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As part of a protest against what he considered unlawful military action, the performance artist dressed in complete British Army camouflage fatigues, with commando boots wearing a red beret, and laid down in a street in the city center.

A. fatigues, with commando boots wearing a red beret
B. fatigues, with commando boots and a red beret
C. fatigues with commando boots, with a red beret
D. fatigues and commando boots and a red beret
E. fatigues, commando boots, a red beret

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Official Solution:

As part of a protest against what he considered unlawful military action, the performance artist dressed in complete British Army camouflage fatigues, with commando boots wearing a red beret, and laid down in a street in the city center.

A. fatigues, with commando boots wearing a red beret
B. fatigues, with commando boots and a red beret
C. fatigues with commando boots, with a red beret
D. fatigues and commando boots and a red beret
E. fatigues, commando boots, a red beret

As written, the original passage makes it sound as if the artist’s boots are wearing the red beret, rather than the artist himself. The correct answer choice will clear up this confusion and list the items the artist was wearing as part of his complete uniform in correct parallel form.
  1. This option is confusing, making it sound as if the commando boots are wearing the beret.
  2. This option correctly identifies the fact that commando boots and a red beret are part of the complete uniform of a soldier, and expresses each part in parallel form.
  3. Conjunction "and" is missing before "with a red beret" .
  4. Though this option is grammatically correct, the list of items does not express the idea of a complete uniform called for by the sentence.
  5. This option makes the sentence incomplete.

Answer: B
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I think the "Mark as a guess button" should be placed near the "next button". As it is placed now, we may consider that is too far and in the haste of the CAT we don't want to lose time; for this reason, the percentage of guessed questions may not be accurate.
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Official Solution:

As part of a protest against what he considered unlawful military action, the performance artist dressed in complete British Army camouflage fatigues, with commando boots wearing a red beret, and laid down in a street in the city center.

A. fatigues, with commando boots wearing a red beret
B. fatigues, with commando boots and a red beret
C. fatigues and commando boots, with a red beret
D. fatigues and commando boots and a red beret
E. fatigues, commando boots, a red beret

As written, the original passage makes it sound as if the artist’s boots are wearing the red beret, rather than the artist himself. The correct answer choice will clear up this confusion and list the items the artist was wearing as part of his complete uniform in correct parallel form.
  1. This option is confusing, making it sound as if the commando boots are wearing the beret.
  2. This option correctly identifies the fact that commando boots and a red beret are part of the complete uniform of a soldier, and expresses each part in parallel form.
  3. Commando boots and red beret should be grouped together as elements of a complete uniform.
  4. Though this option is grammatically correct, the list of items does not express the idea of a complete uniform called for by the sentence.
  5. This option makes the sentence incomplete.

Answer: B


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Pls could you through some light on how Ans choice 'D' is wrong?

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Hi ... please can someone help me understand why choice c is wrong. It is parallel, uses punctuations correctly and implies that all 3 items are part of the same uniform. Why is it important for the commandos and fatigues to be paired v/s commandos and the red beret to be paired?
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Hi ... please can someone help me understand why choice c is wrong. It is parallel, uses punctuations correctly and implies that all 3 items are part of the same uniform. Why is it important for the commandos and fatigues to be paired v/s commandos and the red beret to be paired?


Your point is valid. The question is modified accordingly.
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Experts,

Why "fatigues" is in simple present but "lay" down is simple past? Confused here.
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Why "fatigues" is in simple present but "lay" down is simple past? Confused here.
Hey VodkaHelps,

Fatigues is not used as a verb. It is used as a noun---> meaning the uniform the soldiers wear.

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