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# Seeming to be the only organization fighting for the rights

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Seeming to be the only organization fighting for the rights of poor people in the South, Hosea Hudson, a laberer in Alabama, joined the Communist party in 1931.

A. Seeming to be
B. As
C. In that they seemed
D. Since it seemed
E. Because it seemed to be

this is a weird one. the first part of the sentence should, logically modify

Hosea Hudson..

any explanations?

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01 Dec 2003, 14:29
What is the answer for this ? Is it B ?
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01 Dec 2003, 18:20
D or E.
i vote for D. Since "it" modifies H. Hudson correctly.
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01 Dec 2003, 19:46
I also think is D or E

I'd choose D because "seem to be" is redundant (same as "consider to be")

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02 Dec 2003, 05:26
D and E are the best, agree
I would vote for E even though it is longer than D
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02 Dec 2003, 07:54
I would say E. And if that's not it then B makes second best sense.
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02 Dec 2003, 11:19
E. In the context of the sentence E "seems to be" ) more appropriate.

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03 Dec 2003, 03:18
Source of the question and some explanation please!
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03 Dec 2003, 03:24
If it is A, then Hosea Hudson is the only organization. Apply a sanity test!
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03 Dec 2003, 08:54
Is there an explanation for this? I'd love to know why.

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03 Dec 2003, 09:37
Another high-quality question from our friends at downdown.net.

Praetorian, as a bit of a graybeard around here, do you really think the downdown questions have any merit?
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03 Dec 2003, 10:12
stoolfi wrote:
Another high-quality question from our friends at downdown.net.

Praetorian, as a bit of a graybeard around here, do you really think the downdown questions have any merit?

Stoolfi

i do not agree with the official answer.

E is really the only choice which is "best".

About what i think, my perception has little value... perception can be from a lack of knowledge. Just because this SC looks stupid and defies everything i know, i cannot conclude that this SC is outta whack.
Simply because i do not know enough about grammar and intuition is really a bad tool to use in these cases.

Dissecting SC's and knowing why a choice is wrong is one of the better ways to master the SC part of verbal.

thats why i thought we need a discussion.

People like Akamai are better judges of bad questions, especially in verbal.

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Re: SC : Hosea Hudson [#permalink]

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21 Aug 2010, 07:54
I will go with E
lets .debate ...
actually its fun to look at these old posts .( dont know why )
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Re: SC : Hosea Hudson [#permalink]

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23 Aug 2010, 01:47
I go with E too....it was down to D and E
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Re: SC : Hosea Hudson [#permalink]

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23 Aug 2010, 05:41
wouldn't D and E imply that Hudson is the "it"?
Re: SC : Hosea Hudson   [#permalink] 23 Aug 2010, 05:41
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