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Not getting any clue about this question...Pls help me out...

Despite what was hoped, the introduction of a sixty-five mile per hour speed limit is reducing neither congestion on rural highways, or it is not contributing to save gas for trucking companies and less pollution from the decreased amount of time trucks spend on the road.

A. reducing neither congestion on rural highways, or it is not contributing to save gas for trucking companies and less pollution

B. reducing neither the congestion on rural highways nor is it contributing to lower gas costs for trucking companies, or to less polluting

C. not reducing the congestion on rural highways nor is it contributing to save gas for trucking companies, and it is not lessening the pollution

D. not reducing the congestion on rural highways, it is not contributing to savings on gas for trucking companies, it is less pollution

E. not reducing congestion on rural highways, nor is it contributing to lower gas costs for truck companies or less pollution
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New post 04 Jul 2009, 08:00
hmmm...IMO D. in other options 'neither...nor' rule is violated except in B, but in B 'is it contributing' after 'nor' should be ' contributing' :roll: . And as I guese the last part of the sentence - less pollution from the decreased amount of time trucks spend on the road - stands separately. Very interested in OA :)
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IMO,it's E.

What is the OA and OE?
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I think the answer is E.

A, B use neither nor structure incorrectly.

Among C, D and E, E uses the best sentence structure with not and nor.

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Despite what was hoped, the introduction of a sixty-five mile per hour speed limit is reducing neither congestion on rural highways, or it is not contributing to save gas for trucking companies and less pollution from the decreased amount of time trucks spend on the road.

A. reducing neither congestion on rural highways, or it is not contributing to save gas for trucking companies and less pollution

neither,or combination is incorrect.

B. reducing neither the congestion on rural highways nor is it contributing to lower gas costs for trucking companies, or to less polluting

less polluting does not seem to be right. "the decreased amount of time" does not pollute. Also I did a bit of research and could not find info on three subjects connected to each other via "either, nor, or" perhaps "neither, nor, nor" would have been fine.

C. not reducing the congestion on rural highways nor is it contributing to save gas for trucking companies, and it is not lessening the pollution

a bit awkward and lessening is a rarely used word - but does not seem to have any other mistakes.

Not ... nor is ok.

D. not reducing the congestion on rural highways, it is not contributing to savings on gas for trucking companies, it is less pollution

it is less pollution is wrong. also it should be "and pollution has not reduced" (maybe)

E. not reducing congestion on rural highways, nor is it contributing to lower gas costs for truck companies or less pollution

again not nor or combination - i have not seen any other examples of.

Great questions trainspotting. Please underline.

I believe the answer is C.

Please advise on OA.
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I went for C also...

not very sure though...

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New post 06 Jul 2009, 16:16
one more C.

btw,1 minor doubt, why 'the' is required before 'congestion'....as in C & D but not in E...?

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New post 12 Jul 2009, 01:08
Sorry for the late reply..Nice explanation nightwing79. I, as well marked C...However somehow the and in choice C awkward...The OA is E....
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