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# Until quite recently, American presidents lived in a world

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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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04 Sep 2007, 12:37
IrinaOK 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

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Between B & E, I like E for "in which" consistency.
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04 Sep 2007, 12:49
kidderek wrote:
IrinaOK 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

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Between B & E, I like E for "in which" consistency.

I see, you concentrate on the place ....in the world....
my mistake was that I concentrated on reason (for the first clause), thus ending up with C...

Except that E is better, why C can not be correct asnwer. The structure seems correct to me, isnt it?
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04 Sep 2007, 13:34
IrinaOK wrote:
kidderek wrote:
IrinaOK 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

Between B & E, I like E for "in which" consistency.

I see, you concentrate on the place ....in the world....
my mistake was that I concentrated on reason (for the first clause), thus ending up with C...

Except that E is better, why C can not be correct asnwer. The structure seems correct to me, isnt it?

It's a list of 3 things and each thing in the list must be consistent.

1. public and private separate
2. press cooperated
3. americans judged
Re: SC_parallelism and reason   [#permalink] 04 Sep 2007, 13:34
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