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    Doubt about a paragraph's syntax

    In the context of the sentences that precede and
    follow sentence 13, which is the best revision
    of sentence 13 (reproduced below)?
    Watch out for human error and careless work-
    manship.
    (A) Human error and careless workmanship
    are almost unavoidable
    (B) Especially human error and careless
    workmanship.
    (C) There’s hardly no foolproof way to
    prevent human error and careless
    workmanship.
    (D) You must never put down your guard
    against human error and careless
    workmanship.
    (E) Accidents can happen accidentally by
    human error and careless workmanship.

    ''[12] But the
    dangers of nuclear energy dampen the world’s
    enthusiasm. [13] Watch out for human error and
    careless workmanship. [14] They can cause huge
    disasters such as the one in Chernobyl in 1986,
    which killed countless people and radiated half the [...]''


    Hello; I thought letter ''b'' was really correct, since is the only alternative that connects sentence [13] with its antecedent, using the word ''Especially''. letter a, which is actually the correct answer, set off a vacuum between [12] and [14] ... Why is it the correct answer?

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    Post Re: Doubt about a paragraph's syntax

    Because sentence #14 is started with "they".

    So logically, the sentence #13 must be started with nouns which refer to "they".

    Just my two dollars :D hehe!

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    Re: Doubt about a paragraph's syntax

    Quote Originally Posted by GuilhermeRM View Post
    Hello; I thought letter ''b'' sentence B was really correct, since is the only alternative that connects sentence [13] with its antecedent, using the word ''Especially''. letter aSentence A, which is actually the correct answer, set off a vacuum between [12] and [14] ... Why is it the correct answer?
    Well, B isn't actually a full sentence, so technically it's wrong.
    A doesn't introduce a vacuum. 12, A, 14 reads quite smoothly.

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    Re: Doubt about a paragraph's syntax

    Thank you

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