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# The purring noise of a cat, although most people think that

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The purring noise of a cat, although most people think that cats purr because they are content, is actually involuntary and is not directly related with the emotion of the cat.

A) The purring noise of a cat, although most people think that cats purr because they are content, is actually involuntary and is not directly related with the emotion of the cat.
B) Although most people think that cats purr because they are content, the purring noise of a cat is actually involuntary and is not directly related with the emotion of the cat.
C) Although most people think that cats purr because they are content, the purring noise of a cat is actually involuntary and is not directly related to the emotion of the cat.
D) The purring noise of a cat, although most people think that cats purr because they are content, is actually involuntary and is not directly related to the emotion of the cat.
E) Although most people think that cats are purring because they are content, the purring noise of a cat is actually involuntary and is not directly related with the emotion of the cat.

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This question focuses on idiom and rhetorical construction. In this sentence the placement of the adverb clause beginning with although breaks up the sentence. The clause would best be placed in the beginning of the sentence in order for the sentence to be more easily read. Related with is not the correct idiom. The correct idiom is related to.

A) The placement of the adverb clause beginning with although breaks up the sentence. The clause would best be placed in the beginning of the sentence in order for the sentence to read more easily. Related with is not the correct idiom. The correct idiom is related to.

B) Related with is not the correct idiom. The correct idiom is related to.

C)This sentence is correct as is. The adverb clause beginning with although is well placed, and the correct idiom, related to is used.

D)The placement of the adverb clause beginning with although breaks up the sentence. The clause would best be placed in the beginning of the sentence in order for the sentence to be more easily read.

E) The placement of the adverb clause beginning with although breaks up the sentence. The clause would best be placed in the beginning of the sentence in order for the sentence to be more easily read. All the verbs in the sentence are in the present tense except for are purring, which is in the present progressive. In order to agree with the rest of the sentence are purring should be in the simple present tense purr. Related with is not the correct idiom. The correct idiom is related to.
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The purring noise of a cat, although most people think that cats purr because they are content, is actually involuntary and is not directly related with the emotion of the cat.

A) The purring noise of a cat, although most people think that cats purr because they are content, is actually involuntary and is not directly related with the emotion of the cat.
B) Although most people think that cats purr because they are content, the purring noise of a cat is actually involuntary and is not directly related with the emotion of the cat.
C) Although most people think that cats purr because they are content, the purring noise of a cat is actually involuntary and is not directly related to the emotion of the cat.
D) The purring noise of a cat, although most people think that cats purr because they are content, is actually involuntary and is not directly related to the emotion of the cat.
E) Although most people think that cats are purring because they are content, the purring noise of a cat is actually involuntary and is not directly related with the emotion of the cat.
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The purring noise of a cat, although most people think that cats purr because they are content, is actually involuntary and is not directly related with the emotion of the cat.

A) The purring noise of a cat, although most people think that cats purr because they are content, is actually involuntary and is not directly related with the emotion of the cat.
B) Although most people think that cats purr because they are content, the purring noise of a cat is actually involuntary and is not directly related with the emotion of the cat.
C) Although most people think that cats purr because they are content, the purring noise of a cat is actually involuntary and is not directly related to the emotion of the cat.
D) The purring noise of a cat, although most people think that cats purr because they are content, is actually involuntary and is not directly related to the emotion of the cat.
E) Although most people think that cats are purring because they are content, the purring noise of a cat is actually involuntary and is not directly related with the emotion of the cat.

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Explanation:
This question focuses on idiom and rhetorical construction. In this sentence the placement of the adverb clause beginning with although breaks up the sentence. The clause would best be placed in the beginning of the sentence in order for the sentence to be more easily read. Related with is not the correct idiom. The correct idiom is related to.

The placement of the adverb clause beginning with although breaks up the sentence. The clause would best be placed in the beginning of the sentence in order for the sentence to read more easily. Related with is not the correct idiom. The correct idiom is related to.
Related with is not the correct idiom. The correct idiom is related to.
This sentence is correct as is. The adverb clause beginning with although is well placed, and the correct idiom, related to is used.
The placement of the adverb clause beginning with although breaks up the sentence. The clause would best be placed in the beginning of the sentence in order for the sentence to be more easily read.
The placement of the adverb clause beginning with although breaks up the sentence. The clause would best be placed in the beginning of the sentence in order for the sentence to be more easily read. All the verbs in the sentence are in the present tense except for are purring, which is in the present progressive. In order to agree with the rest of the sentence are purring should be in the simple present tense purr. Related with is not the correct idiom. The correct idiom is related to.

