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# The FBI investigation included the Mafia and anyone

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The FBI investigation included the Mafia and anyone financially related to them, however distant.

A) financially related to them, however distant.

B) with financial relationships to them, even distantly.

C) financially related to them, however distantly.

D) with a financial relationship to them, however distantly.

E) that had any financial relation to them, however distant.

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23 Jun 2008, 22:07
A seems right here.. should be however distant..

however distantly sounds incorrect...

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23 Jun 2008, 22:14
clubzzang wrote:
The FBI investigation included the Mafia and anyone financially related to them, however distant.

A) financially related to them, however distant.

B) with financial relationships to them, even distantly.

C) financiallyrelated to them, however distantly.

D) with a financial relationship to them, however distantly.

E) that had any financial relation to them, however distant.

i would go with C .. since financially and distantly sound parallel...

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24 Jun 2008, 03:24
Three answers...there is a right one. I got this wrong.

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24 Jun 2008, 06:04
E for me.
financially related does not seem correct.

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24 Jun 2008, 09:27
C for me...financially, however distantly. Also, the OG has a similar question to this one and it seems like -ly is always the correct form...what is the correct OA?

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24 Jun 2008, 10:32
C for me. But not sure why B is incorrect, can anyone explain?

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24 Jun 2008, 13:16
clubzzang wrote:
The FBI investigation included the Mafia and anyone financially related to them, however distant.

A) financially related to them, however distant.

B) with financial relationships to them, even distantly.

C) financially related to them, however distantly.

D) with a financial relationship to them, however distantly.

E) that had any financial relation to them, however distant.

Who is that girl? - She is a distant relative
How are you related ? - Oh we are related distantly

I think we need to use "distant" to modify "anyone"
A,E remain.

A is better than E

A

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24 Jun 2008, 15:53
goalsnr wrote:
clubzzang wrote:
The FBI investigation included the Mafia and anyone financially related to them, however distant.

A) financially related to them, however distant.

B) with financial relationships to them, even distantly.

C) financially related to them, however distantly.

D) with a financial relationship to them, however distantly.

E) that had any financial relation to them, however distant.

OA is C. however (...related) distantly.

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24 Jun 2008, 17:06
ANy explanation(grammatical) will br appreciated.

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24 Jun 2008, 17:47
It's not that A is grammatically wrong- it's grammatically fine- it's just that it means something different from C. What is the sentence trying to say? That the FBI is investigating anyone with a financial relationship to the Mafia, even if that financial relationship is distant. In A, 'distant' is an adjective- it describes 'anyone'. The sentence in A means that the FBI is investigating anyone with a financial relationship with the Mafia, even if they're far away (in another country, say). We want an adverb, 'distantly', so that the sentence describes how closely those under investigation are financially related to the Mafia, not how far away they are. You can be 'related distantly'; you cannot be 'related distant'.

B and D also use adverbs, though because 'related' has been changed to 'relationships' in B and D, they would both need adjectives ('distant'). In E, it is unclear whether 'distant' refers back to 'relation' or to 'anyone' (and E has other problems).
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24 Jun 2008, 18:20
goalsnr wrote:
ANy explanation(grammatical) will br appreciated.

Official Explanation is as follows...

The problem with (A) is that to modify the verb 'related', you must use an adverb. The word 'distant' is an adjective. (B) To modify 'relationship' (a noun) we need 'distant' (an adjective) and not 'distantly' (an adverb). (C) This choice correctly modifies 'related' with 'distantly'. Choice (D) commits the same error that (B) does, in other words, it uses an adverb, 'distantly', to modify 'relationship'. (E) 'who' should be used instead of 'that'.

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