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# The Forbidden City in Beijing, from which the emperors ruled

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The Forbidden City in Beijing, from which the emperors ruled by heavenly mandate, was a site which a commoner or foreigner could not enter without any permission, on pain of death.

(A) which a commoner or foreigner could not enter without any permission,
(B) which a commoner or foreigner could enter without any permission only
(C) which no commoner or foreigner could enter without permission,
(D) which, without permission, neither commoner or foreigner could only enter,
(E) which, to enter without permission, neither commoner or foreigner could do,

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25 Oct 2009, 01:05
Tricky , IMO B
sacmanitin wrote:
The Forbidden City in Beijing, from which the emperors ruled by heavenly mandate, was a site which a commoner or foreigner could not enter without any permission, on pain of death.

(A) which a commoner or foreigner could not enter without any permission, >> 'on pain of death' doesn't seem to be related to this meaning
(B) which a commoner or foreigner could enter without any permission only
(C) which no commoner or foreigner could enter without permission, >> same as A
(D) which, without permission, neither commoner or foreigner could only enter,
(E) which, to enter without permission, neither commoner or foreigner could do,

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25 Oct 2009, 01:27
sacmanitin wrote:
The Forbidden City in Beijing, from which the emperors ruled by heavenly mandate, was a site which a commoner or foreigner could not enter without any permission, on pain of death.

(A) which a commoner or foreigner could not enter without any permission,
(B) which a commoner or foreigner could enter without any permission only
(C) which no commoner or foreigner could enter without permission,
(D) which, without permission, neither commoner or foreigner could only enter,
(E) which, to enter without permission, neither commoner or foreigner could do,

I first chose C:
"On pain of death" means "if you do X and get caught, you will be judged to death penalty".

A) "could not" and "without" form a double negation (unnecessary)
B) changes the meaning --> it is not that "only IN CASE OF DEATH PENALTY" that someone is allowed to enter. On the contrary: if one person enters the forbidden city, that person can be judged to death penalty.

D) wrongly uses the structure "neither X nor Y"; "could only enter," is awkward

E) wrongly uses the idiom; "to enter without permission" does not 'link' with "neither X nor Y". This sentence is wordy.
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27 Oct 2009, 03:23
friends ,i think without any permision is wrong usage ,so A) and B ) are gone,for neither /or error D) and E) are gone so C remains
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