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Peter O'Toole was nominated for his first Oscar in 1962, and his eight

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Peter O'Toole was nominated for his first Oscar in 1962, and his eighth in 2006, but he never actually won the award.

A his eighth in 2006, but he never actually won the
B for his eighth Oscar in 2006, but actually he never won the
C for his eighth in 2006, but he never won the actual
D nominated for his eighth in 2006, but actually he never won the
E he was nominated for his eighth Oscar in 2006, but he never won the actual
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A for his eighth in 2006, but he never actually won the Most precise choice!
B for his eighth Oscar in 2006, but actually he never won the Incorrect parallelism
C for his eighth in 2006, but he never won the actual Changes meaning by saying actual award
D nominated for his eighth in 2006, but actually he never won the Incorrect parallelism
E he was nominated for his eighth Oscar in 2006, but he never won the actual Changes meaning by saying actual award
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Re: Peter O'Toole was nominated for his first Oscar in 1962, and his eight [#permalink]

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is A more precise over B because "for" used in the original sentence is also applicable for the "his eighth in 2006" ??
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My point is comma before "and". I think it requires clause after it, so only E fits
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Peter O'Toole was nominated for his first Oscar in 1962, and his eight [#permalink]

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Split #1: placement of "actually"/"actual". Both the phrase "he never actually won" and "actually he never won" are correct: the difference in implication is so slight that it doesn't matter. BUT, the phrase "he never won the actual award" is strange. This implies that he won something else (an imaginary award?), but not the actual award. This is a problem with choices (C) & (E).

Split #2: common words in parallel. We don't need to repeat a host of common words "[he] was nominated for … Oscar". We don't need the noun/pronoun, the verb, or even the preposition "for". We can drop all of that, and the meaning is still perfectly clear. Therefore, (A) is the most concise version, and it is grammatically and logically correct.

The only possible answer is (A).
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A: his eighth in 2006, but he never actually won the - Concise and parallel.
B: for his eighth Oscar in 2006, but actually he never won the - the words 'for' and 'oscar' are redundant.
C: for his eighth in 2006, but he never won the actual - 'for' is redundant and the phrase 'he never won the actual award' changes the intent.
D: nominated for his eighth in 2006, but actually he never won the - incorrect parallelism, and the word 'actually' is placed incorrectly.
E: he was nominated for his eighth Oscar in 2006, but he never won the actual - the phrase 'he never won the actual award' changes the intent.

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Peter O'Toole was nominated for his first Oscar in 1962, and his eight [#permalink]

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", and" is different from "and"

I like cats and dogs. (O)
I like cats, and dogs. (X)
I like cats, and I like dogs. (O)
Come on now, how can A be the correct answer. Fix it please.
, and his eighth in 2006, but he never actually won the award. <--- This is not an independent clause.

Should just stick to OG questions, other test questions always have problems.
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Peter O'Toole was nominated for his first Oscar in 1962, and eighth in 2006, but he never actually won the award.

Is this also correct as I took out common his (Pronoun) and Oscar (Noun) from "for his eighth Oscar in 2006".

Your help will clear this doubt.

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MAGOOSH OE:



Split #1: placement of "actually"/"actual". Both the phrase "he never actually won" and "actually he never won" are correct: the difference in implication is so slight that it doesn't matter. BUT, the phrase "he never won the actual award" is strange. This implies that he won something else (an imaginary award?), but not the actual award. This is a problem with choices (C) & (E).

Split #2: common words in parallel. We don't need to repeat a host of common words "[he] was nominated for … Oscar". We don't need the noun/pronoun, the verb, or even the preposition "for". We can drop all of that, and the meaning is still perfectly clear. Therefore, (A) is the most concise version, and it is grammatically and logically correct.

The only possible answer is (A).
Re: Peter O'Toole was nominated for his first Oscar in 1962, and his eight   [#permalink] 08 Jun 2018, 09:18
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