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Rejecting its argument that the Masters Dog Training Club’s primary aim was to teach people to train dogs, the court ruled the club ineligible for tax exemption as an educational group.

(A) Rejecting its argument that the Masters Dog Training Club’s primary aim was to teach people to train dogs, the court ruled the club ineligible for tax exemption as an educational group.

(B) In rejecting the Masters Dog Training Club’s argument that their primary aim was to teach people to train dogs, the court ruled the club ineligible to be exempted of taxes as an educational group.

(C) Rejecting the argument that the primary aim of the Masters Dog Training Club was to teach people to train dogs, the court ruled that the club was ineligible for exemption from taxes as an educational group.

(D) The club was not to be exempted of taxes as an educational group, ruled the court by rejecting its argument that the primary aim of the Masters Dog Training Club was teaching people to train dogs.

(E) The court ruled the Masters Dog Training Club not eligible to be exempted from taxes as an educational group, rejecting the argument that the primary aim was to teach people to train dogs.


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Rejecting its argument that the Masters Dog Training Club’s primary aim was to teach people to train dogs, the court ruled the club ineligible for tax exemption as an educational group.

(A) Rejecting its argument that the Masters Dog Training Club’s primary aim was to teach people to train dogs, the court ruled the club ineligible for tax exemption as an educational group.
The problem in the original statement is that of modifier..
The part "Rejecting its argument that the Masters Dog Training Club’s primary aim was to teach people to train dogs" is participle that should be modifying the word immediately after that. But here Court rejecting its argument is illogical. Of course ITS stands for 'Masters Dog Training Club'
Missing on THAT after ruled.


(B) In rejecting the Masters Dog Training Club’s argument that their primary aim was to teach people to train dogs, the court ruled the club ineligible to be exempted of taxes as an educational group.
Pronoun error --In rejecting the Masters Dog Training Club’s argument that their primary aim ..

(C) Rejecting the argument that the primary aim of the Masters Dog Training Club was to teach people to train dogs, the court ruled that the club was ineligible for exemption from taxes as an educational group.
Correct

(D) The club was not to be exempted of taxes as an educational group, ruled the court by rejecting its argument that the primary aim of the Masters Dog Training Club was teaching people to train dogs.
Poorly structured. RULED as a past participle should be modifying the previous clause. Pronoun ambiguous in 'ruled the court by rejecting its argument '

(E) The court ruled the Masters Dog Training Club not eligible to be exempted from taxes as an educational group, rejecting the argument that the primary aim was to teach people to train dogs.
Missing on THAT after ruled.

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first split: "ruled the club" vs "ruled that the club"
"ruled that the club" is the correct idiom ---> A,B,D,E out

second split: "exempt from" vs "exempt of"
"exempt from" is the correct idiom ---> B,D out

Third split: pronouns with unknown antecedent ---> A,B,D out
"Rejecting its argument" in A : "its" has no proper noun to refer to
"that their primary" in B : "their" has no proper antecedent to refer to
"rejecting its argument" in D: "its" has no proper noun to refer to

C is the best choice

Originally posted by MahmoudFawzy on 21 Sep 2019, 09:16.
Last edited by MahmoudFawzy on 21 Sep 2019, 13:23, edited 1 time in total.
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Rejecting its argument that the Masters Dog Training Club’s primary aim was to teach people to train dogs, the court ruled the club ineligible for tax exemption as an educational group.

In a reported speech as this, the reports are always presented in a subordinate clause starting with 'that'. That is the entry point into this topic.

(A) Rejecting its argument that the Masters Dog Training Club’s primary aim was to teach people to train dogs, the court ruled the club ineligible for tax exemption as an educational group. -- That is missing after ruled.

(B) In rejecting the Masters Dog Training Club’s argument that their primary aim was to teach people to train dogs, the court ruled the club ineligible to be exempted of taxes as an educational group.- same problem as in A.

(C) Rejecting the argument that the primary aim of the Masters Dog Training Club was to teach people to train dogs, the court ruled that the club was ineligible for exemption from taxes as an educational group. --- looks okay, must be the correct choice.

