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Exceptional dedication by a farmer to a program of pesticides, particularly if it has protected crops in the past, makes it apt to overlook early indications of pesticide resistance or ignore them if they do arise.


A.Exceptional dedication by a farmer to a program of pesticides, particularly if it has protected crops in the past, makes it apt to overlook early indications of pesticide resistance or ignore them if they do arise.

B.A farmer who is exceptionally dedicated to a program of pesticides, particularly one that protected crops in the past, makes overlooking early indications of pesticide resistance or ignoring them apt if they do arise.

C.A farmer who is exceptionally dedicated to a program of pesticides is apt to overlook or ignore early indications of pesticide resistance if they do arise, particularly if it has protected crops in the past.

D.Farmers being exceptionally dedicated to a program of pesticides, particularly if it has protected crops in the past, makes them apt to overlook early indications of pesticide resistance or ignoring them if they do arise.

E.Being exceptionally dedicated to a program of pesticides, particularly one that has protected crops in the past, is apt to make a farmer overlook early indications of pesticide resistance or ignore them if they do arise.


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Re: Exceptional dedication by a farmer to a program [#permalink] New post 07 Jul 2012, 05:08
IMO (C)

C.A farmer who is exceptionally dedicated to a program of pesticides is apt to overlook or ignore early indications of pesticide resistance if they do arise, particularly if it has protected crops in the past.

who-mentions "farmer"
is apt- farmer
if they do arise- early indications
tense simple,
none of the other options is as clear as this.
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Re: Exceptional dedication by a farmer to a program [#permalink] New post 07 Jul 2012, 06:01
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A-it refer to what - Exception dedication or a program of pesticides - Incorrect
B and C- I go with C as seems more logical (as they and it seems to have correct references here)
E and D-Passive -Incorrect
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Re: Exceptional dedication by a farmer to a program [#permalink] New post 07 Jul 2012, 07:40
IMO (E)

All other seem to have flaws
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A) ambiguous "it" with possible antecedents: dedication, farmer, program
B) it looses the meaning/intent of the original sentence. "particularly one that protected crops in the past" must be present perfect otherwise it gives a feel that the program protected the crops only in past. Have stopped doing it currently.
C) "it" does not clearly refers back to "program" rather it seems to refer "resistence"
D) Awkword sentence structure. Farmers being exceptionally dedicated to a program of pesticides, .... , makes them...... Here if Farmers is the subject then the verb should take the plular form - make otherwise it should be rewritten as "being exceptionally dedicated to a program of pesticides makes farmers ..."
E) No errors
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Re: Exceptional dedication by a farmer to a program [#permalink] New post 07 Jul 2012, 08:20
IN C & E , I chose C , becoz In E its nt clear That who being the dedicated . It is supposed to modify farmer .
C :is more clear Meaning wise ...
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Re: Exceptional dedication by a farmer to a program [#permalink] New post 07 Jul 2012, 08:22
This is photocopy of much dreaded OG12 question, I think question 101. Knewton has expertise in replication. But still a tough one and definitely a 700 level question.
Out here - farmer's dedication to a program makes him apt to overlook some issues.

A.Exceptional dedication by a farmer to a program of pesticides, particularly if it has protected crops in the past, makes it apt to overlook early indications of pesticide resistance or ignore them if they do arise.
2nd it = ? farmer or program.

B.A farmer who is exceptionally dedicated to a program of pesticides, particularly one that protected crops in the past, makes overlooking early indications of pesticide resistance or ignoring them apt if they do arise.
Farmer makes overlooking .... - incorrect - changes the meaning.

C.A farmer who is exceptionally dedicated to a program of pesticides is apt to overlook or ignore early indications of pesticide resistance if they do arise, particularly if it has protected crops in the past.
"particularly if it has protected crops in the past" modifies the program so it needs to be as close to the program as possible.

D.Farmers being exceptionally dedicated to a program of pesticides, particularly if it has protected crops in the past, makes them apt to overlook early indications of pesticide resistance or ignoring them if they do arise.
Construction is weird - Farmers being dedicated makes them apt for xyz.

E.Being exceptionally dedicated to a program of pesticides, particularly one that has protected crops in the past, is apt to make a farmer overlook early indications of pesticide resistance or ignore them if they do arise.
This is good even with enigmatic "being"
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