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# Students of violin can distinguish a good tone quality from a bad one

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11 Sep 2018, 03:49
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Students of violin can distinguish a good tone quality from a bad one long before the identification that a given instrument is out of tune.

(A) the identification that
(B) they can identify that
(C) they would identify
(D) they could have the identification of
(E) having the identification of

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11 Sep 2018, 05:00
Bunuel wrote:
Students of violin can distinguish a good tone quality from a bad one long before the identification that a given instrument is out of tune.

(A) the identification that
(B) they can identify that
(C) they would identify
(D) they could have the identification of
(E) having the identification of

+1 for B

(A) the identification that
(B) they can identify that --> Conveys the intended meaning
(C) they would identify
(D) they could have the identification of
(E) having the identification of
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11 Sep 2018, 05:18
+1 for B.

(A) the identification that --> Parallel error

(B) they can identify that --> Correct, rectifies parallel error i.e, "They can do X, they can do Y"

(C) they would identify --> Parallel error

(D) they could have the identification of --> Parallel error

(E) having the identification of --> Parallel error

Hence, B.
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12 Sep 2018, 01:22
Bunuel wrote:
Students of violin can distinguish a good tone quality from a bad one long before the identification that a given instrument is out of tune.

(A) the identification that
(B) they can identify that
(C) they would identify
(D) they could have the identification of
(E) having the identification of

MANHATTAN REVIEW OFFICIAL EXPLANATION:

Choices A and E are missing clear noun references. Who or what is making or having the identification? The students. Choice D is wordy. ‘Would’ in C is not correct. ‘Can’ in B maintains parallel structure. B is the best answer.
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