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# Without hearing a word of what is being said or shouted, an

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945. Without hearing a word of what is being said or shouted, an experienced trader on the floor of the stock exchange can listen to the hum of voices around them and tell what is happening.
(A) Without hearing a word of what is being said or shouted, an experienced trader
(B) Without hearing a word of what is being said or shouted, experienced traders
(C) Even though the person has not heard a word of what is being said or shouted, an experienced trader
(D) Even when the person has not heard a word that is being said or shouted, experienced traders
(E) In spite of not hearing a word of what is being said or shouted, an experienced trader

Whats wrong in A OA is B please explain...

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20 Oct 2009, 08:45
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hi Saga.

read the whole sentence till the end)))

of voices around !them!. a, c and e out !)

b) is not good for me, but d) is much more complicated
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20 Oct 2009, 08:52
Option B is correct..
We'll have to use 'traders' instead of 'trader' because of the use of 'them' in the latter part of the sentence.
Also between B & D, B is a more concise and precise option.

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05 Mar 2010, 04:39
look for the parallelism among the plural referent.

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20 Jan 2011, 11:27
between B & D. B is more clear for me

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20 Jan 2011, 23:55
i missed it and chose A. but B is correct. Thanks Ayrish
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29 Jan 2011, 14:55
Easy B.

them states that it needs a plural traders...

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29 Jan 2011, 19:32
'them' in non-underlined part of the sentence requires 'experienced traders' as in B.

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