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New post 23 Jan 2017, 11:11
Shoppers in sporting goods stores, unlike [u]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--wrong comparision
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--same as A
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---looks like a run on
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---Best among the lot
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--same as A and B

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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: wrong comparision, shoppers with department store
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: reason is same as in A
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: these are 2 independent clauses & conjunction word (for, and, or, but, or, yet, so) was not used to connect.
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 comparision
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: reason is same as in A



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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

whats wrong with C?


I eliminated A,B,E because of comparison error.
In C & D, I have marked D because option C has Run on error.
Also, there are too many phrases in option C. Where as, option D uses semicolon to negate run on error.

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

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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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Q: 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.

Is it necessary to use "those" as is used in Option C and D?
I thought there is only one set of shoppers, who do shopping both in sporting goods store and department store.
Avoiding those communicates the msg perfectly.
Using "those" creates parallelly new set of shoppers who shop only in dept stores.
Now we compare shoppers set 1 and set 2.

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Q: 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.

Is it necessary to use "those" as is used in Option C and D?
I thought there is only one set of shoppers, who do shopping both in sporting goods store and department store.
Avoiding those communicates the msg perfectly.
Using "those" creates parallelly new set of shoppers who shop only in dept stores.
Now we compare shoppers set 1 and set 2.


Your understanding in correct - the sentence makes sense even without the use of "those".

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