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# Tricky? Three percent of beer volume is alcohol, compared

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Three percent of beer volume is alcohol, compared with wine's twelve percent and whiskey, cognac, and rum's forty percent.

(A) Three percent of beer volume is alcohol, compared with wine's twelve percent and whiskey, cognac, and rum's forty percent.
(B) Three percent of beer volume is alcohol; of wine it is twelve percent, and of whiskey, cognac, and rum it is forty percent.
(C) By volume, beer is three percent alcohol, compared with wine, which is twelve percent alcohol; whiskey, rum, and cognac are each forty percent alcohol.
(D) The percentage of beer colume that is alcohol is three, compared with wine's twelve, whiskey's forty, cognac's forty, and rum's forty.
(E) The percentage of beer volume that is alcohol is three; that of wine is twelve, and that of whiskey, cognac, and rum is forty.
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26 Jan 2006, 19:53
Very tricky indeed...

(A) Three percent of beer volume is alcohol, compared with wine's twelve percent and whiskey, cognac, and rum's forty percent. ==> Sounds like comparing volume to whiskey and cognac

(B) Three percent of beer volume is alcohol; of wine it is twelve percent, and of whiskey, cognac, and rum it is forty percent. ==> Sentences after a semicolon must stand as clauses on its own

(C) By volume, beer is three percent alcohol, compared with wine, which is twelve percent alcohol; whiskey, rum, and cognac are each forty percent alcohol. ==> Correcto! Correct comparisons are made!

(D) The percentage of beer colume that is alcohol is three, compared with wine's twelve, whiskey's forty, cognac's forty, and rum's forty. ==> Comparisons aren't clear

(E) The percentage of beer volume that is alcohol is three; that of wine is twelve, and that of whiskey, cognac, and rum is forty. ==> Sentences after a semicolon must stand as clauses on its own
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27 Jan 2006, 17:36
I opt for E. Not the best one but better than other options. Punctuation is OK here.
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27 Jan 2006, 20:03
This is tricky indeed!

The OA is "C".

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27 Jan 2006, 21:02
stolyar wrote:
I opt for E. Not the best one but better than other options. Punctuation is OK here.

Stolyar! Where the heck have you been hiding these days? Nice to see you back in the forum. Looking forward to your mindbenders...
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27 Jan 2006, 21:29
TeHCM wrote:
Very tricky indeed...

(E) The percentage of beer volume that is alcohol is three; that of wine is twelve, and that of whiskey, cognac, and rum is forty. ==> Sentences after a semicolon must stand as clauses on its own

TeHCM, I am not sure I quite understand what you mean- could you post an example of the rule you mentioned
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27 Jan 2006, 22:03
shahnandan wrote:
TeHCM wrote:
Very tricky indeed...

(E) The percentage of beer volume that is alcohol is three; that of wine is twelve, and that of whiskey, cognac, and rum is forty. ==> Sentences after a semicolon must stand as clauses on its own

TeHCM, I am not sure I quite understand what you mean- could you post an example of the rule you mentioned

Sure.

Ex.

I like to play tennis on Mondays; also basketball .

This is incorrect as the clause after the semicolon "also basketball" is not a complete sentence, i.e. it cannot stand as an independent clause on its own. To correc this.....

I like to play tennis; I also like to play basketball on Mondays .

Now "I also like to play basketball on Mondays" can stand as a clause on its own.

Back to the original question, on its own "that of wine is twelve, and that of whiskey, cognac, and rum is forty" doesn't even make sense, that's why (E) is incorrect.

If you look at (C), the sentence after the semicolon, "whiskey, rum, and cognac are each forty percent alcohol" can stand on its own as a clause.
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29 Jan 2006, 16:03
Hi guys,

I am doing my MBA at the U of Michigan. Nearly done with it. So, I am definitely in the other side of reality but still drop by to see what is going on here. Still look for a job in investment banking. Can anybody help your CIO Emeritus?

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stolyar wrote:
I opt for E. Not the best one but better than other options. Punctuation is OK here.

Stolyar! Where the heck have you been hiding these days? Nice to see you back in the forum. Looking forward to your mindbenders...
29 Jan 2006, 16:03
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