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The core of the issue is parallelism; - call female moths - and -attract their mates - are the two functions that the male moths do and both of them should be parallel. The present participial -attracting -is wrong wherever it appears. The intrusion of a subject pronoun - they - is unnecessary in A ...


Nice question. (A) snakes living in a highly scattered and unorganized community where they consist mostly of - The pronoun "they" does not make sense in this sentence. If we replace "they" with snakes, the sentence becomes - "snakes living in a highly scattered and unorganized community where snake...


The bower birds derive their name from the bowers that the male birds create, and not from the male birds themselves. Therefore, answer choice B and E can be eliminated as the meaning of the sentence changes. In answer choice C, "females, who may develop into" incorrectly implies that the female bir...


Nice Question. The verb "Require" can be used as with subjunctive or infinitive. The general construct of sentences with subjunctive verb is as follows- (subjective verb) THAT (subject) BE (simple form of verb) Example : A requires that B disclose his marks. Since in the question in this discussion ...

by Gitika_Lakhotia

Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Replies: 7
Views: 4028

It would help if one can identify that this sentence required past perfect tense - "that have endured". Based on this, eliminate A, C and E
In (D), "both" is redundant.
So, answer is (B)

by Gitika_Lakhotia

Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: good farming (OG13 71)
Replies: 14
Views: 8750

Nice question. Used Singular Vs Plural split - Cleveland is one of a large number of communities on the Great Lakes that ARE Eliminate A & B (D) are looking to ITS waterfront as a way of improving the quality of urban life and attracting - ITS is incorrectly used for plural subject (E) are looking a...


The same pronoun used twice in a sentence needs to have the same antecedent.

In choice (A), "it might have been expected for it to rise" - the two "it" refer to different antecedents (in fact the first 'it' is used as a placeholder and has no antecedent), and hence the answer choice is incorrect.

by Gitika_Lakhotia

Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: 1000 cr 711
Replies: 8
Views: 5798

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Two simple splits in this question - 1. Less Vs Fewer - Since 'fibers' is countable, 'fewer' should be used. Eliminate B & D 2. Subject verb Agreement - the non-underlined portion uses the singular verb 'is' in the clause "is less likely to leave an unsightly scar". So, we know that subject for "is"...


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A detailed reply already stated above. In a long complicated sentence like this one, it is easier to spot subject-verb error if we break the sentence into smaller parts and remove the "fluff". The data (being collected in the current geological survey) are providing (a strong warning for engineers a...

by Gitika_Lakhotia

Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: question related to singular versus plural and being
Replies: 2
Views: 433

Sentence correction

Federal authorities involved in the investigation have found the local witnesses are difficult to locate, reticent, and are suspicious of strangers. (A) the local witnesses are difficult to locate, reticent, and are- 'Are' in the end is not required. It creates a parallelism error. Also missing 'tha...

by Gitika_Lakhotia

Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: Federal Authorities.
Replies: 12
Views: 6238

The problem with B lies in the usage of present continuous tense "are containing". Present continuous is used when the action is being performed at the current moment. Since the meaning of the sentence does not imply that, present continuous is incorrect. Simple present in this case would be better ...

by Gitika_Lakhotia

Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: comparision
Replies: 3
Views: 944

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It is important that the sentences makes sense with the antecedent-pronoun pair. A simple trick to check if the pronoun is correctly used is by putting the antecedent in place of the pronoun. Let's try this in the question. Replace 'their' with 'manufactured goods'. The Industrial Revolution, making...

by Gitika_Lakhotia

Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: Expert advice needed
Replies: 4
Views: 3111

Nice Question. I could find 3 splits- 1. Countable Vs. Uncountable noun - "amount" cannot be used for accidents since accidents is countable. Eliminate A & B 2. Subject verb agreement - 'The number' is singular. So, 'Have' is incorrect. Eliminate C 3. Comparison - 'The number of X' has to be compare...