d The fleece of the alpaca is worth surprisingly little compared to the animal's market value; a top breeding specimen can bring upwards of $100,000 while five pounds of fleece fetch
Notwithstanding the endless debate whether - five pounds- refers to a quantum and therefore singular or - five pounds - is considered a numerically plural phrase, I still have a couple of substantive points about the official answer D
1. Is it right to compare the fleece, a product or commodity, which is the subject of the choice, with an animal’s market value. You must compare a product with another product and not the product’s something. I feel the comparison is illegal in D
2. Does it help to use the word ‘while’ to mark contrast, a word that has multi-dimensional meanings? Wouldn’t be a simple and forthright word or phrase such as - though, or even though or although
– a better alternative in terms of clear expression?
Finally, if this is an OG question or GPREP question, then I will capitulate and accept the official answer as D, just in line with the professed philosophy that we should not contest official answers. If not so, can we discuss these points?
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