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Books in European libraries last longer than books in libraries in the United States because, although the climate in Europe is fairly humid, libraries there are not subjected to the extremes of temperature and humidity that damage collections in the United States.
A. because, although the climate in Europe is fairly humid, libraries there are not subjected to the extremes of temperature and humidity that
B. because, although the climate in Europe is fairly humid, libraries there are not subject of the extremes of temperature and humidity as those that
C. because, although the climate in Europe is fairly humid, libraries there are not subjected to the extremities of temperature and humidity as
D. because the climate in Europe is fairly humid, but still libraries there are not subject of the extremes of temperature and humidity as
E. because the climate in Europe is fairly humid, but libraries there are not subjected to the extremities of temperature and humidity such as those that
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05 Nov 2006, 15:26
A by POE
I can explain only why rest are wrong
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05 Nov 2006, 18:57
Swagatalakshmi wrote:
A by POE
I can explain only why rest are wrong

Can you please explain the others, coz I actually selected E . This one is tough, so details will help thanks
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05 Nov 2006, 19:13
uvs_mba wrote:
Swagatalakshmi wrote:
A by POE
I can explain only why rest are wrong

Can you please explain the others, coz I actually selected E . This one is tough, so details will help thanks

Sure Dude - Let's play the POE game .....

B. because, although the climate in Europe is fairly humid, libraries there are not subject of (proper idiom is "subject to" - eliminate) the extremes of temperature and humidity as those that

C. because, although the climate in Europe is fairly humid, libraries there are not subjected to the extremities of temperature and humidity as (extremities of temp is compared with damage - eliminate)

D. because the climate in Europe is fairly humid, but still libraries there are not subject of the extremes of temperature and humidity as
(there are more than one grammatical mistakes but "subject of" is sufficient to eliminate this )

E. because the climate in Europe is fairly humid, but libraries there are not subjected to the extremities of temperature and humidity such as those that

[b](Read the sentence with the clause joined with "because": â€
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05 Nov 2006, 19:44
Swagatalakshmi wrote:
uvs_mba wrote:
Swagatalakshmi wrote:
A by POE
I can explain only why rest are wrong

Can you please explain the others, coz I actually selected E . This one is tough, so details will help thanks

Sure Dude - Let's play the POE game .....

B. because, although the climate in Europe is fairly humid, libraries there are not subject of (proper idiom is "subject to" - eliminate) the extremes of temperature and humidity as those that

C. because, although the climate in Europe is fairly humid, libraries there are not subjected to the extremities of temperature and humidity as (extremities of temp is compared with damage - eliminate)

D. because the climate in Europe is fairly humid, but still libraries there are not subject of the extremes of temperature and humidity as
(there are more than one grammatical mistakes but "subject of" is sufficient to eliminate this )

E. because the climate in Europe is fairly humid, but libraries there are not subjected to the extremities of temperature and humidity such as those that

[b](Read the sentence with the clause joined with "because": â€
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06 Nov 2006, 02:28
Swagatalakshmi wrote:

Sure Dude - Let's play the POE game .....

B. because, although the climate in Europe is fairly humid, libraries there are not subject of (proper idiom is "subject to" - eliminate) the extremes of temperature and humidity as those that

I chose A by POE. But is "subjected to" equivalent to "subject to"?
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06 Nov 2006, 07:31
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Swagatalakshmi wrote:

Sure Dude - Let's play the POE game .....

B. because, although the climate in Europe is fairly humid, libraries there are not subject of (proper idiom is "subject to" - eliminate) the extremes of temperature and humidity as those that

I chose A by POE. But is "subjected to" equivalent to "subject to"?

Yes, the former is passive and the latter is actively phrased. Both are idiomatic. "subjected of" is always WRONG.
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06 Nov 2006, 10:57
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karlfurt wrote:
Swagatalakshmi wrote:

Sure Dude - Let's play the POE game .....

B. because, although the climate in Europe is fairly humid, libraries there are not subject of (proper idiom is "subject to" - eliminate) the extremes of temperature and humidity as those that

I chose A by POE. But is "subjected to" equivalent to "subject to"?

Yes, the former is passive and the latter is actively phrased. Both are idiomatic. "subjected of" is always WRONG.

IMO - "subjected to" means "exposed to" or "acted upon",

When gases are "subjected to" high pressure their volumes decrease

where as "subject to" means - "under the control of" or "governed by" --- Mars is "subject to" the same set of gravitational rules that govern the Earth.

We are all subject to God's whims
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06 Nov 2006, 15:26
Yes OA is A.

Thanks for the explanations.
06 Nov 2006, 15:26
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