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# Many computer databases impose formatting requirements, such

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Many computer databases impose formatting requirements, such as minimum numbers of capital letters or numerals, on users’ passwords in an attempt to enhance security; ironically, these measures often make the passwords easier to guess, as users are more likely to select the simplest possible password that conforms to all the rules.

A. security; ironically, these measures often make the passwords easier to guess, as users are

B.security; these measures, ironically, often result in users creating passwords that are easier to guess and

C.security – ironic measures that often cause passwords to be easier to guess because they are

D.security – measures that, ironically, often make passwords that are easier to guess, with users

E.security – often, ironically, making the passwords easier to guess and making users
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12 Aug 2012, 00:21
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One thing to note here is the obvious cause and effect extant between ease of guessing the passwords and the reasons for the same. The resultant choice should echo this sentiment. Any choice that is oblivious of the cause and effect is way off;

A. security; ironically, these measures often make the passwords easier to guess, as users are ---- the 'cause and effect' is well expressed. Correct choice.

B.security; these measures, ironically, often result in users creating passwords that are easier to guess and --- showing the cause of the easier guessing as if it is an independent factor by using g the coordinate conjunction [b]and is wrong. [/b]

C. security – ironic measures that often cause passwords to be easier to guess because they are --- cause and effect are ok but the pronoun – they - refers to either measures or passwords is illogical, an illogical reference

D. security – measures that, ironically, often make passwords that are easier to guess, with users ---- the cause and effect missing

E. security – often, ironically, making the passwords easier to guess and making users ---- cause and effect missing; also the modifiers - making the passwords and making easier - are modifying the data bases or the formatting requirements, a drastic change of meaning

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27 Aug 2012, 12:06
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What's the difference between using ";" and "--"?
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27 Aug 2012, 16:23
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The difference between a semi-colon and a dash, as far as I know, is that the dash is more of a multipurpose grammar tool. A dash can be used in place of a comma, colon, or semi-colon. A semi-colon is more specific, and it separates two independent clauses in the same sentence without a conjunction.
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13 Sep 2012, 21:22
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sudi03 wrote:
Many computer databases impose formatting requirements, such as minimum numbers of capital letters or numerals, on users’ passwords in an attempt to enhance security; ironically, these measures often make the passwords easier to guess, as users are more likely to select the simplest possible password that conforms to all the rules.

A. security; ironically, these measures often make the passwords easier to guess, as users are - perfect meaning and clarity with a semi colon .

B.security; these measures, ironically, often result in users creating passwords that are easier to guess and - not parallel + misplaced ironically

C.security – ironic measures that often cause passwords to be easier to guess because they are - "they" - pronoun ambiguity

D.security – measures that, ironically, often make passwords that are easier to guess, with users - with users - wrong

E.security – often, ironically, making the passwords easier to guess and making users- "often" + making - not required
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03 Jun 2015, 03:58
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Hi,

I eliminated A and B, considering the use of semi-colon. For me the second clause, the semi-colon is separating, is not an independent clause.
What's wrong with that logic?
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30 Mar 2019, 00:13
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+1 for A. Very Interesting question.

Many computer databases impose formatting requirements, such as minimum numbers of capital letters or numerals, on users’ passwords in an attempt to enhance security; ironically, these measures often make the passwords easier to guess, as users are more likely to select the simplest possible password that conforms to all the rules.

A. security; ironically, these measures often make the passwords easier to guess, as users are.

B.security; these measures, ironically, often result in users creating passwords that are easier to guess and (Doesn't not establish the cause and Effect relationship )

C.security – ironic measures that often cause passwords to be easier to guess because they are (Measures are not ironic)

D.security – measures that, ironically, often make passwords that are easier to guess, with users (Same as B)

E.security – often, ironically, making the passwords easier to guess and making users (Same as B)
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27 Aug 2012, 05:32
Many computer databases impose formatting requirements, such as minimum numbers of capital letters or numerals, on users’ passwords in an attempt to enhance security; ironically, these measures often make the passwords easier to guess, as users are more likely to select the simplest possible password that conforms to all the rules.

Going through the rduced stem conveys the meaning : Some measures are imposed on passwords = these measures ironically help to guess passwords easily as users do ...........................

By POE :

B : ................... users CREATING......................AND.........................users TO SELECT = Break parallelism = Eliminated

C : ............ because THEY................. = No clear referrent of THEY, Further Passwords to be easier to guess ( not a valid construction) = Eliminated

D :............. THAT make passwords THAT are easier to guess ( THAT is double hatting ) = Eliminated

E :............ Making incorrectly modifies the preceeding clause ( Guess the security measures doesn't help in making passwords easier to guess, it is users who do something that leads to easier guessing ) = Eliminated
Furthermore ........... Making THE passwords ................... AND.................. making users ( the omission of THE breaks parallelism, though this shouldn't be a marker to eliminate )

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