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Until quite recently, American presidents lived in a world

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Re: Until quite recently, American presidents lived in a world [#permalink]

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New post 09 Feb 2016, 08:24
chetan2u wrote:
smartguy595 wrote:
ChrisLele wrote:
Until quite recently, American presidents lived in a world in which the
public and private realms of their lives were largely separate, and the press
cooperated in maintaining the distinction, and
Americans judged national
leaders without receiving, or expecting, intimate information about them.

(A) and the press cooperated in maintaining the distinction, and

The parallelism of 'in which' is violated by two 'and's.

(B) where the press cooperated in maintaining the distinction, and where

The 'where' clashes with the 'in which.' Typically, unless you are talking about a specific place, use 'in which.'

(C) for the press cooperated to maintain the distinction and

Here we are erroneously implying that the press caused the separation in the 'public and private realms.'

(D) the press cooperated to maintain the distinction, for

'the press...' would form a comma splice.

(E) in which the press cooperated in maintaining the distinction, and in which

This choice maintains parallelism by use of the 'in which' across the three phrases A, B, and C. Each of the 'in which' correctly modify 'world.'


Can Someone explain the role of "For" in option C?


Hi,
he role of 'for' is ofcourse illogical here..

But 'for' can be used in this form, meaning 'because of'/'because'..

I was tired, for I had played cricket throughout the day..
I was very happy with her, for she supported me in all situations..
I gave few examples on usage of 'for', for smartyguy wanted clarity on the usage..


Thanks for Clarification & for good examples.. :)
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ChrisLele wrote:
Until quite recently, American presidents lived in a world in which the
public and private realms of their lives were largely separate, and the press
cooperated in maintaining the distinction, and
Americans judged national
leaders without receiving, or expecting, intimate information about them.

(A) and the press cooperated in maintaining the distinction, and

The parallelism of 'in which' is violated by two 'and's.

(B) where the press cooperated in maintaining the distinction, and where

The 'where' clashes with the 'in which.' Typically, unless you are talking about a specific place, use 'in which.'

(C) for the press cooperated to maintain the distinction and

Here we are erroneously implying that the press caused the separation in the 'public and private realms.'

(D) the press cooperated to maintain the distinction, for

'the press...' would form a comma splice.

(E) in which the press cooperated in maintaining the distinction, and in which

This choice maintains parallelism by use of the 'in which' across the three phrases A, B, and C. Each of the 'in which' correctly modify 'world.'



Option C could also be the correct choice . Press may also be the reason for the separation. I think i can think in this way also. Because it is about the meaning of the sentence.
Please clarify .

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Until quite recently, American presidents lived in a world in which the
public and private realms of their lives were largely separate, and the press
cooperated in maintaining the distinction, and Americans judged national
leaders without receiving, or expecting, intimate information about them.


(C) for the press cooperated to maintain the distinction and

Here we are erroneously implying that the press caused the separation in the 'public and private realms.'

Hi Robu,

Option C cannot be correct as per meaning of the original sentence -American presidents lived in a world in which the
public and private realms of their lives were largely separate & Press cooperated to do so.

As per choice C - American presidents lived in a world in which the
public and private realms of their lives were largely separate because Press cooperated to do so.

Please note that we should not deviate from the meaning of the original sentence.
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Until quite recently, American presidents lived in a
world in which the public and private realms of their
lives were largely separate, and the press cooperated in maintaining the distinction, and
Americans judged
national leaders without receiving, or expecting,
intimate information about them.

(A) and the press cooperated in maintaining the
distinction, and
(B) where the press cooperated in maintaining the
distinction, and where
(C) for the press cooperated to maintain the
distinction and
(D) the press cooperated to maintain the distinction,
for
(E) in which the press cooperated in maintaining the
distinction, and in which

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New post 26 Sep 2017, 03:32
reply2spg wrote:
Until quite recently, American presidents lived in a world in which the public and private realms of their lives were largely separate, and the press cooperated in maintaining the distinction, and Americans judged national leaders without receiving, or expecting, intimate information about them.

(A) and the press cooperated in maintaining the distinction, and
(B) where the press cooperated in maintaining the distinction, and where
(C) for the press cooperated to maintain the distinction and
(D) the press cooperated to maintain the distinction, for
(E) in which the press cooperated in maintaining the distinction, and in which


Only option E maintains parallelism
world in which the public,in which the press, in which Americans judged

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