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# Textbooks for the used book sale should be in good condition

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Director
Joined: 14 Jul 2004
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Textbooks for the used book sale should be in good condition [#permalink]

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19 Jul 2005, 07:29
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Textbooks for the used book sale should be in good condition and should have no writing in them or be underlined.

(A) and should have no writing in them or be underlined
(B) and should not have writing in them or not be underlined
(C) and contain no writing or underlining
(D) without containing writing nor be underlined
(E) without having any writing or no underlining in them

What is the concept that is being tested here? On a separate note isnt the use of "no" [versus nor or other negative expressions] to express a negative condition a colloquial use?

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Director
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19 Jul 2005, 09:17
C is my choice. This is how I read it.

Textbooks for the used book sale should be in good condition
and contain no writing or underlining

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19 Jul 2005, 18:20
C. short and clear and concise. rest are either are too wordy or ungramatical.

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19 Jul 2005, 18:20
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