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4. Humans have been damaging the environment for centuries by overcutting trees and farming too intensively, and though some protective measures, like the establishment of national forests and wildlife sanctuaries, having been taken decades ago, great increases in population and in the intensity of industrialization are causing a worldwide ecological crisis.
(A) though some protective measures, like the establishment of national forests and wildlife sanctuaries, having been taken decades ago, great increases in population
(B) though some protective measures, such as the establishment of national forests and wildlife sanctuaries, were taken decades ago, great increases in population
(C) though some protective measures, such as establishing national forests and wildlife sanctuaries, having been taken decades ago, great population increases
(D) with some protective measures, like establishing national forests and wildlife sanctuaries that were taken decades ago, great increases in population
(E) with some protective measures, such as the establishment of national forests and wildlife sanctuaries, having been taken decades ago, great population increases
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2005, 15:55
B.

such as is preferable to "like" for giving examples.
having been taken in C seems awkward.
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2005, 22:28
B is the correct answer.
Trick is to elimiate '...like...' and look for '..such as...'
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2005, 22:34
B is good.

"such as " is used to give examples. So, eliminate "like". B is direct and clear.
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 [#permalink] New post 31 Oct 2005, 07:06
Though is necessary to illustrate the contradiction. Execute D and E. Measures is plural, so axe A for using like as the worng comparison. Between B and C, C incorrectly uses population increases, therefore C gets sliced and diced.

B survives intact.

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 [#permalink] New post 31 Oct 2005, 08:19
GMATT73 wrote:
Though is necessary to illustrate the contradiction. Execute D and E. Measures is plural, so axe A for using like as the worng comparison. Between B and C, C incorrectly uses population increases, therefore C gets sliced and diced.

B survives intact.

(Sorry about the dry Halloween humor :saw)


perfect explanation and scary humor ( It's midnight here!) 8-)
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Re: SC # Damaging the environment [#permalink] New post 31 Oct 2005, 09:03
Should be B

such is used corectly here over like since an example is given.
also the second half of the sentenc should show the past tense.





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4. Humans have been damaging the environment for centuries by overcutting trees and farming too intensively, and though some protective measures, like the establishment of national forests and wildlife sanctuaries, having been taken decades ago, great increases in population and in the intensity of industrialization are causing a worldwide ecological crisis.
(A) though some protective measures, like the establishment of national forests and wildlife sanctuaries, having been taken decades ago, great increases in population
(B) though some protective measures, such as the establishment of national forests and wildlife sanctuaries, were taken decades ago, great increases in population
(C) though some protective measures, such as establishing national forests and wildlife sanctuaries, having been taken decades ago, great population increases
(D) with some protective measures, like establishing national forests and wildlife sanctuaries that were taken decades ago, great increases in population
(E) with some protective measures, such as the establishment of national forests and wildlife sanctuaries, having been taken decades ago, great population increases
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Nov 2005, 17:07
OA is B
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