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Among the reasons for the decline of New England agriculture

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Among the reasons for the decline of New England agriculture [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2006, 02:57
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Among the reasons for the decline of New England agriculture in the last three decades were the high cost of land, the pressure of housing and commercial development, and basing a marketing and distribution system on importing produce from Florida and California.

A basing a marketing and distribution system on importing produce from Florida and California
B basing a marketing and distribution system on the imported produce of Florida and California
C basing a system of marketing and distribution on the import of produce from Florida and California
D a marketing and distribution system based on importing produce from Florida and California
E a marketing and distribution system importing produce from Florida and California as its base
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2006, 03:45
D . the high cost of land, the pressure of housing and commercial development, and a marketing and distribution system based on importing produce from Florida and California

all nouns. the meaning of E is ambigious .
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2006, 04:10
option D

"the cost", "the pressure" and "marketing ... " are nouns and make the most parallel structure
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2006, 10:56
D stands here only...

A, B and C are not parallel to the "high cost... , pressure"

In E... it seems like marketing and distribution system are importing, so it is wrong
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Jun 2006, 19:08
OA is indeed D.
Sorry for the late post.
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