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    which 1 is correct
    1).The British Admiralty and the War Office met in March 1892 to consider a possible Russian attempt to seize Constantinople and how they would have to act militarily to deal with them.
    (A) how they would have to act militarily to deal with them
    (B) how to deal withthem if military action would be necessary
    (C) what would be necessary militarily for dealing with such an event
    (D) what military action would be necessary in order to deal with such an event
    (E) the necessity of what kind of military action in order to take for dealing with it

    2) The first decision for most tenants living in a building undergoing being converted to cooperative ownership is if to sign a no-buy pledge with the other tenants.
    (A) being converted to cooperative ownershipis if to sign
    (B) being converted to cooperative ownership is whether they should be signing
    (C) being converted to cooperative ownership is whether or not they sign
    (D) conversion to cooperative ownership is if to sign
    (E) conversion to cooperative ownership is whether to sign

    3). Although she had signed a pledge of abstinenc while being an adolescent. Frances Willard was 35 years old before she chose to become a temperance activist.
    (A) while being an adolescent
    (B) while in adolescence
    (C) at the time of her being adolescent
    (D) as being in adolescence
    (E) as an adolescent

    4) More than thirty years ago Dr. Barbara McClintock, the Nobel Prize winner, reported that genes can "jump," as pearls moving mysteriously from one necklace to another.
    (A) as pearls moving mysteriously from one neck­lace to another
    (B) like pearls moving mysteriously from one neck­lace to another
    (C) as pearls do that move mysteriously from one necklace to others
    (D) like pearls do that move mysteriously from one necklace to others
    (E) as do pearls that move mysteriously from one necklace to some other one

    186. Judge Bonham denied a motion to allow
    members of the jury to go home at the end of each day instead of to confine them to a hotel.
    (A) to allow members of the jury to go home at the end of each day instead of to confine them to
    (B) that would have allowed members of the jury to go home at the end of each day instead of confined to
    (C) under which members of the jury are allowed to go home at the endof each day insteadof confining them in
    (D) that would allow members of the jury to go home at the end of each day rather than confinement in
    (E) to allow members of the jury to go home at the end of each day rather than be con­fined to
    5) In the fall of 1985, only 10 percent of the women entering college planned to major in education, while 28 percent chose business, making it the most popular major for women as well as for men.
    (A) as well as for men
    (B) as well as the men
    (C) and men too
    (D) and men as well
    (E) and also men

    6) Because the Earth's crust is more solid there and thus better able to transmit shock waves, an earthquake of a given magnitude typically devastates an area 100 times greater in the eastern United States than it does in the West.
    (A) of a given magnitudetypically devastates an area 100 times greater in the eastern United States than it does in the West
    (B) of a given magnitude will typically devastate 100 times the area if it occurs in the eastern United States instead of the West
    (C) will typically devastate 100 times the area in the eastern United States than one of comparable magnitude occurring in the West
    (D) in the eastern United States will typically devastate an area 100 times greater than will a quake of comparable magnitude occurring in the West
    (E) that occurs in the eastern United States will typically devastate 100 times more area than if it occurred with comparable magnitude in the West

    7). A President entering the final two years of a second term is likely to be at a severe disadvantage and often unable to carry out a legislative program.
    (A) likely to be at a severe disadvantage and is often unable to
    (B) likely severely disadvantaged and often unable to
    (C) liable to be severely disadvantaged andcannot often
    (D) liable that he or she is at a severe disadvantage and cannot often
    (E) at a severe disadvantage, often likely to be unable that he or she can


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    Quote Originally Posted by jessy View Post
    which 1 is correct
    1).The British Admiralty and the War Office met in March 1892 to consider a possible Russian attempt to seize Constantinople and how they would have to act militarily to deal with them.
    (A) how they would have to act militarily to deal with them
    (B) how to deal withthem if military action would be necessary
    (C) what would be necessary militarily for dealing with such an event
    (D) what military action would be necessary in order to deal with such an event
    (E) the necessity of what kind of military action in order to take for dealing with it
    D. This is an issue of parallelism. Although others are grammatical, this is the only grammatical choice that connects two simple nouns: attempt and action. (I would drop "in order".)

