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George Washington dedicated his life to the economic strengthening of the south with improvement of soil and diversification of corps.
A. the economic strengthening of the south with improvement of soil and diversification of corps.
B. strengthening the economy in the south with soil improvement and diversification of corps.
C. the strengthening the economy of the south through soil improvement and crop diversification.
D. the strengthening of the economy of the south through improving soil and crop diversifying
E. the economic strengthening in the south with improving soil and diversifying corp.
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06 Sep 2009, 09:13
...i wud go for D..
somehow strengthening with is awkward while strengthening through is better
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06 Sep 2009, 10:38
If 'D', should not improving soil and crop diversifying be parallel??

as "improving soil and diversifying crop" ?

picked 'C'
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06 Sep 2009, 10:43
improving soil and crop diversifying are still parallel and are verbs
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06 Sep 2009, 20:22
Dolly,

Isn't "the strengthening the economy of the south through soil improvement and crop diversification" awkward, especially the "the...." part
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06 Sep 2009, 20:29
I agree the seems little akward.

But this seems to be the answer with least problems and has a llism.
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26 Jun 2010, 12:32
Would go for D.
George seems to strengthen the economy of the south "by the means" of crop diversification & soil improvement.
D is parallel, The problem with C is "the strengthening the economy".

What's the OA?
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14 Jul 2010, 10:52
The sentence above has typo errors.

George Washington Carver dedicated his life to the economic strengthening of the South with improvement of soil and diversification of crops.

(A) the economic strengthening of the South with improvement of soil and diversification of crops
(B) strengthening the economy in the South with soil improvement and the diversification of crops
(C) strengthening the economy of the South through soil improvement and crop diversification
(D) the strengthening of the economy of the South through improving soil and crop diversifying
(E) the economic strengthening in the South with improving soil and diversifying crops

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14 Jul 2010, 12:40
Thanks seekmba !

strengthening || diversification (both are nouns)

Between B and C.
B has second "with" missing.
"with" soil improvement and "with" diversification of the crops

C it is.
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31 Aug 2016, 17:53
The answer choices were posted as wrong one (c). there was no "the" in front of the sentence. This is the most i really don't like.
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07 Sep 2016, 19:45
rampuria wrote:
George Washington dedicated his life to the economic strengthening of the south with improvement of soil and diversification of corps.
A. the economic strengthening of the south with improvement of soil and diversification of corps.
B. strengthening the economy in the south with soil improvement and diversification of corps.
C. the strengthening the economy of the south through soil improvement and crop diversification.
D. the strengthening of the economy of the south through improving soil and crop diversifying
E. the economic strengthening in the south with improving soil and diversifying corp.

Typo in C. Should be:

George Washington dedicated his life to the economic strengthening of the South with improvement of soil and diversification of crops.
(A) the economic strengthening of the South with improvement of soil and diversification of crops
(B) strengthening the economy in the South with soil improvement and the diversification of crops
(C) strengthening the economy of the South through soil improvement and crop diversification
(D) the strengthening of the economy of the South through improving soil and crop diversifying
(E) the economic strengthening in the South with improving soil and diversifying crops
Re: George Washington dedicated his life to the economic   [#permalink] 07 Sep 2016, 19:45
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