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More and more holidaymakers are choosing to fly to remote islands in search of the perfect beach; seeking sand, sun and palm trees, rather than centers of entertainment.

A. ; seeking sand, sun and palm trees, rather than centers of entertainment.
B. ; seeking sad, sun, palm trees and not entertainment.
C. , with sand, sun, palm trees and no entertainment.
D. , they seek sand, sun and palm trees, rather than entertainment centers.
E. ; they seek sand, sun and palm trees, rather than centers of entertainment.

Kindly break down each option and explain the problems associated with each.....also if somebody could point out the correct usage of a semicolon(;) and a colon(:) in a sentence, then it would be very helpful.....
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More and more holidaymakers are choosing to fly to remote islands in search of the perfect beach; seeking sand, sun and palm trees, rather than centers of entertainment.

A. ; seeking sand, sun and palm trees, rather than centers of entertainment.
B. ; seeking sad, sun, palm trees and not entertainment.
C. , with sand, sun, palm trees and no entertainment.
D. , they seek sand, sun and palm trees, rather than entertainment centers.
E. ; they seek sand, sun and palm trees, rather than centers of entertainment.

Kindly break down each option and explain the problems associated with each.....also if somebody could point out the correct usage of a semicolon(;) and a colon(:) in a sentence, then it would be very helpful.....

You can join two independent clauses with a semicolon. These two clauses can stand on their own as complete sentences.
You join one independent clause with a dependent clause using FANBOYS and comma.

Ans E it is.
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15 Nov 2012, 00:19
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More and more holidaymakers are choosing to fly to remote islands in search of the perfect beach; seeking sand, sun and palm trees, rather than centers of entertainment.

A. ; seeking sand, sun and palm trees, rather than centers of entertainment.
B. ; seeking sad, sun, palm trees and not entertainment.
C. , with sand, sun, palm trees and no entertainment.
D. , they seek sand, sun and palm trees, rather than entertainment centers.
E. ; they seek sand, sun and palm trees, rather than centers of entertainment.

Kindly break down each option and explain the problems associated with each.....also if somebody could point out the correct usage of a semicolon(;) and a colon(:) in a sentence, then it would be very helpful.....

You can join two independent clauses with a semicolon. These two clauses can stand on their own as complete sentences.
You join one independent clause with a dependent clause using FANBOYS and comma.

Ans E it is.

Does the word seeking in option A stops the second part of the sentence from being a independent clause?
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More and more holidaymakers are choosing to fly to remote islands in search of the perfect beach; seeking sand, sun and palm trees, rather than centers of entertainment.

A. ; seeking sand, sun and palm trees, rather than centers of entertainment.
B. ; seeking sad, sun, palm trees and not entertainment.
C. , with sand, sun, palm trees and no entertainment.
D. , they seek sand, sun and palm trees, rather than entertainment centers.
E. ; they seek sand, sun and palm trees, rather than centers of entertainment.

Kindly break down each option and explain the problems associated with each.....also if somebody could point out the correct usage of a semicolon(;) and a colon(:) in a sentence, then it would be very helpful.....

You can join two independent clauses with a semicolon. These two clauses can stand on their own as complete sentences.
You join one independent clause with a dependent clause using FANBOYS and comma.

Ans E it is.

Does the word seeking in option A stops the second part of the sentence from being a independent clause?

I think I'd rather pose question than answer this -

Would you consider this a complete sentence - "seeking sand, sun and palm trees, rather than centers of entertainment. "
Or more technically, can you find subject and verb both? in - "seeking sand, sun and palm trees, rather than centers of entertainment. "

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15 Nov 2012, 03:21
I don't think that any of the answer is correct
reason : none of the choice contains a verb, don't know if "Seek" is considered as verb to make the answer correct.
I think the clause after semi colon must have a verb and subject to make it independent clause
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15 Nov 2012, 03:33
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I don't think that any of the answer is correct
reason : none of the choice contains a verb, don't know if "Seek" is considered as verb to make the answer correct.
I think the clause after semi colon must have a verb and subject to make it independent clause

