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# Q34: Shoppers in sporting goods stores, unlike in

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Shoppers in sporting goods stores, unlike in department stores, do very little impulse shopping, not buying a pair of skis and a boomerang when they come in for a basketball, but they leave with a basketball only.

A. in department stores, do very little impulse shopping, not buying a pair of skis and a boomerang when they come in for a basketball, but they leave with a basketball only
B. in department stores, shop impulsively very little; someone who comes in for a basketball will leave with a basketball only and not also buy a pair of skis and a boomerang as well
C. those in department stores, do very little impulse shopping, do not buy a pair of skis and a boomerang when they come in for a basketball, but leave with only a basketball
D. those in department stores, do very little impulse shopping; someone who comes in for a basketball will leave with a basketball only and not buy a pair of skis and a boomerang as well
E. department stores, shop impulsively very little; someone will not buy a pair of skis and a boomerang when they come in for a basketball but will leave with only a basketball
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12 Nov 2005, 16:20
Comparing shoppers. Eliminate A, B and E. C is a fragmented sentace.

I pick D. The semi-colon is necessary to separate the two clauses.

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12 Nov 2005, 20:05
D i agree ... i believe a semi colin is needed so "but will leave with only a basketball" feels excessive at the end of E and there is an unneeded rewording in B

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12 Nov 2005, 21:44
D

Get rid of A, B, E because of the comparison issue.
Comparing C and D, we need something to break the sentence into two separate thoughts, ie semicolon.

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12 Nov 2005, 22:42
D for me as well..."those" needs to be parallel with the first portion of the sentence.

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12 Nov 2005, 23:47
yup D is the OA.

However, I can't choose D, because anticident in D Shoppers is plural.
but one after semicolon is refering the shoppers with a singular pronoun.

This is not correct.

On the other hand, in C I don't find any error.
what do you guys think.
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13 Nov 2005, 03:15
I also got C and D
but C was my pick too

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13 Nov 2005, 09:47
For me this answer is a clearly C. We are comparing shoppers in sport stores with shoppers in department stores. Only D and C can remain. I can not find anything wrong in C and many things in D.

C is parallel and concise: shoppers do ......, do not buy ......, but leave ....

D, however alters the natural flow of the sentence: will not buy a pair of skis as well??. In D, "only" is misplaced; In addiciton "as well" at the end of the sentence is a clear indication to leave this choice out. It would have to be "too".
What is the source of this question??. I can not believe OA is D.

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13 Nov 2005, 10:03
automan wrote:
For me this answer is a clearly C. We are comparing shoppers in sport stores with shoppers in department stores. Only D and C can remain. I can not find anything wrong in C and many things in D.

C is parallel and concise: shoppers do ......, do not buy ......, but leave ....

D, however alters the natural flow of the sentence: will not buy a pair of skis as well??. In D, "only" is misplaced; In addiciton "as well" at the end of the sentence is a clear indication to leave this choice out. I would have to be "too". And it can not be used because the we are denying something.

What is the source of this question??. I can not believe OA is D.

hmmmmmmmmm......

your logic has point. but i see "they" in C is ambigious and has no clear referent. "they" doesnot unambigiously refer to shoppers. it could refer to skies too.

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13 Nov 2005, 10:11
I got this question from paper based test.

personally I think C is right.
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13 Nov 2005, 10:14
guys....||ism isnt always the thing being tested...you have to follow the logic of the sentence as well...beware of hidden ||ism...

in C the construction is very awkward...and they is not refering to shoppers in sporting good stores? it is referring to shoppers in department stores...

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For me this answer is a clearly C. We are comparing shoppers in sport stores with shoppers in department stores. Only D and C can remain. I can not find anything wrong in C and many things in D.

C is parallel and concise: shoppers do ......, do not buy ......, but leave ....

D, however alters the natural flow of the sentence: will not buy a pair of skis as well??. In D, "only" is misplaced; In addiciton "as well" at the end of the sentence is a clear indication to leave this choice out. I would have to be "too". And it can not be used because the we are denying something.

What is the source of this question??. I can not believe OA is D.

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13 Nov 2005, 11:09
HIMALAYA wrote:
automan wrote:
For me this answer is a clearly C. We are comparing shoppers in sport stores with shoppers in department stores. Only D and C can remain. I can not find anything wrong in C and many things in D.

C is parallel and concise: shoppers do ......, do not buy ......, but leave ....

D, however alters the natural flow of the sentence: will not buy a pair of skis as well??. In D, "only" is misplaced; In addiciton "as well" at the end of the sentence is a clear indication to leave this choice out. I would have to be "too". And it can not be used because the we are denying something.

What is the source of this question??. I can not believe OA is D.

hmmmmmmmmm......

your logic has point. but i see "they" in C is ambigious and has no clear referent. "they" doesnot unambigiously refer to shoppers. it could refer to skies too.

For me "they" clearly refers to shoppers in sport departments.

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