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Since the mid-1990s, the central government of Botswana has been forcibly removing native Bushmen from the Central Kalahari Game Reserve; the government justifies their actions by stating that it is too costly to provide such basic services like medical care and schooling to such a remote area.

A. justifies their actions by stating that it is too costly to provide such basic services like

B. justifies their actions by stating it is too costly and expensive to provide such basic services as

C. justify their actions by stating that it is too costly to provide basic services like

D. justify its actions by stating that it is too costly and expensive to provide such a basic service as

E. justifies its actions by stating that it is too costly to provide such basic services as
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Since the mid-1990s, the central government of Botswana has been forcibly removing native Bushmen from the Central Kalahari Game Reserve; the government justifies their actions by stating that it is too costly to provide such basic services like medical care and schooling to such a remote area.

A) justifies their actions by stating that it is too costly to provide such basic services like
B) justifies their actions by stating it is too costly and expensive to provide such basic services as
C) justify their actions by stating that it is too costly to provide basic services like
D) justify its actions by stating that it is too costly and expensive to provide such a basic service as
E justifies its actions by stating that it is too costly to provide such basic services as


Government is singular, so it should be "its actions" so A,B,C are out and "costly" and "expensive" are synonyms, so D is out. Also verbs should use "as" not "like"
Answer is E.

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Since the mid-1990s, the central government of Botswana has been forcibly removing native Bushmen from the
Central Kalahari Game Reserve; the government justifies their actions by stating that it is too costly to provide such
basic services like medical care and schooling to such a remote area.
• justifies their actions by stating that it is too costly to provide such basic services like
• justifies their actions by stating it is too costly and expensive to provide such basic services as
• justify their actions by stating that it is too costly to provide basic services like
• justify its actions by stating that it is too costly and expensive to provide such a basic service as
• justifies its actions by stating that it is too costly to provide such basic services as



The correct answer here is E. Example should always have such as and not such like, which elimnates option A, C. Costly and Expensive are same thing which eliminates option B and D. Hence we are left with option E.

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New post 14 Sep 2017, 05:17
The “government,” the singular subject of the underlined clause, requires the singular verb “justifies”
and the singular pronoun “its.” Additionally, since “medical care and schooling” are examples of
services, they should be delineated by “such as” rather than “such like.”

(A) This choice is incorrect as it repeats the original sentence.

(B) This choice incorrectly uses the plural pronoun "justifies" to refer to government. Additionally, it is
redundant to state “too costly and expensive."

(C) The plural verb “justify” and the plural pronoun “their” incorrectly refer to the singular
“government.” Also, basic services “like” medical care and schooling is unidiomatic.

(D) The plural verb “justify” incorrectly refers to the singular “government.” Additionally, “too costly
and expensive” is redundant, and medical care and schooling are two services rather than “a service.”

(E) CORRECT. The singular subject "government" is properly accompanied by the singular verb
"justifies" and the singular pronoun "its." Furthermore, the phrase “such basic services as medical care
and schooling” is idiomatically correct.
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