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    + full rep to anyone who can help me with one question.

    A. In my home town in New Brunswick, finally, traffic lights (along with painted lines and posted speed limits) do not apply to tractors, all terrain vehicles, or pickup trucks, which together account for most vehicles on the road.
    B. In fact, were any observant Canadian dropped from an alien space vessel at an unspecified intersection anywhere in this vast land, he or she could almost certainly orient him-or-herself according to the surrounding traffic patterns.
    C. In startling contrast, an amber light in Calgary warns drivers to scream to a halt on the off chance that there might be a pedestrian within 500 meters who might consider crossing at some unspecified time within the current day.
    D. Although the interpretation of traffic signals may seem highly standardized, close observation reveals regional variations across this country, distinguishing the East Coast from Central Canada and the West as surely as dominant dialects or political inclinations.
    E. In Montreal, a flashing red traffic light instructs drivers to careen even more wildly through intersections heavily populated with pedestrians and oncoming vehicles.

    Put these sentences in their proper order to form a paragraph! I will full rep if you're right!

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    D > B > E > C > A

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    D, E, C, A, B.

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    well we have some unsureness!

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    D,B,E,C,A

    Edit: clarified them all in next post
    Last edited by Shawn; 03-28-2013 at 11:05 PM.

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    sigh, they all have a specific order. There's only one right answer

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    Well you already have the right answer on you, right?

    I've got reasoning behind mine, though I don't want to make a further fool of myself if I'm wrong.

    Go 'head and call out the winner, or call all of us losers already, yo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mod View Post
    Well you already have the right answer on you, right?

    I've got reasoning behind mine, though I don't want to make a further fool of myself if I'm wrong.

    Go 'head and call out the winner, or call all of us losers already, yo!
    I guess i made that confusing, my bad. No, i don't have the answer. I was looking for the reasoning that makes sense. so go for it!

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    B comes after D since B talks about orientation through traffic signals while D talks about the specific nature of these traffic signals.

    D,B
    I'd think D is the first for the entire passage since it looks most like an introduction.

    C comes after E since they contrast.

    D,B ... E,C ...

    A goes last since there's the word "finally" in it?

    So.. DBECA

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    A. In my home town in New Brunswick, finally, traffic lights (along with painted lines and posted speed limits) do not apply to tractors, all terrain vehicles, or pickup trucks, which together account for most vehicles on the road.
    C. In startling contrast, an amber light in Calgary warns drivers to scream to a halt on the off chance that there might be a pedestrian within 500 meters who might consider crossing at some unspecified time within the current day.
    E. In Montreal, a flashing red traffic light instructs drivers to careen even more wildly through intersections heavily populated with pedestrians and oncoming vehicles.
    B. In fact, were any observant Canadian dropped from an alien space vessel at an unspecified intersection anywhere in this vast land, he or she could almost certainly orient him-or-herself according to the surrounding traffic patterns.
    D. Although the interpretation of traffic signals may seem highly standardized, close observation reveals regional variations across this country, distinguishing the East Coast from Central Canada and the West as surely as dominant dialects or political inclinations.



    There ya go.
    A comes first because it begins with the speaker, and introduces the subject of traffic lights.
    C comes next because it states a contrast.
    E Montreal is in Canada, furthering the conversation.
    B follows because Calgary (in C) is also in Canada, and the sentence begins with 'In fact," meaning it is referring to the previous statement.
    D is last because it wraps it all together in a bundle and speaks of variations from coast to coast.
    Last edited by Toasted; 03-28-2013 at 11:21 PM.

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