(D) The club was not to be exempted of taxes as an educational group, ruled the court by rejecting its argument that the primary aim of the Masters Dog Training Club was teaching people to train dogs.-- Actually the inversed second clause is connected to the first one with a comma-- This is a comma splice


(E) The court ruled the Masters Dog Training Club not eligible to be exempted from taxes as an educational group, rejecting the argument that the primary aim was to teach people to train dogs.--- Missing the connector that.

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Rejecting its argument that the Masters Dog Training Club’s primary aim was to teach people to train dogs, the court ruled the club ineligible for tax exemption as an educational group.

(A) Rejecting its argument that the Masters Dog Training Club’s primary aim was to teach people to train dogs, the court ruled the club ineligible for tax exemption as an educational group. - Missing verb

(B) In rejecting the Masters Dog Training Club’s argument that their primary aim was to teach people to train dogs, the court ruled the club ineligible to be exempted of taxes as an educational group. - Incorrect Pronoun their

(C) Rejecting the argument that the primary aim of the Masters Dog Training Club was to teach people to train dogs, the court ruled that the club was ineligible for exemption from taxes as an educational group. - I could see the Verb here, also its is missing, i didnt want to use ambiguity.. removal pf pronoun It is a good thing.. Contender


(D) The club was not to be exempted of taxes as an educational group, ruled the court by rejecting its argument that the primary aim of the Masters Dog Training Club was teaching people to train dogs.
Ruled - Past Participle verb seems to point to the first clause, also the positioning of it could be ambiguous.. not sure still contender

(E) The court ruled the Masters Dog Training Club not eligible to be exempted from taxes as an educational group, rejecting the argument that the primary aim was to teach people to train dogs.

Need that to start of SVO structure

Between C & D - C is better
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Rejecting its argument that the Masters Dog Training Club’s primary aim was to teach people to train dogs, the court ruled the club ineligible for tax exemption as an educational group.

(A) Rejecting its argument that the Masters Dog Training Club’s primary aim was to teach people to train dogs, the court ruled the club ineligible for tax exemption as an educational group.
(B) In rejecting the Masters Dog Training Club’s argument that their primary aim was to teach people to train dogs, the court ruled the club ineligible to be exempted of taxes as an educational group.
(C) Rejecting the argument that the primary aim of the Masters Dog Training Club was to teach people to train dogs, the court ruled that the club was ineligible for exemption from taxes as an educational group.
(D) The club was not to be exempted of taxes as an educational group, ruled the court by rejecting its argument that the primary aim of the Masters Dog Training Club was teaching people to train dogs.
(E) The court ruled the Masters Dog Training Club not eligible to be exempted from taxes as an educational group, rejecting the argument that the primary aim was to teach people to train dogs.


IMO the best fit is option C as it has no errors and also presents what the author wants to convey in a concise way.
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Rejecting its argument that the Masters Dog Training Club’s primary aim was to teach people to train dogs, the court ruled the club ineligible for tax exemption as an educational group.

(A) Rejecting its argument that the Masters Dog Training Club’s primary aim was to teach people to train dogs, the court ruled the club ineligible for tax exemption as an educational group.
The problem in the original statement is that of modifier..
The part "Rejecting its argument that the Masters Dog Training Club’s primary aim was to teach people to train dogs" is participle that should be modifying the word immediately after that. But here Court rejecting its argument is illogical. Of course ITS stands for 'Masters Dog Training Club'
Missing on THAT after ruled.


(B) In rejecting the Masters Dog Training Club’s argument that their primary aim was to teach people to train dogs, the court ruled the club ineligible to be exempted of taxes as an educational group.
Pronoun error --In rejecting the Masters Dog Training Club’s argument that their primary aim ..

(C) Rejecting the argument that the primary aim of the Masters Dog Training Club was to teach people to train dogs, the court ruled that the club was ineligible for exemption from taxes as an educational group.
Correct

(D) The club was not to be exempted of taxes as an educational group, ruled the court by rejecting its argument that the primary aim of the Masters Dog Training Club was teaching people to train dogs.
Poorly structured. RULED as a past participle should be modifying the previous clause. Pronoun ambiguous in 'ruled the court by rejecting its argument '

(E) The court ruled the Masters Dog Training Club not eligible to be exempted from taxes as an educational group, rejecting the argument that the primary aim was to teach people to train dogs.
Missing on THAT after ruled.

