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New post 15 Apr 2019, 04:28
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The rules that govern political contributions are less stringent in local elections than they are in national elections because they typically involve smaller amounts of money and present less opportunity for abuse.


(A) The rules that govern political contributions are less stringent in local elections than they are in national elections because they typically involve smaller amounts of money and present less opportunity for abuse.

(B) Because they typically involve smaller amounts of money and present less opportunity for abuse, the rules that govern political contributions are less stringent in local elections than the rules are in national elections.

(C) The rules that govern political contributions are less stringent in local elections than national elections because they typically involve smaller amounts of money and present less opportunity for abuse.

(D) Because local elections typically involve smaller amounts of money and present less opportunity for abuse than national elections, the rules that govern local political contributions are less stringent than national contributions.

(E) The rules that govern political contributions are less stringent in local elections than they are in national elections because local elections typically involve smaller amounts of money and present less opportunity for abuse.

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New post 15 Apr 2019, 04:51
fight is between D and E
but i will pick E
A- they is ambiguous
B- awkward structure
c- wrong comparison
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New post 15 Apr 2019, 06:05
I ll say E as well. A B C are wrong due to the reasons stated above and D is redundant and has an awkward lack of connection between the 2 parts of the sentence
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New post 15 Apr 2019, 07:33
Hi,
IMO E
Analysis:
A has an ambiguous “they” after because. It could refer to either rules or elections.
B changes the meaning. It’s not the rules that involve money. The modifier in the beginning seems to do so.
C has comparison error. Rules to national election.
D comparison error. Twice.
E corrects the modifier error and comparison error. In local elections to in national elections. Ambiguous they from original sentence is replaced with national elections.
So option E it is.

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