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    3) A contains an error. Why is that? what is wrong with it?

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    4)C contains an error. Why is that?

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    provides.
    ...and fly them to Vancouver if necessary.

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    ...and fly them to Vancouver if necessary.

    ...and to fly them to Vancouver if necessary. <--why is "to" incorrect? what does the sentence mean?

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    I think this is mainly a matter of style and the fact that the word to is repeated in short succession; I think the two options mean pretty much the same thing.
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    You can't mix 'to offer [something] and [to do something]'
    Eg.
    The shop offers a rebate => ok
    The shop offers to refund your purchases within 30 days=> ok
    The shop offers a rebate and to refund your purchases within 30 days => wrong.

    Could a teacher confirm?

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    Red's right- they mean the same, but there's no need to repeat.

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    http://www3.telus.net/superstar/english1.jpg

    The error in this sentence is A. Why is A wrong? If i want to use a exclamation mark, how do i yse it then?


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    The error in this sentence is B. Why is B correct? Why isn't C wrong? Why doesn't it have a comma before "who"? Edit: actually, i think i know why B contains and error. It is b/c of the excessive use of "to".

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    In my view, the exclamation mark should be a comma to show the cause-effect relationship of the two halves of the sentence.

    If you wanted to place emphasis on the fact that it was booming, you could use something like "The skiing industry is booming in British Collumbia because each winter...".

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    Why is the answer A? It is because of "who"? It should be "whom" why? How do i know?

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    Yep, it should be whom.
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