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# The most chance of being an isomniac is not the overworked

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The most chance of being an isomniac is not the overworked executive or the student overwhelmed by the studies but the bored housewife who feels unfulfilled.

a) The most chance of being an isomniac is not the overworked executive or the student overwhelmed by the studies but the bored housewife who feels unfulfilled.

b) The highest degree of isomnia is not experienced by the overworked executive nor by the student overwhelmed by studies but by the bored housewife who feels unfulfilled.

c) Most isomniacs are not overworked executives or students overwhelmed by studies, yet they are bored housewives who feels unfulfilled.

d) The greater degree of isomniacs are bored housewives who feel unfulfilled and not overworked executives nor are they students overwhelmed by studies.

e) Isomniacs are, for the most part, bored housewives who feel unfulfilled, not overworked executives or students overwhelmed by their studies.

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20 Aug 2009, 05:34
a) The most chance of being an insomniac is not the overworked executive or the student overwhelmed by the studies but the bored housewife who feels unfulfilled.

After the most chance of being an insomniac has to come something that makes sense.

For instance
The main problem of being a smart person is not the student or the professor ... This does not make any sense.

b) The highest degree of insomnia is not experienced by the overworked executive nor by the student overwhelmed by studies but by the bored housewife who feels unfulfilled.

This seems to be the better among the answer choices although I miss rather after but to use the correlative
not by X but rather by Y.

c) Most insomniacs are not overworked executives or students overwhelmed by studies, yet they are bored housewives who feels unfulfilled.

This construction changes the meaning of the sentence. The second part housewives who feels has a Suject-verb agreement error. Perhaps this is a typo.

d) The greater degree of insomniacs are bored housewives who feel unfulfilled and not overworked executives nor are they students overwhelmed by studies.

The greater degree of insomniacs ---> I think this is not correct construction

e) Insomniacs are, for the most part, bored housewives who feel unfulfilled, not overworked executives or students overwhelmed by their studies.

I believe that we need either a coordinator or subordinator to join the phrase not overworked executives or students overwhelmed by their studies

Insomniacs are bored housewives who feel unfulfilled, not overworked executives or students overwhelmed by their studies.
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20 Aug 2009, 08:30
IMO A

A. not (x or y) but z correct

B. not x nor y but z , construction looks incorrect

C. Yet changes meaning

D. they pronoun error

E. Run-on sentence.

Waiting for the OA..
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20 Aug 2009, 08:46
IMO B...

In A..chance can't be overworked executive..others already explained...
The most chance of being an insomniac is not the overworked executive or the student overwhelmed by the studies but the bored housewife who feels unfulfilled.
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20 Aug 2009, 09:41
age wrote:
IMO B...

In A..chance can't be overworked executive..others already explained...
The most chance of being an insomniac is not the overworked executive or the student overwhelmed by the studies but the bored housewife who feels unfulfilled.

Your explanation makes sense .. but i felt the construction is wrong in B..
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21 Aug 2009, 11:35
B is the best among the rest.
I can drop C for yet and for a 'being' is unnecessary
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21 Aug 2009, 18:58
Sorry Guys , I have no OA answer. Sorry for that
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21 Aug 2009, 19:50
perfectstranger wrote:
Sorry Guys , I have no OA answer. Sorry for that

that's too bad ,there's been a lot of confusion with this question.. atleast the source please?
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