PP1 SC 83

83. (29013-!-item-!-188;#058&003802)

Stock levels for domestic crude oil are far lower than in past years, leaving domestic oil prices vulnerable to any hints of oil supplies being disrupted in the Middle East or to any unexpected consumer demand growth possibly prompted by colder-than-normal temperatures.

(A) leaving domestic oil prices vulnerable to any hints of oil supplies being disrupted in the Middle East or to any unexpected consumer demand growth possibly(B) leaving domestic oil prices vulnerable to any hints of oil supply disruptions in the Middle East or any unexpected growth in consumer demand that might be(C) leaving domestic oil prices vulnerable to any hints of oil supplies that are disrupted in the Middle East or to any unexpected growth in consumer demand as was possibly(D) resulting in the fact that domestic oil prices are vulnerable to any hints of oil supplies being disrupted in the Middle East or to any unexpected consumer demand growth possibly(E) resulting in the fact of domestic oil prices that are vulnerable to any hints of oil supply disruptions in the Middle East or to any unexpected growth in consumer demand that might be

Hi Dustin,這題我的解題步驟為:刪除DE選項,ABC句尾Ving表因果較DE簡潔比較ABC選項:B選項邏輯表達hints of oil supply disruptions有涵蓋到動詞,相較AC好因此選B

我的問題為:1. 我的解題步驟在一開始以簡潔刪掉DE是否有問題?

2. 想請問B選項的demand that might be相較於C選項的demand as was possibly為什麼比較好呢?謝謝Dustin~

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你好,謝謝提問。

1. 只要先確認你有先思考過(1) 文法:去檢查結構有沒有完整 (2) 句意:邏輯主詞、兩動作關係是否為因果,那麼再去判斷簡潔與否是可以的。因為簡潔(寫法好壞),必須落在文法跟句意之後考量。

2. 「as was possibly」你覺得表達的句意是什麼?

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謝謝Dustin~2. 看了句意後好像知道問題在哪了我覺得此句句意為「修飾demand可能會被低溫刺激上升」所以as was possibly使用過去式語意上是不好的

所以這兩個選項的比較,並不是因為使用as不好,而是因為句意上時態的問題嗎?

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不是時態的問題。是你用as當連接詞接句子,就是「如同...」的類比關係。這邊句意上用類比關係不合理。

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好的,謝謝Dustin!