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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.

A. 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. 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
C. 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
D. 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
E. 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
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16 Jan 2006, 15:59
I would go with D

Since the sentence is using "Unlike" right things should be compared..What are we trying to compare "Shoppers in dept stores" vs "shoppers in sports stores"

A. 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
COmparison not correct
B. 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
COmparison not correct
C. 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
Correct comparison, but intoduces sentence fragements "do very little impulse" and "do not buy " doesnt seem to connect well
D. 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
CORRECT
E. department stores, shop impulsively very little; someone will not buy a pair of skis and a boomerang when they .
INcorrect compaison
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16 Jan 2006, 20:57
D it is

1. Appropriate usage of semicoloms to separate 2 independent statements

2. "Those" antecedent correctly refers to customers.
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16 Jan 2006, 23:39
(D) makes the correct comparison by using "those." Additionally, th semicolon correctly separates the two clauses.
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18 Jan 2006, 11:05
The OA is D
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01 Aug 2007, 07:52
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.
A. 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. 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
C. 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
D. 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
E. 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

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01 Aug 2007, 08:33
stevegt, can you check whether there is any mistake in the question?
I chose D, but "Shoppers those in department stores" without comma after shoppers seems weird. Also what is the source of the question?
I will try to explain my choice if I am right.

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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.
A. 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. 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
C. 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
D. 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
E. 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
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01 Aug 2007, 08:39
I'd go for D.

It's obvious that stevegt made a mistake in underlining the rite words.

The question should be like this:

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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.

A. 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. 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

C. 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

D. 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

E. 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
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01 Aug 2007, 08:51
solidcolor wrote:
I'd go for D.

It's obvious that stevegt made a mistake in underlining the rite words.

The question should be like this:

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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.

A. 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. 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

C. 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

D. 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

E. 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

I would also go with D but can someone explain me the highlighted portion, especially the bold portion. I mean, is it correct usage?

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01 Aug 2007, 09:02
sorry. I have corrected the underlined part.

Can someone tell me what's wrong with C?
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01 Aug 2007, 09:06
stevegt wrote:
sorry. I have corrected the underlined part.

Can someone tell me what's wrong with C?

In C, 2 actions are equivalent: "do shopping" and "buy (or not to buy) a pair of skis". The context suggests that "buy (or not to buy) a pair of skis" is subsequent to ""do shopping", not equivalent.
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01 Aug 2007, 09:09
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solidcolor wrote:

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.

A. 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. 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

C. 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

D. 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

E. 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

I would also go with D but can someone explain me the highlighted portion, especially the bold portion. I mean, is it correct usage?

Sunil

:D It does sound weird to me, but anyway it's the only thing left after eliminating others.

Anyone can explain D?
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01 Aug 2007, 10:27
solidcolor wrote:
sunilgupta wrote:
solidcolor wrote:

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.

A. 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. 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

C. 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

D. 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

E. 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

I would also go with D but can someone explain me the highlighted portion, especially the bold portion. I mean, is it correct usage?

Sunil

:D It does sound weird to me, but anyway it's the only thing left after eliminating others.

Anyone can explain D?

There are definitely issues with D. But it is the best choice. I think this is one of those questions from SC1000 that has issues with it....
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01 Aug 2007, 15:39
I was also stuck between C and D
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01 Aug 2007, 15:45
D for me.
It is clear and concise without ambiguity.
C creates confusion as if it were saying that shoppers do x, do Y and then there's no and do Z.
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01 Aug 2007, 16:34
D looks so horribly wrong too.

as well changes the meaning. also sounds awkward to me. If I am given a choice between this C and D, I would have chosen C for sure.
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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.

A. 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. 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
C. 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
D. 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
E. 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

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05 Oct 2007, 13:39
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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 basketball only.

A. 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 <-- should be "leaving" for parallelism, and not sure of the pronoun use of "they"
B. 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 <-- not parallel
C. those in department stores, do very little impulse shopping, do not buy a pair of skis and boomerang when they come in for a basketball, but leave with only a basketball
D. those in department stores, do very little impulse shopping; someone who comes in for basketball will leave with a basketball only and not buy a pair of skis and a boomerang as well
E. department stores, shop impulsively very little; someone will not buy a pair of skis and boomerang when they come in for a basketball but will leave with only a basketball<-- 'someone' should have he/she for pronoun, not 'they'

definitely between C and D. we have to compare like items so A, B, and E can be eliminated.

Edit: D now since the original was incorrectly posted

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05 Oct 2007, 13:46
I like C

A and B wrong because unlike cannot be followed by 'in'.

E is wrong because it compares shoppers to department stores.

Which leaves C and D.

D seems to have left out some words (intentional or unintenional). Also someone is singular. Thing is though, if D did not have those words left out 'a' before basketball and 'as' before well, I would actually pick D.

C does not seem completey correct, but does not have the obvious errors of word omissions that D does.

So i pick C, but want to pick D. However, as D is written, it is clearly wrong.
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05 Oct 2007, 13:48
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