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Although the lesser cornstalk borer is widely distributed, control of them is necessary only in the South.

(A) the lesser cornstalk borer is widely distributed, control of them is
(B) widely distributed, measures to control the lesser cornstalk borer are
(C) widely distributed, lesser cornstalk borer control is
(D) the lesser cornstalk borer is widely distributed, measures to control it are
(E) it is widely distributed, control of the lesser cornstalk borer is
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Re: cornstalk borer [#permalink] New post 07 Jun 2004, 13:10
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Although the lesser cornstalk borer is widely distributed, control of them is necessary only in the South.
(A) the lesser cornstalk borer is widely distributed, control of them is
(B) widely distributed, measures to control the lesser cornstalk borer are
(C) widely distributed, lesser cornstalk borer control is
(D) the lesser cornstalk borer is widely distributed, measures to control it are
(E) it is widely distributed, control of the lesser cornstalk borer is

Plz explain ur answer.

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Between A and D ...
I will go with D

A. Incorrect: "them" is not correct
B,C,E misplaced modifier
D. it correctly refers to "the lesser cornstalk borer "
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Jun 2004, 13:21
Agree with Bono :lol: on this one.
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Jun 2004, 13:33
lesser cornstalk borer -> amount -> collective singular noun

it refers to above antecedent.

Between (A) and (D) (D) wins because of subject-verb agreement
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Re: cornstalk borer [#permalink] New post 10 Jun 2004, 20:16
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Between A and D ...
I will go with D

B,C,E misplaced modifier


if B has misplaced modifier, then D too entails the same error. isn't it?
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Jun 2004, 21:21
D.

A is a probable but control of "them" does not agree with the singular. (as explained by srijay)
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Jun 2004, 05:14
(D) it is, (A) has a subject-verb agreement error.
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SC: lesser cornstalk borer [#permalink] New post 05 Nov 2004, 18:39
Although the lesser cornstalk borer is widely distributed, control of them is necessary only in the South.
(A) the lesser cornstalk borer is widely distributed, control of them is
(B) widely distributed, measures to control the lesser cornstalk borer are
(C) widely distributed, lesser cornstalk borer control is
(D) the lesser cornstalk borer is widely distributed, measures to control it are
(E) it is widely distributed, control of the lesser cornstalk borer is

Pls explain your choices and POE.
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Nov 2004, 19:26
Picked D

(A) the lesser cornstalk borer is widely distributed, control of them is
them refers to the less cornstalk borer and should be singular

(B) widely distributed, measures to control the lesser cornstalk borer are
widely distrbuted should modify the lesser cornstalk borer not measures,

(C) widely distributed, lesser cornstalk borer control is
incorrectly implies that it's the lesser cornstalk borer control that is only needed in the South

(D) the lesser cornstalk borer is widely distributed, measures to control it are
makes the most sense.

(E) it is widely distributed, control of the lesser cornstalk borer is
again, widely distributed should modify the lesser cornstalk borer
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2004, 21:22
D

A - Pronoun problem - "them"
B,C - Change the meaning
E - "it" in the begining is awkward
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2004, 04:28
Agree with D.

B is wrong because 'Although widely distributed,...' after the comma you are forced to ask what is widely distributed? Surely not 'measures' it is the 'lesser cornstalk borer'. soi just after the comma the 'lesser cornstalk borer' would have been appropriate. This is the modifier problem that nzgmat has outlined.

However, Look at C - it addresses the modifier issue. But...introduces a new error - which is it means something else altogether. Rightly pointed out by nzgmat.

E is wrong. What is 'it' here - 'lesser cornstalk borer' or 'control'
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lesser [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2004, 15:06
Although the lesser cornstalk borer is widely distributed, control of them is necessary only in the South.
(A) the lesser cornstalk borer is widely distributed, control of them is
(B) widely distributed, measures to control the lesser cornstalk borer are
(C) widely distributed, lesser cornstalk borer control is
(D) the lesser cornstalk borer is widely distributed, measures to control it are
(E) it is widely distributed, control of the lesser cornstalk borer is
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2004, 16:19
Go with B, it's the only one that makes any sense to me.
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Dec 2004, 07:10
Will go with D as well.

B & E have misplaced modifier problem.
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SC:lesser cornstalk [#permalink] New post 01 Jun 2005, 08:24
98. Although the lesser cornstalk borer is widely distributed, control of them is necessary only in the South.
(A) the lesser cornstalk borer is widely distributed, control of them is
(B) widely distributed, measures to control the lesser cornstalk borer are
(C) widely distributed, lesser cornstalk borer control is
(D) the lesser cornstalk borer is widely distributed, measures to control it are
(E) it is widely distributed, control of the lesser cornstalk borer is
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Jun 2005, 10:58
gmat2me2 wrote:
B looks OK


I vote for D.

B - sounds as if measures are widely distributed.

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 [#permalink] New post 01 Jun 2005, 13:41
Looks D to me too.

A use of them is wrong
B seems to indicate the measure are widely distributed
C same as B, misplaced modifier
D joins DC with IC
E is also weird, where it seems to refer to the controls.

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Re: SC:lesser cornstalk [#permalink] New post 01 Jun 2005, 19:17
I prefer D too. we need a clause after although not a pharse.

Although the lesser cornstalk borer is widely distributed, measures to control it are necessary only in the South.
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Re: SC:lesser cornstalk [#permalink] New post 04 Sep 2005, 12:48
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98. Although the lesser cornstalk borer is widely distributed, control of them is necessary only in the South.
(A) the lesser cornstalk borer is widely distributed, control of them is
(B) widely distributed, measures to control the lesser cornstalk borer are
(C) widely distributed, lesser cornstalk borer control is
(D) the lesser cornstalk borer is widely distributed, measures to control it are
(E) it is widely distributed, control of the lesser cornstalk borer is


Why is E wrong? It has the DC, IC structure. Doesnt D change the meaning of the sentence? How are we to know that "measures" are needed [as opposed to just "control"]? The "It" in AC E isnt ambiguous because it can only refer to lesser cornstalk borer.
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Sep 2005, 16:32
D on this one..

first of we need to make sure what is the subject here...its broder cornstalk...D put it in place properly...
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