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conditions on the runway at the time of the emergency landing was
acceptable.

· aviation officials said conditions on the runway at the time of
the emergency landing was acceptable
· the runway conditions during the emergency landing were
acceptable according to aviation officials
· according to aviation officials, the runway was in acceptable
condition during the time of the emergency landing
· the runway was said by aviation officials to be in acceptable
condition during the emergency landing
· aviation officials said that conditions on the runway at the time
of the emergency landing were acceptable
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04 Sep 2010, 09:18
conditions on the runway at the time of the emergency landing was
acceptable.

B is right. The OA (D) is wrong.

Modifiers problem.
"it" refers to "the runway". So 'The runway' should come right after the comma.

So A, C and E are out.

Between B and D, D is awkward.

B is grammatically correct.
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04 Sep 2010, 09:21
What had about 11 inches of snow) the runaway. Therefore only D is OK.
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04 Sep 2010, 09:37
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What had about 11 inches of snow) the runaway. Therefore only D is OK.

Oh yes. Its D. I think I gave exactly opposite explanation about B n D.
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05 Sep 2010, 11:32
I understand that "Though it had about 11 inches of snow" should modify "the runway" but I am finding option D to be very awkward because " the runway was said by aviation officials" is weird.
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05 Sep 2010, 15:39
SudiptoGmat wrote:
conditions on the runway at the time of the emergency landing was
acceptable.

· aviation officials said conditions on the runway at the time of the emergency landing was acceptable
· the runway conditions during the emergency landing were acceptable according to aviation officials
· according to aviation officials, the runway was in acceptable condition during the time of the emergency landing
· the runway was said by aviation officials to be in acceptable condition during the emergency landing
· aviation officials said that conditions on the runway at the time of the emergency landing were acceptable

Though it had about 11 inches of snow, according to aviation officials, the runway was in acceptable condition during the time of the emergency landing

Here according to is a phrase and if we omit this one , it clearly refers to the runway.

D is the most weird answer. the runway was said by officials to be in ...
I really have problem with the OA... Whats the source of the question...
Re: aviation officials said conditions on the runway   [#permalink] 05 Sep 2010, 15:39
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