    2) The first decision for most tenants living in a building undergoing being converted to cooperative ownership is if to sign a no-buy pledge with the other tenants.
    (A) being converted to cooperative ownershipis if to sign
    (B) being converted to cooperative ownership is whether they should be signing
    (C) being converted to cooperative ownership is whether or not they sign
    (D) conversion to cooperative ownership is if to sign
    (E) conversion to cooperative ownership is whether to sign
    E. You want "conversion" after "undergoing". D isn't bad, but a decision is more "whether" than "if".

    3)
    . Although she had signed a pledge of abstinenc while being an adolescent. Frances Willard was 35 years old before she chose to become a temperance activist.
    (A) while being an adolescent
    (B) while in adolescence
    (C) at the time of her being adolescent
    (D) as being in adolescence
    (E) as an adolescent
    Both B and E are grammatically correct. I prefer E because it is less likely to be confused with pledging abstinence only in adolescence.

    4)
    More than thirty years ago Dr. Barbara McClintock, the Nobel Prize winner, reported that genes can "jump," as pearls moving mysteriously from one necklace to another.
    (A) as pearls moving mysteriously from one neck­lace to another
    (B) like pearls moving mysteriously from one neck­lace to another
    (C) as pearls do that move mysteriously from one necklace to others
    (D) like pearls do that move mysteriously from one necklace to others
    (E) as do pearls that move mysteriously from one necklace to some other one
    I don't like any of these. I would choose A, if I had to choose one. B is very close, but the simile here is not great; pearls do not jump myseriously from one necklace to another. E is even worse. That sets up a fact that isn't true.

    I would prefer "as though they were pearls moving mysteriously from one necklace to another."
    This does not assume that pearls actually do that.

    186. Judge Bonham denied a motion to allow
    members of the jury to go home at the end of each day instead of to confine them to a hotel.
    (A) to allow members of the jury to go home at the end of each day instead of to confine them to
    (B) that would have allowed members of the jury to go home at the end of each day instead of confined to
    (C) under which members of the jury are allowed to go home at the endof each day insteadof confining them in
    (D) that would allow members of the jury to go home at the end of each day rather than confinement in
    (E) to allow members of the jury to go home at the end of each day rather than be con­fined to
    E.
    This is a tough one. In A, the second infinitive is wrong because it is not part of the motion.
    B is wrong because "instead of confined" is missing "being" before "confined". Were that change made, I would choose B over E. A motion is theoretical action; therefore the tenses in C are wrong. D is wrong because of "confinement".

    [Sorry, I had to break this up due to its length.]

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    5) In the fall of 1985, only 10 percent of the women entering college planned to major in education, while 28 percent chose business, making it the most popular major for women as well as for men.
    (A) as well as for men
    (B) as well as the men
    (C) and men too
    (D) and men as well
    (E) and also men
    Yes, A.

    6) Because the Earth's crust is more solid there and thus better able to transmit shock waves, an earthquake of a given magnitude typically devastates an area 100 times greater in the eastern United States than it does in the West.
    (A) of a given magnitudetypically devastates an area 100 times greater in the eastern United States than it does in the West
    (B) of a given magnitude will typically devastate 100 times the area if it occurs in the eastern United States instead of the West
    (C) will typically devastate 100 times the area in the eastern United States than one of comparable magnitude occurring in the West
    (D) in the eastern United States will typically devastate an area 100 times greater than will a quake of comparable magnitude occurring in the West
    (E) that occurs in the eastern United States will typically devastate 100 times more area than if it occurred with comparable magnitude in the West
    Yes, A. I prefer the present tense there.

    7). A President entering the final two years of a second term is likely to be at a severe disadvantage and often unable to carry out a legislative program
    .
    (A) likely to be at a severe disadvantage and is often unable to
    (B) likely severely disadvantaged and often unable to
    (C) liable to be severely disadvantaged andcannot often
    (D) liable that he or she is at a severe disadvantage and cannot often
    (E) at a severe disadvantage, often likely to be unable that he or she can

    Your answer doesn't match any of the choices. I assume you chose A. Both yours and A are correct, but I prefer repeating the verb "is" as in A.

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