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# Schliemann determined at the age of seven to find the site

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Schliemann determined at the age of seven to find the site of ancient Troy and devoted his subsequent career to
do it

a)...
b) has devoted his subsequent career to do that
c) devoted his subsequent career to such an end
d) has devoted his subsequent career for that
e) devoted his subsequent career to that end
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16 Jun 2007, 09:13
after the "and" there needs to be a new s/v, we are left with B and D.

I think B is correct, "to do that" is more correct and ll to previous sectence.
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16 Jun 2007, 10:38
Schliemann determined at the age of seven to find the site of ancient Troy and devoted his subsequent career to
do it
a)... it should always replace a noun (in this case its replacing a sentence)
b) has devoted his subsequent career to do that (this looks like he is still doing it)

c) devoted his subsequent career to such an end (wordy illogical)
d) has devoted his subsequent career for that (same as b)
e) devoted his subsequent career to that end (Correct)

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16 Jun 2007, 18:20
Isn't the correct idom 'devote to' rather than 'devote for'?
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17 Jun 2007, 04:58
Why is 'has devoted' wrong.
Subsequent career could mean that he is still doing this,after starting from the age of 7.
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17 Jul 2007, 20:53
vineetgupta wrote:
Whats the OA for this one?

Vineet, you posted the question. You would know what the OA is?

It's between C and E. I am not sure which one is better though and why?
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17 Jul 2007, 22:49
to that end to refers to 'to that cause'

Agree with E
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18 Jul 2007, 08:06
Guess E, but it really sucks to bring in new words into the corrected text!!!!rather than having an option that ends with ....to do so.
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18 Jul 2007, 08:45
shoonya wrote:
vineetgupta wrote:
Whats the OA for this one?

Vineet, you posted the question. You would know what the OA is?

It's between C and E. I am not sure which one is better though and why?

Sorry,posted this at the wrong place.
The OA is E.
18 Jul 2007, 08:45
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