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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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15 Jan 2018, 03:18
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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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16 Jan 2018, 08:59
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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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20 Jan 2018, 03:01
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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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19 May 2018, 05:48
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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).
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01 Jun 2018, 10:05
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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03 Jun 2018, 07:00
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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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08 Jun 2018, 09:18
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).
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20 Nov 2018, 22:25
Can degree of conciseness be the only difference between the 2 choices (one being the correct and another incorrect)? If no, Is it wise to practice such type of questions?
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21 Nov 2018, 19:51
Hi Daagh,

Could you explain the OA?
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23 Nov 2018, 00:09
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Hi Daagh,
Could you explain the OA?
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A for 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

Just as Mike pointed out, we must first remove choices C and E, for distorting the original intent.
The second point is that the word' actually' is an adverb. Therefore, it would be more apt for it to modify a verb ' won' than a pronoun 'he.' Hence, B and D are inferior. A prevails.
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13 Mar 2019, 02:09
lary301254M7 wrote:
", 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.

Hi daagh, I have the same doubt. Can you please throw some light here?
Re: Peter O'Toole was nominated for his first Oscar in 1962, and his eight   [#permalink] 13 Mar 2019, 02:09
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