Sunday, January 20, 2008

SC's Question number - 805 , 806

805). The plot of The Bostonians centers on the rivalry between Olive Chancellor, an active feminist, with her charming and cynical cousin, Basil Ransom, when they find themselves drawn to the same radiant young woman whose talent for public speaking has won her an ardent following.

(A) rivalry between Olive Chancellor, an active feminist, with her charming and cynical cousin, Basil Ransom


(B) rivals Olive Chancellor, an active feminist, against her charming and cynical cousin, Basil Ransom


(C) rivalry that develops between Olive Chancellor, an active feminist, and Basil Ransom, her charming and cynical cousin


(D) developing rivalry between Olive Chancellor, an active feminist, with Basil Ransom, her charming and cynical cousin


(E) active feminist, Olive Chancellor, and the rivalry with her charming and cynical cousin Basil Ransom


806). The president of the block association tried to convince her neighbors they should join forces to prevent crime in the neighborhood rather than continuing to be victimized.

(A) they should join forces to prevent crime in the neighborhood rather than continuing to be victimized


(B) that they should join forces to prevent crime in the neighborhood rather than continue to be victimized


(C) about joining forces to prevent crime in the neighborhood instead of continuing to be victimized


(D) for the joining of forces to prevent crime in the neighborhood rather than continue to be victimized


(E) to join forces to prevent crime in the neighborhood rather than continuing to be victimized

Answers:


805). (OG 10th ques no 217) OA - C - right idiom - rivalry between X and Y

A, B, D - incorrect - unidiomatic

E - incorrect - awkwardly pairs Chancellor and rivalry, not Chancellor and Ransom, as antecedents of they


806). OA - B - maintaining parallelism - ..join... continue..

A, C, E - incorrect - violating parallelism

D - incorrect - awkward ....convince...for joining of forces....

2 comments:

gmat_12345 said...

why the option (E) in question number (806) violates the parrallelism

Prachi Pareekh said...

to prevent crime...continuing to be