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MC writing question

gloriousambitiongloriousambition Posts: 151Registered User Junior Member
edited December 2010 in SAT Preparation
Q: The time and the place for such a large event is subject to approving from the mayor's office.

choices:
a) The time and the place for such a large event is subject to approving from the mayor's office.
b) For such a large event, the time and the place are subject to the mayor's office's approving them.
c) The time and the place for such a large event are subject to the approval of the mayor's office
d) The time and place for such a large event are subject to be approved by the office of the mayor.
e) Subject to the approval of the mayor's office are the time and place for such a large event taking place.

Please put an explanation. thank you
Post edited by gloriousambition on

Replies to: MC writing question

  • gloriousambitiongloriousambition Posts: 151Registered User Junior Member
    another questions

    The iris, the colored part of the eye, contains delicate patterns that are unique to each person, offering a powerful means of identification.

    this is no error. but i thought "means of" sounded wrong. shouldn't it be means to?
  • gloriousambitiongloriousambition Posts: 151Registered User Junior Member
    Five years in the writing, her new book is both a response to her critics' mistrust with her earlier findings and an elaboration of her original thesis.

    I thought "the writing" was wrong. how come the phrase in the writing is correct?
    the correct answer is with. should it be mistrust in?
  • PencilxBoxesPencilxBoxes Posts: 305Registered User Junior Member
    The phrase "in the writing" is correct because writing acts as a noun in this case; for example, "in the midst of something" is also grammatically correct
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