C


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Rejecting its argument that the Masters Dog Training Club’s primary aim was to teach people to train dogs, the court ruled the club ineligible for tax exemption as an educational group.

(A) Rejecting its argument that the Masters Dog Training Club’s primary aim was to teach people to train dogs, the court ruled the club ineligible for tax exemption as an educational group.

(B) In rejecting the Masters Dog Training Club’s argument that their primary aim was to teach people to train dogs, the court ruled the club ineligible to be exempted of taxes as an educational group.

(C) Rejecting the argument that the primary aim of the Masters Dog Training Club was to teach people to train dogs, the court ruled that the club was ineligible for exemption from taxes as an educational group.

(D) The club was not to be exempted of taxes as an educational group, ruled the court by rejecting its argument that the primary aim of the Masters Dog Training Club was teaching people to train dogs.

(E) The court ruled the Masters Dog Training Club not eligible to be exempted from taxes as an educational group, rejecting the argument that the primary aim was to teach people to train dogs.


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Rhetorical construction; Diction

As written, the possessive adjective its fails to make clear whether it is to the court or to the club that the argument mentioned is being attributed.

Note that choices B and D are immediately disqualified by their use of the incorrect preposition of immediately following exempted. The correct usages are: exemption from, exempt from, and exempted from.

A. This choice is incorrect for the reasons mentioned above.

B. This choice uses the idiomatically incorrect form exempted of.

C. Correct. This choice uses the idiomatically correct form exemption from and conveys the meaning of the sentence in a clear, concise way.

D. This choice uses the idiomatically incorrect form exempted of.

E. This choice uses the idiomatically incorrect form ruled the . . . club rather than the idiomatically correct ruled that . . . Furthermore, the phrase not eligible to be exempted is wordy and would be more clearly stated ineligible for exemption as in choice C.

The correct answer is C.
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Rejecting its argument that the Masters Dog Training Club’s primary aim was to teach people to train dogs, the court ruled the club ineligible for tax exemption as an educational group.

(A) Rejecting its argument that the Masters Dog Training Club’s primary aim was to teach people to train dogs, the court ruled the club ineligible for tax exemption as an educational group.

(B) In rejecting the Masters Dog Training Club’s argument that their primary aim was to teach people to train dogs, the court ruled the club ineligible to be exempted of taxes as an educational group.

(C) Rejecting the argument that the primary aim of the Masters Dog Training Club was to teach people to train dogs, the court ruled that the club was ineligible for exemption from taxes as an educational group.

(D) The club was not to be exempted of taxes as an educational group, ruled the court by rejecting its argument that the primary aim of the Masters Dog Training Club was teaching people to train dogs.

(E) The court ruled the Masters Dog Training Club not eligible to be exempted from taxes as an educational group, rejecting the argument that the primary aim was to teach people to train dogs.


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(A) Rejecting its argument that the Masters Dog Training Club’s primary aim was to teach people to train dogs, the court ruled the club ineligible for tax exemption as an educational group. - Wrong: 1) Pronoun 2) Structure

(B) In rejecting the Masters Dog Training Club’s argument that their primary aim was to teach people to train dogs, the court ruled the club ineligible to be exempted of taxes as an educational group. - Wrong: 1) Pronoun 2) Structure 3) Idiom

(C) Rejecting the argument that the primary aim of the Masters Dog Training Club was to teach people to train dogs, the court ruled that the club was ineligible for exemption from taxes as an educational group. - Correct

(D) The club was not to be exempted of taxes as an educational group, ruled the court by rejecting its argument that the primary aim of the Masters Dog Training Club was teaching people to train dogs. - Wrong: 1) Idiom 2) Meaning 3) "to teach" is better.

(E) The court ruled the Masters Dog Training Club not eligible to be exempted from taxes as an educational group, rejecting the argument that the primary aim was to teach people to train dogs. - Wrong: 1) Meaning 2) who's aim?
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