus had a wingspan of 36 feet, believed to be the largest flying creature the world has ever seen. (A) believed to be (B) and that is believed to be (C) and it is believed to have been (D) which was, it is believed, (E) which is believed to be Difficulty - Hard

E. Can anyone share the right answer?

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Q1. Science, because people engage in it, is a socially embedded activity. It progresses by hunch, vision, and intuition. Much of its change through time does not record a closer approach to absolute truth, but the alternation of the cultural contexts that influence it so strongly. Facts are not pure and unsullied bits of information— culture influences what we see and how we see it. Theories, moreover, are not inexorable inductions from facts. The most creative theories are often imaginative visions imposed upon facts; the source of imagination is also strongly cultural. The author implies that those who rely on scientific results should a) realize that science relies on imagination to approach absolute truth b) insist on pure and unsullied facts rather than on theories c) understand that theories are frequently strict inductions from facts d) consider the cultural biases of scientists e) reject the imaginative visions imposed on facts Difficulty - Hard

D?

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Q2. Tent caterpillars’ routes between their nests and potential food sources are marked with chemical traces called pheromones that the caterpillars leave behind. Moreover, routes from food sources back to the nest are marked more heavily than are merely exploratory routes that have failed to turn up a food source. Thus, tent caterpillars are apparently among the insect species that engage in communal foraging, which consists in the conveying of information concerning the location of food to other members of the colony, nest, or hive. Which one of the following, if true, adds the most support to the argument? (A) A hungry tent caterpillar is more likely to follow heavily marked routes than lightly marked routes. (B) Tent caterpillars can detect the presence but not the concentration of pheromones. (C) Sometimes individual tent caterpillars will not return to the nest until a food source is located. (D) The pheromones left by tent caterpillars are different from the pheromones left by other animals. (E) The pheromones that tent caterpillars leave behind are detectable by certain other species of caterpillars. Difficulty - Hard

A?
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E

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A - simple present tense
B - "that" should not be used to refer to the same subject again (questz.)
C - "it" specifies we are talking about the reptile, "to have been" is an infinitive used correctly as it was alive in past
D - Complete nonsense
E - "which" makes it seem like the wingspan is the biggest ever seen instead of the reptile(sub)
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Q1. Many women who might otherwise choose teaching as a career in the past are now going into business, government, and industry, areas where there are opportunities not previously available to them. (A) who might otherwise choose teaching as a career in the past (B) who otherwise might once choose teaching as a career (C) who might once have chosen teaching as a career (D) who, in the past, might otherwise once have chosen teaching as a career (E) who, as a career, might have chosen teaching in the past

C seems to be more logical .

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Q2. A huge flying reptile that died out with the dinosaurs some 65 million years ago, the Quetzalcoatlus had a wingspan of 36 feet, believed to be the largest flying creature the world has ever seen. (A) believed to be (B) and that is believed to be (C) and it is believed to have been (D) which was, it is believed, (E) which is believed to be Difficulty - Hard

IMO A
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winterschool wrote:
Q2. A huge flying reptile that died out with the dinosaurs some 65 million years ago, the Quetzalcoatlus had a wingspan of 36 feet, believed to be the largest flying creature the world has ever seen. (A) believed to be (B) and that is believed to be (C) and it is believed to have been (D) which was, it is believed, (E) which is believed to be Difficulty - Hard

E

winterschool wrote:
Q1. Many women who might otherwise choose teaching as a career in the past are now going into business, government, and industry, areas where there are opportunities not previously available to them. (A) who might otherwise choose teaching as a career in the past (B) who otherwise might once choose teaching as a career (C) who might once have chosen teaching as a career (D) who, in the past, might otherwise once have chosen teaching as a career (E) who, as a career, might have chosen teaching in the past

D??

Can someone Post Correct answer for the questions everyday?
It will give more clarity
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