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The department defines a private passenger vehicle as one

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The department defines a private passenger vehicle as one registered to an individual with a gross weight of less than 8,000 pounds.

(A) as one registered to an individual with a gross weight of less than 8,000 pounds
(B) to be one that is registered to an individual with a gross weight of less than 8,000 pounds
(C) as one that is registered to an individual and that has a gross weight of less than 8,000 pounds
(D) to have a gross weight less than 8,000 pounds and being registered to an individual
(E) as having a gross weight of less than 8,000 pounds and registered to an individual

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02 Sep 2004, 17:59
(A) as one registered to an individual with a gross weight of less than 8,000 pounds
- says individual weights 8000 pounds or less.

(B) to be one that is registered to an individual with a gross weight of less than 8,000 pounds
- Same thing

(C) as one that is registered to an individual and that has a gross weight of less than 8,000 pounds
- same thing

(D) to have a gross weight less than 8,000 pounds and being registered to an individual
- being is at the wrong place

(E) as having a gross weight of less than 8,000 pounds and registered to an individual
- I'll pick this one
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02 Sep 2004, 18:20
I'll take C here.
as one that is registered to an individual and that has a gross weight of less than 8,000 pounds

The two bolded portions are two restrictive clauses linked by conjunction "and" and refer to "one" which stands for the vehicle

E doesn't sound right to me with a lack of parallelism in verb tenses
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02 Sep 2004, 18:27
the car is already registered to an individual, so part tense for regiester is okay. The present tense for the car 'weighs' is used because it is a fact that the car weight that much. I don't see quite a real need for parallel verb tense here.
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02 Sep 2004, 18:39
i also have similar thoughts, i couldn't comprehend any reason for introducing parallelism in the verb tense. To me choice 'C' sounds just too wordy...

E seemed right to me, but unfortunately the OA is choice 'C' as pointed out by Paul..

Paul, can you pls explain your reasoning why u felt E is incorrect.?

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02 Sep 2004, 18:48
As paul pointed out, probably lack of parallelism in verbs although their tenses are correct.
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02 Sep 2004, 19:24
This also has to do with idioms
"define X as Y"
We need 2 nouns taking place of X and Y
E lacks that
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03 Sep 2004, 01:38
Paul wrote:
This also has to do with idioms
"define X as Y"
We need 2 nouns taking place of X and Y
E lacks that

A more specific idiom with "defined X as one that". C is the only choice with this.
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21 Sep 2004, 19:12
What if one of the answer choices would be
as one having a gross weight of less than 8,000 pounds and being registered to an individual
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21 Sep 2004, 20:07
I voted for C. And then saw Paul's explanation.
Paul, Terrific explanation.
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