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This April, three out of seven people will file tax returns with the use of a disk found in software stores and accounting texts.

A) tax returns with the use of a disk found in software stores and accounting texts
B) tax returns with disks found in software stores and accounting texts
C) a tax return with disks found in a software store or an accounting text
D) tax returns using a disk found in a software store and an accounting text
E) a tax return with a disk they find in a software store and an accounting text

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This April, three out of seven people will file tax returns with the use of a disk found in software stores and accounting texts.

A) tax returns with the use of a disk found in software stores and accounting texts
redundancy in 'the use of'.... It will be with X
B) tax returns with disks found in software stores and accounting texts
Correct
C) a tax return with disks found in a software store or an accounting text
Disks are found at both places so AND... Singular 'a tax return' is wrong
D) tax returns using a disk found in a software store and an accounting text
all have been converted in singular
E) a tax return with a disk they find in a software store and an accounting text
singular again is wrong

B is the best
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This April, three out of seven people will file tax returns with the use of a disk found in software stores and accounting texts.

A) tax returns with the use of a disk found in software stores and accounting texts
B) tax returns with disks found in software stores and accounting texts
C) a tax return with disks found in a software store or an accounting text
D) tax returns using a disk found in a software store and an accounting text
E) a tax return with a disk they find in a software store and an accounting text


The question here has the meaning that the tax returns will be filed using a disk found in a software store and also with the help of an accounting text.
According to this...

(A) tax returns with the use of a disk found in software stores and accounting texts

Explanation - Does not convey the above meaning

(B) tax returns with disks found in software stores and accounting texts

Explanation - Does not convey the above meaning

(C) a tax return with disks found in a software store or an accounting text

Explanation - a tax return is wrong as subject is plural, that is, three people

D) tax returns using a disk found in a software store and an accounting text

Explanation - Conveys correct meaning and handles the plural error also.

E) a tax return with a disk they find in a software store and an accounting text

Explanation - a tax return is wrong as subject is plural, that is, three people

So IMO D
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This April, three out of seven people will file tax returns with the use of a disk found in software stores and accounting texts.

A) tax returns with the use of a disk found in software stores and accounting texts

"using a disk" in option D sounds better and concise than "with the use of"

B) tax returns with disks found in software stores and accounting texts

Meaning error. Do they include disks in the tax return ? INCORRECT

C) a tax return with disks found in a software store or an accounting text

Meaning error. Do they include disks in the tax return ? INCORRECT

D) tax returns using a disk found in a software store and an accounting text

"using" verb+ing modifier correctly describes how the action in previous clause is done

E) a tax return with a disk they find in a software store and an accounting text

Meaning error. Do they include disks in the tax return ? INCORRECT

Hence I chose option D
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This April, three out of seven people will file tax returns with the use of a disk found in software stores and accounting texts.

A) tax returns with the use of a disk found in software stores and accounting texts
B) tax returns with disks found in software stores and accounting texts
C) a tax return with disks found in a software store or an accounting text
D) tax returns using a disk found in a software store and an accounting text
E) a tax return with a disk they find in a software store and an accounting text


There is a 3-2 split between (A), (B), and (D), which begin with the plural "tax returns," and (C) and (E), which begin with the singular "a tax return." Also, (A) and (B) end with "software stores and accounting texts," (C) ends with "a software store or an accounting text," and (D) and (E) end with "a software store and an accounting text."

Eliminate (A) on the basis of the multiple tax returns filed, apparently, on the single disk. This sentence does not clearly express the author's intended idea.

(C) and (E) have "three out of seven people" filing "a tax return." However, each person would file his or her own tax return. (C) also indicates that such disks are found in either a store or a text rather than in both places, and (E) says that each disk is found in both places, which doesn't make sense.

(D) uses the plural "tax returns," but it has the same problem as (E) in placing a single disk in two locations. Eliminate.

(B) is correct because it logically says that certain people will file tax returns with disks and that such disks can be found in software stores and accounting texts.
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A,D,E - "A disk" signaling that they all use single disk. Meaning issue.
C- Similar logic can be applied to the "accounting Text".

Hence, B is the Answer.
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This April, three out of seven people will file tax returns with the use of a disk found in software stores and accounting texts.

A) tax returns with the use of a disk found in software stores and accounting texts
B) tax returns with disks found in software stores and accounting texts
C) a tax return with disks found in a software store or an accounting text
D) tax returns using a disk found in a software store and an accounting text
E) a tax return with a disk they find in a software store and an accounting text


I disagree with the OA. In B there is a significant meaning error. 'Disks found in software stores and accounting texts may mean that the said disks are found in both software stores and accounting texts. D solves this problem and clearly states that the disk is found in a software store and an accounting text needs to be consulted separately.
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