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At the turn of the twenties century, forest covering as much [#permalink] New post 23 Mar 2006, 12:34
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At the turn of the twenties century, forest covering as much as 90 percent of Thailand and accomodating as many as 300,000 elephants, a third of them domesticated and performing various essential tasks.

A) same

B) covering as much as 90 percent of Thailand accomodated as much as 300,000 elephants, a third of them

C) covered as much as 90 percent of Thailand and accomodated as much as 300,000 elephants, a third

D) covered as much as 90 percent of Thailand and accomodated as many as 300,000 elephants, a third of them

E) covered as much as 90 percent of Thailand and accomodating as many as 300,000 elephants, with a third of them
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Mar 2006, 14:01
E???

we need as many as for elephants.. it was toss up between D and E.. E sounded more parallel.. dont know??
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Mar 2006, 14:08
At the turn of the twenties century, forest covering as much as 90 percent of Thailand and accomodating as many as 300,000 elephants, a third of them domesticated and performing various essential tasks.

A) same

B) covering as much as 90 percent of Thailand accomodated as much as 300,000 elephants, a third of them

C) covered as much as 90 percent of Thailand and accomodated as much as 300,000 elephants, a third

D) covered as much as 90 percent of Thailand and accomodated as many as 300,000 elephants, a third of them

E) covered as much as 90 percent of Thailand and accomodating as many as 300,000 elephants, with a third of them


D it is.

Because Forest covered something and accomodated something.(It has to be past tense as it is talking about turn of century).
C is wrong because we need "third of them ".

** The sentence still would be wrong grammatically!!!!!
The noun phrase has problem of ||ism no matter what you do.
So best bet is D, as verbs(actions performed by subject) must be in past tense.
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Re: SC - forest & Thailand & elephants [#permalink] New post 23 Mar 2006, 20:10
subject (forest) verb (coverd and accomodated) agreement, so D is correct.

At the turn of the twenties century, forest covered as much as 90 percent of Thailand and accomodated as many as 300,000 elephants, a third of them domesticated and performing various essential tasks.
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Mar 2006, 00:38
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Why not E? Can someone explain please...


Let's take E.
At the turn of the twenties century, forest covered as much as 90 percent of Thailand and accomodating as many as 300,000 elephants, with a third of them domesticated and performing various essential tasks

Here 'covered' and 'accomodating' are not in the same tense.
We need past tense of 'accomodate' because we are talking about things happened 'at the turn of the twenties century'.
Moreover, 'with' is not required.

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 [#permalink] New post 24 Mar 2006, 06:01
covered as much as 90 percent of Thailand and accomodating as many as 300,000 elephants, with a third of them


Accomodating here is wrong.IT shud refer to an event tat occured in the past
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Re: SC - forest & Thailand & elephants [#permalink] New post 24 Mar 2006, 18:28
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D is best.

A) S-V problem.
B) wrong use of "as much as" to quantify 300,000 elephants.
C) incomplete phrase: "a third" what?
D) correct use of S-V and modifying phrase.
E) "and accomodating" is incorrect and it should be verb not participles. "with a third of them" also sounds awakward.
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Mar 2006, 03:44
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OA is ^ D ^


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 [#permalink] New post 25 Mar 2006, 03:55
As a rule of thumb, ending a sentence with a prepositional phrase is usually a breach of grammatical etiquette although beginning a sentence with one would be described as making use of an introductory modifier. Not only is "with" not needed but also ends the sentence in an awkward way as above mentioned. Hence, D is best.
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Mar 2006, 04:24
covered....accommodated.... ---->past tense parallelism

"many" elephants----> countable noun

(D) for done.

By the way, original sentence is slightly flawed.
At the turn of the twentieth century....
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Re: At the turn of the twenties century, forest covering as much [#permalink] New post 08 Jun 2014, 11:52
Meaning & Structure:
Forest covered.... and accommodated.......elephants, a third of them past participle and present participle.


At the turn of the twenties century, forest covering as much as 90 percent of Thailand and accomodating as many as 300,000 elephants, a third of them domesticated and performing various essential tasks.

A) same
Covering should be covered.

B) covering as much as 90 percent of Thailand accomodated as much as 300,000 elephants, a third of them
Covering should be covered.

C) covered as much as 90 percent of Thailand and accomodated as much as 300,000 elephants, a third
them is missing.

D) covered as much as 90 percent of Thailand and accomodated as many as 300,000 elephants, a third of them
Correct. Covered || accommodated and 'a third of them' refers back to elephants.

E) covered as much as 90 percent of Thailand and accomodating as many as 300,000 elephants, with a third of them
Forest......., with a third of them.... AWKWARD
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