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## SC: Republic of the Philippines

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chica_okp Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts
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#### SC: Republic of the Philippines

Tue Dec 25, 2007 11:16 pm
18. The Republic of the Philippines encompasses more than seven thousand islands, two of them with two thirds of its area.

A two of them with two thirds of its area
B two thirds of their area being in two of them
C and its area is two thirds in two islands
D two of them have two thirds of its area
E which have two thirds of its area in two of them

I need some nice explanation to this one? Would anybody help, please?

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Tue Dec 25, 2007 11:41 pm
A two of them with two thirds of its area
B two thirds of their area being in two of them their.... being incorrect
C and its area is two thirds in two islands its referent unclear
D two of them have two thirds of its area
E which have two thirds of its area in two of them which incorrect

Between A and D ...the sentence refers to two if the island having an area that is 2/3 that of the entire lot ...Hence i will pick A

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Wed Dec 26, 2007 2:07 am
Agree with sujaysolanki! It should be A. What's the OA? I think, sujaysolanki has given a good explanation to the Qs.

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Wed Dec 26, 2007 2:22 am
OA is A.
I first chose "D". "A" seemed a bit awkward first. Thank you

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Option A.
This option truly explains how two of the over seven thousand island is the Philippines took an area of about two third of the total island

This is the correct answer it perfectly explains the mind of the examiner.

Option B.
This is an awkward construction.Therefore wrong.

Option C.
Improper sentence construction.This option is wrong

Option D.
two of them with' or 'two of them have'
this is similar to option A but the use of 'have' makes it a little different but option A will be considered over option d. D looks wordy.

Option E.
too wordy option. It better explain in simpler terms. This option is incorrect

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Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:05 am
Another key thing to notice about D here: D contains a comma spice. This is where two independent clauses (things that can stand alone as sentences) are separated by only a comma, and it's always ungrammatical.

In D, both "The Republic of the Philippines encompasses more than seven thousand islands," and "Two of them have two thirds of its area," work as sentences on their own. So D has a serious error in sentence construction.

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