'Seek' IS a verb.
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/seek
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15 Nov 2012, 05:07
Can someone, please tell the difference between option D & option E
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15 Nov 2012, 06:54
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Can someone, please tell the difference between option D & option E

the comma and semicolon at the start.
when u replace underlined portion with choice D, its a run on sentence because of comma, on the other hand choice E being an independent clause works fine with semicolon.
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15 Nov 2012, 19:17
That semicolon is nuts. I thought to eliminate all but C and D, and then saw that C and D are also nuts from the first word in each. Therefore, I'm going with E. This is a sub-600 question in my mind.
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16 Nov 2012, 03:21
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More and more holidaymakers are choosing to fly to remote islands in search of the perfect beach; seeking sand, sun and palm trees, rather than centers of entertainment.

A. ; seeking sand, sun and palm trees, rather than centers of entertainment : Sentence post semicolon should be complete clause. This choice is run on sentence.
B. ; seeking sad, sun, palm trees and not entertainment : Sentence post semicolon should be complete clause. This choice is run on sentence.
C. , with sand, sun, palm trees and no entertainment : Changes meaning. Rather than entertainment requires comparison but in this option it is included as a choice.
D. , they seek sand, sun and palm trees, rather than entertainment centers: This is independent clause and should be connected by a semicolon and not a comma.
E. ; they seek sand, sun and palm trees, rather than centers of entertainment. BINGO!!

Kindly break down each option and explain the problems associated with each.....also if somebody could point out the correct usage of a semicolon(;) and a colon(:) in a sentence, then it would be very helpful.....

Please see the reason of incorrect answer choices above.

Usage of Semicolon: it connects two independent clause.
Usage of Colon: To provide additional detail of preceding clause. The details before the colon must be complete.
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I don't think that any of the answer is correct
reason : none of the choice contains a verb, don't know if "Seek" is considered as verb to make the answer correct.
I think the clause after semi colon must have a verb and subject to make it independent clause

To know whether a particular word is a verb (especially in case of past participle verb-ed) check if the subject is performing the action. If yes then it is a verb else a modifier.

You can check this link for an excellent article by egmat. It has good examples and practice problems.

ed-forms-verbs-or-modifiers-134691.html
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16 Nov 2012, 04:30
IMO E
two independent clauses separated by semicolon...
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16 Nov 2012, 06:19
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More and more holidaymakers are choosing to fly to remote islands in search of the perfect beach; seeking sand, sun and palm trees, rather than centers of entertainment.

A. ; seeking sand, sun and palm trees, rather than centers of entertainment.
B. ; seeking sad, sun, palm trees and not entertainment.
C. , with sand, sun, palm trees and no entertainment.
D. , they seek sand, sun and palm trees, rather than entertainment centers.
E. ; they seek sand, sun and palm trees, rather than centers of entertainment.

Kindly break down each option and explain the problems associated with each.....also if somebody could point out the correct usage of a semicolon(;) and a colon(:) in a sentence, then it would be very helpful.....

I agree with OA as E and elimination of choices other than C. What was the reasoning behind elimination of C?
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16 Nov 2012, 06:30
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More and more holidaymakers are choosing to fly to remote islands in search of the perfect beach; seeking sand, sun and palm trees, rather than centers of entertainment.

A. ; seeking sand, sun and palm trees, rather than centers of entertainment.
B. ; seeking sad, sun, palm trees and not entertainment.
C. , with sand, sun, palm trees and no entertainment.
D. , they seek sand, sun and palm trees, rather than entertainment centers.
E. ; they seek sand, sun and palm trees, rather than centers of entertainment.

Kindly break down each option and explain the problems associated with each.....also if somebody could point out the correct usage of a semicolon(;) and a colon(:) in a sentence, then it would be very helpful.....

I agree with OA as E and elimination of choices other than C. What was the reasoning behind elimination of C?

