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    All students have been given two marks regardless of their answer

    All students have been given two marks regardless of their answer, ----------- some parents and students in top schools remain unsatisfied.

    A) whereas

    B) however


    Could you explain me why the key is A, why not B? Because of one comma?


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    Re: All students have been given two marks regardless of their answer

    Quote Originally Posted by Volcano1985 View Post
    All students have been given two marks regardless of their answer, ----------- some parents and students in top schools remain unsatisfied.

    A) whereas

    B) however


    Could you explain me why the key is A, why not B? Because of one comma?
    No, the comma has nothing to do with it. The answer choice depends on the meaning.

    I think "however" is the right answer no matter what the key says -- especially if this sentence is in isolation.

    Context (especially the sentences that immediately surround this one) might make a big difference; but in isolation, the sentence with "whereas" filling the blank doesn't make much sense.

    Is this a selection from a longer passage? Is the gist of the thing that people are unsatisfied BECAUSE they are getting two marks? Then the blank should be filled with "therefore."

    Or is the idea that people are dissatisfied IN SPITE of getting two marks?

    I can't readily come up with a backstory to fit "whereas' into this sentence.

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    Re: All students have been given two marks regardless of their answer

    Quote Originally Posted by Volcano1985 View Post
    All students have been given two marks regardless of their answer, ----------- some parents and students in top schools remain unsatisfied.

    A) whereas

    B) however


    Could you explain me why the key is A, why not B? Because of one comma?
    The right answer has to be however, because whereas is definitely wrong.
    'Whereas' is used normally for a type of comparison:

    Humans have ten toes, whereas cats have 18.
    All students who finished the question received two marks, whereas those who didn't finish received no marks.


    There is no such comparison in your sentence.

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    Re: All students have been given two marks regardless of their answer

    Quote Originally Posted by Volcano1985 View Post
    All students have been given two marks regardless of their answer, ----------- some parents and students in top schools remain unsatisfied.

    A) whereas

    B) however

    Could you explain me why the key is A, why not B? Because of one comma?
    "Whereas" can be used in this context...

    All students of section A have been given two marks regardless of their answer, whereas students of section B have recived marks as per the quality of their answers.

    With nothing against you, however Mr Volcano1985, I would like to know the name of the book and key from where you have been posing these questions for past many days. It has been invariably seen that the correct answer provided in your Key does not match with the answers of experts out here.

    It could be the case, that the Key is sub standard (not proof read). I have seen several books on English Langauge published by local authors and publishers in India, which are substandard with incorrect answers and propogating inappropriate theories.
    Thus it is always advised that you buy books/keys of well known publishers and renowed authors and books which are widely recommended by Langauge Experts.


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    Re: All students have been given two marks regardless of their answer

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    "Whereas" can be used in this context...

    All students of section A have been given two marks regardless of their answer, whereas students of section B have recived marks as per the quality of their answers.

    With nothing against you, however Mr Volcano1985, I would like to know the name of the book and key from where you have been posing these questions for past many days. It has been invariably seen that the correct answer provided in your Key does not match with the answers of experts out here.

    It could be the case, that the Key is sub standard (not proof read). I have seen several books on English Langauge published by local authors and publishers in India, which are substandard with incorrect answers and propogating inappropriate theories.
    Thus it is always advised that you buy books/keys of well known publishers and renowed authors and books which are widely recommended by Langauge Experts.
    Yes. You are correct.

    It's also possible that Volcano is using the wrong answer key -- a mismatch between the section he is working on and the section his key is actually meant for.

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    Re: All students have been given two marks regardless of their answer

    Quote Originally Posted by Ann1977 View Post
    Yes. You are correct.

    It's also possible that Volcano is using the wrong answer key -- a mismatch between the section he is working on and the section his key is actually meant for.
    Thats also quite possible, some printing errors


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    Re: All students have been given two marks regardless of their answer

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    Thats also quite possible, some printing errors
    Yes, that's right, but I meant that he could possibly be working in Section B but inadvertently using the Answer Key for Section C.

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    Re: All students have been given two marks regardless of their answer

    Quote Originally Posted by Ann1977 View Post
    Yes. You are correct.

    It's also possible that Volcano is using the wrong answer key -- a mismatch between the section he is working on and the section his key is actually meant for.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ann1977 View Post
    Yes, that's right, but I meant that he could possibly be working in Section B but inadvertently using the Answer Key for Section C.




    http://www.kpds.org/grammar/KPDS_BAGLAC_TEST_3.pdf


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    Re: All students have been given two marks regardless of their answer

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    I don't think I'd score well on that test!

    How do you choose between "therefore" and "so"? How can you be expected to know enough about the political situation to know it something will THEREFORE follow an act -- or if the sentiment should be "however"?

    Better you than me, Volcano!

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    Re: All students have been given two marks regardless of their answer

    Quote Originally Posted by Ann1977 View Post
    I don't think I'd score well on that test!

    How do you choose between "therefore" and "so"? How can you be expected to know enough about the political situation to know it something will THEREFORE follow an act -- or if the sentiment should be "however"?

    Better you than me, Volcano!
    Hehe do you mean the 17th question? I would post it too.I gave 20 correct and 5 wrong answers on this test.And the two ones which I had doubt I posted here, so 20+2, 22 correct - 3 wrong : )

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