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In the traditional Japanese household, most clothing could be packed flatly, and so it was not necessary to have elaborate closet facilities.

(A) flatly, and so it was not necessary to have elaborate closet facilities

(B) flat, and so elaborate closet facilities were unnecessary

(C) flatly, and so there was no necessity for elaborate closet facilities

(D) flat, there being no necessity for elaborate closet facilities

(E) flatly, as no elaborate closet facilities were necessary
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08 Nov 2008, 15:00
saravalli wrote:
In the traditional Japanese household, most clothing could be packed flatly, and so it was not necessary to have elaborate closet facilities.

(A) flatly, and so it was not necessary to have elaborate closet facilities
(B) flat, and so elaborate closet facilities were unnecessary
(C) flatly, and so there was no necessity for elaborate closet facilities
(D) flat, there being no necessity for elaborate closet facilities
(E) flatly, as no elaborate closet facilities were necessary

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(A) Why past tense as the preceding clause is not in past tense.
(B) Similar to A.
(C) Similar to A/B.
(D) Being in verb form? always wrong.
(E) left with it.
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08 Nov 2008, 16:06
You left with a wrong answer. "Flatly" is an adverb when can not be used here. We need a predicate adjective.
(B) is correct
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08 Nov 2008, 17:02
Bidisha wrote:
You left with a wrong answer. "Flatly" is an adverb when can not be used here. We need a predicate adjective.
(B) is correct

I agree that flatly is used wrongly here. packed flatly is different from flatly packed. Between B & D, B is good.
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09 Nov 2008, 01:03
Agree on B.

The reason E doesn't work is that the no-elaborate-closets is actually a consequence of, not a precondition for, the flatly packed clothes. E says that, because no elaborate closets were necessary, the Japanese packed clothes flatly.
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10 Nov 2008, 10:17
I chose B because I assumed "flatly" is not a correct word. "flat" is used as an adjective as well as adverb. Can someone correct me please?
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11 Nov 2008, 07:04
Hi guys,

IMO E

(A) flatly, and so it was not necessary to have elaborate closet facilities have elaborate?

(B) flat, and so elaborate closet facilities were unnecessary just an adverb can modify an adjective, flatly needed

(C) flatly, and so there was no necessity for elaborate closet facilities for me wordy, and I'm not sure if so is well used here

(D) flat, there being no necessity for elaborate closet facilities just an adverb can modify an adjective, flatly needed

(E) flatly, as no elaborate closet facilities were necessary Hold

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07 Jun 2016, 13:07
i think that options A,D and E are out
between options B and C i think the more correct is option C
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07 Jun 2016, 15:28
There is a great explanation with full details in the following link.

http://www.beatthegmat.com/in-the-tradi ... 81289.html
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