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Can someone provide the OE for this?

To meet the rapidly rising market demand for fish and seafood, suppliers are growing fish twice as fast as their natural growth rate, cutting their fee allotment by nearly half and raising them on special diets.

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b) their natural growth rate, their feed allotment cut
c) growing them naturally, cutting their feed allotment
d) they grwo naturally, cutting their feed allotment
e) they grow naturally, with their feed allotment cut
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To meet the rapidly rising market demand for fish and seafood, suppliers are growing fish twice as fast as their natural growth rate, cutting their fee allotment by nearly half and raising them on special diets.

a)
b) their natural growth rate, their feed allotment cut
c) growing them naturally, cutting their feed allotment
d) they grow naturally, cutting their feed allotment
e) they grow naturally, with their feed allotment cut
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2005, 20:15
D is best choice.
Parallellism - 'growing...,cutting...and raising...'

C is incorrect as it changes the meaning.
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2005, 20:36
I would go for C.

'their and they' in A B D E are not clear whether it refers to suppliers or fish.
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2005, 20:48
I vote for (C).

...suppliers are GROWING FISH as fast as GROWING THEM NATURALLY
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2005, 21:46
The OA is D. However, I don't understand why it uses the pronoun "they" versus "their growth rate"? Any ideas?
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2005, 02:13
rigger wrote:
The OA is D. However, I don't understand why it uses the pronoun "they" versus "their growth rate"? Any ideas?


after "as fast as" we need to have a full clause , "there growth rate" lacks of a verb to make a complete clause. D is better for this reason.
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