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The purring noise of a cat, although most people think that cats purr because they are content, is actually involuntary and is not directly related with the emotion of the cat.

A) The purring noise of a cat, although most people think that cats purr because they are content, is actually involuntary and is not directly related with the emotion of the cat. The portion within commas should modify the noise. Here, it does not do that because it talks about what people feel and does not act as an adjective to the purring noise.
B) Although most people think that cats purr because they are content, the purring noise of a cat is actually involuntary and is not directly related with the emotion of the cat. Very tempting. But read all options carefully. "related with" is incorrect. "related to" is the right usage.
C) Although most people think that cats purr because they are content, the purring noise of a cat is actually involuntary and is not directly related to the emotion of the cat. Correct. "related to" is the correct usage. Also, the second part of the sentence mentions the purring nose to correctly resolve what is being talked about when it is described in more detail at the end of the sentence.
D) The purring noise of a cat, although most people think that cats purr because they are content, is actually involuntary and is not directly related to the emotion of the cat. Incorrect because of the same reason as "A".
E) Although most people think that cats are purring because they are content, the purring noise of a cat is actually involuntary and is not directly related with the emotion of the cat. Facts should be expressed in simple present, not in the present progressive.

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nahid78 wrote:
The purring noise of a cat, although most people think that cats purr because they are content, is actually involuntary and is not directly related with the emotion of the cat.

A) The purring noise of a cat, although most people think that cats purr because they are content, is actually involuntary and is not directly related with the emotion of the cat. The portion within commas should modify the noise. Here, it does not do that because it talks about what people feel and does not act as an adjective to the purring noise.
B) Although most people think that cats purr because they are content, the purring noise of a cat is actually involuntary and is not directly related with the emotion of the cat. Very tempting. But read all options carefully. "related with" is incorrect. "related to" is the right usage.
C) Although most people think that cats purr because they are content, the purring noise of a cat is actually involuntary and is not directly related to the emotion of the cat. Correct. "related to" is the correct usage. Also, the second part of the sentence mentions the purring nose to correctly resolve what is being talked about when it is described in more detail at the end of the sentence.
D) The purring noise of a cat, although most people think that cats purr because they are content, is actually involuntary and is not directly related to the emotion of the cat. Incorrect because of the same reason as "A".
E) Although most people think that cats are purring because they are content, the purring noise of a cat is actually involuntary and is not directly related with the emotion of the cat. Facts should be expressed in simple present, not in the present progressive.

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C) .. X is related to Y is the right idiom... Correct me if i'm wrong

yes that is correct but why not D?
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prabhakar09 wrote:
shyind wrote:
C) .. X is related to Y is the right idiom... Correct me if i'm wrong

yes that is correct but why not D?

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D is wrong because of the placement of ALTHOUGH clause... there is no reason for it to be paced within the MAIN clause
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prabhakar09 wrote:
shyind wrote:
C) .. X is related to Y is the right idiom... Correct me if i'm wrong

yes that is correct but why not D?

hi,
D is wrong because of the placement of ALTHOUGH clause... there is no reason for it to be paced within the MAIN clause

Chetan,
thanks for response. But still i don't understand.

In C the dependent clause is before the independent. And that is OK, And clear why that is the best answer.
But in D the dependent clause placed in the middle of independent clause, is that not correct. or is there some other mistake that i failed to see.
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D is wrong because of the placement of ALTHOUGH clause... there is no reason for it to be paced within the MAIN clause

Chetan,
thanks for response. But still i don't understand.

In C the dependent clause is before the independent. And that is OK, And clear why that is the best answer.
But in D the dependent clause placed in the middle of independent clause, is that not correct. or is there some other mistake that i failed to see.

A main clause and a subordinate clause are two separate parts of a sentence joined by a conjunction.

Main clause: "the purring noise of a cat is actually involuntary and is not directly related to the emotion of the cat."
Subordinate clause: "most people think that cats purr because they are content"
Conjunction:"although".

It is awkward and confusing to insert the subordinate clause WITHIN the main clause. The sentence is most clear when they are separated.

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