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# THe child is neither encouraged to be critical or to examine

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30 Mar 2005, 15:34
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THe child is neither encouraged to be critical or to examine all the evidence for his opinion.

A.neither encouraged to be critical or to examine
B.neither encouraged to be critical nor to examine
C.either encouraged to be critical or to examine
D.encouraged either to be critical or to examine
E.not encouraged either to be critical or to examine
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30 Mar 2005, 18:40
I think D and E, both, are correct gramatically but prefer D.

D. encouraged either to be critical or to examine
E. not encouraged either to be critical or to examine
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30 Mar 2005, 19:09
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A.neither encouraged to be critical or to examine
- out. neither.. or is not idiomatic

B.neither encouraged to be critical nor to examine
- neither x nor y is correct. but x=encouraged to be, y=to examine is not parallel

C.either encouraged to be critical or to examine
- either x or y is correct. but x again is not parallel with y.

D.encouraged either to be critical or to examine
- either x or y is correct. x is also parallel with y.

E.not encouraged either to be critical or to examine
- either x or y is correct. x is parallel with y.

Between D and E, i'll take E. In the original passage, the child is not encouraged to be critical of his options, and is also not encouraged to examined his options. This is reflected in E. D is the exact opposite of the origianl meaning.

E it is.
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30 Mar 2005, 23:35
USING D CHANGES THE MEANING,,,ASIT STATES THAT THE CHILD IS ENCOURAGED,,,WHEREAS THE ORGIAL SENTENCE SAYS THAT HE IS NOT!!!!

IN GMAT IT IS REQUIRED NOT TO TOUCH THE MEAING OF THE SENTENCE,INSTEAD JUST PRESENT IT IN THE BEST WAY
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31 Mar 2005, 00:26
I'm bw (D) and (E) as well. I can't make a choice b/c they both seem gramatically correct.
Well, perhaps i'll take (D) for the sake of moving on.
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26 Nov 2013, 03:44
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It should be E.

A -- neither..or is unidiomatic
B -- not parallel
C -- not parallel, exact opposite meaning
D -- exact opposite meaning
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31 May 2014, 15:03
Don't understand the parallelism problem with answer choice B

Could someone please elaborate? Would be happy to throw some Kudos out there

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31 May 2014, 15:25
jlgdr wrote:
Don't understand the parallelism problem with answer choice B

Could someone please elaborate? Would be happy to throw some Kudos out there

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For B to be parallel you would need( to examine )and( to criticize ) to be present (both verb forms or infinitives )
The infinitive( to examine) cannot be parallel to a clause (encouraged to be critical) in the original option B
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17 Sep 2014, 05:10
Ans is E as per Barron's.

Lesson Learnt: Don't change the meaning implied in the question.
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13 Jul 2017, 11:43
The child is neither encouraged to be critical or to examine all the evidence for his opinion.

A.neither encouraged to be critical or to examine - incorrect idiom. Should be either or
B.neither encouraged to be critical nor to examine - correct idiom. Neither nor. Didn't pick this, as its meaning was a bit odd.
On hindsight, it does seem valid. Neither nor is correct, and kids can be encouraged this way

C.either encouraged to be critical or to examine - either or. Picked this
D.encouraged either to be critical or to examine - encouraged should follow either. So wrong
E.not encouraged either to be critical or to examine wrong completely
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13 Jul 2017, 12:10
navneetaron wrote:
THe child is neither encouraged to be critical or to examine all the evidence for his opinion.

A.neither encouraged to be critical or to examine
B.neither encouraged to be critical nor to examine
C.either encouraged to be critical or to examine
D.encouraged either to be critical or to examine
E.not encouraged either to be critical or to examine

What is the source of this question?
I think answer choices are wrong.
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