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# On this issue, this state's elected officials ignored the

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On this issue, this state's elected officials ignored the wishes
of their electorate, which cannot reasonably be disputed in
light of the legislative record.

(A) On this issue, this state's elected officials ignored the
wishes of their electorate, which
(B) This state's elected officials, ignoring on this issue the
wishes of their electorate,
(C) That this state's elected officials ignored the wishes
of their electorate
(D) On this issue, the wishes of the electorate were ignored
by this state's elected officials, and
(E) On this issue, the fact that the wishes of the electorate were ignored by this state's elected officials

Oa is c

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05 Jun 2009, 05:51
vaivish1723 wrote:
On this issue, this state's elected officials ignored the wishes
of their electorate, which cannot reasonably be disputed in
light of the legislative record.

(A) On this issue, this state's elected officials ignored the
wishes of their electorate, which
(B) This state's elected officials, ignoring on this issue the
wishes of their electorate,
(C) That this state's elected officials ignored the wishes
of their electorate
(D) On this issue, the wishes of the electorate were ignored
by this state's elected officials, and
(E) On this issue, the fact that the wishes of the electorate were ignored by this state's elected officials

Oa is c

I think it's option C.

"this" is singular, so it can not refer to "officials." That eliminates options A and B. The problem with options D and E is that they use passive voice. So option C remains.
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05 Jun 2009, 06:00
tarek99 wrote:
vaivish1723 wrote:
On this issue, this state's elected officials ignored the wishes
of their electorate, which cannot reasonably be disputed in
light of the legislative record.

(A) On this issue, this state's elected officials ignored the
wishes of their electorate, which
(B) This state's elected officials, ignoring on this issue the
wishes of their electorate,
(C) That this state's elected officials ignored the wishes
of their electorate
(D) On this issue, the wishes of the electorate were ignored
by this state's elected officials, and
(E) On this issue, the fact that the wishes of the electorate were ignored by this state's elected officials

Oa is c

I think it's option C.

"this" is singular, so it can not refer to "officials." That eliminates options A and B. The problem with options D and E is that they use passive voice. So option C remains.

Doesnt it change the meaning? Also, "that" pronoun is incorrect, imo.

I'll go with D
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05 Jun 2009, 06:27
pm4553 wrote:
tarek99 wrote:
vaivish1723 wrote:
On this issue, this state's elected officials ignored the wishes
of their electorate, which cannot reasonably be disputed in
light of the legislative record.

(A) On this issue, this state's elected officials ignored the
wishes of their electorate, which
(B) This state's elected officials, ignoring on this issue the
wishes of their electorate,
(C) That this state's elected officials ignored the wishes
of their electorate
(D) On this issue, the wishes of the electorate were ignored
by this state's elected officials, and
(E) On this issue, the fact that the wishes of the electorate were ignored by this state's elected officials

Oa is c

I think it's option C.

"this" is singular, so it can not refer to "officials." That eliminates options A and B. The problem with options D and E is that they use passive voice. So option C remains.

Doesnt it change the meaning? Also, "that" pronoun is incorrect, imo.

I'll go with D

actually no. The use of "that" at the beginning of the sentence makes that whole clause singular. Let me underline the whole clause for you so that you can see what i'm talking about:

That this state's elected officials ignored the wishes of their electorate cannot reasonably be disputed in
light of the legislative record.

let me give you another example using "that":

That cops can arrest whoever they want without justice is brutal. ---> in this example, the "is" refers to the whole clause that starts from "that" to "justice." The clause that starts with "that" at the begining of the sentence makes that whole clause singular. I do know this as a fact.
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05 Jun 2009, 07:55
The fact that there is an ambiguous reference for thier in the sentence seems to be forgotten by everyone..

What does 'their' in 'thier electorate' refer to ?

if this is fixed, i will go with C..

any explanations ?
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05 Jun 2009, 08:20
Neochronic wrote:
The fact that there is an ambiguous reference for thier in the sentence seems to be forgotten by everyone..

What does 'their' in 'thier electorate' refer to ?

if this is fixed, i will go with C..

any explanations ?

I think "their" refers to "officals"

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