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Unformatted text preview: ion, but more on that later, if you like; this explanation is
getting pretty long!!).
I think that's it. I hope what I've said makes sense and is clear, but please be sure to
post back with questions or doubts!!
6. Why the answer is A? I picked E
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a. in requiring better working conditions in factories
b. as far as requiring better working conditions in factories
c. in their requirement that factories should have better working conditions
d. as far as requiring that factories should have better working conditions
e. to require factories to have better working conditons
Thanks Whew! What a tricky question! Both A and E are grammatically correct, but they
have a very slight difference in meaning. For this question, we most likely want the
meaning in A, not the meaning in E. And, whenever we have two options that are
both grammatically correct, and the only difference is one of meaning, we MUST go
with the original meaning. In other words, if A is grammatically correct, not wordy,
redundant, awkward, etc., and another answer choice is also grammatically correct,
not wordy, redundant, awkward, etc., we must go with A.
But I'm sure you want to know the meaning difference and the rule, right? Okay,
here you go:
I know you won't like this, but with this meaning, we use "in." For example:
I want to know how far you will go in helping me.
I think you remember from class that we talked about "helpful" + "in," right? Well,
this is very similar--"helping me" is a process. In this sentence, I am wondering how
long you would stay with me while you are helping me, how many different things
you would do to help me. For example, would you break the law while you are
helping me if you thought I would benefit? Would you ignore your friend...
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