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# Unlike elite runners, whose times are calculated from the starter's

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29 May 2013, 02:59
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3)By the second week of the department store's "Going Out of Business" sale, there was only a little shirts and not much other clothing left on the racks.

(A)was only a little shirts and not much other clothing
little short is wrong as shirts are countable
(B)were only a few shirts and not many other clothing
many other clothing is wrong as clothing is uncountable
(C)were only a few shirts and not much other clothing
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(D)was only a little shirt and other clothing
little short is wrong as shirts are countable
(E)were only a few shirts and other clothings
clothings is wrong as clothing is an uncountable thing

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29 May 2013, 03:04
4)While most graduate students find that their education has prepared them well for their future careers, some express concern over their education lacking real-world application, having, for example, been given homework that is unrepresentative of realistic scenarios or having been assigned to group projects that do not adequately consider the skills of the individual participants.

(A)having, for example, been given homework that is unrepresentative of realistic scenarios or having been
it seems that education has been give homework
(B)having, for example, homework that is unrepresentative of realistic scenarios or being
Correct
(C)as, for example, having too unrealistic a scenario in their homework, or being
as is not required/color]
(D)when they have, for example, been given unrealistic scenarios in their homework, or were
[color=#ff0000]tense mismatch

(E)for example, when they have homework that is unrepresentative of realistic scenarios, or been
tense mismatch

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29 May 2013, 03:51
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5)Growing out of a need for affordable housing during the Great Depression, the first student housing cooperatives were structured as not-for-profit organizations, whose members made small payments toward their room and board, then taking turns performing household duties, such as meal preparation and property maintenance.

(A)board, then taking turns performing
the "comma" is not required as their are only two items in the list
(B)board, and then taking turns performing
the "comma" is not required as their are only two items in the list
(C)board and then took turns performing
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(D)board and then took turns, they performed
the comma before they is not required
(E)board and then took turns and performed
took turns and performed being in the same tense give the same importance to two things

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25 Feb 2016, 20:28
vishu1414 wrote:
Unlike elite runners, whose times are calculated from the starter's pistol to the finish line, marathon times are calculated using a computer chip attached to each competitor's shoe.

A) Unlike elite runners, whose times are calculated from the starter's pistol to the finish line,
B) Besides elite runners, whose times are calculated from the starter's pistol to the finish line,
C) With the exception of elite runners, times for whom are calculated from the starter's pistol to the finish line,
D) Unless the runner is elite, in which case the time is calculated from the starter's pistol to the finish line,
E) With the exception being elite runners, whose times are calculated from the starter's pistol to the finish line,

Not sure why ?

the meaning of the sentence:
if the runner is not elite, the marathon times are calculated using smth.
if the runner is elite - then the time is calculated differently. so basically, we compare how the times are calculated.

A - can't be - compares elite runners with marathon times.
B - besides - out right away.
C - exception of - better exception for - so not good.
D = same as the intended meaning.
E - exception being - wordy. neither of the cases where being is used correctly is present here. so can't be correct.

D for me.
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05 Dec 2016, 19:32
My 2 cents:
C) With the exception of elite runners, times for whom are calculated from the starter's pistol to the finish line,
D) Unless the runner is elite, in which case the time is calculated from the starter's pistol to the finish line,
...marathon times are calculated using a computer chip attached to each competitor's shoe.
The i choose D instead of C was that the structure of D was somewhat sensible - sub-ordinate clause, modifier, main clause
In C we have - modifier, non-essential part, main clause
& also wrong comparison. Thus C is wrong!!!
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26 Jul 2017, 10:28
Merged topics. Please, search before posting questions!
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27 Feb 2019, 02:03
In A B C and E ‘marathon times’ is modified by ‘elite runners’. This is not a valid comparison, runners can’t be compared or contrasted with amounts of time.

So D is left as the only logical choice
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