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# The three women, liberal activists who strongly support

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The three women, liberal activists who strongly support legislation in favor of civil rights and environmental protection, have consistently received labor’s unqualifying support.

A. have consistently received labor’s unqualifying support
B. are consistently receiving the unqualifying support of labor
C. have consistently received the unqualified support of labor
D. receive consistent and unqualified support by labor
E. are receiving consistent and unqualified support by labor

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28 Sep 2007, 22:21
bkk145 wrote:
The three women, liberal activists who strongly support legislation in favor of civil rights and environmental protection, have consistently received labor’s unqualifying support.

A. have consistently received labor’s unqualifying support
B. are consistently receiving the unqualifying support of labor
C. have consistently received the unqualified support of labor
D. receive consistent and unqualified support by labor
E. are receiving consistent and unqualified support by labor

Not entirely sure about the idiom "support by" Vs "support of" though.

D.

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28 Sep 2007, 23:46
bkk145 wrote:
The three women, liberal activists who strongly support legislation in favor of civil rights and environmental protection, have consistently received labor’s unqualifying support.

A. have consistently received labor’s unqualifying support
B. are consistently receiving the unqualifying support of labor
C. have consistently received the unqualified support of labor
D. receive consistent and unqualified support by labor
E. are receiving consistent and unqualified support by labor

B. its between B and E but E changes meaning as consistent and unqualified donot go hand in hand with support.

consistant support and unqualified support - quite contradicting

so should be B.

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28 Sep 2007, 23:46
bkk145 wrote:
The three women, liberal activists who strongly support legislation in favor of civil rights and environmental protection, have consistently received labor’s unqualifying support.

A. have consistently received labor’s unqualifying support
B. are consistently receiving the unqualifying support of labor
C. have consistently received the unqualified support of labor
D. receive consistent and unqualified support by labor
E. are receiving consistent and unqualified support by labor

Go for C. In A - unqualifying support changes the meaning. B - present progressive are receiving is not required.

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29 Sep 2007, 03:22
its between C and A...

i dont see anything wrong with A..

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29 Sep 2007, 03:33
I think the answer is (A)

should be "the labor"

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29 Sep 2007, 03:42
fresinha12 wrote:
its between C and A...

i dont see anything wrong with A..

anothe reason for A is that "unqualifying" modifies support...thats what we are trying to convey..

in C unqualified seems to modify labor..

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29 Sep 2007, 07:56
Okay D and E are for using 'support by' (unidiomatic).
C... it should be 'unqualfying support 'from' labor instead of 'of' labor. Out.
now it is between A and B

I have a gut feeling that it is A cause I am not sure why the use of Present continues tense in B isn't right ( please explain).

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29 Sep 2007, 12:05
I am going to change my answer from "C" to "A"

A sounds clearer

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29 Sep 2007, 12:13
bkk145 wrote:
The three women, liberal activists who strongly support legislation in favor of civil rights and environmental protection, have consistently received labor’s unqualifying support.

A. have consistently received labor’s unqualifying support - seems OK
B. are consistently receiving the unqualifying support of labor - ing form WRONGC. have consistently received the unqualified support of labor - seems OK keep it....D. receive consistent and unqualified support by labor - receive & unqualified - TWO different forms of verbs-WRONGE. are receiving consistent and unqualified support by labor - ing WRONG

Debated over A & C....more poitns to A for brevity so A

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29 Sep 2007, 13:36
The OA given for this one is C
I just don't understand why?
I picked A for this one.

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29 Sep 2007, 13:56
bkk145 wrote:
The OA given for this one is C
I just don't understand why?
I picked A for this one.

I guess A is wrong because "labor’s unqualifying support " should be "labor’s unqualified support "

unqualified ( adj ) should modifies 'support'( noun)

C correctly does that

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30 Sep 2007, 21:19
bkk145 wrote:
The three women, liberal activists who strongly support legislation in favor of civil rights and environmental protection, have consistently received labor’s unqualifying support.

A. have consistently received labor’s unqualifying support
B. are consistently receiving the unqualifying support of labor
C. have consistently received the unqualified support of labor
D. receive consistent and unqualified support by labor
E. are receiving consistent and unqualified support by labor

I picked A.

I think "the" is not wrong in C - "the" unqualified support...

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30 Sep 2007, 21:31
bkk145 wrote:
The OA given for this one is C
I just don't understand why?
I picked A for this one.

interesting one .

now i realize why C? the three women have been working since since a while and they are still working. so have makes sense............

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30 Sep 2007, 23:28
will go for C..
A says labor's unqualifying support which means d suport is not qualified(wen compared to other types of support) n thus it changes d meaning while C correctly says unqualified support of the labor

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