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Although improved efficiency in converting harvested trees into wood products may reduce harvest rates, it will stimulate demand by increasing supply and lowering prices, thereby boosting consumption.

A. in converting harvested trees into wood products may reduce harvest
rates, it will stimulate demand by increasing supply and lowering prices,
thereby boosting.

B. In converting harvested trees into wood products may reduce harvest
rates, demand will be stimulated because of increasing supply and
lowering prices, which boost.

C. Of converting harvested trees into wood products may reduce harvest
rates, it will stimulate demand by increasing supply and lowering prices,
which boosts.

D. Of harvested trees being converted into wood products may reduce
harvest rates, it will stimulate demand, because it will increase supply
and lower prices, thereby boosting.

E. When harvested trees are converted into wood products may reduce
harvest rates, demand will be stimulated because of increasing supply
and lowering prices, which boost.
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Sdas wrote :Choice C and D uses preposition "of" which is incorrect

the deal breaker here is not really "of" ."of converting " is not really wrong .the main issue with this B is "which" .the clause starting with "which" has to refer to complete previous clause so usage of "which" is wrong

now in D "Although improved efficiency Of harvested trees" is wrong
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Sdas wrote :Choice C and D uses preposition "of" which is incorrect

the deal breaker here is not really "of" ."of converting " is not really wrong .the main issue with this B is "which" .the clause starting with "which" has to refer to complete previous clause so usage of "which" is wrong

now in D "Although improved efficiency Of harvested trees" is wrong

Hi Neha,

I differ slightly to your opinion:

Though prepositions have manifold usages, and mostly gets decided by context of sentence, it cannot be ignored as a "no grammar rule"

Through this official question, we understand the usage of "of". Preposition "of" is used to show possession. When we say "improved efficiency of", this improved efficiency must belong to something/someone.

But improved efficiency of harvested tree does not make sense. This is the reason why use of "of" is not appropriate

Use of "improved efficiency in converting" is correct because here improved efficiency has happened in doing some action. So we really need to understand the context of the sentence to be able to use correct preposition.

With regards to "which" yes it is indeed correct, however if I notice an error at the beginning of a sentence, it is good to probe further, but not worth taking time to do so.... that is my personal opinion - leave it or take it!
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17 Mar 2013, 11:09
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Old question... want to post it for discussion!!!

Although improved efficiency in converting harvested trees into wood products may reduce harvest rates, it will stimulate demand by increasing supply and lowering prices, thereby boosting consumption.

A. in converting harvested trees into wood products may reduce harvest
rates, it will stimulate demand by increasing supply and lowering prices,
thereby boosting.

B. In converting harvested trees into wood products may reduce harvest
rates, demand will be stimulated because of increasing supply and
lowering prices, which boost.

C. Of converting harvested trees into wood products may reduce harvest
rates, it will stimulate demand by increasing supply and lowering prices,
which boosts.

D. Of harvested trees being converted into wood products may reduce
harvest rates, it will stimulate demand, because it will increase supply
and lower prices, thereby boosting.

E. When harvested trees are converted into wood products may reduce
harvest rates, demand will be stimulated because of increasing supply
and lowering prices, which boost.

Choice C and D uses preposition "of" which is incorrect
Choice E distorts the implied meaning of sentence and sounds fragment "Although improved efficiency when....."
Choice B - I notice a subtle linking verb parallelism error between "may reduce" and "will be stimulated"
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