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More and more couples wait before trying to start a family

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More and more couples wait before trying to start a family,the average age of first time parenting is increasing

A)More and more couples wait before trying to start
B)As more and more couples wait before trying to start
C)As more and more couples wait before trying and starting
D)Although more and more couples wait before trying to start
E)Being that more and more couples are waiting before trying to start

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I think E is the answer here as verb "wait" does not match other verbs in A,B,C,D. But, I have just started SC, so, I'm not really sure.

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The first part is causation, while 2nd is the result. Hence A, D are ruled out. C has continuous in both verbs, which is wrong here. Causation is properly explained in B as compared to E, hence I chose B.

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Final choice should be only between B and C , because of correct use of Infinitives, B should be the answer.

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New post 27 May 2017, 21:45
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I think E is the answer here as verb "wait" does not match other verbs in A,B,C,D. But, I have just started SC, so, I'm not really sure.

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Didn't get your point...
" "wait" does not match other verbs"??
Can you please explain
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ankitsaroha wrote:
I think E is the answer here as verb "wait" does not match other verbs in A,B,C,D. But, I have just started SC, so, I'm not really sure.

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Didn't get your point...
" "wait" does not match other verbs"??
Can you please explain

"wait" is simple tense while "trying" and "increasing" are continuous. So, I guess it should be "waiting."
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ankitsaroha wrote:
VyshakhR1995 wrote:
ankitsaroha wrote:
I think E is the answer here as verb "wait" does not match other verbs in A,B,C,D. But, I have just started SC, so, I'm not really sure.

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Didn't get your point...
" "wait" does not match other verbs"??
Can you please explain

"wait" is simple tense while "trying" and "increasing" are continuous. So, I guess it should be "waiting."


Sentence should be meaningful in the end.
Verbs are not chosen the way you just mentioned

A----->Doesn't Connect two Ideas....Two Independent Clauses without Conjunction
B-----> Rectifies this
C-----> trying and starting-->wrong
D--->If you use although a contrast should follow
e--->Use of Being that here is awkward ...

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More and more couples wait before trying to start a family,the average age of first time parenting is increasing

A)More and more couples wait before trying to start
B)As more and more couples wait before trying to start
C)As more and more couples wait before trying and starting
D)Although more and more couples wait before trying to start
E)Being that more and more couples are waiting before trying to start



My take is B .

A) There is no word which can related two independent sentence separated by comma .-->Run on Error .
B)We have one word "AS" which can related between the two independent clauses. -->As X is happening , B is happening.
C)Trying and Starting is not correct . Ex: I am getting ready to go to school is correct but Getting and Going is diff thing.
D)Use of Although is not appropriate .
E)Use of "Being that" is Not appropriate .
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New post 28 May 2017, 06:54
VyshakhR1995 wrote:
ankitsaroha wrote:
VyshakhR1995 wrote:
[quote="ankitsaroha"]I think E is the answer here as verb "wait" does not match other verbs in A,B,C,D. But, I have just started SC, so, I'm not really sure.

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Didn't get your point...
" "wait" does not match other verbs"??
Can you please explain

"wait" is simple tense while "trying" and "increasing" are continuous. So, I guess it should be "waiting."


Sentence should be meaningful in the end.
Verbs are not chosen the way you just mentioned

A----->Doesn't Connect two Ideas....Two Independent Clauses without Conjunction
B-----> Rectifies this
C-----> trying and starting-->wrong
D--->If you use although a contrast should follow
e--->Use of Being that here is awkward ...

Hope its clear[/quote]
Thanks for the explanation :)

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More and more couples wait before trying to start a family, the average age of first-time parents is increasing.

A. More and more couples wait before trying to start
B. As more and more couples wait before trying to start
C. As more and more couples wait before trying and starting
D. Although more and more couples wait before trying to start
E. Being that more and more couples are waiting before trying to start
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Kritesh wrote:
More and more couples wait before trying to start a family, the average age of first-time parents is increasing.

A. More and more couples wait before trying to start
B. As more and more couples wait before trying to start
C. As more and more couples wait before trying and starting
D. Although more and more couples wait before trying to start
E. Being that more and more couples are waiting before trying to start


The original version is a run-on. We need the second half of the sentence to be an outcome of what is there in the first half. Choice B does that by placing an "As" at the beginning of the sentence.

Choice D talks about contrast, which is nonsensical.Choice C implies that trying and starting are independent items and that's incorrect.

Choice E messes with the verb tense and also uses an awkward construction "Being that".
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Kritesh wrote:
More and more couples wait before trying to start a family, the average age of first-time parents is increasing.

A. More and more couples wait before trying to start
B. As more and more couples wait before trying to start
C. As more and more couples wait before trying and starting
D. Although more and more couples wait before trying to start
E. Being that more and more couples are waiting before trying to start


Clear B!

Got there by POE.
trying and starting in Option C, does not sound right.
Although, when added to the sentence in Option D creates
an unnecessary contrast and changes the original meaning of the sentence.
In Option E, being is not sure properly and the sentence is just awkward.
Option A is not clear because "As X, Y" clearly communicates the meaning of the sentence - X leads to Y
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