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# The basic needs of the average cat are simple and largerly

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The basic needs of the average cat are simple and largerly inexpensive: food, water, affection, and shelter, and occasional visits to the veterenarian.

A) and occasional visits to the veterenarian

B) with occasional veterenarian visits

C) with occasional visits to the veterenarian

D) yet occasionally visiting the veterenarian

E) but some occasional visits to the veterenarian are needed

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11 Jan 2007, 09:44
The basic needs of the average cat are simple and largerly inexpensive: food, water, affection, and shelter, and occasional visits to the veterenarian.

A) and occasional visits to the veterenarian

B) with occasional veterenarian visits

C) with occasional visits to the veterenarian

D) yet occasionally visiting the veterenarian

E) but some occasional visits to the veterenarian are needed

My first thoughts on reading this sentence was that there must be a "with... visits to..." structure.

A) Eliminate. Parallelism error because of the double and.

B) Aha! Begins with a "with". Can consider as a potential right answer. Will read it in full later.

C) Hmmm. Another "with". Ok. For consideration.

D) Sounds plain wrong.

E) But is for a counter stmt, doesnt fit.

Reading B) again, "vet. visits" doesnt seem right.

Read C) and fit into sentence. Comes out ok syntactically and semantically.

I'd choose C.
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11 Jan 2007, 09:53
I think in this sentence we need some contrast....
so D and E remain
E is a little wordy but conveys the meaning properly, so I would go for E

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11 Jan 2007, 09:54
A,D and E out for obvious reasons.

Now Between B & C I had to rely on how they sound to my ears.
They both sound good to me.

...food, wather, and shelter, with occasional vet vists.
IMHO, B goes better with rest of the items in the list.

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11 Jan 2007, 11:38
I feel that C does the job, but E is also tempting me. I'm not sure if there should be a contrast or not.

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11 Jan 2007, 12:29
khaos wrote:
I feel that C does the job, but E is also tempting me. I'm not sure if there should be a contrast or not.

The : is used to list the needs. If there is a need to contrast, the contrast needs to happen before the : or after the end of this sentence.

So, E is out. I will pick C on exam day.
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11 Jan 2007, 12:37
Yeah I would go with C. Contrast is not needed. If it were stating that trips to the vet were expensive and frequent, then that would contrast the others.
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11 Jan 2007, 15:16
Thanks for the clarification ncprasad and burningskulls!

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13 Jan 2007, 04:08
OA is C

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15 Jan 2007, 21:15
OA is C

Adrian, could you please let us know the origin of the question?

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16 Jan 2007, 01:38
Yurik79 wrote:
Andr359 wrote:
OA is C

Adrian, could you please let us know the origin of the question?

It is from Kaplan 800

Exactly

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