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722. The data collected by weather airplanes that fly into the heart of a hurricane are useful mainly for gauging the storm’s structure and strength, not for the speed and the path of their movement.

(A) not for the speed and the path of their movement
(B) not for the speed and path of its movement
(C) not the speed and path of its movement
(D) and not the speed and path of their movements
(E) and not for the speed and the path of its movements
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23 May 2007, 11:28
B seems to be the best answer. A and D are incorrect choices , cause of the use of "' their". C doesnt maintain a parallel structure. E seems to me too wordy
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23 May 2007, 12:20
Neither A nor B is correct...

I thought the answer is B too.
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23 May 2007, 18:16
I know OA is (C) but I couldn't find anything wrong with (B).

for (A and B), and not for (C and D) structure (maintains ||ism)

I asked this even before and received weirdest explanations possible. I gave up.
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23 May 2007, 18:32
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I know OA is (C) but I couldn't find anything wrong with (B).

for (A and B), and not for (C and D) structure (maintains ||ism)

I asked this even before and received weirdest explanations possible. I gave up.

Agree B is a better choice: gramatically correct and maintains parallelism
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24 May 2007, 02:38
What's wrong with E????

E is not parallel !!
E has
for the storm's X & Y , not for the A & the B of ....
should be
for the storm's X & Y , not for the A & B of ....

I don't know if this line of reasoning is correct though ??

I would have put my money on [b]B[/b]
but , after looking again doesn't "for" sound redundant ??
for the X not for the Y
for the X not the Y
which one sounds correct ??

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24 May 2007, 03:49
Hmm, I think now C is correct...

gauging the stucture, strenght, speed and path, so "for" is not needed for parallelism
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24 May 2007, 04:25
(A) not for the speed and the path of their movement – Subject Verb Agreement - Eliminated
(B) not for the speed and path of its movement - Idiom???? Let's keep this
(C) not the speed and path of its movement – Idiom??? Let's keep this choice
(D) and not the speed and path of their movements – Subject Verb Agreement - Eliminated
(E) and not for the speed and the path of its movements – Idiom - Eliminated

Ok so here goes my thought process.

A - Has a Subject-Verb agreement issue.
The Q talks about the plane and plane + Storm. The use of "their"
D - Has a Subject-Verb agreement issue. The use of "their"
The Q talks about the plane and plane + Storm
E - Unidomatic - Too long.

Left with B & C

for X and not for Y - Is not the right idiom, hence B is out.
X and not Y - Is the correct idiom hence C

Would really appreciate if I can have your feedback on the thought process.
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24 May 2007, 16:26
On my first try, I went for B too. But, C is the OA. (for)X and not Y is the idiom here.
24 May 2007, 16:26
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