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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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19 Jun 2008, 15:55
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.

Clearly A.

B is out ---> which modifies prices Its not the prices boosted the consumption
"increasing supply and lowering prices, thereby(By that means/ because of that) boosting the consumption.
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19 Jun 2008, 15:57
got stumped again because of the wrong answer key, or maybe it right. The OG says B.
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11 Jan 2009, 10:49
Humanity, can you have a go at it, please
I will post OA later.
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11 Jan 2009, 11:07
one other concern with B is the awakwardness of increasing supply (would be increased supply, is what I think).

so A.
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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.

Clearly A.

B is out ---> which modifies prices Its not the prices boosted the consumption
"increasing supply and lowering prices, thereby(By that means/ because of that) boosting the consumption.

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11 Jan 2009, 13:14
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.

A. no error.
B. passive and awakward.
C/D/E are all either too wordy or ambigious, or awakward of unidiomatic.
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11 Jan 2009, 13:39
I will just analyse A:

I am not sure whether the sentence makes sense: improved efficiency will stimulate demand by increasing supply and
lowering prices? I don't think this is the intended meaning.
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11 Jan 2009, 13:54
botirvoy wrote:
I will just analyse A:

I am not sure whether the sentence makes sense: improved efficiency will stimulate demand by increasing supply and
lowering prices? I don't think this is the intended meaning.

IMO, that is what exactly the sentence is trying to say.
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25 Feb 2013, 21:28
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.

The fight is between (A) and (B);however,somewhere in other threads it was written that "IT" in (A) has no antecedent , but in IMHO "IT" clearly has a antecedent as per pronoun reference RULE that "A pronoun in a || clause always refer to the NOUN in clause || to it.

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IMHO the right answer should be "A". "IT" clearly refers to "the improved efficiency" and I see no problem with the original sentence... Also "B" is wrong. It uses "which" incorrectly and conveys the meaning that "prices" boost consumption and is illogical.. Even if someone were to tell me that OA is B, I would still choose A... I would not worry too much if I select "A" for this question and get it wrong because "A" seems to be the best option.
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