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# Judge Lois Forer's study asks why do some litigants have a preferred

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Judge Lois Forer’s study asks why do some litigants have a preferred status over others in the use of a public resource, the courts, which in theory are available to all but in fact are unequally distributed among rich and poor.

(A) do some litigants have a preferred status over others in the use of a public resource, the courts, which in theory are available to all but in fact are unequally distributed among

(B) some litigants have a preferred status over others in the use of a public resource, the courts, which in theory are available to all but in fact are unequally distributed between

(C) do some litigants have a preferred status over another in the use of a public resource, the courts, in theory available to all but in fact are unequally distributed among

(D) some litigants have a preferred status to another in the use of a public resource, the courts, in theory available to all but in fact not equally distributed between

(E) does one litigant have a preferred status over the other in the use of a public resource, the courts, in theory available to all but in fact they are not equally distributed among

Originally posted by KocharRohit on 09 Nov 2009, 02:33.
Last edited by Bunuel on 25 Sep 2018, 02:28, edited 2 times in total.
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13 Dec 2010, 06:22
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Hirendhanak:

In direct speech:

Jack “hi, Jill, when do you plan to go up the hill?

In reported/indirect speech: Jack asks Jill when she plans to go up the hill.

Here the do has been removed and merged with the main verb as done in an affirmative statement.

Direct Speech:
Jack asked Jill “Hi, when does your mother think of going back to her house?
Reported / indirect speech:

Jack asked Jill when her mother thought of going back to her house.

There may be some exceptions, but by and large this is the general use of “do and does” in direct interrogative sentences.

For example, look at the following example which is just a reported speech and a statement.

He said that he always used to muse why do some people vote for corrupt parties. Here the use of the word do is a mistake. The correct form will be: He said that he always used to muse why some people vote/voted for corrupt parties.

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"asks" does not require "do" or "does". Eliminate A, C and E.

Between B and D, D contains two errors. "have a preferred status to another", here another cannot be used as a pronoun so it does not properly complete the comparison. Also "in theory" should contain a "which" before it because "which" will refer directly to the noun right before it, namely the courts.

Answer would then be B.
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IMO B

B - main verb is 'have' - have a status over another ..... preferred modifies status - it is not the main verb

D - main verb is preferred - preferred status to another (meaning changes as it says status is preferred to something else like prefer icecreams to chocolates) .... Actually meaning is some people have preferred status over others' (status).

Hope it helps in some way ..... i couldnot better explain than this....
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One small to Mr. Alit. By pre - empting the answer, it is not going to be interesting. I suggest that you float your question for a while and then come out with your reasoning. This will invite various dimensions and you will get deeper insight.

Coming to the passage, ‘why do’ or ‘why does’ is used in direct speech while the ‘do or does” will be dropped in reported or indirect speech. So we can drop A, C and E.

Another split is that we need to use ‘between’ because there are only two categories namely rich and poor. So choices using among rcan be eliminated. Between B and D, the decider is the user of the correct idiom, ‘status over’. ‘Status to’ is a wrong idiom . Hence D can be ignored, leaving only B as the royal answer.
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One small to Mr. Alit. By pre - empting the answer, it is not going to be interesting. I suggest that you float your question for a while and then come out with your reasoning. This will invite various dimensions and you will get deeper insight.

Coming to the passage, ‘why do’ or ‘why does’ is used in direct speech while the ‘do or does” will be dropped in reported or indirect speech. So we can drop A, C and E.

Another split is that we need to use ‘between’ because there are only two categories namely rich and poor. So choices using among rcan be eliminated. Between B and D, the decider is the user of the correct idiom, ‘status over’. ‘Status to’ is a wrong idiom . Hence D can be ignored, leaving only B as the royal answer.

Coming to the passage, ‘why do’ or ‘why does’ is used in direct speech while the ‘do or does” will be dropped in reported or indirect speech. So we can drop A, C and E.

Can you simplify the above with an explanation and example

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11 Oct 2015, 05:48
Going through the above posts i am not able to conclude regarding which is the correct idiom - "status over" / "status to".
Can anyone please help?
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11 Oct 2015, 23:28
The idiom needs prefer. Status is a noun so is not a part of an idiomatic expression.

"preferred" is not being used as a verb in any of the answer choices, so the idiom "prefer x to y" does not apply here..

"which" totally refers to "courts", as it should, and everything is fine. i couldn't tell what you thought the problem was with "which"..
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26 Jul 2016, 09:10
Judge Lois Forer's study asks why do some litigants have a preferred status over others in the use of a public resource, the courts, which in theory are available to all but in fact are unequally distributed among rich and poor.

Is this not a subjuntive case. use of 'ask'.

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27 Jul 2016, 02:02
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Judge Lois Forer's study asks why do some litigants have a preferred status over others in the use of a public resource, the courts, which in theory are available to all but in fact are unequally distributed among rich and poor.

Is this not a subjuntive case. use of 'ask'.

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No, it does not require a subjunctive case. Here "ask" is used to put forward a question, not to demand something.

Moreover, "that" would be required after "ask", even if it were used as a bossy verb that requires subjunctive.

I asked him why he was late. (question: not a bossy verb, hence does not require subjunctive)
I asked him to leave. (bossy verb, but without "that": subjunctive is not required).
I asked that he leave. (bossy verb with "that": subjunctive required)
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07 Jul 2017, 04:33
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A.among rich and poor - incorrect. among is used for more than 2.
B. seems correct.
C.among rich and poor - incorrect. among is used for more than 2.
D. preferred status to another. It should be preferred status over another
E. among rich and poor - incorrect. among is used for more than 2.

KocharRohit wrote:
1.Judge Lois Forer’s study asks why do some litigants have a preferred status over others in the use of a public resource, the courts, which in theory are available to all but in fact are unequally distributed among rich and poor.

(A) do some litigants have a preferred status over others in the use of a public resource, the courts, which in theory are available to all but in fact are unequally distributed among
(B) some litigants have a preferred status over others in the use of a public resource, the courts, which in theory are available to all but in fact are unequally distributed between
(C) do some litigants have a preferred status over another in the use of a public resource, the courts, in theory available to all but in fact are unequally distributed among
(D) some litigants have a preferred status to another in the use of a public resource, the courts, in theory available to all but in fact not equally distributed between
(E) does one litigant have a preferred status over the other in the use of a public resource, the courts, in theory available to all but in fact they are not equally distributed among
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18 Dec 2018, 01:04
) “Between X and Y” is the correct idiom. “Among” is used to compare more than 2 items.
Hence, A, C, and E are incorrect. “among X and Y”� unidiomatic.

Idiom: prefer X to/over Y, both X and Y must be logically parallel.
D: "a preferred status to another" - i.e. status vs. another, �not parallel.

The intent of this sentence is to compare the “status” of some litigants with the “status” other litigants. So some has preferred “status over others (status)” ...
Hence, B is the answer.
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