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# Many online retailers charge “restocking fees” on returns if the

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06 Aug 2018, 21:02
Many online retailers charge ???restocking fees??? on returns if the purchase price is refunded back to the customer's credit card, but charge no such fees if given as store credit.

A. if the purchase price is refunded back to the customer's credit card, but charge no such fees if given as

B. for purchases that are refunded to the customer's credit card, but not when those purchases are refunded as

C. when the purchase is refunded back to the customer's credit card, but not given in the form of

D. if the purchase price is refunded to the customer's credit card, but not if the refund is given as

E. whose purchase prices are refunded to the customer's credit card, and charge no such fees if refunded

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why can't A be the answer.. it can go like this: X charge ..... but charge .....
it satisfies parallelism
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18 Sep 2018, 10:21
vatsas wrote:
Many online retailers charge “restocking fees” on returns if the purchase price is refunded back to the customer's credit card, but charge no such fees if given as store credit.

A. if the purchase price is refunded back to the customer's credit card, but charge no such fees if given as

B. for purchases that are refunded to the customer's credit card, but not when those purchases are refunded as

C. when the purchase is refunded back to the customer's credit card, but not given in the form of

D. if the purchase price is refunded to the customer's credit card, but not if the refund is given as

E. whose purchase prices are refunded to the customer's credit card, and charge no such fees if refunded

I got stuck between a and d. The option 'd' does not seem to have complete sentence after but. So we have a run on sentence. Am I missing something?

A:refunded back=redundent,'if given as'.. to whom? to the customer or to the store? Wrong sentence.
B:purchase is refunded to the credit card? can teh purchase be refunded?
C:same error as in B.

E:if refunded.. to whom? similar error as in A.

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02 Nov 2019, 22:58
In answer choice A) the parallelism is between charge "restocking fee" VS charge no such fees.
My question is in two parts: 1) can the "purchase price is" be assumed as the subject and helping verb (similar to ellipsis) for given as? If not, then why? is it so because it can't be referred because it is at equal level of parallelism?

2) Is (noun +helping verb) ellipsis even allowed?

Sorry, it may sound stupid, but I am trying to understand it structurally, so I do not repeat this kind of mistake again.
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25 Nov 2019, 18:55
Many online retailers charge “restocking fees” on returns if the purchase price is refunded back to the customer's credit card, but charge no such fees if given as store credit.

A. if the purchase price is refunded back to the customer's credit card, but charge no such fees if given as

B. for purchases that are refunded to the customer's credit card, but not when those purchases are refunded as
They refund the price of the purchase not the purchased to the credit card,

C. when the purchase is refunded back to the customer's credit card, but not given in the form of
They refund the price of the purchase not the purchased to the credit card

D. if the purchase price is refunded to the customer's credit card, but not if the refund is given as

E. whose purchase prices are refunded to the customer's credit card, and charge no such fees if refunded
Whose is possesive of who, so here the subject would be "purchases" changing the meaning of the sentence

I got stuck between a and d. The option 'd' does not seem to have complete sentence after but. So we have a run on sentence. Am I missing something?
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01 Dec 2019, 06:11
sayantanc2k wrote:
Ilomelin wrote:
Could someone explain why B is wrong? I am struggling with this one because it seems to be a really subtle mistake (Refund of the purchase instead of the purchase price). Is there a grammatical mistake or is it only the meaning?

There is a parallelism issue in B. Since "but not" is followed by a "when" clause, there must be an opening "when" clause for the structure:

...for purchases that are refunded to the customer's credit card, but not when those purchases are refunded as.... wrong - faulty parallelism

...when purchases are refunded to the customer's credit card, but not when those purchasesare refunded as.... correct.

Don't you think a "do" verb is missing in the option D?
I think D would be correct with a do before not in the second part of the sentence as enumerated below.

D. if the purchase price is refunded to the customer's credit card, but "do" not if the refund is given as.

I would be glad if you throw some light on it.
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