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I’m not able to solve sc question

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Again, this is because you are lacking in fundamentals, and need to practice them. If you don’t want to pay for a course, there are many guides here for each question type and section, so you can try and follow along those as well
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Responding to the worsening famine, relief efforts were provided by the United States to assist by airlifting food from nearby Kenya to remote airfields in the interior of Somalia for distribution, thus bypassing congested ports and reducing the need to send out convoys.

A. Responding to the worsening famine, relief was provided by the United States by airlifting food from nearby Kenya to remote airfields in the interior of Somalia for distribution, and bypassing congested ports and reducing the need to send out convoys
B. Responding to the worsening famine, the United States provided relief by airlifting food from nearby Kenya to remote airfields in the interior of Somalia for distribution, and bypassing congested ports and reducing the need to send out convoys
C. Responding to the worsening famine, the United States provided relief by airlifting food from nearby Kenya to remote airfields in the interior of Somalia for distribution, bypassing congested ports and reducing the need to send out convoys
D. Responding to the worsening famine, the United States decided to provide relief by airlifting food from nearby Kenya to remote airfields in the interior of Somalia for distribution, thus bypassing congested ports and reducing the need to send out convoys.
E. Responding to the worsening famine, relief provided by the United States to airlift food from nearby Kenya to remote airfields in the interior of Somalia for distribution, thus bypassing congested ports and reducing the need to send out convoys
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The OA to this question is C.
But I am not sure how airlifting food from nearby Kenya to remote airfields in the interior of Somalia for distribution, bypassing congested ports and reducing the need to send out convoys can be treated as parallel.
Doesn’t it distort the meaning?
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IMO the answer is C.
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The OA to this question is C. But I am not sure how airlifting food from nearby Kenya to remote airfields in the interior of Somalia for distribution, bypassing congested ports and reducing the need to send out convoys can be treated as parallel. Doesn’t it distort the meaning?

Bypassing and reducing are parallel and I think bypassing is modifying the preceding clause

Also, The US comes after the comma which means the US is responding to the famine

Originally posted by ripudaman89 on 06 Jul 2023, 06:23.
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The OA to this question is C. But I am not sure how airlifting food from nearby Kenya to remote airfields in the interior of Somalia for distribution, bypassing congested ports and reducing the need to send out convoys can be treated as parallel. Doesn’t it distort the meaning?

One of the functions of comma+verb-ing is that it will modify the subject and action of the main clause. In the question, "bypassing" is modifying how the "US provided relief", in which subject being the US and the action done by it being "provided". Simply put, "bypassing" is elaborating on the "how" part of the action done by the subject. Hope this helps! :))
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Makes sense, they are not three lists in parallel. Thanks a lot.
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A flock of geese fly high, sually in a specific formation) communicate with other flocks in light, and land in droves

(A) A flock of geese fly high, usually in a specific formation, communicate with other flocks in flight, and land in droves. (B) A flock of geese flies high, usually in a specific formation, communicate with other

flocks in flight, and land in droves. (C) A flock of geese fly high, usually in a specific formation, communicates with other flocks in flight, and land in droves.

(D) A flock of geese flies high, usually in a specific formation, communicates with other

flocks in flight, and land in droves.

(E) A flock of geese flies high, usually in a specific formation, communicates with othe flocks in flight, and lands in droves.
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A flock of geese fly high, sually in a specific formation) communicate with other flocks in light, and land in droves (A) A flock of geese fly high, usually in a specific formation, communicate with other flocks in flight, and land in droves. (B) A flock of geese flies high, usually in a specific formation, communicate with other flocks in flight, and land in droves. (C) A flock of geese fly high, usually in a specific formation, communicates with other flocks in flight, and land in droves. (D) A flock of geese flies high, usually in a specific formation, communicates with other flocks in flight, and land in droves. (E) A flock of geese flies high, usually in a specific formation, communicates with othe flocks in flight, and lands in droves.

E? IMO A flock of geese is singular, so we should have "communicates" and "lands" in the list. Only E satisfies this condition.
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Q1. Doctor: Research shows that adolescents who play video games on a regular basis are three times as likely to develop carpal tunnel syndrome as are adolescents who do not play video games. Federal legislation that prohibits the sale of video games to minors would help curb this painful wrist condition among adolescents. The doctor’s conclusion depends on which of the following assumptions? (A) The majority of federal legislators would vote for a bill that prohibits the sale of video games to minors. (B) Not all adolescents who play video games on a regular basis suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome. (C) Playing video games is the only way an adolescent can develop carpal tunnel syndrome. (D) Most parents would refuse to purchase video games for their adolescent children. (E) The regular playing of video games by adolescents does not produce such beneficial effects as better hand-eye coordination and improved reaction time. Difficulty - Hard



