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29 Nov 2004, 17:18
Shoppers in sporting goods stores, unlike in department stores, do very little impulse shopping, not buying a pair of skis and a boomerang when they come in for a basketball, but they leave with a basketball only.

[B] those in department stores, do very little impulse shopping; someone who comes in for a basketball will leave with a basketball only and not buy a pair of skis and a boomerang as well.
[C] department stores, shop impulsively very little; someone will not buy a pair of skis and a boomerang when they come in for a basketball but will leave with only a basketball.
[D] those in department stores, do very little impulse shopping, do not buy a pair of skis and a boomerang when they come in for a basketball, but leave with only a basketball.
[E] in department stores, shop impulsively very little; someone who comes in for a basketball will leave with a basketball only and not also buy a pair of skis and a boomerang as well.
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29 Nov 2004, 17:37
Between B & D, I will pick B.
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30 Nov 2004, 10:09
B makes most sense
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30 Nov 2004, 11:55
(B)
All others are run-on
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30 Nov 2004, 13:31
B ~~
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30 Nov 2004, 15:08
OA is B
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29 Jan 2005, 20:13
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30 Jan 2005, 04:11
DLMD wrote:

You can rewrite (D) as follow

Shoppers in sporting goods stores, unlike those in department stores, do very little impulse shopping, do not buy a pair of skis and a boomerang when they come in for a basketball, but leave with only a basketball.

The RED part is the main sentence.
The GREEN part is an parenthetical element
The Italic part is an run-on because it does not follow the grammar structure. There is no subject. The use of semi-colon is necessary here to seperate two independent clauses.
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31 Jan 2005, 07:09
I thinks D is erroneous, because there is no conj. between two do actions.

(E) is wrong, because also and as well are redundant.

(C) compare shoppers with departmant stores

(A) they is ambiguous.
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31 Jan 2005, 07:17
(B)
31 Jan 2005, 07:17
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