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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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Re: SC: Improved Efficiency [#permalink] New post 24 Apr 2008, 11:18
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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.



I got A.
"efficiency in" is correct, in my opinion, and "thereby" sums the sentence up well. I don't like usage of "which".
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Re: SC: Improved Efficiency [#permalink] New post 24 Apr 2008, 11:41
Sentence has Idiom usage and pronoun referent issue:
Idiom usage Improved efficiency in converting is more appropriate than the Improved efficiency of converting

A. in converting harvested trees into wood products may reduce harvest
rates, it will stimulate demand by increasing supply and lowering prices,
thereby boosting.
[It has referent issue – it may point to wood products or harvest rates … - eliminate it]
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. [Hold it]

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. ["When" referes "time in converting" reduces harvest rates - changes the meaning – eliminate it]

Answer: B
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Re: SC: Improved Efficiency [#permalink] New post 24 Apr 2008, 13:19
whoa..I am going with A on this too..

, which is the wrong construct..

only A is left..i had a hard time tryin to make sense of the dangling "it"..but i think it refers to entire clause..
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Re: SC: Improved Efficiency [#permalink] New post 25 Apr 2008, 09:53
Are you guys ready for the OA ? or are we waiting for more folks to post?
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Re: SC: Improved Efficiency [#permalink] New post 25 Apr 2008, 09:57
prasannar wrote:
Are you guys ready for the OA ? or are we waiting for more folks to post?



we know that we are correct ;) A is the right answer choice :)
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Re: SC: Improved Efficiency [#permalink] New post 25 Apr 2008, 13:28
fresinha12 wrote:
prasannar wrote:
Are you guys ready for the OA ? or are we waiting for more folks to post?



we know that we are correct ;) A is the right answer choice :)


I also chose A, but the way prasannar is building up the suspense makes me think otherwise...
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Re: SC: Improved Efficiency [#permalink] New post 25 Apr 2008, 14:05
I will Go for A as its best in all the choices

B C AND E uses which incorrectly .D makes sentence passive with being and usage of IT is incorrect
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Re: SC: Improved Efficiency [#permalink] New post 25 Apr 2008, 17:56
hanumayamma wrote:
A. in converting harvested trees into wood products may reduce harvest
rates, it will stimulate demand by increasing supply and lowering prices,
thereby boosting.
[It has referent issue – it may point to wood products or harvest rates … - eliminate it]


I also choose A, but in the reasoning of Hanumayamma I see this point:

hanumayamma wrote:
it may point to wood products or harvest rates … - eliminate it


I think "it" cannot refer to "wood products or harvest rates" because "wood products or harvest rates" is object of "into". Furthermore, they are "plural noun", "it" cannot refer to "them". righ?

Do not forget to correct me if there is a gap in my reasoning. :-D
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Re: SC: Improved Efficiency [#permalink] New post 25 Apr 2008, 18:03
Can u please post the OA, I have my gmat tom :P
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Re: SC: Improved Efficiency [#permalink] New post 25 Apr 2008, 19:22
OA is B

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Re: SC: Improved Efficiency [#permalink] New post 23 Apr 2009, 20:38
May Take: B

A. awkward - pronoun it refers to improved efficiency, and adverbial phrase thereby boosting consumption modifies verb stimulate wrongly implying that the demand stimulation due increased efficiency, instead of low prices, boost the consumption.
That is, line-of-reasoning is somewhat like this: increased efficiency > stimulate demand > boost consumption.
Correct line of reasoning is increased efficiency > increase supply > lowers prices > boost consumption > stimulate demand
C. Unidiomatic - efficiency of converting
D. passive, changes meaning
E. awkward - use of when, and missing improved efficiency - changes meaning
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Re: SC: Improved Efficiency [#permalink] New post 27 Apr 2009, 12:15
What's the source of this question?

I don't quite agree with B)

WHICH has a referrant issue.

Which can refer to demand, increasing supply, or lowering prices.


prasannar wrote:
OA is B

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Re: SC: Improved Efficiency [#permalink] New post 27 Apr 2009, 12:37
There is absolutely nothing wrong with option A. OA is A

Option B - Demand will be stimulated by increasing supplies and lowering prices - right .. who exactly will do this - my grandfather ? :)

more over, this is in passive voice and the right way of putting even this passive voice is 'demand will be stimulated by the increased supplies and the lowered prices'.
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Re: SC: Improved Efficiency [#permalink] New post 27 Apr 2009, 21:25
this one has been discussed many times
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Re: SC: Improved Efficiency [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2009, 05:29
IMO B

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 -->it here is not clearly referred to any Noun

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 --> the best. No existence of unclearly referred pronoun

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

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 -->same error as A.

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 --> the bold face is ungrammatical
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Re: SC: Improved Efficiency [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2009, 07:09
bigfernhead wrote:
What's the source of this question?

I don't quite agree with B)

WHICH has a referrant issue.

Which can refer to demand, increasing supply, or lowering prices.


prasannar wrote:
OA is B

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Which is relative pronoun like that, so can refer to noun or noun phrase. Here noun phrase ..increasing supply and lowering prices.
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Re: SC: Improved Efficiency [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2009, 07:28
But what's to say it cannot refer to "demand" ?

marshpa wrote:
bigfernhead wrote:
What's the source of this question?

I don't quite agree with B)

WHICH has a referrant issue.

Which can refer to demand, increasing supply, or lowering prices.


prasannar wrote:
OA is B

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Which is relative pronoun like that, so can refer to noun or noun phrase. Here noun phrase ..increasing supply and lowering prices.
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Re: SC: Improved Efficiency [#permalink] New post 03 May 2009, 04:46
Friends,
Which in choice B is having a reference issue. Howeve "it" in choice A is clearly referring to improved efficiency....

My choice will be A
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Re: SC: Improved Efficiency [#permalink] New post 03 May 2009, 09:55
I got A at first, but after reviewing the OA I came to realize B is the best choice.
The reasoning is that B is less ambiguous, and therefore is the best answer.
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