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I picked D for this one, but I was hesitant about "as well" in the end. I guess we are looking for the best choice and D stands.
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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

Please explain the error in C.
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D Sounds ok of all but "as well" is unnecessary I guess.

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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
= out because missing a noun “those” before “in department”.

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
= out, same reason as which of A

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
= out, illogically compares shoppers to department stores.


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
= out, because “leave with a basketball only and not buy a pair ..” is wrong, I think the right conjunction is “but”

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

Anc is C
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Between C and D, I chose D.


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

Bold part sounds awkward IMO.
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Answer: D
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The question what is the error in C?

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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

Please explain the error in C.


between C and D.

X, unlike Y, 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


do very little impulse shopping --> attribute of X .
do not buy a pair of skis and a boomerang when they come in for a basketball, but leave with only a basketball
---> example of characterstic/attribue of X ( very littel impuse shopping) and not a another characterstic.
It is better described in D.

X do very littel shopping; then giving an example to support the previous statement.

D is perfect in this scenario.


and also in C
Can we say
X do very little impulse shopping, "do not buy pair of skies"..
"do not buy pair of skies".. is modifies what .. X?
if it is X then we need conjuction "and"
X do very little impulse shopping and "do not buy pair of skies"..
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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
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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
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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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I pick (D) for clarity. The comparison between "Shoppers in sporting goods stores" and "those in department stores" is parallel and clear.

Shoppers in sporting goods stores, unlike 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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I pick (D) for clarity. The comparison between "Shoppers in sporting goods stores" and "those in department stores" is parallel and clear.

Shoppers in sporting goods stores, unlike 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




Why not C..Same comparison is there...
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D.

In C, the second and the third part of the sentences are jumbled and don't flow properly. As noted above, answer choice D has more clarity than the other answer choices.
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I pick (D) for clarity. The comparison between "Shoppers in sporting goods stores" and "those in department stores" is parallel and clear.

Shoppers in sporting goods stores, unlike 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




Why not C..Same comparison is there...


First, I thought about C too, but in C this part of a sentence "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" doesn't clearly refer to the subject -shoppers in sporting goods stores.
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skim wrote:
I pick (D) for clarity. The comparison between "Shoppers in sporting goods stores" and "those in department stores" is parallel and clear.

Shoppers in sporting goods stores, unlike 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




Why not C..Same comparison is there...


First, I thought about C too, but in C this part of a sentence "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" doesn't clearly refer to the subject -shoppers in sporting goods stores.


Echo that .. D is the way to go here.
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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?
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C conveys the meaning that doing little impulse shopping, not buying a pair of skis and boomerang and leaving with a basketball only are all parallel. Whereas the sentence actually wants to convey what it means by "doing little impulse shopping". Also "they" is ambiguous.
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Your transcription, especially underlining is wrong. Here is the correct version

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

In order to make life simple, can you please take a little more care?

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Hi,

Your transcription, especially underlining is wrong. Here is the correct version

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

In order to make life simple, can you please take a little more care?

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thanks daagh... i was wondering whether the answer choices missed something? or whether i read the question wrong!
Anyways, the second part of the sentence - "not buying a pair of skis and a boomerang when they come in for a basketball, but they leave with a basketball only", is meant as an example.
In option C, the sentence structure changes the intended purpose.
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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?


It makes no sense use "but" in C, meaning problem
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C conveys the meaning that doing little impulse shopping, not buying a pair of skis and boomerang and leaving with a basketball only are all parallel. Whereas the sentence actually wants to convey what it means by "doing little impulse shopping". Also "they" is ambiguous.


I agree that "they" can be ambigous. But I do not agree about the parallelism issue.
The problem with thw answer C is the usage of "but" in the sentence, changing the intended meaning
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