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# While many of the constituents of the congresswoman believe

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While many of the constituents of the congresswoman believe [#permalink]

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26 Jan 2005, 19:52
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While many of the constituents of the congresswoman believe her recent stance on the proposed rent-control statutes contradict her platform when she ran and that she should therefore not be reelected, the vast majority of those who voted for her in the previous election reported that they intended to do so in the next election.

A) her recent stance on the proposed rent-control statutes contradict her platform when she ran
B) her recent stance on the proposed rent-control statutes contradicts her running platform
C) her stance for the proposed rent-control statutes that she just announced contradicts her running platform
D) that her recent stance on the proposed rent-control statutes contradicts her running platform
E) that her latest stance on the proposed rent-control statutes contradicts her running platform

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26 Jan 2005, 20:07
D.

consistency in 'that' and 'contradicts' are necessary

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26 Jan 2005, 20:58
Needs to have "that". ABC are therefore ruled out. The only difference between D and E is recent vs latest. I'm not sure, but I think latest may be better, or "most recent".

So I'd pick (E).

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26 Jan 2005, 21:06
HongHu wrote:
Needs to have "that". ABC are therefore ruled out. The only difference between D and E is recent vs latest. I'm not sure, but I think latest may be better, or "most recent".

So I'd pick (E).

I think I will also go for E. But I don't understand what does question wants to test between "latest" & "recent"

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27 Jan 2005, 02:29
D for me too.however, still confused between recent and latest

anyone got a god explanation

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27 Jan 2005, 09:23
aryan wrote:
While many of the constituents of the congresswoman believe her recent stance on the proposed rent-control statutes contradict her platform when she ran and that she should therefore not be reelected, the vast majority of those who voted for her in the previous election reported that they intended to do so in the next election.

A) her recent stance on the proposed rent-control statutes contradict her platform when she ran
B) her recent stance on the proposed rent-control statutes contradicts her running platform
C) her stance for the proposed rent-control statutes that she just announced contradicts her running platform
D) that her recent stance on the proposed rent-control statutes contradicts her running platform
E) that her latest stance on the proposed rent-control statutes contradicts her running platform

I prefer D.
we should use that after believe.
A,B,C are eliminated.

Between D, and E, I prefer recent to latest.

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27 Jan 2005, 13:59
OA is E.
I don't have explanation but I agree with the explanation already given(To prefer latest for recent)

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27 Jan 2005, 18:25
I picked D over E, but can someone explain why latest is a better choicce than recent? I am sure there is a grammatical explanation for this.

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27 Jan 2005, 20:28
I am curious.. to know why "latest"

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