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Manager
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25 Jun 2004, 19:40
5.The Forbidden City in Beijing, from which the emperors ruled by heavenly mandate, was a site >on pain of death.
(A) which a commoner or foreigner could not enter without any permission,
(B) which a commoner or foreigner could enter without any permission only
(C) which no commoner or foreigner could enter without permission,
(D) which, without permission, neither commoner or foreigner could only enter,
(E) which, to enter without permission, neither commoner or foreigner could do,

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26 Jun 2004, 04:05
my ans wud be B here...

the sentence means some thing like'' a commoner or a foriegner could enter the forbidden city only by two ways...1)with permission 2) without permission but on the pain of death...

and only b helps us clear on ths...

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26 Jun 2004, 06:47
This is a tough one, I'll take a crack at

The answer choices would be between A and C.
"without any" sounds awkward in A however. So I would go with choice C. To me in this question its not that answer C sounds right, its that the other anwers sound very wrong. Sorry, no real explanation.
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26 Jun 2004, 21:35
baruna wrote:
5.The Forbidden City in Beijing, from which the emperors ruled by heavenly mandate, was a site <<which a commoner or foreigner could not enter without any permission, >>on pain of death.
(A) which a commoner or foreigner could not enter without any permission,
(B) which a commoner or foreigner could enter without any permission only
(C) which no commoner or foreigner could enter without permission,
(D) which, without permission, neither commoner or foreigner could only enter,
(E) which, to enter without permission, neither commoner or foreigner could do,

my answer, C. without any is wrong in A and B. B is a weird construction C clearly states that no commoner can enter the site without proper permission. seems good in the context
D and E are wordy.
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26 Jun 2004, 21:46
OA is C

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