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Q2. Editorial: “Spam,” or unsolicited commercial email, exists only because a significant number of people buy the advertised products. A response by just one recipient out of every thousand receiving a spam message makes spam profitable enough to encourage certain businesses to send more. But any benefits the few respondents receive from the purchased products are surely outweighed by the nuisance that spam creates for the vast number of uninterested recipients. Therefore, it is socially irresponsible to buy anything advertised through spam. Which of the following, if assumed, would enable the conclusion of the editorial’s argument to be properly drawn? A. Doing anything that encourages a person or organization to act in a way that creates a nuisance for many more people than it benefits is socially irresponsible. B. Any socially irresponsible action creates a nuisance for at least some other people. C. At least some socially irresponsible actions create a nuisance for a vast number of people while benefiting few if any people. D. It is socially irresponsible for a business to send spam to a vast number of uninterested recipients in order to reach only a few interested recipients. E. When deciding whether to purchase an advertised product, one should consider whether the benefits one will receive from the product outweigh the nuisance the advertising creates for other people. Difficulty - Hard



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Q1. In ancient Greece, court witnesses were not crossexamined and the jury, selected from the citizenry, received no guidance on points of law; thus, it was extremely important for litigants to make a good impression on the jurors. For this reason, courtroom oratory by litigants is a good source of data on the common conceptions of morality held by the citizens of ancient Greece.

Which one of the following, if true, would most strengthen the argument?

(A) Litigants believed jurors were more likely to be impressed by litigants whose personality they preferred.

(B) Litigants believed jurors were more likely to subject the litigants’ personal moral codes to close critical scrutiny than were people who did not sit on juries.

(C) Litigants believed jurors were likely to be impressed by litigants whose professed moral code most resembled their own.

(D) Litigants believed jurors to be more impressed by litigants who were of the same economic class as the jurors.

(E) Litigants believed jurors were likely to render their decisions based on a good understanding of the law.

Q2. Some educators endorse the "look and say" method for teaching elementary school children how to read. This approach is also known as the "whole language method" because it trains students to recognize each word as a single entity. For this reason, it affords a degree of fluency with known words: when a student has memorized a word, she will be able to recognize and read it in future encounters. This method fails, however, to prepare students to decipher new words: a student who has not previously encountered and learned a word will not be able to read it and will therefore be limited to her range of known "word patterns." Given the significant deficiency of this method, teachers should use a phonics-based approach, which trains students to decode or "sound out" words from the letters that comprise them. It offers a major advantage over the "look and say" method by allowing a student to read and understand words that she has not encountered in print before.


In the argument above, the two highlighted sentences play which of the following roles?

A. The first summarizes a position that the author opposes; the second supports the author’s recommendation.

B. The first states the main point of the argument; the second provides evidence for that conclusion.

C. The first provides support for a position that the author ultimately rejects; the second serves as evidence for the author’s recommendation.

D. The first supports the conclusion for the position with which the author disagrees; the second states the overall conclusion of the argument.

E. The first states the conclusion of the argument; the second provides support for that conclusion.




Difficulty - Hard

Originally posted by winterschool on 06 Jul 2023, 13:13.
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Q1. In ancient Greece, court witnesses were not crossexamined and the jury, selected from the citizenry, received no guidance on points of law; thus, it was extremely important for litigants to make a good impression on the jurors. For this reason, courtroom oratory by litigants is a good source of data on the common conceptions of morality held by the citizens of ancient Greece. Which one of the following, if true, would most strengthen the argument? (A) Litigants believed jurors were more likely to be impressed by litigants whose personality they preferred. (B) Litigants believed jurors were more likely to subject the litigants’ personal moral codes to close critical scrutiny than were people who did not sit on juries. (C) Litigants believed jurors were likely to be impressed by litigants whose professed moral code most resembled their own. (D) Litigants believed jurors to be more impressed by litigants who were of the same economic class as the jurors. (E) Litigants believed jurors were likely to render their decisions based on a good understanding of the law.

Is the answer for this available?
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Q1. In ancient Greece, court witnesses were not crossexamined and the jury, selected from the citizenry, received no guidance on points of law; thus, it was extremely important for litigants to make a good impression on the jurors. For this reason, courtroom oratory by litigants is a good source of data on the common conceptions of morality held by the citizens of ancient Greece. Which one of the following, if true, would most strengthen the argument? (A) Litigants believed jurors were more likely to be impressed by litigants whose personality they preferred. (B) Litigants believed jurors were more likely to subject the litigants’ personal moral codes to close critical scrutiny than were people who did not sit on juries. (C) Litigants believed jurors were likely to be impressed by litigants whose professed moral code most resembled their own. (D) Litigants believed jurors to be more impressed by litigants who were of the same economic class as the jurors. (E) Litigants believed jurors were likely to render their decisions based on a good understanding of the law.