The original statement implies that holidaymakers like remote places rather than entertainment places.
C changes the meaning implying that holidaymakers like remote places where no entertainment is there.

We want an option that keeps the intended meaning of the original statement intact. Thus, C is incorrect.
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nanishora wrote:
avaneeshvyas wrote:
More and more holidaymakers are choosing to fly to remote islands in search of the perfect beach; seeking sand, sun and palm trees, rather than centers of entertainment.

A. ; seeking sand, sun and palm trees, rather than centers of entertainment.
B. ; seeking sad, sun, palm trees and not entertainment.
C. , with sand, sun, palm trees and no entertainment.
D. , they seek sand, sun and palm trees, rather than entertainment centers.
E. ; they seek sand, sun and palm trees, rather than centers of entertainment.

Kindly break down each option and explain the problems associated with each.....also if somebody could point out the correct usage of a semicolon(;) and a colon(:) in a sentence, then it would be very helpful.....

I agree with OA as E and elimination of choices other than C. What was the reasoning behind elimination of C?

The original statement implies that holidaymakers like remote places rather than entertainment places.
C changes the meaning implying that holidaymakers like remote places where no entertainment is there.

We want an option that keeps the intended meaning of the original statement intact. Thus, C is incorrect.

Makes sense. Thanks for a great explanation Vineet.
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I think the comma in C at the start is wrong. There should not be any comma before "with". I may be wrong. But, I used meaning and that comma to eliminate answer C. Am I correct about comma?
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Can someone clarify why there isn't a pronoun error with the usage of 'they' couldn't represent 'islands' or 'holidaymakers'?

More and more holidaymakers are choosing to fly to remote islands in search of the perfect beach; seeking sand, sun and palm trees, rather than centers of entertainment.

A. ; seeking sand, sun and palm trees, rather than centers of entertainment.
B. ; seeking sad, sun, palm trees and not entertainment.
C. , with sand, sun, palm trees and no entertainment.
D. , they seek sand, sun and palm trees, rather than entertainment centers.
E. ; they seek sand, sun and palm trees, rather than centers of entertainment.
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09 May 2014, 08:02
Isn't the use of rather than wrong here? I though we needed to use instead of for nouns and rather than for verbs.

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Can someone clarify why there isn't a pronoun error with the usage of 'they' couldn't represent 'islands' or 'holidaymakers'?

Not really..I guess both of them are parallel..

Here it is:
More and more holidaymakers are choosing to fly to remote islands in search of the perfect beach; they seek sand, sun and palm trees, rather than centers of entertainment.
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More and more holidaymakers are choosing to fly to remote islands in search of the perfect beach; seeking sand, sun and palm trees, rather than centers of entertainment.

Kindly break down each option and explain the problems associated with each.....also if somebody could point out the correct usage of a semicolon(;) and a colon(:) in a sentence, then it would be very helpful...

1: meaning analysis: more holidaymakers prefer remote islands for the islands perfect beach.
they do so because thy prefer sand, sun and palm trees, rather than centers of entertainment.

2: error analysis:
the use of -ing modifier is not wrong here. only usage of ; is problematic.
here for correcting the error , must replace the ;

3: POE
A. ; seeking sand, sun and palm trees, rather than centers of entertainment.

B. ; seeking sad, sun, palm trees and not entertainment. 'using "and" instead of "rather than" changes the meaning, in addition "rather than entertainment" is not the same as "and not entertainment"

C. , with sand, sun, palm trees and no entertainment. is incorrect here
D. , they seek sand, sun and palm trees, rather than entertainment centers. comma splice problem here. a "," cannot joins two independent clause
E. ; they seek sand, sun and palm trees, rather than centers of entertainment. ";" can correctly joined two related independent clause with this condition that the second clause should explain one aspect of the previous sentence.

in the case of ; we will have a complete sentence after ; (an independent clause) . this sentence will explain one aspect of the the previous sentence.
in the case of : we will have a list that explain one aspect of the previous sentence you can replace : with "namely" and it should make sense. the second part here is dependent to the first part.
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