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There may be more than a dozen boat parties in the Grand Canyon on a given day between May and October, each party positioned such that one seldom encounters the other.
A such that one seldom encounters the other
B such that there are few encounters one with another
C in such ways as not to encounter others
D so as not to encounter the other
E so that one seldom encounters another

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24 May 2004, 03:03
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There may be more than a dozen boat parties in the Grand Canyon on a given day between May and October, each party positioned such that one seldom encounters the other.
A such that one seldom encounters the other
B such that there are few encounters one with another
C in such ways as not to encounter others
D so as not to encounter the other
E so that one seldom encounters another

my choice: E

It should not be "the other".

A,C,D --out.

B - awkward
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24 May 2004, 03:20
I think the answer should be (A),

It should be "the other" and not "another", as another would mean something other than the parties under discussion, so (B) and (E) is out.
Also "others" cannot be used with "each" hence (C) is out.
(B) is awkward and wordy.

(A) is idiomatic, consice and gramatically correct.

What's the OA.
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24 May 2004, 04:25
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There may be more than a dozen boat parties in the Grand Canyon on a given day between May and October, each party positioned such that one seldom encounters the other.
A such that one seldom encounters the other
B such that there are few encounters one with another
C in such ways as not to encounter others
D so as not to encounter the other
E so that one seldom encounters another

Buddies, the problem is of Subject - verb agreement, "Each Party" - subject of the clause must go with "encounters" and not "encounter", so C and D out.
B is Awkward
Between, A and E - It should be "A", which says "Each party positioned such that one seldom ...", "so that" of E can not replace "such that" of A bcoz "such that" describes the way party has been positioned.

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24 May 2004, 10:06
I believe A is correct. The subtle difference between A and E is that so that brings out the intention behind an action. I believe the parties did not intend not to come in contact with other parties. They just happen to be that way. such that is more apropriate here.
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25 May 2004, 09:38

OA is E
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25 May 2004, 14:31
It should be E ...

A ) One...Other...(Other includes the one mentioned previously)

E) One...Another( Another excludes the one mentioned previously)

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