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    conform to and consistent with

    Dear teachers,

    I have three questions to ask.
    No.1
    Equipment not________offical safety standards has all been removed from the workshop.
    a. conforming to b. consistent with
    The key is "a" but I think "b" is the key.

    No.2
    There is no reason they should limit how much vitamin you take,_________they can limit how much water you drink.
    a. much more than b. no more than
    c. no less than d. any more than

    The key is "b". I don't the meaning and the use of the phrase. So I don't know why "b" is the correct answer. What does "d" mean? I can't find the phrase in my dictionaries.

    No.3
    When he arrived, he found_____ the aged and the sick at home.

    a. none but b. none other than
    c. nothing but

    The key is "c". My question is why "a' isn't correct.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang

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    Re: conform to and consistent with

    1- the key's right- things conform to standards
    2- I'd use d)- I suppose b) balances the two parts, but d) sounds more natural to me
    3- a) makes more sense to me as they are people, but it could depend on a wider context, but if this is an exercise, then there wouldn't be a wider context, so a) for me

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    Re: conform to and consistent with

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    Dear tdol,

    Thank you very much for your explanation. Could you please tell me how "b" balance the two parts? Does it mean " There is no reason they should ...just as there is no reason they should..." And "d" means " There is no reason they should....And to a greater degree they should ....."?

    looking forward to hearing from you.

    Jiang

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    1- the key's right- things conform to standards
    2- I'd use d)- I suppose b) balances the two parts, but d) sounds more natural to me
    3- a) makes more sense to me as they are people, but it could depend on a wider context, but if this is an exercise, then there wouldn't be a wider context, so a) for me

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    Re: conform to and consistent with

    As I said, I wouldn't use b), but I suppose the writer is thinking that a negative in both parts would go together.

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    Re: conform to and consistent with


    Now I see.

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    As I said, I wouldn't use b), but I suppose the writer is thinking that a negative in both parts would go together.

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