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Re: The situation is too serious to guess hazardously, we need more data [#permalink]
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Correct idiom.... hazard a guess. All of the other choices incorrectly express the idiom. In addition, the idiom completes an independent clause

we need more data to draw a real conclusion is also an independent clause; they cannot be separated with a comma



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IMO B is correct to hazard a guess; we need
two IC are connected ;

The situation is too serious [url]to guess hazardously[/url], we need more data to draw a real conclusion.

A. to guess hazardously, we need
B. to hazard a guess; we need
C. to be hazardous with a guess; we need
D. to hazard guessing, we need
E. for guessing hazardously; we need
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Re: The situation is too serious to guess hazardously, we need more data [#permalink]
A. to guess hazardously, we need - comma splice: two independent clauses are connected only with a comma: we need FANBOYS or ";"
B. to hazard a guess; we need - the error from (A) is fixed, but another error is introduced: change in meaning: "to guess hazardously" is not the same as "to hazard a guess"
C. to be hazardous with a guess; we need - same as (B); plus it is always better to use active verb rather than change a form to "to be hazardous" (to be +adjective instead of an active verb - not good)
D. to hazard guessing, we need - mix of errors from (A) and (B): comma splice; change in meaning
E. for guessing hazardously; we need - the leftover, so correct :)
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Re: The situation is too serious to guess hazardously, we need more data [#permalink]
' cannot be used to join to independent clause.

Hence option A, B and D are out.
In option C and E

C changes meaning by adding to be hazardous to guess.

IMO E

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The situation is too serious to guess hazardously, we need more data to draw a real conclusion.

A. to guess hazardously, we need
B. to hazard a guess; we need
C. to be hazardous with a guess; we need
D. to hazard guessing, we need
E. for guessing hazardously; we need


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Correct Answer: B

The correct idiom is hazard a guess. All of the other choices incorrectly express the idiom. In addition, the idiom completes an independent clause, and we need more data to draw a real conclusion is also an independent clause; they cannot be separated with a comma, so choices a and d are also incorrect.
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