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# The argument that the dominant form of family structure

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The argument that the dominant form of family structure today is not the nuclear family, but rather it is a family which is modified and extended, is based on a number of facts: the existence of three-generational families, the amount of vertical and horizontal communication between family subunits, and the extent to which family members offer assistance to one another.

(A) family, but rather it is a family which is modified and extended, is based on a number of facts: the existence of three-generational families
(B) family, but is instead a family that is modified and extended, is based on a number of facts: three-generational families exist
(C) family, which has been modified and extended, is based on a number of facts: the existence of three-generational families
(D) family but a modified extended family is based on a number of facts: the existence of three-generational families
(E) family, but also a modified and extended family, is based on a number of facts: three-generational families exist
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02 Apr 2006, 23:41
Riuscita wrote:
The argument that the dominant form of family structure today is not the nuclear family, but rather it is a family which is modified and extended, is based on a number of facts: the existence of three-generational families, the amount of vertical and horizontal communication between family subunits, and the extent to which family members offer assistance to one another.

(A) family, but rather it is a family which is modified and extended, is based on a number of facts: the existence of three-generational families
(B) family, but is instead a family that is modified and extended, is based on a number of facts: three-generational families exist
(C) family, which has been modified and extended, is based on a number of facts: the existence of three-generational families
(D) family but a modified extended family is based on a number of facts: the existence of three-generational families
(E) family, but also a modified and extended family, is based on a number of facts: three-generational families exist

Im going with D
a-it is ambigous,
b-awkward
c-chances meaning
d-best
e)not ll
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03 Apr 2006, 02:54
Ans = D

A) family, but rather it is a family which is modified and extended, is based on a number of facts: the existence of three-generational families
it ambiguous
(B) family, but is instead a family that is modified and extended, is based on a number of facts: three-generational families exist
instead of does not fit well
(C) family, which has been modified and extended, is based on a number of facts: the existence of three-generational families
which modifies nuclear family. meaning of sentence changed
(D) family but a modified extended family is based on a number of facts: the existence of three-generational families - correct
(E) family, but also a modified and extended family, is based on a number of facts: three-generational families exist - but also incorrect
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03 Apr 2006, 04:01
Will go for D

rest are passive/ using which where that is needed for narrowing
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03 Apr 2006, 06:30
It should be D.

Structure + Parallelism

- Structure 'Not X but Y' is correctly used.
- 'the existence of three-generational families' , 'the amount of vertical and horizontal communication between family subunits', and 'the extent to which family members offer assistance to one another' are parallel.

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Brajesh
03 Apr 2006, 06:30
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