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The legislature seems to talk at great length about reform

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The legislature seems to talk at great length about reform but to do almost nothing to achieve that.

(A) to do almost nothing to achieve that
(B) to do almost nothing achieving such
(C) to do almost nothing to achieve It
(D) doing almost nothing in achieving any
(E) doing almost nothing to achieve that
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OA is C

But can someone explain the use of "to do almost"... should it not be "does not" :?
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this is one of those questions that are grammatically correct but people seldom use in normal conversations

Look at the sentence this way

The legislature seems to talk at great length about reform but (seems) to do almost nothing to achieve It .

here you have subject legislature being modified by two infinative phrases connected by a conjuction but. In the second part verb seems is elipsed to keep the sentence consise.
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gayathri wrote:
OA is C

But can someone explain the use of "to do almost"... should it not be "does not" :?



i think it is paralall structure. .....seem to talk........... but to do ..............
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praveen_rao7 wrote:
this is one of those questions that are grammatically correct but people seldom use in normal conversations

Look at the sentence this way

The legislature seems to talk at great length about reform but (seems) to do almost nothing to achieve It .

here you have subject legislature being modified by two infinative phrases connected by a conjuction but. In the second part verb seems is elipsed to keep the sentence consise.


Good explanation! Thanks Praveen :)
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