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Once made exclusively from the wool of sheep that roam the Isle of Lewis and Harris off the coast of Scotland, Harris tweed is now made only with wools that are imported, sometimes from the mainland and sometimes they come—as a result of a 1996 amendment to the Harris Tweed Act—from outside Scotland.

A. sometimes from the mainland and sometimes they come
B. sometimes from the mainland and sometimes
C. that come sometimes from the mainland or sometimes
D. from the mainland sometimes, or sometimes it comes
E. from the mainland sometimes, or sometimes coming


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Once made exclusively from the wool of sheep that roam the Isle of Lewis and Harris off the coast of Scotland, Harris tweed is now made only with wools that are imported, sometimes from the mainland and sometimes they come—as a result of a 1996 amendment to the Harris Tweed Act—from outside Scotland.

A. sometimes from the mainland and sometimes they come
B. sometimes from the mainland and sometimes
C. that come sometimes from the mainland or sometimes
D. from the mainland sometimes, or sometimes it comes
E. from the mainland sometimes, or sometimes coming


i am not sure about th oa.


Harris tweed is made either from mainland wool or outside wool. So, an "or" is required to differentiate the two. We can eliminate A & B for this reason.
C. Correct. uses correct verb "come" for the plural subject "wools". Also, this option replaces "and" with "or" to create the required differentiation.
D. pronoun "it" doesn't agree with the plural subject "wools"
E. "or sometimes coming" is not parallel with "wools that are imported from"

My pick is C. What is the OA?
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It is B which does not have any grammar error.
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It is B which does not have any grammar error.


What do you think about the conjunctions "and" and "or". Don't you think they have a role to play? btw OA is B.
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The bottom line is that the tweed was made from wools imported from both the mainland and foreign. It is not implying that the tweed was made from either this or that. Usual expression is that something is done sometimes from this and sometimes from that.
That ignored, B is the best.

C is wrong because it has two verbs: Harris Tweed 'is now made only with wools 'that are imported' ‘that come’ sometimes from the mainland or sometimes. These verbs have not been conjugated by a proper conjunction and hence the main clause is a run-on.
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Once made exclusively from the wool of sheep that roam the Isle of Lewis and Harris off the coast of Scotland, Harris tweed is now made only with wools that are imported, sometimes from the mainland and sometimes they come—as a result of a 1996 amendment to the Harris Tweed Act—from outside Scotland.

A. sometimes from the mainland and sometimes they come
B. sometimes from the mainland and sometimes
C. that come sometimes from the mainland or sometimes
D. from the mainland sometimes, or sometimes it comes
E. from the mainland sometimes, or sometimes coming


i am not sure about th oa.


The Question tests the concept of Parallelism.

The parallel structure is sometimes from the mainland and sometimes ...... from outside scotland.

Hence Answer should be B . None other fit the bill
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Its a straight B... parallelism...
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New post 23 Feb 2011, 07:07
sometime from X or from Y (I think we need)

D is the only one which makes sense, and in D "it" we need subject to refer to the wool.

Edit - got it, B is good
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Once made exclusively from the wool of sheep that roam the Isle of Lewis and Harris off the coast of Scotland, Harris tweed is now made only with wools that are importer, sometimes from the mainland and sometimes they come—as a result of a 1996 amendment to the Harris Tweed Act—from outside Scotland.
A. sometimes from the mainland and sometimes they come
B. sometimes from the mainland and sometimes
C. that come sometimes from the mainland or sometimes
D. from the mainland sometimes, or sometimes it comes
E. from the mainland sometimes, or sometimes coming
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It is B.

If you get rid of the sentence in between "as a result....Tweed act" it makes perfect sense.

...Sometomes from the mainland or sometimes from outside Scotland.
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Ignoring the typos in the text, this is a simple test of //ism of ‘sometimes from …. and sometimes from’. You can do that by dropping the intruder phrase ‘they come’. An easy B choice.

In C, the structure ‘that are imported, that come from’ breaks the basic structure of the clause by having two verbs for a single subject ‘wools’, without proper conjugation by a coordinator, rendering the subordinate clause a run-on.
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B does not have any error.
C has run on error.
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I picked A but I see why B is the correct answer.
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New post 01 Dec 2011, 03:08
Simply B. Take out the modifiers and the answer stares at you in the face
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Initially had a funny for feeling towards C,
but realized that two verbs were explaining 'wools'..

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Once made exclusively from the wool of sheep that roam the Isle of Lewis and Harris off the coast of Scotland, Harris tweed is now made only with wools that are imported, sometimes from the mainland and sometimes they come—as a result of a 1996 amendment to the Harris Tweed Act—from outside Scotland.

The striked out part is just the fluff in the sentence now we need to understand .

Meaning : The sentence talks about the Harris Tweed which was once made from wool of sheep of coast of Scotland , but are not imported sometimes from mainland or sometimes from outside.

We need to maintain parallelism here as soon as we see this question i.e. "Sometimes from the mainland and sometimes they come " is toally incorrect this eliminates A , D and E .

Leaves you with B and C .

In C we have that ... which sounds incorrect ?
So leaves us with B as the answer .
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"B" is the correct answer, for the reasons stated in regards to parallel structure. As a test tip, when in doubt on a verbal question, go for the most simply structure.

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Once made exclusively from the wool of sheep that roam the Isle of Lewis and Harris off the coast of Scotland, Harris tweed is now made only with wools that are imported, sometimes from the mainland and sometimes they come—as a result of a 1996 amendment to the Harris Tweed Act—from outside Scotland.

A. sometimes from the mainland and sometimes they come
B. sometimes from the mainland and sometimes
C. that come sometimes from the mainland or sometimes
D. from the mainland sometimes, or sometimes it comes
E. from the mainland sometimes, or sometimes coming


i am not sure about th oa.


@ajit257 - First re-read the entire sentence and try to get the intended meaning. The sentence states that X is now made only with wools imported from Y and Z (This should be in parallel).
Now lets evaluate the answer choices.
A - Wrong because of faulty parallelism in "from Y and Z" clause. So are option D and E. Option C is redundant in way that "wools imported that come from" which should be like "wools imported from Y and Z".
Option B correct all the errors. Hence the right answer.
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ajit257 wrote:
Once made exclusively from the wool of sheep that roam the Isle of Lewis and Harris off the coast of Scotland, Harris tweed is now made only with wools that are imported, sometimes from the mainland and sometimes they come—as a result of a 1996 amendment to the Harris Tweed Act—from outside Scotland.

A. sometimes from the mainland and sometimes they come
B. sometimes from the mainland and sometimes
C. that come sometimes from the mainland or sometimes
D. from the mainland sometimes, or sometimes it comes
E. from the mainland sometimes, or sometimes coming


i am not sure about th oa.



Ans B. Clear parallelism. C is close, however imported and that comes from is redundant.
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