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# Q14: The quality of early pieces of blown glass excavated

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The quality of early pieces of blown glass excavated in Italy and Western Europe by far surpass those of pieces from the eastern Mediterranean, when regarded not only in terms of the variety of shapes represented, but also in terms of decorative techniques and functionality.

A. by far surpass those of pieces from the eastern Mediterranean, when regarded
not only in terms of
B. surpasses by far those from the eastern Mediterranean, with regard not only to
C. far surpass that of pieces from the eastern Mediterranean, not only regarding
D. far surpasses that of the eastern Mediterranean, with regard to not only
E. far surpasses that of pieces from the eastern Mediterranean, not only with
regard to

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Re: SC: Set 27 Q 14 [#permalink]

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31 Oct 2007, 10:12
sidbidus wrote:
Q14:
The quality of early pieces of blown glass excavated in Italy and Western Europe by far surpass those of pieces from the eastern Mediterranean, when regarded not only in terms of the variety of shapes represented, but also in terms of decorative techniques and functionality.

A. by far surpass those of pieces from the eastern Mediterranean, when regarded
not only in terms of
B. surpasses by far those from the eastern Mediterranean, with regard not only to
C. far surpass that of pieces from the eastern Mediterranean, not only regarding
D. far surpasses that of the eastern Mediterranean, with regard to not only
E. far surpasses that of pieces from the eastern Mediterranean, not only with
regard to

Here subject is Quality of pieces not pieces themselve therefore A & C are gone. Between B, D & E, E is the only one comparing quality of pieces while B is comparing pieces and D is comparing places.
I vote for E.

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Re: SC: Set 27 Q 14 [#permalink]

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01 Nov 2007, 00:21
ontheway wrote:
sidbidus wrote:
Q14:
The quality of early pieces of blown glass excavated in Italy and Western Europe by far surpass those of pieces from the eastern Mediterranean, when regarded not only in terms of the variety of shapes represented, but also in terms of decorative techniques and functionality.

A. by far surpass those of pieces from the eastern Mediterranean, when regarded
not only in terms of
B. surpasses by far those from the eastern Mediterranean, with regard not only to
C. far surpass that of pieces from the eastern Mediterranean, not only regarding
D. far surpasses that of the eastern Mediterranean, with regard to not only
E. far surpasses that of pieces from the eastern Mediterranean, not only with
regard to

Here subject is Quality of pieces not pieces themselve therefore A & C are gone. Between B, D & E, E is the only one comparing quality of pieces while B is comparing pieces and D is comparing places.
I vote for E.

with regard to is correct phrase and in E its used correctly than with regard X to ..

E is my choice.

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01 Nov 2007, 07:59
Ill go with D. "far surpasses" seems correct. The second part "with regard to not only......................but also". Sounds best to me.

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01 Nov 2007, 08:24
jingy77 wrote:
Ill go with D. "far surpasses" seems correct. The second part "with regard to not only......................but also". Sounds best to me.

why in option D, word 'pieces' taken out? any reason behind this?

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Re: SC: Set 27 Q 14 [#permalink]

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01 Nov 2007, 19:50
sidbidus wrote:
Q14:
The quality of early pieces of blown glass excavated in Italy and Western Europe by far surpass those of pieces from the eastern Mediterranean, when regarded not only in terms of the variety of shapes represented, but also in terms of decorative techniques and functionality.

A. by far surpass those of pieces from the eastern Mediterranean, when regarded
not only in terms of
B. surpasses by far those from the eastern Mediterranean, with regard not only to
C. far surpass that of pieces from the eastern Mediterranean, not only regarding
D. far surpasses that of the eastern Mediterranean, with regard to not only
E. far surpasses that of pieces from the eastern Mediterranean, not only with
regard to

This one is wierd. A has proper ||ism w/ the idiom, but we are comparing quality.

I dunno btwn A and E on this one.

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Re: SC: Set 27 Q 14 [#permalink]

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01 Nov 2007, 19:55
sidbidus wrote:
Q14:
The quality of early pieces of blown glass excavated in Italy and Western Europe by far surpass those of pieces from the eastern Mediterranean, when regarded not only in terms of the variety of shapes represented, but also in terms of decorative techniques and functionality.

A. by far surpass those of pieces from the eastern Mediterranean, when regarded
not only in terms of
B. surpasses by far those from the eastern Mediterranean, with regard not only to
C. far surpass that of pieces from the eastern Mediterranean, not only regarding
D. far surpasses that of the eastern Mediterranean, with regard to not only
E. far surpasses that of pieces from the eastern Mediterranean, not only with
regard to

Def. E.

sub. verb agreement and not only ... but also...

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