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I chose option C because in option D, and ...as well seemed redundant. can someone please address this?


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


The 'as well' is inserted to indicate that the buying of the skis and boomerangs are additional to the intended basketball. If the 'as well' is not mentioned, then the essence of impulse buying will be lost as only since impulse buying implies that we buy more than what we came for. In that sense as well does not reflect repetition.

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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 - comparison error

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 error

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 - Shoppers in sporting .. shopping is a complete sentence but the part that follows it --- do not buy ..., but leave ... does not have a subject

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 come in for a basketball but will leave with only a basketball - Comparison issue

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New post 16 May 2018, 22:49
POE: “Unlike” is clear marker that forces us to look first for what it is being compared? Shoppers in Sporting goods Store, unlike THOSE of department stores. This is the wright comparison. A, B & E are out.
In C, This is a case of Run-on Sentence. After the complete clause, “Shoppers in sporting goods stores, unlike those in department stores, do very little impulse shopping” (Complete Independent Clause). We need connector or semi cloumn after that for the second independent clause, but there is no subject for “do not buy a pair of skis and a boomerang when they come in for a basketball, but leave with only a basketball “. Makes it a run-on sentence.
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
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