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The use of 'semicolon and however' is acceptable as far English grammar is concerned; the following links may help to explain that.

http://www.grammar-monster.com/lessons/ ... hrases.htm

https://www.sonoma.edu/users/f/farahman ... owever.pdf

The following is the response from MGMAT regarding the use of however with a semicolon

https://www.manhattanprep.com/gmat/foru ... t2197.html

So, I feel that E cannot be faulted on that count.
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Only in E, there is a comparison between Javelin and discus, other options compare Javelin's sharp point and discus, which is not correct.
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Marcab wrote:
The javelin has a sharp point, which is more obviously dangerous than the discus; moreover, the discus is actually more likely to injure bystanders because, especially when wet, it can slip out of the thrower's hand and fly in a random trajectory.
javelin has a sharp point, which is more obviously dangerous than the discus; moreover,
javelin has a sharp point and is obviously more dangerous than the discus; however,
javelin's sharp point is obviously more dangerous than the discus, even though
javelin's sharp point makes it obviously more dangerous than the discus, even though
javelin, with its sharp point, is more obviously dangerous than the discus; however,


there are two independent clauses before and after the semicolon.According to the meaning of the sentence we need a contrast with both these ICs.therefore the use of MOREOVER is wrong .THATS WHY A is wrong.

in C and D we are comparing sharp point with DISCUSS ==>this is wrong comparison.

option B is wrong because IS => linking verb AND SHOULD NEVER BE FOLLOWED BY ADVERBS.
In option B IS is followed by OBVIOUSLY this is wrong.

HENCE E



From where do you got that rule that a linking verb should never be followed by an adverb ?
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From where do you got that rule that a linking verb should never be followed by an adverb ?


I agree with your point. I am also not aware of any such rule.

B is incorrect because it changes the original meaning of the sentence.

As per the original meaning, sharp point makes javelin more dangerous, but in B this meaning is distorted. Hence wrong.
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The javelin has a sharp point, which is more obviously dangerous than the discus; moreover, the discus is actually more likely to injure bystanders because, especially when wet, it can slip out of the thrower's hand and fly in a random trajectory.

(A) javelin has a sharp point, which is more obviously dangerous than the discus; moreover,
(B) javelin has a sharp point and is obviously more dangerous than the discus; however,
(C) javelin's sharp point is obviously more dangerous than the discus, even though
(D) javelin's sharp point makes it obviously more dangerous than the discus, even though
(E) javelin, with its sharp point, is more obviously dangerous than the discus; however,
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The javelin has a sharp point, which is more obviously dangerous than the discus; moreover, the discus is actually more likely to injure bystanders because, especially when wet, it can slip out of the thrower's hand and fly in a random trajectory.


(A) javelin has a sharp point, which is more obviously dangerous than the discus; moreover,

(B) javelin has a sharp point and is obviously more dangerous than the discus; however,

(C) javelin's sharp point is obviously more dangerous than the discus, even though

(D) javelin's sharp point makes it obviously more dangerous than the discus, even though

(E) javelin, with its sharp point, is more obviously dangerous than the discus; however,


Please let me know if my reasoning is flawed:

A) Moreover is incorrect because we need to show contrast. X does this, but Y actually does it more. Need a conjunction that conveys a meaning similar to BUT
B) The meaning becomes kind of skewed here when you say obviously more dangerous. If the Javelin IS, in fact, more dangerous, than the discus cannot be more dangerous making the second part of this sentence non sensical
C) More needs to modify obviously dangerous similar to B
D) same as C, but I also think IT can be an error as well (not 100% about this). Can IT refer to Javelin in this case?
E) CORRECT
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