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# Monkeys in urban areas of India, having had their natural habitats

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16 Dec 2015, 22:08
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Monkeys in urban areas of India, having had their natural habitats populated by humans, venture into the city centers in search of food and water.

A. venture into the city centers in search of food and
B. venture into the center of various cities in search of food and
C. venture into the city centers in search of food as well as
D. ventures into the city centers to search for food and
E. venture into the city centers to find food as well as
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16 Dec 2015, 23:03
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rachitshah wrote:
Monkeys in urban areas of India, having had their natural habitats populated by humans, venture into the city centers in search of food and water.

A. venture into the city centers in search of food and
B. venture into the center of various cities in search of food and
C. venture into the city centers in search of food as well as
D. ventures into the city centers to search for food and
E. venture into the city centers to find food as well as

Hi,
three points to be noted..
1) monkeys is plural, so requires a plural verb.. "venture" D is out..
2) 'in search of' is correct idiom.. eliminate D and E..
3) and is preferable as there is equal emphasis on both food and water.. C and E out..

only A and B left..
the usage of 'various' and 'the center of various cities' are good reasons to eliminate B..
ans A
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16 Dec 2015, 23:30
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B. venture into the center of various cities in search of food and

Aside from being verbose, B has a logical problem of meaning that all of the various cities have one single center.
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17 Dec 2015, 10:09
One question guys.

The only reason why I didn't like A was idiom "in search of." You are saying this is correct idiom - very well I learned something new. Having said that, what about idiom "in search for". If this was an option, would it be better than "in search of"? D is obviously wrong for "ventures", but is "to search for" itself wrong?

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17 Dec 2015, 11:45
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Hi Jay, Your question is a good one. You mention "in search for" and "to search for". "To search for" is fine, but "in search for" is not correct. If the preposition "in" is used, it must be "in search of".
The answer choices to this question include "and" and "as well as". "And" is more concise than "as well as", so if you have the choice, choose "and". However, some questions only give you the option of "as well as". Note that such a sentence could take a singular verb, such as in the following example: My brother, as well as my father, is in London.
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18 Dec 2015, 02:42
Hey Steve,

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18 Dec 2015, 03:06
chetan2u said it all.

myself i just saw that A is the least verbose and redundant. So i quickly picked it without evaluating the rest that much. in fact I saw nothing wrong with A but i had to go on and see the rest. By the way, this question should be sub 600 not 600 - 700, because i guess i'm not in 600-700 level yet but i found the question pretty answerable by me. just saying
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rachitshah wrote:
Monkeys in urban areas of India, having had their natural habitats populated by humans, venture into the city centers in search of food and water.

A. venture into the city centers in search of food and
B. venture into the center of various cities in search of food and
C. venture into the city centers in search of food as well as
D. ventures into the city centers to search for food and
E. venture into the city centers to find food as well as

If C says that many cities have one center doesn't A say that one city has many centers. How can one city have many center(s). Center here referring to the middle of a city and not to a building , I assume.
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01 Aug 2017, 01:17
daagh wrote:
B. venture into the center of various cities in search of food and

Aside from being verbose, B has a logical problem of meaning that all of the various cities have one single center.

The OA is A but i found your reasoning perfect as one city can have one center

Can u tell me is the OA right or your explanation?
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01 Aug 2017, 01:21
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daagh wrote:
B. venture into the center of various cities in search of food and

Aside from being verbose, B has a logical problem of meaning that all of the various cities have one single center.

The OA is A but i found your reasoning perfect as one city can have one center

Can u tell me is the OA right or your explanation?

He's shared that 'B' is incorrect, as B states that various cities have one center, which isn't possible logically.

The answer is A. Hope this helps!
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12 Sep 2017, 12:25
A. venture into the city centers in search of food and - Correct
B. venture into the center of various cities in search of food and - Center of various cities (quite heavy)
C. venture into the city centers in search of food as well as - In search of X and Y
D. ventures into the city centers to search for food and - Verb ventures is singular but Subject monkeys is Plural
E. venture into the city centers to find food as well as - In search of X and Y
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12 Sep 2017, 15:05
Could you explain why E can't be option ..?

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12 Sep 2017, 22:20
@alphastallion

Sorry, i gave wrong explanation for E.
And conjunction is appropriate than As well as

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