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The largest trade-book publisher in the United States has announced the creation of a new digital imprint division, under which it will publish about 20 purely digital works to be sold online as either electronic books or downloadable copies that can be printed upon purchase.

(A) works to be sold online as either electronic books or
(B) works to sell them online, either as electronic books or
(C) works and it will sell them online as either electronic books or as
(D) works, and selling them online as either electronic books or as
(E) works, and it will sell them online either as electronic books or
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02 Sep 2007, 16:01
pi10t wrote:
The largest trade-book publisher in the United States has announced the creation of a new digital imprint division, under which it will publish about 20 purely digital works to be sold online as either electronic books or downloadable copies that can be printed upon purchase.

A) Works to be sold online as either electronic books or
B) Works to sell them online, either as electronic books or as
C) Works and it will sell them online as either electronic books or as
D) Works, and selling them online as either electronic books or as
E) Works, and it will sell them online either as electronic books or as

A.
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Red means add, blue means remove.

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03 Sep 2007, 18:22
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pi10t wrote:
The largest trade-book publisher in the United States has announced the creation of a new digital imprint division, under which it will publish about 20 purely digital works to be sold online as either electronic books or downloadable copies that can be printed upon purchase.

A) Works to be sold online as either electronic books or
B) Works to sell them online, either as electronic books or as
C) Works and it will sell them online as either electronic books or as
D) Works, and selling them online as either electronic books or as
E) Works, and it will sell them online either as electronic books or as

A.
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The largest trade-book publisher in the US has announced the creation of a new digital imprint division, under which it will publish about 20 purely digital works to be sold online as either electronic books or downloadable copies that can be printed upon purchase.

A) works to be sold online as either electronic books or
B) works to sell them online, either as electronic books or
C) works and it will sell them online as either electronic books or as
D) works, and selling them online as either electronic books or as
E) works, and it will sell them online as either electronic books or

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31 Aug 2008, 10:53
I assume the answer is A. Can you post the OA, please?

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31 Aug 2008, 10:56
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According to me the correct sentence should either use the format "as either X or Y" or it should use "either as X or as Y". Only A and E does that.

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31 Aug 2008, 10:58
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IMO A,

IN E , it is not required after comma

Wats the OA

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The largest trade-book publisher in the US has announced the creation of a new digital imprint division, under which it will publish about 20 purely digital works to be sold online as either electronic books or downloadable copies that can be printed upon purchase.

A) works to be sold online as either electronic books or
B) works to sell them online, either as electronic books or
C) works and it will sell them online as either electronic books or as
D) works, and selling them online as either electronic books or as
E) works, and it will sell them online as either electronic books or

Answer is A. in E, as shown above, no need to have ", and it will". Other choices have a problem of location of the "as".

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01 Sep 2008, 07:23
I chose A. In B: "either as....or", we need "as" after "or". In C: we have "as either"..."or as"-wrong. In D: the same problem, plus "selling" which is wrong. E affects the meaning of the sentence, because it says that the books will be sold under the "new digital imprint division".

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I chose A. In B: "either as....or", we need "as" after "or". In C: we have "as either"..."or as"-wrong. In D: the same problem, plus "selling" which is wrong. E affects the meaning of the sentence, because it says that the books will be sold under the "new digital imprint division".

i choose A. (E) breaks the paralelism. We dont use the structure " and it" when we have "it" as referent to the same subject "The largest trade-book publisher in the US". you can study more the grammar point in Ron's explanation here:
http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/sc- ... 19-15.html
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16 Jan 2011, 10:13
A.
E is too wordy and that "it" is quiet unnecessary .
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10 Nov 2011, 12:14
I am unable to spot errors in choice E. I think E does not have any errors. I dont agree with other posters that E is wordy. So I am stuck between A and E. What am I missing?

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10 Nov 2011, 17:52
what's the underlined portion?

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The largest trade-book publisher in the US has announced the creation of a new digital imprint division, under which it will publish about 20 purely digital works to be sold online as either electronic books or downloadable copies that can be printed upon purchase.

(A) works to be sold online as either electronic books or
(B) works to sell them online, either as electronic books or
(C) works and it will sell them online as either electronic books or as
(D) works, and selling them online as either electronic books or as
(E) works, and it will sell them online as either electronic books or

Last edited by hazelnut on 29 Jul 2017, 23:23, edited 1 time in total.
Formatted the question.

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22 Jan 2012, 20:35
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works and it will sell them online as either electronic books or as

Reason 1
it and them create an ambiguous PN Issue.

Reason 2
either electronic books or as
Should be "either x or y" "not either x or y as"

Thats why C is wrong.

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22 Jan 2012, 22:31
The largest trade-book publisher in the US has announced the creation of a new digital imprint division, under which it will publish about 20 purely digital works to be sold online as either electronic books or downloadable copies that can be printed upon purchase.

A. works to be sold online as either electronic books or
B. works to sell them online, either as electronic books or
C. works and it will sell them online as either electronic books or as
D. works, and selling them online as either electronic books or as
E. works, and it will sell them online as either electronic books or

sorry for re-posting again on the same thread but now it looks better n makes sense...
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16 Feb 2012, 20:20
why would E be wrong, 'them'?

them seems to be referring to 'digital works'.

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17 Feb 2012, 20:54
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The catch here is the while the original simply says that the company will publish the digital works to be sold; It does not state that the company itself is going to sell them. May be the selling is going to be through some third party arrangement, whereas, E categorically states that the company will sell them; this is a deliberate distortion of the original intent and hence E is not to be preferred
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The largest trade-book publisher in the US has announced the creation of a new digital imprint division, under which it will publish about 20 purely digital works to be sold online as either electronic books or downloadable copies that can be printed upon purchase.

A. works to be sold online as either electronic books or
B. works to sell them online, either as electronic books or
C. works and it will sell them online as either electronic books or as
D. works, and selling them online as either electronic books or as
E. works, and it will sell them online as either electronic books or

Why is C incorrect

The original sentence talks about that publisher will publish some works, but not selling them. Both C & E talks about this extra information and hence they are not valid answers.

In SC questions, we don't try to evaluate the info presented in the question, but we have to do evaluate answers which are not supposed to change question's meaning.
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