Solve this q last month. Here’s my take to this one in-ancient-greece-court-witnesses-were-not-crossexamined-and-the-jury-297832.html#p3216626
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Q1. In ancient Greece, court witnesses were not crossexamined and the jury, selected from the citizenry, received no guidance on points of law; thus, it was extremely important for litigants to make a good impression on the jurors. For this reason, courtroom oratory by litigants is a good source of data on the common conceptions of morality held by the citizens of ancient Greece. Which one of the following, if true, would most strengthen the argument? (A) Litigants believed jurors were more likely to be impressed by litigants whose personality they preferred. (B) Litigants believed jurors were more likely to subject the litigants’ personal moral codes to close critical scrutiny than were people who did not sit on juries. (C) Litigants believed jurors were likely to be impressed by litigants whose professed moral code most resembled their own. (D) Litigants believed jurors to be more impressed by litigants who were of the same economic class as the jurors. (E) Litigants believed jurors were likely to render their decisions based on a good understanding of the law.

IMO the correct answer is C.
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Q2. Some educators endorse the "look and say" method for teaching elementary school children how to read. This approach is also known as the "whole language method" because it trains students to recognize each word as a single entity. For this reason, it affords a degree of fluency with known words: when a student has memorized a word, she will be able to recognize and read it in future encounters. This method fails, however, to prepare students to decipher new words: a student who has not previously encountered and learned a word will not be able to read it and will therefore be limited to her range of known "word patterns." Given the significant deficiency of this method, teachers should use a phonics-based approach, which trains students to decode or "sound out" words from the letters that comprise them. It offers a major advantage over the "look and say" method by allowing a student to read and understand words that she has not encountered in print before. In the argument above, the two highlighted sentences play which of the following roles? A. The first summarizes a position that the author opposes; the second supports the author’s recommendation. B. The first states the main point of the argument; the second provides evidence for that conclusion. C. The first provides support for a position that the author ultimately rejects; the second serves as evidence for the author’s recommendation. D. The first supports the conclusion for the position with which the author disagrees; the second states the overall conclusion of the argument. E. The first states the conclusion of the argument; the second provides support for that conclusion. Difficulty - Hard

Not sure but IMO the correct one is option A
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Q2. Some educators endorse the "look and say" method for teaching elementary school children how to read. This approach is also known as the "whole language method" because it trains students to recognize each word as a single entity. For this reason, it affords a degree of fluency with known words: when a student has memorized a word, she will be able to recognize and read it in future encounters. This method fails, however, to prepare students to decipher new words: a student who has not previously encountered and learned a word will not be able to read it and will therefore be limited to her range of known "word patterns." Given the significant deficiency of this method, teachers should use a phonics-based approach, which trains students to decode or "sound out" words from the letters that comprise them. It offers a major advantage over the "look and say" method by allowing a student to read and understand words that she has not encountered in print before. In the argument above, the two highlighted sentences play which of the following roles? A. The first summarizes a position that the author opposes; the second supports the author’s recommendation. B. The first states the main point of the argument; the second provides evidence for that conclusion. C. The first provides support for a position that the author ultimately rejects; the second serves as evidence for the author’s recommendation. D. The first supports the conclusion for the position with which the author disagrees; the second states the overall conclusion of the argument. E. The first states the conclusion of the argument; the second provides support for that conclusion. Difficulty - Hard

IMO, I would choose Option C. The first highlighted portion supports the initial theory but he later on goes to recommend a different method altogether, as seen in the second highlighted portion.

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Q1. In ancient Greece, court witnesses were not crossexamined and the jury, selected from the citizenry, received no guidance on points of law; thus, it was extremely important for litigants to make a good impression on the jurors. For this reason, courtroom oratory by litigants is a good source of data on the common conceptions of morality held by the citizens of ancient Greece. Which one of the following, if true, would most strengthen the argument? (A) Litigants believed jurors were more likely to be impressed by litigants whose personality they preferred. (B) Litigants believed jurors were more likely to subject the litigants’ personal moral codes to close critical scrutiny than were people who did not sit on juries. (C) Litigants believed jurors were likely to be impressed by litigants whose professed moral code most resembled their own. (D) Litigants believed jurors to be more impressed by litigants who were of the same economic class as the jurors. (E) Litigants believed jurors were likely to render their decisions based on a good understanding of the law.

Option C

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