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# Under the Copyright Act, it is permitted to use only a small portion

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21 Jan 2019, 09:22
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Project SC Butler: Day 76: Sentence Correction (SC2)

Under the Copyright Act, it is permitted to use only a small portion of a copyrighted work; copying less work is more likely it is considered fair use by a judicial court.

A. copying less work is more likely

B. the less the work is copied, the more likely

C. if it copies less work, the more likely

D. when less work is copied, more is likely

E. the less work copied, it is more likely such

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21 Jan 2019, 09:40
IMO B

A) Is Wrong because it uses verb (is) multiple times in a sentence.This usage is wrong.
B) Is Correct as it uses a correct comparision and parallelism is mantained between the comparision.
C) Is wrong because of the use of "It".It here doesn't have a reference,which makes sense in the sentence.
D) and E) are wrong because of using is multiple times in a single sentence as in A.

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21 Jan 2019, 09:59
aragonn wrote:

Project SC Butler: Day 76: Sentence Correction (SC2)

Under the Copyright Act, it is permitted to use only a small portion of a copyrighted work; copying less work is more likely it is considered fair use by a judicial court.

A. copying less work is more likely

B. the less the work is copied, the more likely

C. if it copies less work, the more likely

D. when less work is copied, more is likely

E. the less work copied, it is more likely such

Inline are my 2 cents

A. copying less work is more likely
Illogical construction, after the underlined portion there is an "it", what is this referring to.

B. the less the work is copied, the more likely
Parallel construction, less the X, the more likely, after the underlined portion, it is referring to the work. -> Answer

C. if it copies less work, the more likely
Conditional "if" but there is no "then" present, no contrast as such ->Eliminate

D. when less work is copied, more is likely
When is referent to a time period, not present here-> Eliminate

E. the less work copied, it is more likely such
Illogical construction, after the underlined portion there is an "it", what is this referring to.
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21 Jan 2019, 21:50
Under the Copyright Act, it is permitted to use only a small portion of a copyrighted work; copying less work is more likely it is considered fair use by a judicial court.

A. copying less work is more likely
This is horrible and there is no link between likely and it, is just horrible to read. It is possible to use copying in this situation, but the other part of the sentence makes it unreadble

B. the less the work is copied, the more likely
This is the correct one. It idiomatically propose "the less X, the more Y" and likely perfectly modifies "it"

C. if it copies less work, the more likely
This does not respect the idiom proposed in B

D. when less work is copied, more is likely
Here "more" is the subject. My eyes are burning.

E. the less work copied, it is more likely such
Unidiomatical, and it is already refers to work, so the other it in the underlined portion lose its subject

So B is the correct one
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22 Jan 2019, 21:35
The correct idiomatic usage is "the less X...,the more Y" so option B fits in it rightly! Rest of the options are awkward and uses idiom incorrectly.

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