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# SC Pronouns #12

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Formulas for solubility and the ratio of solvent to solute do not apply to colder liquids in the same way as they do to heated liquids, because they are moving less and have less energy.

(A) Formulas for solubility and the ratio of solvent to solute do not apply to colder liquids in the same way as they do to heated liquids, because they are moving less and have less energy.
(B) Because they are moving less and have less energy, formulas for solubility and the ratio of solvent to solute do not apply to colder liquids in the same way as they do to heated liquids.
(C) Because they are moving and are seldom in equilibrium, colder liquids are not subject to the same applicability of formulas for solubility and the ratio of solvent to solute as heated liquids.
(D) Because colder liquids are moving less and have less energy, formulas for solubility and the ratio of solvent to solute do not apply to them in the same way as to established heated liquids.
(E) Colder liquids are not subject to the applicability of formulas for solubility and the ratio of solvent to solute in the same way as heated liquids, because they are moving less and are have less energy.
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02 Nov 2005, 23:58
D.

they in others have no clear antecedent

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Because colder liquids are moving less and have less energy, formulas for solubility and the ratio of solvent to solute do not apply to them in the same way as (it applies) to established heated liquids.
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03 Nov 2005, 03:07
D for me.

It's not the formula, which has less energy and move less, but the colder liquids.

furthermore, phrases like "subject to the applicability" is extreeeeeemly wordy and almost always wrong
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03 Nov 2005, 05:45
Straight D.
All others change the meaning of the sentence.
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03 Nov 2005, 06:15
Going with D.

Other choices have modifier/pronoun issue ..ie "they"

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Formulas for solubility and the ratio of solvent to solute do not apply to colder liquids in the same way as they do to heated liquids, because they are moving less and have less energy.

(A) Formulas for solubility and the ratio of solvent to solute do not apply to colder liquids in the same way as they do to heated liquids, because they are moving less and have less energy.
(B) Because they are moving less and have less energy, formulas for solubility and the ratio of solvent to solute do not apply to colder liquids in the same way as they do to heated liquids.
(C) Because they are moving and are seldom in equilibrium, colder liquids are not subject to the same applicability of formulas for solubility and the ratio of solvent to solute as heated liquids.
(D) Because colder liquids are moving less and have less energy, formulas for solubility and the ratio of solvent to solute do not apply to them in the same way as to established heated liquids.
(E) Colder liquids are not subject to the applicability of formulas for solubility and the ratio of solvent to solute in the same way as heated liquids, because they are moving less and are have less energy.
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03 Nov 2005, 12:35
I think D is the answer. All the others are either grammaticaly wrong or ambigous.
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03 Nov 2005, 20:20
You guys are great! OA is D.

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> Step One: Spot the Concept Tested
Pronouns
Spot: Pay attention to pronouns in the underlined part of the sentence.
Step Two: Check the Rule and Decide on a Fix
A pronoun must clearly and correctly refer to only one thing. Look for an answer without they・in it or that removes the ambiguity.
Step Three: Process of Elimination
Eliminate A, B, C, and E
Step Four: Chunk and Compare
Only D is left
Choose D
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03 Nov 2005, 20:24
Bhai wrote:
A?

I do not like establishes heated liquid.

"they" possesses an ambiguous antecedent - it could be refering to cold liquids or heated liquids.
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03 Nov 2005, 21:24
b) wrong: modifier incorrectly modifies formulas
c) wrong: messed up
d) wrong: "established heated liquids" makes no sense
e) wrong: fragmented sentance

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05 Nov 2005, 02:38
Watch those pronouns! Remember, every pronoun must clearly refer to one and only one antecedent. <b>D</b> is the best choice out of the five that does this.

C throws in "equilibrium" which wasn't even included in the original sentence so I quickly eliminated that one.
05 Nov 2005, 02:38
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