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Although covered in about 11 inches of snow, aviation officials

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Although covered in about 11 inches of snow, aviation officials said that conditions on the 
runway at the time of the emergency landing was acceptable


• aviation officials said that conditions on the runway at the time of the emergency landing was 
acceptable 
• the runway conditions during the emergency landing were acceptable according to aviation 
officials 
• according to aviation officials, the runway was in acceptable condition during the time of the 
emergency landing 
• the runway was in acceptable condition during the emergency landing, according to aviation 
officials 
• aviation officials said that conditions on the runway at the time of the emergency landing were 
acceptable 

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This one is a classic :D 

 

1) This is probably one of the "rare" instances where you would find Passive Voice is correct. So this could be the primary reason you could have fallen for the wrong answer. Passive Voice is a completely valid construction. We just don't use it as often as we use active voice. 

2) The voice of thr wrong answer is a bit weird, this may have be one of the reason, you may have fallen for the wrong answer. They know students use this as a technique. So on harder questions, they can make it sound even weird.

Now KEEP CALM. Just Apply the rules.

The first part of the sentence is a noun modifier, it cannot modify the aviation officials. Here it means to the runway obvioulsy. Strike out A, E

We are left with C & D. 

C introduces redundancy "during the time", so we strike out C. 

 

Hence we are left with D.  D sounds funny... but sounding funny is not an error. Each of the others has an actual error, so D is the only one left.

answered Jul 30, 2014 by Guru (5,628 points)
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