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The principal has sought approval for her plan to grant promotions to only those seventh-grade students proficient in reading without meeting with opposition.

a) reading without meeting with opposition
b) reading, having met with no opposition
c) reading, without the opposition of others
d) reading, and has not met with opposition
e) reading without opposition

What is the sentence structure of this SC?
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i am going with answer choice C. A and E are redundancies. B and D are erronous.

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dont quite understand - what does the sentence mean ?
what opposition are we talking abt here

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I'll go with (D).

The principal has sought approval.... proficient in reading, and (the principal) has not met with opposition (from others)

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I'll go with (D).

The principal has sought approval.... proficient in reading, and (the principal) has not met with opposition (from others)


The OA is D. Source is the KP course book

Maaverick - good explanation. Thanks.

Guys, this question seems easy at first, but we must be careful of this kind of English usage. Idiom. When I did this, I got lucky.

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The principal has sought approval for her plan to grant promotions to only those seventh-grade students proficient in <u>reading without meeting with opposition.</u>

a) reading without meeting with opposition
b) reading, having met with no opposition
c) reading, without the opposition of others
d) reading, and has not met with opposition
e) reading without opposition

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The principal has sought approval for her plan to grant promotions to only those seventh-grade students proficient in <u>reading without meeting with opposition.</u>

a) reading without meeting with opposition
b) reading, having met with no opposition
c) reading, without the opposition of others
d) reading, and has not met with opposition
e) reading without opposition


a) is wrong because it does not distinguish between 2 parts of the sentense.
b) looks the best of the lot.
c) is verbose.
d) is verbose again.
e) without comma, makes no distinction between 2 parts of the sentense.

I'd go with B.
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The principal has sought approval for her plan to grant promotions to only those seventh-grade students proficient in <u>reading without meeting with opposition.</u>

a) reading without meeting with opposition
b) reading, having met with no opposition
c) reading, without the opposition of others
d) reading, and has not met with opposition
e) reading without opposition


"E" seems the most likely choice as it's concise.

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'D' it is for me.

It has to be the principal seeking approval who is not met with any opposition for her plan.

A, B, C and E all indicate that opposition is faced by the seventh graders.

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'D' it is for me.

It has to be the principal seeking approval who is not met with any opposition for her plan.

A, B, C and E all indicate that opposition is faced by the seventh graders.


Let me simplify the statement (without taking the main points out) and see if my point of view is correct:

The principal has sought approval for her plan to promote kids proficient in reading without meeting with opposition.

Now if you go with A or E, you've not separated out the two sentenses:
1. Principal has sought approval for her plan, and
2. Those seventh-grade students proficient in reading.

C C and D take this problem out, but the "and" in D is verbose. When you have a comma, you don't need to join the two sentenses with an "and".

This leaves B and C, and B appeared to me to be more concise, and refrains from using the word "others" (where would "others" come from .... the opposition could be from others, or from the students of the same school).

Does someone has a different viewpoint?
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Does someone has a different viewpoint?


kapslock,

The sentence attempts to convey that:
1) the principal has sought approval for X
2) he has not met with opposition

All of the choices except D place the phrase "without meeting opposition" close to the second noun "seventh-grade students" and hence change the meaning..

It should be D.
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D because it clarifies any confusion about who opposition is referring to

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This is a Kaplan question. The OA is D.

Here's the given explanation by Kaplan: The principal is doing two things: seeking approval for her plan, and no meeting with any opposition. These two things should be in gramatically similar form. Since "has sought" isn't underlined, you need to change "without meeting with" in (A) to "has no met with" in (D).

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This is a Kaplan question. The OA is D.

Here's the given explanation by Kaplan: The principal is doing two things: seeking approval for her plan, and no meeting with any opposition. These two things should be in gramatically similar form. Since "has sought" isn't underlined, you need to change "without meeting with" in (A) to "has no met with" in (D).


Thanks, that really helps. Thanks guys for all your suggestions. I was totally wrong in my assertion :)
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The principal has sought approval for her plan to grant promotions to only those seventh-grade students proficient in reading without meeting with opposition

A) reading without meeting with opposition
B) reading, having met with no opposition
C) reading, without the opposition of others
D) reading, and has not met with opposition
E) reading without opposition

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I'd say D.

A) reading without meeting with opposition (we need a break after reading. otherwise it implys students reading without meeting"
B) reading, having met with no opposition (needs conjunction)
C) reading, without the opposition of others this looks like a dangling modifer. We need a coordinating conjuntion to relate the 2, what has met with no opposition? opposition of others is wordy as well
D) reading, and has not met with opposition (Good, clear, conjunction)
E) reading without opposition (same as A, sounds like the students are reading without opposition)

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[quote="suyashjhawar"]The principal has sought approval for her plan to grant promotions to only those seventh-grade students proficient in reading without meeting with opposition

A) reading without meeting with opposition
B) reading, having met with no opposition
C) reading, without the opposition of others
D) reading, and has not met with opposition ( llism)
E) reading without opposition

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This is a toughie +1.

I go with D for parallel structure.

The principle has sought ....<middleman>, and not met ... <end>

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The principal has sought approval for her plan to grant promotions to only those seventh-grade students proficient in reading without meeting with opposition

A) reading without meeting with opposition
B) reading, having met with no opposition
C) reading, without the opposition of others
D) reading, and has not met with opposition
E) reading without opposition

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Option D has clear meaning and proper construction by using "and".

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I really don't think it's D because when you use a comma before "and", it is suggesting that another new clause must be used. if that's the case, then we're missing a new subject. Also, we have a list of only 2 items so we really don't need a comma to separate these 2 items. Using a comma suggests that what comes after "and" will express a totally different idea, which isn't logical. I really think it should be C. what's the OA?

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