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The Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research

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Re: The Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research [#permalink]

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New post 29 Aug 2016, 17:37
Here is my POE

The Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research revealed that half of all American men keep a gun in the house, and that on any given day, one out of every fifty adults carry a handgun away from home.

a) one out of every fifty adults carry NOTHING WRONG -> KEEP IT
b) every one out of fifty adults carry EVERY usage is incorrect in this context
c) out of every fifty adults, one carries Plugging this back into original sentence makes "out of every fifty adults" non-essential modifier and when it is removed the remaining sentence doesn't make sense
d) each adult among fifty carries EACH usage is incorrect in this context.
e) one adult in fifty carries Slightly varies the meaning. "fifty" could include adults, childrens and what not.


Based on the above reasons. I think A is the correct answer. Challenge me!!

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Re: The Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research [#permalink]

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Here is my POE

The Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research revealed that half of all American men keep a gun in the house, and that on any given day, one out of every fifty adults carry a handgun away from home.

a) one out of every fifty adults carry NOTHING WRONG -> KEEP IT
b) every one out of fifty adults carry EVERY usage is incorrect in this context
c) out of every fifty adults, one carries Plugging this back into original sentence makes "out of every fifty adults" non-essential modifier and when it is removed the remaining sentence doesn't make sense
d) each adult among fifty carries EACH usage is incorrect in this context.
e) one adult in fifty carries Slightly varies the meaning. "fifty" could include adults, childrens and what not.


Based on the above reasons. I think A is the correct answer. Challenge me!!


Hi mate, I will try to challenge you :)
you forgot about the pronoun that makes the subject SINGULAR.
one OF XXX carries! A is right away eliminated!

b - it implies that everyone of the 50 adults (out of what??) carries a gun...changes meaning
c - looks good. you mention that it is a non-essential modifier - you are not correct. You cannot just ignore what is written in the modifier, as it has an impact on the meaning and tone of the sentence overall.
d - same error as in b
e - it is slightly shorter than c, but it is not idiomatic. I picked C and don't think E is a better option.

Since it is a non-official, non-known source question, I don't think it deserves that much of attention.

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The John Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research [#permalink]

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The John Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research revealed that half of all American men keep a gun in the house, and that on any given day, one out of every fifty adults carry a handgun away from home.

a) Same as above
b) every one out of fifty adults carry
c) out of every fifty adults, one carries
d) each adult among fifty carries
e) one adult in fifty carries


Can the experts please help me understand why Option C wrong? Is it a modifier issue in C? Any help would be great.

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Please help me understand why option C I wrong. Thanks in advance
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The John Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research revealed that half of all American men keep a gun in the house, and that on any given day, one out of every fifty adults carry a handgun away from home.

a) Same as above (carry should be carries)
b) every one out of fifty adults carry (same as a)
c) out of every fifty adults, one carries(meaning ambiguity, out of every 50 adults is a bit wordy)
d) each adult among fifty carries(each adult among 50 is wordy)
e) one adult in fifty carries(correct)

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Re: The Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research [#permalink]

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New post 17 Aug 2017, 08:32
I think option E changes the meaning of the sentence. It says one adult in fifty carries. It would also mean that one adult who is 50 years of age carries a gun.....

Any suggestions on this?

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